Our Staff

 
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Christina Judge
Executive Director

Christina Judge grew up in the Baltimore/Washington, DC area, moved to Denton, Texas in 1992, and then relocated to Fort Worth in 2007.  Christina has more than 30 years of experience in social services, program management, and nonprofit fund development in various capacities ranging from the United States Army, higher education, child welfare, and healthcare. Her passion for the mission for The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation stems from a personal connection to a family friend who died by suicide, and a family member’s struggle with depression and substance use disorder. 

Christina has served on the boards at CASA of Tarrant County and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  She is actively involved in the Mental Health Connection of Tarrant County, Rotary of Fort Worth, Leadership Fort Worth, and the National Committee on Planned Giving - Lonestar Chapter.

Christina received her Master of Arts from Texas Woman’s University in Sociology with study concentrations in demographics and field research, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, College Park in Government and Politics.  Christina also holds the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) designation.  She is the proud mom of two adult children, Jordan and Julia.

christina.judge@jehfoundationfw.org

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Kristi Wiley
Program Director

Kristi Wiley, a native of Fort Worth, is delighted to be a part of The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation team. She has a multitude of experience working with both businesses and nonprofits alike. She is best known for the positivity she brings to the work environment, contagious enthusiasm for the project at hand and her ability to develop meaningful relationships across organizations.

Kristi graduated from the University of Alabama with an M.F.A. in Theatre Management. After graduating from UA, she co-founded and was the Managing Director of Duke City Repertory Theatre in Albuquerque, NM. Before receiving her graduate degree, she was a teacher at the Texan’s Can Academy, a school for at-risk youth, lived and worked in NYC, and even enjoyed a stint studying with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Straford-Upon-Avon, UK.

When she isn’t working, Kristi enjoys going to the theater, reading and Taco Tuesday. She also serves on the board of QCinema, Fort Worth's LGBTQ international film festival. Her coolest title, however, is Mommy to her beautiful and spirited daughter, Layla Jan.

To contact Kristi directly please email: k.wiley@jehfoundationfw.org

 
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Erin Buck Development & Communications Coordinator

Erin Buck grew up in North Texas after spending her earliest childhood years living in four different states while her father was a naval officer. Her family moved to and remained in Arlington in corporate life before relocating to California upon her graduation from Martin High School. She attended San Diego State University and finished her degree Summa Cum Laude with a BA in English. After college, Erin quickly moved back to Texas and soon met her husband, Travis.

With an extensive 20-year background in sales, marketing, and media and a passion for philanthropic causes and community service, Erin offers much enthusiasm and experience to the foundation. Her own interest in mental health awareness began when she was asked to represent her class in a peer-involved suicide prevention program in 8th and 9th grades. That group was much like today’s HOPE Squad. Her interest in suicide prevention and mental health awareness was rekindled when she attended the “Bring the Conversation to Light” luncheon in 2018. Through a series of serendipitous events, the position of Development & Communications Coordinator at JEHF was created for her, and she could not be more proud to be a part of this amazing organization.

Erin resides in a small town south of Fort Worth with her husband and daughters, Avery and Harper. They live near the family ranch and proudly work a fifth-generation cattle and farming operation. Life is fast-paced, fun, and ever-changing for the Bucks, and Erin wouldn’t have it any other way!

e.buck@jehfoundationfw.org

Rachael Brown Foundation Administrator

Rachael Brown was born and raised in Fort Worth, and is passionately in love with this city. Her working background includes various businesses, restaurants, and non-profits. Along with her passion for organization and diligence in creating structure, her ability to see many different views and "think outside the box" is what makes her skillful.

Rachael earned an Associates Degree in Business Administration at Tarrant County College, and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Entrepreneurial Management.

Outside of the Foundation, Rachael enjoys being active in the community. Whether she is exploring with her family, putting together philanthropic drives for the community, or trying every new restaurant opening - she is always out meeting the citizens of the city.

r.brown@jehfoundationfw.org

Dyar Bentz
Online Content Coordinator

From nearby small town Grandview, TX, Dyar’s winding, wandering path led him around the world and back just in time to head the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation’s ambitious Light the Trail cycling journey in 2017.

While studying English literature and child psychology at the University of Texas Dyar partook in the Texas 4000 for Cancer charity bike ride from Austin, TX to Anchorage, AK, the first of a series of long adventures across the globe. Upon graduating he set off to Mexico and China with a non-profit media production team which produced a series of documentary videos and articles highlighting the unique stigmas surrounding cancer survivors in other nations. And after a year living abroad & teaching English in Japan, joined by three filmmaker/photographer friends, he embarked on his biggest journey yet, a 21 month, 14,000 mile self-supported cycling venture from the top of Alaska to the southern tip of Argentina.

After leading the Foundation’s “Light the Trail” ride, Dyar joined on to manage the online presence & content creation for the Foundation.

dyar.bentz@jehfoundationfw.org