The Warren Center, a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities, is proud to announce the slate of board members who will serve the organization in 2021.
Jeni is the current Vice President of Sirius Plumbing & Air Conditioning, a residential service company. Since 2010, her focus has been on the day-to-day operations, including accounts receivables, team member services, customer satisfaction, and employee training. Before her role at Sirius, she was an apparel sales executive and merchandiser in the golf industry for Polo Golf, followed most recently by promotional products sales with Memphis-based Zebra Marketing. Through the use of promotional products, she ensured that her clients were able to reach their target audiences, reward employee achievements, and increase brand awareness. Creative thinking and a passion for client satisfaction were driving forces as a member of the Zebra Marketing team of account managers. Jeni is a sixth-generation Texan and a graduate of The University of North Texas, where she majored in Speech-Language Pathology. She currently lives in Plano, Texas, with her husband Brent. They have two adult children, Kendall and Jack. In her spare time, you'll find her on the tennis court or as a volunteer puppy raiser with Canine Companions for Independence.
Melissa Keeling is a Senior Vice President and Commercial Banking Market Manager, leading one of Bank of Texas' largest lines of business in Dallas. She and her team serve owner-managed companies and nonprofits with $5 million to $75 million in revenue. An 18-year banking veteran, Keeling joined Bank of Texas in 2008 as an Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager. She was promoted in 2009 to Vice President and to Senior Vice President in 2015. She served as a Market Team Lead until 2018, when she was promoted to her current role as Commercial Banking Market Manager. Before joining Bank of Texas, Keeling was a Relationship Manager for two years at Silicon Valley Bank and an underwriter at Guaranty Bank, both located in Dallas. Actively involved in the community, Keeling is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for The Warren Center. Before joining the Board of Directors, Keeling was a member of the Governance Committee, in which she continues to serve. She has also been involved with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a volunteer and Community Impact Grant Panel member was a volunteer and Treasurer for Take Me Home Pet Rescue and has served in various roles with the Women's Finance Exchange, including Consulting Director, President and a Board Member. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the M.J. Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.
Kim is currently serving St. Andrew United Methodist Church Plano since January 2013. She graduated from SMU's Perkins School of Theology with a master's in ministry. She is an Ordained Pastor, Deacon Order, in the United Methodist Church. Before serving this role, Kim served at Cross Way United Methodist as Ministry Coordinator. In this role, Kim was responsible for overseeing the new church's entire education ministry, including nursery, children, and youth ministries. Before accepting the position at Cross Way, Kim was the Director of Rainbow Corner, the extensive and successful pre-school program at Grace Avenue. As Director, Kim was responsible for classroom management, teacher recruitment, development, curriculum, managing the annual budget process, overseeing staff, and communicating with parents. Before working in Christian education, Kim taught elementary school in Richardson, Plano, and Frisco. Kim is married to Dan, and they have two sons: Cody and Dylan.
Ms. Narvaez currently serves as Chief Diversity Officer for Pinnacle Group, a global workforce solutions provider. In her role, Narvaez is responsible for identifying, maintaining, and supporting diverse suppliers within Pinnacle's network. She exchanges best practices with other CDOs, including Pinnacle Group's customers. Narvaez is also responsible for maintaining Pinnacle's annual diversity certifications, compliance with regulations, diversity reporting, and internal communications to Pinnacle's employee and contractor base. Narvaez joined Pinnacle in 1997 and remains the firm's longest-serving executive. During that time, she has been integral to Pinnacle Group's rapid growth and expansion. Today, Pinnacle Group is one of the largest and most respected workforce solutions providers nationwide, with more than 70 national and local awards over the past decade. The company has been recognized for 11 consecutive years as one of the fastest-growing firms in its industry, twice recognized as National Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Business Development Council, and twice recognized as the fastest-growing woman-owned/woman-led business in the U.S. by the Women Presidents' Organization. Pinnacle has additionally been named to the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing companies for nine consecutive years. Before her current role, Narvaez served as Vice President of Human Resources. In that capacity, she was responsible for managing employee and contractor relations for Pinnacle employees, suppliers and clientele. Narvaez is committed to numerous corporate volunteer and charitable efforts, serving on several planning committees for local entities and fundraising for children with special needs. The Women's Business Enterprise Council recognized Narvaez with its Applause award - their highest honor for advancing female entrepreneurship. She was also named Advocate of the Year by Women of Vision International, an organization focused on advancing and mentoring female executives. Narvaez is a graduate of the Tuck Executive Education Program at Dartmouth and a former board member of the Dallas Hispanic 100.
Dr. Tanya Reddick Rodgers is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive general, pediatric and cosmetic dermatology and dermatological surgery training. A native of Illinois, she is a graduate of Northwestern University, Chicago and earned her Doctorate of Medicine at The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. She completed her residency training at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, where she served as an integral part of the Multicultural Skin of Color Clinic designed to meet the unique skincare needs of all of those with skin of color, including the African American, Asian, Latino, and Middle-Eastern communities. She is a published author in peer-reviewed journals and a dermatology treatment textbook and is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Rodgers resides in Dallas and enjoys spending time with her two sons, travel, and physical fitness. She finds great pleasure in caring for patients of all ages and ethnicities and is committed to incorporating both medical expertise and patient education in her practice. She is a member of Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD) since 2006, Diplomate American Board of Dermatology, Texas Medical Association, and American Medical Association.
Todd graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1988, then joined Texas Instruments (TI) as a Facilities Engineer in Dallas. Currently, Todd is the Engineering and Maintenance Manager overseeing all of TI's High Voltage Electrical systems. Todd has lived in the Dallas area since 1967. He and his wife of 32 years, Michelle, reside in Plano, Texas. Todd and Michelle have 2 daughters. Lindsay graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2019 and now works for IBB in Frisco. Abby is a Junior studying Architecture at Texas A&M. Todd enjoys playing golf and renovating houses in his spare time.
Sandee is going on her 16th year in the Energy Industry as the Business Affairs and Community Marketing Manager for Reliant, an NRG company. She is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with over 25 Chambers and Trade Associations in North Texas as well as directing Reliant to local Charities and partnering with organizations to support the community in need. Currently, she sits on the Board of the Arlington, Metrocrest, North Dallas and Richardson Chambers, and The Warren Center. Sandee is proud to work for a company that supports the communities in which they serve. She is often the team lead and coordinates the local volunteer events for Reliant when working with Charities such as Operation Kindness, Metrocrest Services, Minnie's Food Pantry, The Warren Center, Collin County Children's Advocacy Center and CASA of Collin County, to name a few. Personally, she has been a Foster Parent and a "BIG" for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Being a Foster Parent may be the hardest thing she has ever done, but the most rewarding. The biggest reward was the adoption of her daughter. Sandee is the proud Mom of a teenage girl who challenges her every day. Their goal is to visit all 50 states together. She loves traveling with her Bunco Gals. She also volunteers at her church working in the Children's Ministry.
The Warren Center is a nonprofit agency providing professional evaluations, therapy services and support to children with developmental delays and disabilities. The center serves over 900 children each week as well as their families. Services include speech, occupational and physical therapy; developmental services; and nutrition as well as family education and support. The Early Childhood Intervention Program serves the entire northern half of Dallas County in 48 ZIP codes. Founded in 1968, 2018 marks The Warren Center's 50th anniversary. For more information, please visit https://www.thewarrencenter.org or follow The Warren Center on Facebook and Twitter.