Board & Staff

Kathryn R. Jacob, LMSW, CEO

Originally from Chicago, Kathryn Jacob studied social work at Creighton University in Omaha and post-graduate work in Fordham University in New York City.

Her work in helping others has been substantial and far reaching. From her station in the United States Peace Corps (Turkmenistan) to the other side of the world with the Appalachia Service Project, Kathryn feels passionately about issues of gender equality, domestic violence, and human rights.

In 2006, Kathryn and her husband, Benjamin, made Texas their home. Kathryn has continued to passionately fight for those in need through her service at The Salvation Army and the Housing Crisis Center in Dallas.

In 2015, Kathryn made the move across the Trinity River and now happily serves as the President and CEO of SafeHaven of Tarrant County. We are proud to have her as part of the SafeHaven Family.

Board of Directors

Tracy Rector, Chair
Rector Oil, LP

Cindy Johnson, Past Chair
Self-Employed

Amy Yudiski, Secretary
TXO, LLC

Wanda Murphy, Treasurer
Civic Leader

Barbara Williams, Vice Chair, Fund Development
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson, LLP

Paul Wilhide, Vice Chair, Facilities
Civic Leader

Rhonda Brunson, Vice Chair, Fund Development
Choose Courage Foundation

Edward McFalls, Vice Chair, Programs
Civic Leader

Jeanine Werberig, Assistant Programs
Happy State Bank


Karen Anfin
Community Volunteer

Dr. Marcelo Cavazos
Arlington Independent School District

Tammy Chan
City of Grand Prairie

Jim Cox
JPC, Oil & Gas

Keri Cyr
Texas Christian University

Elizabeth Frenzel
Self-Employed, Owner of Distinguished Impresssions

Julie Glass
Frost Bank

Laura Gonzales
Merrill Lynch

Sauna Gordon
Mercedes Benz Financial Services, LLC.

Aaron Munoz
Texas Christian University

Curt Osiek
Rhodes, Osiek, Patyk & Co

Ellen Ray
Ellen P. Ray, MA, Development and Communications

Sonia Rodriguez
EECU

Teddi Wiggins
DKMS

Dorothy Williams
Self-Employed

SafeHaven Sr. Leadership Staff

Kathryn R. Jacob, LMSW
President and CEO

James Askey
Chief Financial Officer

Megan Bent
Chief Sustainability Officer

Stephanie Storey
Chief Operations Officer