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SERENA SIMMONS CONNELLY, as CO-TRUSTEE of the Family Trust and as CO-CHAIR of the Contran Board.
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Serena S. Connelly
Director and co-chair of Contran.
Board of Directors & Advisory Board | Human Rights Initiative of North Texas
is one of the co-founders of Human Rights Initiative
She is a social worker and serves as Vice President of the Harold Simmons Foundation, assisting nonprofits with funding.
She has served on the boards of Dallas Women's Foundation; Foundation for the Education of Young Women; Dallas Zoological Society; Texas Christian University's Institute of Child Development; Texas Association for the Protection of Children; and University of North Texas' Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute.
Board - Dallas Women's Foundation
Program Staff - Harold Simmons Foundation | Harold Simmons Foundation
Serena Simmons Connelly
Director of Philanthropy
Serena Simmons Connelly holds a BA from Brown University and a MS from UT Arlington's School of Social Work.
She worked in Dallas nonprofit agencies as a case manager before entering the philanthropic side of human services in 1999, when she joined the Harold Simmons Foundation as a grant reviewer.
She currently serves on the advisory councils of several local organizations: Dallas Women's Foundation, TCU's Institute of Child Development, TexProtects: Texas Association for the Protection of Children, UNT's Contemporary Arab & Muslim Cultural Studies Institute, and SMU's Center on Communities & Education.
She serves on the boards of Human Rights Initiative of North Texas and UNICEF.
In response to a gap in services to torture survivors in North Texas, Betsy and Serena Simmons Connelly founded Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.