New Friends New Life Adds New Board Members

New Friends New Life recently announced four new board members for the 2022-2023 term.

New Friends New Life works to provide access to education, job training, interim financial assistance, mental health, and support for women, girls, and their children to overcome issues of abuse, addiction, poverty, and limited opportunities.

EssilorLuxottica senior vice president customer development Dr. Millicent Knight, Mary Kay Inc. vice president, controller, and treasurer Cheryl Monroe, Toyota North America Office of Social Innovation group manager Elena Sacca Smith are joining Erin Nealy-Cox, partner at Kirkland & Ellis, former U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy-Cox on the board.

TDY Partners founder and principal Tracy Young will serve as the Circle of Friends President and Fortenberry Firm PLLC attorney for victims Zeke Fortenberry will join as the Men’s Advocacy Group Board Chair.

“These dynamic corporate leaders bring incredible new expertise from across the Dallas business community to New Friends New Life,” said board chair Tracey Nash-Huntley. “Because we know the problem of sex trafficking is systemic at its root, the solution must be collaborative. Without question, their leadership, commitment, and compassion will be valuable assets to each of our three boards. Together we will continue to educate and increase awareness of the prevalence of sex trafficking right here in our Dallas community, while also providing direction and support for the ongoing work of New Friends New Life empowering and restoring the lives of the formerly trafficked and sexually exploited women and girls we serve.”

The new board members join Huntley, community leader Robin Bagwell, business and community leader Nancy Best, G6 Hospitality Chief Brand Officer Adam Cannon, certified public accountant Sherri Daniel, AMN Healthcare Chief Clinical Officer, DNP, and RN Dr. Cole Edmonson, Provider Network Solutions Regional VP Kelley Grayson, Bank of America U.S. Trust Regional Investment Executive Wendy Messmann, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP associate attorney Paulette Miniter, Irwin R. Rose & Co. general counsel Jane A. Rose, Baker Botts LLP partner Christa Sanford, community leader and WFAA special contributor Shelly Slater, community leader Gail Turner, actor and voice-over artist Jessica Turner-Waugh, and business and community leader Katherine Wynne.

For more information, visit New Friends New Life’s website.

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