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Leadership

The Board of Directors of The Dream Factory, the parent organization, is responsible for providing direction and administrative oversight for the organization and its chapters, nationally. Annually, each chapter appoints an individual to serve as that group’s representative on the National Board of Directors for a one-year term. In addition, there is an 10-member National Executive Committee of the Board that oversees our National Headquarters.

The Board of Directors and Executive Committee members convene at regularly scheduled quarterly meetings. In addition, a national convention and annual meeting are organized each year in a location convenient to our volunteers. This convention is generally hosted by one of the chapters, although every few years the meeting is held in Orlando, Florida so that the chapter representatives can meet with representatives of one of our affiliated organizations.

Executive Leadership

President, Virginia Avery, Dream Factory of Maine-York

Vice President, Tim Bach

Secretary, Laura Waltisky, Dream Factory of Rochester

Treasurer, William O’Bryan

Chapter Representative, Cheryl Jackson, Dream Factory of Central Illinois

Chapter Representative, Jereme Miner, Dream Factory of Clarksville

Chapter Representative, Bob Pennington, Dream Factory of Kansas City

Presidential Appointee, Carole Olivarri, Dream Factory of Lake of the Ozarks

Presidential Appointee, Gayla Lane, Dream Factory of Dyersburg

Presidential Appointee, Vicki Damron, Dream Factory of Memphis

Board of Directors

Cindy Klinge, The Dream Factory of Arizona
Helen Golden, The Dream Factory of Audrain County
Staci Talley, The Dream Factory of Bowling Green
Brett Jackson, The Dream Factory of Brooklyn
Chuck Jackson, The Dream Factory of Central Illinois
Shannon Silvey, The Dream Factory of Central Missouri
Mary Kay LaLonde, The Dream Factory of Central New York
Lori Abernathy, The Dream Factory of Clarksville
JoBeth Cook, The Dream Factory of Dyersburg
Lisa McIntire, The Dream Factory of Greater Kansas City
Natasha Murdock, The Dream Factory of Iowa
Luanne Wood, The Dream Factory of Jersey Shore
Angela Uxa, The Dream Factory of Lake of the Ozarks
Vince Lemieux, The Dream Factory of Lexington
Stacie Brown, The Dream Factory of Louisville
Chris Chapin, The Dream Factory of Maine – Portland
Tracy Avery Pardoe, The Dream Factory of Maine – York
Brian Juengling, The Dream Factory of Memphis
Lyndsie Mullin, The Dream Factory of Nebraska
Allison Fisher, The Dream Factory of North Carolina
Rita Hook, The Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri
Deanne Mitchell, The Dream Factory of NY Southern Tier
Kasi Grzebielski, The Dream Factory of Oregon
Rick Genoni, The Dream Factory of Pennsylvania
Amy DeKruif, The Dream Factory of Phoenix
Joey Danzig, The Dream Factory of Rochester
Melanie Vale, The Dream Factory of San Antonio
Jim Aubrey, The Dream Factory of Sedalia
Toni Harmdierks, The Dream Factory of South Dakota
Laura Glueck, The Dream Factory of Southeast Missouri
Shelly Horch, The Dream Factory of Southeast Ohio
Alyssa Ingle, The Dream Factory of Southwest Missouri
Mike Gaterman, The Dream Factory of St. Louis
Kelly Ledward, The Dream Factory of Utah
Melanie Aitken, The Dream Factory of Western Illinois

National Headquarters Staff

Pictured above are (from left) Tommie Kendall, Rennay Marshall (former Director of Development), Ellen Wilson, and Mike McKenzie.

National Director/CEO

Mike McKenzie

Director of Program Services

Tommie Kendall

Director of Administrative Services

Ellen Wilson

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