CNM, Director of Outcomes and Evaluation
Casey works with nonprofit, philanthropic, and public organizations to assess organization and community needs, evaluate program processes and outcomes, facilitate collaborative efforts, and support strategic use of evaluation findings. Her work has particularly focused on programs and policies serving children and families and promoting social equity. She works to strengthen communities and address complex social issues through strategic thinking, data, and community engagement. She leads CNM’s team of evaluators and data specialists to build capacity for evaluation and analytics among nonprofit partners.
CNM, Outcomes and Evaluation Consultant
Alicia works with nonprofits to build their capacity to evaluate their own programs. She has worked closely with organizations focusing on child welfare, domestic violence and sexual assault, homelessness, and education. Through her work, she helps organizations prepare theories of change, develop logic models and data collection tools, and strengthen their data procedures to promote continuous quality improvement.
Flow Mind Body Soul, CEO & Founder
Georgette is the CEO & Founder of Flow Mind Body Soul; a Yoga Studio and Wellness Collective in downtown Dallas. For more than ten years, she has led virtual and on-site yoga, mindfulness and wellness sessions that foster connectivity and well-being for employees, customers, and clients. Learn more about Georgette and her studio here.
Behind Every Door, Lead Producer Myne Software and Community Outcomes
Fiona Hall works in organizational strategy, creative projects, and people connections in across the disciplines of film, software development, and nonprofit literacy. She started volunteering for Behind Every Door reading to children in 2014 and joined full time in 2017. She is the co-creator of Myne software, with a goal to empower individuals, families and communities to see how their actions contribute to their growth. She is currently working on integrating Myne with a globally-used tool, Poverty Stoplight, to create meaningful measurement tools for nonprofits and businesses. She is from the North-East of England and Scotland, which gives her a love of the sea, creativity, and adventures.
University of Texas at Dallas, Interim Assistant Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Director of Community Engagement
Raul Hinojosa Jr. joined The University of Texas at Dallas Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as Director of Community Engagement in 2008 and was appointed as Interim Assistant Vice President in 2022. He is the founding director of the Department of Community Engagement created to focus on college access initiatives to increase the number of underrepresented students enrolling in college. He also serves as a leader of diversity and inclusion initiatives at the University. Hinojosa serves on several national professional organizations including serving on the Board of Trustees for the College Board.
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center, CEO
Amy Jones is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor who has worked extensively with survivors of interpersonal violence. She has acted as a Therapist, Advocate, Director of Clinical Services and interim Executive Director with the Turning Point Rape Crisis Center of Collin County; served as the Program Manager for the Salvation Army’s Domestic Violence Program and most recently as the Senior Director of Programs and Client Services at Genesis Women’s Shelter and Support in Dallas, Texas. In May of 2018, Amy joined Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center as CEO. Her professional focus for the past 15 years has been to support survivors and act as an advocate in the movement to end violence against women.
CNM, Outcomes and Evaluation Senior Consultant
Stephanie is an expert in research methodology, criminal justice program process and outcome evaluation, performance measurement, and evidence-based practices. Her experience includes research, evaluation, and practitioner training on evidence-based practice in juvenile programs, sex trafficking, and disproportionate minority contact with the justice system. Blending academic and applied research, she bridges the gap between scholars and practitioners with empirical results that are accessible to both communities.
KidLinks, Director of Programs
Leigh loves bringing creative arts access to children who need it most and has spent most of her career in the nonprofit sector, gaining extensive knowledge and experience in program management, communications, fundraising, and community engagement. She's worked with California Institute of the Arts and San Francisco Children's Art Center to strengthen and expand the reach of arts programming to underserved communities and has also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. As Director of Programs for KidLinks, she oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of ongoing programs including planning, organizing, staffing, and leading KidLinks’ therapeutic music entertainment, music therapy, and social-emotional skills development programs
FreeWorld, Founder and CEO
Jason Wang is the founder and CEO of FreeWorld. Jason was sentenced to 12 years for aggravated robbery at age 15. After struggling to find his way after release, Jason went on to earn two Master’s degrees and founded FreeWorld, a program to help the formerly incarcerated. According to Jason, his “life’s mission is to end mass incarceration. I plan on doing that by equipping 26 million formerly incarcerated people across the nation with the tools, education, and the jobs they need in order to live positive, productive lives. Right now, that means investing in your education and getting you a badass job as a truck driver. That’s why we’re doing this. Because we all deserve a legitimate second chance.”
The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, Director of Community Solutions
The Women’s Center’s rapid employment, job skills training, and anti-poverty services exist to inspire and empower unemployed and underemployed women and men to overcome crisis and poverty. Under Terri’s leadership, services have been designed and enhanced by implementing best practices to address community needs, including the shift to the Working Families Success model. Utilization of integrated services by a team of certified coaches has provided the Tarrant County community a more holistic focus of employment coaching, financial coaching and resource connection leading to financial stability for families. The Women’s Center’s Employment Solutions Department is a model program in workforce development and partners with many organizations to provide this expertise to enhance partner programs. Terri has been a regional leader and mentor in workforce development in the North Texas region for over 30 years.
The Women’s Center of Tarrant County, Reporting and Quality Assurance Manager
Amy designs data collection systems and complex program reporting for The Women’s Center’s 22 unique program tracks, which reach over 100,000 people annually. In her work, Amy excels at motivating front-line staff to be passionate about data collection; simplifying complex information into readable, digestible analysis to help leadership make informed mission-critical decisions (including program performance equity across various community subpopulations); and attracting/retaining funder relationships through flexible, accurate and interest area-specific program data. Amy brings 10 years of program experience in the Women Center’s Community Education department to her current role, which allows her to understand continuous improvement strategies from many angles and develop data strategies that work.