Michelle Lemming, President/CEO
Michelle was raised in Kilgore, Texas. She began her career in Louisiana, leading the development of the Bayou Teche Community Health Network. She later oversaw a state-wide network of Louisiana’s 43 rural hospitals. Prior to joining THF, she was brought in to lead the healthcare recovery efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita through the Health Services Recovery Council.
Shunnay Gilmore, Executive Assistant
Shunnay is a Texas native and currently resides in Durant, Oklahoma. She has work experience in the healthcare field through her employment with Cigna and responsibilities as a site manager for Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Program with Calera Nutrition Center.
Marilyn Bice, Director of Reba’s Ranch House
Marilyn joined THF as the Director of Reba’s Ranch House. Ms. Bice is a long time Grayson County resident and native of the Texas Panhandle. She served as Assistant to the Director of the Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College which supports area nonprofits through leadership and organizational development. She was also responsible for assisting with the Model United Nations Program. An honor dear to Marilyn was being named Mentor of the Year by the the international women’s organization, “Women of Visionary Influence”. In the past twenty-five years, she has gained extensive experience in academic volunteerism, cultural diversity and nonprofit leadership.
Susan Hooper, RRH Guest Relations
Susan is a fourth generation Denisonian. Her career includes 22 years as the owner of a retail florist in Downtown Denison and six years as the Executive Director of the Grayson County Chapter of the American Red Cross. She is a breast cancer survivor and also the founder and facilitator of the Texoma Health Foundation’s Breast Cancer Support Group. She has volunteered extensively in Grayson County in many civic and county organizations and currently volunteers for Guardian Hospice, 500 STRONG, and the Breast Cancer Support Group. After volunteering for THF since 2008 she became a member of the staff in July of 2011.
Wade Walker, Coordinator of Marketing and Reba’s Ranch House Resident Assistant
Wade recently came to us after a brief stint as the Texoma Valley District Executive for the Circle 10 Council, Boy Scouts of America. Wade is a native Mississippian from Gulfport, MS and a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. He is also a Pi Alpha Member with Push America and Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity, awarded to him for completing Journey of Hope, a cross-country bicycling trek from San Francisco to Washington D.C. The trip spanned two months and had Wade riding a bicycle with a team of fraternity brothers through the largest cities and smallest communities in the United States. Journey of Hope raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for people with disabilities and provided lasting friendships for many people across the country. Wade is looking forward to helping continue the advancement of THF and building long-lasting relationships with her many dedicated constituents.