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Our Sense of Commitment: A Board of Directors that Goes Overboard to Achieve.

Dr. David Gobble
Chairman of the Board

Dr. David Gobble has worked in the health promotion, wellness and aging field for over 40 years as an educator, administrator, direct service provider, consultant and public speaker for a wide range of agencies and organizations. He is Director of the Masterpiece Living Academy and Professor and Director Emeritus for the Fisher Institute for Wellness and Gerontology at Ball State University, where he coordinated the nationally recognized master’s degree in Wellness Management.

Bernard Francis

Mr. Francis has lived in Carrollton, Texas for close to 30 years where he served on his local City Council for three terms. He is owner and CEO of two businesses; Business Control Systems, LP, a technical and professional staffing firm, and First Class Caregivers, Inc., a non-medical care-giving services firm.

As an appointee of then Governor Bush, Mr. Francis has chaired the Texas State Technical College Board of Regents. He also chaired the Texas State University System Board of Regents, a higher-ed system consisting of eight regional Texas colleges and universities. He is currently a member and past chair of the North Central Texas Workforce Board. He is also an Executive Committee member of the distinguished Texas Business Leadership Council and chairs its P-16 Task Force. He is often called upon to serve the governor and/or legislators on special commissions. For fifteen years Mr. Francis has been a volunteer of a not-for-profit board, Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation, and has built five of the nation’s finest resort style retirement communities for seniors. The policyholder’s of Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of worker’s compensation insurance, elected Mr. Francis to serve on its board. And most recently, he joined the advisory board for the Texas Western Governors University, the first state-affiliated online university in Texas.

Susan Carter

Susan Carter most recently served as CEO of the Arthritis Foundation’s South Central Region, addressing the vital needs of people suffering from the nation’s leading cause of disability in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. She oversaw the operations, fundraising, and mission programs to help more than 5.5 million people, including 30,000 children, diagnosed with arthritis in the region.

Prior to joining the Arthritis Foundation, Susan served as a founding employee of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.  Susan built the Komen communications and brand marketing department from one person to an award-winning team of media relations, creative and digital communication experts, and went on to hold numerous leadership positions throughout her tenure. 

Susan is credited with helping develop the blueprint for cause-related marketing as a strategy to catapult a nonprofit brand and its mission, leading to corporate citizenship as we know it today. A graduate of Texas Christian University, she has been called upon to share her knowledge and expertise with numerous businesses and non-profit organizations throughout her career.

Bill Bugher

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