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Staff & Board


Interim Executive Director - Jim Reeder

Chief Operating Officer of Client Services & Operations - Megan Waguespack, LMSW

Chief Operating Officer of Marketing & Administration -  Tara Hutchins-Welsh, BA

Director of Shelter Operations - Rachel Madzima, MSW

Director of Finance - Marcella Weyandt, BA

Director of Community Engagement- Chandra Thompson, MSW


Andrea Edwards, MSW - Case Manager

Melvin Evans -  Lead Resident Assistant

Traci Feigle, Development Associate- Donor Relations

Liz Hammond - Development Associate- Marketing & Communications

Shimmy Jones, MSW - Case Manager

Annie LaQue - Receptionist

Roger Mangum - Property Manager

Leeann Martinez - Family Case Manager

Deanie Sewell - Accountant

Ebony Tatum- Case Manager

Winta Wolana - Case Aide

Board of Directors

Brad Jay, Weaver

Vice President, Fund Development
Elena Fernandez, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Vice President, Board Governance
LaTonya Copeland-Berry, Fort Worth ISD

Vice President, Strategic Planning
Kecia Mays, Texas Comptroller

Casey Campbell- PSK, LLP

Gregg Wilkinson, No Frills Grill & Sports Bar

Past President
James Mihills, Weaver

Capital Campaign Chair
Sissy Day, Day and Associates

Bill Brangers, AmerisourceBergen

Melody Fowler, University of Texas at Arlington

Don Gatze, University of Texas at Arlington

Stevie Hansen, Retired

Timi T. Hazle, Harris Cook, LLP

Benjamin Mogendi, Pappasitos

Bryan Perry, Chambers Master Planning, Architecture & Design

Lisa Rein, Ameriprise Financial

Danielle Snailer, First Rate Investments

Advisory Council

Council Member Sheri Capehart

Carolyn Casselberry, Ebby Halliday

Sissy Day, Day and Associates

Bowie Hogg, AISD School Board

Kirk King, Texas Health Resources

Mike McCoy, Meadows Foundation

John David Moritz, Moritz Management, LLC

Victor Munson, CPA

Barbara Nash, Community Volunteer

Sylvia Nichols, PALS Auxiliary Founder

Dr. James Sammons, Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital

Dr. Allan Saxe, University of Texas at Arlington

State Representative Chris Turner

Kathryn Wilemon, Community Volunteer

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