Featured Members

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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Adam Hauser, President and CEO of Meals on Wheels Central Texas

September 10, 2017
Adam Hauser

Name: Adam Hauser Title: President and CEO Organization: Meals on Wheels Central Texas How did you become interested in this work? My connection with MOWCTX began in 1988 when as a young lawyer in Austin looking for ways to give back to the community, I volunteered to deliver meals. After almost 30 years as a […]

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