Meet the Community for Permanent Supported Housing Team

Community Liaison

Jackie Sylvie


Core Team

Therese Bordon and Brandon Bordon - CPSH Tarrant County Volunteers


If you would like to contact Therese, please email Therese.

Amanda Coffey, MS - Certified Behavior Analyst


Amanda's experience includes working with school-aged children through adulthood diagnosed with various developmental disabilities including Autism and Aspergers, as well as extensive training and experience working with individuals who suffer from acquired traumatic brain injury and mental illness.


Her area of specialization is skill acquisition training and reducing challenging behaviors. Email Amanda.


Lucy Gafford - DARS Liaison to CPSH


Lucy worked for several years as the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Transition Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (TVRC) for Plano ISD. Lucy is currently the DARS Denton, Tx Field Office Manager. Lucy has been a CPSH volunteer for three years. If you work for DARS and would like to share information about CPSH, please email Lucy.

Kathy Kelchner - CPSH Resource/Transition Fair Coordinator & CPSH member of the Developmental Disabilities Network of Dallas

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


Richard Kurz - CPSH Taxes and Audits


Richard is a Certified Public Accountant (retired). Ruchard was a Chief Financial Officer of small and larger public and private companies. Richard has been a CPSH volunteer for three years. Richard is the father of an adult child with disabilities. email Richard.

Zelene Lovitt - CPSH Grant Editor, Continue the Care


Zelene worked in the Carrollton/Farmers Branch ISD for 24 years in several positions including At-Risk Support Facilitator coordinating with Region 10, Program Manager for Reading Together on 11 Elementary School Campuses, and Early Literacy Initiative Teacher-Leader.

Zelene has published numerous times in national and state publications in the field of education. Zelene has also reviewed grants for TEA. Zelene is a general volunteer with several Jewish organizations in the DFW area and a writing volunteer for "Helping Hands," the monthly newsletter for the Dallas Master Gardening program. Zelene has a teenager with a disability. If you would like to work with the CPSH grant volunteers, please email Zelene.

Nancy Weakley - Volunteer


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

Board of Directors

Robin LeoGrande - CPSH Cofounder, President


City: Plano, Tx
Employer: Retired from Texas Instruments, Director of Automotive Program Management.
LinkedIn email
Phone: 214-632-8115

Irene Niemotka - CPSH Cofounder, Vice President


City: Plano, Tx
Employer: Retired from US Youth Soccer, Director of Business Operations and Finance.

Kimberly Rogers - CPSH Director & Tarrant County Liaison


City: Colleyville, Tx
Prior Employer: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Brenda Catlett - CPSH Director


City: Dallas, Tx
Self Employed: The PerceptionDrawing Company

Jane Drake - CPSH Director & Hewlett Packard Liaison


City: Richardson, Tx
Employer: Hewlett Packard

Virginia Phillips - CPSH Director & Leader, Independent Living with Supports Project


City: Plano, Tx
Employer: Leadership Worth Following

Community for Permanent Supported Housing

Liz Moseley

Graphic Designer, US Youth Soccer

Rick O'Connor, Attorney

Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, (214) 691-3400

Frances Espinoza

Executive Director, North Texas Fair Housing Center