The Advocacy Center is fortunate to have a passionate and dedicated group of volunteer board members committed to the effective governance of the organization.


Kellie Fister Stokes

2nd Term

Attorney at Law, Stokes Law Office, PLLC & Freedom Title

Melanie Vest

Vice Chair
1st Term

Executive Vice President & CFO, DATCU

Rob Seay

1st Term

Partner, Hankins, Eastup, Deaton, Tonn & Seay

Dr. Stephanie Reinke

1st Term

Director, Lifelong Learning and Professional Development, University of North Texas

Scott Hensell

Past Chair
2nd Term

Chief Operating & Financial Officer

Blue River Partners, LLC


Thomas Baker

 1st Term


Joe Booth

1st Term

Senior Vice President, Independent Bank

David Broughton

1st Term

Executive Director of Strategic Fundraising Initiatives

University of North Texas

Carolyn Corporon

1st Term

Retired, VP of Marketing, Sally Beauty Holdings
President, Creative Marketing

Matt Haltom

2nd Term

Retired Senior VP and General Counsel, Sally Beauty Holdings

Chief Rodney Harrison

2nd Term

Chief of Police, Town of Little Elm

Michael Ingle

2nd Term

President, Clean Sleep and Ready Set Pour

Lishawa Jackson

1st Term

Program Director, Department of Family and Protective Services

Paul Johnson

4th Term

District Attorney, Denton County

Kent Key

1st Term

President, Key Custom Homes

Sheriff Tracy Murphree

1st Term

Sheriff, Denton County

Bill Patterson

1st Term

Publisher, Denton Record-Chronicle

Gary Rowen

2nd Term

Vice President, Stewardship Integration, Celanese Corp.

Kyle Shores

1st Term

Partner, Merit Botsford Private Wealth

Dr. James Wilson

1st Term

Superintendent of Schools, Denton ISD

Sharon Valentine

1st Term

Retired Agency Vice President, State Farm Insurance