FOUNDER


Pam Fields

Founder/President of the Board

Pam leverages more than 20 years of non-profit and government experience in her role as president of the board. Having worked in the areas of community and civic engagement, humanitarian efforts, project implementation and expansion, and project and program review, she is well equipped to manage the immediate and long term focus of the organization. In addition to providing leadership, Pam actively implements the Unity Process and Visible Community, as well as consults and trains in racial reconciliation and inclusion. She holds a B.A. in Religion from Paul Quinn College, a Master of Arts in Global and Contextual Studies and a Certificate in Spiritual and Personal Formation from Bethel Seminary. She plans to graduate in 2019 from Bethel with a Doctor of Ministry in Global Leadership. She also holds Certification as a Peace Ambassador and is an ordained minister. She has served with the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Garden of Gethsemane, Greater Dallas Community of Churches, Community Partners Rainbow Rooms, and Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation – Dallas.

 

 

VISIBLE UNITY BOARD MEMBERS

Left to right; front row:  Shamira Lawrence, Pam Fields; Left to right; back row:  Ann Fields, Bud Browne, Cindy Ford, Absent: Homero Perez


Homero Perez
Owner, The Horned Toad
Vice President/Development, Visible Unity
Homero Perez, Jr. holds a BBA. After graduating college, he began his career as a retail manager then took on the challenge of Peace Corps where he served as a Marketing Consultant in Santiago, Chile. On his return to the USA, he began a career in non-profit management, directing and coordinating various programs. In 1997, he transitioned to the federal government, working as a program specialist for 18 years. In 2014, he returned to non-profit management and consulting, as well as uses his entrepreneurial skills to operate his own retail business.

 

Ann Fields
Director, Writers’ Block
Secretary/Communications, Visible Unity
After a 15 year corporate career in telecommunications, Ann left her role in middle management to begin a successful career as an author of novels, novellas, short stories and children’s books. For the past 20 years, she has managed the Writers’ Block, a non-profit organization of African-American writers and authors. In addition to the Writers’ Block, she has served other non-profits, including Educational First Steps and the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.

 

Cindy Ford
Chief Operating Officer, Rogers-Ford, L.C.
Treasurer/Finance, Visible Unity
Cindy has worked with Rogers-Ford, L.C. for over 15 years.  Her current position with the Architecture and Interior Design firm is Chief Operating Officer.  Her responsibilities include implementing marketing strategies; coordinating trade show activities; overseeing accounting functions for the firm; and other business administration functions. Prior to joining Rogers-Ford, Cindy worked in the investment field with Raymond James and Dain Rauscher (now RBC). She has served on non-profit boards for over 16 years, including the Leslie K Bedford Memorial Foundation and Big Thought. In addition to her current board position with Visible Unity, she serves Big Thought as a member of their Endowment Fund Board.

 

Shamira Lawrence
Counselor, Inclusive Communities Project
Marketing/Social Media, Visible Unity
For more than fourteen years, Shamira has served the community in various roles ranging from teacher to program director to housing counselor. Her work has encompassed the worlds of education, non-profit and government, and has allowed her to serve adults, families and students. As a self-proclaimed “military brat,” Shamira has a deep appreciation for all cultures and credits her extensive world travel with her open and accepting view of all people. In addition to managing the marketing and social media functions for Visible Unity, Shamira volunteers at her church and local schools.

 

Bud Browne
Executive Sales Engineer, GrowthNet Trading and Cultural System Management, Inc.
Strategic Initiatives, Visible Unity
Bud has over 40 years of experience in sales engineering at various engineering, construction and research firms. He has developed and implemented Winning Sales Cycles for domestic and international engineered systems and is responsible for Collaboration Technology (CT), a business unit of Cultural System Management. No stranger to giving back, Bud serves on the board of Readers 2 Leaders, is co-coordinator of the Parent Engagement initiative for First United Methodist Church – Dallas, and is the Communication and Collaboration Task Force Leader for the Church and Society Council (FUMC).