Our Leadership

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Crystal Scanio

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Angela Tullos

Executive Assistant
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Alyssa Womack

Project Manager
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Martha Perez

Staff Accountant
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Yasmin Alfurati

Development Assistant
Amy Sanders

Amy Sanders

Programs and Projects Assistant
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Emily Alvarado

Marketing Coordinator

2022 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Committee

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Phil Meaders

Chair
Darin

Darin Furbush

Chair Elect
Sarah

Sarah Thomas

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Tracy McNeil

Tracy McNeil

Secretary
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Kevin Albaugh

Treasurer
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Mary Sue Daniel

Programs Chair
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Shannon Brown

Development Chair
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Roger Carbajal

Personnel Chair
Michael

Michael Huebner

General Counsel
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Andrew Licon

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Board of Directors

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Julie Hillman

Food for Thought Chair
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Christina Winters

Legacy Gala Chair
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Gwen Craig

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Kay Branch

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Bruce Burns

Bruce Burns

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Renee Copeland

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Jim Louder

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Andy Jones

Diana

Diana Pfaff

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Smita Patel

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Allen Treadway

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Kitty Boyle

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Mary Richarte

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Michael Gonzales

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Patty Brauer

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Annette French

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Soniya Agriwal

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Brook Tretter

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Lesslie Ibarguengoytia

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Randy Randle

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Margie Stipes

Director Emeritus
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Magda Hernandez

Superintendent of Schools

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Michael Kelley

IISD Board of Trustees Representative

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Lori Sims

Teacher Representative

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Mika Tepfer

Teacher Representative

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Crystal Scanio

President & CEO

Crystal Scanio

President & CEO

Crystal Ramirez-Scanio serves as the President & CEO of the Irving Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the students and teachers in Irving ISD. In her role as Executive Director, she is tasked with raising money to support projects and initiatives for which tax dollars cannot be expended, such as innovative classroom projects, scholarships, and funding for valuable learning tools.

Prior to joining the Irving Schools Foundation in 2012, Crystal served in many leadership roles in the Financial and Insurance industries. Formerly with Merrill Lynch in Irving, Crystal spearheaded recruitment events and marketing campaigns while managing relationships with current and potential clients. While at Merrill Lynch Crystal developed a passion for working with others and for helping individuals and businesses identify solutions to their financial needs. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, she was a top sales producer for AXA Advisors in Dallas, Texas.

Crystal earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from Texas Tech University and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Southern Methodist University.

Crystal is very passionate about the success of her community and has volunteered for a variety of organizations that promote the advancement of women and children in the DFW area. Crystal serves as President-Elect of the Irving Las Colinas Rotary Club Board of Directors, serves on the Board of Directors of La Cima Club as the Chair of the Membership Council, serves on the Dallas Council for Texas Association of Business, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Irving International Women’s Consortium.

In 2012, Crystal was named by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of their “Top 25 Young Latino Leaders in DFW” because of her commitment to the betterment of the DFW community. In 2013, Crystal was awarded the Women of ALPFA (Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting) Latina Achievement Award and in 2014, she was honored to have received the 2014 Diversity Ambassador National Award from Nissan Americas. Crystal is a graduate of Leadership Irving and is currently participating in Leadership North Texas. In 2016, Crystal was selected to serve as an Ambassador for the Women’s Leadership Live Conference.

Crystal lives in Irving with her husband, Tony, and her daughter.

Angela Tullos

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An experienced, bilingual business professional, Angela Tullos brings 20 years of broad-based experience in administration, marketing, and executive support functions. Angela graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1998 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and a double major in International Business and Spanish. Before joining the ISF team, Angela was an Executive Assistant to the CEO at muv, a Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of Blessing Petroleum Group, an Office Manager for The Fellows Companies, Circulation Sales Administration Manager for The Dallas Morning News, and a Sales Assistant for Sports Marketing International. She also taught bilingual first grade for one year in Arlington ISD.

Married for 19 years, Angela and her husband, Jimmy, share their Flower Mound home with their 14-year-old daughter, Caitlin. In her spare time, Angela enjoys reading, boating on Lake Grapevine, and snow skiing in Steamboat, Colorado.

General Responsibilities: General ISF Information, Meeting Scheduling, Board Support, Accounting/Finance, Scholarship Donations

Alyssa Womack

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After going corporate for a few years, Alyssa is excited to be back working in the non-profit world once again. Her degree in Public Relations from The University of Texas at Austin (hook ‘em!) has led her to some of the most fun jobs ever, most recently as the communications specialist for a small finance company. Prior to that, she served as the marketing director for a YMCA summer camp, and as a content manager for Blood:Water, an organization empowering African communities to address the water and HIV/AIDS crisis.

At ISF, Alyssa feels honored to serve her community through the valuable programs that are truly making a difference in the lives of students at Irving ISD. When she’s not working, you can find her spending time with her husband Marcus, and two adorable girls, Graham and Wesley. She loves reading, traveling, singing and listening to music, and cheering on her beloved Longhorns. And she has a mild obsession with the Today Show.

 

General Responsibilities: In-Kind donations, marketing & volunteering, and project management pertaining to Food for Thought, Supplies for Success, Caring & Sharing, Spark Tank, Employee Giving Campaign, C2C Store, and social media.

Martha Perez

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Yasmin Alfurati

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Yasmin Alfurati graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in International Relations and Global Studies, and minors in Spanish and Biology. Yasmin is a Singley Academy alumna and a previous recipient of the Irving Schools Foundation. 
For the past four years, Yasmin has worked on initiatives that connect underserved communities to vital socioeconomic resources. Yasmin served as the Curriculum Chair for the Google Community Leaders program, where she created tech-inclusivity workshops for Tech Promotora, an organization that helps increase digital literacy in South Austin. She also interned at the Dell School of Medicine as a Health Leadership Apprentice and served as a Spanish Medical Interpreter for People’s Community Clinic. Yasmin was also a part of the Texas Orange Jackets, which serve as the official hosts of the University of Texas. Lastly, Yasmin is the co-founder of For Texas, You Will: Women’s Empowerment Scholarship, a $50,000 scholarship endowment awarded yearly to UT students.

Yasmin is very passionate about increasing access to higher education. She feels deeply connected to the mission of the foundation and hopes to maximize the opportunities available for the students of Irving ISD.

Amy Sanders

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Amy Sanders is one of the Programs Assistants.  She began volunteering with the Food For Thought program shortly after she moved with her family to Irving in 2019 and began working part time for the Irving Schools Foundation in February of 2020.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Art Education and has worked as a substitute teacher, piano teacher, and preschool teacher.  She is also very involved in her church and is a board member of the MacArthur Band Boosters. 

Amy primarily considers herself a stay at home mom.  She is the mother of seven children and one grandson with another granddaughter on the way.  She has two children still at home, a junior at MacArthur High School and a freshman at Singley Academy.  When she’s not working, Amy enjoys spending time reading, cooking, doing home improvement projects, attending band concerts and gymnastics meets, and spending time with her husband, Philip.

General Responsibilities: Assists Project Manager with programs and events, in particular Food for Thought and Supplies for Success.

Emily Alvarado

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An Irving ISD alumna, Emily graduated from Singley Academy in 2019 from the Hospitality Services Program of Studies. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Dallas pursuing a double major in Theology and Spanish. Emily joined the foundation in August 2018 originally as an intern. Her background in student leadership, event planning, religious education, and now marketing, have led her to roles with the Texas Vatican Patrons of the Arts and Catholic Charities of Dallas. She currently serves as a First-Generation Peer Mentor at the University of Dallas. Emily was the 2019 Irving Elks Lodge Teenager of the Year and one of the five Texas candidates for the US Presidential Scholars Program in Career & Technical Education for her community service efforts. 

While at ISF, Emily feels honored to be able to give back to her community in the same way that she was helped during her years as a student of Irving ISD. When she’s not at work or school, Emily enjoys traveling, fashion, the arts, and spending time with her family. 

General Responsibilities: Marketing items and graphics, newsletters, social media, translations in Spanish, and assists the Project Manager.

Phil Meaders

Chair

Phil Meaders

Chair

Phil Meaders is the Vice President of Lockwood Andrews and Newnam. Mr. Meaders has constructed many of the Dart Rails in the Dallas- Fort Worth area. From 2002 to 2006 Phil was a Scoutmaster for the Boys Scouts of America and from 2012-2014 he was a Trustee at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.

Darin Furbush

Chair Elect

Darin Furbush

Chair Elect

Darin Furbush is a Branch Manager at Link Staffing Service and has been working there for 23 years. He is also a graduate of MacArthur High School and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Sarah Thomas

Immediate Past Chair

Sarah Thomas

Immediate Past Chair

Sarah Thomas is a Senior National Account Executive for American Solutions for Business – a marketing company that focuses on print, promotional products and apparel.  In 2010, she moved from Philadelphia to Texas and has lived in Irving Texas for over 7 years and on the ISF board for nearly 5 years!  When she isn’t working on Irving Schools Foundation projects or selling items with logos on them… Sarah enjoys all things related to food, fitness and fun! 

Tracy McNeil

Secretary

Tracy McNeil

Secretary

Tracy McNeil is the Lead Sales Representative at Liberty Mutual Insurance. In 2015 Tracy was voted Zone Rookie of the Year for Auto and Home. From 2009-2016 Ms. McNeil volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House Charities for Children and has shown great interest for the youth in Irving ISD.

Kevin Albaugh

Finance Chair

Kevin Albaugh

Finance Chair

Kevin Albaugh is the Director of Finance at Northrop Grumman Corporations.

Mary Sue Daniel

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Mary Sue Daniel

Chair-Programs

Mary Sue Daniel is the Client Liaison at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson.

Michael Huebner

General Counsel

Michael Huebner

General Counsel

Michael R. Huebner is an attorney/owner at The Law Office of Michael R. Huebner, PLLC, a firm that represents clients on estate planning, estate administration, and business issues. Michael is also an Assistant Judge at the Irving Municipal Court, and Vice President of Trinity Casting Service, Inc. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Navy Reserve.

Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology at Texas A&M University, a Master of Business Administration degree in business management at the University of Dallas, teaching certificates in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and earth science at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Juris Doctor degree at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, now Texas A&M University School of Law.

A resident of Irving since 1962, Michael attended A.S. Johnston Elementary School, Travis Jr. High School, and MacArthur High School, and he taught physics and chemistry at Nimitz High School for eleven years.

Michael has been General Counsel for the Irving Schools Foundation, Inc. since 2016. He also serves on the boards of the Friends of the Texas State Vietnam Memorial, Inc. and the Irving Family Advocacy Center, Inc.

Andrew Licon

Parliamentarian

Andrew Licon

Parliamentarian

Andrew Licon has been a board member since January 2015. In 2007, Andrew started off as an Associate Adviser for Frost Brokerage Services and within 6 years he became the Wealth Adviser. He values hard work and is dedicated to his job which makes him an important part of the Irving Schools Foundation board.

Julie Hillman

Chair- Food for Thought

Julie Hillman

Chair- Food for Thought

Julie Hillman worked the first 10 years of her career as a public relations practitioner in Utah, and was a public relations manager for the Coalition for Utah’s Future during the launch of its “Envision Utah” project, a public/private community partnership that has been used as a model for similar partnerships throughout the US. She also taught for three years as an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University before changing her career to be a stay-at-home mother to her young children. After moving to Irving, Texas in 2014, Julie discovered a passion for real estate and became a realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Winans in the DFW area. She and her husband Chris are the parents of four daughters, all of whom have or are currently attending school in Irving ISD. Julie has been involved for many years in programs that benefit youth within local community and church organizations.

Christina Winters

Chair - Gala

Christina Winters

Chair - Gala

Christina Winters was the vice president of United One Resources from 1980-1989. She developed a series of educational workshops that the company adopted nationwide and in the next year in 1990 she became the CEO of Creating and Managing Wealth which is a financial company that helps over 8,000 clients nationwide manage their assets and distributions. In 2005, Christina founded the Irving International Women’s Consortium which is a nonprofit organization whose goal is to educate, support and create opportunities for women of all ethnicity . Christina Winters enjoys helping youth and providing a safe environment for their development which is why she is perfect for the board.

Gwen Craig

Chair- C2C Store

Gwen Craig

Chair- Food for Thought

Gwen Craig is a retired teacher after spending 20 years working for Irving ISD and Grand Prairie ISD. Ms. Craig graduated from Irving High and went on to get her Bachelors and Masters degree at The University of North Texas. She has served on the Staff Development Committee in Grand Prairie ISD. Ms. Craig was also the president of the Irving Chapter of Association of Texas Professional Educator. She now mentors the youth of Irving and is involved in TRTA both locally and District 10 while also being chair to the C2C Store.

Kay Branch

Chair- Golf

Kay Branch

Chair- Golf

Kay Branch is a 8th Grade Counselor at Bowie Middle School in Irving TX. Kay sets students on the path for success and is there for them during any time in need. Kay prepares her students for high-school and her main goal is to make sure that they are 100% prepared for the new transition and understand the importance of staying on track.

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Renee Copeland

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Born and raised in Irving Texas, Renee Copeland attended Brandenburg Elementary, Sam Houston Middle School, MacArthur High School, and North Lake College. She has been married 30+ years to JD Copeland with 2 adult children, Emily & Cody Copeland, whom are also both products of the IISD. Renee serves the youth at her church Oakview Baptist and loves spending time with the youth and getting to know them better.

She has served in various positions of PTA boards throughout her years associated with the IISD. Recently, she served as President at Nimitz High School. Over the years Renee has been on the CIC committees at the elementary and secondary levels. Her experience also goes over to serving 2 years on the District’s Excellence Now committee which gives out the ICE awards. Being so impressed with what our schools and children do, she wanted to be more involved. Renee believes in the school district and city and when she was asked to be a part of the Foundation she jumped at the chance. Over the last few years she had the opportunity to understand the tremendous impact that the foundation has on the children and staff of Irving ISD and is proud to say she is on the board.

Jim Louder

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Jim Louder is a highly experienced, versatile Senior Account Executive for Knight Security Systems. Jim also owns Nosh and Bottles, a 5 star restaurant here in Irving TX.

Andy Jones

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Andy is Vice President and Learning Experience Development Team Manager for Texas Capital Bank. He has received the Volunteer of the Year Award at Texas Capital for the last two years. Andy continues to volunteer at the Resource Center Community Health Clinic (9 Years), the AT&T Performing Arts Center (6 years), Make a Wish Foundation (5 years), Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Administrative Board (1 year) and the Dallas Titans (9 years), a local softball team where he has coordinated raising over $120,000 to give back to the community in the form of back-to-school supplies, food for a local food pantry and sending children with cancer to summer camp. Andy has a Masters Degree from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor Degree from Winthrop University.

Diana Pfaff

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Diana Pfaff

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Diana Pfaff is the Vice President of Market Communications at Irving Conventions and Visitors Bureau. Since 2012, Diana has held a board chair for the Dallas Fort Worth Human Society which is a nonprofit organization that gives homeless and unwanted pets a second chance.

Kitty Boyle

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Kitty Boyle

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Kitty has held many leadership positions throughout her 55 years in Irving, TX including founding and serving as past chair for the Community College Association for Texas Trustees. Kitty is presently Chair of the board for the Ranch Academy, a charter school, where she have served on the board since 1998. All six of her children graduated from IISD as have five of Kitty’s grandchildren as well. In 2011, Kitty and her husband John were named the Irving High Spirited Citizens. Kitty has a genuine heart for the citizens of Irving and it doesn’t go unnoticed.

Patty Brauer

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Patty Brauer

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Patty Brauer serves as the Finance Director for the Irving Hispanic Chamber of Commerce which advocates for education and economic development in the Hispanic Market. She is also a board member in Groupo AHOrA.

Randy Randle

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Randy Randle

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Randy Randle is a life long citizen of Irving TX and has been very active in many of the community and school district events. He has served as PTA fundraising chairman, Band Booster president and chairman of baseball concessions for the Booster Club. He also served on the Irving City Council for six years and was chairman of the finance committee.

Magda Hernandez

Superintendent of Schools

Magda Hernandez

Superintendent of Schools

Magda Hernández, a long-serving Irving ISD employee, was named Superintendent of Schools for the Irving Independent School District December 2018.

Hernández began her career in the district 26 years ago as a bilingual aide before earning her teaching degree from Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Hernández was then a bilingual and gifted and talented teacher at Good and Townley elementary schools before being promoted to assistant principal at Townley. She then moved up to the administration building where she has served as human resources staffing and recruiting coordinator, director of human resources, assistant superintendent of human resources, associate superintendent of human resources and deputy superintendent of administrative services.

Hernández also held the position of assistant superintendent of human resources in Waxahachie ISD. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in educational administration from TWU. She holds superintendent certification from the University of North Texas.

Hernández currently serves as Region 10 Human Resources Advisory Board Member and District IV representative for the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA). In addition, she serves on the boards of Texas Workforce Solutions and Texas School Alliance.

Lori Sims

Teacher Representative

Lori Sims

Teacher Representative

Lori Sims has been involved with ISF for many years in a variety of roles both as a teacher at MacArthur and a member of the community. As an audio video production teacher, her students have created videos and slideshows for different events for the foundation over a number of years. She has served as a volunteer for the Breakfast with the Stars for more than 15 years. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Hardin-Simmons University, and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction-Technology from Grand Canyon University. She leads the Career and Technology Department at MacArthur as a Co-Department chair and is currently serving as a teacher representative for the ISF board.

Mika Tepfer

Teacher Representative

Mika Tepfer

Teacher Representative

Mika Tepfer received her degrees from Dallas Baptist University in 2012 with a Masters in Educational Leadership in Administration and from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Ms. Tepfer began her career in 1990 at Joshua High School teaching Health and Physical Education and coaching Volleyball, Basketball, and Track and Field Coach. She moved to Smithfield Middle School, Birdville ISD from 1991-95 as the Head of Girls Athletics, Physical Education and Math Teacher. She is now the Assistant Principal at Irving High School and serves as the Teacher Representatives on the Board Of Representatives for the Irving Schools Foundation.

James Shackelford

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James Shackelford is the President and CEO of SommaComm Incorporation which is a communications marketing firm that creates services to fuel growth and advanced purpose. James has been a member of the IISD board for 4 years now and is also on the board for the Public Relations Society of America and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.

Kimberly Kimbriel

Chair-Legacy Gala

Kimberly Kimbriel

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Kimberly Kimbriel serves as our vice chair for the Annual Gala. Kimberly is currently working as a buyer for The Container Store and has had this position for the last 20 years. Kimberly received her B.A from Graceland College.

Wayne Gono

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Wayne Gono

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As a passionate ambassador for Christ, Wayne enjoys bringing the light of the Gospel into the secular business world. Wayne is married to his high school sweetheart, Patsy. Together, they serve as the second-generation family owners and operators of Regal Plastics, a plastic distributorship with six locations throughout Texas and Oklahoma. Wayne and Patsy’s greatest joys are their two children, Chad and Amy, who will propel the family’s business into the future as third-generation successors. “Well actually our three grandchildren are our greatest joys. Claire 4yrs, Ford five months and harper 13 months.”

Wayne has spent his entire life in the Dallas area. He serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Plastics Distributors (IAPD), and is currently the immediate past President. He has also served on the Texas State Board for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and on the board of Elders at Dallas Bible Church. Wayne also serves on the board of Time to Revive an international evangelical ministry, and John Maxwell’s national Live2Lead board in Irving. Wayne spent ten years teaching Dale Carnegie Sales and Human Relations courses as well as Adult Bible Study classes.

“Yes my wife says I have become a professional board member since turning the leadership of the company over to our children. I think she is right. But hey since the kids have all the responsibility and authority to lead the company they no longer really need me. So currently I am an investor and board member to Regal Plastics and an advocate for Jesus Christ.”

Lynn Andrews

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Lynn Andrews

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Lynn Andrews is the Special Assistant to the Deputy Superintendent of School Operations for Irving ISD. She has been employed there for 30 years. She is also a graduate of Irving High School Class of 1979. Lynn has served on the Board for several years.

James Shackelford

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James Shackelford is the President and CEO of SommaComm Incorporation which is a communications marketing firm that creates services to fuel growth and advanced purpose. James has been a member of the IISD board for 4 years now and is also on the board for the Public Relations Society of America and the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.

Jennifer Shrum

Jennifer Shrum

Secretary

Jennifer Shrum is a Project and Programs Assistant for Irving Schools Foundation. Prior to this role, she spent five years volunteering and serving on the ISF Board of Directors.

 

A native of Duncanville, Texas, Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Media Studies and Management from The New School and a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of North Texas. Her career prior to the non-profit world has been spent in corporate and freelance television production, teaching at North Texas colleges, trial-based legal media production, and producing digital content for broadcast television stations.

 

Jennifer is passionate about learning and storytelling of all kinds. Outside of ISF, she is active with the Many Helping Hands Thursday Night Feed for Irving’s homeless, the Online News Association, and the Advisory Board for Tarrant County College’s Radio/TV/Broadcast Program.

When not working, Jennifer enjoys cooking, road trips, live music, reading and loudly debating with her book club, keeping up with former students and colleagues, and spending time with her family.

Crystal Ramirez-Scanio serves as the President & CEO of the Irving Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the students and teachers in Irving ISD. In her role as Executive Director, she is tasked with raising money to support projects and initiatives for which tax dollars cannot be expended, such as innovative classroom projects, scholarships, and funding for valuable learning tools.Prior to joining the Irving Schools Foundation in 2012, Crystal served in many leadership roles in the Financial and Insurance industries. Formerly with Merrill Lynch in Irving, Crystal spearheaded recruitment events and marketing campaigns while managing relationships with current and potential clients. While at Merrill Lynch Crystal developed a passion for working with others and for helping individuals and businesses identify solutions to their financial needs.