Front row: Stephanie Laubacher, MaryAnn Saxton, Catherine Block, Traci Long, Karen Gattis, Suzi Pegoraro, Gloria Kennedy, and Karen Knoll. Back row: Art Fleming and Dennis Bozimowski
At present the board consists of 10 members as follows:
Traci Long – President
Art Fleming – Treasurer
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. Started cooking in November of 2010.
Stephanie Laubacher – Secretary
Bio: Stephanie is a long time resident of the Lewisville area, having transplanted here from Ohio in 1976. A graduate of LHS and UNT, where she met her husband of 35 years, Patrick, and currently resides in Highland Village. Together they have been blessed with four children and six grandchildren. Sharing her blessings is the reason Stephanie has volunteered in the community for more than 25 years, from teaching at church, mentoring in local schools, fundraising, and working with various local organizations serving the community. She’s very happy to be a part of LTN.
Mary Ann Saxton – Program Manager, Clothing Assistance 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.
Gloria Kennedy – Program Manager, Love Thy Baby
Bio: Started sewing quilt tops in 2013. Became Program Manager January 1, 2016. Retired 2017 after 22 years in various management roles in the IT industry.
Catherine Block – Program Manager, Kitchen and Monday chef
Dennis Bozimowski – Board Member
Karen Knoll – Board Member and former Program Manager, Kitchen from 2010 to 2016 and Monday chef
Bio: Founding Member, Board Member 2010 till present. Kitchen Program manager and Monday head chef from 2010 – 2016. Provided for 163,348 meals during this period.
Karen Gattis – Board Member and Tuesday chef
Bio: Karen has been involved with Love Thy Neighbor since its inception in 2010. She is an active board member and has been the Tuesday chef since 2010. She has watched LTN grow from supporting the kitchen to also include other programs which are Love Thy Baby, Love Thy Pet and CAP. Karen is passionate about supporting her community. She has participated in and organized numerous fundraisers.
Suzi Pegoraro – Board Member and Thursday chef
Bio: Married 46 years, 2 children, 4 grandchildren, retired, 36 years at Tom Thumb, Double Oak resident 38 years, Love Thy Neighbor volunteer and board member since inception. I felt a need to feed the “invisible” homeless and down trodden in Lewisville with immediate relief. Famous quote “A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness (Elsa Schiaparelli).
Former Board members
Lynn Hagey, former Director and founding member
Kay Stephenson, former Program Manager for both Love Thy Baby and Love Thy Pet
Nancy Bloomfield, current Program Manager, Love Thy Pet