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Dorothy HopkinsPresident and CEO
Tabatha AllenOffice Manager
Hank LawsonCommunity Engagement Advisor

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Dorothy has worked with Frazier Revitalization Inc. since its inception in 2006. She was instrumental in the closing of most of the land acquisition over the years. She has also worked with the Foundation for Community Empowerment since its inception in 1995 and is currently its President and CEO. Dorothy has worked with J. McDonald Williams, retired Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trammell Crow Company and Chairman and Founder of FRI and FCE since 1988. She was a controller for the Austin Office and Retail Divisions of Trammell Crow Company in the mid 80's, and prior to that was an auditor for Ernst & Young, LLP (formerly Kenneth Leventhal &Co). Dorothy received her CPA in 1982, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Christian University in 1980. She and her husband have been married since 1980, have three adult children, and are living in Dallas.

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Tabatha came to FRI from the Foundation for Community Empowerment, where she was Assistant Director of Marketing and Operations. As FRI's office manager, she oversees the accounting functions as well as office operations. In 10 years with FCE and FRI, she has been a strong and consistent voice for putting our community partners first. Before Joining FCE, Tabatha worked as a Management Assistant and Food Inspector for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Services and as an Assistant at the DFW Medical Center in the Medical Education and Executive Services departments. She also worked at the Arlington Life Shelter (formerly the Arlington Night Shelter) as a Peer Advisor of the Welfare to Work Program, helping families work toward self-sufficiency as well as working with other community service providers to ensure family sustainability. Tabatha has an ABA from the University of Phoenix and Tabatha lives in Lancaster and has three daughters.

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Henry T. “Hank” Lawson is the retired executive director of SouthFair Community Development Corporation, a neighborhood based community building organization in Dallas, Texas. As the executive director, Mr. Lawson was charged with promoting comprehensive community building initiatives in the southern sector of the city of Dallas, specifically, South Dallas. He worked to promote neighborhood revitalization through the development of affordable housing, economic development and providing community support services. Mr. Lawson has more than 40 years experience in community building/community engagement initiatives. Since 1993 he has participated in the planning and development of over 1,250 units of housing, a limited number of retail/commercial buildings, and worked to empower the residents of South Dallas. He is the architect of several successful neighborhood collaborations to provide afterschool and summer enrichment programs for South Dallas youth. He is presently under contract to Frazier Revitalization, Inc., where he is responsible for community engagement and the implementation of the Partners In Progress community building initiative. Mr. Lawson works with neighborhood leadership to implement neighborhood driven objectives and strategies to improve the quality of life for the residents. Mr. Lawson has a master’s degree in City Planning from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellow from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and a Kellogg Foundation Fellow. Mr. Lawson is a graduate of the Bank of America Leadership Academy as well as a graduate of the Achieving Excellence Program from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Mr. Lawson is a former college All-American in track & field, also having coached and worked with world class track & field athletes. Hank Lawson is raising a wonderful family with his wife Sharon in Dallas, Texas.
Quincy GuinyardCommunity Engagement Consultant

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Quincy was raised in Frazier from the time that he was 3 years old. His mother worked two jobs and his grandmother did her best to keep him out of trouble. Nevertheless, from the time he was 13, he was in and out of institutions for troubled youth. Having no parks to play in and no football fields to play on, he was drawn to the gang life. Four months after turning 18, he got into a fight that ended up costing him seven years in prison. There, his life changed abruptly when he encountered a fellow gang member who was serving a life sentence. Quincy knew he did not want to spend his life locked up. He forged a relationship with God and made up his mind help other troubled youth avoid the mistakes he had made. Shortly after being released, Quincy was fortuitously introduced to Jon Edmonds, who hired him to work as a Community Liaison for FRI. Now, returning to Frazier as a mature and productive man, Quincy can have a positive impact on the community, serving as an icon of hope for troubled youth. In his quest to become an effective community builder, Quincy recently completed training in broad-based institutional community organizing offered by Dallas Area Interfaith.