Creating an East Dallas where all thrive


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Leadership Team

Dr. Greg Smith

Executive Director

Greg is committed to making the world a better place for all people - starting in East Dallas.

Prior to White Rock Center of Hope, he served nine Christian congregations, taught religion to undergraduates for eight years, and helped three organizations provide quality healthcare to underserved populations.

Kimberly Patterson, CFRE

Development Director

Kimberly connects individuals, communities of faith, and local businesses to the work of providing hope with love through the White Rock Center of Hope.

As a long-time resident of East Dallas, Kimberly loves building a community where all can thrive.

Kaylan VanPelt

Director of Neighbor Services

Kaylan develops and oversees neighbor programs and services, including Basic Needs (Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, and Financial Assistance) and Empowerment Programs.

Kaylan's passion is poverty alleviation, and her professional background includes diverse leadership roles in this space.

Sandy Anderson

Director of Operations

Sandy leads the Center's business operations (Thrift Store, Logistics, Facilities, and Information Technology) and onboards new volunteers.

Previous to White Rock Center of Hope, Sandy held wide-ranging for profit and non-profit retail and logistics management roles.

Thrift Store

Diane Peyton Leathers, MBA

Thrift Store Manager

Meredith Giboney

Senior Thrift Store Associate

Olivia Huerta

Thrift Store Associate


Chris Dennis

Senior Logistics Associate

Vincent Thompson

Logistics Associate

Robert Black

Logistics Associate


Will Friend, MBA


Board of Directors

Jim Hilliard, Chair
At Large

Michael DeGroat, Vice Chair
At Large

Michael Stettler, Treasurer
At Large

Julie Keith, Secretary
At Large

Sue Bowen
Highlands Christian Church

Emily Cassady
St. John’s Episcopal Church

Patsy Chalmers
At Large

David Cossum
Wilshire Baptist Church

Charlotte Danielson
Central Lutheran Church

Shiloh Terrace Baptist Church

Beth Hilliard
Redeemer Bible Church

Rev. Chris Holder
At Large

First United Lutheran Church

St. Mark Presbyterian Church

Shelley Meyer
At Large

Russ Pate
St. James Episcopal Church

Carol Patrick
At Large

J. R. Ratliff
First Community Church

Veda Shaw
Light Church

Rev. Betsy Swetenburg
Northridge Presbyterian

Curtis Thompson
At Large

Bonnie Watt
Lake Highlands Presbyterian Church

Mark Weber
Bethel Lutheran Church