Cookie has worked in the nonprofit and government sectors for 35+ years. She is currently serving as Grants Director for Centers for Children and Families and as founding board member of the Literacy Coalition of the Permian Basin. Prior to her current position at Centers, she served as the Director of the Nonprofit Management Center. She remains involved as a mentor to the professionals that enroll in the Generations board training program and as trainer for the NELC and Fund Academy classes. She is a “forever” volunteer and has served on many local and state boards and advisory councils. Cookie enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and her seven grandchildren.