Chief Financial Officer
Bob is an experienced financial and operating executive with a proven record of improving performance through exceptional analytical skills and commitment to excellence. He is known as a hands-on leader who works well with Board members, customers, suppliers and co-workers at all levels. In addition to professional service to public, private and not-for-profit corporations, he has a broad background of community support, including participation as an individual volunteer and as a Board member.
Bob is a former member of the LifeNet Board of Directors, serving as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee. He previously held management positions at not-for-profit and privately-held companies, following over twenty-five years with Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO), an international energy company. His assignments in ARCO included increasingly responsible professional and managerial roles in engineering, planning, evaluation, human resources, finance, accounting, information technology and facility management.
Bob holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University as well as Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in chemical engineering from The University of Texas. Away from the office he is a choral singer and enjoys spending time with his family, which now includes four grandchildren.
Vice President of Supportive Housing
Ikenna “Ken” Mogbo, Vice President of Housing and Support Services at LifeNet, is a first generation Nigerian-American. A Houston native, the family’s move to Ann Arbor, Michigan at a young age began Ken’s lifelong love of all things Michigan. Ken received a BA in Political Science and Economics from Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA. In 2009, Ken moved to the non-profit world when he came to LifeNet. Ken was soon promoted to Assistant Supportive Housing Manager to provide permanent supportive housing to Dallas’ homeless population. LifeNet soon became the largest provider of Permanent Supportive Housing in Dallas County and now has over 520 units. In early 2012 as a result of Ken’s dedication, perseverance, and work ethic, he was promoted to Vice President. His leadership will allow Ken to continue the excellence and growth of LifeNet’s Supportive Housing Programs. In his free time Ken enjoys golf and debating philosophical, political, and economic issues of the day.
Vice President of Supported Employment and Fairweather
Joseph Garcia joined LifeNet in 1999 working as a CLI (Community Living Instructor) and eventually the director of LifeNet's supported employment department. During this time, he obtained project management certification and an MBA in General Business from Amberton University. Mr. Garcia served seven years active duty in light infantry and received an honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant. He participated in the 1988 Olympics security detail in Korea as well as active duty in Operation Desert Storm. Mr. Garcia worked as a deportation officer for the Immigration and Naturalization Services during which time he earned his BS Degree Social Psychology from Park University. Mr. Garcia began his career in the non-profit arena as a youth counselor at a run away shelter. He began his work with mental health in adults at the Citadel Group out of Austin which was a vendor for Tarrant County MH MR. He also worked for Turtle Creek Manor, Dallas Metro Care and the Buckner's Children’s Home.
Audrey Atkins, LPC, joined LifeNet in April 2012. She has over 10 years experience in the mental health field, working in both outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. While working toward her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at UNT in Denton, she worked at Sante Center for Healing, where she acquired her passion for working with dual diagnosis clients. She then attended Texas Wesleyan University, where she earned her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling and graduated with highest honors. Upon finishing school, Audrey worked toward licensure at Green Oaks Hospital, Nexus Recovery Center, and I Choose Change, empowering clients warring with mental illness and addiction to families, adolescents and couples with various life concerns. When Audrey is not at LifeNet, she enjoys devoting time to her other craft…music. She is a performing musician who also likes a good camping or hiking trip in the mountains.
Dr. Gary Lefkof
Gary D. Lefkof, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist with diverse experience in patient care including private practice, community health care and utilization review work. His experience includes inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient treatment. A native Texan, he is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas and where he also did his psychiatric residency. Dr. Lefkof enjoys networking and bringing groups together. He helped co-found Psychiatry Residents' Organization at Southwestern. He hosted local mental health radio show for two years. He has been at LifeNet since February 2010 as staff psychiatrist and since November 2011 as Medical Director. While at LifeNet he helped establish Dallas United, a local chapter/team of Street Soccer USA. An avid reader of local newspapers and magazines, he "mines" and researches contacts and agencies to better serve the clients at LifeNet. He is a member of the Psychiatric Leadership and Advocacy Group in Dallas.
Quality/Health Information Manager
Shea Abraham is the Quality/Health Information Manager for LifeNet. Shea has over 13 years experience in the Health Information field. Ms. Abraham received her Bachelors of Science in Health Information Management from Texas State University. She is credentialed through AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) as a RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator). Ms. Abraham has been employed by LifeNet since 2003 and truly enjoys the work that she does, her role at LifeNet and helping accomplish LifeNet's Mission. She believes in helping others achieve their goals to better their lives. Ms. Abraham is a native of East Texas and enjoys spending time with her family.
Human Resources Manager
Sondra Cox joined LifeNet in October 2011 as Human Resources Director and serves as a member of the Management Team. She previously held the position of Human Resources Advisor for four years with KR Wind, a leading global company specializing in installation of wind powered turbines. Earlier Sondra served eight years as Legal Support Coordinator at Mary Kay Inc. Ms. Cox is providing a strong emphasis on building relationships, aligning organizational programs, keeping both business professionalism and employees’ needs in mind. Sondra’s primary goal is to focus on building a strong culture that fosters individual trust, open communication and fairness with a spirit of encouragement and positive support. In her spare time Sondra relaxes by devoting time to her hobbies. She enjoys oil painting and is an avid gardener who loves trading favorite tropical plants, fresh garden herbs and colorful flowers. She also tends her treasured backyard Japanese Koi pond.
Director of New Business Development
Julie Hill joined LifeNet as a QMHP (Qualified Mental Health Professional) after having graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. Working in the field as a Case Manager QMHP was extremely valuable in gaining real world understanding of the complex nature of mental illness. In March 2012 Ms. Hill was promoted to her current position as Director of New Business Development at LifeNet. In her new position, Julie develops new programs and services that will produce revenue for LifeNet while promoting and enhancing the mission and goals of the agency. Julie is currently attending graduate school at the University of Texas at Dallas working on her Masters degree in Healthcare Management. Julie is an avid participant sports enthusiast playing both soccer and golf. In between work and school, Julie also enjoys first run movies and attending live music concerts.
Project H.O.P.E. (Helping Offenders Pursue Excellence) - Team Lead
Crystal Garland has been employed at LifeNet in 2003. She currently serves as LifeNet's Jail Diversion Department's Team Lead. She has held this position since 2008. Ms. Garland is a graduate of Belhaven College where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Crystal has a true passion for working with the criminal justice population, both those charged with crime, those on probation and those on parole. One of her greatest sources of pride is helping LifeNet fulfill the mission of empowering her clients to rebuild and enhance their lives.
Executive Assistant to President/CEO
Misty McCoy joined LifeNet in November 2007 as Executive Assistant to the President/CEO. She has worked in the Administrative field over 12 years starting as a file clerk and eventually providing senior level support. Mrs. McCoy also provides support to the Management team and staff, and serves as liaison for the Board and various facilities in which LifeNet has a partnership. Misty and her husband enjoy first-run movies, camping trips, long walks with their dog, and visiting family and friends. She also enjoys a variety of hobbies including do-it-yourself projects, reading, visiting the Dog Park and sharing in her husband’s hobbies. Mrs. McCoy was born and raised in Dallas, has a brother and sister, and is very close to her family.