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Toni Bowen has served as a LifeSavers Foundation (LSF) board member since 2020 and is active with LSF’s Upscale Resale Store where she recruits teens to volunteer with the store, as well as assisting with the boutique at LSF’s luncheons. She is the co-owner of Follow the Trends, an online apparel company in Dallas, Texas which specializes in providing on-trend clothing and accessories to women and teens across the country.
Toni graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) In Finance and started her career working for Mobil Oil. She left Mobil Oil to gain experience in sales and launched a children’s apparel line in the Southeast United States. Toni returned to Mobil Oil to assist with the ExxonMobil merger. From there, TXU recruited Toni to assist with bringing their trade floor from Houston to Dallas. She worked in many positions such as Settlement and Operational Accountant, Risk Analyst and Power Pricing.
Toni is married to John Bowen and has two daughters. Toni loves being active and volunteering in their schools with organizations such as Praying Parents, enjoys watching them play numerous sports, and spending time as a family in Newport Beach, California every summer. Toni attends Gateway Church.
William Denton is the CEO of LifeSavers Foundation, a growing non-profit dedicated to providing free, high-quality medical services to women and children in need. A former healthcare executive and trained medical professional, William utilizes his healthcare experience to provide operational guidance.
William has spent his entire career in the medical field serving in leadership roles at General Electric Healthcare Partners, Novia Strategies, Huron Consulting, Arthur Andersen and Baylor University Medical Center. He was the project administrator for the Healthcare Leadership Council Foundation’s Romanian Assistance Project. He spent the first decade of his career working in various clinical and management roles in hospitals.
William has volunteered with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention developing and implementing the Nation’s occupational safety and health research agenda, High School for Health Professions and Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout advisor. He holds an MBA in Management from Amberton University, BS in Healthcare Administration from Texas A&M University and an associate degree in Nursing from Angelina County College.
Paula Smith serves as Chaplain with LifeSavers Foundation (LSF), providing spiritual support and prayer for not only LSF board members, but for the families the foundation supports. A board member since 2002, Paula served as vice president from 2002 to 2020., Paula has volunteered every week at Upscale Resale store since opening its doors in 2003 at the Richardson, TX location.
Paula is married to Jim Ray Smith and has three children: Ray Smith, Brad Smith, and Ripple Terrell. Paula and Jim have six grandchildren, with four graduating from North Dallas High School, Paula’s alma mater. Paul also attended Baylor University.
Jody Mow, M.Ed., is a Certified Health Coach, Speaker, Bible Teacher, National Marketing Director with Juice Plus Company, and the Board Chair of LifeSaver Foundation.
She co-leads a home-based non-denominational Bible Study (Omega Outreach) with Susie Hawkins, for women who want a community of acceptance and hope.
She was one of the original board members of LifeSavers Foundation, founded in 2004. LSF is a faith-based nonprofit devoted to rescuing underserved children and families through three programs:
First, a pro-life Mobile Sonograms.com unit providing free sonograms and access to prenatal care for women with no resources. Second, LifeSavers operates a free children’s mobile medical unit called The Doctor Spot, and finally, LifeSavers Upscale Resale store that provides free diapers, car seats, and other necessities for new moms.
Jody loves cooking, gardening, travel, reading, history, hiking, and her seven grandsons.
Ripple Terrell has served as a LifeSavers Foundation board member since 2002. She served as board secretary from 2002 to 2020, and then was elected to the position of vice-chair in 2020. Ripple has been a dedicated volunteer at Upscale Resale store since 2003 increasing her service from eight hours per week for the first four years to twelve hours a week, which she currently serves.
Ripple is married to Brooks Terrell and the couple has three children: Luke, Lee, and Alicia Terrell, and two grandchildren, August and Keller Terrell.
Ripple received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Florida and attended Baylor University. Ripple graduated from Richardson High School.
Michele Zugaro has served as board member with LifeSavers Foundation (LSF) since June 2020 and has held the position of Treasurer. Michele is a retired educator of 28 years, a math teacher for most of her career, and then an Advanced Placement (AP) Statistics instructor for the last six years. She has also served as the statistics reader for the AP College board.
Michele moved to Texas in 1981 and has three married children and nine ngrandchildren. Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Akron. She earned her teaching certificate from the University of Texas at Arlington.