John Castle is the Chairman of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. The Dallas attorney is a former Executive Vice President of EDS Corporation, having retired in 1999. Mr. Castle graduated in 1964 from the University of Texas with honors and, in 1967, from the University’s School of Law with honors. He has served as president of the University of Texas Law School Alumni Association and is a former trustee of the UT Law School Foundation. He is a member of the American, Texas and Dallas bar associations and is a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. In 1998, Mr. Castle received the ADL Jurisprudence Award. Mr. Castle is the immediate past chairman of The Dallas Foundation, former Chairman of the Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, and is on the boards of directors of The Foundation for Community Empowerment, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Central Dallas Ministries, the Interfaith Housing Coalition, Nurse Family Partnership – national office, and the Center for Public Policy Priorities. Castle is chair of the Advisory Board of TexProtects. Mr. Castle has previously served on the Boards of the Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Points of Light Foundation, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. In 2007, Castle received the “Trailblazer for Youth” award from the Texas Network of Youth Services in Austin, Texas.
Jay Dunn is President and CEO of The Bridge. He is responsible for management and operations including development, administrative, and services (shelter, homeless recovery, and housing) affairs provided through personnel, contractors, and partner organizations. The Bridge, located in Downtown Dallas, provides shelter services for an average of 1,200 people per day, homeless recovery services (including health care and income services) for an average of 600 people per week, and helps more than 300 people per year transition to housing. Mr. Dunn received his Master of Theological Studies degree from Southern Methodist University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwest Baptist University. As Director of Business Operations and Volunteers at “The Stewpot,” Mr. Dunn coordinated homeless services for six years and participated in development activities for The Bridge, prior to becoming its initial Managing Director in 2007.
Bill Barnett is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. He is a retired management consultant, formerly with McKinsey & Company where he led the firm’s Strategy Practice and Economic Development Practice. Mr. Barnett is an adjunct professor at the business schools for Yale and Rice and has served on two corporate boards of directors. Before his tenure at McKinsey & Company, he worked in the Department of State and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and as a Captain in the Army. He holds a BS from West Point and MBA from Harvard. Mr. Barnett has led a number of consulting assignments for non-profit institutions, including work in Dallas on low-income housing and on economic development, and on the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee.
Tom Dunning is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. Mr. Dunning is Chairman Emeritus for Lockton Dunning Benefits, Chairman of Dallas Citizens Council, Vice Chair of the State Fair of Texas, in addition to others.. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Dunning has a long record of active civic, government and nonprofit service in Dallas and throughout Texas. He has received several Honors for his service including The Linz Award, The Volunteer Center’s Servant Leader Award, The Neiman Marcus Downtown Dallas Renaissance Award, The Natural Leader Award from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Dallas and the Equal Justice Award from Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Mr. Dunning served as the Homeless Czar for the City of Dallas from 2003-2004.
Ray Hammer is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. He is currently the General Manager for Sheraton Dallas. Mr. Hammer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York. Mr. Hammer has served as Executive Chef, opening the four star, four diamond Halifax Sheraton, directing resort operations at the PGA Sheraton and Sheraton Grande Torrey Pines and leading the Culinary operations at the 1,800 room complex of the Sheraton New York and Sheraton Manhattan hotels in New York City before moving on to responsibilities of hotel general management. His recognition as a hotel leader include the Starwood’s Award for Heroism, the coveted Meetings and Conventions Gold Key Award, Starwood Power of Innovation Award, and Starwood Best in Class recognition. Mr. Hammer serves proudly on the executive board for Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, Hotel Association of North Texas, and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Thomas Karol is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. He is currently the CEO, Warrior Creek, LLC., the Chairman for Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC., and the former chairman for Chairman Bradco Supply, Inc. and ElkCorp. Mr. Karol holds a BS Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Karol was a former Board member for the Dallas Housing Authority, Board member March of Dimes of North Texas 1995-1999, and Advisory board member for Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity’s Dream Dallas.
Sarah Losinger is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. She is currently affiliated with the McCune Foundation, and the McCune Charitable Foundation. Ms. Losinger holds a B.S. in Special Education from the University of Oklahoma. Ms. Losinger currently serves on the Senior Source Board, City of Dallas Municipal Library Board, The Southwestern Medical Foundation Board, the Baylor Foundation Board, is active in The Crystal Charity Ball, is Chairman of the U.T. Southwestern Friends of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, is a Leadership Texas Graduate, and is on several local advisory boards including the Communities Foundation of Texas, the Dallas Women’s Foundation, and the Center for Non-Profit Management.
Lynn McBee is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. Ms. McBee is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. She has been employed as a consultant with New England Biolabs, a privately held Biotech firm, for 19 years. Additionally, she is a Principal in GenTest, Texas, exclusive distributor of OncoVue. Ms. McBee is best known for her leadership roles in the Dallas community. Currently she serves as The United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Tocqueville Society Chairman and 25th Anniversary Chairman, Chairman of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Opening Weekend Celebration, Chairman of the Board for the Dallas Film Society, Letot Foundation Capital Campaign Cabinet, 2011 Help The Homeless Week Ambassador, Chairman Emeritus and Life Member of the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurse Association, Board Member, among others. Additionally, she won a 2007 NorthStar award for her leadership and work with TACA. She also received the 2008 “Rising Star” award given out by The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas. She was the “Honored Philanthropist” at the 2008 Children’s Cancer Fund Luncheon. She was given the Diamond Award for outstanding volunteer service in June of 2011 by RSVP Calendar, and the “Each Moment Matters” Award and with the “Real Women, Real Girls “Award from the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas.
Jerry Killingsworth is an Ex-Officio member for the Board of Directors for The Bridge. He joined the City of Dallas on January 2, 2002, as the Director of Housing after having served 33 years in the banking industry. Mr. Killingsworth retired in 2001, as a Senior Vice President with Bank One. His experience encompasses many areas of lending and investment with a focus in residential and commercial real estate development. For the last ten years of his banking career, his activities were directed primarily to enhancing Bank One’s Community Development activities in the Southern and Western states. Mr. Killingsworth graduated from California State University at San Jose with a degree in Banking and Finance. He also has a graduate degree from the Pacific Coast School of Banking at the University of Washington in Seattle. Mr. Killingsworth served in the United States Marine Corp. obtaining the rank of Captain. He has served on the Board of many organizations involved in housing and other types of community development, including Dallas Housing Partnership, Dallas Multifamily Acquisition Corporation, Center for Housing Resources, Oak Cliff Development Corporation and the Jeffries Street Learning Center.