Family Gateway’s New Board Of Directors And Chairman Announced

Stephen Hipp*

Family Gateway has seven new folks joining its board of directors, as well as a new chairman of the board.

Serving in the leadership role for the organization will be Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group Managing Director Stephen Hipp.

Jennie Holmes Fahrenbruch*

Deanna Reyna Munoz*

Charlie O’Connell*

Exa Whiteman*

The newest members of the board include Justin Bailey, Jennie Holmes Fahrenbruch, Juanita Harris, Paula Miltenberger, Deanna Reyna Munoz, Charles O’Connell and Exa Whiteman.

According to Family Gateway CEO Ellen Magnis, “We are very excited about our new Board Chair and the addition of these seven individuals to our Board of Directors. Their skill sets will bring a variety of new ideas and insights to our agency and its mission to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.”

They will be joining current directors Alex Sharma, Gary Moor, Gretchen Pollom, Leslie Benners, Ann M. Johnson, Jennifer Austin, Rick Deitch, Ariane Einecker, Shanjula Harris, Kirsten Kerrigan, Mirjam Kirk, Mika Manaster, Steve Martin, Doug Ness, Selwyn Rayzor, Bryon Romine and Paul Wilson.

For details on the new board members, just follow the jump:

* Photo provided by Family Gateway

FAMILY GATEWAY ANNOUNCES SEVEN NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND 2018 BOARD CHAIR

Group of Well-Rounded, Talented Individuals to Bring Skills & Expertise to Family Gateway

DALLAS, TX, January 7, 2018 – Family Gateway announces the appointment of seven new members to its Board of Directors for 2018. New Board Members are Justin Bailey, Jennie Holmes Fahrenbruch, Juanita Harris, Paula Miltenberger, Deanna Reyna-Munoz, Charlie O’Connell, and Exa Whiteman. Stephen Hipp will serve as the 2018 Board Chair.

“We are very excited about our new Board Chair and the addition of these seven individuals to our Board of Directors,” said Ellen Magnis, CEO of Family Gateway. “Their skillsets will bring a variety of new ideas and insights to our agency and its mission to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness.”

Stephen Hipp is a Managing Director of the Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending Group which he co-founded in 2004. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Stephen spent five years with GE Capital’s Media and Communications Finance Group as a Senior Vice President in Underwriting and Portfolio Management.  He has also worked for Creditanstalt and Ernst & Young, LLP. Stephen earned a BA in Economics from Emory University in 1989 and completed post baccalaureate course work in Accounting from Georgia State University in 1990.  He is also a CPA. He has served on Family Gateway’s Board of Directors for since 2013.

Justin Bailey serves as Managing Partner for Maker Bros., LLC a development and construction management firm focused on the multifamily and commercial real estate industries. Prior to forming Maker Bros., Justin Bailey was a charter member of KWA Construction and served as Vice President for 8 years. With over 17 years of industry experience, Justin is an accomplished construction executive that oversaw $300 million in preconstruction services of multi-family developments each year for KWA.

Jennie Holmes Fahrenbruch started her career in Singapore with Caltex’s New Business Development Group after earning her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. Since returning to the states, she facilitated Alliant Energy’s strategy in a newly deregulated wholesale energy trading business, and then joined TXU’s Corporate Planning & Strategy group. Currently, she advises several startups as a strategic advisor and Board member. 

Juanita Harris is an Assistant Vice President – Senior Legal Counsel, HR at AT&T’s headquarters in Dallas, where she mitigates risk associated with managing human resource needs of over 300,000 employees. She has worked for AT&T since 2001 in various capacities including federal regulatory, wholesale transactions, revenue recovery and fraud litigation, public sector sales transactions, and healthcare sales transactions.   Prior to joining AT&T, Juanita was a trial attorney in the US Department of Justice Honors Attorney Program, where she worked in the Antitrust Division for seven (7) years on several high-profile mergers, antitrust investigation, and litigation matters in the telecommunications industry. 

Paula Miltenberger, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist and founder of Women’s Mental Wellness. Dr. Miltenberger specializes in women’s mental health. She is also as a Clinical Supervisor for doctoral students from UTSW Medical School as well as the Women’s Psychology Service at Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas.  Paula and her family are longtime supporters of Family Gateway and have engaged numerous new families and corporations in support of the agency’s mission. Paula co-chaired successful back-to-back [Gateway To Opportunity] luncheons in 2016 and 2017. 

Deanna Reyna Munoz was born at Parkland Hospital in 1985 to a 16-year-old mother. She watched her mother struggle to provide food and shelter, following 2 more pregnancies until she discovered Family Gateway. Deanna learned the importance of leading her way through life at a very young age.  Deanna interned in the Information Technology Department at Texas Woman’s University where she graduated with a BBA. She began interning for the Dallas Cowboys IT department and is now a full-time employee (5 years). Deanna was honored to give the client testimonial at Family Gateway’s luncheon in 2017.

Charlie O’Connell graduated from Boston College in 1968 and began his banking career with a predecessor bank of Bank of America in Boston. In 1966, Houston became home for Charlie and his family when he was appointed President and CEO of Bank One Houston. Upon the JPMorgan Chase acquisition of Bank One in 2004, Charlie oversaw commercial banking merger integration in Texas as Executive Vice President of Chase Bank Texas, N.A. He retired in 2006 and relocated to Dallas in 2016. He has served as a board member for not for profit organizations with human service, arts, economic development, and philanthropic missions including serving as Board Chair for the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County.

Exa Whiteman has been with AT&T since 2000 and in her current role since May 2016.  Exa is the Asst. Vice President of Global Security Services which is responsible for identifying, deterring, and mitigating the damage of cyber attacks and business interruptions to AT&T business customers. Prior to her current assignment, Exa has held various roles within AT&T, including assistant vice president of service management, where she was responsible for ensuring a quality end-to-end customer experience for AT&T’s large enterprise customers.  Exa is also actively engaged in her community.  She’s chaired several programs with Jack and Jill of America, including an ongoing reading room partnership with the Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County. 

About Family Gateway

The mission of Family Gateway is to provide stability and life-changing supportive services to children and families affected by homelessness. The agency serves as the county-wide point of entry (triage point) for families with children experiencing or near homelessness. Family Gateway believes in providing housing first and then uses a two-generation approach to wrap trauma-informed services around both the parent and the child. For more information, visit www.familygateway.org.

 

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