Dr. Jacquelyn Minor, Director of Operations for Time to Heal America™ , is no stranger to empowering communities. Most of her work has focused on equipping young adults, primarily women, with values, skills and mindsets that allow them to become confident, self-sufficient contributors to their households, neighborhoods, schools, business communities, and governments.
Dr. Minor currently serves in various roles to advance her mission to grow strong women and families. As a board member of Forged Flowers, she assists in the roles of secretary and monthly emcee for this organization designed to groom women and girls as leaders. Additionally, since 2012, she has also hosted women’s Connect groups, teaching women God made them strong, beautiful, creative, powerful, and precious, and that His word can be trusted to for guidance through life. Furthermore, in 2015, Dr. Minor joined the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce to serve the business community through her work with the Arlington Women’s Alliance. This alliance focuses on the economic and societal empowerment of women through programming, professional development, networking, recognition, and mentoring. Dr. Minor is particularly excited about the mentoring program underway with UTA’s Lady Mavs, the women’s basketball team.
Dr. Minor believes that teaching – educating others – is her calling, and since 1997, she has faithfully served in this field. With over 20 years of experience in higher education and 5 years in K-12 education, she has this to share with others: “There is nothing more powerful than a literate mind.” Literacy is Dr. Minor’s passion, whether it falls in the area of financial literacy, digital literacy, cultural literacy, or language and literacy.
A huge fan of “Me time,” Jacquelyn enjoys sitting quietly on her front porch in the mornings, and taking long, evening walks by a lake close to her home. It is a reminder that to be of service to others, we must first take care of ourselves. She is honored and excited to be a part of the re-envisioning and rebuilding that will take place through “Time to Heal America™.”
Fran Jeffery Anderson is a performing and visual arts enthusiast. She is the founding artistic Director for Arts Vision Performing and Visual Arts (a program for school aged youth). She holds an Associate Degree from Navarro College and a bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on Theater Arts and Non-profit Management. Being well connected in the arts community in Dallas, Fran has connected youth to programs such as Project Discovery (Dallas Theater Center), DaVerse Lounge (Big Thought), the Dance Residency Program (Dallas Black Dance Theater), and Community Partners (AT&T Perming arts Center) more. Productions at Williams have included, The Wiz, Into the Woods, Jr., Grinchmas, The Lion King, Jr., Hairspray, and this past summer The Wiz, Jr. Fran is an actor, director, has stage managed various community performance and events, and has a growing love for technical theater. Recently Fran completed her professional directorial role for a production of 3 Faces of Eve that premiered in June of 2019 at the Uptown Theater in Grand Prairie and has appeared in two independent films. She is currently revamping the Theater Program at Uplift Peak Prep High School, bringing theater arts, dance, and vocal music to campus.