Loaned Executives

The Loaned Executive Program

The Loaned Executive Program is one of the most comprehensive management and leadership programs in the Concho Valley. Many of our Loaned Executives have gone on to top management positions within their companies. 
Each year corporations and small businesses “loan” their employees to United Way on a part-time basis to act as community spokespersons for our Annual Campaign and to assist other businesses with their United Way employee campaigns.
The Loaned Executives participate in team building and training programs during the summer in preparation for the Annual Campaign that begins in the fall. They also visit United Way Community Partners to get a firsthand look at how United Way impacts the Lubbock Area.
To get involved in the Loaned Executive Program contact Aspen Robert at 325-949-3716 or email: We will be happy to talk with you about the details of this exciting program or arrange for you to talk with CEOs and LEs of companies who have participated in this program.

Download the 2021 Loaned Executive Program Brochure

Download the 2021 Loaned Executive Commitment Form 


Meet our 2021 Loaned Executives



Johna Burch: San Angelo Clubhouse

Johna Burch is the Program Manager for San Angelo Clubhouse. She grew up in San Angelo and attended Veribest High School. Johna has spent her career working with people who live with special needs. She worked at D&S in group homes working with people with intellectual disabilities, including coaching basketball and track for their Special Olympics team. She switched to the mental health field in 2017, starting as a generalist at the San Angelo Clubhouse before being named program manager. Johna serves on the Human Rights Committee, which ensures that people with disabilities in our community are treated fairly. She also serves on the executive team for NAMI Texas of San Angelo. She spends many of her evenings and weekends at the bowling alley with her husband, Shariff, and daughters Scarlett (13), Shayla (6) and Shia (1). Johna lives in San Angelo and is also “mom” to her Great Dane, Knight, a Rottweiler mix, Koko, and many saltwater fish (most unnamed). 


Mariah Davis: Trans Texas Southwest Credit Union

Mariah is the Accounting Specialist at Trans Texas Southwest Credit Union. She grew up in Llano and attended college at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Mariah and her husband Dustin have been married for almost 3 years. They moved to San Angelo in 2019 and have two fur babies Bear and Loki..  


Stacy Duffel: YMCA of San Angelo

Stacy is the Physical/Sports Director of the YMCA of San Angelo. She is a native of San Antonio, Texas, but has made San Angelo her home since moving here in 2000 to attend graduate school. Stacy earned a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology in 2000 from University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio while participating in collegiate sports. She continued her education and began a coaching career at Angelo State University where she earned her Master's Degree in Kinesiology in 2002, while being an assistant coach for the Women's Basketball team. She stayed on with the team and continued to coach until 2012. Stacy looked for a new career path and found it at the San Angelo YMCA. She started as an assistant within the Youth Sports Program at the YMCA and has done a variety of jobs throughout the Y. She has found a passion for being a part of a community driven organization that looks to provide opportunities for all youth to participate in sport. Stacy coaches a variety of youth sports teams and helps to put on the big community events associated with the YMCA. She is an advocate for tennis, a sport she found late in life, and is the president of the Concho Valley Tennis Association here in town. Stacy resides on the outskirts of San Angelo and is a adventure seeker.


Traci Fox: 1st Community Federal Credit Union

Traci is the Human Resource Director for 1st Community Federal Credit Union. She was born and raised in San Angelo and attended the University of Texas of the Permian Basin earning her Bachelor of Business Administration in Management in 2018. Traci has previously worked for Outback Steakhouse, Armstrong, Backus & Co., LLP, and A-B Distributing. Traci is not only committed to her work but also spends time volunteering for various organizations, such as the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue and D.E.S.K. Traci resides in San Angelo and is a proud cat mom to Betsy and Jeter. In her spare time she loves to travel with her husband, workout, and watch sports, especially golf (BIG Tiger Woods fan).


Jorge Gonzalez: ADACCV

Jorge Gonzalez is a part of the Prevengers (Prevention Team) with Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley as a Prevention Specialist for YPS/YPI. He was born and raised in Brownwood and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science from Angelo State University in 2016. He has been with ADACCV for a year and half, but previously worked at Academy Sports and Outdoors since 2013. Jorge serves on a scholarship committee as an alumni for the Association of Mexican American Students organization from Angelo State University. Outside of work, he spends most of his time staying active playing anything from Ping pong to Volleyball at least 3-5 times a week.


Adam Hallmark: Chilton, Wilcox & Fortenberry

Adam is a Certified Public Accountant with Chilton Wilcox & Fortenberry. He has been with the firm since May 2018. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Master of Science in Management Information Systems, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. In his free time, Adam enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.


Autumn Hand: Children's Advocacy Center of Greater West Texas, Inc.

Autumn is the Education Coordinator for the Children's Advocacy Center of Greater West Texas, Inc. She is a proud native of Lubbock and graduated in 2021 with her Bachelors in Communications and Media Marketing from Angelo State University. During her time in college, Autumn held various positions in her sorority, Sigma Kappa, including Vice President of Philanthropy & Fundraising and Vice President of Public Relations. In the past, she has worked with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health and Angelo State Admissions Outreach program. With over a 1000 hours of community service logged, Autumn has a passion for helping others and a drive to make her community a better place. Autumn currently resides in San Angelo, and on her days off you can find her at a coffee shop drinking a coffee and reading a good book.


Ed Harris: Shannon Medical Center

Ed is an Administrative Director with Shannon Health System (Shannon Medical Center).  He is a native of East Texas, and spent 4 years in the USAF in San Antonio where he was trained as Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  Ed moved to San Angelo in 1999 and completed his BA and Master’s degrees from Angelo State University and Texas Tech University.  He transitioned from clinician to leadership team in 2007.  His current role continues to provide an opportunity to help patients by ensuring that Shannon has the resources and availability to complete the mission of providing exceptional care to the patients of the Concho Valley. Additionally, Ed is an adjunct professor at ASU in the Health Sciences Professional Department.  This allows him to share his real world experiences with future healthcare clinicians and leaders.  Ed serves as a member of the East Angelo Lions Club, San Angelo Rotary Club and serves as board president for Galilee Community Development Corporation.

Travis Griffith

Lt. Mike Hernandez: San Angelo Police Department

Bio Coming Soon


Leo Vera

Azeez Layeni: Ethicon Inc.

Azeez is an Associate Electrical Engineer at Ethicon San Angelo. He was born and raised in Houston, TX and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Azeez recently worked at General Dynamics Electric Boat in Connecticut where he was heavily involved in the community. There he served as Vice President of the Black Engineering Council and was previously the Director of Community Service and Director of the Mentoring Program. During his time on the board, he frequently partnered with the United Way Gemma E. Moran Food Bank to aid in feeding families and individuals facing food insecurity across the community. Azeez resides in San Angelo and enjoys playing basketball in his spare time.


Tabbatha Lenard: West Texas Counseling & Guidance

Tabbatha helps with Bereavement Services and Community Outreach at West Texas Counseling & Guidance (WTCG). She earned her Bachelor of Communication at Angelo State University in 2015. Tabbatha interned with WTCG during her college career and has since worked for Frontera Healthcare Network and Shannon Medical Center in both Quality Resources and the Marketing Department. She has since made her way back to WTCG, as her passion is to help shine light on the importance of mental health awareness and resources within our community. Tabbatha currently volunteers with the Juvenile Justice Center Art Intervention Program, helps on the worship team at PaulAnn Church and enjoys playing music at local events. Tabbatha and her husband Caleb reside in San Angelo, TX with their two huskies and are excited to welcome their first child in the Fall of 2021.


Jennifer Mathes-Englert: Tom Green County Treasurer’s Office

Jennifer was born in Boise, Idaho but spent her early childhood in Florida. She made San Angelo, Texas her home in 1995. Jennifer is the mother of three handsome young men, they are the reason for her smile. Jennifer studied at Howard College and received her C.N.A certificate and began her first job at Shannon Medical Center- Pediatric Unit. She loved helping children and brightening their lives. Jennifer also assisted with phone lines during the Annual Children Miracle network telethon during her stay at Shannon. If you are a Texan then you know about the West Texas boom! Due to this time and high demand, she found her new path to be in the accounting field for a small oilfield company Sprint Energy. Jennifer had many roles at Sprint, she was the Office Manager, Payroll Coordinator & Human Resources. Unfortunately Sprint had to close their doors, but as one door may close another will open. She then found her new home at the Tom Green County Treasurer’s Office in January 2017 and is currently the senior Payroll Coordinator. She loves her job and all that it entails. As the new Loan Executive she is looking forward to the new opportunities partnering with United Way and the San Angelo community will bring.


Daniel Ortega: First Financial Bank

Daniel is the newest Relationship Manager to join First Financial Trust’s San Angelo office (First Financial Bank San Angelo). In 2012, after serving five years in the Marine Corps, he returned to his hometown of Abilene. Daniel began working in retail banking at First Financial Bank while attending McMurry University. In 2015, after graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Daniel started his career at First Financial Trust. He initially worked with our Real Estate Department before transitioning to our Investment Team. 
Currently, he is responsible for administering trusts, estates, retirement accounts, and investment management accounts. Daniel looks to assist our clients in establishing, growing, managing, and protecting their wealth with personalized customer service, specific to their needs and goals, always putting “Your Future First.”
In January 2020, Daniel relocated to San Angelo with his two favorite girls, Jacqueline, his daughter, and their eleven-year-old pitbull Blanca. Daniel currently volunteers at Meals for the Elderly and looks forward to making a difference in his new community. 


Tiffany Parker: Boys and Girls Club of San Angelo

  Tiffany S. Parker serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Angelo. She has been at the local club since January of 2021, but in the Boys & Girls Club movement for 19 years. She began her Club involvement as a volunteer at the Club in Bryan/College Station, where she spent 18 years serving in various capacities, up to CEO. As a new member of the city of San Angelo, she is eager to get engaged in the community. During her time in Bryan/College Station, she was an active member of Kiwanis, the advisor to Alpha Phi Omega at Texas A&M, served on the Bryan ISD Superintendents Advisory Council, and numerous other boards. That servant heart was developed as a young girl through the volunteer service she did with her family starting at the age of 5. Most importantly, Tiffany is a champion for youth development and has a passion for inspiring children to explore life beyond K-12 education. 
Tiffany studied Political Science at North Texas State and in January of 2021 completed the Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program at the Bush School at Texas A&M. She has 2 adult children and 5 grandchildren, who all live in San Antonio, and a fur baby named Chauncey.


Jason Priddy: West Texas Counseling & Guidance

Jason is a Veteran Case Manager at West Texas Counseling & Guidance. He is a native of Tucson, Arizona and is attending Angelo State University working on a degree in Social Work.  Jason is a Navy veteran, who served 11 years on active duty as an Electronics Technician onboard submarines.  During his 11 years of active duty, Jason was stationed on five different submarines, completed two Western Pacific deployments, and 12 Deterrent Patrols. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Jason worked for the Department of Veteran Affairs at Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. As a Veteran Liaison he ensured veterans understood their options and received their best education benefits available.  While there, he helped start Pima’s Student Veterans Association (SVA) chapter. In 2012, Jason moved to Seattle to go to Divers Institute of Technology (DIT) where he trained to become a commercial diver and also started the SVA chapter at DIT. During his time as the president of the SVA he advocated with the Director of DIT communicating to local city and state officials about the importance of supporting veterans in trade schools. Committed to helping veterans in need, Jason has enjoyed his time in San Angelo and is excited to be working with and supporting our local veterans and their families.


Diana Prieto: Ethicon Inc.

Diana is the Production Planner at Ethicon San Angelo. She has over 10 years’ experience in the medical device industry with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Industrial Engineer (Specialty in Logistics and Production). She is happily committed to serve and support United Way for the first time this year. Diana lives in San Angelo with her nuclear family, husband, and kids: Humberto, Humberto Jr and Diana Sofia.


Emily Smith Vleck D.C: Concho Valley Chiropractic

“Grow where you are planted.”
Emily is a chiropractor and owner of Concho Valley Chiropractic here in San Angelo, TX. Emily graduated from Texas A&M in 2015 with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology. Not only a chiropractor, licensed athletic trainer, and registered yoga teacher, Dr. Emily is a life enthusiast whose goal is to bring joy and love to those around her. Emily has worked with people from all ages and walks of life and loves seeing people excel and realize their full health potential. Emily is a member of Texas Business Women, Texas Chiropractic Association and Yoga Alliance. If Dr. Emily is not seeing patients or doing yoga, you can find her somewhere outdoors or spending time with her family.


Jeffrey Tomlinson: City of San Angelo

Bio Coming Soon


Jeremy Valgardson: City of San Angelo

Bio Coming Soon


Janet Velasquez: Texas State Bank

Janet is the Loan Compliance Officer at Texas Bank, San Angelo, Texas. She moved to Texas from Tucson, Arizona. In her previous life (before moving), she worked in Real Estate and was an Escrow Officer for one of the main title companies in Tucson. She moved to San Angelo in 2009 and began her banking career at Texas Bank. Janet proved her hard-working determination and abilities by starting as a Loan Secretary and working up to her current position. In her free time, Janet volunteers through her church, goes on mission trips, and sits on the Board for the Bishop Street Recovery Ranch. She also spends time traveling, crocheting, and is actively learning how to play the piano. She is extremely proud of her two sons, who are both veterans, and loves being called “Nonnie” by her one grandchild.


Mason Wheeler: Concho Valley Council of Governments

Mason Wheeler is a 9-1-1 Program Manager at the Concho Valley Council of Governments.  He is a San Angelo native, and graduated from Central High School in 2007.  In 2015, Mason earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Angelo State University.  Mason went on to work in the Bursar’s Office at Angelo State University, and is now proudly serving in the 9-1-1 Program at the Concho Valley Council of Governments.  Mason enjoys traveling and woodworking, and recently started Mason Wheeler Woodworks, which keeps him busy in the evenings and weekends.  He and his partner of 13 years, Heather Crawford, enjoy taking their two Labrador Retrievers, Mox and Riley, on walks and to the lake in their spare time.