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Our Team

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.

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Brynn Bruno

Executive Director

Brynn Bruno has more than 22 years of experience advancing philanthropy. Since joining Emily’s Place in 2018, she has spearheaded innovative fundraising initiatives and launched a transformational living program for residents. With her visionary leadership and expertise in catalytic growth,
Brynn is a nationally recognized leader in the nonprofit sector
and Dallas community.

Mark Hagan

Founder, President

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.

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Kerry Marzahl

Senior Director of Residential Services and Programming

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.

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