What our members are saying:

“You should introduce this program to everyone by making it a requirement for all college students.”

“Services were very helpful and I will recommend them to my daughter.”

Leadership

Kate Rose Marquez  |  Chief Executive Officer

Kate Rose Marquez comes to WiNGS with a strong and deep background, having most recently served as director of development at St. Vincent de Paul Society of North Texas.  Kate Rose has helped various nonprofit and for-profit organizations fulfill their mission through impactful branding and transformative fundraising. She has worked on all sides of the nonprofit equation and understands how to marshal the resources and infrastructure needed to successfully serve the North Texas community.

As the vice president of marketing at The Dallas Morning News (TDMN), Kate Rose led a team of professionals in creating and executing all TDMN and sub-brand communications. In addition, she was the point person for all TDMN’s sponsorships in the North Texas community – crafting multi-year, multi-million dollar partnerships that leveraged the TDMN brand while supporting hundreds of area community efforts.

Kate Rose has also consulted with several area nonprofits to help them evaluate themselves “from soup to nuts,” examining mission, processes, structure and internal database practices, and guided the development of branding, fundraising, board succession plans and long-term goals that further their mission externally. She has an extensive history of fundraising and especially executing large events such as Cotes du Coeur and Go Red for Women for American Heart Association, Partners’ Card for The Family Place, Change is Good for Community Partners of Dallas, among others.

With a heart for service, Kate Rose has served on many regional nonprofit boards over the past 20 years, utilizing her expertise in fundraising, marketing and board development to support their efforts. She also serves on many advisory boards/councils including Community Partners of Dallas, Heroes for Children and Launchability. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Susan SmithsonSusan Smithson  |  Chief Strategy Officer

Susan Smithson brings more than 20 years of experience in program development and administration to WiNGS. She has worked in public, for-profit, and nonprofit sectors and has held multiple leadership positions for agencies serving the needs of individuals and families.

Susan is committed to decreasing economic and health disparities in the community, and represents WiNGS on numerous community initiatives. Her passion had led her to serve on the Advisory Board for the Center for Community Health, RAISE Texas Board of Directors, and the Information and Education Planning Committee for Parkland Health and Hospital System. Susan holds a B.A. in Psychology from Texas Women’s University.

Ann Yarbrough  |  Chief Development Officer

Ann Yarbrough is a lifelong Dallas resident.  She graduated from Highland Park High School and the University of Texas at Austin.  Ann has over 25 years of nonprofit development experience at organizations such as:  Housing Crisis Center of Dallas, Southern Methodist University, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.  She also worked for Clarkson Davis, a nonprofit consulting firm, and most recently served as the Major Gifts Officer at The Family Place.

Ann is married to her husband Jeff and they live between Dallas and their new home on Cedar Creek Lake. She has three children who attended local schools and Texas universities.  Ann is a huge college football fan, especially her beloved Longhorns and Red Raiders!

Susan LoySusan Loy, CPA  |  Controller

Susan Loy has extensive experience in both public and non-profit accounting. Her experiences include time at a hospital and church in the Houston area, before landing at the YMCA in San Antonio, where she oversaw accounting for local YMCA branches.

With a strong work ethic and a desire for service, she prefers to lend her skills in areas of community support. After sending her two children off to college, she re-entered the job market at the largest charter school organization in Texas before being lured away to WiNGS. Susan is passionate about the prospect of women supporting women, and especially those who may need extra support and encouragement.

 

Lalonni Hagerman  |  Controller

In addition to being the Controller for WiNGS, Lalonni serves on the board of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce as Treasurer, President of the Dallas Prairie View Alumni Association, Treasurer of St. Paul Lutheran Church & St. Paul Christian Academy, past Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer of the Metropolitan Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the 2015 & 2017 Campaign Treasurer for former Dallas City Councilwoman Tiffinni A. Young, District 7, the 2018 Campaign Treasurer for Dallas City Council Candidate, Kebran Alexander, District 4 and is a member of the American Legions, Post 802 and Dallas Chapter of NAACP.

Lalonni has worked for Baylor Scott & White Health and Wellness Center (formerly DHWI), YWCA of Metro Dallas, VCFO & various other industries in accounting, operations and management roles.

Lalonni earned a degree in Accounting at Prairie View A&M University and an MBA at Amberton University.  She received the 2009 & 2018 Dallas Prairie View Alumni Association Service Award.  Traveling, singing, dancing and the performing arts are her hobbies.  She attributes her success to God and her parents who were educators for 40+ years in the Dallas ISD.  Her greatest passion is believing in the text, Jeremiah 29:11 and helping others EVERY DAY!