Founder Elizabeth Watkins has called Frisco, TX home for the last 15 years. Touched by the need she saw in her community through her volunteer work on PTA boards and at a local food pantry, she set a goal to serve others by starting a nonprofit. She met with Frisco ISD administration, researched the needs of our Frisco community, and went back to school to earn a Nonprofit Management Certificate. In May 2019, Refresh Frisco was born.
Elizabeth holds a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Gonzaga University. Her true passion is serving the children in our community.
In just 3 short years, Refresh Frisco has become an organization that over 1400 students rely on to provide them with essential hygiene items. Refresh Frisco was named Best in Business by Frisco Style Magazine in 2021, a finalist for Nonprofit Organization of the Year by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce in 2021 and, for the 2nd year in a row, is a finalist for the Nonprofit Organization of the Year award by D CEO Magazine.
We hope that you will be inspired to join us as we give the gift of good hygiene to children in need in our community.
Stephanie has a degree in Management Information Systems and has worked at several large corporations. After having children, her focus shifted to her family. She has been an elementary school substitute teacher for FISD, a Girl Scout troop leader, and has spent the past 10 years actively volunteering on five different PTA boards in Frisco. Through her volunteer work with schools and students, Stephanie discovered her passion lies with bettering the lives of children. As a resident of Frisco for over 20 years, she has seen the need for programs to support children in need in our community. Stephanie has been a part of Refresh Frisco since its inception and is so excited about the impact that it is having on the children in need in our community!
Originally from Heidelberg, Germany, Anja moved to Frisco in 2007. What was planned as a two-year relocation turned into a new home for the Newbury family and she loves giving back to the community that has welcomed her so open-heartedly! Anja has served on three different PTA boards and is also an active member of National Charity League. A graduate of the Universität Mannheim, she is excited to share her marketing skills with Refresh Frisco.
Kristin was raised knowing the importance of making a positive impact on the world, which laid the foundation for a future spent volunteering in many different capacities and a strong desire to give back to the communities that have given so much to her. A Frisco resident for 16 years, Kristin has been on three different PTA boards and is the current Reedy Booster Club Secretary. She is also an active member of National Charity League and has been a driver for Frisco Fastpacs. Throughout the years, helping children and teens in the local community has emerged as her true passion. She is so excited to be a part of Refresh Frisco and the enormous impact they are making in the lives of local kids.
Colleen has volunteered with organizations focused on child advocacy for the past 15 years. Her passion started when working as a tutor at the Literacy Council of Tyler, TX, where she had the joy of working with underserved children who taught her what true resiliency looks like. She has served for over 10 years in PTA leadership board positions, including at the district level in the areas of treasurer, leadership development, and her current role in training. Colleen also currently serves at the state level as a Field Service Representative for TX PTA and on their leadership development committee.
Before devoting her time to child advocacy initiatives, Colleen held several management positions at leading consumer packaged goods companies, including Kraft Foods and Nabisco, where she focused on new product development and marketing. Colleen is honored to serve alongside such an incredible team of servant leaders.
Christy enjoys volunteering to make a difference in the community. She has a Business degree with an emphasis in Fashion Marketing from the University of North Texas. She has been involved with many nonprofit organizations and has actively volunteered for the past ten years on PTA boards in Frisco. Christy currently serves as the Secretary for the Reedy High School PTSA board. She is involved with Boy Scout Troop 77 as a Merit badge counselor and troop merit badge coordinator. She is also a National Officer for Zeta Tau Alpha. Christy is passionate about helping FISD students in our community get the resources that they need to better their lives and she can’t wait to see how Refresh Frisco can do that!
Angie joins our board as our communications liaison. She has lived in Frisco for 25 years. She works in the corporate world as well as spending many years volunteering with PTA and Booster Club boards. She loves her family and her friends. She is high energy and has a can-do attitude. She is excited to join Refresh Frisco and looks forward to helping this organization continue to grow and help more families.
Tara may look familiar to you. That might be because she can frequently be found around Frisco giving back to our community. Tara was one of our very first volunteers at Refresh Frisco. Tara and her son Sam serve together as part of YMSL. Not only has Tara been a tremendous support to us at Refresh Frisco, but Tara also volunteers at Lovepacs, Fastpacs and Meals on Wheels. Tara is a true gem, with so much enthusiasm and energy for serving. We are thankful and honored to have Tara on our board as our Volunteer Coordinator.
Susie has been involved in the healthcare system in various capacities for the last 28 years. Susie has developed plans and programs to assist health-conscious individuals to reach and maintain their health goals. She is the founder and owner of The Health Beat and continues to provide honest, sincere, and researched solutions for individuals, their families and communities with guaranteed results.
Susie is a Team Lead and Ambassador for the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Frisco Chamber’s Women Enhancing Business (WEB) Council as Event Coordinator, Member of TEAM Referral DFW - Wednesday Connectors, Member of eWomen Networking and a Member of Frisco Arts. We are excited to have Susie as part of our advisory council.
Carrolee is a branding and marketing expert with over a decade of experience helping corporations, higher education institutions, and now SMEs craft and leverage their unique brand stories online using digital marketing. With experience in project management, sales and communications, this reformed Jill-of-all-trade's superpower lies in helping businesses lean into their unique value propositions to create unforgettable digital content marketing campaigns. She previously worked as Director of Partnerships at the Alliance for Business Leadership and served on the Boston SPARK Council, a commission selected by the Mayor of Boston to represent and engage young professionals in civic life. We're excited to have Carrolee as part of our advisory council.
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