Adewale (Wale) Olosunde is a Vice President of Financial Analysis with JP Morgan Chase Bank, where he has worked for over 21 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and a Masters degree in Information Systems from the Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York.
Wale was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, were he spent the first two decades of his life before immigrating to the United States in 1997. He has been happily married to his college sweetheart for over 18 years, and the union is blessed with two sons. He lived in New York City for 17 years, prior to relocating to Texarkana, Texas with his family in 2014, where his wife is employed as a Gastroenterologist with Collom and Carney Clinic.
He is a member of Church on the Rock, in Texarkana, Texas, where he serves as a small group leader, elder, and board member. He is very passionate about helping marriages get stronger and stay together.
Most Spring and Fall evenings and weekends, Wale proudly wears the hat of a soccer coach. He has been coaching for the Texarkana Soccer Association for over 6 years.
Board Vice Chair
Danielle graduated from Abilene Christian University with a BS degree Psychology with a minor area of study in Sociology. Danielle fell in love with foster care while working as the Foster Care Specialist, for Southwest Arkansas and Mental Health Center’s therapeutic foster care program. Danielle has spent the last eight years primarily caring for her three children, Ellie Beth, Josie Lynn and Deacon. She has continued to work in the foster care realm, as a contract home study assessor for foster and kinship homes. Danielle has recently begun working for, NETX Whole Brain Training, helping children reach their cognitive potential. Danielle is married to Blake Tyndell and they have lived in Red Lick for the last eleven years. Blake and Danielle are members of the New Boston Church of Christ, where they are very active working with the youth of the congregation.
Keri Price was born and raised in the Texarkana area. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from A&M- Texarkana and currently works at Guaranty Bank & Trust in the mortgage department as Vice President/Regional Sales Manager. Keri and her husband David together have 6 children. Keri has always had a love for children and she and David became foster parents in January of 2019. Through their foster care journey she learned about For the Sake of One and has a heart for what For the Sake of One does in our community so she joined the board in 2020. Keri and David attend Heritage Church here in Texarkana. Their family enjoys anything around the water, but mostly their annual beach vacations. Spending time with her family is what motivates and keeps her going!
Kathy Hudson is a retired accountant who has been involved with the foster care world for years. She was married to the late Judge Hudson and saw so much that she has continued to be involved with DHS since his passing. Kathy is a member of First United Methodist Church in downtown Texarkana, AR and has been a CASA advocate for many years. Kathy enjoys the arts and supporting others in Texarkana.
Kelly Neal is a Mortgage Loan Officer at Cadence Bank. She has called Texarkana home and been a member of this community since 1996, coming over from Fort Worth. She received her degree in Business Administration locally from Texas A&M University - Texarkana. A lover of giving back and putting others first, she has found that specifically she has the biggest heart for giving her time and resources to organizations that support and care for vulnerable children. This has led her to becoming a child advocate for CASA, and she has been an early supporter of For The Sake of One. Personally, Kelly enjoys volunteering and being active in her church as well as other organizations, which she has done for years. She and her husband Tommy lead their blended family, which has 5 children, and one of their favorite things is just spending time together. She also enjoys the lake, golfing, and gardening.
Karen Rayfield is the founder of Project Hope Ministry in Texarkana. She is a long time member of Church on the Rock and has done so much to help the homeless population in our area. As part of Project Hope Ministry, Karen runs the Grace House where she helps homeless mothers find a home and the resources they need to get back on their feet. She does ministry in hotels in our area and is an amazing support for moms who are struggling. Karen is married to Artie and has one biological son. In her free time, she continues to help others.
Richard is a local attorney at Wood & Norton.
Rev. Jaimie J. Alexander is Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Texarkana, Arkansas. A native of Arkansas, lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, and a pastor since 1991. He currently serves on the Board of Leadership Texarkana, Texarkana's Habitat for Humanity, District Strategy Team of the Southwest District and Chair of Age level Ministries of the Arkansas Conference.
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