Creating an East Dallas where all thrive


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Leadership Team

Dr. Greg Smith

Chief Executive Officer

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, MA

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

FY 2024 Officers

FY 2024 Directors

Michael DeGroat

Vice Chair
Rev. Betsy Swetenburg

Michael Stettler, CPA

David Cossum

Immediate Past Chair
Jim Hilliard

Sue Bowen

Emily Cassady

Patsy Chalmers

Beth Hilliard

Rev. Dr. Chris Holder

Julie Keith

Shelley Meyer

Russ Pate

J. R. Ratliff

Veda Shaw

Dr. Greg Smith*

Bonnie Watt

*ex officio member