Board of Directors
We have committed professionals serving on the Board of Directors for the Cleaning For A Reason foundation. Our Board meetings are held via teleconferencing as our Board members are scattered around the country.
The foundation’s headquarters are located in the DFW Metroplex in Lewisville, TX. and has seven full-time employees and several part-time employees. Debbie Sardone currently manages the foundation. Our staff handles patient applications, maid service partner development, and normal daily duties. We also use a host of volunteers in the office.
Debbie Sardone is a 29-year veteran of the residential cleaning industry and President of Buckets & Bows Maid Service, Inc., in Lewisville, TX. Debbie is an author, popular speaker, and maid service business consultant. She is well acquainted with the needs of women and is touched by both clients and employees experiencing the devastating affects of cancer. After being Inspired by fellow cleaning business owners while speaking at a national conference, she formed the foundation in May 2006.
Debbie Richter is the Director of Human Resources for RF Monolithics, Inc., a Dallas-based manufacturing company. She has an MBA from Texas Tech University a BBA with an emphasis in Human Resources from the University of North Texas, and has over 20 years of experience in the human resources field. “I feel very honored to be given the opportunity to serve on the Board of Cleaning For A Reason, and to be able to make a worthwhile contribution to women who are dealing with cancer,” says Debbie. Her love of working with people, as well as her business experience, make her a valuable asset to the Board and to the foundation.
Sharon Cowan, CBSE is the former Chairman and CEO of a successful, regional commercial and residential cleaning company. Sharon’s commitment to the foundation takes on a special meaning as her mother was a victim of breast cancer. Sharon has a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University and brings a diversified background including education, teaching, retail merchandising and business management. She currently provides industry consulting for residential and commercial cleaning companies throughout the country. She has been a guest lecturer and two-time award winner for BSCAI and a workshop leader for ARCSI. Sharon has served on the Board of Directors for the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce and is also a faculty member at Indian River State College.
Caroline Huffman was most recently a Director at Sage Healthcare/ Vitera Healthcare Solutions, where she was responsible for the development/implementation of robust, sustainable Voice of Customer programs and strategic corporate/community outreach. Also, Caroline worked in several leadership capacities during her five plus year tenure at the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Caroline developed, launched, and led the LIVESTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence Network, a new paradigm of care for cancer survivors, which achieved international recognition. In addition, Caroline had a 25+ year professional career, which includes having been an oncology social worker, Director of Case Management at a 400 bed tertiary care teaching medical center, Director of Family Services with a large non-profit hospice, and a high school teacher. Caroline has two Master’s degrees, one in education from East Texas State University and one in social work from the University of Pittsburgh (PA); her undergraduate degree is from the University of Oklahoma.
Lynn Frankenfield has worked in the non-profit sector for over twenty-three years serving in various leadership positions, most recently as the Executive Director for the YMCA of Arlington. A past Rotarian for 13 years with perfect attendance who served in a variety of leadership roles including Past President, Rotary Club of Arlington South. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College in Human Services. “I am proud to be part of a cause-driven organization, which allows me to follow my passion-to assist women dealing with cancer; my mother is a double cancer survivor.
Nancy Bock has been passionate about her profession for nearly 30 years and has dedicated her life’s work to designing programs and partnerships to improve the lives of individuals and families. With her Master of Science degree in Education, she currently serves as Vice President, Consumer Education for the American Cleaning Institute. In this role, she provides leadership for all programs dedicated to educating the public about cleanliness and the vital link between health and hygiene. She has mastered the art of uniting the interests of multiple groups around common goals, which is why she is honored to serve on the Cleaning for a Reason Board.
Steve Sardone has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Florida Bible College and is a retired Police Officer from the City of Plano, TX. He served in the City’s investigative division, SWAT unit, and Fire Arms Training. Steve currently owns and operates The Clean Team Catalog and the SpeedCleaning.com brand. Steve is also Chairman of the elder board at Grace Bible Church of Corinth, TX. Steve’s objective and analytical perspective is a valuable asset to the Board.
Carla Pruett is a seasoned veteran of the housecleaning industry having worked for Buckets & Bows Maid Service, Inc. in Lewisville, TX, for more than 16 years. Carla also serves on the Board of Directors for the Denton County Guinea Pig Rescue. Carla’s field and administrative experience in the housecleaning industry makes her a perfect fit for serving the foundation’s partners and clients through her position on the Board.
Michael Forman graduated from Baylor Law School in 1999 and is a 1994 graduate of The University of Texas at San Antonio. Michael is a Shareholder and Vice President of Brown Pruitt Peterson & Wambsganss, P.C. in Fort Worth, TX. His practice includes commercial litigation, various corporate matters and advising numerous small and medium-sized businesses throughout Texas. Michael also serves as the President of a regional education foundation and has represented various nonprofit organizations throughout his career.
Colin Bishop is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Maids International, a leading residential cleaning company with more than 160 franchise partners serving over 90 major U.S. and Canadian cities.Prior to assuming the leadership of The Maids International, Mr. Bishop was Executive Vice President of Development with The Maids International. During that time, Mr. Bishop owned a The Maids franchise in Omaha, Nebraska from 1993 until 2009. In 1991, Mr. Bishop became President and Ownerof Bishop Group, Inc., a The Maids Regional Ownership in states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois (excluding Chicago metro area), Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska & Wyoming.
Jean Hanson is a long time veteran of the cleaning industry. She is the former owner of two cleaning companies and co-founder of two online communities devoted to the success of cleaning business owners worldwide: TheJanitorialStore.com and MyHouseCleaningBiz.com. Jean is a contributor to Services Magazine, Home Cleaner Magazine, BSCAI’s Connections Newsletter, and the ISSA website. She has written and produced industry-related ebooks, training programs, and training videos, and is the host of the popular Web TV Show, CleaningBiz.TV.
Bob Stahurski has been actively involved in the sanitary supply industry for the past 25 years. Since 1986, Bob has served as President of NYCO Products Company, a specialty chemical manufacturer. He is also the co-founding member and managing partner of ChemBlend International LLC, a strategic alliance of specialty chemical blenders in North America. From 1996 to present, he has served on ISSA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors, serving as ISSA’s Vice President and President elect in 2008 and 2009.
Maria Martindale, graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She is a Sr. Vice President and leads the Texas Region for Accretive Solutions. She has over twenty years of business experience across multiple industries specializing in Accounting, Finance, Audit, Technology and Business Transformation initiatives in consulting and executive search solutions.
John Callahan is Director of Marketing at ZepInc, an Atlanta based manufacturer and marketer of a wide range of maintenance and cleaning solutions, where he manages product development and marketing of the Zep Commercial brand for the retail market. Prior to his current role, John has spent 20 year career working with consumer packaged goods companies and retailers in a variety of sales and marketing management roles. He has a BA in Psychology from Vanderbilt University and an MBA in Marketing from Emory University.
Buddy Barnes is a financial management consultant in Dallas, TX. Buddy serves as an executive for domestic private and public international companies. Most recently he was CFO of a publicly traded NASDAQ company. Buddy is active in the entrepreneur community and currently serves as an Executive Mentor at The Addison TreeHouse. Buddy acts as an advisor and mentor for technology startup companies, providing consulting and venture fund-raising services. Additionally, Buddy has ten years of commercial banking experience and holds a BBA in both Banking and Finance from the University of Mississippi and was also trained and certified at Southern Methodist University’s, Edwin L. Cox School of Business Mid-Management Program. Buddy and his family are members of Prestoncrest Church of Christ in Dallas, where Buddy serves as a Deacon.
Jim Hodge, with more than 30 years of experience in inspiring gifts of significance from philanthropists, is best known for his work with donor-centric, values-based, and inquiry-driven philanthropy. He is responsible for the Principal Gifts Program at Mayo Clinic and works with benefactors who contribute gifts of $1 million and more to the clinic. He has been labeled as a “reflective practitioner” by the top-ranked Center of Philanthropy in Indianapolis, an individual who melds the latest theory and research on philanthropy with insightful and practical advice for today’s philanthropic practitioners. Jim is a frequent national lecturer, author, and award-winning professional in philanthropy who brings to his talks a deep sense of reverence for philanthropy and our profession. He has received the Mayo Excellence Award for outstanding service to patients and staff of Mayo Clinic, the Mae Berry Award for Service Excellence, and the Mayo Excellence Through Teamwork Award.