Featured Members

Susie Akers, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels of Amarillo

December 15, 2016
Susie Akers

Name: Susie Akers Title: Executive Director Organization: Meals on Wheels of Amarillo How did you become interested in this work? I’ve been working in the non-profit field for about 25 years in various capacities, mostly as a professional fundraiser and as a grantor with a foundation. I know that I can make a difference in people’s lives and […]

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Denise Schilli, Director of Senior Nutrition, Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties

December 15, 2016
Denise Schilli

Name: Denise Schilli Title: Director of Senior Nutrition Organization: Opportunities for Williamson and Burnet Counties How did you become interested in this work? I first became interested in the Meals on Wheels Program when I was a volunteer driver for a local program in Illinois.  I was homeschooling my three children and we would deliver twice a week. My […]

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Charlyn Ocker, President & CEO, Meals For The Elderly

December 15, 2016
Charlyn Ocker

Name: Charlyn Ocker    Title: President & CEO Organization: Meals For The Elderly How did you become interested in this work? While I was on leave from teaching after our son was born, a friend asked me if I would share a job with her at Meals for The Elderly.  Her husband had retired and she wanted to […]

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Zoe Lawhorn, Meals on Wheels Ministry Inc.

November 1, 2016
Zoe Lawhorn

Name: Zoe Lawhorn   Title: Vice President of Development and Public Relations  Organization: Meals on Wheels Ministry Inc. How did you become interested in this work? I became interested in the non-profit world in general during my first few years as a member of the Junior League of Tyler. I left publishing, after 7 years, […]

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Jackie Hamm, The Kitchen

November 1, 2016
Jackie Hamm

Name: Jackie Hamm  Title: CEO Organization: The Kitchen How did you become interested in this work? I left the corporate world in 2001 to be home during my son’s senior year of high school. I didn’t want to miss a football game, baseball game, or anything else he was involved in. During this time I […]

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Greg Pittman, Meals on Wheels of Texoma

November 1, 2016
Greg Pittman

Name: Greg Pittman Title: Executive Director Organization: Meals on Wheels of Texoma How did you become interested in this work? I first became involved with Meals on Wheels upon the death of my grandmother. My family and I were able to focus entirely on my grandmother thanks to the selfless and incredible acts of kindness […]

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Betsy Cox, VNA Meals on Wheels

November 1, 2016
Betsy Cox

Name: Betsy Cox  Title: Managing Director  Organization: VNA Meals on Wheels  How did you become interested in this work? I spent a significant amount of time with my grandparents and their friends when I was growing up, so I always perceived seniors as being interesting, fun individuals. I took an Intro to Sociology class my […]

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Whitney Lee Executive Director, Erath County Senior Citizens, Inc.

September 12, 2016
Whitney Lee

Name: Whitney Lee   Title: Executive Director Organization: Erath County Senior Citizens, Inc. How did you become interested in this work? I started working with MOW about 6 years ago as the Executive Director.  I was just blown away by the commitment of the volunteers and board members. The idea of being a part of that kind of dedication […]

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Elaine Shellenberger Executive Director, Nutrition & Services for Seniors

September 12, 2016
Elaine Shellenberger

Name: Elaine Shellenberger   Title: Executive Director Organization: Nutrition & Services for Seniors How did you become interested in this work? In 1984 I was looking for a part-time position that would allow me to mesh an interesting job with the demands of rearing and bringing up a family.  That is when I found Nutrition and Services for […]

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