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. She is currently pursuing a MSW from the University of Texas at Arlington. She brings over 20 years of marketing and advertising experience. She 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.

Dr. Kay Colbert

Dr. Kay Colbert

Immediate Past Chair

Dr. Kay Colbert has been on the Board of Directors of The Magdalen House since 2009.

Kay is a Licensed Clinical Social worker currently in private practice in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in substance abuse and addictive behaviors, as well as women’s issues. Kay has been volunteering with community organizations and advocacy groups for the past 30 years, and has worked for several non-profit organizations. Kay is the author, with Roxanna Erickson Klein, of Engage the Group, Engage the Brain: 100 Experiential Activities for Addiction Treatment, published by Central Recovery Press.

Kay holds a BA from Emory University, an MSSW from Univ. of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

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.

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 has been the Vice President of Programs for The David M. Crowley Foundation since July 2014 and 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.

Jennifer Landry

Jennifer Landry

Secretary

Jenny is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Business-Marketing and Baylor Law School where she earned her Juris Doctorate. Following law school, Jenny spent 11 years practicing law in the Dallas offices of Hughes & Luce, LLP and K&L Gates, LLP, where she was a Partner in the Commercial Litigation group. She later worked as Outside General Counsel for E Smith Realty Partners.

Over the last 15 years, Jenny has regularly volunteered in various charitable organizations around Dallas. Alcoholism has personally affected Jenny’s family, which is why she is passionate about helping The Magdalen House achieve its mission of helping alcoholic women achieve sobriety and sustain recovery.

Jenny is an active member of the State Bar of Texas and is active in her church, Highland Park United Methodist Church. Her favorite job of all is being a mom to her 3 sons, Garrett, Jay, & Cade, and wife to her husband, Brant.

Nancy McMahon

Nancy McMahon

Member at Large

Nancy McMahon currently serves on the Outreach Committee 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.

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.

Roxanne Pero

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.

Robin B. Seckel

Robin B. Seckel

Member at Large

Bio Coming Soon

Staff

Lisa Kroencke

Lisa Kroencke

Executive Director

Lisa Kroencke joined the staff as Executive Director in 2016.  She began volunteering at the house in 2007 and accepted a Board of Director’s position in 2009.  In 2010, she was named Board Chair, 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.  She has been in recovery since June of 2007 and has a passion for advocacy and destigmatizing the disease of alcoholism.

Kelsey Amos

Kelsey Amos

Program Manager

When Kelsey got sober in 2016, her friend, a Maggie’s alumna, took her to meetings at The Magdalen House. She loves the spirit that lives in the House, a place that she has always felt welcome and at home.

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.

Ainsley Chapman

Ainsley Chapman

Director of Programs

Ainsley came to The Magdalen House as a Volunteer Client Services Coordinator in 2014. As an alumna of the Social Detox Program, Ainsley saw the incredible importance of giving back to the Recovery Community. Later in 2014, Ainsley was hired as a staff member. In the years since, her passion for the mission has continued to grow as she became the Detox Program Manager, the Director of Programs, and now the Director of Outreach. Ainsley’s personal recovery has inspired her to dedicate her life to helping other alcoholic women.

Nandin Dandar

Nandin Dandar

Outreach Coordinator

Nandin joined The Magdalen House with nonprofit experience in trauma-informed care and crisis services as program support. Nandin graduated from The University of Texas in 2020 and was invited to serve in the Peace Corps as an English Education and Community Development volunteer until the pandemic delayed her departure. Nevertheless, she sees it as a blessing that she got to stay and give back to the Dallas community she grew up in.

Having worked almost exclusively with at-risk female populations at The Family Place and now The Magdalen House, Nandin is honored to be able to contribute to women’s recovery through her outreach work by connecting them to resources for successful sustainability.

Chelsea Galyon

Chelsea Galyon

Program Coordinator

Chelsea grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, in an alcoholic home and began drinking at an early age. She moved to Texas with her 6-month-old in 2016. During the following year, she began her recovery journey and achieved sobriety on November 8, 2017.

The very first time that Chelsea carried the message at The Magdalen House, she felt the strong presence of God. She knew then that the mission was an important one and that she would always have good things to say about the women who served and the great work they are doing. She is forever grateful to work with our Next Step participants.

A few of her passions are her 7-year-old, Lily, her pets, Baz and Hello Kutey, carrying the message and being of service.

Sierra Godfrey

Sierra Godfrey

Communications Manager

Sierra graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Journalism focused in public relations. Her lifelong passion for helping others, combined with her knowledge of communications, led her to The Magdalen House. She is grateful for the opportunity to positively impact alcoholic women’s lives through her assistance with communications for The Magdalen House.

Through sharing the message that freedom is accessible, Sierra hopes that women 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 change the lives of women, their families, and communities.

Brehn Hanson

Brehn Hanson

Program Manager

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. She is honored to create events that spread the message and create unity for The Magdalen House Community!

Brehn lives in Old East Dallas with her best friend and their rescue dog Marty. She loves to thrift, watch documentaries, hike, 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.

Teresa Hollingsworth

Teresa Hollingsworth

Program Manager

Teresa joined The Magdalen House in June 2019 after twenty-five years of experience working in the real estate industry. She was brought on as a Coordinator to help with our residential program, First Step. She is an alumna of the First Step Program at The Magdalen House and now works as a Program Manager. She 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 now happily manage First Step, 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.

Rosalind Jones

Rosalind Jones

Program Coordinator

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.

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. She is honored to be a part of The Magdalen House team, working alongside other women who are passionate about the mission.

Michelle Killian

Program Coordinator

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Whitney Mask

Whitney Mask

Development Manager

Whitney graduated summa cum laude from Mays Business School at Texas A&M University with a double major in both Business Honors and Management while simultaneously earning a Nonprofit and Social Innovation Certificate. 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.

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 women seeking positive change in their lives.

Charlene McPherson

Charlene McPherson

Lead Program Coordinator

Charlene moved to Texas from Tennessee approximately three years before she began her position as Program Coordinator at The Magdalen House. 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. She is passionate about recovery and adores the transformation that carrying the message can bring to people with a variety of backgrounds.

Diana Miller

Diana Miller

Outreach Manager

Diana joins The Magdalen House as a grateful recovered alcoholic, having completed the First Step and Next Step programs in 2021. She credits Maggie’s with her recovery and cherishes the opportunity to use her previous experience.

Diana has over ten years of experience working in the nonprofit sector; specifically, in fundraising, programming, and community relations. In her work experience, as well as her personal journey, she strives to reach more alcoholic women and educate the community on the disease of alcoholism and the tools for recovery.

In her spare time, she is a proud Big Brothers, Big Sisters volunteer. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her three dogs.

Alice Nalepka

Alice Nalepka

Director of Communications

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 her desire to communicate the ideals she is passionate about (chat her up about mental health and education equity any time) led her to The Magdalen House. In her free time, Alice loves spending time with her family, hiking, cycling, reading (send her your book recs!), and is a Reading Partners volunteer.

Susie O’Hara

Susie O’Hara

Director of Operations

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. She has enjoyed learning more about alcoholism and being able to use her gifts in the non-profit world. As Director of Operations, Susie’s goal is to ensure financial responsibility and transparency for employees, clients, and donors

Patrice Olootu

Patrice Olootu

Program Coordinator

Bio coming soon!

Melissa Retzsch

Melissa Retzsch

Director of Development

Melissa graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Over the past ten years, she has followed her passion for helping others, working in Development at the North Texas Food Bank, March of Dimes, and now The Magdalen House. She is honored for the opportunity to be of service to a mission that she strongly believes in.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being in nature, and volunteering through the Junior League of Collin County.

Renee Rochin

Volunteer Coordinator

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Natalie Shortt

Program Coordinator

Photo and Bio coming soon!

Carly Sorenson

Carly Sorenson

Program Coordinator

Carly Sorenson began her work in nonprofits when she became a Recovery Advocate at Nexus Recovery Center shortly after completing The Magdalen House First Step program.

Carly arrived at The Magdalen House in August of 2019, scared and hopeless. During her stay, she learned that there were other women like her, and for the first time, became educated on why she drank differently than others. Through the 12 Steps and spiritual principles, Carly 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 and job at Nexus, she found her passion for serving women in recovery. She is honored to be a part of The Magdalen House team, working alongside other women who are passionate about the mission.

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams

Volunteer Program Manager

Kelly grew up in Escondido, CA and lived there until she moved to Dallas in 2019, where she ultimately went to treatment for her alcoholism at Nexus Recovery Center. Immediately after her discharge, 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. She is excited to have this opportunity to use her experience as a former volunteer at Maggie’s. She is honored to work for an organization that does so much for alcoholic women.

Kelly grew up camping with her family and rediscovered her passion for it in sobriety. She loves backpacking and finds joy in a challenging hike. Her dream is to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.

Astrid Writer

Astrid Writer

Operations Coordinator

Astrid grew up in The Netherlands and moved to the United States in 1997. Over the last 18 years, Astrid has dedicated her time to motherhood for her two children.  During this time, she regularly volunteered at multiple charitable organizations, including National Charity League and her children’s schools. Astrid is passionate about The Magdalen House mission and its commitment to helping alcoholic women and their families find freedom and hope in recovery.

Kady Younkman

Kady Younkman

Director of Community

Kady joined The Magdalen House team in 2020 as a Volunteer Coordinator. 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 her love of our mission grew, she became a Program Manager and now currently serves as our Director of Community. Kady’s own journey with long-term recovery is what continues to inspire her to help provide a safe place where women 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, her two teenage kids, and her two dogs. She loves true crime, listening to podcasts, and building lego flowers.

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