Leadership

Daniel Edwards, Sr., CEO

Daniel Edwards, Sr. serves as the Chief Executive Officer at Community Services, Inc. (CSI), an affiliate of The Texas Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc. (TACAA). Edwards is also a Board Member of TACAA.  He joined CSI in 2013 as the agency’s Chief Financial Officer and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014.  Edwards oversees the management of all CSI fiscal/operational activities, which span multiple functional areas not exclusive to finance/capacity building. Other functions include operational/programmatic oversight in the following areas: Human Resources (HR), Information Technology (IT), Facilities, Administration, Risk Management, and Legal Compliance toward complete legal fulfillment of all contracts and agreements at the local, State, and Federal levels.

He is a member of the Executive Governing Board, reporting to a nine-member Board of Directors. With an operating budget of over $5M and services in ten counties statewide, CSI is a leader in the service delivery space driving Transportation Services, Support & Self Sufficiency, Outreach Referral, Delivered Meals Services, and Energy and Rental Assistance Services.

Before coming onboard to CSI, Edwards had achieved many milestones in his career. His role as PM/Controller for Xerox Business Services, LLC (formerly Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.) was one of many that highlighted his stellar work and accomplishments in the for-profit realm. During his tenure with Xerox, he assumed additional fiscal duties in 2007 as HR Controller to ensure the development and launch of core business solutions and strategic processes governing corporate HR expenditures. In 2011, he was appointed to lead Compliance & Governance strategic risk planning, which targeted mitigating potential and actual risk at the corporate level. Likewise, he was responsible for coordinating worldwide initiatives spanning compliance, employee relations, and audits for globally distributed business and HR teams, including liaising with external audit agencies to conduct reviews.

Additionally, his fiscal and project management responsibilities ran concurrently with duties as the Hurricane/Disaster Coordinator for all Corporate Human Resources. Edwards drove processes that aligned with the Incidence Response Crisis Management Team (IRCM) to ensure human capital safety company-wide while simultaneously serving as a member of the HIPAA COE Core Team & Privacy/Security Team representing Corporate Human Resources and as a representative for the Compliance/Governance group on the local Safety Committee.

The achievements of his career at Xerox also include significant highlights in guided penetration into a new market along with establishing a strategy/logistics unit to drive aggressive expansion. Moreover, he pioneered the development of 2-tier multi-year growth scenarios supporting relocation for the corporate office and several critical lines of business, developed variable business models and executed vital plans, and created all costing models for Corporate Human Resources reorganization actions to the costing and tracking of expenditures for the MERGE project for the pay/benefits groups through implementation of the Workplace Solutions Center.

Edwards served in the non-profit arena managing contracts and government grants specific to local, state, and federal funding sources toward complete legal fulfillment, presented on fund development/sustainability issues for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), led roundtables at the national level for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) regarding grant and contract compliance, and has federal grant-reviewing experience for the Department of State Health Services Grant Competitions. Similarly, he has successfully run nationally recognized programs from startup to implementation funded by the federal government. He was appointed the first manager of the Dallas Ryan White Planning Council and Consortium through Dallas County Grants Division.

During his career, he served as Founder/President of a local consulting firm designed to support small to medium size businesses, non-profits, schools, faith-based organizations, and similar entities. He provided guidance and insight to these businesses to help meet their day-to-day operational, infrastructure, and capacity development needs to succeed in the marketplace and today’s fluid business climate.

Before transitioning into the not-for-profit sector, he worked in field operations for the Federal Express Corporation while attaining his graduate degree. Daniel is an Honor Soldier of Desert Shield/Storm Veteran and a graduate of McNeese State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Administration and Public Policy (MPA) degree from the Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy – Southern University and A&M College.  He resides in Plano, Texas, with his wife Felicia, his son Daniel Jr., who is currently in his second year of Law School at The University of Texas at Austin, and the family pet, a pit bull named Spartacus.

Board of Directors

Per the Community Services Block Grant, the Board of Directors is a tripartite board consisting of equal thirds of democratically elected representatives from low-income areas, elected officials or their representatives, and private sector members.

Rev. Dairy Johnson

President/ Board Chair
Navarro County
Coordinator of Student Success – Navarro College

Lakeshea Brown

Board Vice President
Ellis County
Controller- LaBianca, Inc

Clara Jo McMillan

Secretary
Navarro County

Public Sector Representatives

Pam Corder

Kaufman County
Project Manager

Jeffery C. Enoch, Sr.

Henderson County
Owner, E & E Services

Client Sector Representatives

Bernard Porter

Treasurer
Navarro County

LaQuintta D. Simon

Kaufman County
Housing Manager, City of Terrell

CSI Staff

Amy Peavy, MBA

Senior Accounting Manager
Fiscal Operations

Lori Clemons

Senior Financial Analyst
Fiscal Operations

Denise Freeman, NCRI

Assistant Director Quality Assurance & Reporting
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

N’Gina Stanford, BSW

Assistant Director, Programs & Services
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

Kandrea Session-Walker, NCRI

Regional Manager-Region I
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

Rachel Adetokunbo, MPH

Regional Manager-Region II
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

Adriana Garcia

Care Coordinator
Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)

Katie Ragan

Assistant Director of Transportation/ Chief Safety Officer
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Kimberly Vaughan

Mobility Manager
Community Transit Service (CTS

Bettie McClellan

Dispatcher
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Lizzie Lawrence

Dispatcher
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Teresa Lewis

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS

Robert Whittenburg

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Sherri Mullin

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Terry Thomas

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Carol Hixson

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Angela Williams

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Alice Lancaster

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Casey Fullerton

Driver
Community Transit Service (CTS)

Jimmy Alexander

Driver
Meals On Wheels (MOW)

William Young

Driver
Meals On Wheels (MOW)

Oliver Evans

Driver
Meals On Wheels (MOW)