Pastor Orlando Reyes, Chairman
Orlando serves as Pastor of Without Walls Church in Fort Worth, Texas, for 21 years. Orlando is the East Fort Worth leader of the Clergy and Police Association (CAPA), an organization that brings pastors and police together to work with families who are victims of crime. Orlando and JoAnn, his wife of 42 years, founded The HOPE Center in 2002. The HOPE Center is here to “Fight Hunger and Feed HOPE” in our community.
Robert Ballance, LUTCF, Vice President
In November of 2004, Robert became the first acting board member of The HOPE Center. He is responsible for creating the vision of a partnership between The HOPE Center and The Fort Worth Community Service Worker Program of Fort Worth, Texas. The Fort Worth Community Service Worker Program gave The HOPE Center the necessary manpower, which has now developed into a strong volunteer program with the citizens of the community of Fort Worth, Texas.
Robert’s thirty-two years of experience working as a sales manager and sales representative for The American National Insurance Company of Galveston Texas (ANICO) also enabled him to partner with the owner’s of ANICO, The Moody Foundation of Galveston Texas, for the funding of The HOPE Center.
Robert has provided valuable leadership in achieving the vision of The HOPE Center. He has provided Hope for the Future for many residents of Tarrant County especially the citizens of Southeast Fort Worth who have stuggled to break the cycle of poverty.
Otis Lemley, Secretary/Treasurer
Otis is a family man, married to Joanne Johnson Lemley 56 Years. Three wonderful children and 8 equally wonderful grandchildren. Elder, Associate Pastor at Without Walls Church. Active in Church, The HOPE Center, Union Gospel Mission, Air Transport Arm of Christ, SW Republican Club. Board member in all of the above. He still finds time to help those on medicare and play a little golf.
G. Walter Floyd, CCIM, SIOR
In addition to serving on the Board of Directors at The HOPE Center, Walter is a principal at Transwestern Fort Worth where he specializes in all aspects of industrial real estate in the DFW area and the United States.
Walter has been responsible for the leasing, disposition and acquisition of over 30,000,000 square feet of office, industrial facilities and freight terminals throughout the country. He has been involved in over 400 assignments with a value of over $400,000,000.00 since 1991.
He has assisted multiple transportation companies with their real estate needs including leasing, acquisition, disposition, build to suits and sale leasebacks throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Walter’s strong suit is taking assets and repositioning them in the market to find higher value and make the asset produce. Central Freight, Roadway and Bancroft are among Walter’s freight terminal clients.
He was a founding Principal of NAI Huff Partners, LP, until their merger with Transwestern in 2011. His tenacity for securing the best deals for each of his clients has earned him many awards, including CoStar Power Broker, CoStar Top DFW Industrial Broker, Dallas Business Journal Heavy Hitters, NAI Global Elite Top Performer and Huff Partners “Top Producer of the Year” award, all on multiple occasions.
Walter received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Finance from Texas Christian University.
Dr. W. Laurence Oliver, D.D.S., F.I.C.D., F.A.S.G.D., D.A.B.S.C.D.
Dr. Oliver, a Fort Worth native, is married to wife Patricia and has four children. He holds degrees from Texas Tech University, Baylor College of Dentistry, and Washington School of Dentistry. He did a “mini” residency in Nursing Home Dental Care at the University of Minnesota. He holds fellowships at the International College of Dentists and the American Society of Geriatric Dentistry. Dr. Laurence Oliver has been practicing dentistry in the DFW Metroplex for over 25 years with emphasis in the area of special care dentistry. In 1988, he founded ResiDental Associates, a nursing home dental group, which uses portable dental equipment to deliver on-site care for the special dental needs of seniors. Dr. Oliver is the founder/owner dentist of Real Choice Dental Implants Center in Southlake, TX. He specializes in giving individuals beautiful new smiles.
Now, he is reaching out in the East Fort Worth community by being the Founder and Director of the HOPE Dental Clinic, which will provide low income families dental care. Many low income individuals need HOPE to get a new job, whose teeth have been rotten or fallen out. HOPE Dental Clinic will give HOPE to individuals by replacing missing or rottened teeth which will help them get a new smile.
Jennifer retired after 24 years as a consultant and corporate trainer with American Airlines and Sabre. She has extensive experience in training, including staff training and curriculum development and has done training throughout the United States and abroad.
Jennifer is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University. She is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority. In the little free time that she has, Jennifer enjoys volunteering her time, and spending time reading with her Book Club. Jennifer serves as president of (S.O.O.P.) Stories of Our People Book Club. She also enjoys mentoring young people, teaching etiquette and business protocol classes, a group leader for a financial ministry class and usher at her church, scuba diving, and traveling.
Jennifer always chooses a new mantra each year and her mantra for 2011 is – “P.U.S.H. – Pray Until Something Happens.”
Bill is an attorney and counselor at law. The Board of Directors for The HOPE Center invited Bill to become a board member in 2008. Bill accepted the invitation andhas become a very active board member. Bill applies his legal skills and knowledge of the law in his service to The HOPE Center.
Attorneys and judges have observed Mr. Sheetz’ trial skills and have endorsed Mr. Sheetz to be included in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. This exclusive registry is reserved for those few select lawyers that have distinguished themselves among their peers and judges as expert criminal trial lawyers.
Mitch “Mach Speed” Starnes, MBA
Mitch has over 25 years of experience in Information Technology; 16 years in Internet and Cloud Technology; holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree, The Professional MBA from The University of Texas at Arlington.
He works for BNSF Railway (19 years), where he is Web Technical Consultant. He is also president of XLR8My.Net, LLC, an Internet technology consulting firm focused on helping non-profit organizations and small-to-medium sized businesses reach their potential in the age of the Internet and Cloud Computing.
Mitch serves as the volunteer Chief Information Officer at The HOPE Center, where he networked computers donated by BNSF Railway, set up a secure intranet, based on Google Apps, for the members of The HOPE Center staff called IAM, and led the design, construction and implementation of The HOPE Center website, http://www.fwhope.org, and implemented Salesforce.com for Nonprofits. He is also, of course, an active member of the board of directors.