BRITTANY HOLLOMAN - GRANT WRITER
JULIE STEWART - TREASURER
MEET OUR STAFF AND BOARD
ANTHONY FANT - ADVISOR
PAULA CHRISTIAN - SECRETARY
Tamra has been a business owner for over 22 years and prides herself in her people skills and relationships with others with the same drive to help those who need it. Tamra has a bachelors in marketing from Howard Payne University and her first job was for Zig Ziglar corporation motivating and helping others in business for 8 years. Tamra has spent many hours volunteering on construction projects and overseeing the every day operations of COH for the past 4 years. She is the proud mother of 3 grown children and has been married to her loving husband Darrell Gardner with DLG Services for over 28 years.
Paula has over 11 years of experience in the bank industry and is currently the Branch Manager of First State Bank of Central Texas. Her knowledge of banking and finance has been invaluable to the success of COH. Paula has also spent her life volunteering her time to help others and has led numerous mission minded trips and projects over the years. She and her husband have been married 42 years and ran a family dairy operation for over 20 years. This developed great people skills along with 7 years in the retail industry. She has been blessed with 4 lovely children.
Anthony G. Fant is proficient in Non-Profit Law and Accounting with 18+ years of professional work experience developing and implementing growth strategies for small businesses, churches and other nonprofits. He specializes in developing affordable housing, small businesses, schools, credit unions, and specialized hospitals while generating over $200 million for community outreach programs through grants, corporate sponsorship, real estate and other Major Gift & Planned Giving Strategies
Brittany graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor and master’s degree in Communication. Her research endeavors in graduate school concentrated on corporate and managerial communication. Brittany is a college instructor, experienced trainer, and consultant who finds much satisfaction in helping others realize their potential.
For the past 7 years, Brittany has used her academic and organizational platforms to empower others to achieve excellence and to never settle for mediocrity. Currently, as a college instructor, Brittany teaches Internship, Communication and Business Professionalism courses at Collin and Dallas County Community College. Her urge to serve non-profit communities led to earning a Certification in Non-Profit Management.
Brittany is the founder of Dare To Be Brave. She started this organization because she has a strong desire to leave a positive impact on the world.
PRESIDENT - TAMRA GARDNER
JACK CLIFFORD - ADVISOR
DR. LINDA GRAY - ADVISOR
Victor has been in the remodeling business for over 15 years and has been with COH for the last three years taking care of the repair needs of our tenants and properties. He has been a valuable part of our organization not only in the capacity of maintenance supervisor, but also remodeling of additional low-income homes we have purchased and his continued help in completing the service projects we do for the communities.
VICTOR GOMEZ – MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Julie joins us with over 20 years of office management experience. Combined with her experience working for the past 10 years working for a CPA firm, she helps COH in our day to day operations. Julie shares our vision to help those in need and in expanding our capacity to offer affordable housing. She also brings over 10 years working for the Conine's in the full service commercial real estate industry, to include representing the owner, developer, general contractor and commercial brokerage firm in the capacity of bookkeeping, marketing materials for the development projects, investment sales & leasing, also serving as the project manager in the development of several multi-family low income housing projects in several states. She is blessed with 3 adult children.
Jack Clifford Williams graduated Angelo State Univeristy in 1975 with a BA in History and a minor in English. His primary background has been in the airline and travel industries while working at Braniff International, Braniff Inc, and American Express Travel. Mr. Williams has always been a huge supporter of the Arts and Humanities, having had two music teachers in his family. Starting in 2004, Mr. Williams has been a Fund Advisor for The Dr. Jo Margaret Williams Youth Concert Memorial Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas. This program supports String Music Programs in Dallas. Mr. Williams resides in Allen, Texas.
BRADLEY GARDNER –INVENTORY/WAREHOUSE MANAGER
Bradley has a great work ethic and has been a vital part of our part-time staff in keeping our in-kind inventory and donations picked up and organized. He also helps with the repairs of our properties as needed and continues to donate his time and talent to complete our community service projects. He is a fulltime employee Powell Enterprises for the past 5 years and brings his mechanical knowledge to help COH where needed.
Dr Linda Gray is a nonprofit business consultant with more than 25 years of experience. Associate Consultant with the National Academic Consulting Services a nonprofit management business with expertise in nonprofit start ups, nonprofit management, grant research and development for Churches, grassroots faith-based organizations and community nonprofits. Other services include Charter and Private School start ups. Co-Founder of the R L Gray Community Development Outreach, Inc. a nonprofit organization providing support to children and families in South Dallas and financial support to Mama Muxima Orphanage and Consoladora dos Aflitos Orphanages in Luanda Angola Africa and the Almighty Arms Liberia Street Outreach Ministry in Monrovia Liberia. Professional affiliated memberships include the National Association of Professional Women, American Association of Grant Professionals, National Grants Management Association and dear to her heart a Certified Business Mentor for SCORE Chapter in Dallas, Texas for 13 years. She has successfully helped hundreds of nonprofit organizations in receiving technical assistance in IRS 501C3 certification. Has secured over 5.5 million dollars in grant awards.