Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Members of the Board of Directors:

  • J. Douglas Crowder, MD Chairman of the Board, President & Co-Founder, Member Board of Directors
  • Patricia L. Hope Kirby, President Emeritus, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Member Board of Directors, Treasurer/ Secretary
  • Sheree Baur, Member Board of Directors
  • Clarice L. Grimes, MD, Member Board of Directors
  • Pamela Noblitt, Member Board of Directors

Honorary Members of the National Advisory Board:

 

  • Annette Burrhas Clay, MA – TAASA, Austin, TX
  • Alasdair K. T. Conn, MD, Boston, MA Chief ER
  • Steve Miller, MD, New York, NY Chief ERP
  • Amy Neustein, PhD, Washington, DC
  • Randy Noblitt, PhD, Los Angeles, CA
  • Claire Reeves, Charlotte, NC
  • Carolyn Sachs, MD, Los Angeles,CA
  • Professor Rudy Ray Seward, University of NT, Denton, TX
  • Commander Jill Stouffer, US Navy, Jacksonville, FL
  • Victoria Thornton, MD, Chief ER, Durham, NC
J. Douglas Crowder MD_President_Chairman_Board Member

Dr. J. Douglas Crowder, MD: Co-Founder, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors

J. Douglas Crowder, MD: Co-Founder, President and Chairman of the Board

J. Douglas Crowder, MD, is a Forensic Psychiatrist in Dallas, Texas. He shares his wisdom and leadership. It is very important to reach out for help to experience healing should you ever be a victim. Do your best to help someone get help should you know someone who is a victim of abuse. As a victim, taking care of unfinished business is extremely important for one to experience healing, wholeness and to end a cycle of abuse.

If You Have Been a Victim

You may have experienced complete healing. Many of us would rather suppress the abuse we experienced. The abuse is never really suppressed, we are fooling ourselves by failing to deal with possible abuse issues. Forgiving our parents, one-self, other relatives, friends, acquaintance and strangers begins by exploring patterns that perpetuate dysfunction and abuse. We hope this will help you to uncover a process of healing from family dysfunction, abuse secrets, family habits of abuse or habits of those that may have victimized you and to adequately deal with obstacles that have profoundly shaped your life both in positive and negative ways.

We hope the information and videos contained within this Web site https://www.hopeforchildrenfoundation.org will help  you and  your family in many ways but to especially prevent any future actions of abuse similar to what may have been perpetrated against you or someone you love.

Sincerely wishing all of you the very best in life! On behalf of the children and adults we serve throughout the United States, thank you for taking a stand to end abuse.

The Board of Director Members, and the

Honorary Members of the National Advisory Board of Hope for Children Foundation

 

Dr. Jaye Douglas Crowder, MD

2016 Member Board of Directors

Co-Founder of Hope for Children Foundation, since 1997, incorporated April 2, 1998

He served as the Vice President when the organization started. In the year 2000, he was nominated and elected as President and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He has continued to serve in those positions to date. He has only missed one board meeting in the eighteen years since the organization was incorporated.

He has treated many individuals victimized by domestic violence and/or sexual assault while working in his profession as a Psychiatrist. He makes financial sacrifices as a non paid volunteer board member of Hope for Children Foundation. Dr. Crowder’s valuable expertise is a great asset to the mission of Hope for Children Foundation. He contributes to the success of the organization.

Jaye Douglas Crowder, MD

Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine Physician

Professional Overview

Royal Creek Psychiatric Center (Private business of Dr. Crowder.) not affiliated with Hope for Children Foundation

  • 8604 Greenville Ave Ste 201
    Dallas, TX 75243

Dr. Crowder graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas in 1980. He works in Dallas, TX and specializes in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.

Dr. Crowder’s Experience

Years in Practice: 36

Conditions Treated by Dr. Crowder

  • Anxiety Dissociative and Somatoform Disorders
  • Anxiety Phobic Disorders
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Dementia

He treats additional disorders.

Dr. Crowder’s Specialties

Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry

Dr. Crowder’s Education &  Medical Training

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas; Graduated 1980

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Affiliated Hospitals
Residency , Psychiatry

  • University of Virginia
    Residency , Psychiatry
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    Medical School

Specialties & Qualifications

Specialty: Psychiatry

Psychiatrists diagnose and treat mental illness, such as depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and schizophrenia. Most psychiatrists rely on a mix of medications and psychotherapy.

Subspecialties: General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Certified in Forensic Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
    Certified in Psychiatry
  • TX State Medical License
    Active through 1980 – 2017
  • VA State Medical License
    Active through 1984 – 2016

Publications & Presentations

  • PubMed
  • A very modest proposal for 1990s C/L psychiatry.Weiner, M. F., Sadler, J., Fenton, B. J., Fitzpatrick, M. C., Crowder, J. D., Goodkin, K.; Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1989 Jul.

 

Patricia L. Hope Kirby

2016 Member Board of Directors, Officer, Treasurer/Secretary Hope for Children Foundation

Patricia L. Hope Kirby is the Co-Founder of Hope for Children Foundation.

She, along with the founding members, incorporated Hope for Children Foundation on her mother’s birthday, April 2, 1998, in the State of Texas. The organization was named in honor of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Hope. This non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) charity for children, was authorized as a 501(c)3 by the United States Treasury Department in 1998. It has continued in business since that time, to date.

Patricia Kirby served as President, and the Executive Director, when the organization started. She has served voluntarily as a member of the board of directors. She is a paid staff member, as the Executive Director. In the year 2000, she voluntarily stepped down as the President. She continued serving as a member of the board of directors. In addition, she was nominated and elected to serve as the Chief Financial Officer, for the last several years. She has not missed a board meeting since the organization has been established.

Patricia L. Hope Kirby’s Overview

Patricia experienced a personal tragedy concerning her family beginning in 1988. This unfortunate tragedy motivated her to start Hope for Children Foundation in 1997, in hopes of preventing other children and families from experiencing abuse, torture, trauma, and injustices concerning children and their protectors.  The mission of the organization is intended to benefit children, their families and others throughout the United States of America, with efforts stretching globally.

Patricia specializes in loving children. She has devoted her life to loving and caring for children. She believes every child has a God given right to be loved, nurtured and protected. Hope for Children Foundation gives her the opportunity to touch the lives of children in a positive and lasting way.

Patricia also has a special interest in music. Her musical achievements were extensive. She was awarded the honor of First Violinist and Concert Master of her Orchestra Class while attending middle school. Her tenacious character did not allow her to give up when faced with the obstacles of beginning to play a musical instrument. This early experience of overcoming what initially seemed impossible, resulted in overall positive teamwork experiences. She learned to harmonize with others for the benefit of all involved. These steps helped shaped her abilities to do the same with “hard-core” real life issues, such as child abuse. Her goal is to see this nation better protect precious children from crimes of sexual assault and domestic violence; a cause dear to her heart.

Patricia L. Hope Kirby’s Experience

Years with Hope for Children Foundation:  18 +   (1997 – Present)

Created, designed, approved, produced, filmed and edited, Texas Statewide Training entitled:

“Crimes Against Women and Their Children, Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Judicial Accountability”

(The original training was a two-day conference, conducted numerous times throughout the State of Texas. Through the years the training was and is currently extended and offered to each State of the Nation through the power of the Internet.)

This two-day multi conference was approved for Certification and Re-certification for Continuing Education Credits by the following State of Texas Agencies:

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, for 16 hours of accredited continuing education from TCLEOSE for police, sheriff, justice of the peace, other law enforcement officers, upon satisfactory completion.

State Bar of Texas, MCLE and STATE BAR COLLEGE for 15 CLE hours of Participatory Hours and 03.50 Ethics Hours, accredited continuing education for attorneys, who completed the course.

The Texas Center for the Judiciary, 15 MCLE Hours approved through the Rules of Judicial Education accredited continuing education for judges, who completed the course.

Texas State Board of Legal Specialization, 15 Hours of accredited continuing legal education certified in Family Law and 15 Hours of accredited continuing legal education certified in Criminal Law, for attorneys and legal assistants, who completed the course.

Texas Juvenile Probation Commission, for 13 hours of accredited continuing education credits for juvenile probation officers and staff, upon satisfactory completion.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Community Justice Assistance Division, for 13.5 Hours of continuing education credits for adult probation officers and staff, upon satisfactory completion.

This two-day multi conference was Certified for Continuing Education Credits for physicians, psychiatrist, psychologist, nurses, counselors, CPS workers, mental health workers, and other medical professionals; Certification and approval for this course was authorized by:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas

This two-day multi conference was Certified for Continuing Education Credits by these Texas Colleges:

Amarillo College

Angelina College

Del Mar College

Grayson County College

Kilgore College

Midland College

Victoria College

 

1995 – 2003    Trinitaria School of Santiago, Dominican Republic

Co-Founder, Co-Owner of Bi-Lingual Christian School

Administrator of School

Coordinated Curricula Certification from the Department of Education for Spanish and English Departments

Hiring of English Teachers from the United States, Dominican Republic and France

Developed Education Class Schedules for:

Education and Athletics/PE Classes meeting all Department of Education requirements; for Teachers, Students, Parents/Teacher/Association meetings

Director: Music Department and conducted the Easter and Christmas televised Concerts of Students

Full service school of:

Kinder Age 3 to 5

1st grade 6th Grade

6th Grade through 8th Grade

9th Grade through 12th Grade

Certification through School of Tomorrow

Patricia L. Hope Kirby graduated from a Texas Real Estate Institute (1974 – 2016)

She received her Texas Broker’s License and maintains her license to date, although does not practice real estate at this time. A personal tragedy occurred in her life after working in the real estate industry for about 10 years. The tragedy motivated her to establish the non – profit charity, Hope for Children Foundation.

Education & Training

Numerous Colleges and Universities (1974 – 2016)

The Study of Human Services, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (1988 – 2016)

Real Estate Training (1974 – 2016)

Film Production (1998 – 2016)

Previous Owner of Educational Institute for students – Kinder – Elementary – through – High School: Trinitaria School of Santiago, Santiago, Dominican Republic (1995 – 2003)

Co-Founder and Executive Director of Non – Profit – Hope for Children Foundation – providing Human Services and Educational services. (1997 – Present)

Specialties & Qualifications

Specialty: Developing Curricula for the benefit of children and adults surrounding issues of sexual assault and domestic violence – investigation, law enforcement, prosecution, and judicial accountability; to better protect children and adults. Orchestrating professionals to support healing treatment expertise for those who suffer from sexual assault and/or domestic violence victimization.

Film Producer 1999 Documentary

The Patricia Hope Story

Film Producer 2000

Filmed, edited and produced 16 Hours of Training Videos to benefit attendees of Hope for Children Foundation Seminars and Online Training

“Crimes Against Women and Their Children, Investigation, Law Enforcement, Prosecution and Judicial Accountability”

Hope Real Estate 1976- 1990       1997 – 1999

President and Owner Hope Real Estate

Commercial and Residential Real Estate

Certifications & Licensure

Certified School Administrator

Certified Administrator for Elementary, Middle School and High School using ACE School of Tomorrow Curricula

Texas Real Estate Broker’s License

Publications & Presentations

Patricia Kirby gained much support from various law experts, medical doctors, victims, survivors and many other experts and professionals in the industry to create, design, approve, produce and edit for final print distribution, a 724 Training and Resource Manual Entitled:

“Crimes Against Women and Their Children, Investigation, Prosecution and Judicial Accountability”

Numerous presentations were and/or are currently being made through training seminars in many cities located in the State of Texas; and/or online nationwide – extending globally through the power of the Internet.

Various Publications can be read by accessing the Web site: https://www.hopeforchildrenfoundation.org via Posts and Newsletters

Innovative: Patricia Kirby, through Hope for Children Foundation was the first to use the “Big Screen” in movie theaters as a venue for training law enforcement officers, medical professionals, attorneys, judges and others, via the big screen. This was accomplished sixteen years ago in Waco, Texas during a two-day Training Conference organized by Patricia L. Hope Kirby, Executive Director of Hope for Children Foundation.

 

Sheree Baur

2016 Member Board of Directors Hope for Children Foundation

Sheree Baur serves voluntarily as an elected board member of Hope for Children Foundation. She has not missed participating in a board meeting during the eleven years of volunteer service with the children’s charity.

Sheree is the proud mother of six children. She understands the importance of children being loved, nurtured, educated, guided, character building and a host of other life building environmental needs for the mental and physical healthy of everyone. She serves as an elected member of the board of directors for Hope For Children Foundation on a voluntary level to benefit children and their families throughout the United States of America

Overview

Sheree Baur serves as a member of the board of directors for Hope for Children Foundation dudring the years 2002, 2007 – Present.

Sheree Baur graduated from Mansfield Business School with a Degree in Business Management in about 1999.

She attended Southwestern Assembly of God College, now (University) from 1998 – 1992.

She has worked in the Dallas County area schools since 1984, specializing in academic development for children.

Experience

Years in Education: 34 years

 Specialties & Qualifications

State of Texas Educators Certification Educational Aide III

Working with the academic development of children three years through eleven years old. Educational Aide III

Education Training

Mansfield Business School –  Degree – Business Management, about 1999.

Southwestern Assembly of God College, now (University) from 1998 – 1992.

Certifications & Licensure

Texas Educators Certificate, State of Texas, Educational Aide III  2008 – 2019

 

Dr. Clarice Grimes MD

2016 Member Board of Directors Hope for Children Foundation

Dr. Clarice Grimes MD, has served as a board member of Hope for Children Foundation, in Dallas, Texas, for twelve years. She also served as an Officer of the board of directors in the years, 2005 – 2011.

She is very knowledgeable concerning individuals victimized by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Her sacrifices are appreciated as a non-paid volunteer board member of Hope for Children Foundation.

 Professional Career Overview

Obstertrica & Gynecology, Dallas, TX

Dr. Clarice Grimes is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Dallas, Texas and is affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. She received her medical degree from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.  She is one of 139 doctors at UT Southwestern Medical Center who specialize in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Board Certifications Obstetrics & Gynecology

Office Location & Contact

5323 Harry Hines Blvd
Dallas, TX 75390

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Grimes is affiliated with the following hospitals.

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Dallas, TX

UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX is nationally ranked in 3 adult specialties.

Doctors in Specialty, Survival, Patient Safety

Specialties & Qualifications

Specialty: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetricians/gynecologists (OB-GYNs) specialize in the woman’s reproductive tract, pregnancy and childbirth.

Subspecialties: General Obstetrics

Education & Medical Training

  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Residency , Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Medical School

Certifications & Licensure

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • TX State Medical License
    Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • ACOG Fellow

Clarice Grimes, M.D.
Professor

Department Obstetrics & Gynecology

Education

Medical School

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine (1989)

Internship

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock (1990), Obstetrics & Gynecology

Residency

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Lubbock (1993), Obstetrics & Gynecology

Research Interest

  • Estimating the Prevalence of Sexually Transmitted Infections in Alleged Criminal Assault Victims in Dallas County

Honors & Awards

  • Dallas County Health and Human Services Student Commendation
    (2006)
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Teaching Commendation
    (2003)
  • Hollis Fellow District VII Conference Representative
    (2002)
  • Felix Rutledge Award
    (1993)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Medical Advisory Board

 

Pamela Noblitt

2016 Member Board of Directors Hope for Children Foundation

Pamela Noblitt, has served as a board member of Hope for Children Foundation, in Dallas, Texas, for six years, from 2011 – Present. She also served as a member of the National Advisory Board to Hope for Children Foundation, during the years 2002 – 2010.

She is an advocate for social justice as reflected in her vocation and her volunteer work with Hope for Children Foundation as a board of director. She is very knowledgeable concerning individuals victimized by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Her sacrifices are appreciated as a non-paid volunteer board member of Hope for Children Foundation.

Professional Overview

Experience

  • Non-Attorney Representative

April 2014 – Present (2 years 6 months)

Pamela Noblitt represented 1,000 + Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income claimants at the hearing level, developing their cases, collecting evidence, recruiting the cooperation of healthcare professionals, writing on the record requests, pre and post-hearing briefs, responding to proffers, and appeals comments.

  • Non-Attorney Representative

Binder and Binder

September 2007 – April 2014 (6 years 8 months)

  • Practice Administrator/Victim’s Advocate

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

October 1983 – August 2006 (22 years 11 months)Dallas/Fort Worth Area

Pamela Noblitt managed a private psychology practice serving individuals experiencing severe and debilitating psychological symptoms. The practice included 4 mental health professionals and a 4-person administrative staff. Her responsibilities included the day to day management of the business including accounts payable and receivable, overseeing insurance billing, service documentation, inventory, hospital interface, practice marketing, continuing education for mental healthcare professionals, scheduling, payroll, etc. She also acted as a patient advocate assisting patients in obtaining benefits through regional, state and federal benefits programs, assisting them in obtaining discounted medications through patient assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies, assisting filing police reports for crimes against patients including child protective services reporting, establishing a national referral network for adult survivors of child sexual abuse.

  • Academic Resource Coordinator

Argosy University, Dallas, TX

March 2004 – April 2006 (2 years 2 months)

  • I operated the Academic Resource Center where I tutored students in APA publication style and professional communications both in person and online. I also assisted students in using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and other software applications appropriate for their field of study.

Other Organizations

  • Human Lactation Center, Ltd (NGO in service to United Nations)

Member, Board of Directors

Starting January 2010

Certifications

  • Non-Attorney Representative

Social Security Administration

June 2008 – Present

Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Board of Directors

Human Lactation Centre, Ltd

2009 – Present (7 years)Human Rights

As a member of the board of directors of the HLC (founded by Margaret Mead and Dana Raphael) She contributed to program development including annual presentations at the Commission on the Status of Women Conferences at the United Nations, NY. The HLC specifically addresses issues around child sexual abuse, ritual abuse, child trafficking, child soldiers, adult survivors of child sexual/ritual abuse.

Volunteer, Hurricane Katrina

American Red Cross DFW

2005 – Present (11 years)Disaster and Humanitarian Relief

Provided crisis services to victims of Hurricane Katrina including counseling, serving meals, providing toiletries, books, clothes, bedding.

  • Subjugation of Women through Institutionalized Torture

Starting March 2014

Presenter. United Nations 2014 Commission on the Status of Women’s Annual Conference, New York, NY

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt,
  • James Randall Noblitt
  • Resources for Recovery

Starting March 2013

Paper presentation at the 2013 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt,
  • James Randall Noblitt
  • Women in crisis: Creating effective and humane helping responses from the wisdom of others.

Starting March 2012

Discussant, Symposium conducted at the 2012 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt,
  • James Randall Noblitt,
  • Dana Raphael
  • Supportive behavior as a leadership and problem solving approach. In R. Noblitt (Chair), NGO leadership skills, social support, and problem solving.

Starting February 2011

Symposium conducted at the 2011 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Annual Conference, New York, NY

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt,
  • James Randall Noblitt,
  • Dana Raphael
  • Social Security Disability as a tool for recovery: A guide for clinicians.

Starting October 2010

Workshop presented at the 2010 Annual Conference for the International Society for Trauma
and Dissociation, Atlanta, GA.

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt,
  • James Randall Noblitt
  • How Survivors Can Help Their Own Cases for Disability Application and Appeal

Starting October 2009

Survivorship Webinar Series, October 3, 2009

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt
  • Disability, Ethics, Advocacy and Duty with Disabled Patients

Starting September 2008

Presenter at 13th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT), San Diego, California 92108, September 16, 2008.

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt,
  • James Randall Noblitt
  • Women and the Economic Consequences of Child Abuse

Starting March 2008

Presenter/discussant at the 2008 United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 52nd Annual Status of Women Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Team members:

  • Pamela Noblitt,
  • James Randall Noblitt,
  • Dana Raphael,
  • Lynn Crook,
  • Connie Valentine
  • Eckerd’s 100 Women of 2000

 

Eckerd’s Corporation

September 2000

Pamela Noblitt was named one of Eckerd’s 100 women o 2000 in recognition of her work as a victims’ advocate. She was awarded a plaque, a $1000 grant, and an expense paid trip to Washington, DC along with her husband, Randy Noblitt, PhD.

  • Faculty of the Year Award

Student Government Association, Argosy University Dallas

March 2006

She was named Faculty of the Year based on my efforts on behalf of students as the Academic Resource Center coordinator. She tutored graduate students in APA publication style and professional communications.

Education

 Dallas Baptist University

Bachelor’s degree, Psychology

1995 – 1998

  • University of Maryland European Extension Campus

1978 – 1982

University of North Texas

English Language and Literature/Letters

1969 – 1971

Fencing Team

Activities and Societies: Fencing Team

Texas Woman’s University

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

1966 – 1969

Unable to complete  course of study with earlier ambitions to become a nurse when contracted tuberculosis.

Activities and Societies: Omega Rho Alpha (English Honor Society) Fencing Team