Staff

Lisa Hembry

Lisa Hembry

President/ CEO

Lisa joined the staff at LIFT in 2010. Prior to LIFT, Lisa served as president of Dallas iMedia Network, four years as Dallas County Treasurer; two years as CEO of Dallas Historical Society; twelve years in real estate; and eight years as news director and public affairs director with both KRLD (CBS News affiliate) and KKDA radio. Lisa received a graduate marketing certificate from the COX School of Business at SMU, Lisa serves on the boards of Human Rights Initiative, UT Southwestern Medical Center Board of Visitors, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Council, and on the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens executive committee.

Team

  • Ann Fink

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Literacy Education

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  • Dan Thompson

    Chief Development Officer

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  • Doris Black Hubbard

    Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator

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  • Gail Poole

    Day Receptionist

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  • Joy Reemtsma

    Coordinator, Adult Basic Literacy Education

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  • Julie Brown, MLS TESOL

    Director, English Language Acquisition

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  • Karen Guida, CALT

    Director, Adult Basic Literacy Education

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  • Karen Medlock

    Director, High School Equivalency

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  • Kate Fleitas Hoffman

    Director of Marketing and Communications

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  • Kathryn (Kat) Williams

    Learning Center Manager-Evening

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  • Mary Tristan

    Learning Center Coordinator

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  • Melissa Gray

    Learning Center Manager-Day

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  • Rubi Orozco, BA TESOL

    Manager, English Language Acquisition

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Site Coordinators

  • Amy Vulk

    ESL Site Coordinator - First United Methodist Church - Garland; St. Francis Catholic Church - Frisco

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  • Bertin Santibanez

    ESL Site Coordinator - Plano - St. Mark Catholic Church

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  • Rebecca Brady

    ESL Site Coordinator - Plano Library Harrington Branch

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  • Yolanda Coronado Lepkowski

    ESL Site Coordinator - Irving - St. Luke Catholic Church; Richardson - University of Texas Dallas

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