Love Thy Neighbor has multiple programs overseen by a single Board of Directors. Board members manage the overall budget, including fundraising and purchasing; recruit and support volunteers for our programs; and build relationships with partner organizations that support us with funding, in-kind donations and/or volunteers.
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.
Lynne Fleming – Interim Secretary
Bio: Born and raised in Illinois, worked as a paralegal for more than 40 years, Lynne has graciously agreed to serve as interim secretary until a permanent one can be found.
Michael Toscan – Board Member
Bio: Mike was unanimously elected to the board on February 7, 2023.
Rebecca Warren – Board Member
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
MaryAnn Saxton, founding member, secretary, kitchen chef and clothing assistance program manager
Greg Rimling, board member