Our Team

Judy Youngs
Executive Director

Judy joined the wish team in September 2010, bringing extensive leadership experience from local, state and national levels, in numerous for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Previously the executive director for Rocky Top Therapy Center, Judy currently also serves as the president of the board for the Association of Wish Granting Organizations, as an Advisory board member for Metroport Meals on Wheels and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

“I am honored to be involved with A Wish with Wings™ and the children and families we serve! My goal for the future is to ensure that our services continue to grow so that no child’s Wish is left unfulfilled.”

Clarissa Hernandez
Program Manager

Clarissa joined the a Wish with Wings team in 2013. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a bachelor’s degree in child development, emphasis in child life. Her determination and strong work ethic have been great assets to the team.

“I am thrilled to be here at the wish house where I have the opportunity to advocate for children and their families in such a unique and special way. There are not many instances in life when you can tell a child to make a wish and it actually comes true, but here at the wish house it actually does happen!”

Lesley Irwin
Community Outreach & Events Manager

Lesley joined the a Wish with Wings team in Fall of 2010. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Wish House and all Special Events and coordinating the volunteers. With a BS in recreation and leisure studies from the University of North Texas, she previously served in several positions for the Colleyville Area Chapter of the National Charity League, and as a logistics event coordinator for GDA Speakers. Lesley serves as the secretary for the Association of Wish Granting Organization and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

“I feel very fortunate to be a part of the wish team and enjoy assisting in the day-to-day operations so that wishes really do come true.”

Gerianna Jones
Wish Assistant

Gerianna Jones is the voice of a Wish with Wings, cheerfully greeting each visitor, handling the day-to-day administration of the wish house and coordinating our volunteers. Gerianna first encountered a Wish with Wings as a volunteer for our annual Holiday Party, where she forged a connection with one of the wish kids. Each year since, Gerianna and her son Grant have volunteered at events including the Holiday Party, Kitchens Tour and our weeks-long Dream Home event, where she leads volunteer coordination. She volunteered for the organization for six years, winning the Shining Star Award before landing her full-time dream job here in January 2017.

“I have to tell you that I feel blessed to be able to help this amazing organization in any way that I can. I feel joy coming into work every day!”

Board of Directors 2017