Featured Members

Summer Day, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County

August 14, 2020

How did you become interested in this work? I have always had a passion for helping the under‐served populations…giving a voice to those that are often forgotten. The home‐bound senior population falls into this category because they are not in the public eye and therefore overlooked when it comes to much needed social services. Taking […]

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Barbara Lundgren, Senior VP of Marketing & Development at Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

July 15, 2020

How did you become interested in this work? When I started working as a controller for the local program that runs senior centers and provides congregate meals, I actually had no idea that the remainder of my working life would be spent in senior nutrition. That was 38 years ago. It only took one trip […]

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Angie Dees, Program Director at Brownwood Senior Citizens Center

May 19, 2020

How did you become interested in this work? To be quite honest, I needed a job and the hours worked well with my kids being in school. After working for a small amount of time, I fell in love with the job. I started out as a driver who delivered meals, and now I am […]

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Alex Guerra, Executive Director at Amigos Del Valle, Inc

January 14, 2020

How did you become interested in this work? To be honest I didn’t know what Amigos Del Valle, Inc. did when I first came in to work for the organization. Once I learned of the organization’s mission statement and meeting the people we serve, I fell in love with helping the most vulnerable on a […]

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Olivia Burdick, Executive Director at Rainbow Senior Center

December 4, 2019

How did you become interested in this work? I was introduced to the Rainbow Senior Center and serving the aging population as an intern during my last semester at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  I had no idea that it would launch a long term career and become something that I would end […]

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Ali Al Sudani, Senior Vice President for Programs & Chief of Staff at Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

November 7, 2019
Ali Al Sudani

Name: Ali Al Sudani Title: Senior Vice President for Programs and Chief of Staff Organization: Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston  How did you become interested in this work? My background is in training, engineering, process improvement and project management. I was born and raised in Iraq. After I graduated from college, I worked with different […]

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Ashley Lind, Vice President of Meals on Wheels & Population Health at Visiting Nurse Association of Texas

August 8, 2019

Name: Ashley Lind Title: Vice President of Meals on Wheels & Population Health Organization: Visiting Nurse Association of Texas How did you become interested in this work? I have had a passion for social serves since I was very young. I participated in a peer support program in my school which introduced me to the importance of […]

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Judy Ford, Executive Director for Sunshine House, Inc.

January 23, 2019
Judy Ford

Name: Judy Ford Title: Executive Director Organization: Sunshine House, Inc.  How did you become interested in this work? In 1988 I helped Meals for the Elderly input their information on clients from 3×5 cards into a computer program.  The comments I read on these cards opened my eyes to the needs of the senior adults living […]

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Kathleen Kirwan-Haynie, Executive Director for Senior Link Midland

October 17, 2017
Kathleen

Name: Kathleen Kirwan-Haynie Title: Executive Director Organization: Senior Link Midland How did you become interested in this work? Until a few years ago I have always worked with disadvantaged student populations. Several years back I found myself in unchartered territory and I started looking around to see what was out there. I was working 40 […]

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Debbie King, Director of Nutition Servies for Meals & Wheels Waco

September 10, 2017
Debra King

Name: Debbie King Title: Director of Nutrition Services Organization: Meals & Wheels of Waco How did you become interested in this work? When the Director of Nutrition Services for Meals on Wheels Waco job was posted, I breezed by it several times before a couple of my colleagues told me I should apply as they […]

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