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She has nearly twenty years of experience providing leadership in a variety of areas related to professional services including business processes, talent management, leadership development, succession planning and organizational and human capital strategy.
Jodi holds a B.A. in Theology and an M.A. in Organizational Leadership. Jodi has served over 10 years in leadership roles in Toastmasters International, winning top honors in that organization. In addition, she is also a member of the Association for Legal Administrators and gives frequent talks to legal secretary, paralegal and management groups on the effective use of technology, and numerous other professional development topics. Jodi is also the project manager for SafeNight and plays a role in training.
From 2004 to 2011, Margaret served as the Executive Director for the Texas Homeland Security Alliance, a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation assisting in building public/private partnerships. Successes included the Dallas region being recognized by the GAO Report, Sept 2004 as one of the Top 5 most collaborative regions for Emergency Management – http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d041009.pdf.
Having a passion to help others, Margaret volunteered for eight years as Guidance Counselor for the Dallas-based crisis pregnancy center and taught their parenting classes for five of those years. She also has personally housed over 20 teens or young adults helping them transition into successful adulthood.
Margaret’s broad-based experience and skills leading business, government and community efforts; along with vast family and non-profit experience provides the perfect platform to lead the SafeNight efforts to support victims of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking.
Brad has also spent 7 years at Nonprofit organizations as both a Fundraiser and IT Manager building applications to help nonprofits advance a social mission or operation. While at the United Way, Brad was awarded the title of campaign associate of the year for excellence in fundraising presentations and relationship management. Brad also spent over 6 years at Aidmatrix promoting supply chain application adoption for NGO’s such as Feeding America, Government Agencies like FEMA, and corporate donors.
Mr. Tounn volunteers as the webmaster for Kingdombaptist.org and has also created many other church and nonprofit-related websites and is an accomplished new media producer.
She has prior experience in Graphic Design and was the Graphic Design Executive Chair of the organization Students for Diabetes Awareness at her previous school, The University of Toledo. She was responsible for creating event posters and photographing events.
Right now, Chelsea is a photojournalist for the student-run Kent State newspaper, The Kent Stater, where she submits photos taken from on-campus events and also local events in Kent, Ohio.
a private counseling practice.
As a Consultant and Grant Writer for North Texas Nonprofit Resources, Jennifer’s expertise includes grant writing, research, proposal and program development, and grant reporting. She has spearheaded efforts leading to receiving millions of dollars in government grants and private funding sources.
Jennifer holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Education degrees, and is a Licensed Professional Counselor.
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She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a double major in Management and Management Information Systems. McNeely served as the 2009-2012 president of the Dallas Oracle Users Group (DOUG), and she continues to sit on the Board of Directors. She has continuously led DOUG’s largest program committee, the Oracle Database Forum, since 2007. Outside of her technical career, McNeely is a standby first-level civic disaster responder.
Trent is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is a Vietnam veteran. Other responsibilities include participation over the last twelve years as a SMU/COX School of Business MBA Associate Board member.