Taylor’s Gift Foundation is guided by an independent Board of Directors and strategic advisors. We rely on this group of people with a diverse background to help guide us through making the most of our mission. They are resources and advocates so that Taylor’s Gift can make the largest impact for everyone who’s ever been and ever will be touched by organ donation.

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Dina Conte Schulz - Board Chair

Co-Host and Executive Producer – The Kids Doctor

Dina Conte Schulz is a 25 year news and entertainment veteran. She began her career with WNBC-TV News in New York working her way from a production assistant to a segment producer. She also worked on several shows including The Prime of Your Life and Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Dina worked for Phil Donahue as an associate producer for Donahue’s book-turned-prime time special The Human Animal. After five years in New York City, Dina crossed the river to New Jersey (her home state) and helped launch CNBC-TV in prime time.

Dina was the producer of The Money Club which was honored with a national CableAce Award, the first such award for the network.

In 1997, she moved to Texas and began working for WFAA-TV. Dina was the senior broadcast producer when “Good Morning Texas” was nominated for its first Emmy. GMT went on to win an Emmy for Best Interview/Talk Program under Dina’s leadership. In 2000, she was honored by the American Women in Radio and Television with a Gracie Allen Award for Best Individual Achievement by Individual Producer. In, 2005, Dina co-created The Kid’s Doctor, an award-winning media company providing expert advice on the best ways to raise children. She is the editor of The Kid’s Doctor nationally syndicated newspaper column, and is the managing editor for kidsdr.com features, co-author of “Tattoos to Texting: Parenting Today’s Teen” and executive producer of The Kid’s Doctor regular TV feature on WFAA-TV.

Dina Conte Schulz - Taylor's Gift Foundation Board Chair

Matt Sunshine - Vice Chair

Managing Partner – The Center for Sales Strategy and LeadG2

Matt Sunshine is valued by his colleagues and clients for his innovative thinking and ability to always stay ahead of the curve. Insisting on establishing Key Performance Indicators, Matt ensures that expectations and progress can be both realistic and measurable. Prior to joining the company in 2006, Matt worked closely with The Center for Sales Strategy as the Group Director of Sales Development for Susquehanna Radio Corp. Matt joined The Center for Sales Strategy to share his expert guidance with other businesses and was appointed Executive Vice President at The Center for Sales Strategy in 2010.

Matt developed and launched LeadG2, an Inbound Marketing Division that was built to help businesses establish thought leadership and lower lead costs. Partnering with HubSpot, the #1 inbound marketing software company in the world, LeadG2 has earned the premier recognition as a platinum Certified Partner.

Frequently serving as a keynote speaker and moderator, Matt has provided audiences with expertise related to lead generation, inbound marketing, digital marketing, sales process, growing sales organizations, and finding and developing sales superstars. He is a featured writer for one of the top sales blogs in America and a regular contributor to leading business blogs and magazines.

Matt Sunshine, Center for Sales Strategy and LeadG2 - - Taylor's Gift Foundation Board

Marsha Skinner - Treasurer

Chief Executive Officer – Skinner Group LLC

Marsha Skinner is an Entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in Business Intelligence and Project Management. Her love for sharing her time, talent and treasure with causes that matter is what brought her to Taylor’s Gift three years ago as the Volunteer Chief Financial Officer. Strategizing and creating success is her passion at Taylor’s Gift.

Marsha Skinner, Taylor's Gift Foundation Board Treasurer

Tara Storch - Secretary

Co-Founder – Taylor’s Gift Foundation

Tara Storch is first and foremost a wife and mom. Including Taylor, she is mother to son Ryan and daughter Peyton. As co-founder of Taylor’s Gift Foundation, award-winning author, and community leader she strives to share her story at every possible opportunity to help make an impact in the world around her.

Opening up about her journey of finding hope and purpose after the loss of her daughter Taylor, she and her husband Todd speak publicly about the importance of organ donation across the nation. She has been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Ellen Show, People Magazine and other national and international media, bringing a message of inspiration that is touching lives around the world.

Tara Storch Taylor's Gift Co-Founder

Tony Bridwell - Board Member

Partner and Practice Leader – Partners In Leadership

Tony Bridwell is a Partner and Practice Leader for Partners In Leadership with nearly three decades of executive leadership experience. Most recently serving as the Chief People Officer of Brinker International (the parent company of Chili’s and Maggiano’s restaurants), Tony is a highly recognized thought leader in corporate culture, L&D, and human resources, being named 2015 HR Executive of the Year by DallasHR (the local affiliate of the Society for Human Resource Management) and also receiving the 2015 Strategic Leadership Award from Strategic Excellence HR.

Tony has been a facilitator and featured speaker for audiences of several thousand people. Organizations from North America, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Italy, Belgium, Egypt, China, Thailand, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico have sought his high energy and captivating style. Aside from presenting and facilitating summits and keynotes for organizations, he has been the featured speaker for multiple conferences and associations, including the CHRO Exchange, Dallas HR (SHRM), the HRSouthwest Conference, ATD San Diego, and the California Restaurant Association.

Tony also authored the books, The Difference Maker (August 2013) and The Kingmaker (June 2016).

Tony Bridwell, Brinker International - - Taylor's Gift Foundation Board

Hans George - Board Member

Vice President, Socks – NIKE North America

Hans George is a seasoned Product and Merchandising business leader with experience at well-known consumer brands like Neiman Marcus, Kraft Foods, and NIKE, where he has spent the last 20 years of his career.  In his current role as Vice President, Global Socks, Hans is responsible for leading a cross-functional creation team toward delivering product against all categories and driving NIKE’s total global sock business.

Hans George Taylor's Gift Foundation Board

Greg Goyne - Board Member

SVP Brand Marketing – Nationstar Mortgage

Greg Goyne began helping Taylor’s Gift in 2011. At that time, Greg was a partner at Firehouse, the advertising and branding agency that continues to help Taylor’s Gift. Today, he is the senior vice president of brand marketing at Nationstar Mortgage, but over the course of his career, Greg has led the development and execution of integrated marketing programs for an array of brands, including Baylor Health Care Services, WGU Texas, Interstate Batteries, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Motel 6, McDonald’s, Kraft, Heinz, 7Up and Samsonite Luggage.  His marketing experience also includes time at Gulfstream Aerospace, where he served at Marketing Director during the record-breaking launch of the Gulfstream V.

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Eric Wewers - Board Member

 

The Law Offices of Eric D. Wewers

 

Eric Wewers graduated from the UALR School of Law in 1990.  After graduation he moved to Dallas , Texas and began working for the prestigious firm of DeHay & Blanchard.  In 1992, Eric left DeHay & Blanchard to form the law firm of DeHay & Elliston.  His work experience was in the areas of complex toxic tort litigation, legal negligence defense, product liability defense, pharmaceutical defense and medical malpractice defense.  On January 1, 2001 Eric resigned from the partnership of DeHay & Elliston to open the Texas office for the nationally known firm of Wilkes & McHugh representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.  In October, 2002, Wilkes & McHugh moved Eric back home to Little Rock to work in their office here.  There he was responsible for cases in both Arkansas and Texas .On November 1, 2003 The Law Offices of Eric D. Wewers was formed.    The focus of Eric’s practice is still nursing home abuse and neglect.  However, Eric also represents a number of small businesses in a variety of matters including start up, contracts, litigation, sales and business consulting.

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Patti Niles - Board Member

President/Chief Executive Officer – Southwest Transplant Alliance

Patti Niles is the President and CEO of Southwest Transplant Alliance, one of the largest organ donor programs in the country. She is the current President of the Board of Directors for Donate Life Texas and an Advisory Board member for RTI Donor Services. Patti has been in the organ and transplant industry for 25 years and is very driven to reduce the wait for those needing a life-saving transplant.

Patti Niles, Southwest Transplant Alliance - - Taylor's Gift Foundation Board

Mitchell Savage - Board Member

Managing Partner – Vissero Partners

Mitchell Savage was first touched by organ donation in 1986 when his father went into the care of transplant pioneer Dr. Jack Copeland and become the recipient in the 123rd heart transplant ever performed. That gift kept the family together for five more otherwise-impossible years, a highly successful benchmark at that time. Mitch brings 25 years of experience as a nonprofit volunteer, advocate, and board member. Mitch is a veteran of eight startup companies, most in technology. As a startup CEO, Mitch amassed experience across marketing, operations, finance, and development of high performing teams. Entrepreneurship brought him a diverse experience of life including living across the U.S. and in Europe. Mitch now manages his own investment banking firm, and volunteers with agencies and causes he admires, including organ donor registration.

Mitchell Savage, Vissero Partners - Taylor's Gift Foundation Board

Steve Smith - Board Member

Partner – Firehouse Ad Agency

Steve Smith is an ad guy. It’s in his blood. Steve loves learning multiple businesses and tackling marketing challenges that seem new each day. Steve has spent 25 years in the ad agency business in Dallas, working for a host of agencies that include: Publicis, McCann-Erickson, Berry-Brown, Fogarty Klein Monroe, and Temerlin McCain. He is currently an equity partner at Firehouse, managing the strategy team consisting of more than one-third of the agency’s staff.

Steve Smith Taylor's Gift Foundation Board

Advisory Board Members

David Apple

Chief Marketing Officer

Legacy ER and Urgent Care

 

Brian Benedik

VP / Global Head of Sales

Spotify

 

Karen Cuskey Hartman

Realtor

Hartman Terilli Group at Coldwell Banker Residential

 

Susan Hubbard, M.D.

Inwood Village Pediatrics

The Kids Doctor

 

Jason J. Thompson

Owner

The Thompson Law Firm

 

Jo Trizila

President

TrizCom Public Relations

 

Lisa Marie Utasi

Director, Senior Trader

ClearBridge Investments