Board Members

Leading the way for Children to be Successful!


Our Board:

Champions' Board of Directors give of their time, talents and resources to ensure that children in our community are successful. Board members are dedicated volunteers that provide strong leadership, knowledge and guidance to Champions for Children, receiving no compensation for their services.


Karen Crawford
Board Member President
Retired Administrator - TISD
Robby Mayne
Board Member Vice-President
Realtor, RealEdge Real Estate
Lori Lavender
Board Member Treasurer
BTH Bank - Vice-President
Erica Miller
Board Member Secretary
Mentoring Minds - Program Development
Jackie Cannon, B.S., M.Ed., Adv. N.M.
Executive Director

Board Members:

Henry Bell
Board Member
Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce - Chief Operating Officer
Mallory Mazarakes
Board Member
Movement Mortgage - Financial Advisor
Rachel Gee
Board Member
Brookshire Grocery Company - Director of Fuel Operations
Shawn Dunn
Board Member
Agent/Owner State Farm Insurance
Paula Allen
Board Member
Retired - Division Manager for U.S. District Court
Skyler Hefley
Board Member
Owner of Namestuck Creative Digital Marketing
Erin Mahoney
Board Member
Coldwell Banker APEX Realtor
Samuel Scarborough
Board Member
Commercial Real Estate Agent for United Country- Staples Property Group - Commercial Real Estate Agent
Mitch Andrews
Board Member
Tyler Junior College - Executive Vice President, Institutional Advancement
Tom Perkins
Board Member
Edward Jones - Financial Advisor
Lacy Rinks
Board Member
Pediatric Registered Nurse - UTHET
Amy Saenz
Board Member
Southside Bank - Vice President, Branch Manager
Candice Christian
Board Member
Director of Annual Giving - The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, Office of Institutional Advancement

Board Advisors:

Lisa Lujan
Owner/Founder of WorkHub - Former Banker
Marc Loredo Champions For Children Board of Directors
Marc Loredo
BBVA - Vice-President


Champions for Children provides education, mentoring, tools, and support to caregivers, teachers, and parents to help children achieve their full potential.

Our Goals

  • Improve the quality of existing childcare programs
  • Provide training, mentoring and support to childcare teachers and parents
  • Increase social, emotional and intellectual enrichment for children in childcare settings and individually
  • Provide movement based programs designed to promote positive behavior and increase learning potential
  • Provide counseling services for at-risk children, including resources and education for paarents with children on the Autism spectrum
Learn More AboutChampions For Children

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