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Hopeful Solutions
P.O. Box 270674
Dallas, Texas 75227
972.285.6848

Hopeful Solutions is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit organization.

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Leadership

Natalynne Walton
Founder & Executive Director

natalynnMy journey began with a mother that was a very loving, nurturing and insightful woman. She shared a lot of her wisdom with me throughout my childhood and gave me all of the tools she felt I needed to become a successful independent woman. I received a Master’s in Education, was selected as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and voted DISD Teacher of the Year, to name a few of my accomplishments. The disease of addiction robbed me of all the positive things in my life for which I had worked. Instead of prosperity, my addiction took me to a place of emotional, spiritual and physical bankruptcy. It was not until I reached a place of extreme hopelessness that I realized that jails/institutions were not a part of the vision my mother had for me. This is when I sought help to recover. In June of 2003 I began a new journey that involved walking a totally different path. I began praying for direction and realized that my passion for children was still there. I also discovered a new passion which involved working with women suffering from the same disease that so impacted my adult life. Through prayer, my vision became clear. I wanted to give women and children the same hope, comfort and stability that had sustained me growing up. It was with this vision that Hopeful Solutions was born.


Darlene Judy
Board Chairperson
Board Member 2015

Darlene Judy has over 25 years of business development experience, including strategic planning, marketing, and public relations. She is a retired Executive Vice President of Business Development and Senior Advisor to the CEO/President of Post-Acute Medical. Prior to that position she served as Vice President of Business Development at Trans Healthcare, a company with over 200 specialty hospitals. Darlene has also served as Regional Vice President of Business Development at Continental Medical System, a NYSE $1.5 billion dollar company.


Janet Blair
Board Secretary
Board Member 2015

Janet Blair is an Independent Consultant working with companies across North Texas on Human Resources, Employer Branding and Communications initiatives. Janet’s experience includes international experience in the energy and telecommunications sectors with assignments in Sweden, Indonesia and Russia. She has her Bachelors of Business from Stephen F. Austin State University and has served on area Human Resource and Corporate Relocation organization boards.


Kevin Bryant
Board Treasurer
Board Member 2016

Kevin Bryant has been a banker in Dallas for over 30 years. For the last twenty years he has been with Inwood National bank and he is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for the bank. Kevin has served on a number of boards including the American Foundation for the Blind, YMCA, Prestonwood Christian Academy and Serving HIM. He has also worked as a volunteer with the Soup Mobile and David Timothy.


Kim Havens
Board Member 2016

Kim Havens, a mother and grandmother, has a heart for people. Since 2006, she and her family have worked summers at Camp War Eagle in Northwest Arkansas, and she is passionate about serving those in need. Kim is currently an official Mentor Mom to a mom in the Hopeful Solutions program and an unofficial mom to numerous kids in the Fairview community where she and her husband Scott reside.


Scott Havens
Board Member 2016

Scott Havens has over 20 years of business experience in the executive search industry. Currently, he is President of Havens Consulting, which focuses on the legal market. He holds a Bachelor degree from Baylor University in Marketing. Besides his wife, Kim, four children and two grandkids, his passion is for the underserved. Scott and his family have worked with Camp War Eagle since its founding in 2006. It is a non-profit summer camp focused on reaching the underserved in Northwest Arkansas and impacts over 5000 kids each summer.


Dave Judy
Board Member 2015

Dave Judy is a retired Vice-President of sales for Alliance Data. Prior to his role as VP of Alliance Data, he served as Vice-President of Account Management and Sales, responsible for strategic account planning and managing existing client relationships. He is a board member of Serving HIM (Healthcare International Ministries).


David Kubes
Board Member 2015

David Kubes has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Northern Illinois University. He has served on the Board of the Dallas Director Marketing Association and the Board for Children’s Oral Health Center. David is now semi-retired taking on “high interest” consulting projects and is also assisting the Dallas SPCA as a member of their Marketing and Communications committee along with consulting with their Board on special project events.


Marvin B. Lowe
Board Member 2015

Marvin Lowe holds a Bachelor degree in Business Management from Grambling State University. Marvin has worked in sales and sales management for over 25 years and is currently the Broker/Owner of Marda Realty which focuses on residential real estate transactions and real estate investments. Marvin has volunteered for several non-profit organizations including the Union Rescue Mission, Methodist Children’s Home and Inner City Ministries.


Amber Massey
Board Member 2016

Amber manages all office functions for Brentley’s Landscape and Construction. Amber has a background in criminal investigations and additionally is a certified Farrier and Horse Trainer. She enjoys making a difference in people’s lives who are less fortunate.


Mike Redeker
Board Member 2015

Mike Redeker is a philanthropist with a Master of Science degree in Organizations and Strategy and a Master Business Administration. His philanthropic areas of interest are healthcare and human services. He has held positions as an Executive Director for Serving HIM (Healthcare International Ministries) and Director of Communications for RREACH. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for CALEB Institute, Stronghold Ministries and For the Nation Refugee Outreach.


Angie Sabonis
Board Member 2017

Angie Sabonis is currently a volunteer coordinator for Dallas Hopeful Hands after retiring from twenty years of teaching high school. She has a bachelors of English from the University of Texas and a masters of Humanities from the University of Dallas. Angie regularly volunteers for several non-profit organizations including the Hope Supply Co., Community Partners of Dallas, and Hunger Busters.


Dani White
Board Member 2016

Dani White has served as been involved with children as a teacher , coach and advocate for 40 years with the last 9 years as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer. She is dedicated to the mission of Hopeful Solutions to help mothers succeed and create generations of healthy, productive and purposeful children.