The SHINE Initiative

Board of Directors

The SHINE Initiative is guided by a dedicated Board of Directors.

Board of Directors


Staci kirpach, founder

Staci Kirpach is the founder of The SHINE Initiative in 2008 and is currently serving as the Board Chair.  She co-founded her first nonprofit, It's A Girl Thing!, in 2002. Staci is also the founder of EMIT Strategies & Solutions, LLC, a consulting firm for corporate and community leaders.



laurie clark, Treasurer

Laurie Clark is a Commercial Sales Assistant II at BB&T and is currently serving as SHINE's Treasurer. Laurie is happily married, the proud stepmom to a son and daughter, and fur mama to one cute pup.




Joanna crain

Joanna Crain is the CEO and founder of WCT Events, a professional events and destination management company in China. In addition, she and her husband recently co-founded their second nonprofit, Foodie Philanthropy.  Joanna is the proud mom of three amazing young daughters.


Rachel horton,Secretary

Rachel Horton is a consultant with EMIT Strategies & Solutions, LLC and is currently serving as SHINE's Secretary.  Rachel has a passion for serving nonprofit organizations and promoting positive works within her community.


Tiesa LeggetT

Tiesa Leggett is a Public Affairs Coordinator with the Blue Zones Project Fort Worth. Tiesa is a creative force and committed volunteer to many nonprofit organizations in our community.


Jenna Lee

Jenna Lee is the CEO and founder of Splurge Events and a dedicated volunteer with the Adera Foundation. Jenna is also the proud mom of two teenagers- a daughter and son.


maryann means-dufrene

MaryAnn Means-Dufrene is the Tarrant County Market President at Dale Carnegie DFW and dedicated community volunteer. MaryAnn is happily married and recently gained the new title of "mama" to a baby boy


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