Who We Are
Dr. Taylor Bunn, Executive Director of Hope 4 All, has spent her career in public school districts and nonprofit organizations focused on education and the arts. She is a certified teacher, administrator, and project manager and looks forward to bringing her professional skills in leadership, operations, nonprofit programming, and curriculum development to this role. Taylor would be a professional student if she could and has an EdD in Learning and Organizational Change from Baylor University, an MBA concentrated in Strategy and Entrepreneurship and an MA in Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University, and a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of San Diego. She loves adventures, long walks on the beach, and trying to befriend wild animals – ask her about the opossum and the raccoon. She lives in Grapevine, TX with her three rescue dogs Snow White, a big-boned chihuahua; Fletcher, the world’s happiest maltipoo; and Minnie, a neurotic mess who showed up in the driveway one day (it's a long story).
BOARD of directors
Corey Johnsen has an extensive and varied background in horse racing. Johnsen has enjoyed a 40+ year career in the sport, having been a bettor, groom, horse owner and breeder, publicity and marketing director, track president and owner who has overseen the launch or re-opening of numerous facilities in the United States and the Americas. Johnsen oversaw the construction and launching of Lone Star Park, leading the track into the national limelight with not only the Breeders’ Cup in 2004, but with the high-profile All-Star Jockey competition that received national publicity and acclaim. Johnsen also served as President and part-owner of Kentucky Downs from 2007 to 2019. During his time there, Kentucky Downs went from a novelty with its European-style turf course to an industry leader, offering some of the most lucrative purses in America during its boutique all-grass meets. Currently, Johnsen is President of CJ Thoroughbreds working with his son, C.J. Johnsen, and Mike Renfro. While residing in Grapevine, Texas, he is an active board member of the Texas Thoroughbred Association, Old Friends, and the Thoroughbred Idea Foundation.
As the public relations and marketing agent for the Charles Schwab Challenge – Colonial PGA Tour event in Fort Worth, Britt has helped plan and promote the tournament’s Birdies for Charity campaign since its local inception in 2005. Over the past 14 years, the annual Birdies campaign has generated more than $86 million for more than 30 participating area charities. In 2019, the tournament’s Birdies for Charity program raised $14.8 Million for local charities. Additionally, Britt has served as a public relations consultant for Safe Haven, Big Brothers Big Sisters Tarrant County and Arlington Life Shelter where he wrote the lyrics for the Shelter’s “Help the Homeless Children” anthem.
Raised in North Texas, Sally attended Southlake Carroll schools from K-12, and then went on to Texas A&M in College Station. She graduated in 2014 with a B.S. in Elementary Education Interdisciplinary Studies. She has spent the past six years as a 3rd grade teacher in Carroll ISD, with a focus on math and science. Sally lives in North Richland Hills with her husband and her true love, Miles, their golden retriever.
Originally from Mexico City, Juan immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 8 with his parents and four younger brothers. After graduating from Grand Prairie ISD, he attended the University of Texas at Arlington. Juan has been a member of the Dallas Fire Department for 13 yrs and counting. He has no children, one diva of a dog, his favorite radio stations are 101.1FM and 820AM, and he loves traveling and meeting new people to exchange ideas and stories.
Elliot Mayén is a filmmaker and marketing consultant with a background in photography, design and music. Elliot’s professional career has spanned various creative fields from stage to screen, with several stops along the way. As a filmmaker, Elliot has written and directed award-winning short films, music videos, and commercial videos for clients across a broad range of industries. As a marketing and branding professional, Elliot has helped brand several organizations and spearheaded marketing efforts in both the B2B and B2C markets. Elliot earned his BA in Film-Video from Southern Methodist University and is currently the Associate Creative Director at Methods+Mastery in Dallas, TX.
A thirty-seven year employee of Mary Kay Inc., Michael Lunceford is responsible for worldwide public affairs in nearly 40 countries around the world where Mary Kay Inc. conducts business. He has been active in civic affairs, serving on boards in Texas and Washington, DC, and serves as a political advisor to many elected officials, locally and nationally. Michael served as Chair of the World Federation of Direct Selling Association (WFDSA) Government Relations Advocacy Committee (GRAC) and is currently a member. He formerly was chair of the WFDSA Ethics and Self- regulation Committee and led the successful effort to enhance the industry’s worldwide code of conduct. Michael is also active in the Direct Selling Association of the United States as Chairman of the DSA Government Relations Committee. Michael recently was recently inducted in to the Direct Selling Hall of Fame, receiving the Direct Selling Education Foundation’s highest recognition—the prestigious Circle of Honor Award from the Direct Selling Foundation for his years of service as chair of the Consumer Committee. This award was previously awarded to Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Inc.
Mickey Powell is the Tarrant County Area President of Bank of the West located in Grapevine, Texas. He was previously Grand Prairie Branch President of BancorpSouth for two years after the bank acquired Grand Bank of Texas. He was President of Grand Bank of Texas where he was employed for 28 years. Prior to his banking career, he attended Texas Tech University where he earned his BBA Finance in 1985. In addition to serving on the Hope 4 All Board, he is the current Treasurer and Board Member of Grand Prairie United Charities Board, President and Board Member of Lifeline for Families, and Board Member of Lone Star Park Charitable Foundation Board. He is a member of The Hills Church and is married with two adult children and one grandchild.
Scott Wells is a third generation horseman who has been involved in horseracing his whole life. His father, Ted Wells, was a rodeo cowboy-turned horse trainer who was inducted into the American Quarter Horse Association Hall of Fame in 2014. Scott attended grade school and high school in El Paso before his undergraduate studies at TCU. He was a licensed racehorse trainer in 14 states before turning to racetrack management in 1990. He has served as assistant GM at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, GM of Ruidoso Downs, in New Mexico, Director of Racing for the national racetracks of Mexico and Uruguay, President and GM of Remington Park in Oklahoma City and for the past eight and a half years, President and General Manager of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie. He served three terms as president of the Thoroughbred Racing Associations of North America and three terms on the Board of Trustees of the American Horse Council. He was the cofounder of the Ruidoso Downs Hall of Fame, originally installed at the Museum of the Horse in New Mexico.
Mrs. Williams is retiree from the United States Navy, giving her unrelenting service for more than 20 years. Upon retirement, she decided to continue to give back to the community by launching Stars United Global Outreach, a 501c3 organization in March 2015. In addition to her dedication to the community, Mrs. Williams has also made her education a priority. She has received her undergraduate degrees from University of Maryland University College in Computer Studies and Information Systems Security and is a 2018 graduate of University of North Texas at Dallas with her Master’s in Public leadership. Star Williams is the proud wife of William, mother, sister, daughter, and retired veteran.