North Texas Staff and Board

North Texas Staff

Bridget Asheim, Executive Director, (817) 739-8123

Bridget graduated from the University of North Dakota with a bachelor’s in social work and moved to Arizona after graduation. She joined HopeKids Arizona in June 2008 as the executive director. After seven years of leading the HopeKids Arizona chapter, Bridget and her family felt the Lord calling them to Texas where she became the executive director of the North Texas chapter.

Bridget and her husband, Shaun, reside in Keller with their two girls, Kailee and Kaia.  She loves sharing her passion for HopeKids with others and enjoys connecting everyone she meets to the mission of HopeKids, whether as a volunteer, donor, or prayer warrior.  In her spare time, Bridget loves to travel, read, go on mission trips, and spend time with her family.  She is excited to see how God will continue to use her as she serves Him through her work with HopeKids.

Jessica Glenn, Program Manager, (214) 803-2244

Jessica joined HopeKids in June of 2015. She graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a bachelor’s in sport management in 2010. Following graduation, she moved to Texas and began working for the Dallas Cowboys as a Suite Service Coordinator.

Jessica’s passion for serving children only grew when she founded the local chapter of Special Spaces, which creates dream bedrooms for children with life threatening illnesses. She was introduced to HopeKids through her Special Spaces families and is excited to share God’s love and spread the message of hope with families, volunteers, and donors. Jessica resides in Fort Worth with her blue heeler, Harold.

Olga Valdez, Family and Community Manager, (469) 925-3174

Olga was born and raised in Texas City, Texas. After graduating from Texas State University with a bachelor’s in communication studies, she moved to Dallas to pursue her dream of working with non-profit organizations. She began her career with Big Brothers, Big Sisters as their bilingual enrollment specialist. During this time, she also began volunteering with HopeKids. While opening her heart to the families involved, she realized HopeKids was her passion.

Olga loves spending time with family and traveling as well as attending sporting events and concerts with friends. In February of 2018, Olga joined the HopeKids team as the family and community manager.


State Board Members

Mr. Jason Dagelewicz
Client Executive – IBM

Ms. Heidi Dahlander
Former TV Anchor/Reporter – KXAS NBC 5

Mr. Kip Hanzlicek
President -­ Purdy-­McGuire, Inc.

Mr. Bryan Penley
President -­ Dallas/Fort Worth Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas

Ms. Tonya Polydoroff
Director of Publicity and Promotions  – Allied Integrated Marketing

Mr. Steve Potter
Assistant Shop Manager – Hayward Baker

Ms. Cindy Simpson
Principal/Managing Director -­ Gensler

Ms. Linda Taylor