Board of Directors

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Lisa Francis

GAP, Inc. Director and Chief Executive Officer

Lisa Francis, the CEO and Founder of Granted Advocacy Partners, Inc. has served her community for more than 25 years and has been an advocate for the underserved. Her experience spans from communities across the U.S, Mexico, and Africa. Her combined experience encompasses volunteering in Orphanages, Youth Ministries, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Meals on Wheels. Her passion and inspiration stems from personal observations. It is her life’s mission to ensure that the vulnerable and voiceless are treated with dignity.

 

Ms. Francis dedicated 12 years of her life to serving in the U.S. Military. She devoted 6 years to active duty in the U.S. Air Force and 6 more years in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.

 

Ms. Francis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and minor in Business Management from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership (M.A.) from Webster University. Lisa Francis has also earned a Non-profit Management Certification. She has worked as a civil servant for more than 18 years and continues to do so as an Acquisition Professional.

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Sandra Clerk-Brown

 GAP, Inc. Director

Sandra Clerk-Brown has been actively engaged in supporting children and at-risk youth for more than 15 year in programs such as Upward Bound, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Future Business Leaders of America, and other community and faith-based outreach initiatives. Additionally, she volunteered with Friends Wednesday’s Child. Past experiences also include serving as an ambassador for the University of Texas at Arlington in Ghana and South Africa working with educational programs for impoverished youth. As a caretaker for more than 12 years, she is a passionate proponent for respectful and dignified elder care.

 

Sandra is a retired Lieutenant Colonel, who has served for nearly 32 years in the United States Army Reserve with international deployments and a myriad of domestic operational and leadership assignments. For nearly 20 years, Sandra immersed herself in family readiness programs designed to strengthen America’s military families.

 

Sandra earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication with a minor in Business, a Master of Science in Public Relations and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Urban Affairs and Public Administration. She currently works as a civil servant developing strategic plans, business models and conducts data analytics.

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LaJeanne Williams

GAP, Inc. Director

LaJeanne Williams serves as an advocate volunteer for the underserved children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area as well and the children in Kenya, Africa.  She is also a board member with New Beginnings Orphanages International. 

 

LaJeanne is a graduate of University of North Texas with a B.S. in Human Services Management and Leadership in May 2013.  She also received a Certificate in Gerontology.  LaJeanne retired from AT&T, as a manager, after 25 years of service. She has worked with the Department of Family & Protective Services (DFPS).   Currently, LaJeanne works with Tarrant County College (TCC) where she spent 2 years working with underserved students in need of alternative solutions to obtaining their high school diplomas. During her tenure with TCC, she has received a Certification in Grant Development.

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Donna Chatman

GAP, Inc. Director

Donna Chatman is a graduate of Boston State College with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Sociology and a minor in Psychology.  Donna studied Social Work at Boston University and interned at Boston’s Children’s Service Adoption Agency and graduated with a Master’s degree in Education.  Donna is so passionate about children, at the age of nine; she began sponsoring up to four children through the Christian Children’s Fund.  Donna served as an educator for 31 years and on the board of Adopting Children Together.  Donna has adopted seven children and has fostered three children.  

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Dana Cox-Stoglin

GAP, Inc. Director

Dana Cox-Stoglin is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree.  She is the proud mother of Arondo whom she adopted he age of 8 years old.  She has served on board for Adult Protective Services.  Dana has also been involved in several women's club nationally and local.  She has retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company which is now AT&T.

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