Randy Clinton - President & CEO
Randy joined the Community Enrichment Center as Executive Director in January of 1996. He graduated from Denton High School in 1973 and Abilene Christian University in 1978. Prior to coming to the CEC, Randy was Director of Recruiting at Abilene Christian University, opened a restaurant in Granbury and spent 13 years in the banking industry in the DFW area. He has been married to his wife Debbie for 27 years and they have adult twin children. Randy serves on many boards and is Chairman of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, Immediate Past Chair of the Texas Homeless Network and Tarrant County Continuum of Care for the Homeless, is a member of the Northeast Lions Club and serves on the Northeast Leadership Forum Board. He is a class leader for The Hills Church of Christ. During his tenure the CEC has seen tremendous growth. The CEC has purchased 64 houses, 20 townhomes and 104 apartments to provide homeless and affordable housing for families. The organization currently has become financially stable and currently operates debt free. In 2006, Randy oversaw the merger of the CEC with the Open Arms Home, Inc. domestic violence program. During his tenure, the CEC expanded services to include Adult Literacy, Job Club, Financial Literacy, Free Tax Preparation, and Senior Network. Randy assisted in acquiring the Second Glance Resale Shop which is a vital source of ongoing revenue to benefit the CEC.
Kathy Lanier - VP of Development
Joining the Community Enrichment Center in 2014, Kathy brings 15 years combined experience in fundraising and community relations. In addition, she has been responsible for the strategic planning and implementation several community and corporate social responsibility programs and served as a board member and volunteer for multiple nonprofit organizations in the North Texas region. She hopes to use her diverse background and experience with people in developing relationships to create compelling opportunities for donors to support the CEC and to make the experience of giving satisfying and rewarding. Lanier graduated with a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of North Texas and lives with her husband, Steven and daughter, Avery in North Richland Hills.
Kathleen Duncan, CPA - Chief Financial Officer/COO
Kathleen has twenty-eight years of experience in tax, financial and general accounting including public accounting, retail and non-profit industries. Her experience includes 16 years of nonprofit management with Single Audit, federal grant compliance, and human resource management. She has comprehensive knowledge of tax laws, compliance regulations and filing of federal, state and local tax returns and real estate management. She served on the Board of Directors of the Community Enrichment Center prior to becoming Finance Director in 1995. Certified Public Accountant. Member AICPA and TSCPA.
Bryan Downer - VP of Property
Bryan Downer came on board in March of 2013 as Property Director. For the previous 16 years he managed a family service business in the DFW area that he and his wife, Nansii started. During that time he also created a Christian publishing company that has produced and distributed books from twenty local authors. Bryan's twenty years of residential construction experience certainly aids in the management of the many homes, townhomes and apartments that the CEC owns throughout Tarrant County. His understanding heart for people helps him to relate to the various needs and challenges of the over 300 people that sleep under CEC roofs each night. In 2009 he earned a graduate degree from Tyndale Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and currently leads a local faith community. He is passionate about connecting people with the peace of God. He is married to the love of his life and is the father of three and the grandfather
Ronnie Parish - VP of Community Services
Ronnie Parish has been with the Community Enrichment Center for 10 years. Currently, he is the Director of Community Ministries for CEC. In this position, he directs operations of the Food Pantry, Senior Network, Single Parent-Family Network, Homeless Prevention and Neighborhood Revitalization Project for the agency. As a former police officer, he has served the community in various capacities. For several years, he and his wife, Judy, were house parents at Christ’s Haven Children’s Home in Keller.
Having a heart for people in need, he has traveled to Africa on mission trips with his church, The Hills Church. In 2004, he visited Sri Lanka during the aftermath of the tsunami and helped establish long term rebuilding efforts there. In 2005 and 2006 he spent approximately 9 months in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina helping to establish and direct rebuilding efforts in a joint project with The Hills Church, CEC and Bread for a Hungry World.
Donna Riddick - VP of Family Services
Donna has an extensive career in social services in Tarrant County. She has been at the CEC since 1998 and previously worked for Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth for nearly 10 years. Donna received her Bachelor’s Degree from Howard Payne University in 1981 and a Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling in 1985. She also attended Texas Woman’s University working towards her doctorate in Family Studies from 1988 to 1991. Donna received her Licensed Professional Counselor’s license in 1991. Most of her career has focused on serving families that are low-income or homeless. Donna has worked with children and families in foster care, residential treatment for children, home based services, school based programs in three counties and currently with families in transitional housing. Donna has overseen the development and implementation of many programs designed to assist families in providing a stable environment for their families.
Cindy White - Retail Manager, Second Glance Resale Shop
Cindy White has been with the CEC for 15 years. She is a graduate of Haltom High School and The University of N. Texas. She and her husband enjoy their activities as members of Haltom Road Baptist Church. Before joining the staff of the CEC, Cindy was an elementary teacher in the Birdville ISD. Before becoming Resource Director, she was Intake Coordinator in the Adopt-A-Family program for seven years. Her pastimes include road trips and antiquing and she utilizes her retail experience as a former antique booth owner in her current position by supervising the Second Glance Resale Shop, furniture donations, deliveries, etc. Other duties include helping with special events and partner church communications.