Meals on Wheels of Erath County has a changing of the guard starting July 30. Elizabeth Johnson will be taking the role as director, filling the spot after Whitney Lee resigned and went on to support the community in a new role.

Johnson will be the new director of MOWAC, located at 310 W Lingleville Rd.

“I have a background in social work and so this position will allow me to use those skills in a new environment,” Johnson said.

Johnson comes to MOWAC from the Paluxy River Children’s Advocacy Center where she facilitates the programmatic and statistical reporting and the PRCAC’s multidisciplinary team meetings.

Prior to working at the PRCAC, Johnson was a program director at Catholic Charities Fort Worth, and supervised children and family programs, as well as the Central Intake and Disaster Response Programs.

Johnson also worked for 11 years with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, as a CPS supervisor in Erath County, education specialist and investigator. Johnson has taught social work students at Tarleton State University since 2014, is a licensed master social worker, a licensed child care administrator and an associate member of the Professional Society of Forensic Interviewers.

Johnson is a LMSW and an adjunct instructor at Tarleton State University in the social work department.

Johnson gave a couple of reasons why this position called her name and the biggest one close to her heart is that senior citizens have such a need for daily contact and socialization.

“So many are either shut-ins or cannot drive so the only person they may see that week is their MOW volunteers,” Johnson said. “One of the other reasons I was drawn to this position is because of the community support.”

The first 30 days will be busy as she gets to know the staff and volunteers.

“I am excited about this position so I welcome everyone to stop by so I can meet you,” she said.