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2021 Board Members

Our board consists of volunteers who believe in educating and sharing beneficial related to professionals in the aging community.  They are committed to providing the best events and programs in Tarrant County.

Toni Sudderth, President

After a 10 year career in banking, Toni brought her customer service skills and her deep, abiding passion for the senior population to the   health care industry. She began in the home care field and immediately saw that there was a huge need for education and advocacy in the field of dementia, which took her to Silverado and most recently to home health with Bridgeway Health Services. During her time with TAGS Toni helps to educate local professionals on topics that can benefit them every day and assists to provide better patient care. Toni has had a love and concern for the senior population ever since her childhood. She was fortunate enough to grow up just down the street from her great grandparents, where she developed an understanding for the needs of the aging population through her daily visits. In recent years, she has helped her grandmother and mother understand what life looks like with Alzheimer’s, as her grandfather fought and lost his battle in 2016. Toni is a mom of two energetic toddler girls that keep her busy and proud. Toni and her family resides in Weatherford, Texas.

Paige Wolk, Past President

Paige Wolk, LBSW, CDP has over twenty years of experience in the Senior Care Industry. She began her career as a Social Worker in a skilled nursing facility working with elderly and found her passion. Mrs. Wolk has been active in the Social Work community, earning such distinctions as Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers and Social Worker of the Year by the Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare, Texas Chapter. Her experiences with the elderly include Social Work, Business Development, Public Relations, Advocacy, Community Education and Marketing for long term care facilities, rehabilitation facilities and subacute units. Prior to joining the Overture Home care team in June of 2016, Paige was employed with Rehab Synergies, a Rehabilitation Services Provider serving as the Director of Marketing and Recruitment for 6 years. Mrs. Wolk has a passion for the elderly with particular interest in Alzheimer’s and Dementia. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (NCCDP) and volunteers regularly for Dementia and Alzheimer’s related causes. Paige was the 2019 and 2020 President of the Board of Directors for the Tarrant Area Gerontological Society. She is also a member of the board of directors of Dementia Friendly Fort Worth.

Paige is married with three children and resides in the mid-cities. She enjoys cheering on her twin boys at the hockey rink and has a daughter earning her Masters degree in nutritional sciences at the University of Oklahoma.

Nancy Moore, President Elect   

Nancy, was born and raised in Midland Texas and moved to the DFW area in 2014. She started in healthcare in 2006, working in a physician’s office, transitioned to home health and later into skilled nursing. Nancy joined Legend Healthcare and Rehabilitation Euless in 2017 as the Director of Marketing & Business Development. Nancy started networking and volunteering for a couple of local charities and is new to the TAGs board. Nancy enjoys working with the elderly and continues to be involved in the community. Nancy is married with three girls, two Rottweilers and her family resides in Coppell. She loves and follows the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Astros & Houston Rockets and enjoys watching TV in her down town.

Randi Hagstrand, Treasurer     

Randi Hagstrand holds a Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas. Her career in Healthcare was first inspired by her sister, a LVN who has spent most of her career working with Seniors in nursing facilities. Out of college she obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant certification and worked on the floor at a local nursing home, while also working as a Physician’s Scribe in the emergency department. She then made a pivotal point to pursue the Administrative aspects of Senior Care. Before joining Senior Living Specialists in January 2021, she worked as an Admissions and Marketing Director for eight years. Her sense of purpose is fulfilled when she gets to educate and provide comfort to families facing the challenges of aging adults. Randi is married with two toddlers. She enjoys photography, running, visiting local coffee shops and traveling.

Tabitha Clark, Secretary   

Tabitha has lived most of her life here in Fort Worth, Texas and has been in healthcare for almost 20 years, primarily in acute inpatient rehabilitation. She is the Director of Business Development for Texas Rehabilitation of Fort Worth, where she has been for almost 11 years. She enjoys working with seniors and loves being a resource to help those in need. She is actively involved in community events and loves to make new friends! She enjoys cooking, reading, and capturing life’s moments with her dog, Winston.

Christina Mauldin, Programs Chair  

Christina Mauldin is an LVN and current a clinical Liaison at Everest Inpatient Rehab. She has been a nurse for 14yrs, graduating from Tyler Jr College. She is continuing her education by pursuing her RN at Tarrant County Community College. She has two children. Jada, 19yrs old and attending college at Oklahoma University. Jrue, 9yrs old who enjoys playing sports, camping and fishing.  Christina has a wide background of nursing history and experience. She has worked in hospice, home Health, level 1 trauma hospital, assisted living, skilled nursing and now inpatient rehab.

Robin Nabors, Programs - Assistant Chair  

Robin Nabors, LMSW, CDP received her masters and bachelors degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington. Robin has spent her career serving and advocating for the aging population. She currently works in hospice care as a Medical Social Worker. Robin is passionate about memory care and helping those with dementia and their families. Robin’s love of spending time with older adults began in childhood when she accompanied her mother to the nursing facility where she worked. Robin and her husband live in Watauga, Texas with their three loving pups.

Levi Malone, Summer Forum Chair  

Levi graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 2015 with a degree in Business Management. He has always enjoyed serving and working with others but has been serving seniors for the last 2 years. His gerontological career began in Houston in 2016 marketing for an in-home caregiving company. Through this he discovered his love for Retirement Communities. He has been in Ft. Worth since August of 2018 as the Director of Sales and Marketing for The Village at Silver Sage, a memory care community. Levi says the greatest part of his job is getting to help those with memory impairment get the best quality of life available to them. Levi is excited to be a part of TAGS for 2019 and is ready to serve seniors in any way!

Gail Snider, Faith-Based Chair  

Gail Snider joined the TAGS Faith Based Bridge in 2014 shortly after joining the healthcare field, although helping people has always been a way of life for her. She served as a Community Relations Director for 3.5 years with Riverside Inn Memory Care. She is currently working with the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Education Project at First United Methodist Church Fort Worth and the Dementia Friendly Fort Worth Initiative. Gail is committed to helping families and the faith community navigate age related decisions. Having recently concluded a 12-year journey with her Mother-in-law and dementia, she has helpful insight into issues and services families desperately need. Gail also served at Fossil Creek Community Church for 14 years. Gail has a passion to help faith communities understand how to be a resource to help those who look to their faith for guidance. She understands that it is difficult for faith communities to be experts in this area and states that the TAGS Faith Based Bridge strives to encourage and assist with resources and training. Gail is a member of City Life Center in Fort Worth. She has 2 grown children who are educators for Birdville and Burleson and recently celebrated 30 years of marriage with her husband, John. In her free time and as a way to relieve stress, Gail loves to bake – specialty cakes like Red Velvet, Italian Cream, German Chocolate and Strawberry.

Holly Taylor, Faith Based - Assistant Chair  

Holly graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a masters in social work and has a bachelors degree in Psychology. She enjoys working with the elderly and listening to their life stories. She has a personal connection with the disease as her grandfather passed from Alzheimer’s in 2015 and she cares for her father with Parkinson’s disease. Holly has been a case manager for the Alzheimer’s Association since 2016 where she works directly with caregivers and their loved ones with dementia to develop care plans and find resources in the community.

Michelle Myers, Scholarships Chair  

Michelle worked in Human Resources and Recruitment for 10 years before leaving to help her mom with the family business, Angelic Place, a Residential Care Home in SW Arlington. There she turned her love of helping people into a love of helping the Elderly and saw how important it was to find the right fit in Senior housing and that a cookie cutter approach would not work. After seeing the increasing need for Seniors to have easy access to resources, she joined Senior Living Specialists in November 2018 where she enjoys the rewarding task of helping Seniors and their families navigate the challenging process of finding resources and Senior housing options. She has volunteered for many organizations and current advocates for Seniors and serves on Alzheimer’s Association North Central Texas Chapter Planning Committees, the Continuity of Care Board as Programs Co-Chair and Tarrant Area Gerontological Society (TAGS) as Scholarship Chair. Michelle is very active in the Tarrant County Senior Healthcare Community and is a Facilitator for a Senior Services networking group in the Arlington/Mansfield area. She is also the first to reach out to help those who are new to the area or industry. Michelle has two young boys and lives with her husband and family in Tarrant County. During her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling and is very active with her son’s school as Room Mom.

Regina Franklin-Basye, Administration Chair  

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Anita Mitchell, Nursing Chair  

Anita is a Faith Community Nurse at Trinity UMC Arlington: Born and raised in the north eastern USA, I graduated nursing school in Easton PA. Moved to Texas in 1976, working in ICU, ER, & Surgery over 45 years; have been certified in the specialty of Surgery since 1993. In 1997 I completed the Stephens Ministry program and have served in my congregation. In preparation for a volunteer participation in the coming retirement, I took a 41+ hour course in Foundations of Community Nursing. I serve unpaid to the members of the Trinity UMC Arlington. I serve on no less than 3 boards as a volunteer or Liaison for FCN from Texas Health Arlington Memorial. These opportunities assist me with meeting the needs of church and community involvement, serving as a resource and support to those in need. Married to Philip Mitchell for 22 years, we have my 2 sons and his daughter’s families of 8 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. Here to learn and serve.

Open Position, Policy Chair

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Claire Hastings, Social Work Chair  

Claire Hastings is an LMSW with over 8 years of experience working with at risk youth, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, Veterans and those who suffer from mental illness. Claire received her BSW from UNT in 2010 and her MSW from UTA in 2014. During her time at UTA she interned with JPS outpatient clinics as well as the Tarrant County Probate Court, this is when she began her journey in working with the aging population. Since graduating with her LMSW Claire has transitioned into liaison positions and has held this position with 2 different home health agencies as well as WellBridge Behavioral. She is currently an account executive for Heritage Home Health and works on educating the community as well as patients and their families on the importance of home health services.

Claire is married and has a 4 year old daughter and 3 dogs. She lives in Brock, TX. In her spare time she enjoys listening to podcasts and going to live music events.

Nicky Brown, Membership Chair  

Nicky Brown has about ten years of experience serving the senior population in various settings; she is currently the Social Worker and Community Outreach Director at The Ridglea Assisted Living & Memory Care. She specializes in geriatrics with an emphasis on dementia. She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work from West Texas A&M University; where she graduated with honors. She is a Licensed Masters Social Worker. She is always looking for new ways to learn and grow professionally and is an avid supporter of Alzheimer’s disease research. Prior to working at The Ridglea Assisted Living & Memory Care she was faculty at UNTHSC where she had the privilege of working alongside some of the best physicians in dementia care and Alzheimer’s research. Nicky is passionate about enhancing the lives of residents and their families while providing education daily. She is married and has three beautiful children; who are very active and full of life. 

Becky Wiggins, Community Engagement Chair  

Becky graduated from the University of Missouri with a Masters in Social Work. She started her career in domestic violence and then moved into healthcare where she spent years working as a hospital case manager. Four years ago, she left case management to start a career in sales. Becky is the Corporate Director of Business Development for Everest Rehabilitation Hospitals. She is passionate about geriatrics and helping people navigate the healthcare system. Additionally, she is an active resident in Keller, servicing on the board for The Greater Keller Chamber and Northpark YMCA. Becky has been married 11 years and has 3 children.

Cindy Cowan, Administrative Manager

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