Jerry Hawkins, Executive Director
Jerry Hawkins is the Executive Director of Dallas Truth, Racial Healing &
Transformation (DTRHT), part of a national 14-place initiative by The W.K. Kellogg
Foundation. Dallas TRHT's mission is to create a radically inclusive city by addressing
race and racism through narrative change, relationship building, and equitable policies
and practices. Jerry is also a co-founder of The Imagining Freedom Institute (The IF
Institute), a national research-based leadership group that helps organizations and
institutions understand the historical context to contemporary issues of place, race and
racism, and co-principle of Young Leaders Strong City, a program for high school
students that creates teen equity summits and councils to explore their experiences and
identities. Jerry was formerly the Project Director of Bachman Lake Together for The
Dallas Foundation and Zero To Five Funders Collaborative, an early childhood
collective impact initiative in Dallas, and Director of Children Services at the Wilkinson
Center in East Dallas/Southeast Dallas.
Jerry is a current 2020-21 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a recent Leadership Arts
Institute Fellow with the Business Council for the Arts, a Dallas County Historical
Commission Member, and sits on Dallas ISD’s Trustee-appointed Racial Equity
Advisory Council and The Education Trust/ERS Resource Equity Working Group for
Dallas ISD, and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas/PolicyLink/National Fund for
Workforce Solutions Pathways to Work Workforce Equity Advisory Council. Jerry also
serves on the boards of Leadership ISD, Deep Vellum Books, AccessH2O and
Teaching Trust. Jerry has been awarded KERA/PBS American Graduate Champion in
2017, an Outstanding Child Advocate at CHILDREN AT RISK’s Texas Academy
Awards of Child Advocacy in 2020, and was selected as one of the “Dallas 500 Most
Powerful Business Leaders in North Texas” in 2021 by D CEO/D Magazine. Jerry’s first
editorial offering, A People’s History of Dallas, will be published in early 2022 by Deep
Vellum Books. While living in Chicago, Jerry worked for Chicago Urban League and
Chicago Public Schools. Jerry and his three children, aged 19, 17 and 12, live in Dallas, TX.
Errika Y. Flood-Moultrie, Director of Strategy & Operations
Errika Flood Moultrie is the Operations Director for Dallas, Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation and Founder of ConnectThree. An experienced consultant and coach with extensive knowledge in nonprofit management, program and fund development, capacity building, and leadership development, she holds a Masters in Organizational Management from Dallas Baptist University. Having held key leadership positions in top national, local and regional agencies of the nonprofit sector, ConnectThree was founded out of her experience, proven executive skills and passion for empowering nonprofit leaders to pursue personal purpose while leading with visionary excellence.
Having held positions as National Field Director for the American Diabetes Association, Director of Community Engagement for Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Senior Director of Marketing & Public Relations for the Dallas Black Theatre, Errika is best known as “the connection catalyst” equipped with the ability to strategically guide and facilitate leaders and organizations in the development, implementation and funding for exciting and innovative new initiatives. As National Director for the American Diabetes Association, Errika developed and implemented national programming that brought together faith-based organizations from across the nation to proactively provide education, health-screenings and preventative services that saved thousands of lives across the nation.
As a consultant with over 10 years of providing facilitation, project management and strategic counsel for moving organizations through their organizational equity planning and implementation, Errika lead the grant development and project implementation of the W.W. Kellogg Foundation funded Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation efforts in Dallas. As the lead consultant for the local initiative she was responsible for facilitation of the donor collaboration seeking support, writing the grant for support from Kellogg and now leading the project direction for the $1.5 million effort in Dallas. It is in this role that she leveraged her experience, passion and connection to the nonprofit sector to lead infrastructure development, community engagement and facilitation and training for RE Now Cohort.
Over the years, her work with various agencies also motivated her to develop a new generation of leaders who think critically, act courageously, and work collaboratively in the ever changing and highly competitive nonprofit arena. Consequently, ConnectThree not only provides innovative strategies for agencies, but professional networks that produce high-performing professionals who reflect the communities that they serve.
Errika is fully engaged in her community and serves on various boards and within her church. She and her husband, Greg, are the proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Sydney, a vivacious 100-pound Rottweiler puppy, Orion and reside in the Desoto, Texas.
Stephanie Drenka, Communications Director
Stephanie Drenka is the Communications Director for Dallas, Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from DePaul University, with minors in Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies. Stephanie’s photography and writing have been featured in Washington Post, Huffington Post, USA Today, and ABC News. She was previously the Senior Communications Manager at Big Thought and serves on the board of Union. Drawing from her experience as a Dallas Public Voices Fellow with The OpEd Project, she launched VISIBLE Magazine, an online publication amplifying stories from underrepresented communities.
Imani Daniel, Racial Justice Administrative Manager
IImani Daniel is the Racial Justice Administrative Manager at Dallas TRHT. Imani has trekked a multifarious career path that has kept a consistent through line: bringing ease and process to support big visions and even bigger visionaries. With a resume history supporting C-Suite executives, CEOs, professional athletes and entertainers, and across industries from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofit and professional sports teams, Imani’s career story is anchored by a divinely nurtured vision for helping people do their work while doing it well.
A thorough-bred Brooklyn girl, Imani’s roots cultivated a deep sense of grounding in culture, art and moving at the speed of a sleepless city. She credits her sharp sight and deft movement to navigating the ways the city moved her. While in New York, Imani supported executives at Goldman Sachs, McCann Group and Sesame Street. She also oversaw administrative function at Thomas Faison, a style agency responsible for dressing some of entertainment and sports’ mainstays.
In 2014, Imani transitioned to Dallas, where she served as Administrative Director for top data analytics firm Wunderman Thompson, followed by a slew of freelance projects in fashion, advocacy and community organizing.
When she’s not managing the lives and workflows of executives and organizations, Imani can be found creatively building community around justice, faith and blackness and the proliferation of their intersection. She’s an active member of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Urban League Young Professionals and the immediate past secretary. Imani is also the visionary of Black Women Buy Out, a creative collective of black women on a mission to explore, shift, and deeply engage the cultural narratives that inform our lives.
Marta Torres, Manager of Partnerships and Transformation
Marta Torres is the new Manager of Partnerships and Transformation, she comes to Dallas TRHT with a multidisciplinary background in Education. She received a Master of Arts in Art Education, from Caribbean University in 2016, and a Bachelors of Art in History from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey in 2014. In the last five years, she has created educational content for all ages as a Museum Educator and Coordinator in various esteemed institutions in the Dallas- Fort Worth Metroplex. Marta is particularly focused in creating interactive and engaging educational content, as well as establishing open lines of communication between our Racial Equity NOW cohorts, administration and community partners. She has experience in management, team building, public speaking, community outreach, professional development, and company collaboration. Marta is currently pursuing her Doctorates Degree in Education with Baylor University.
Three fun facts about Marta: She can sing, is very much into Musical Theatre and loves karaoke.
Dallas TRHT Steering Committee
Joli Robinson, Co-Board Chair, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanities
David Lozano, Co-Board Chair, Cara Mia Theatre
Antoine Joyce, Racial Healing Chair, All-Stars Project
Diane Hosey, Fundraising Chair, The Embrey Family Foundation
Rev. Mike Baughman, Communication Chair, Union
Eva Arreguin, Narrative Change Chair, De Colores Collective
Hilary Evans, Transformation Chair, Philanthropy Southwest
Celeste Glover, Community Chair, Communities Foundation of Texas
Jodi Voice Yellowfish, Community Chair, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Texas
Gillea Allison, Community Chair, D Magazine