Meet the team who is turning Incarnation House into a safe, warm and reliable after-school destination for the homeless teens in Dallas.

Staff

Teresa Keenan

Executive Director

Bio

Teresa Keenan is an accomplished leader with years of corporate and nonprofit experience – and a passion for serving the needs of at-risk youth in our community. She most recently served as Executive Director of City House in Plano, where she successfully completed a million-dollar expansion campaign and significantly increased revenue, while managing daily operations.

Before entering the nonprofit sector, Teresa held leadership positions at Verizon Information Services (formerly GTE Directories Corporation). She has an extensive track record of award-winning performance in sales operations, market strategy, and business development. With a background in advertising, she’s won many prestigious awards, including Cannes Gold Lion, North American Effie, and several multiple ADDY awards for her work at DFW International Airport.

Teresa serves on the Executive Women of Dallas board and has volunteered with many nonprofit organizations including the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Collin County Homeless Coalition. She holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre from Illinois State University.

Laura Mendoza

Program Director

Bio

Laura Fredericks is dedicated to serving youth and helping them reach their full potential. She believes that every young person has the ability to have an impact on their families, peers, and communities. Laura has worked with students from all backgrounds for the past 8 years.

While in her undergraduate Social Work program at Texas Women’s University, Laura interned at the Denton County Juvenile Detention Center with Post-Adjudicated youth in the long-term residential program. During her Master’s of Social Work program at The University of Texas at Arlington, Laura was an intern with Big Brothers Big Sisters North Texas.

For the past 3 years, Laura has worked with the students at North Dallas High School through employment with Church of the Incarnation and other volunteering roles. She has a passion for the students at this high school and does all she can to have a positive impact helping them realize their strengths and potential.

Anthony Valente

Manager of Volunteer/Partner Services

Bio

Anthony Valente is passionate about ensuring each and every child reaches their fullest potential and grows into successful and compassionate adults.  Anthony has worked with children of all ages, however, he mostly enjoys working with adolescents.

He has worked with the YWCA and various other nonprofits before joining Incarnation House. He has a deep understanding of children, especially with their physical and mental development.  He has recently relocated to Texas from New Jersey. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Law from Montclair State University and has interned with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

He is very excited to join the Incarnation House team and looks forward to becoming more acquainted with Texas.

Board of Trustees

Dianne LaRoe

Chair

Bio

Dianne LaRoe is passionate about supporting children in their education and connecting them with resources to break the cycle of poverty. She’s been a member of the Church of the Incarnation for more than 30 years and has served as a program and volunteer coordinator for Drop-In Friday, Angel Tree, Granger Minister, and Day of Service.

Dianne began her career at the Associated Press in the sales division and was responsible for launching Texas AP Network News. She also worked in public relations for Interfirst Bank and St. Paul Medical Center.

Dianne is active in many other community programs, including Crossfire Ministries and the USA Film Festival. While living in Florida, she served on the board for Turtle Nest Village, a nonprofit dedicated to helping teens aging out of foster care become independent living adults.

Janet Mockovciak

Vice Chair

Bio

Janet Mockovciak, is Co-Founder and founding member of Texas Partnership for Out of School Time.  She is an active member of the Executive Board of SMU in Taos and serves on key committees focused on improving education opportunities in Taos.

A lifelong volunteer, her work has centered around children, education, and healthcare.

As a partner with Dallas Social Venture Partners from 2004 – 2010, Janet served as a Lead Partner and also on grant committees to evaluate local non-profits and has been a change catalyst in our community.

Before devoting herself full time to the community, Janet spent twenty years in the consumer banking field in middle to upper level management positions with Dallas area savings and loans, banks, and mortgage companies.

Bill Lively

EX-Officio/Trustee

Bio

Bill Lively dedicates his time to many important causes in Dallas, using his leadership and fundraising expertise to advance the work and mission of nonprofits. Most notably, as the founding president and CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, he was the fundraising force behind the campaign that raised $350 million to build the center’s venues.

From 2009 through 2011, Bill was president and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, responsible for overseeing a comprehensive regional plan to prepare North Texas to host its first Super Bowl in 2011.

He also spent 25 years on the faculty and in the administration of Southern Methodist University, serving the last seven years as the University’s vice president for development, public affairs, alumni relations and lecture programs. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Education degree from the University of North Texas.

Board of Trustees

Michelle Cox – Secretary

Stephen Goldmann – Treasurer

Lisa Longino – Development Chair

Lisa Arpey

Dorothy Budd

Bishop Anthony Burton

Catherine Corrigan

Dow Crocker

Nancy S. Footer

Donna Halstead

Margo Keyes

Phyllis Cole McKnight

Regina Nippert

Mary Suhm

Tommy Valenta