MEET OUR STAFF AND BOARD
Michelle has worked in office management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and cash flow management over the last 9 years. She is currently self-employed as an independent bookkeeper for many CPAs and has numerous personal clients. Michelle has a business management degree from University of Phoenix. She has volunteered with pregnancy crisis centers and other community organizations, which shows the size of her heart. She has been blessed with 3 adult children and has accomplished this on her own for 20 years.
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.
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.
JACK CLIFFORD - ADVISOR
BRITTANY HOLLOMAN - GRANT WRITER
PAULA CHRISTIAN - SECRETARY
Tamra has been a business owner for over 20 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 2 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 26 years.
MICHELLE STONE - TREASURER
ANTHONY FANT - ADVISOR
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
DR. LINDA GRAY - ADVISOR
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.
PRESIDENT - TAMRA GARDNER
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.