Staff Leadership Team

Interim Executive Director- Jim Reeder
Chief Operating Officer of Client Services and Operations - Megan Waguespack, LMSW
Chief Operating Officer of Marketing & Administration - Tara Hutchins-Welsh
Director of Finance - Marcella Weyandt, BA
E-Mail: mweyandt@arlingtonlifeshelter.org  
Director of Shelter Operations - Rachel Madzima, MSW
Director of Community Engagement - Chandra Thompson, MSW

Board of Directors

Brad Jay, Weaver

Vice President, Fund Development
Elena Fernandez, Perdue Brandon Fielder Collins & Mott LLP

Vice President, Board Governance
LaTonya Copeland-Berry, Fort Worth ISD

Vice President, Strategic Planning
Kecia Mays, Texas Comptroller

Gregg Wilkinson, No Frills Grill & Sports Bar


Past President
James Mihills, Weaver

Campaign Chair
Sissy Day, Day and Associates



Bill Brangers, AmerisourceBergen

Rachel Cooper, First Rate

Dan Gatze, University of Texas at Arlington

Jennifer Gause, Healthy B.Y.T.E with Jen

Stevie Hansen

Melody Fowler

Benjamin Mogendi, Pappasitos

Bryan Perry, Chambers Master Planning, Architecture & Design

Danielle Snailer, FirstRate Investments

Angie Summers, Community Volunteer


Advisory Council

Council Member Sheri Capehart

Carolyn Casselberry, Ebby Halliday

Dr. Robert Cluck, Former Mayor

Bowie Hogg, School Trustee

Kirk King, Texas Health Resources

Mike McCoy, Meadows Foundation

John David Moritz, Moritz Management, LLC

Victor Munson, CPA

Barbara Nash, Community Volunteer

Sylvia Nichols, PALS Auxiliary Founder

Scott Reading, Frost Bank

Dr. James Sammons, Texas Health Resources Arlington Memorial Hospital

Dr. Allan Saxe, University of Texas at Arlington

State Representative Chris Turner

Council Member Kathryn Wilemon


Mission & Services

To promote self-sufficiency by providing shelter, employment programs, and transitional services for North Texans impacted by homelessness.


Make a Donation

Due to our renovation and expansion we are unable to take any in-kind donations until the shelter reopens in June. Please consider sharing your items with Mission Arlington or another agency whose mission you support. We are so thankful for your support and apologize for any inconvenience.


Path of Kindness

We are no longer taking orders for bricks. If you have any questions, please call 817.548.9885 ext 3315.


Contact Us

325 W. Division St., Arlington, Texas 76011
(817) 548-9885

Arlington Life Shelter® 2012-2020