Meet the CPSH Team

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  Robin LeoGrande,   CPSH Co-founder & President   As Co-founder and President of CPSH, Robin is always looking for ways to improve the lives of adults with IDD in the DFW area of Texas. Before starting CPSH, she worked at Texas Instruments as a Manager and Engineering Director of product lines that developed semiconductors for computers and automotives.  Learn More…

Robin LeoGrande, CPSH Co-founder & President

As Co-founder and President of CPSH, Robin is always looking for ways to improve the lives of adults with IDD in the DFW area of Texas. Before starting CPSH, she worked at Texas Instruments as a Manager and Engineering Director of product lines that developed semiconductors for computers and automotives. Learn More…

  Irene Niemotka,   CPSH Cofounder & Vice President   Irene is a retired Director of Business Operations for a national youth organization and volunteered for over 25 years with Special Olympics and as an Officer of South Collin County ARC. She is the parent of an individual that has intellectual disabilities but is happy and fulfilled in life.  Learn More…

Irene Niemotka, CPSH Cofounder & Vice President

Irene is a retired Director of Business Operations for a national youth organization and volunteered for over 25 years with Special Olympics and as an Officer of South Collin County ARC. She is the parent of an individual that has intellectual disabilities but is happy and fulfilled in life. Learn More…

  Kimberly Rogers,   CPSH Cofounder & Vice President   Kimberly is a DFW special needs housing advocate and a parent to a teen who will need safe, affordable and enriching housing. She has been a volunteer and board member with CPSH since 2012 and comes to us with eleven years of non-profit management experience.  Learn More…

Kimberly Rogers, CPSH Cofounder & Vice President

Kimberly is a DFW special needs housing advocate and a parent to a teen who will need safe, affordable and enriching housing. She has been a volunteer and board member with CPSH since 2012 and comes to us with eleven years of non-profit management experience. Learn More…

 
 
  Jane Drake,   CPSH Director   Mom of three adult children (Taylor, Ellen, Maddie) and wife to Paul, Jane spends her time playing with her new grand baby, Esme, who was born Christmas Day! She enjoys singing in the church choir, attending Bible studies, looking for typos, and reading. She gets a kick out of her dog, Liesel, and likes to mess around the kitchen and meet friends for coffee.  Learn More…

Jane Drake, CPSH Director

Mom of three adult children (Taylor, Ellen, Maddie) and wife to Paul, Jane spends her time playing with her new grand baby, Esme, who was born Christmas Day! She enjoys singing in the church choir, attending Bible studies, looking for typos, and reading. She gets a kick out of her dog, Liesel, and likes to mess around the kitchen and meet friends for coffee. Learn More…

 
  Kathy Lipnick,   CPSH Director, Property Development   Kathy Lipnick is a real estate professional in the DFW area and extensive experience in marketing and sales. Kathy is the aunt of a young man living with autism.   Email Kathy

Kathy Lipnick, CPSH Director, Property Development

Kathy Lipnick is a real estate professional in the DFW area and extensive experience in marketing and sales. Kathy is the aunt of a young man living with autism.

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  DLynn Killham, Kelly Pickens, and Desiree Beard,   Lake Dallas ISD   DLynn Killham (Transition Specialist), Kelly Pickens (LDISD Board of Trustees), and Desiree Beard (Lake Dallas Middle School Library Media Teacher) have teamed up to create resources for families of students of special needs.  Subscribe to their video channel

DLynn Killham, Kelly Pickens, and Desiree Beard, Lake Dallas ISD

DLynn Killham (Transition Specialist), Kelly Pickens (LDISD Board of Trustees), and Desiree Beard (Lake Dallas Middle School Library Media Teacher) have teamed up to create resources for families of students of special needs. Subscribe to their video channel

 
  Nancy,   Marketing Consultant   Nancy has many years of experience in Marketing. Nancy is currently a Senior Account Executive at Groupon. Nancy has been a CPSH volunteer for several years. Nancy has a son with a disability.   Email Nancy .

Nancy, Marketing Consultant

Nancy has many years of experience in Marketing. Nancy is currently a Senior Account Executive at Groupon. Nancy has been a CPSH volunteer for several years. Nancy has a son with a disability.

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  Kelly Thompson,   CPSH Director, Marketing, PR & MarCom   Kelly has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Monmouth University, is currently pursuing an MBA in Marketing from Washington State University, and has worked in the marketing industry since 2004. Her experience includes developing integrated print and digital campaigns, CRO, and building large scale corporate social media strategies.  Learn More…

Kelly Thompson, CPSH Director, Marketing, PR & MarCom

Kelly has a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Monmouth University, is currently pursuing an MBA in Marketing from Washington State University, and has worked in the marketing industry since 2004. Her experience includes developing integrated print and digital campaigns, CRO, and building large scale corporate social media strategies. Learn More…

 
  Jacky Sylvie,   CPSH Community Liaison   Jacky is a native Texan with over 15 years in the non-profit arena and has a passion for helping people help themselves and improve their lives. She loves experiencing the great outdoors with her husband, two amazing kids, and three crazy cats.   Learn More…

Jacky Sylvie, CPSH Community Liaison

Jacky is a native Texan with over 15 years in the non-profit arena and has a passion for helping people help themselves and improve their lives. She loves experiencing the great outdoors with her husband, two amazing kids, and three crazy cats.

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  Lucy Gafford,   Director, UTN Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment   Lucy worked for several years as the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (TVRC) for Plano ISD. She worked for several years as Texas Workforce Services Denton, Tx Field Office Manager.  Learn More…

Lucy Gafford, Director, UTN Workplace Inclusion & Sustainable Employment

Lucy worked for several years as the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (TVRC) for Plano ISD. She worked for several years as Texas Workforce Services Denton, Tx Field Office Manager. Learn More…

 
  Manuel Rodriguez,   Lead Web Developer   Manny redesigned the CPSH website with the purpose to include multiple languages and increase inbound marketing of the organization. He communicated weekly by conference call with Robin LeoGrande, the project manager and founder of CPSH. He planned and implemented site navigation using a workplan template.  Learn More…

Manuel Rodriguez, Lead Web Developer

Manny redesigned the CPSH website with the purpose to include multiple languages and increase inbound marketing of the organization. He communicated weekly by conference call with Robin LeoGrande, the project manager and founder of CPSH. He planned and implemented site navigation using a workplan template. Learn More…

  Peggy Shadduck,   CPSH Director, College Relations Liaison    Connect on LinkedIn

Peggy Shadduck, CPSH Director, College Relations Liaison

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  Brenda Catlett,   Art and Publication   Since her son’s autism diagnosis at age 3, Brenda has researched and engaged available medical, educational, therapeutic and social resources to help him reach his maximum potential for independence and happiness. Through this process she has grown and learned much about compassion, perceptual differences and unconditional love.  Learn More…

Brenda Catlett, Art and Publication

Since her son’s autism diagnosis at age 3, Brenda has researched and engaged available medical, educational, therapeutic and social resources to help him reach his maximum potential for independence and happiness. Through this process she has grown and learned much about compassion, perceptual differences and unconditional love. Learn More…

 
  Kathy Kelchner,   CPSH's Expert on Autism   Kathy Kelchner is a Autism Program Itinerant Teacher with the Dallas ISD, a consultant and an author.   Visit Kathy's website

Kathy Kelchner, CPSH's Expert on Autism

Kathy Kelchner is a Autism Program Itinerant Teacher with the Dallas ISD, a consultant and an author.

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