Get to know the Staff
The administrative office was established to provide service to Fund members and to assist the pension board in the day-to-day administration of the Fund.
Anumeha Kumar joined the Fund in March 2022. As Executive Director, she oversees the day-to-day administration and operations of the Fund. Anu has more than 12 years of public service experience, including significant experience in the areas of public pension policy and finance. Prior to joining the Fund, Anu served for 7 years as Executive Director to the Texas Pension Review Board (PRB). During her tenure with the PRB, she provided strong executive direction and leadership to advance the agency’s core mission, and successfully led the agency through four Texas Legislative sessions. Anu earned her Master of Laws degree from the University of Texas School of Law and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the Indian Law Society Law College, Pune, one of the premier law institutes of India.
Chief Finance Officer
John oversees all accounting, financial reporting, and budgeting activities of the Fund. He has almost 20 years of public service experience in state government working in all aspects of fiscal and human resource management. John is a Texas State University graduate, with a BBA in Finance.
Debbie oversees all retirement and benefits program administration services of the Fund. Debbie has almost 14 years of public service experience in the state retirement system working in various capacities within the customer benefits division. Debbie is a Texas State University graduate with a BBA in Marketing.
Board & Operations Specialist
Gina coordinates board meetings, produces Fund publications, and assists with the daily operations of the Fund. Gina joined the Fund in 2022, with 10 years of previous public service experience as an educator in Austin Independent School District. Gina is a University of Minnesota Duluth graduate with BFAs in both Education and Digital Arts and has additional certifications in Project Management and UX Design.
Accounting Specialist / Quality Assurance Analyst
Shira works within the Accounting Division while serving as an auditor and liaison to the Benefits Division. Shira began working for the Fund in 2022 with 22 years of financial and retirement experience. Shira is a Texas State University graduate with a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Amy assists with retirement and benefits program administration services of the Fund. Amy joined the Fund in 2023 with 13 years of previous public service experience, having served as an educator, dyslexia therapist and Section 504 coordinator for Austin Independent School District. Amy is a University of Texas at Austin graduate with a BS in Applied Learning and Development.