Our Team

T.D. Jakes Foundation Team

The T.D. Jakes Foundation team is composed of successful business leaders who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to create a culture of inclusion and expand access to opportunity.

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Hattie Hill

President and CEO

Hattie Hill has spent more than three decades developing successful global diversity and gender equity strategies that drive cultural change and create inclusive environments for corporations, nonprofit organizations and foundations across 70 countries, including IBM, Southwest Airlines and McDonald’s.

Hattie paved the way in advising some of the world’s largest brands and Fortune 500 CEOs on why diversity, inclusion and gender equity should be prioritized, and her work over the past 30 years has profoundly impacted the way that many of today’s organizations approach the topic of inclusion.

Hattie serves on the board for Texas Women’s Foundation, National Restaurant Association, VisitDallas, Dallas Regional Chamber and ShareMaster.

Kezia Stegemoeller

Chief Partnerships Officer

Kezia Stegemoeller plays a key role to develop and implement the T. D. Jakes Foundation’s partnerships-focused Strategic Plan and build the organizational capacity and culture. Stegemoeller joins T.D. Jakes Foundation after serving as Senior Director of Donor Engagement at The Dallas Foundation. In that role, she co-launched a multi-million-dollar fund to advance equity for Dallas’ BIPOC residents through strategic philanthropic investment in organizations combatting systemic inequities in housing, infrastructure, economic opportunity, education, workforce development, criminal justice, and health.

Prior to her service at The Dallas Foundation, Stegemoeller was the Founding Executive Director of Friends of Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in Dallas. During her tenure, she developed a comprehensive plan for effective external alliances and new relationships to increase visibility, impact, and financial resources.

Kezia serves on the Racial Equity Committee of Our Friends Place, on The North Texas Community Advisory Board of Truist Bank and the Public and Nonprofit Management Program Advisory Board of The University of Texas at Dallas.

Jennifer C. Stimpson, Ed.D.

Chief Programs Officer

Jennifer C. Stimpson, Ed.D., is Chief Programs Officer of T.D. Jakes Foundation. Reporting to the President and CEO Hattie Hill and serving as a member of the senior leadership team, Stimpson plays a key role in developing and implementing T. D. Jakes Foundation’s mission-focused programs in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) education and training, workforce development and community building.

Stimpson is a content expert who consults with community, civic and federal organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the Department of Justice, and Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, to design educational programs that expand STEAM education opportunities for all students. She is the founder of JSTEMP Science and has produced science-themed camps for students for 20 years. In 2020, Stimpson was a fellow with the U.S. Congress as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator, helping craft STEM education legislation and co-authoring the first Women and Girls in STEM Resolution for Congress. She is a recent graduate of the Education Policy Fellows Program, representing Texas, where she worked with state policy leaders to increase the number of STEM teachers of color. Stimpson is an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)/IF THEN Science Ambassador, and is featured as one of 125 women scientists presented as a collection of life-size statues in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. Stimpson joined T.D. Jakes Foundation after serving as a science teacher at The Hockaday School for 11 years. Previously, she taught at Dallas ISD’s Yvonne Ewell Townview Magnet. Before teaching, she was a forensic chemist for the Drug Enforcement Administration and a forensic toxicologist at Dallas County.

Stimpson has received numerous accolades and awards for her work in science education, including The Oprah Magazine, the Michael Jordan Foundation, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. She received the inaugural Hidden Figures in STEM Dallas award from the National Society of Black Engineers and was a finalist for the People’s Choice Award by Ebony Magazine. Stimpson is also a recipient of Texas Women’s Foundation’s Maura Women Helping Women Award.

Stimpson is a member of the Association of Women in Science; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; The Links Incorporated; Leadership Women; the National Science Education Leadership Association; National Girls Collaborative; and The Dallas Summit. She serves on the board of directors at Montessori Children’s House and School and the STEM advisory board for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas. A native of Dallas, Texas, Stimpson earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Dillard University, a Master of Arts in Environmental Chemistry at the University of Northern Iowa, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania.

Trisha Watson

Trisha Watson

Chief of Staff

Arnetta Harris

Development Director

Board Members

The T.D. Jakes Foundation team is composed of successful business leaders who have worked tirelessly throughout their careers to create a culture of inclusion and expand access to opportunity.

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