Board of Directors
Danyelle Ackall, Ph.D
Danyelle Ackall, PH.D
Dr. Danyelle Ackall is an instructor for the Neeley School of Business at TCU where she brings over 20 years of HR and business experience into the classroom. In addition to her corporate experience, she holds a Bachelor's of Science from Texas A&M University (Whoop!), a Master's of Science from UT Arlington, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from TCU.
In 2001, she achieved the SPHR designation and later the Certified Payroll Professional (CPP) designation. In 2015, she tested and passed the SHRM-SCP during the inaugural testing period. Danyelle has been a member of Fort Worth HR since 1999, serving as Chapter President in 2012. In 2011, Danyelle was recognized by HR Southwest as the HR Educator of the Year for her work as a S/PHR certification instructor. In her spare time, Danyelle operates an HR Services firm, Illustrations in Employment. The firm is focused on employee relations, management training, and compliance.
Ellen is an assurance manager with over 7 years of financial statement and auditing services experience in a professional services firm. She graduated from Troy University in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration - Accounting and is now a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.
Ellen is involved with the Fort Worth Chapter of the TSCPA and a member of White's Chapel Methodist Church. Ellen enjoys volunteering in the community with local not-for-profits and strives to bring something fresh to the accounting profession and make a positive difference in the business world. Ellen currently resides in Bedford, Texas with her husband, Colin, and mini-Golden doodle, Mali Boo.
Samantha received her BS Geology from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, and her MS Geology from Texas Christian University. Currently she is the GIS Manager at Double Eagle, with whom she’s been with for the past 9 years. Samantha joined The Ladder Alliance Board of Directors in 2019 where she plays an active role on the Finance Committee.
Terricka Brooks is a multi-talented woman. She is a certified HR professional, published author, social change maker, and philanthropist. She has a Master’s degree in Human Resources, is a certified Project Management practitioner, Financial Planner, and is active in her community and the local church. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated and serves on multiple boards for a non-profits including those with missions to increase financial literacy, empower women and children, and support survivors of domestic violence. She is also a member of an entrepreneurship organization.
Terricka lives with her family in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Marisa serves as Coordinator for Tarrant County College, Northwest Campus Community Education & Engagement (CEE) Office. She has over 26 years of experience working in a community college environment holding different roles. Her current role as CEE Coordinator has awarded her numerous opportunities to serve students and the community.
Marisa earned a Master of Arts in Professional Development and holds a Learning Resources Network (LERN) continuing education certification as a Certified Program Planner (CPP). Her background includes workforce course and program curriculum development, managing programs, and grant management. In addition to workforce projects, Marisa collaborates with community-based organizations to reach the underserved population and veterans as well as implementing youth camps. She has served on several internal and external advisory committees supporting workforce education programs and students.
Bianca Kemp serves as the Director of Operations with Uplift Education in Fort Worth, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from TCU and Masters of Public Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Over her career, she has served as a teacher, instructional coach, school administrator, financial advisor, and served thousands of students in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In her current role as a Director of Operations, she continues to delve into her passion of providing the necessary support to see others thrive. During her current tenure, she has received multiple awards for her service, leadership in educational operations, and school safety. Bianca is a wife, proud mom of 2 children, and an entrepreneur. In her free time, she enjoys serving others in the community, volunteering, and cooking.
One of her top priorities is ensuring that members of our community are provided with the tools necessary to lead fulfilling lives and help our community achieve success both now and in the future. She believes in strong partnerships between organizations and the community that can make a major difference in the lives of others. Bianca is beyond thrilled to join the Ladder Alliance Board of Directors!
Whitney Sanchez has served in education since 2014. She has held the role of librarian, teacher, and now supervises a team of college. She was born and raised in Fort Worth and is always looking for opportunities to serve the community that and empower women who have experienced domestic violence, and she hopes to use her story as an encouragement to others around her. Whitney is honored to be a part of Ladder Alliance and looks forward to serving! When she has spare time, Whitney enjoys snuggling her 3 dogs and building a sanctuary for the axolotls that she has rescued. She is married to her best friend and has 3 adorable children. Whitney has a heart to serve college advisers with TCU. She earned her bachelor’s in communication and her Master's in Higher Education: Student Affairs.
Logan is a highly accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur, Board Member, Consultant and Mentor with over 20 years of success. Leveraging extensive experience in tech, marketing, operations, and advertising, he transforms organizations through their leadership team.
At his core, Logan is a builder. He has helped to found multiple businesses, as well as a ministry. The building doesn’t stop there though. For fun he builds everything from cabinets to furniture and chicken coops to horse paddocks. He would say, “Building anything is building something!” As for the future, Logan believes that human assisted technology, like what he is implementing at Proxxy, is the only answer. It will be a centerpiece of anything he builds going forward.
Krina is a licensed CPA with over 10 years of experience across multiple industries, but working with non-profit organizations has always been her passion. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Accounting from the University of North Texas, and currently works as a consultant, providing outsourced accounting services and financial operations support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Krina currently resides in North Richland Hills with her husband, Jeremy, and their dog, Oliver. In addition to supporting The Ladder Alliance, she also spends time volunteering with her local library.