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Leadership - Arrow Child & Family Ministries

Helping Kids ~ Strengthening Families

OUR LEADERSHIP

PRESIDENT/CEO

SCOTT LUNDY


Scott Lundy is known to be the leading expert regarding child welfare. He is a tireless advocate for vulnerable children with a passion for engaging the community and empowering those who serve alongside him.

For more than 16 years Scott has led Arrow Child & Family Ministries, first as the Chief Operating Officer and currently the President and CEO. Under Scott’s leadership Arrow has grown to serve more than 4,000 kids and families annually with 20 offices across two states. His focus continues to be the highest quality outcomes for all youth in Arrow’s programs. Scott led the charge for National Accreditations and now Arrow holds accreditations for ECFA, COA, and NCASES. Additionally, he coordinated a spiritual component into all treatment planning, ensuring Arrow kids were given the best opportunities to heal from the trauma of abuse and neglect in mind, body and spirit.

In 2014, Scott was appointed President and CEO of Arrow Child & Family Ministries. His vast experience and visionary leadership include ensuring the children Arrow serves receive care that meets or surpasses federal requirements, managing Arrow’s $60+ million yearly operating budget, and leading efforts to secure public and private service contracts. Under Scott’s leadership, Arrow’s safety and stability outcomes for Arrow children have consistently exceeded state and national standards.

But Scott’s passion for serving vulnerable children and at-risk families doesn’t stop with his role at Arrow. Scott currently serves as an executive board member and past president of the Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, a foundational member of the Texas Foster Care Redesign Public Private Partnership, and the current Chair of the Committee for Advancing Residential Practices (CARP). He plays a key role in testifying before the Texas Legislature to improve the state child welfare system and advocating for additional resources for child welfare agencies to serve Texas children.

Additionally, Scott is an adoptive father to three children, two of whom were in the child welfare system, which has given him a unique understanding of the struggles children face in the foster care system, and the obstacles foster and adoptive parents must overcome. This deep personal connection to child welfare issues has furthered his passion and has been a motivating factor in his striving for excellence to help kids and strengthen families wherever the need exists.

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

JAY PRUETT


Jay Pruett currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Arrow Child and Family Ministries. His primary responsibilities include developing and executing Arrow’s strategic growth plan and fostering relationships with child welfare leaders across the country. Working with other members of Arrow’s leadership team, Jay focuses on formulating strategies that result in unique partnerships being forged between public child welfare institutions and the local church.

Prior to assuming his post at Arrow, Jay was a Principal with The Washington Group, a privately held consulting group based in Atlanta, GA. In this role he provided various consultative services to governmental departments and private agencies seeking to implement community-based systems of care and performance-based contracts. His background in non-profit financial modeling resulted in his selection to rate regulation projects in both Georgia and Wisconsin. He has authored more than 100 program proposals in child welfare, juvenile justice and mental health resulting in nearly $40M in new revenue for his clients.

Jay has spoken extensively across the country on topics ranging from the implementation of evidence-based models to complex systems of care management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion and Psychology and an MBA from Union University. Jay and his wife (an LPC from whom he’s acquired what clinical knowledge he has) live in Birmingham, AL. As the proud parents of five wonderful children, they have no free time.


CHIEF RELATIONS OFFICER

DEBI TENGLER


Debi Tengler is the Chief Relations Officer for Arrow Child & Family Ministries. Her friends describe her as being “deeply passionate” about the causes she believes in, and she fights for the best outcomes for everyone. This passion drives Debi to connect people to the incredible work of Arrow Child & Family Ministries, where the mission is Helping Kids & Strengthening Families. These young lives face tremendous challenges. Debi’s executive leadership for more than 20 years and her connections to Biblical principles provide a foundation to help meet these challenges and aid in the ability to overcome them.

Debi can be described as an overcomer and knows that anything is possible by working together. Her professional career as an entrepreneur exemplifies this. She has created a business of motivational, multi-day events for thousands and then to went on to lead the first national office of a global ministry. Today, Debi is building the donor relations and marketing aspects of a $62 Million operation focused on restoring the lives of children facing complex trauma and behavioral needs.

Experiences both professionally and academically equip Debi for life’s challenges. These challenges are better known to her as “opportunities” to create success and then build on that success while bringing others with her on the journey. As an honors graduate of the College of Biblical Studies in Biblical Counseling and Ordination through World Ministry Fellowship, Debi is a sought-after speaker who inspires and brings hope to those she encounters. At the core of who she is, Debi is in the business of building strong, life-long relationships, and most will say that she is deeply passionate about doing just that.

Debi enjoys speaking and motivating others to believe for great things, which she finds through her relationship with Jesus Christ, who makes the impossible possible. She and her husband, Chris, have two adult children and currently one fantastic granddaughter. They love attending her athletic events, playing golf, remodeling homes, and traveling.

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

PAULA WEGER


Paula Weger is the Chief Financial Officer for Arrow Child & Family Ministries where she directs financial matters, technology and information systems, insurance and risk. She received her MBA and BBA degrees, both from Texas A&M University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She has extensive experience in the for-profit sector in various manufacturing industries such as Texas Instruments, Textron Inc., Stupp Corp (manufacturer of steel pipe for the oil & natural gas industry) and Stupp Bros., Inc. (privately held parent company of Stupp Corp and holder of other various companies in the steel industry). Her background enables her to focus on improving processes, systems, efficiencies, budgeting, forecasting, risk management, internal controls and transparency in providing timely access to financial information for optimal decision making.

Most recently, she was the Chief Financial Officer for Indiana Youth Institute, an Indiana statewide nonprofit organization, focused on improving the lives of children and youth by providing services to those who work with youth. Beyond the financials, she was responsible for technology and information systems, human resources and operations.

Paula is focused on living out her faith by providing services to children, youth and families to ensure safety, improving successful family relations and access to quality education. She has spent her personal time serving children in ministries at church and has fostered children in her home.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS





BOARD MEMBER, CHAIRMAN

TAMIKA WILLIAMS

Tamika is the Associate Director of the Child & Family Well-Being program area at The Duke Endowment, a private foundation in Charlotte, NC. Prior to joining the Endowment in 2011, Ms. Williams was the Associate Director of the National Resource Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Foster and Adoptive Parents at AdoptUSKids where she coordinated the delivery of training and technical assistance to the States, Tribes and Territories. Ms. Williams’ professional child welfare experience also includes direct practice, supervision, and policy administration in North Carolina.




BOARD MEMBER, VICE CHAIRMAN

KAREN DOJAN

Karen Dojan, Principal at Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra, LLC has over 20 years of public accounting experience. She joined the firm in 2011 as a Senior Manager when Wm C. Saddler & Co., P.A. merged with WC&S.

Karen has a diverse skill set. She is an integral member of our audit team, with extensive experience regarding audits of local governments, non-profit organizations, mortgage lenders, and employee benefit plans. In addition, Karen also works closely with many of our small business and individual tax clients providing advisory and tax preparation services.

Karen is also a qualified peer review team member. As an active corporate partner of the Maryland Municipal League, Karen has provided training for members at their annual convention. Karen enjoys: Traveling.




BOARD MEMBER

LARRY CHATMAN

Larry Chatman is a Vietnam veteran, and currently The Director of sales and recruiting with Keating Auto Group.  He and his wife have five adult children and nine grandchildren (one more due in December).  He loves his community and stays active. He serves on many boards surrounding the community:  HCA Tomball Board of Directors, Tomagwa Governance Board, Central North District of United Methodist Board of the Bishop, President of the Greater Tomball Area Pachyderm Club, Christian Business Luncheon Board, and President of the Board of Directors for Holly Creek Estates POA.  He has been a member of Gideon’s International for twenty-nine years, currently serving as President of the Tomball Camp. He is an Ambassador for the Greater Tomball Chamber of Commerce, taking part in community events.  He is a member of the Veteran’s Rotary Club.  He is a member of Rose Hill United Methodist Church where he has held many positions of leadership.  His wife, Paula, is the pianist at that church.  Both Larry and Paula were recently awarded the Community Builder Award for their distinguished service and personal contributions to the community of Tomball Texas.




BOARD MEMBER

LAURA FIGUEROA

Laura Figueroa is the President and a founding member of The Arbitrage Group Inc. Since 1998, she has been responsible for the financial oversight of the organization as well as technical review of advance and current refundings, escrow restructurings, defeasances and other cash flow and yield structures related to bond obligations.  Prior to establishing The Arbitrage Group Inc., Laura worked in KPMG’s Audit Practice and was a Senior Manager in the National Arbitrage Practice of KPMG.

Figueroa received a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from The University of Texas at Austin.  She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Texas and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants,

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed her to the Board of the Lower Colorado River Authority in June 2018. She currently serves as Vice-Chair to the Finance Committee.

Laura and her husband, Rick, have four children and live in Brenham, Texas.  She has spent her personal time as a teacher and Bible study leader with Champion Fellowship, and a volunteer and supporter of Compassion International and KSBJ/NGEN Radio.




BOARD MEMBER

MARK KERR

Mark Kerr is a senior financial executive and business leader with experience as a CFO & Controller with private companies in several industries. Mark began his career with KPMG’s audit practice where he worked on a variety of both public and private clients. After KPMG, Mark was part of a team that sourced the private equity investment and subsequently purchased a Houston based manufacturer with facilities in the US and Canada. Mark then served as VP of Finance. He has also served as Controller and CFO with several other Houston firms in the multi-location retail, manufacturing, fabrication, real estate and the telecommunications industries.

Mark received his BS degree in accounting with an emphasis in business law from W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and earned his CPA certificate in Texas. He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of CPA’s and holds a Real Estate Broker’s license in Texas.

Mark and his wife have three children and have lived in Houston for over 35 years. They adopted their daughter in 2000 completing the first open adoption in a county near Houston. He has been active in his church and enjoys many sports and volunteering.




BOARD MEMBER

JACK LYNCH

Jack Lynch is General Counsel and trusted advisor to executive management of BP. He has held positions in several industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, exploration and production, hydrocarbon commodities trading, transportation and logistics. Jack has a 20-year track record of partnering with domestic and global senior management to achieve business goals and develop people. He provides leadership and professional expertise in crisis management, client counseling, legal risk identification and mitigation, company and board governance, compliance and ethics, people development, and overall leadership of legal offices.

Jack’s specialties include General Counsel, Business Partner to Executive Management, Litigation, Strategy, Crisis Management, Client Counseling, Legal Risk Identification and Mitigation, Company and Board Governance, Compliance and Ethics, People Development, and Legal Office Procedures, Succession Planning, Skills Development, Diversity and Inclusion.

Jack and his wife’s desire to help kids with special needs stems from their journey with their own child who experienced a traumatic brain injury. They are passionate about creating the best opportunities for kids facing challenges, and equipping them to live happy and fulfilled lives.




BOARD MEMBER

GERALD H. MARQUEZ, CFP ®, CPWA ®, CIMA ®

Jerry began his career in the financial services industry in 1985. He specializes in portfolio development and has achieved the Certified Financial Planner™ certification and Certified Private Wealth Advisor ℠ and Certified Investment Management Analyst ℠ designations. He works for Robert W. Baird & Co

A Native of New Castle, Delaware, Jerry has lived in the Bel Air area since 1988. He attended the University of Delaware where he earned his bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Biology. He currently serves as an active board member of the YMCA of Central Maryland’s Harford County Community Leadership Board.

Jerry and his wife Liddy have been married since 1985. They have four boys: Patrick, Andrew, Jamie and Zachary.




BOARD MEMBER

ERIC E. MCLAUCHLIN

Eric E. McLauchlin has been practicing law in Harford County Maryland since 1995 and is a founding partner of Shaffer, McLauchlin & Stover, LLC in Bel Air. He graduated summa cum laude from Salisbury University and is an honors graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Law. Eric served as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephen M. Waldron in the Circuit Court for Harford County for one year prior to beginning a career assisting clients in business matters, business development, contracts and agreements related to the protection, use and transfer of intellectual property. Eric routinely assists with governmental relations between his clients, Harford County and its municipalities, particularly where economic development efforts and doing business with Aberdeen Proving Ground are concerned.

Eric currently serves as a Director on the Board of the Harford Community College Foundation and is an Honorary Director for the Harford County Public Library Foundation. He is a former member and President of the Salisbury University Alumni Board. He previously served on the Board of The Senator Bob Hooper Hospice House and has supported his daughters’ dancing aspirations by serving on the Board of the Harford Ballet Company. He has also served as a Director on the Board of the Harford County Sheriff’s Foundation. He is the former Chairperson of the Harford County Family Branch Board of the YMCA and was its 2003 volunteer of the year.

Eric and his wife, Tracey, reside in Fallston with their daughters.




BOARD MEMBER

DEBORAH RIDDLE

The Honorable Deborah Riddle, also known as Debbie, proudly served as Texas State Representative of District 150 for 16 years and was first elected in 2002.

Riddle tirelessly stood, not only for her district, but also for those in greatest need of representation – prisoners and children. While in office, Riddle served as the vice chair of the Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee and sat on the Calendars and the Energy Resources committees. She served as the chair of the Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform, as a member of the Corrections and Transportation committees and has served on the Select Committee for Human Trafficking, with a focus on children. Riddle authored the bill known as Jessica’s Law.

Riddle served on the board of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs out of Washington, D.C. She has also served the Republican Party as the Harris County Republican Party’s Finance Committee vice chairwoman and as the Texas Federation of Republican Women’s chairwoman. She is also past president of the Texas Tea Party of Republican Women and has served on the board of the Spring Independent School District’s Education Foundation and Klein Independent School District’s Education Foundation.

Riddle has an associate degree from South Texas Junior College and attended Southwestern University in Georgetown. She was raised in Houston and served as a realtor, volunteer firefighter, volunteer EMT, Cub Scout den mother, and preschool Sunday School teacher at Champion Forest Baptist Church. She and husband Mike have three children and operate their family business, R&R Horse Farms. The Riddles were foster parents in the 1980’s and he was on the Board for Christian Child Help Foundation. Deborah has been active in her community with the church and Houston Area Pastors Council.




BOARD MEMBER

COLE STANLEY

Cole Stanley is President of Cole Stanley Builders, LTD. which he established in 1992. Cole built his successful business with integrity, honesty and customer satisfaction, which are achieved through old-fashioned Christian work ethics. Because he recognizes home buyers are dedicating valuable time and resources to build their new home, Cole takes personal responsibility for every step of the home building process. His “hands-on” approach ensures each phase of the building process is completed with integrity and excellence. But for Cole and his wife Shiloh, “building homes” for kids in need is also a passion of theirs that must be done with integrity and excellence. They’re often seen with their two children, employing Cole’s “hand-on” approach, helping others in the Amarillo community.


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