Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of community leaders representing various areas of expertise: health and human services, government, media, business, law and the arts. The CAB provides strategic guidance in assessing community needs and helps communicate our purpose and programs to the community at large.


Alfreda Norman

Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Angela Farley

CFO/COO, Dallas Regional Chamber

Angie Gaylord

Deputy Chief of Transformation and Innovation, Dallas ISD

Arcilia Acosta

CEO, Carcon Industries

Ashlee Kleinert

Founder, Ruthie's Fueled by Café Momentum

Dahlia Hassani

President, Beacon Emergency Services Team

Damion Pourciau

Project Executive, Turner Construction Company

Daron Babcock

Executive Director, Bonton Farms

Drexell Owusu

Chief Impact Officer, The Dallas Foundation

Emily Ledet

Market Executive - Healthcare, Education, Not-for-Profit, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Gillea Allison

President, D Magazine

Jarie Bradley

Founder, Sound & Sable

Jennifer Sampson

President & CEO, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Joli Angel Robinson

CEO, Housing Forward

Jonathan Blum

Partner and Nonprofit Attorney, Holland & Knight

Liz Cedillo – Pereira

Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas

Melissa Corwin

SVP HR Shared Services, McKesson

Mey Ly Ortiz

Managing Council, Labor & Employment, Toyota

Michelynn Woodard

President and CEO, Texas Women's Foundation

Nicole Small

CEO, Lyda Hill Philanthropies

Norman P. Bagwell

Chairman & CEO, Bank of Texas

Oric Walker

President, Atmos Energy

Regen Horchow

Chairman, Early Matters Dallas

Roslyn Dawson Thompson

President & CEO, Dawson Communications + Strategy + Governance

Ruben Esquivel

Vice President for Community and Corporate Relations, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Ruth Farrar

COO, Sendero

Scott Flannery

CEO, North Texas and Oklahoma, UnitedHealthcare

Sheri Crosby Wheeler

Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, Fossil Group

Tracy Steiner

Vice President, Corporate Communications, Internal Communications, Texas Instruments