Journey of Hope Staff

Susan Williams,
Executive Director

Journey of Hope was lucky to have Susan come on as Executive Director in 2005, previously having worked for the Dallas Children's Museum, the Utah Arts Council, and the Governor's Energy Office. As Executive Director, Susan heads all fundraising, grant writing, speaking engagements, and media inquires for Journey of Hope. We would not be able to run without her enthusiasm and efforts!

Susan is a native of San Angelo and enjoys CrossFit, spending time with her grandchildren, and rooting for her alma mater, University of Texas.

Susan Williams
Carla Leslie,
Program Director

Carla began volunteering with Journey of Hope in 2008 as a facilitator, and then began working as Program Director in March of 2010. She received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Womens University in 2005 and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. Carla performs all family intake appointments, writes curriculum for Journey of Hope support groups, and is the friendly face you see on group nights! She also trains and manages all of Journey of Hope's volunteer facilitators and supervises interns here in our office.

A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, Carla enjoys playing disc golf, cooking, and visiting the beach in her free time.

Carla Leslie
Holly Berry,
Administrative Assistant

Holly began working for Journey of Hope in 2013. A Texan born and raised she attended Dallas Baptist University were she recieved her Bachelor of Science in Biology and double minored in Chemistry and Psychology. Currently, Holly is a graduate student at Southern Methodist University where she is working on her Masters Degree in Counseling. She comes from a family of five and has ten nieces and nephews! Holly has a huge heart for grieving children and teens because of losses she experienced during her youth. At Journey of Hope, Holly takes care of all donation processing, donor database maintenance, and internet and web communications.

In her free time, Holly enjoys rock climbing, playing with her puppy, and reading!