Board & Staff

Our Board of Directors represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need of services.



Lynda Starnes. President
KERA/KXT-North Texas Public Broadcasting

Renee Gately, Vice President
JPMorgan Chase

Donald E. Walters, Treasurer
MACH Solutions

Lindsey Reighard, Secretary
McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Board Members:

Marti Richmiller
Toyota Motor North America


Executive Director
Wendy Hanna

Clinical Director
Heather Cawthon, PhD, LPC-S

Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator
Genea Brice

Case Manager
Brianna Rouse
Lynette Plaisance

Primary Prevention Coordinator
Vanessa Baum

Prevention Educator
Andjoua McLemore

Database Specialist
Randy Brown

Support Services Coordinator
Kristina Bowler

Volunteer Coordinator
Jessica Mase

Client Services Coordinator
Danielle Matern

Staff Counselors
Lakeita Roberts
Kristen Flow

Law Enforcement Training Team
Josh Arduengo, PhD
Haleh Cochran
Cory Kraft