Delphia is a Claims Representative for a national insurance corporation. Prior to joining the insurance industry, she spent thirty-two years with a major telecommunications company. She specialized in customer service management and training. Delphia earned a BS in Business Data Processing from Grambling State University. She has been actively involved with local non-profit organizations for twenty-nine years. She currently serves as recording secretary for the Dallas Metroplex Council of Black Alumni Associations, a position she has held for the past eight years. Delphia also served as secretary for Grambling State University's National Alumni Association Dallas Chapter for ten years. She is a founding member of the board and has a servant’s heart. She brings a spirit of encouragement, her expertise in customer service and her extensive knowledge of non-profit management to Livable Arrangements. Delphia serves on the Executive Committee and the Development Committee. She is a member of First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park in Richardson, Texas, where she serves on the leadership team for the Women’s Ministry.
Suebe Herring is an Incentive Administration Officer and has worked in the banking industry over eleven years. She also participates in various work related groups: Black Professionals Group, Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement, Women in Technology and Operations, and GWIM Women’s Exchange. She serves as Co-Chair of the LEAD for Women North Texas Chapter and on the Leadership Committee for the Asian Leadership Network. Suebe earned an AA degree in Psychology from Clovis Community College. She has a passion for helping others through volunteerism. She has given her time and talents to the North Texas Komen’s Race for Cure in Plano, Texas as a team leader, Dallas Aids Life Walk, Hope’s Door, Genesis House, Center of Hope Women’s Shelter, North Texas Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and Junior Achievement. Suebe has also participated in many Habitat for Humanity and Rebuilding Together Dallas projects. She brings this spirit of service, her knowledge of volunteerism and her administrative experience to Livable Arrangements as she serves on the Finance Committee. Suebe is an active member of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship in Plano, Texas.
Lynda Longstreet-Hall, Director
Lynda is a Sales and Training Consultant and has consulted with major corporations such as Dell, Siemens, IBM, Whirlpool and others for twelve years. Before becoming an independent consultant, she was a Sales and Training consultant for IBM for over thirteen years in Marketing. She earned a BS degree in Business from St. Louis University. Lynda is a passionate giver and gives of her time and talents to help others be the best that they can be. She has been very actively involved in the Dallas community through her work with the Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., where she has chaired fundraisers and the 2009 South Central Teen Conference. Lynda has also coached adults in preparation for their GED exam through work with Literacy Instruction of Texas (LIFT). Consistent with her interest in education, she joined the Advisory Council for the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s School to support the principal, staff and students in achieving their goals. Lynda is a founding member of the board and brings this spirit and drive to Livable Arrangements. She also uses her expertise in the corporate sector and non-profit arena as she serves on the Development Committee. She is an active member of First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park in Richardson, Texas.
Franklin McMurrian, Director
Franklin is a Database Production Analyst and has worked in the information systems industry for ten years. He has a BS degree in Information Science from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He had dreams of using his exceptional athletic abilities by becoming a NBA or NFL superstar until the unimaginable happened. Franklin sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of 16 that shattered his dreams. He and his family experienced many challenges and learned a lot of valuable lessons before he would regain his independence. Through his personal experience and ability to overcome great obstacles, Franklin brings firsthand knowledge of the challenges our clients face each day to Livable Arrangements. He also offers his experience with information systems. As he serves on the Program Committee, he provides a perspective that is vital to effective program development. Franklin is an active member of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship in Plano, Texas.
Joseph A. Patrick, Director
Joseph is an Engagement Manager in the information technology industry and has twenty years of experience. He has worked in several roles ranging from developer to management consultant. He has a BS degree in Computer Science from North Carolina A & T State University. Over fifteen year ago, Joseph and his wife were blessed to welcome Jordan and Jessica into their family. Little did they know that Jessica would have developmental challenges. As things turned out, those challenges would become the greatest blessings for him and his family. He has a passion for service that has permeated his life since his time as a Boy Scout. Joseph brings this servant’s heart, his personal experience as a father of a child with special needs and his management experience to Livable Arrangements as he serves as a Development Committee Co-Chair. He also supports a charity founded by his wife. Joseph is an active member of North Dallas Community Bible Fellowship in Plano, Texas where he serves as a deacon. He also leads North Dallas’ Care and Comfort Ministry efforts in his immediate community.