Trauma Support Services of North Texas is excited to announce that Lisa de la Garza has joined the team as our new Executive Director/ CEO. Lisa officially joined TSSNT on October 5, 2016 and is off and running! As an accomplished and dedicated leader, she brings over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, community development, fundraising and advocacy. She is well versed in program development/management and an astute collaborator with a proven track record in working with clients from diverse backgrounds. She also brings her expertise in Board Development and identifying areas of improvement and developing effective solutions to enhance the mission of an organization. As a native of Texas, she received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Social Work. Lisa knew early on she wanted to dedicate her career to advocating for children and youth and worked with an international foster care and adoption agency for over 18 years, serving in various positions. From there, she transitioned to a position as a National Trainer for a large nonprofit safety organization overseeing their Victim Services Training Program for National Staff, Field Staff, Volunteer Advocates and Community Partners. Lisa is dedicated to helping others develop a positive self-image, engage in their community and take pride in their accomplishments. She continues to mentor at-risk youth from diverse backgrounds and is also a Certified Developmental Coach. Lisa is actively involved in her community and currently serves as an Officer on the Board of Directors with Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth and as the Board President with the Dream Weaver Foundation. Lisa is excited and honored about being selected to serve as TSSNT’s Executive Director/CEO and is eager to learn more about our various programs and community initiatives as well as meeting all the many people who help make TSSNT’s work so meaningful.