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Staff & Board


Executive DirectorStephanie R. Melchert

Director of Client ServicesShimmy Jones, LMSW

Shelter ManagerRachel Madzima, MSW

Facility Manager - Roger Magnum

Kitchen & IT ManagerLisa Cook




Marketing Coordinator - Aisha Haider

Kitchen Coordinator - Alice Morris

Case Manager - Andrea Edwards, MSW

Receptionist - Annie LaQue

Donor Relations Coordinator - Ashley Winfield

Development Coordinator - George Patterson

Lead Case Manager - Jarrod Polk 

Case Manager - Lauren Van Sloten

Case Manager - Mark Eliff

Lead Resident Assistant - Melvin Evans

In Reach Case Manager - Muji Ogunbiyi

Case Manager - Shalanda Talley

Cook - Tony Turrano

Family Case Manager - Winta Wolana


Board of Directors

Board President

Gregg Wilkinson, Owner, No Frills Grill & Sports Bar

Past Board President, Advisor

Brad Jay, Partner, Weaver


Bill Brangers, Sr. Project Manager, AmerisourceBergen


Lisa Rein, Ameriprise Financial 

Board Members

Miguel Benitez, Tarrant County Juvenile Services

April Campbell, Methodist Hospital System

LaTonya Copeland-Berry, Fort Worth Independent School District

Elena Fernandez, Attorney, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Melody Fowler, University of Texas at Arlington

Lachelle Goodrich, Fort Worth Housing Solutions

Stevie Hansen, Retired

Timi T. Hazle, Harris Cook, LLP

Benita Ibrahim-Smith, Benita Ibrahim Solutions

Kecia Mays, Auditor, Texas Comptroller

Benjamin Mogendi, Past Resident

Bryan Perry, Architect, VLK Architects

Scherron Richard, Field Representative, US House of Representatives

Chris Scott, Texas Edge Insurance Agency

Peggy Smith, Arlington Baptist University

Danielle Snailer, NurseCore

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