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.
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.
Tom Lynn is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. He is currently the President of the Office Division and Business Director for NAI Robert Lynn. Over his 28 year career in commercial real estate, Mr. Lynn has personally negotiated more than 700 transactions on behalf of his clients, which include Fortune 500 companies like The Sherwin-Williams Company, Ingram Micro and International Paper Company. A graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, he was awarded the prestigious NAI Global Chairman’s Award as the outstanding Primary Market Business Director within NAI worldwide. His proactive approach and involvement within NAI gained him additional recognition in 2007 for his leadership as the recipient of the Global Vision Award among more than 8,000 professionals worldwide. He also received the NAI Global Deal of the Year Award in 2010 for brokering the largest lease in the United States, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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.
Mike Peterson is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge. He is currently Of Counsel at Carrington Coleman, and his practice focuses on corporate, health care and tax related matters. His corporate representation has involved representing public companies, established privately-owned businesses and entrepreneurs in a wide variety of industries, with a particular emphasis on health care, business and growing middle market companies, with a broad range of regulatory, corporate and business law issues. Mr. Peterson serves on the board of Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance, United Way Foundation and Mental Health America. He previously served on the board of Texas Lawyers for Children and on the advisory board of the Salvation Army.
Shannon Wynne is a member of the Board of Directors for The Bridge, husband and father of six, and graduate of Trinity University. He has been a restaurateur since 1980 and is President of 8.0 Management, Inc., Fish, Inc. and Moth, Inc. These management companies operate Flying Fish, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, Rodeo Goat Ice House, Bird Cafe, Meddlesome Moth, LARK on the Park and Mudhen (opening spring ’15 in the Dallas Farmers Market). Mr. Wynne currently serves on the board of the Lone Star Film Festival in Fort Worth and previously served on the board of the North Texas Food Bank and KERA. He also served as co-chair of the 2013 Breakfast for The Bridge and co-founded Preservation Park Cities and the David Dike Art Auction.