VU leadership with participants at a community event
Founder/President of the Board
Pam leverages more than 20 years of non-profit and government experience
in her role as president of the board. Having worked in the areas of community and civic engagement, humanitarian efforts, project implementation and expansion, and project and program review, she is well equipped to manage the immediate and long-term focus of the organization. In addition to providing leadership, Pam actively implements the Unity Process and Visible Community events, as well as consults and trains in a variety of settings related to topics around race and diversity. She holds a B.A. in Religion from Paul Quinn College, a Master of Arts in Global and Contextual Studies and a Certificate in Spiritual and Personal Formation from Bethel Seminary. In May 2020, she graduated from Bethel with a Doctor of Ministry in Global Leadership. She also holds Certification as a Peace Ambassador and is an ordained minister. She has served with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Garden of Gethsemane Center, Greater Dallas Community of Churches, Community Partners, Faith Forward Dallas at Thanksgiving Square and Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – Dallas.
Chief Operating Officer, Rogers-Ford,
L.C.Treasurer/Finance, Visible Unity
Cindy has worked with Rogers-Ford, L.C. for over 18 years. Her current position with the Architecture and Interior Design firm is Chief Operating Officer. Her responsibilities include implementing marketing strategies; coordinating trade show activities; overseeing accounting functions for the firm; and other business administration functions. Prior to joining Rogers-Ford, Cindy worked in the investment field with Raymond James and Dain Rauscher (now RBC). She has served on non-profit boards for over 19 years, including the Leslie K Bedford Memorial Foundation and Big Thought. She has served on the board of Visible Unity since
its beginning. Cindy’s newest project is the formation of an organization called Finding Bill designed to help African Americans gain the training and resources needed to find their ancestors and explore their family history.
Chief Creative Officer, Blank Page Writing & Editing
Board Member, Visible Unity
Stephanie farms stories by listening to perspectives and problems, then digging deeper for the broader context and connections to help form new ideas. She builds bridges between people and organizations to increase understanding and collaboration. Stephanie served as a board officer for the Mid-Missouri LGBT Coalition; the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri; Delta Kappa Gamma; and the Missouri Council for the Social Studies. As an educator, she earned an Eddy Award from the Missouri State Department of Education, and High Flyer recognition by the University of Missouri’s College of Education, from which she holds a B.S. Ed. (Elementary Education) and an M.Ed. (Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.) She looks forward to helping Visible Unity cultivate relationships among youth and across the U.S.
Rev. Holly Gaskill Bandel has served in local church ministry for 20 years, including positions as Senior Pastor, Executive Pastor and Associate Pastor. She grew up in Wylie, TX and received a social work degree from the University of North Texas. She is most passionate about ministry that reaches out and meets the needs of people in the community. Holly received her seminary degree from Duke Divinity School. Her husband Phil is a TV engineer, and they have two sons, Austin and Jason. Holly is a Duke basketball fan, enjoys traveling and practices yoga.
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