• senior LEADERSHIP

    Sharla Myers, J.D.

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Jafferali Jamal

    Chief Financial Officer


    Dionne Daniels, LSW, CIRS

    Senior Director of Information and Assistance

    2-1-1 Texas InfoLine, North Central Texas – Dallas Region


    Samanda Gronstal

    Senior Director of Economic Mobility


    Julianna Jackel

    Director of Human Resources


    Jennifer Marcks

    Manager, Healthcare Enrollment Services


    Rebecca A. Rhule, CFRE

    Senior Director of Advancement


    Doris Soler

    Senior Director of Aging and Disability Services

    Dallas Area Agency on Aging


    Sonya Burkins

    Executive Administrative Assistant




    Anga L. Sanders – FEED Oak Cliff

    Elected Official Designee – Councilman Casey Thomas II, District 3


    Vice Chair

    John A. Cuellar – La Estrella De Cuellar, Inc.

    Elected Official Designee – Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia, District 4



    La Shonda M. Dennis – Pegue-Dennis, CPA PC

    Private Sector



    Sylvia Garza Mancha – Cristo Rey Dallas College Prep

    Democratically Elected, East Dallas


    Denise M. Gomez – Children’s Health

    Democratically Elected, South Dallas


    Rick Illes - Illes Foods

    Elected Official Designee – State Senator Nathan Johnson, District 16


    Gabriela Rawlings – Jackson Walker LLP

    Private Sector


    Raul Reyes, Jr. – Civic Volunteer

    Democratically Elected, West Dallas


    Veronica Shanklin – Dementia Care Warriors

    Democratically Elected, South Dallas


    Candace Thompson – Baylor Scott & White

    Private Sector


    Justina Walford – Films Gone Wild

    Elected Official Designee – Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins


    Myron H. Watkins, Jr. – MV Transportation

    Private Sector