Who We Are

Our Staff

  • Katie Pedigo, CEO
  • Lauren Richard, Chief Programs Officer
  • Valarie Gray,  Executive Assistant, Office Manager
  • Katy Owen, Program Director
  • Bill Morse, Community Engagement Director
  • Priya Murphy,  Development Director
  • Krista Maddox, HR/ Accounting Director
  • Jessica Brazeal, Clinical Director
  • Mackenzie Kleinert, Communications Director
  • Kara Christensen, Adult Program Coordinator
  • Michelle Torres, Adult Program LMSW
  • Michelle McAdam, Jobs Program Manager
  • Stephenie Davis, Mental Health Clinician
  • Lesley Craton, Mental Health Clinician
  • Andrea Barnola, Mental Health Clinician
  • Sundal Ali, Youth Program Manager
  • Demethria Gobin, Program Case Manager
  • Jasmine Hillman, Program Case Manager
  • Robbie Hamilton, Youth Mentor
  • Torrie White, Youth Mentor
  • Melissa Harrison, Youth Mentor
  • Annette Bailey , Youth Mentor

Board of Directors

  • Robin Bagwell, Community Leader
  • Nancy Best, Business and Community Leader
  • Jenny Garberding, Community Leader
  • Nancy Ann Hunt, Community Leader
  • Ashlee Kleinert, Community Leader
  • Anne Johnson, Partner, Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • Patty Langdale, Community Leader
  • Pat Lawson, Community Leader
  • Wendy Messmann, Chair, Regional Investment Executive, US Trust, Bank of America
  • Susan O'Brien, Founder, Hail Merry Snacks
  • Pat Schenkel, Community Leader
  • Hon. Jeanne L. Phillips, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & International Relations, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.
  • Shelly Slater, Community Leader, WFAA Special Contributor
  • Lisa Troutt, Community Leader
  • Gail Turner, Community Leader, associated with SMU

Ex-officio

  • Marybeth Conlon
  • Pat Morrice

Advisory Board

  • Suzanne Baird
  • Deanna Beauchamp
  • Carol Bernon
  • David Brown
  • Meredith Camp
  • David Carlock
  • Laura Barker Carlock
  • Kimberly Clifton
  • Martha Coniglio
  • Heather Bell Cooper
  • Joy Duncan
  • Bryan Eck
  • Pame Evans
  • Elba Garcia
  • Vicky Gunning
  • John Hagan 
  • Sophia Dowl Johnson
  • Carolyn Pool Kiley
  • Patricia LaSalle
  • Linda McFarland
  • Tom Mills
  • Jan Osborn
  • Susan Robb
  • Pete Schenkel
  • Carol Seay
  • Sue Wayne Strauss
  • Kay Thomason
  • Melissa Tonn
  • R. Gerald Turner, Chair
  • Terry Unkefer
  • Donna Webster
  • Kimberly Schlegel Whitman
  • Carrie Williams
  • Angela Turner Wilson
  • Joyce Wright

  • Terrence Autry
  • George Ball
  • Mark Brown
  • Brad Cheves
  • Harlin D. “Cooter” Hale
  • Michael Hurst
  • Chris Johnson
  • Chris Kleinert, Chair
  • Joshua Mayfield
  • Jay McAuley
  • Bill Morse
  • Clayton Oliphint
  • Vincent Parker
  • Bret Pedigo
  • Kevin Phillips
  • Stephen Pryor
  • Scott Wood