As a teen, Dee Dee was in an abusive dating relationship - verbally, emotionally, physically, and sexually. Thankfully she eventually found the strength and courage to break free from the relationship but was held captive by the pain, hurt, anger, isolation, fear, shame, and guilt of that experience well into adulthood.
Twenty years later, God healed her.
Meet The Board
Dee Dee Said
Dee Dee is passionate about following Jesus to help others, especially youth and their families.
Dee Dee is a survivor of a three-year abusive dating relationship and believes her life's work is to educate and support others. She has worked for a national non-profit for over twenty years, leading fundraising campaigns, and providing project management for several national initiatives.
Celeste Inman, MEd, LPC-S, RPT-S
Celeste co-owns The Vine Wellness Group, where she specializes in working with children, adolescents, parents, and other adults.
Celeste Inman, has a passion and joy working with youth. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies and a Master's in Counseling from the University of North Texas (UNT). Celeste co-owns The Vine Wellness Group, where she specializes in working with children, adolescents, parents, and other adults.
Liza has more than twenty years of sustainability experience and enjoys contributing to non-profits.
Liza has more than twenty years of sustainability experience with the city of San Antonio, the city of Austin, and USAA. Some of her specialties include environmental protection, resource conservation, grant writing, and public policy.
Dee Dee is passionate about following Jesus to help others, especially youth and their families. She's a survivor of a three-year abusive dating relationship and believes her life's work is to educate and support others. Her greatest joy is being the parent to two amazing young adults. In her spare time, she enjoys time with friends and running the San Antonio riverwalk.
Alicia worked in the public school system for 27 years, the last 18 of those as a school counselor.
Alicia has a passion for teaching and helping others. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Management but soon realized her heart was set on teaching. She quickly earned her teaching certification, and in her desire to focus even more on her passion of helping others, she later earned a Master's of Science in School Counseling
Rev. Nancy Sherman Carter is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Her passion is to companion others on their journey of wholeness in mind, body and spirit.
Nancy has served congregational, hospital and non-profit settings. She earned a Master of Divinity, SMU and a Certificate in the Art of Spiritual Direction and Leadership from HeartPaths Spirituality Center. She is currently serving as a chaplain at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Spiritual Director.