Lori Leu, CELA
Chair of Board of Directors
Stephen M. Sims, AICP, CNU-A
Board of Directors

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.

Stephen Sims is a Senior Planner with the City of Plano and assists the city with long range planning, demographic and geographic analysis, assists with heritage preservation along with research of urban issues impacting the city. He has worked with the City of Plano for 20 years has been involved with national and state award winning projects such as the Plano Tomorrow Plan, Plano 150 Heritage Preservation Plan and Envision Oak Point Plan.  Mr. Sims earned a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University in Urban Planning in May 1995 and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington in August 1993.

Mr. Sims serves on the board of directors of the Wellness Center for Older Adults as Secretary.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) as well as the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) and also served as Treasurer for the North Central Texas Section of the American Planning Association from 2014 through 2017.

Paul H. Gerber
Board of Directors

Paul Gerber has served on the Plano Senior Advisory Board since 2013. He has also served as a member of the Housing Plan Advisory Committee and as Chair of the Family Council at the Belmont at Twin Creeks.

 

In his career with a fortune 500 company he served as Operations & Control Manager for a Business Development division, managed the strategic planning process, led a financial team for the merger integration of the divisions of three companies. Earlier at this company he managed the worldwide employee survey program. During the last part of his career Paul worked for nine years at a major oil and gas industry non-profit industry association developing and managing its market research program.

 

He holds a BA in Industrial Psychology, an MBA, and a PRC research certification awarded the Market Research Association. Paul has lived in Plano since 1970 and enjoys working on city initiatives, family, travel and reading.            

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.

Kelly Abdellatif
Board of Directors

Kelly received her BSME from Virginia Polytechnic and State University in 1991 and  her  MBA from the University of Richmond in 1996.  She had a very successful corporate career which included 5 years with ICI as an engineer and 5 years with IBM as a consultant.  After having her children, Kelly shifted her career to fitness receiving her Pilates certification.  Kelly's engineering background brings a unique approach to her method of teaching;  each body is a puzzle that needs solving.  Her consulting background enables her to actually understand the specific needs of the client and to communicate the plan in digestible way.   

After 10 years of teaching private lessons, Kelly decided to expand her health focus from individuals to a larger audience.  She completed a Masters Degree in Public Health (Epidemiology) from The University of Texas in 2015.  Kelly ultimately aims to provide a systematic method of spreading information and implementing health solutions to the larger population, not just individual by individual. 

Prior to serving on this board, Kelly served on the Murphy Parks and Recreation Board.  She is currently a member of the Wylie ISD Student Health Advisory Committee.

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.

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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