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Tim Allen – CEO/PRESIDENT
tim@cechope.org

Tim Allen is the CEO/President of the CEC, where he inspires and empowers his staff to create and implement outstanding world class programs. Tim’s empathy and compassion inspires those around him to achieve greatness and helps others realize their dreams can become a reality.

Tim continues to be extraordinarily successful in opening doors to new opportunities. Collaboration and networking are key parts of what makes him successful. Tim has a proven executive management track record for causes he is passionate about. Under his leadership and team management, the CEC will continued to grow and expand our services to assist and empower victims of family violence, homeless and low-income families and seniors across Tarrant County.

A Texas native, after graduating from Texas A&M University-Commerce , Tim began working with non-profits and never looked back. Tim served in leadership positions at First United Methodist Church, Volunteer Now, Dare to Dream Foundation, Buckner International and Children of Uganda assisting each of these with their missions to help others.

Tim loves outdoor activities. He and his wife have five children ages 20-28 and six grandchildren who are his new joy in life. Tim serves on two nonprofit boards, President of The Nonprofit CEO Council-networking and membership organization group for North Texas Nonprofit leaders, and Development Chair for Texas Chargers—annual family conference for children and adults with Charge Syndrome, and member of four Tarrant County Area Chambers.

Tim and his family attend the Village Church in Highland Village, and his motto is to give others a hand up , not just a hand out.

Kathleen Duncan – CPA/Chief Financial Officer
kathleen@cechope.org

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@cechope.org

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 of three.

Pam Hudson – VP of Development
pam@cechope.org

Pam originally joined the Community Enrichment Center in 2009 as the Properties Director, and in February 2013 took on the role of Development Director. After getting married in 2014, Pam moved to Oklahoma, staying in the nonprofit sector working for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is very excited to be back at the CEC and working toward her goal of creating compelling opportunities for donors to support the CEC and to make the experience of giving satisfying and rewarding.

Taryn Piatkowski – VP of Family Services
taryn@cechope.org

Taryn provides oversight to our social services programming and works to ensure anyone seeking assistance through the CEC receives impactful services. Taryn has served in a variety of community and poverty alleviation programs at several local non-profits and holds a master’s degree in both Community Ministry and Social Work. Taryn is passionate about empowering individuals and families and is excited to serve northeast Tarrant county neighbors as they work to achieve their dreams.