Randy Clinton – CEO/PRESIDENT
Randy joined the CEC as CEO/President 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 ACU, 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 31 years. They have adult twin children and two grandchildren.
Randy serves on the board of the Northeast Leadership Forum and NE Richland Lions Club. He serves on the Joint Advisory Council for JPS and member of Texas Health Resources-HEB Leadership class. He is Past Board Chairman of the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, the Texas Homeless Network, Mid Cities Pacesetters Rotary, Tarrant County Continuum of Care for the Homeless, the United Way Agency Partners and the Saginaw Area Chamber. He was a founding board member of Summer Santa and served on United Way NE Steering Committee. He is an Elder and class leader for The Hills Church of Christ.
During his tenure the CEC has seen tremendous growth including buying and selling several properties to provide housing for homeless and low income families. The organization is financially stable and currently operates debt free with 206 housing units. In 2006, Randy oversaw the merger of the CEC with the Open Arms Home, Inc. domestic violence program including adding the Second Glance Resale Shop, a vital source of ongoing revenue to benefit the CEC. During his tenure, the CEC expanded services to include Adult Literacy, Working Families Success, VITA Free Tax Preparation, Refresh BISD and Senior Network. Randy assisted in acquiring the Second Glance Resale Shop which is a vital source of ongoing revenue to benefit the CEC.
Kathleen Duncan – CPA/Chief Financial Officer
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 of three.
Pam Hudson – VP of Development
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.
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.