Front row: Karen Surles, Karen Gattis, Suzi Pegoraro, Catherine Block, and Karen Knoll. Back row: Traci Long, Mary Ann Saxton, Gloria Kennedy, Nancy Bloomfield, and Art Fleming
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
Mary Ann Saxton – Program Manager, Clothing Assistance Program
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 of the 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).
Board members emeritus
Lynn Hagey, former Director
Kay Stephenson, former Program Manager for both Love Thy Baby and Love Thy Pet