Board of Directors
Committed to the Cause
Christina Henderson is an experienced Educational Diagnostician. For over 10 years, Christina has worked with individuals with varying disabilities, across various age ranges, settings and populations in the US and abroad. She is a graduate of Texas A&M-Commerce with a Master's Degree in Special Education. Christina is currently enrolled at UNT ABA program.
Faye Henderson joined Coloring Life My Way with the vision and drive to improve upon our Nonprofit, and focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity.
With us since our founding, Kedra Lilly is a Senior Credit Risk Analyst with over 15 years of banking experience. She holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Prairie View A &M University and a Master's of Business Administration from Texas A&M University-Commerce.
A native Texan, Kristen fell in love with school psychology in college after taking her first psychology course. It was then that she realized her passion for working with children with special needs. She received her BA in school psychology and a minor in Early Childhood Intervention from Stephen F. Austin State University and a MA in School Psychology from Texas Southern University. Kristen worked as a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology for several school districts in the Dallas Fort Worth area for almost a decade. During this time Kristen married and had two sons. This gave her experience as being not only a parent but also as being a parent of an atypical child. Kristen didn’t realize that her previous work in special education was also preparing her to learn to advocate and care for her own son with special needs. This hands on experience gave her a deep appreciation for how non-profits work to help improve the lives of children and their families on the Autism Spectrum. Kristen is married to a speech pathologist and enjoys cooking new recipes, shopping, traveling, spending time with family and DIY projects!
MonShea Neal is a certified Professional Coach and holds her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Masters in Business Administration. She has 20+ years in cooperate America developing people and departments in various industries. She is married to Carey Neal and they have two beautiful children, twins Carey II and Carrington.
Carey II was diagnosed with ASD just before his 3rd birthday and MonShea quickly learned that she needed help to make sure her son had the best opportunities to live his best life.
The best advice she can give a parent with a child on the spectrum is "Don't get distracted by 'why this happened to your child or even how'. Instead focus that energy on what you can do to help prepare them and those that care for them for the ever changing world. "
Chameka Lusk-Bishop is married and have 4 children of her own! She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she received her Bachelors of science in Applied Learning and Development (Special Education). After graduating in May of 2006, she went on to teach students with Autism in a self-contained setting in Mesquite ISD for 4 years. While in this classroom, she went on to receive her Masters of Education in Educational Administration from Lamar University in Beaumont. For the next 3 years, she taught in a resource/ content mastery/ inclusion setting where she also served as the ARD Vice Chair. After leaving Mesquite ISD, she worked in Desoto ISD as an ARD Facilitator in a high school setting, with over 400 students in the special education program. After leaving DeSoto ISD, she worked as an online special education substitute with Connections academy. She transitioned into real estate shortly there after, and continues as a real estate agent today. Of course, when you are an educator, you can never completely leave education. She currently tutor students some evenings and weekends. Working with special needs students was definitely the highlight of her career and it is very important for her to know that all special needs students have access to all services that are available.