"Be the change you wish to see in the world." -Mahatma Gandhi

Meet the Team

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of dedicated, ambitious, and community-minded volunteers. The Foundation Board oversees the operations and management of the organization.  The diverse group of community leaders brings valuable expertise and passion to The North Texas Community Giving Foundation.

Mike Barber

Chair and Founding Trustee

Mike is a Frisco resident since 2001 and a proud graduate of Leadership Frisco Class XVII. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Mike is a founding partner of BKM Sowan Horan, a successful public accounting firm based in Addison, TX. He has over 17 years of experience in public accounting and provides exceptional client service in the assurance and tax service areas for companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, oil and gas, and real estate. Mike received a Master in Professional Accounting and Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin. He enjoys golf and anything active, along with spending time with his wife (Melissa) and kids (Sophie and Zander).

Shannon Swarbrick

Vice Chair and Trustee

Shannon is a professional volunteer, soccer mom and small business owner of Dallas Closet Company, She has significant experience in the Non-profit sector, including fundraising, marketing and volunteer management. She has worked for the American Cancer Society for the bulk of her career raising millions of dollars through sponsorship and events to help find a cure cancer. Most recently Shannon was a founding board member of Hope Park Frisco, a 15,000 square foot park built to suit the needs of all children, with a focused consideration for children with special needs. These opportunities introduced her to new people, unique concepts and the amazing power of teamwork. Shannon will be assisting NTXCF in strengthening their financial base and coordinating events.

Dustin Paschal

Secretary & Trustee

Although Dustin is not a Frisco resident, he has a love for all things suburban.  He was born and raised in a Dallas suburb and his father is a longtime Allen firefighter.  After graduating from Baylor University and Baylor Law School, Dallas returned to Dallas and began practicing employment law.  Dustin now practices employment and business law at Simon | Paschal PLLC, a North Dallas-based law firm he co-founded. Dustin spends a great deal of time in Collin County and Frisco as a result of his law practice and various organizations of which he is a part.  Dustin has experience with various boards, including non-profits, and also currently serves on the DallasHR Board of Directors.  Dustin enjoys traveling with his wife, eating good food and hopes to get back to the 'burbs soon!

Erin Minett

Treasurer and Founding Trustee

Erin is a lifelong resident of Frisco and is a graduate of Leadership Frisco Class XVII. She is an attorney at Gay, McCall, Isaacks, Gordon & Roberts in downtown Plano where she represents Collin County and many Collin County taxing entities in the collection of delinquent ad valorem taxes. Erin received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas and her JD from Baylor Law School. She enjoys spending time with family, dabbling in photography and collecting stamps in her passport.

Brandon Burden

Founding Trustee

Brandon is a 17 year veteran of the insurance world and currently enjoys helping his clients protect the most important things in life, their families and their property. He owns a Farmers Insurance Agency and primarily focuses on home, auto, commercial and life insurance. Brandon has achieved his Eagle Scout Rank and he is also a graduate of Leadership Frisco Class XVII. He also enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors, golf, snow skiing and attending football games at the University of Oklahoma during the fall.

Ann Harris

Founding Trustee

Ann, wife of former NBA Coach Del Harris, has played an active role in her community. Besides philanthropic giving through their foundation, Ann volunteers her time to various local charities. She has been involved in City, County and FISD School Board elections and serves as a neighborhood representative on her HOA. She and Del served as the Development Chairs for the Frisco expansion of City House, a Transitional Living Program serving homeless teens 18-21 years old. In 2013, Ann was selected as one of the Top Ten Women in Collin County representing City House. Ann is a cofounder of The Frisco Giving Tree. Since its inception in 2012, this group has given over $150,000 to families and others in Frisco who are in crisis. In 2016, Ann received the Spirit of Frisco Award from the Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Spirit of Collaboration Award by the Junior League of Collin County. As a breast cancer survivor, Ann is honored to be on the host committee for Ladies Night Out for A Purpose to bring awareness, and raise funds so that one hundred uninsured women can get a free mammogram. In 2018, she was honored to receive the first Women of Hope 2018 Founders Award from the National Breast Cancer Foundation. When she is not volunteering Ann enjoys spending time with her husband, Del, son Dominic, and two adopted dogs, Dino and Amore.

Randy Nichols

Founding Trustee

Randy is Co-Founder of Accredited Fiduciary Advisors, LLC., and Mossakowski & Nichols Wealth Management, LLC. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has advanced industry designations from the American College and has earned his Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation. Randy specializes in working with the owners and families of privately held businesses and plan sponsors of company qualified plans, holds many securities licenses and is a licensed life and health professional. He is a board member of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce and is an Advisory Board Member of City House. Randy was one of the founding members of the El Paso Sunturian’s PasoPort Education Program for financially disadvantaged, intellectually gifted, minority students.

Jules Simon

Marketing Chair and Founding Trustee

Jules is a founding member and Trustee of the North Texas Community Giving Foundation (NTXCF) and holds the role of Marketing Chair in the organization and for the Texas Big Star Half & 5K -- the foundation’s primary fundraising event. She’s a marketing professional with over 15-years experience in advertising, branding, events and project management working in start-ups to large enterprise segments. Currently, she serves as Marketing Director at Mavenir in Richardson, Texas.

Jules graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan with a Business Management degree. She a sustainer in the Junior League of Collin County and active in the Frisco Triathlon Club, Frisco Running Club, and a graduate of Frisco Leadership Class XVII.

Paul Simon

General Counsel and Founding Trustee

Paul is a Founding Trustee of the North Texas Community Giving Foundation (NTXCF). As a practicing attorney, Paul is responsible for much of the legal work for NTXCF. Paul is a founding member of Simon | Paschal PLLC, a business and employment law firm located in Dallas, Texas. He is also very involved in the legal community. Paul has served as the Chairman of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers’ Foundation, a 501(c)(3), and President of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers.

Paul graduated from Michigan State University College of Law. Paul actively supports his wife’s love for running and he has watched six full marathons and multiple Ironmen races. Paul serves as the race director of the Texas Big Star Half Marathon & 5K.

Heather

Heather grew up in Carrollton, TX but has lived in Frisco with her husband and two children since 2005.  She loves having her group insurance agency, Lone Star Benefits, Inc., headquartered in a 100 year old house in the heart of Downtown Frisco.  Heather first joined Lone Star Benefits in 2000 and her days are full of guiding her clients through the complexities of the ever-changing Affordable Care Act while providing them with a white-glove service on their day to day benefits administration.  During her time in Frisco, Heather has served on the Board of various non-profits as she has a huge heart for the mission of non-profits and their desire to make a difference in the community.  When she’s not at work or volunteering, you can find Heather spending time with her family, lifting weights or sitting on a beach in the Caribbean listening to Reggae music.

Christi Malvezzi

Christi relocated to Dallas after graduate school and is a proud Texan, having served on several nonprofit boards in both Dallas and Austin. Her 20+ years of experience in marketing, branding and international project management began at PepsiCo / YUM Brands.  She received a BSJ in Advertising from the University of Kansas and Master of Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University, and  has been fortunate to apply her business experience in the nonprofit sector.

A current board member of the Dallas Texans Soccer Club, Christi was named 2018 National Club Administrator of the Year by US Soccer.  She was also a founding board member and Executive Director of Chefs for Humanity, and has served on the North Texas Community Giving Foundation board for the past two years.  In her spare time, Christi enjoys traveling, spending time with her kids and cheering for the Boston University Terriers soccer team.