Board

At present the board consists of 5 members.

Executive Director and Program Manager, Love Thy Baby – Gloria Kennedy

Bio:  born in Canada but relocated to Coppell TX in 1999, where she met and married a native Texan.  Became a Love Thy Baby volunteer in 2013, joined the board as Program Manager for LTB on January 1, 2016. Retired in 2017 after 22 years in various management roles in the IT industry. Assumed role of Executive Director January 1, 2022.

Treasurer – Art Fleming

Bio:  Born and raised in New Jersey, has degrees in Psychology, Master’s in Social Work and another degree in Computer Science.  Taught English in the Peace Corps for 2 years in So. Korea, worked for computer services company (EDS) for 23 years, now retired.  Has been finance chairman for local church and treasurer for other organizations.

Also volunteer at CCA Pantry and through Denton County Public Health Medical Reserve Corps.  Active member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.

MaryAnn Saxton – Secretary and Liaison with HOTC Clothing Program

Bio: Born in upstate New York, established roots in Flower Mound in 1986 and has lived there since. Married
36 years and blessed with two grown sons. Account Executive for Halo Branded Solutions. Has
volunteered for over 30 years in the community serving on various PTA & Booster Club Boards,
fundraising, and teaching & organizing events at church.

Her passion to serve the homeless and those
less fortunate lead her to volunteer at Love Thy Neighbor in 2010. She served as Head Chef on Thursdays and as a Board Member & Secretary. In 2013, she became Program Manager for Love Thy Neighbor’s new program CAP (Clothing Assistance Program.) Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve – Author Unknown.

Greg Rimling, Board Member and North Texas Giving Day Coordinator

Bio: Marilyn and I have been married for 47 years. We moved to Lewisville in July 1979.  Our two boys graduated from Lewisville High School.   We have been blessed to have three grandchildren.  Marilyn has been associated with Love Thy Neighbor for over 7 years.

I retired last November after over 47 years in insurance.  I handled the casualty insurance programs for large national and international companies.  I have been involved with Vista Ridge United Methodist Church for over 30 years.  I was involved with the construction of the church, chairperson of Trustees, chairperson of finance and working with the budget for the past three years.

Rebecca (Becky) Warren, Board Member and Secretary

Bio:  Born in Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from the University of Memphis with a BA in History and from the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Paralegal Studies. Moved to Texas with Braniff International Airways until the airline permanently shut down.

Spent the balance of working career with an aviation insurance law firm and volunteering with a variety of charities. Since retiring, became a volunteer with LTN’s Clothing Assistance Program, CCA, Greater Lewisville Community Theater, Lewisville Education Foundation and Lewisville Senior Center.

 

Former Board members

Lynn Hagey, former Director and founding member, 2010-2015

Traci Long, former Director, 2015-2021

Kay Stephenson, former Program Manager for both Love Thy Baby and Love Thy Pet

Nancy Bloomfield, former Program Manager, Love Thy Pet

Karen Knoll, founding board member and kitchen program manager

Suzi Pegoraro, founding board member and former Thursday chef

Karen Gattis, board member and Tuesday chef

Catherine Block, board member and kitchen program manager

Stephanie Laubacher, board member,  Secretary and Interim Director

Dennis Bozimowski, board member and assistant director