Chapter Leadership

2020 AFP Fort Worth Metro Board of Directors

Cathy R. Sheffield, CAP®, CSPG, CFRE, FCEP
Email: cathy@thinkgiving.com 
Board Position: President
AFP Member Since: 2007
Organization: ThinkGiving, LLC | President
Why I Love AFP: "I love AFP because AFP members support one another with professional advice, mentoring, and networking.  The Fort Worth Chapter's educational programs are outstanding.  Our community has benefited immensely from the professional fundraisers whom have refined their skills be paticipating in AFP.
Cathy_Sheffield_headshot.jpgWesley Gentle, CFRE
Email: afp.wgentle@gmail.com
Board Position: President-Elect
AFP Member Since: 2016
Organization: Arts Council of Fort Worth | Director of Advancement
Why I Love AFP: "There is so much to love about this network of professionals, who all have wildly different professional experiences, but all have a tremendous passion for
serving others. As our world continues to change, I know I can always rely on the members of the AFP Fort Worth Metro Chapter to help me and my organization meet any challenge."

Jessica Walsh
Email: Jessica.Walsh@casamanana.org
Board Position: Secretary
AFP Member Since: 2018
Organization: Casa Mañana | Director of Development
Why I Love AFP: 

Luke Byford, BMUS, MMUS
Email: luke.byford@gladney.org
Board Position: Treasurer
AFP Member Since: 2018
Organization: Gladney Center for Adoption | Donor Communications Specialist
Why I Love AFP:

Pat_Miller_photo.jpgPat Miller, CFRE
Email: pmillertx04@gmail.com 
Board Position: Immediate Past President
AFP Member Since: 1991 
Organization: Industry Consultant
Why I Love AFP: "AFP is fun and fulfilling at the same time! I am enriched professionally and personally through great programs
shared with energetic and enthusiastic colleagues."



Tiffany_Hernandez_Headshot.pngTiffany Hernandez, CFRE
Email: tiffany.hernandez@tccd.edu
Board Position: Vice-President, Community Relations
AFP Member Since: 2012
Organization: Tarrant County College | Donor Relations Officer
Why I Love AFP: "AFP is such a wonderful resource for Fundraisers! The luncheon topics are always relevant and I love the opportunity to learn from the best fundraisers the Fort Worth Metro has to offer.

VickiJohnson.pngVicki Johnson
Email: vicki.johnson@uss.salvationarmy.org
Board Position: Vice President, Governance
AFP Member Since: 2015
Organization: The Salvation Army | Associate Planned Giving Director
Why I Love AFP: 


Karen_Derrick.jpgKaren Derrick, CFRE
Email: kderrick@chot.org 
Board Position: Vice President, Member Services
AFP Member Since: 2012 
Organization: Community Hospice of Texas | Chief Development Officer
Why I Love AFP:


Wendy_Gilbert.jpgWendy Gilbert, CFRE, CAP®
Email: w.m.gilbert@tcu.edu
Board Position: Vice-President, Professional Development
AFP Member Since: 2015
Organization: Texas Christian University | Associate Director of Gift Planning
Why I Love AFP: "I value all the idea sharing that takes place between members. I walk away from each monthly luncheon with a new skill to practice."


Renee_Underwood.jpgRenée Underwood, CFRE
Email: runderwood@advancementfoundation.org
Board Position: Director, Philanthropy Conference
AFP Member Since: 2009
Organization: Advancement Foundation Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth | Associate Director
Why I Love AFP: "I enjoy networking with a diverse group of fundraisers and partner experts, being exposed to new ideas and
best practices at meetings and conferences, and learning about the amazing work being done through the nonprofit organizations
serving our community. Of course, what I love most are the great friends I have made throughout my years in AFP — in the end, it's
always about the relationships!"

Peyton_Salavarria.jpgPeyton Salavarria
Email: psalavarria@gillchildrens.org
Board Position: Director, Membership Recruitment
AFP Member Since: 2013 
Organization: Gill Children's Services | Executive Director 
Why I Love AFP: "I love AFP because of the relationships I’ve built with fellow fundraisers. Your friends at AFP are there to celebrate
successes and help work through challenges. We’re one big fundraising family!"
Hillary Bessinger
Email: hillary.bessinger@achservices.org
Board Position: Director, Membership Retention
AFP Member Since: 2011 
Organization: ACH Child & Family Services | Development Director
Why I Love AFP: "AFP is a wonderful resource of professionals who have a passion for making the world a better place, just like me! They are my extended family – people I can go to for advice, a high five, a shoulder to cry on, and so much more. I feel so lucky that our community has this family of fundraisers that I can be a part of."
Ryan_Barrera.jpgRyan Barrera
Email: ryan.barrera@rmhfw.org
Board Position: Co-Director, Public Relations AFP Member Since: 2016 Organization: Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth | Development Manager Why I Love AFP: "I take great joy in the camaraderie amongst our chapter’s members. I’ve yet to meet someone that does not take
great pride in their craft and sharing their organization’s mission. AFP provides excellent resources that give us the tools to succeed,
and our chapter takes that to the next level. Most importantly, we lift each other up…when any of us are in need, someone will step up
to provide assistance if you open yourself to it. How neat is that!?"

Victor_Neil.jpgVictor Neil
Email: vneil@hopefarmfw.org
Board Position: Co-Director, Public Relations
AFP Member Since: 2017
Organization: HOPE Farm | Director of Development
Why I Love AFP:


Marti Lawrence, LMSW, CFRE
Email: mlawrence@txgives.org
Board Position: Co-Director, CFRE
AFP Member Since: 2014
Organizations: Combined Federal Campaign - North Texas | Outreach Coordinator
Community Building Community | Founder and Chief Goodness Officer
Why I Love AFP: "
I love being part of a group of professionals committed to improving our community by creating a culture of philanthropy with integrity, dedication and respect for the public trust."
CMEckler.jpgChristie Eckler, LMSW, CFRE
Email: ceckler@brit.org
Board Position: Co-Director, Chapter Programs
AFP Member Since: 2013
Organization: BRIT (Botanical Research Institute of Texas) | Vice President for Advancement
Why I Love AFP: "I love AFP because it renews my love of fundraising every month. My favorite part is engaging with fellow fundraisers whether they are new to the field or have been in the field for years. Regardless of experience we are there to encourage and grow with each other. We are also there to challenge and promote each other. Love this group of incredible individuals."

Kintisha_Williams.jpgKintisha Williams, BA
Email: Kintisha.williams@unitedwaytarrant.org 
Board Position: Co-Director, Chapter Programs
AFP Member Since: 2018
Organization: United Way of Tarrant County | Sr. Corporate Relations Manager
Why I Love AFP: 


Barbara_Clark-Galupi.jpgBarbara Clark-Galupi, CFRM
Email: barbara@creativeimpactTX.com
Board Position: Co-Director, National Philanthropy Day
AFP Member Since: 2007
Organization: Creative !mpact | Principal Consultant
Why I Love AFP:


Keegan Hand
Email: khand@lenapope.org
Board Position: Co-Director, National Philanthropy Day
AFP Member Since: 2014
Organization: Lena Pope | Special Events Coordinator
Why I Love AFP:

Barbara Lundgren
Email: barbara@mealsonwheels.org
Board Position: Director, Fundamentals of Fundraising
AFP Member Since: 2002
Organization: Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County | Senior VP of Marketing & Development
Why I Love AFP:
Jenna Elise Chaffee
Email: Jenna.Chaffee@achservices.org
Board Position: Co-Director, Mentoring AFP Member Since: 2018 Organization: ACH Child & Family Services | Development Coordinator Why I Love AFP:

Bertha_Orona.jpgBertha Orona, CFRE
Email: blorona@gmail.com
Board Position: Co-Director, Mentoring
AFP Member Since: 2014
Organization: Community Hospice of Texas | Development Officer
Why I Love AFP:




Lindsay_Tooker.jpgLindsay Nicole Tooker, CFRE
Email: ltooker@gs-top.org
Board Position: Historian / Archivist
AFP Member Since: 2015
Organization: Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains | Grant Writer / Outcomes Coordinator
Why I Love AFP: "I love AFP because it has introduced me to so many fundraising professionals that are now part of my professional
network. Learning about the work that others do for their organizations has given me invaluable insight into the depth and breadth
of this profession, and inspired me to develop my own skill set as a fundraiser."

2020 AFP Fort Worth Metro Board of Directors, Chairs

Karen_Perry.jpgKaren Perry, CFRE
Email: karen.perry@mgaleassociates.com
Board Position: Chair, Scholarships AFP Member Since: 2000 Organization: M. Gale & Associates | Client Engagements Consultant Why I Love AFP:
Alexandra Caraway
Email: acaraway@ccdofw.org
Board Position: Co-Chair, National Philanthropy Day | Awards AFP Member Since: 2019 Organization: Catholic Charities of Fort Worth | Foundation and Corporate Relations Officer Why I Love AFP:

Shay Dickerson
Email: shay@mgaleassociates.com
Board Position: Co-Chair, National Philanthropy Day | Awards
AFP Member Since: 2019
Organization: M. Gale & Associates | Nonprofit Consulting
Why I Love AFP: