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The Clayton Way

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors serves as a guiding star for Clayton. Responsible for our fiscal management and strategic direction, this group of leaders volunteers their time and resources to help Clayton continue to grow, while also fulfilling our mission.

As a Clayton parent myself, I understand how important reliable, safe child care is for working parents. It is a great bonus that my kids love their Clayton program. This makes our family life so much easier – except for those times when they are having so much fun in after school that they don’t want to leave! I joined the board because I wanted to help bring Clayton’s quality after school and summer programs to as many North Texas children as possible.



  • Cara Walker

    Coordinator of Student Affairs, Tarrant County College

  • Dionna Deardorff

    Clayton Parent & Attorney

  • Jarrett Jackson

    Clayton Alumnus & Consultant with AMM Political Strategies

  • Will Northern

    Owner, Northern Crain

  • Myrna Blanchard

    Director of Human Resources, Castleberry ISD

  • Nancy Kirkland

    Retired Teacher, Birdville ISD

  • Ricardo Lira

    Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

  • Whitney Bolfing

    Tax Manager, Whitley Penn

  • Heather Irby

    HR Director, Standard Meat Company


  • Lyn Willis, Chairperson

    Retired Tarrant County Administrator

  • Laura James, Immediate Past Chairperson

    Clayton Parent & Attorney, The James Firm

  • David F. Jackson, Vice Chairperson

    Retired VP Business Development, American Traffic Solutions

  • Curtis Linscott, Treasurer

    Attorney, Hudson Cook, LLP

  • Lucky Denenga, Secretary

    Clayton Parent & Texas Health Director Inpatient Rehabilitation

  • Jan Norton, Officer-At-Large

    Owner/Principal, Jan Norton LLC