Sonjanette Crossley, PhD
Sonjanette is the President of the CFP Board of Directors, and a lifelong Bell County resident. The spouse of the CFP founder, Mr. Lee Crossley, PhD, and Army Veteran, Sonjanette has devoted her life to helping others in a variety of capacities including over 50 years in social work helping some of the most vulnerable community members. Dr. Crossley is also a retired special education counselor with over 22 years serving the Temple ISD. She received a doctoral degree in clinical pastoral counseling and is a strong volunteer in dozens of groups over the years including the Temple Reinvestment Zone and Economic Development Corporation, City of Temple Building and Standards Commission, UMHB Social Work Advisory Board, NAACP and LULAC, as well as a devoted member of her church where her deceased husband served as the pastor for over 25 years. A graduate of Meredith-Dunbar High School (Class of 1968), Sonjanette has worked to ensure representation of both minority and women in the community and has helped shape Bell County into a true inclusive community that recognizes the unique diversity and history that Temple offers to its residents
Judy Morales, M. Ed
Judy is the Vice President of the CFP Board of Directors, and lifelong Temple resident. Graduating from temple High School and attended Temple College. She received her Master of Education from Antioch College Southwest. Judy has served in numerous positions throughout her career including Director, Bell County Human Services, and business owner of J/R Enterprise 400+ and Steinheimer Property Management. Serving the community for over 50 years, Judy has represented minorities and underserved communities her entire life of service including Temple College Board of Trustees, Temple Transit Advisory Board, Central Texas Homeless Alliance (founding member), Bell County committee for the Disabled and the Temple Chamber of Commerce as the first Hispanic woman on the Board. Judy has helped numerous nonprofits including the American GI Forum, Family Promise Inc, United Way of Central Texas, Connecting for Youth. She currently is a member of LULAC 4971, NAACP & CARE Leadership Network. Judy has been recognized by numerous organizations for her philanthropic work and social advocacy including Who’s Who among Hispanic Americans, Social Worker of the Year by the Texas Chapter of the NASW, Women of Excellence award by the Women’s Enterprise Magazine, and Distinguished Service Award by the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas. Mrs. Morales currently serves as Temple District 2 City Councilperson since 2011 and serving as Mayor Pro Tem. Judy’s lifetime of knowledge, experience and community connections has helped to elevate CFP into a trusted and reliable partner throughout Bell County
Manuel Rocha Alaniz, M.Ed
Manuel is a lifetime Texan with is roots engrained in providing quality education to schools throughout Texas for almost 40 years. Starting as a teacher, Manuel moved his way up the ranks to principal and retired from the State where he worked to ensure proper use of federal and state education dollars in 2000. Since then, Manuel has spent his retirement volunteering and giving back, and continues his education background at his church teaching to its parishioners. He believe is giving back as a mission of his life now and has served on numerous committee’s and clubs including helping write the City of Temple Charter. As a member of our Board, Manuel’s passion for helping others provides a common-sense approach to problem solving and working to help CFP continue our efforts to build strong programs and services to those in need in our communities.
Sue Hamby, PhD
With over 55 years of experience in government, corporate and nonprofits, Sue is a staunch advocate for those in need, including serving our nation’s Veterans for over 22 years with the Department of Veteran Affairs. For over 20 years, Sue traveled the world as a military wife, and has lived in Temple since 1980 where she works to promote and raise awareness for those in need while fostering teamwork around efforts to bring new programs and services to the community. Her love of international traveling has motivated visits to all continents, including Antarctica, and is an accomplished author of several travel guides. Sue is a motivational speaker who has worked worldwide including the US, Finland, China and Japan. Sue is active in the community volunteering at numerous organizations and has received several awards for her efforts as a humanitarian and advocate for change. She has worked in orphanages in Russia, Japan & Tanzania, and sits on several nonprofit boards in the community today while she continues to be an international traveler in her leisure. Dr. Hamby received her PhD from Texas A&M University and holds multiple degrees in nursing, psychology and counseling.
Elaine McCoy, PhD
Elaine is a lifelong Temple resident graduating from Temple High School, and subsequently from Texas Women’s University (Denton, Texas) and UT Health Science Center at Dallas, Texas. After serving 28 years as the Microbiology Unit Supervisor at Central Texas Veteran’s Healthcare System in Temple , Texas, she retired in 2006 with almost 32 years of service. During the years from 1992 to 1999, she earned degrees in Biblical Studies (B.S. and Master’s), Doctor of Ministry, and a PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology. She also obtained two honorary doctorates: Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Cross- Cultural philosophy. Elaine has taught over 20 years as an instructor with a Theological Seminary, and 10 years as a High School Teacher at Temple High and Shoemaker High School. Elaine values her family and her faith; constantly volunteering with many groups and organizations to help those in need of her time and talents. Elaine brings a lifetime of experience to the CFP Board, and cares deeply about insuring that marginalized populations in our community have a voice
Joyce Adams, PhD
A lifetime Temple resident, Joyce has been giving back her entire life. She spent 31 years working for the State of Texas, Office of Attorney General retiring in 2017. In her effort to bring God’s word, Joyce spent 10 years as a missionary in Durban, South Africa, helping in community college and curriculum development. She also worked for ten years as an instructor in several theological seminaries. In the community Joyce continues to transform lives as a Civil Service Commissioner, board member with the NAACP & ITGW Theological Seminary, and Temple Public Library board member, just to name a few. A graduate of Temple High School, Ms. Adams holds multiple degree’s including a Bachelor’s from Texas Woman’s University, ITGW Theological Seminary, Master’s from Minnesota Graduate School of Theology and multiple Doctorate degrees. With true worldly knowledge in practice, training and experience, Joyce is a vital member of the CFP Board helping to ensure representation of our community and multiple groups are heard