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 Vice President Champions For Children Board of Directors
Karen Crawford
Board Member President
Retired Administrator - TISD
Robby Mayne Champions For Children Board of Directors
Robby Mayne
Board Member Vice-President
Realtor, RealEdge Real Estate
Lori Holt Treasurer Champions For Children Board of Directors
Lori Holt
Board Member Treasurer
BTH Bank - Vice-President
Susan Easley Secretary Champions For Children Board of Directors
Susan Easley
Board Member Secretary
Rise of Texas - Hospice Account Executive
Jackie Cannon - Executive Director of Champions For Children
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
Eric Manges Photo
Eric Manges
Board Member
KETK/Fox 51 - Meteorologist
Mallory Mazarakes
Board Member
Movement Mortgage - Financial Advisor
Erica Miller
Board Member
Mentoring Minds - Program Development
Rachel Gee
Board Member
Brookshire Grocery Company - Director of Fuel Operations
Joni White Champions For Children Board of Directors
Joni White
Board Member
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Anderson Properties
LaToya Young Champions For Children Board of Directors
LaToya Young
Board Member
Tyler Area Business Ed Council - Executive Director
Mechelle Lyon Champions For Children Board of Directors
Mechelle Lyon
Board Member
Program Development Manager Community Services
Kristi Johnston Champions For Children Board of Directors
Kristi Johnston
Board Member
VP - Retail Market Manager
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 - 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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