Teresa Keenan

Executive Directortkeenan@incarnationhouse.org

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 Directorlmendoza@incarnationhouse.org

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 Servicesavalente@incarnationhouse.org

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.