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Lori Leu, CELA
Board of Directors
Debra Tull
Chair of Board of Directors

Debra (Debbie) Tull grew up as an Air Force dependent moving from coast to coast and living abroad in Okinawa (2 years) and Germany (6.5 years). After returning from Germany and moving to Texas, she began a 35 year career in marketing and all aspects of advertising focusing on the automotive and communications segments on a national, regional and local level. Retiring for a full month, she joined Dignity Memorial, Ted Dickey West as a Funeral Service Assistant and after 3 months began representing the Collin County and DFW area as their Community Outreach Representative. It was at that time she discovered The Wellness Center for Older Adults and has been an avid supporter ever since.

 

Debbie has lived in Plano since 1987, has two children, four grandchildren, and two yippy Chihuahuas. She is a road warrior who loves to be behind the wheel, enjoys cooking, meeting new people and most of all being with family.

Growing up in a small town in Kansas, strong values and ties to the community were instilled in Lori Leu from the start. After practicing as a civil litigation attorney for more than 20 years, Lori longed to focus on a practice area that would more directly benefit members of the community in which she lives. While searching for direction, Lori was approached by family members with questions regarding elder law issues. She then realized that assisting individuals who most need advice, especially when faced with confusing and sometimes overwhelming issues, was the calling she was seeking.

 

As a result, Lori changed her practice to focus on legal issues affecting seniors and long-term planning, from simple wills to more complicated estate planning, financing of long-term care, including Medicaid eligibility, Veteran’s benefits, advance directives, guardianships, probate, and estate administration.

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Breon Dennis
Board of Directors

Breon Dennis served as Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Community Outreach for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club prior to joining the RoughRiders. Breon oversaw the Texas Rangers youth ballpark and camps and clinics. Additionally, Breon was responsible for grassroots marketing, corporate partnerships and outreach within the African American community.

During his time as AVP of Community Outreach, Breon spearheaded many community partnerships with organizations that include the annual Martin Luther King Celebration in Arlington, the Tarrant County HARAMBEE Festival and the Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities initiatives which gives North Texas youth the opportunity to play baseball and softball. In 2012, Breon created a program that provided school supplies to help prepare less-fortunate youth in North Texas for school.

Breon began his career with the Texas Rangers in March 2000 and moved to Director of Baseball Programs in 2003. Breon was promoted to Senior Director of Baseball Programs in 2007 before being promoted in 2010 to AVP of Community Outreach and Youth Ballpark. In the fall of 2012 Breon completed the Major League Baseball Scout Development Program. 

Breon currently serves as a board member/council for Black Sports Professional – North Texas, Young Leadership Academy (YMLA) Fort Worth ISD, United Negro College Fund Leadership Council, African American Museum of Dallas, North Richland Hills Police Foundation and Dallas Influencers in Sports & Entertainment .

Breon completed an associate's degree, in Mass Communications, from Bossier Parish Community College in 1999. He received his bachelor's degree in Science Business Administration and Sports Management from Dallas Baptist University in 2012. Breon completed his Masters of Science, in Kinesiology has Dallas Baptist University.

Christene Krupa Downs
Board of Directors

Attorney Christene “Chris” Krupa Downs is an attorney at Krupa Downs Law, PLLC in Plano, Texas. Chris focuses her practice on wills, trusts, advance directives, estate planning, guardianships, and probate. She has almost 10 years of legal experience handling estate planning, probate & guardianship legal matters for clients in Allen, Frisco, McKinney, Plano and throughout Collin, Dallas and Denton counties.

In addition to her practice, Chris writes and lectures for local and state bar associations, and at legal seminars. She is a member of various professional organizations, including the Collin County Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Texas Bar College. She is also active in the State Bar of Texas and served on the Computer and Technology Section Council.

As part of giving back to the Texas community, Chris served on the board of This Side UP! Family Center, an organization providing parenting and family-based education, and City House, a homeless shelter for youth in the Plano and northern Texas. Her additional community contributions are numerous and include serving as a public affairs representative for the Junior League of Collin County. She is also a former Treasurer and Executive Vice President of the organization.

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Jason Riehs, M.D., J.D.
Board of Directors

Jason M. Riehs, M.D., J.D., specializes in anti-aging medicine and opened Le Beau Visage Aesthetic Center in Frisco, Texas, in December 2005. He received his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma Christian University in Biology, Pre-med, Suma Cum- Laude and attended medical school at the prestigious University of Texas Health Science Center located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston.  He completed his internship and trained in internal medicine and as a pediatrics resident in Houston at MD Anderson Cancer Hospital, Hermann Hospital, and St. Luke’s Hospital.  In addition to his medical degree, he earned a graduate degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004 with a focus in Health Law.

After completing law school, Dr. Riehs relocated to Frisco, Texas, where he opened his cosmetic practice. Dr. Riehs is currently an advanced injectable trainer with Galderma Asethetics, Inc., the sole provider of Restylane®/Perlane® dermal filler. As a faculty member, he provides advanced aesthetic injection training to physician and nurse injectors and is recognized throughout the country as an elite Botox® and Restylane®/Lyft®/Silk® injector. Additionally, he speaks nationally for SkinMedica and Colorscience. 

In his spare time, Dr. Riehs enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and entertaining.

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Michelle Rankine
Board of Directors

Michelle resides in McKinney, Texas and holds a PhD in Higher Education from the University of Denver, Masters Degree in Sports Management & Pedagogy Administration and Bachelors in Kinesiology from Purdue University. Michelle now owns Right at Home (RAHNT), a locally owned and operated franchise that specializes in senior home care and staffing since 1995.

As the years went by, it came to pass that Michelle achieved years of experience in higher education and sports; she desired and dreamed about owning her own business and being able help and assist others. Michelle felt a strong calling to serve the community in a more significant manner than her previous volunteer work.  Michelle has had lifelong experiences as a caregiver for family members throughout the years and she learned about the physical, emotional and spiritual strains a family can experience when caring for a loved one. Her hands-on experience translates to a philosophy of compassion and responsibility to always do the right thing for her clients.

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Shannah Hayley
Board of Directors

Shannah Hayley’s pursuit of living life to the fullest has taken her all over the world with various communications-focused jobs, from teaching in Kenya to consulting in the United Kingdom. After moving to North Texas in 1999, she leveraged her background in communications into marketing and business development in the professional services marketplace before transitioning into the public sector. Shannah now serves as the Director of Communications and Community Outreach for the City of Plano, the 69th largest city in the United States. Her responsibilities include process management, strategic planning, communications and supervision of all aspects of the City's communications, marketing and community outreach efforts. 

Shannah also serves as the curator of TEDxPlano. She is an idea-lover on mission to bring people together, focused on sharing ideas with the potential to transform the Plano community and the North Texas region. Shannah earned her B.S. in Communications Management (with honors) and her M.A. in Communications from Missouri State University. She earned her Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) designation in 2006 and was admitted to the Society for Marketing Professional Services College of Fellows in 2013.