Kelli loves to serve and it shows in all areas of her live  As a retired US Post master she understand government contracts, paperwork and compliance form that go with funding.  Kelli has a big heart and always wants to help and give.  Her husband Brett is a business owner in Whitney.  They both love the community and live in a low income area off 2604 and understand the needs of this neighborhood.  you can find Kelli enjoying  Lake Whitney most every weekend with her family.  

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. 

JILLIAN NETHERLAND- Grant assistant 

​​​Dr Linda Gray is a nonprofit business consultant with more than 28 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.

Anthony G. Fant is proficient in Non-Profit Accounting with 25 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

Abbigale is a great staff member of COH  she is the property manager of the 19 single family  rentals.  She takes care of maintenance request and served the tenants.  Abbi issues a rent roll for accounting each month.   her other big job is project manager of community service projects. She lines up in-kind donations, volunteer staff and materials for each project.   Abbi is a single mom and lost her husband to COVID in 2021.   She understand the rental assistance program and was instrumental in helping  send out of $100,000 in funding .  Abbi loves to see the impact of COH programs.    Abbi lives in Whitney and  love the lake life, enjoys boating, live music, karoke, and being with family and friends.  


Ben Tackett was born and raised in Erath County. A 2019 graduate of Tarleton State University, 3.8GPA, making the Dean's list every year. He is also an alumni of Sigma Chi Fraternity, Kappi Xi Chapter. He obtained his Texas Real Estate License at the age of 18.  He served on the Bluff Dale Volunteer Fire Department from 2014-2015. He has been actively involved with the Stephenville city council committees. His degree of study is Business Administration in Management which compliments his pursuit in real estate. He plans on developing a career in real estate and is currently working together with his mom, as a partner in Infinity Realty LLC, which helps him gain great experience and knowledge of the legalities, paper work, customer service and many other aspects of real estate transactions. His degree in business has been beneficial to Infinity Realty LLC. He aspires a long career in real estate.


Darrell Gardner has been the owner/operator of DLG Services for 32 years. A commercial building supply office finish out and residential/commercial remodeling business. DLG Services is fully bonded and insured up to $3 million and are also licensed in HVAC mechanical contracting. Darrell manages several service crews of licensed plumbers, electricians, carpenters, painters and general maintenance personnel. He is very experienced and knowledgeable in all areas of construction, permits, inspections, project development and management. His team can fix it, remodel it or build it from the ground up. . Darrell Gardner, has a heart for giving and helping others. He has served to build homes on several mission trips,  


Rick is the pastor of Cedar Creek Baptist Church in Heron, and studies at Dallas Baptist .  He has a heart for community service especially youth, seniors and US Veterans.  Rick loves to serve and brings  a history of projects and impacts on families in Whitney,  Rick and his wife Susan have been in Whitney since 2017. 

​Letha  owns and operates Lone Star insurance in Stephenville Texas., a full service insurance broker.  Her in site and referrals of local contractors and services has been extremely to COH as we built in Stephenville before relocating to Whitney.  Letha hold all the policies and COH single family homes and navigates COH thrLough insurance claims and questions.   She loves live music, playing with grandkids and helping others any time she can.  She is also a GREAT decorator of small spaces.  

MARY STEFINO- Staff Bookkeeper 

​Jilliaan has worked in fundraising and marketing for over 10 years.  She received her masters degree in Communications and media Technologies from Rochester Institute in 2015. she joined the COH team in 2019 to proof and package grants . Jillian opened her business, EleGrant Writing  in 2019. She enjoys reading, live music , creative writing and spending time with her husband and  2 toddlers.  




Mary is the part-time bookkeeper for COH.  Her expert knowledge of the quick book system as a QB trainer is very valuable  to COH.  Mary does reports, balances 3 checking accounts, records rent rolls and is a great advisor to COH.  She prepared the books for the CPA at tax time.  Mary works for COH about 25 hours a week.  COH is very grateful to have her on our team.  Mary  loves to travel, sings and is very involved in  her church and family 


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Paula has over 18 years of experience in the bank industry and retired as the President of  of BancopSouth in Hamilton 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 45 years and ran a family dairy operation for over 20 years. Paula developed great people skills along with 7 years in the retail industry. She has been blessed with 4 lovely children and 11 grandchildren.  Holidays and family events are her greatest blessing.  She is now a full time Nana. 

Tamra has been a business owner for over 25 years and prides herself in her people skills, relationships with others, and willingness to serve. Her passion to help others shows in all she does.  Tamra has a bachelors in marketing from Howard Payne University and her first job was with the Zig Ziglar corporation motivating and helping others in business for over 10 years.  Tamra has spent many hours volunteering on construction projects, mission trips, youth camps, community service and overseeing the every day operations of COH for the past11 years. Her passion is helping others that really need it.  She is the proud mother of 3 grown children and has 5 beautiful grandchildren.  She has been married to her loving husband Darrell Gardner with DLG Services for over 32 years they both love living in Whitney with a beautiful view of the Lake.  


Madison Emsoff is a great addition to our staff,  She is a 2013 graduate of Tarelton State University in Stephenville.  She is now a the full-time  recruiter and onboarding specialist for Last Mile delivery service, PICKUP-NOW.  She also works as the  part-time office bookkeeper for the full-service construction company DLG services.  She is married and has three  beautiful children 10, 9 and 3 months . She bring energy and experience to our team. 

RICK GOBERT - Advisor 


Lupe joined the board of directors of COH in 2018. She is a  fluent in both English and Spanish. She has helped in several translation situations  for COH clients.  Lupe understand the challenges of low income housing and living in underserved neighborhoods.  Living in Carrollton for over 30 and having 5 children in the CFBISD  grounds here in the community.  Lupe has experienced the issues of being a single mom and working 2 and 3 jobs, including in the School Cafeteria to give your children a good home and be in the best school districts.   COH is very proud to have Lupe and her in sites and community connections in Carrollton, Texas