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Staff & Board

Leadership 

Interim Executive Director - Jim Reeder

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

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

Director of Shelter Operations - Rachel Madzima, MSW

Director of Finance - Marcella Weyandt, BA

Director of Community Engagement- Chandra Thompson, MSW

Staff

Andrea Edwards, MSW - Client Case Manager

Melvin Evans -  Lead Resident Assistant

Ariel Faircloth, Resident Assistant

Rebekah Garner, MS - Development Associate 

Tyrson Gaston - Resident Assistant

Liz Hammond - Development Associate

Mary Jimenez - Resident Assistant

Shimmy Jones, MSW - Client Case Manager

Andre Latchison - Resident Assistant

Annie LaQue - Administrative Assistant

Roger Mangum - Property Manager

Leeann Martinez - Family Case Manager

Christian Murray - Children's Coordinator

Mujidat Ogunbiyi - Resident Assistant

Paige Rychilk - Resident Assistant

Mary Sanford, Resident Assistant

Deanie Sewell - Accountant

Jay Thomas - Resident Assistant

Winta Wolana - Resident Assistant

Board of Directors

President
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

Secretary
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

Rachel Guy, First Rate Investments

Stevie Hansen, Retired

Benjamin Mogendi, Pappasitos

Bryan Perry, Chambers Master Planning, Architecture & Design

Danielle Snailer, First Rate Investments

 

Advisory Council

Council Member Sheri Capehart

Carolyn Casselberry, Ebby Halliday

Dr. Robert Cluck, Former Mayor

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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