Belinda Crelia-Palacios

Executive Director

Belinda grew up in Wellington, TX where her family has resided for the last 125 years. She is a proud fourth generation Wellington High School graduate.

She received a BA in Psychology from Texas Tech University and a Master of Education in Professional Counseling from West Texas State University.

Belinda brings over 30 years of experience in the child welfare and foster care industry. She has worked in group homes, residential treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, and in the criminal justice system (adult and juvenile). She also brings experience in fundraising and events through a broad range of community engagement for the Amarillo and Canyon area.

Belinda is a member of Polk St. United Methodist Church and the Junior League of Amarillo. She has served on the Executive Committee for No Limits No Excuses, been a member of Operation First Five and Panhandle Behavioral Health Alliance sitting on the measurement and development work committee, Panhandle Advisory Council for the Benefit Bank, Amarillo Women’s Forum, TACFS Regulatory committee, Center City Business and Professional Women’s Organization (and was named the Young Careerist while here), was a Board member for Panhandle Twenty-20 and Texas Center for Children and Family Studies.

And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.
— The Beatles