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Staff & Board


Executive Director - Stephanie R. Melchert

Director of Client Services - Shimmy Jones, LMSW

Shelter Manager - Rachel Madzima, MSW


Lisa Cook - Kitchen Manager

Andrea Edwards, MSW - Case Manager

Melvin Evans -  Lead Resident Assistant

Tyrson Gaston, Development Associate

Liz Hammond, CFRE - Development Manager

Annie LaQue - Receptionist

Edward Leonard - Case Manager

Roger Mangum - Property Manager

Alice Morris - Kitchen Coordinator

Muji Ogunbiyi - In Reach Case Manager

Jarrod Polk - Case Manager

Jim Reeder - Capital Campaign Manager

Jayne Smith -  Office Manager/Executive Assistant

Ashley Winfield -  Donor Relations Coordinator

Winta Wolana - Family Case Manager

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

Lisa Rein, Ameriprise Financial

Gregg Wilkinson, No Frills Grill & Sports Bar

Past President
James Mihills, Weaver

Capital Campaign Chair
Sissy Day, Day and Associates

Miguel Benitez, Tarrant County Juvenile Services

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

Scherron Richard, U.S. House of Representatives

Benita Ibrahim-Smith, Mental Health Professional in Human Services MHS.

Danielle Snailer, First Rate Investments


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