Dorothy Hopkins, President and CEO
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 and are living in Dallas.
Tabatha Smith, Office Manager
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 lives in Lancaster and has three daughters.
Quincy Guinyard, Community Engagement Consultant
Quincy is 31 years old and 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. But 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 didn't 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.
Hank Lawson, Community Engagement Advisor
Henry T. "Hank" Lawson joined FRI in 2009. He is the retired executive director of South Fair Community Development Corporation, a neighborhood based community building organization in South Dallas. As the executive director, he worked to promote neighborhood revitalization through the development of affordable housing, economic development and providing community support services.
Hank has more than 35 years experience in community development and organizational planning. Since 1993 he has participated in the planning and development of over 1,250 units of housing and 75,000 SF of retail/commercial space with a development value of over $60 million.
Hank 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.
He is raising a wonderful family with his wife Sharon in Dallas, Texas.