Our dedicated team are at the heart of what we do, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our nonprofit organization forward. Without them, Emily's Place would not be
where it is today. Meet some key team members below.
Chief Executive Officer
For almost twenty years, Colleen has been raising funds and awareness for both local and national organizations in the North Texas area and she has spent much of
her non-profit career working in
the Collin County community.
She is a CPA and worked in the software industry before becoming
a non-profit executive. Colleen is committed to helping those in need and has served on several local boards that help women and children. She is married to a Brit, Nick, and has two beautiful daughters, Katie and Maddie.
Mark Hagan founded Emily's Place in 2002 and currently serves as both Board Chair and President.
He works for UBS Financial Services as Senior Vice President of Investments and is happily married to Edie, aka “Brickell.” The Hagans have three dogs –Rosie, BBQ Pearl, and Bertie – as well as one daughter and son-in-law, Amanda and Bryan Harris, and a very special grandson, Hagan Gregory.
Kerry Marzahl, an award-winning early childhood director, spent 20 years in early childhood administration before joining Emily’s Place in 2021. Kerry oversees daily operations and the residential services staff while developing programming and partnerships.
She is dedicated to serving the women and children of Emily’s Place as they navigate through this transformational program.