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Leadership Team


Originally from the Greater Pittsburgh area, Cindy has spent more than 25 years working in local and national non-profits primarily with a focus on serving the poor and vulnerable.

Cindy serves on the Advisory Board for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Richardson Rotary and Helping Agencies Serving Richardson. A proud graduate of Leadership Richardson Class XXXIII, she is also a member of LRAA. Mrs. Shafer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College and a Master of Science degree in Professional Leadership & Nonprofit Management from Carlow University. Cindy and her husband, Dave, live in Keller and enjoy spending time with their granddaughter, Lily.

Sheri Harden, CPA, is the Director of Finance for Network, and she has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit and corporate accounting. Sheri discovered her passion for the nonprofit world through years of varied volunteer experiences with the Junior League of Dallas. Sheri has been a part of the Network organization since 2013 and enjoys the challenge of financial management paired with making a positive impact in the community. Sheri holds a B.B.A in Accounting from Lamar University, is an active volunteer with community and religious affiliations, resides in Richardson with her husband and is mother to three wonderful children.

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Tina Floyd

Director of Development and Marketing
Tina brings to Network over 25 years of organizational management, development and marketing experience within the nonprofit sector. In director, manager and consulting roles, she has contributed to the financial health and program growth of multiple human service, healthcare and educational organizations. Tina received her B.S. degree from Bucknell University and has a Master’s in Business from Husson University. Tina has two grown sons, and resides in Richardson with her husband and two dogs.

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Laurel Stanley Abihabib

Director of Programs
Laurel is a New Jersey native who has spent much of her life in Texas and St. Louis. Laurel received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and her Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Laurel has many years of experience in management and leadership. She enjoys spending time with family and her rescue dog.

Our Staff


Debbie Cox

Development & Events Specialist

Brianna Hernandez

Executive Assistant

   bhernandez@thenetwork.org

Ashley Edling

Assistant Director, Resource Development

Eve Diaz

Building Engineer

Jane Kovacs

Seniors’ Net Coordinator

Rachel Herrera

Database Coordinator

Caroline Wold

Manager of Volunteers & Community Engagement

Raymart (Raymi) Vasquez

Client Intake Specialist

Victoria Brizuela

Clothing Closet Coordinator

Rachel McNully

Food Pantry Manager

Alberto Lomeli

Warehouse & Mobile Services Manager

Deb St. Amant

Staff Accountant

Logan Dawson

Food Pantry Assistant

Taylor Matern

Stabilization Coach

Byron Davis

Network Truck Driver

Jim Leonard

Mobile Pantry Assistant
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