Board of Directors

 

Tina Shuey

Tina Shuey

Chair

Tina Shuey serves as Board Chair for The Magdalen House. An alumna of the First Step program, her passion is to be an example of hope for achieving recovery to women who are still suffering from untreated alcoholism. In her work with Maggie’s Women’s Group, she helps keep new women connected to Maggie’s through programs, service work, and community involvement. Maggie’s House provided her with the tools she needed to start a new life, and she credits her involvement in Maggie’s Women’s Group as a cornerstone of her recovery.

Tina graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a BBA and University of Texas at Arlington with a BSW. Having just received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, she is now a LMSW.  While having over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience, Tina has shifted gears to follow her dream of helping others in a professional setting. Tina has also volunteered for other organizations, such as Frisco Women’s League and the Housing Crisis Center.

Tina is the proud Mom of Ryan & Megan and a partner to Laurie Evans.

Jorge Azpe

Jorge Azpe

Treasurer

Jorge Azpe is a senior global finance leader with experience in various industries such as consumer packaged goodsfinancial services, and retail. He is also a co-founder of Schok LLC, a startup in consumer electronics. He has more than 20 years of global experience in consumer-packaged goods and financial services in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, and Pacific Asia

Jorge founded and is currently practicing his own consulting at iSee Consulting, LLC, to provide increased strategic and financial visibility for startups, small and mid-size businesses, as well as providing fractional CFO services.

Jorge’s experience includes various finance and supply chain roles at MoneyGram InternationalDr. Pepper Snapple Group, Cadbury Schweppes, and FEMSA.

Jorge received his MBA in Finance and Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and Systems from Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Mexico (ITESM).

Jorge enjoys Formula 1 car racing, loves traveling, discovering new places, and cultures. He lives in Plano, TX, with his wife of 29 years, Arelli, and two children, David and Sofia.

Lucinda Buford

Lucinda Buford

Development

Lucinda Buford is an esteemed real estate agent whose passion for helping her neighborhood thrive is expressed through her work on behalf of her clients. As a well-respected member of the real estate community, she utilizes her market knowledge and real estate connections to bring the best transaction to every client. Buford built her business on creatively approaching each listing to garner the best price for her clients while maintaining a smooth experience for all parties.

Buford earned a BA in Industrial Psychology from Rhodes College and worked as an award-winning corporate trainer before founding a custom homebuilding company with her husband, Barry Buford, in 1998. Among the company’s many awards and accolades, the Bufords are most proud that it is highly regarded by top architects as one of Dallas’ best custom builders.

An active and respected leader, Lucinda has effectively guided teams in a variety of organizations, from chairing fundraising campaigns for public and private schools in the area to serving her church and worthy charities, Buford shares the skills that have developed her professional success. She works tirelessly for organizations that are close to her heart in order to build a stronger community.  Because her family has been touched by the disease of alcoholism, she is grateful for the opportunity to be involved with non-profits, like The Magdalen House and others, that work toward recovery for both the addicts and family members.

Mayan Corioso

Mayan Corioso

Member at Large

name@magdalenhouse.org

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Klint Guerry

Klint Guerry

Member at Large

Klint is the general manager of Sewell MINI BMW of Plano and has served Sewell Automotive companies, a 110-year-old, family-owned business, in a myriad of leadership roles since 2001. He joined the mission at The Magdalen House to lend his time, talent, and resources in honor of his mother, Lynda Guerry, who lost her battle with alcoholism at the age of 43.

In addition to his service to Maggie’s, Klint is on the board of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, North Texas Commission, DTS Leaderboard, and a number of industry-related committees and counsels. He and his wife Natalie are past board members for Council for Life.

Klint received a B.A. in Business Administration from American Intercontinental University and completed the Teams Program at the Center for Creative Leadership, Leadership for Extraordinary Performance at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and the Strategic Leadership program at the United States Army War College.

Klint and Natalie have three children, Hollis, Margot, and Ryan, and are active members at Park Cities Presbyterian Church.

Dr. Randy Hunter

Dr. Randy Hunter

Member at Large

Dr. Randy Hunter joined the Board of Directors of The Magdalen House in the fall of 2023.

Randy is a Licensed Psychologist who has worked at Methodist Dallas Medical Center for 30 years, the last 20 of which have primarily been in the liver and kidney transplant program. In addition to previously having a private practice for over 30 years, he worked on a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation unit and volunteered with HIV/AIDS and Parkinson’s patients and families. As a transplant psychologist, Randy is tasked with helping patients with alcoholic liver disease receive a liver transplant and successfully transition to a healthy lifestyle.

When Randy discovered The Magdalen House a number of years ago, it was truly a Godsend. The Magdalen House has helped numerous women successfully maintain their sobriety and live a fulfilling life post-transplant. Within the past year, several graduates from The Magdalen House have returned to the Liver Institute at Methodist and volunteered to be Transplant Mentors for women struggling with alcoholism pre- and post-transplant. The dedication and generosity of these volunteers has made a profound difference for these patients. The new men’s program will be a wonderful addition to the mentorship program in 2024.

Randy received an MA in Clinical Psychology from Stephen F. Austin University and his PhD in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy at TWU in Denton.

Delia Johnson

Delia Johnson

Member at Large

Delia Johnson enthusiastically serves as a Member at Large on the Board of Directors for The Magdalen House. Delia’s grandmother struggled with alcoholism with no support systems or organizations available to her for rehabilitation or recovery.  Because of that, her premature passing has prompted Delia to become involved with an organization that helps women achieve sobriety with compassion, faith and hope.

Delia graduated from Texas State University with a B.F.A. in Advertising and Mass Communication with a Minor in Psychology. She started her career in Dallas at The Richards Group and continued her career working at Tracey Locke and DDB Needham.

Delia is the Chief Executive Officer for The David M. Crowley Foundation, and has been a part of their team since July 2014. She has been a passionate and dedicated community philanthropist for 20 years. She is regularly involved in multiple charitable organizations including Genesis Women’s Shelter, Austin Street Center and National Charity League, to name a few. She is grateful for the many opportunities to collectively make a difference as a community and directly impact others’ lives.

Delia is a proud mother of three beautiful children: Travis, daughter-in-law Jackie, Wyatt and Harper.

Joyce Mazero

Joyce Mazero

Member at Large

Joyce is an innovative global executive with extensive expertise in franchising, distribution and supply chain ecosystems who has structured and negotiated international cross-border deals in over 60 countries with particular expertise in Asia, MENA and Latin America. She has shaped numerous M&A transactions in a wide range of industries that have led to increased sales and market penetration. She is especially knowledgeable in the energy, transportation, consumer goods and food products industries. She brings to board service the ability to assess risk and strategy for companies driving both international and domestic growth through innovative franchising, distribution and supply chain arrangements.

She has worked with a variety of companies; everything from start-ups to private equity firms to the largest global restaurant chains, retail chains and manufacturing facilities. She is extremely valuable in assessing risk, guiding implementation of supply chain strategy and creating structures for international trade. She has led the negotiation of hundreds of product distribution models and supply chain arrangements from design services, purchasing cooperatives and buying groups, to contract manufacturing to logistics. She structured the initial franchise program for Keller Williams, one of the world’s largest real estate companies and also negotiated the IHOP-Applebee’s purchasing cooperative arrangement, the first purchasing cooperative in the U.S. casual dining segment. She has also put together supply chain deals using blockchain platforms and smart contracts.

Joyce has held the Chambers USA prestigious Band 1 ranking in franchising for over 14 consecutive years being one of only a handful of executives to hold such recognition and is the recipient of numerous leadership awards from the International Franchise Association, Women’s Foodservice Forum, Franchise Times, and Dallas Business Journal. She is also a widely published author including her work as co-author of Franchise Management For Dummies, a Dummies series global publication.

On a pro-bono basis, Joyce has used her extensive knowledge in licensing and product distribution methodologies to advise U.S. companies desiring to export intellectual property and technologies to improve the economies of underserved markets. Joyce is a Board Advisor for the National Restaurant Association’s Supply Chain Expert Exchange and acts as subcommittee Chair for the International Franchise Association’s International Committee. Formerly she served on the Board of the International Franchise Association and its Educational Foundation as well as the National Restaurant Association Foundation.

Joyce received her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Texas State University. She lives with her husband in Dallas, TX and enjoys volunteering to support young adults, horseback riding, writing and movies.

Photo coming soon!

Nancy McMahon

Nancy McMahon

Secretary

Nancy McMahon currently serves as the Secretary of the Board of Directors for The Magdalen House. Nancy has been involved with The Magdalen House since she completed the First Step program in 2015. As an alumna, she is an active member of Maggie’s Women’s Group where she has served as various committee and project chairs and has co-chaired MWG.

Nancy serves on the Auburn University Parent and Family Association Board of Directors as the 2nd Vice President/Communications. She also serves or has served with the Junior League of Dallas, National Charity League, Chi Omega Dallas Mom’s Group, Special Olympics, Watermark Community Church, and other charitable and community organizations.

Nancy attended Oklahoma State University and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising and a Marketing minor. She has most recently worked for divisions of Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.

Nancy is wife to Doug, proud mom to Hollis, daughter-in-law to Carolyn, and dog mom to Kai and Ella. She loves being with family and friends, entertaining, and meeting with her Bible study and book club groups.

Neil Moseley

Member at Large

Neil Moseley is a partner in The Church Cartographers, helping congregations create new pathways to relevancy in their mission field. Neil learned about church community at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in McKinney, TX (when McKinney was still a small town) and at his grandparents’ Southern Baptist churches (especially in Telephone, TX which is still a very small town). Neil currently works with congregations across the country, but loves working with churches close to home (Dallas, TX) which allows for guest preaching & participating in community life.

Prior to The Church Cartographers, Neil was Director of Community Engagement for White Rock UMC and the Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space (Dallas), which have become models of innovation in urban church revitalization. Before that, Neil worked in more traditional youth, global missions, and adult ministry roles in local churches.

Neil is a cofounder of Union Coffee House, and has loved participating in numerous boards and committees, including: QuadW Foundation – Board Member, Genesis Women’s Shelter – Faith Coalition, Wesley-Rankin Community Center – Strategic Planning Committee, Texas Methodist Foundation’s President’s Advisory Committee, Legacy Church National Team, was a co-facilitator of the Edge Cohort of TMF’s Courageous Leadership Imperative, is currently co-facilitating the C3 East Dallas cohort, and is a congregational guide for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary’s Houses of Hope program.

Neil has spoken to numerous groups around the country about the Single Board Model of Church Governance, Ministry Innovation, Community Engagement, Space Sharing, & Strategic Partnerships.

Neil spends most of his time with his better fifteen/sixteenths, Rev. Elizabeth Moseley, and their kids: Nathaniel (11), Evangeline (8 going-on 35), and Josephine (7). Neil likes coffee, birds, live music, new destinations, vinyl records, old baseball cards and first-edition books. Neil’s favorite cards in his collection are a 1909-11 T206 Walter Johnson (portrait) and a 1933 Goudey Mel Ott (portrait), and his favorite authors are John Steinbeck, Nick Hornby, and Kurt Vonnegut.

Neil received a B.A. of Philosophy from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Theological Studies from Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology.

Photo coming soon!

Kallie Myers

Kallie Myers

Member at Large

Kallie is a graduate of Northwestern University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Communications and University of Texas Law School where she earned her Juris Doctorate.  She has spent her 20-year career advising clients on matters relating to estate planning, trust administration, charitable giving, and tax-exempt organizations. She currently serves as General Counsel for Petrus Trust Company, LTA.  

Kallie’s favorite activity is spending time with her husband, Craig, her three children, Kate, Will, and Ava, and her three dachshunds.  

Ben Parkey

Ben Parkey

Member at Large

Ben Parkey is an Executive Vice President and Dallas Market President of Texas Security Bank. He has over 20 years of banking experience as a Commercial Banker and Leader. Ben is an active member of Conscious Capitalism and the Dallas Executive Educational Program.  He is a Board Member of The Stemmons Corridor Business Association and The Magdalen House.

Ben has a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from SMU and enjoys spending his free time with his wife, Alli, and daughter, Stella. Ben enjoys scuba diving with his family, tennis, golf, all lake watersports, volunteering for The VA Hospital in Dallas, and being active in HPUMC ministries/small groups.

Hector Patino

Hector Patino

Member at Large

Hector Patino works as Senior Vice President of Construction and Development at Hunt Realty Investments, Inc. Previously, Hector joined KDC in 2015 and has been in the construction industry for nearly 20 years. Hector began on the general contractor side of the business, working on many notable projects throughout DFW.

In addition to serving on The Magdalen House Board of Directors, Hector is also on the board for Youth Believing in Change (YBC) and on the client advisory board for a flooring company.

Hector attended Angelo State following high school. He transferred to Texas Tech and graduated with a B.S. in Construction Engineering Technology in 2003.

Outside of the office, Hector enjoys spending time with his wife, Tosca, and their five children, Marco, Joaquin, Camila, Mateo, and Romeo. Their weekends are filled with kid-related activities. Once a year, Hector and the family take a road trip. They’ve already visited the Grand Canyon, Chicago, Central California, Myrtle Beach, Gulf Shores, and Colorado.

Dr. Roxanne Pero

Dr. Roxanne Pero

Member at Large

Dr. Roxanne Pero is a Louisiana native but has called Dallas, Texas, home for the last 15 years. She is a board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with expertise and specialty in Lifestyle and Functional Medicine approaches to women’s health. Alcoholism advocacy is such an integral part of her holistic approach to women’s health counseling, so she is honored to share her knowledge and gain an immensely greater amount from the staff and women who have made Maggie’s a part of their intimate lives.

Dr. Pero graduated from Louisiana State University, received her M.D. from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center of New Orleans, and subsequently completed her residency at the University of Texas at Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

She currently resides in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, where she loves exploring nature, food, and experiences with her husband, Dr. Colin Pero, her four children, Gideon, Lucie, Hugo, and Ella, and their sweet pup Catin.

Wes Smith

Wes Smith

Member at Large

Wes Smith is a commercial real estate attorney at Akin Gump. Prior to becoming an attorney, he served 9 years on active duty as a Ranger with the 75thRanger Regiment and as a Staff Sergeant with the US Army.

Wes attended Southern Methodist University for undergrad and graduated from Washing & Lee University Law School.

Outside of the office, Wes enjoys spending time with his wife, Christina and his three kids, Charlotte, Sam and Daniel.

Staff

 

Kelsey Amos

Kelsey Amos

Outreach Manager

kelsey@magdalenhouse.org

When Kelsey got sober in 2016, her friend, a Maggie’s alumna, took her to meetings at The Magdalen House. She loved the spirit that lives in the House, a place that she felt welcome and at home. Kelsey joined the staff as a First Step Coordinator in 2020 before joining the Next Step team in 2021. She was then promoted to Next Step Manager in 2022 and most recently in 2024 is the Outreach Manager.

Kelsey is honored to be a part of such a fantastic group of women seeking to help other alcoholic women. She actively sponsors and says yes to service at every opportunity. She believes that she owes her life to the women in sobriety that came before her, and now, her purpose is to give that back every chance she gets.

Linda Arsenio

Women's Program Coordinator

linda@magdalenhouse.org

Linda Arsenio began working at The Magdalen House in July 2023 and serves as a First Step Coordinator and a substitute Coordinator for the Next Step Program at The Magdalen House. The House provided her with the tools she needed to start a new life in recovery. She has found a new purpose with her continued involvement with The Magdalen House in helping other women in recovery.

Linda is from Dallas, Texas. She has lived in New York City and abroad in India where she worked in the film industry for several years. Linda is now represented by The Campbell Agency in Dallas. She is very happy and feels blessed to be working in her home away from home – The Magdalen House.

Kendall Bose

Kendall Bose

Outreach Coordinator

kendall@magdalenhouse.org

Kendall graduated from UNT with a BFA in Studio Art. Her personal passion for alcohol recovery and helping underserved populations has brought her to The Magdalen House. She served a year with AmeriCorps, working as the Volunteer and Special Event Coordinator with Boys and Girls Club of Collin County. She then went on to become the Volunteer Manager with Victory Therapy Center, serving the special needs population. Kendall feels privileged to join the Maggie’s team and help to further The Magdalen House mission with her work in Development and Outreach.

Ashleigh Castleberry

Ashleigh Castleberry

Women's Program Coordinator

ashleigh@magdalenhouse.org

Ashleigh was introduced to The Magdalen House and quickly became involved per sponsor direction, starting with volunteering consistently. Once she was given the opportunity to stay overnight with the women in the First Step program, she realized it was such an incredible way to give back to the little Dallas house that helped save her life. For Ashleigh, it is a privilege and honor to be able to witness the daily transformation and growth of the women in First Step during and after their stay. It’s all out of love. She is truly grateful for The Magdalen House for providing the foundation to her recovery and tools to live a life of freedom.

She also adores her blue eyed Australian Shepherd, Tex – he is her world.

Sierra Godfrey

Sierra Godfrey

Director of Communications

sierra@magdalenhouse.org

Sierra is honored to have joined The Magdalen House team in April 2021. Joining Maggie’s Communications team as a Communications Coordinator, she has been able to embrace her lifelong passion for helping others, combined with her knowledge of communications. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Journalism focused in public relations.

She is grateful for the opportunity to positively impact the lives of alcoholics, their families, and communities through her assistance with communications for The Magdalen House. Through sharing the message that freedom from alcoholism is accessible, Sierra hopes that alcoholics are interested in The Magdalen House to change their lives and the lives of those around them. She is inspired by the knowledge that a single social media post, website blog, or podcast can spark change.

Tony Gold

Tony Gold

Men's Program Coordinator

tony@magdalenhouse.org

Tony Gold was born in Fredericksburg, Texas. He was raised in the town of Alice and spent most of his adult life in San Antonio. He came to Dallas in 2009 and has been involved in recovery since 2019. Tony got sober on May 24, 2020, and has been of service to the recovery community ever since. He is delighted to be a part of the Magdalen House family and blessed to be in a vocation that allows him to help the next man desperately seeking a solution for alcoholism.

Cooper Green

Cooper Green

Men's Program Coordinator

cooper@magdalenhouse.org

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Kimberly Hall

Kimberly Hall

Volunteer Coordinator

kim@magdalenhouse.org

Kim grew up in Wylie, Texas and lived a normal childhood life until around the age of 15 when alcoholism began to take over in a very progressive manner. Her disease also began to take over her family’s life at this time. As the disease progressed she sought out help. A friend mentioned The Magdalen House, which led her to find our community.

She attended our First Step program not one, but two times. After her second time in The Magdalen House First Step program, she began working a twelve step program thoroughly and honestly which profoundly changed her life. Kim then began volunteering consistently at any opportunity she had and carrying the message at the 24 Hour Club. Kim shares that she is here today only by the Grace of God and she is so grateful to be able to be of service to others.

Teresa Hollingsworth

Teresa Hollingsworth

Chief Program Officer

teresa@magdalenhouse.org

Before being named Chief Program Officer in 2024, Teresa was the Director of Women’s Programs and was responsible for all of the end-to-end management of both Women’s Programs, initiating and setting goals in accordance with the company’s strategic objectives. Teresa joined The Magdalen House in June 2019. She was brought on as a Program Coordinator to help with our residential program, First Step. She has played a key role in continued program development to ensure that desired program outcomes and objectives are met. Teresa  is an alumna of the First Step Program at The Magdalen House. Prior to coming on board as staff, Teresa volunteered extensively in 2018 as an overnight volunteer and also within Maggie’s Women’s Group.  She loved The Magdalen House so much, she never left after completing her program. Teresa carries the message and sponsors women in different treatment centers across the DFW area. She feels she owes a debt of gratitude to the ones who mentored her and showed her how to recover. Had they simply gone on with their lives and just forgotten people like her, she wouldn’t be here today.  Her gratitude begins with The Magdalen House. She is grateful for the leadership that guided her to where she is now, where she gets to pay forward the experience she has gained since joining The Magdalen House team.

Outside of work, Teresa is committed to the recovery community and to sponsoring women. She has one daughter and is grateful that recovery gave her a second chance to be a better Mom.

Teresa earned an MBA Bachelor of Education degree from University of North Texas and also spent 25 years working in the residential real estate industry.

Brehn Jarvinen

Brehn Jarvinen

Women's Program Manager

brehn@magdalenhouse.org

Brehn was born and raised in Plano, TX. She lived a very active and disciplined lifestyle growing up, although she always felt different and uncomfortable until she found alcohol at 18. After 10 years, she was ready to make a change that would end the cycles of feeling sick and tired. She went into treatment for the first time, followed by sober living for a year. There she found the 12 steps, fellowship, and The Magdalen House. She consistently attends meetings, volunteers, and has the privilege of sharing her story.

Brehn gained experience working in opportunities as a house manager, recovery coach, and recovery advocate at various treatments. The Magdalen House mission always stood out to her for simply wanting to help as many women as possible at no cost. Brehn joined The Magdalen House staff in 2021 as a Community Coordinator and now serves as the Community Program Manager. She is honored to create events that spread the message and create unity for The Magdalen House Community!

Brehn lives in Dallas with her fiancé and their rescue dog Marty. She loves to thrift, watch documentaries/reality TV, walks with her fiancé and their dog, have a good game night, and spend time with loved ones. She is also very active in her area fellowship, creating events that continue to spread the message.

Rosalind Jones

Rosalind Jones

Women's Program Coordinator

rosalindjones@magdalenhouse.org

Rosalind arrived at The Magdalen House in January of 2017 with a missing person and broken. During her stay, she learned that although she felt hopeless and wanted to die, she probably would live and keep relapsing over and over. She became willing to accept spiritual help through sponsorship, the 12 Steps, and spiritual principles, and Rosalind was able to begin a life of sobriety. She stayed close to Maggie’s fellowship by volunteering and attending meetings at The Magdalen House.

Through her recovery, she found her passion for serving women in recovery. Rosalind Jones began her work in nonprofits when she became a Program Coordinator in 2019, two years after completing The Magdalen House First Step program. Once hooked on Alcohol, Rosalind is now hooked on helping and watching the light in turn on in other women eyes. She currently is overjoyed at having this organization as one the most important parts of my life.

Michelle Killian

Michelle Killian

Women's Program Coordinator

michelle@magdalenhouse.org

Michelle Killian first came to Maggie’s in 2019, out of options and devoid of hope. Prior to Maggie’s, Michelle went to rehab six times, but was unable to stay sober for any length of time. What Michelle learned at The Magdalen House was new and it transformed her life and allowed her to sustain long-term recovery. She is a graduate of both the First Step and Next Step programs. The gratitude she felt for her experiences at Maggie’s kept her close to the house, serving as a regular overnight volunteer and she was a frequent participant in meetings, workshops, and retreats. She then came on board as a Program Coordinator for Next Step in 2022.

Michelle earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and History, and later a Master of Theological Studies, both from TCU. In her free time, Michelle loves to carry the message to the still suffering alcoholic woman and she cherishes the time she gets so spend with her two daughters.

Lisa Kroencke

Lisa Kroencke

Chief Executive Officer

lisakroencke@magdalenhouse.org

A vocal advocate for recovery, Lisa Kroencke is the Chief Executive Officer of The Magdalen House, a leader in Dallas-Ft. Worth recovery-based non-profits. Through Lisa’s leadership, The Magdalen House has grown from a grass-roots organization to become a leading non-profit for alcoholics and their families in Dallas. Lisa began volunteering at The Magdalen House in 2007, became chair of the Board of Directors in 2010, and became its Executive Director in 2016, bringing more than 20 years of fundraising, communications, and board development experience to the position.

Lisa has served as a volunteer and board member to more than a dozen non-profit organizations, including Dallas CASA, Children’s Medical Center Women’s Auxiliary, Nexus Recovery Center Auxiliary Board, and Dallas C.A.R.E. In addition, she has received local recognition for her work on behalf of recovered alcoholics, including DCEO’s 2022 Non-Profit CEO of the Year for mid-size non-profits.

Lisa has been in recovery since June of 2007 and is a passionate voice for alcoholism recovery. She speaks locally and nationally and is a frequent contributor to local print, radio, and television news broadcasts to help destigmatize the disease of alcoholism.

Chris Marzano

Chris Marzano

Lead Men's Program Coordinator

chris@magdalenhouse.org

Chris Marzano, born in New Orleans and raised in The Woodlands, Texas, serves as a Program Coordinator for the First Step Program. Finding sobriety in 2021, Chris dedicates his efforts to guiding individuals through the initial stages of recovery.

Focused on practical support, Chris works closely with individuals in the First Step Program, offering a helping hand and sharing his own experiences. His approach is grounded in understanding, providing a supportive environment for those taking the first steps toward recovery.

In his personal life, Chris enjoys spending time with friends, finding inspiration in the simple joys of life. An advocate for holistic well-being, he incorporates working out into his normal routine. Currently, Chris is pursuing a degree in counseling at Dallas College, aligning his academic endeavors with his commitment to supporting others on their journey to lasting change.

Whitney Mask

Whitney Mask

Director of Development

whitney@magdalenhouse.org

Whitney has been with The Magdalen House since just after she graduated from Texas A&M University in 2020 with a double major in Business Honors and Management and a certificate in Nonprofit and Social Innovation. Her educational focus and internship experience concentrated around the nonprofit sector, where Whitney’s passion for helping others became a driving force behind her position at The Magdalen House. She was hired as a Development Coordinator and in three years worked her way to Director of Development.

Whitney loves advocating on behalf of The Magdalen House and the empowering mission it serves. Working at Maggie’s is an incredible opportunity to continue her life’s mission of championing all those who seek positive change in their lives.

Charlene McPherson

Charlene McPherson

First Step Program Manager

charlene@magdalenhouse.org

Charlene moved to Texas from Tennessee in 2020. She went through The Magdalen House as a First Step client in October 2020 and then completed Next Step, and then joined the staff as a First Step Program Coordinator in 2021. In 2022, Charlene was promoted to Lead Program Coordinator and in 2023 to First Step Program Manager. She loves First Step and Next Step because they saved her life from alcoholism, and she is finally free and able to help other alcoholics. She is passionate about recovery and adores the transformation that carrying the message can bring to people with a variety of backgrounds.

She has been married to her best friend for nearly three years after reconnecting on Facebook following their 37-year distance. They have three dogs, two German Shepards named Grace and Max, and a confident, young Malachi named Missy. 

Alice Nalepka

Alice Nalepka

Chief Marketing Officer

alice@magdalenhouse.org

Alice grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and currently lives in Fort Worth with her beautiful son and husband. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Journalism. During her last year there, she discovered a strong desire to use her love of and skills in storytelling to help propel the mission and vision of non-profits. Since then, Alice has worked with multiple churches and non-profits to tell some really cool stories.

A desire to find a non-profit that fit the ideals she is passionate about led her to The Magdalen House as the Director of Communication in 2021. She now is the Chief Marketing Officer overseeing some of the coolest stories yet with an awesome team. In her free time, Alice loves hiking, cycling, and reading (send her your book recommendations), and writing.

Susie O’Hara

Susie O’Hara

Chief Operations Officer

susie@magdalenhouse.org

Susie graduated from Millsaps College in 1995 with a BBA in Accounting and began work for KPMG Fort Worth from 1995-1999 as a staff accountant. Subsequent to that, Susie decided to start a family and stayed home to raise her two children. During that time, Susie volunteered in many capacities on the Parents’ Council at her children’s school and worked with many volunteer organizations. She also served on the regional board of Hope International.

Susie has been with The Magdalen House since November of 2016 in a part-time role and joined full-time in 2017 as Business Manager. Susie now serves as the Chief Operations Officer and has enjoyed learning more about alcoholism and being able to use her gifts in the non-profit world. As Chief Operations Officer, Susie’s goal is to ensure financial responsibility and transparency for employees, clients, and donors. In her free time,

Patrice Olootu

Patrice Olootu

Next Step Program Manager

patrice@magdalenhouse.org

Patrice is a Maggie’s First Step alumni, and has been a recovered alcoholic since February 8, 2019. She joined The Magdalen House staff as a First Step Coordinator in November 2020, then Next Step Coordinator and is currently the Next Step Program Manager. Patrice was born in Giddings, Texas and was raised in Austin, Texas. She has lived in the Dallas area since 1986. She is a very active member of AA and serves at her home group and the District Level. In addition, she is very involved in the recovery community as a whole. She puts a lot of energy into her alcoholism and today she gets to transfer that energy to a life of giving back what was so freely given to her. It is her honor to be a vessel of hope to the alcoholic who still suffers.

Patrice loves to bake, cook and spend time with family and friends. She is married and mother to two daughters and two sons.

 

Chloe Pierce

Chloe Pierce

Development Manager

chloe@magdalenhouse.org

Chloe grew up in Perry, Oklahoma and moved to Dallas in late 2022. Chloe has been with The Magdalen House since graduating from The University of Oklahoma with a major in Public Relations and a double minor focus in nonprofit and business management. She began working on the Development team as a coordinator and has since been promoted to Development Manager. Her educational focus, organizational experience, and family connections to alcoholism became the catalyst for her passion of working at The Magdalen House.

Chloe loves educating the community and advocating for The Magdalen House’s mission in her professional and personal life. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, playing tennis, and watching any sport that’s on TV!

Nicole Rangel

Nicole Rangel

name@magdalenhouse.org

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Darren Renfro

Darren Renfro

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Natalie Shortt

Natalie Shortt

Women's Program Coordinator

natalie@magdalenhouse.org

Natalie grew up in Austin and moved to DFW in 2019. After years of trying just about everything to get sober, she was lucky enough to find The Magdalen House.

Maggie’s was the first place where she was taught the definition of an alcoholic and, most importantly, the solution. She was in awe of all of the beautiful, loving staff and volunteers. In October of 2021, she surrendered to her truth, accepting spiritual help, and has been living in the 12 steps ever since. After completing First Step, she entered the Next Step program and graduated in March of 2022. Upon graduating, she stayed close to Maggie’s by volunteering and attending meetings. She then joined the staff as a First Step Program Coordinator in November 2022.

Through her recovery, she has discovered her purpose in life – being of service to other alcoholic women. Natalie is beyond blessed to be a part of the team at Maggie’s.

Brooke Shults

Brooke Shults

Women's Program Coordinator

brooke@magdalenhouse.org

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Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams

Volunteer Program Manager

kelly@magdalenhouse.org

Kelly grew up in Escondido, California and lived there until she moved to Mabank, Texas in 2018 with her family. In early 2019, she found herself completely defeated by her alcoholism and entered treatment where she learned what her problem was and the solution to alcoholism as outlined in the Big Book. Immediately after her discharge from treatment, she was instructed to go to The Magdalen House to volunteer during her free time. There, Kelly found a safe space to reintegrate into the community and develop her passion for helping others. Kelly began her employment at Maggie’s in 2021 as a Volunteer Coordinator and has since moved into the role of Volunteer Program Manager. She is excited for this opportunity to use her experience as a former volunteer at Maggie’s and is honored to work for an organization that does so much for individuals with alcoholism and their families.

Kelly lives in Dallas with her cattle dog mix, Rikki Tikki Tavi. She is grateful for the meaningful relationships in her life and enjoys spending time with her family whenever she’s able. Kelly rediscovered her passion for the outdoors in sobriety and finds joy in a challenging hike, and hopes that one day she will be able to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

Communications Coordinator

laura@magdalenhouse.org

Laura Wilson was first introduced to The Magdalen House in September 2019, as a First Step client. Entering her ninth institution in six years, she thought she would “play the game” and coast her way through her 2-week stay. But once she understood her problem, and heard the solution and hope from other recovered women, she decided to work the 12 steps like her life depended on it. She came to Maggie’s because she had nowhere else to go; she stayed at Maggie’s because she never wanted to leave. Without The Magdalen House, she would not be alive today.

In her recovery, Laura has found several passions in life, with her main one being helping others struggling with alcoholism. She is active in the recovery community, spending time carrying the message at treatment centers, and sponsoring other women. She also enjoys traveling, fly fishing, and spending time with her friends and family. Her biggest gift in recovery is the reestablished relationship with her dad, Doug Wilson.

Kady Younkman

Kady Younkman

Chief Community Officer

kady@magdalenhouse.org

She began her career in the nonprofit industry in 2018 where she found her passion working for organizations that support women. As a former Maggie’s volunteer herself, she understood the significance and value volunteers add to an organization like The Magdalen House, and was honored to come on board to help facilitate that program as a Volunteer Coordinator in 2020. As her love of our mission grew, she became a Program Manager, the Director of Community, and now currently serves as Chief Community Officer. Kady’s own journey with long-term recovery is what continues to inspire her to help provide a safe place where women and men can go to learn about spiritual principles and find a no-cost solution to their alcoholism.

When she’s not at work, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and three rescue dogs. She loves true crime, listening to podcasts, and building lego flowers.