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Mary Jo Burgess
Executive Director/CEO

Katherine Elliott
Director of Community Relations and Development

Delaina Netherland Smiley
Community Engagement Coordinator

Community Engagement Coordinator

DeAnn Colegrove
Facility and Project Manager

Sonya Burris
Community Relations Assistant

Amy McDonald
Program Director

Joni Lunsford
Assistant Program Director

Laura Beam
Case Supervisor

Nichole Branch
Case Supervisor

Katy Cooper
Case Supervisor

Marlene McDade
Case Supervisor

Laci Murray
Case Supervisor

2021 board of directors
  • Jerrod Fishback, Chair – College Ministries Pastor, Rose Height Church
  • Robert Rivers, Chair-Elect – Plant Manager, Trane Technologies
  • Tameeka Mitchell, Secretary –  HR/Business Office Manager, KETK-TV
  • Gregory Parker, Treasurer – Tax Supervisor, Gollob Morgan Peddy P.C.
  • Edward Moore,  Immediate Past Chair – President/CEO, Greater Tyler Association of Realtors
  • Tom Mullins, Ex Officio – Past President/CEO Tyler Chamber of Commerce and Tyler Economic Development Council
  • Michael Ace – Lawyer, Roberts & Roberts Law Firm
  • Officer Scott Behrend – Community Resource Officer, Tyler Police Department
  • Lamond Dean – Superintendent, Chapel Hill ISD
  • Nan Moore – Owner Mainstream Boutique, Past CEO Smith County United Way
  • April Munoz – Bilingual/ESL Coordinator, Chapel Hill ISD
  • Sandra Owens, Ed.D – Retired Tyler ISD
  • Marina Schroeder – Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley
  • Julie Shamburger – Senior Executive VP and CFO, Southside Bank
  • Kent Willis, Ph.D. – Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler