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Irving Cares Staff

KYLE TAYLOR

Chief Executive Officer, ext. 203
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Kyle is a lifelong Irving resident with a background in retail grocery and financial services. Kyle joined Irving Cares as a volunteer in the Employment Services program in July 2010.  He presented the weekly Job Search Seminar where he advised and inspired clients seeking employment.  In April 2012, Kyle was named Irving Cares “Volunteer of the Year.” When the Coordinator of Volunteers position became available, Kyle joined the staff where he manages the food pantry and more than 200 volunteers serving the agency.  As Kyle’s role grew, he was name Director of Community Engagement, and was promoted to CEO in December 2017.

JOYCE EJTMINOWICZ

Community Engagement Coordinator, ext. 202

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Joyce joined the staff of Irving Cares in March 2018 as the Community Engagement Coordinator. Joyce is a long-time resident of Irving and graduated from Irving High School. Joyce has been in the Real Estate industry for over 30 years , including contract work with Freddie Mac and Chase Bank in their REO division. Joyce came to Irving Cares as a volunteer Case Manager in 2016, and now she continues to follow her passion for helping others.

KARLENE SWAYNIE

Executive Administrative Assistant, ext. 309

Karlene came to Irving Cares as a volunteer in August 2011 working in the food pantry, intake, and finally as case manager. She was hired to the newly created Executive Administrative Assistant position in June 2012. A native of Southern California, Karlene has lived in Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico and Texas working in sales with major retailers for 30 years.  Karlene now lives in Irving with her husband and enjoys golf, movies, cooking, traveling, and family get-togethers.

BECKY VOGEL

Grant Writer

Becky joined Irving Cares as a Grant Writer in 2015.  Becky has a Masters of Social Work Degree, and thirteen years of experience working with various non-profits in Management and Development roles.  Becky’s fundraising experience, and technical writing expertise enhances the work of the Development Department, raising funds to support the mission of Irving Cares. 

 

MARY CORTÉS

Senior Case Manager, ext. 216

Mary provides Case Management Services for English and Spanish-speaking clients. She also trains and supervises our volunteer case managers. Mary has been with Irving Cares since September 2002.

MARY SHELTON

Senior Employment Services Manager, ext. 207

Mary Shelton was hired as Employment Services Manager in December 2007. She helps clients identify and eliminate barriers to employment. Mary can offer job leads that match the client’s skill set, help them pay for GED testing or childcare, and give them direction in their job search. She offers weekly Job Search Seminars helping clients learn how to complete applications, submit resumes, dress for success, and master interview skills.

BEVERLY WILBORN, MSSW

Degreed Case Manager, ext. 204

Beverly joined Irving Cares in July 2011 after 19 years as Case Manager at Family Outreach at the Irving Family Advocacy Center. Her earlier employment was with Texas Child Protective Services. Beverly has a social work degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her knowledge about Irving resources is a great tool to help match clients with resources to help them maintain self-sufficiency.

MICHELLE FLORES

Bilingual Case Manager, ext. 205

Michelle Flores started as Bilingual Case Manager in September 2011. She is a graduate of Grand Prairie High School with a background in customer service most recently with the City of Dallas. Michelle’s communication skills and responsiveness advance our goal of serving residents in need with dignity and respect. She uses her Spanish-speaking skills to assess client’s circumstances and recommend solutions to aid self-sufficiency.

DENITA COLQUITT

Program Bookkeeper, ext. 215

Denita was hired as Program Bookkeeper in May 2017. Denita is responsible for the agency accounts payable, accounts receivable and related duties.