Meet the Staff

Leadership Team

Sherri Ansley

CEO

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Sherri’s Strengths:
  • Connectedness
  • Woo
  • Responsibility
  • Includer
  • Communication
About Sherri:

Any day I can see a child’s face light up with joy is a day I have done my job!  And because I feel that way, my own family is truly the light of my life.

Tiffany Beaudine

Director of Development

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Tiffany’s Strengths:
  • Developer
  • Harmony
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Positivity
About Tiffany:

I love talking about, writing, communicating and sharing the mission of Rainbow Days to connect people to our organization. When I’m not chasing my three kids around, I love to eat chocolate and read.

Kelly Wierzbinski, M.S., ATR-BC, LPC, LCDC, APS

Director of Family Connection

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Kelly’s Strengths:
  • Empathy
  • Developer
  • Individualization
  • Achiever
  • Harmony
About Kelly:

I like working with children because they keep me honest and they remind me to live in the present. Time means nothing when I am creating, painting or making things.

Be still and know that I am God. Be still and know… be still… be.

Cindy Wright, ACPS

Director of Community Connection

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Cindy’s Strengths:
  • Relator
  • Intellection
  • Empathy
  • Harmony
  • Input
About Cindy:

I enjoy the partnerships that Community Connection builds with schools and community sites to help children and youth realize their own ability to create positive futures. I dig high-end fast cars.

Cathey Brown, M.Ed.

Director of The Trans4m Center &
Rainbow Days Founder

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Cathey’s Strengths:
  • Achiever
  • Learner
  • Strategic
  • Input
  • Responsibility
About Cathey:

I am blessed to do work that I love and feel called to with an incredible group of caring professionals. My grandmother taught me that I could never be bored as long as there were books available to read. When she passed away, she left all of her books to me.

Administrative

Gene Zhu

Director of Finance

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Gene’s Strengths:
  • Input
  • Learner
  • Connectedness
  • Positivity
  • Activator
About Gene:

My ultimate goal is to help ensure that Rainbow Days maintains the highest standard in financial management and stays financially healthy. When we do this, Rainbow Days can sustain its mission and provide more children with the skills and support they need to overcome overwhelming obstacles and adversity. Outside of work, I love outdoor activities and enjoy traveling around the world!

Sandi McFarland

Office Manager &
The Trans4m Center Manager

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Sandi’s Strengths:
  • Input
  • Relator
  • Consistency
  • Empathy
  • Belief
About Sandi:

My favorite part of my job is serving people: whether on the phone answering questions about Rainbow Days or finding some way to make the lives of my co-workers better or easier. I dislike sitting and doing nothing, so I constantly do crafts. I share my mother’s credo: Don’t just sit there, make something!

Cindy Wade

Accounting Coordinator

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Cindy’s Strengths:
  • Harmony
  • Responsibility
  • Includer
  • Positivity
  • Analytical
About Cindy:

I love helping people and playing an integral role that affects all people in all departments of Rainbow Days, and I know that by doing so, I’m enabling others to do what they do best. My hobbies include: sign language, reading, crocheting, cross-stitch, music and dancing, watching pro-football, and most recently discovered walking/exercising.

Resource Development

Sunni Roaten

Volunteer & Events Manager

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Sunni’s Strengths:
  • Developer
  • Organizer
  • Positivity
  • Consistency
  • Faithful
About Sunni:

I feel called to serve others and work hard supporting Rainbow Days to give children the tools that they need to make healthy choices in life. I am beyond blessed that my calling and career are unified. My hobbies are exercising, cooking, reading and being close to my loved ones.

Katy Cornwall

Communications & Development Specialist

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Katy’s Strengths:
  • Intellection
  • Connectedness
  • Developer
  • Deliberative
  • Restorative
About Katy:

The impact Rainbow Days has on the lives, growth and development of the children we serve is amazing to witness and experience firsthand. For me, being a part of this mission and getting to help communicate and promote its importance is rewarding each and every day!

Fun fact about me: I am a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and few things bring me more joy than editing, grammar, AP Style and punctuation do.

Family Connection

Hannah Donaldson

Family Connection Manager

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Hannah’s Strengths:
  • Empathy
  • Belief
  • Woo
  • Positivity
  • Communication
About Hannah:

Working here at Rainbow Days is definitely a calling from the Lord for me. The children I work with here keep me humble and focused on what matters in life. I have learned so much from them! My favorite part of working with these kids is getting to be a consistent encouragement in their lives. When I’m not working with our sweet kiddos, I love spending time with my husband and hanging out with friends and family. Fun fact: I enjoy coloring books and practicing calligraphy!

Words to live by: “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.”-Romans 12: 9-10

Christina Daniels

Family Connection Specialist

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Christina’s Strengths:
  • Empathy
  • Developer
  • Restorative
  • Positivity
  • Activator
About Christina:

I was born and raised in Texas! I previously worked for three years as a medical assistant in hospitals and long-term care facilities. I love caring for and serving others however I can. I am so excited to continue to grow and learn at Rainbow Days!

Stephanie Flores

Family Connection Specialist

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Stephanie’s Strengths:
  • Input
  • Developer
  • Learner
  • Restorative
  • Relator
About Stephanie:

Rainbow Days has taught me the importance of teaching children that they are valued and loved. It has been a blessing working with children and seeing them overcome adversity. One of my favorite things about working at Rainbow Days is witnessing children develop skills that lead to self-empowerment. I love learning from our RDI children! Some of the things I like to do in my spare time are reading, being active and spending time with my loved ones.

Tavoris Hall

Family Connection Specialist

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Tavoris’ Strengths:
  • Relator
  • Strategic
  • Adaptability
  • Self-Assurance
  • Positivity
About Tavoris:

I am originally from Jacksonville, Alabama, and studied elementary education at Alabama A&M University. A year after graduating, I decided it was time for a new start in life, so I packed my things and moved to Dallas! Upon arriving, I knew I wanted to work with youth but didn’t know exactly where to go. I prayed and asked God to send me the career that was on my heart: to make a positive impact on youth. From the second I walked in to the interview at Rainbow Days to me walking into the office on the first day, I knew this was what I’ve been praying for. The vision of the organization is phenomenal! I could not have asked for a better career!

Community Connection

Armando M. Aguinaga, APS

Community Connection Specialist

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Armando’s Strengths:
  • Strategic
  • Responsibility
  • Activator
  • Maximizer
  • Input
About Armando:

I have the best job in the world! To serve kids, teenagers and their families in our community is wonderful. Whether they’re in treatment or prevention or youth or adults, there is no greater gift and blessing to me than to be able to give back and be a positive influence. My favorite things are spending time with my family, being outdoors, sports, music, books and travel.

Maria Gallegos, APS

Community Connection Specialist

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Maria’s Strengths:
  • Responsibility
  • Adaptability
  • Relator
  • Harmony
  • Input
About Maria:

From group to group, I hope to be successfully teaching kids the importance of healthy choices to achieve their goals and dreams. I enjoy music because I can get on beat, dance and sing to help me process feelings and thoughts.

Leo Gutierrez, APS, LCDCI

Community Connection Specialist

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Leo’s Strengths:
  • Responsibility
  • Individualization
  • Consistency
  • Strategic
  • Futuristic
About Leo:

In my years at Rainbow Days, one of my most powerful experiences was being able to work with a community that was experiencing a significant loss due to black tar heroin. We were able to provide services and created a support group for parents and families who had family members addicted to heroin. The compassion to help families, children and youth is what inspires me most about my job.

Robert Lopez, APS

Community Connection Specialist

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Robert’s Strengths:
  • Ideation
  • Deliberative
  • Competition
  • Learner
  • Achiever
About Robert:

It’s fascinating to see the children grow.

Carolyn Payne, ACPS

Community Connection Specialist

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Carolyn’s Strengths:
  • Strategic
  • Learner
  • Achiever
  • Belief
  • Responsibility
About Carolyn:

I enjoy watching youth discover and grow during the group process. I have flown a small airplane and love to create!

Issac Rodriguez, APS

Community Connection Specialist

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Issac’s Strengths:
  • Connectedness
  • Belief
  • Empathy
  • Input
  • Arranger
About Issac:

One of the best things about working at Rainbow Days is that I feel like I belong to a family more than work because of my co-workers and team. Outside of my job, my wife and I have one son and three daughters, and I love to spend quality time with my family.

Rocio Rodriguez, APS

Community Connection Specialist

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Rocio’s Strengths:
  • Learner
  • Woo
  • Input
  • Achiever
  • Positivity
About Rocio:

One of my most powerful memories at Rainbow Days was getting to drop off gifts to some of the schools where we do support groups. I will never forget the happy little faces of the children who received gifts! The smiles on their faces will stay with me forever.

The Trans4m Center

Kathy Daley

Trainer

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Jill Darling

Trainer

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Krystal Skaggs

Trainer

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Karen Williams

Trainer

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