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2022 Officers

Corey Stuhmer


“I have been a part of the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition for around 12 years now. Being in the aquatics industry, water safety is very important to me and the Coalition provides an opportunity for me to get involved on a personal level. It is a great organization filled with many dedicated volunteers from our community that work as a team to combat drowning through unique and innovative means. I am proud to be a member of the Coalition and will be as long as I can.”

Julie Jackson

Vice President of Programs

"I have been on the board for about 12 years and by serving I have been given the opportunity teach drowning prevention skills to so many. Drowning is preventable and one step at a time FWDPC can prevent drownings. That is why I volunteer!"

Carol Boehnke

Vice President of Operations

"I serve with FWDPC because I experienced first-hand the need for water safety training for our kids. Being a part of the healthcare community, I want to do all that I can to educate children and parents so they can stay safe in and around water.”

Carol Hauck


"I serve with FWDPC because I believe in our mission to prevent drownings in the Fort Worth area and beyond. I am certain lives can be saved by the work that we do."

Tad Hauck


"I have an uncle I never knew because he drowned as a child. I want to help other families learn about water safety.”

James Fike

Immediate Past President

"I serve because it's heart-breaking to see families lose loved ones to an accident that is so preventable. I have the experience and expertise to help end these tragedies so I had to step up and volunteer."

Moshira Lutes


"I serve because I believe that Drownings are 100% preventable. When my youngest was around 5 years old we went to the beach on vacation. We went out into the ocean where I stood in chest high water. He swam about 3 feet away from me and I told him to swim back. I waited as he turned around and then began to go under and then resurface. He did this a few times as I called for him to swim back. He made no sound, but I saw the fear in his eyes. It took me a few seconds but then I realized that my son was drowning right in front of me. Immediately I grabbed him and brought him back to shore. We both realized that had I not been there, this might have ended up tragically differently. He is now almost 17 and an excellent swimmer but that memory still haunts me to this day. I cannot imagine losing someone I love to drowning. I serve because I want my belief to be a fact and that no one loses their life due to drowning."

Tara Reed, Ph.D.

Executive Director

"I love the FWDPC because the work we do in the community to provide no-to-low cost in water and dry land education to families in the Fort Worth and beyond. I serve because of the commitment FWDPC has to educating and empowering communities on how to prevent drowning. Together we can break cycles and save lives."

2022 Directors

Daniel Clemons

YMCA of Metropolitan Fort Worth

“I serve on the FWDPC because I believe water safety lessons are a great way to make our community safer and help kids gain the confidence that comes with learning to swim. By working with FWDPC we are able to provide these opportunities to kids and families who may not other wise be able to afford them."

Jenny Davis

Writer, Editor

“Growing up in Arizona, I spent every summer swimming in backyard pools without thinking much about it. I didn’t realize until much later that swimming lessons weren’t a universal rite of passage but rather a socio-economic privilege. As I learned more about the connection between swimming and social justice, I felt obligated to use my swimming skills to serve my community. I am incredibly proud of what FWDPC has and continues to accomplish. Volunteering has been one of the most meaningful things I’ve ever done in my life.”

Amanda Houdashell


“I serve on the board of FWDPC because I loved swimming when I was younger. I think the FWDPC has a great mission of trying to help FW residents with water safety and reduce the number of drownings that happen every year.”

Starrett Keele

Fort Worth Fire Department

“I serve with the FWDPC so I can help make the world a safer place”

Aubrey Kurz


“I choose to serve on the FWDPC board because who wouldn’t want a front row seat to the direct impact this coalition makes to preventing drownings?! I love seeing the progress from participants of all ages as they move through our curriculum. This is more than drowning prevention and awareness in Fort Worth, our efforts are far-reaching and have saved lives in, and around, aquatic environments around the country.”

Kevin McMahon


“As a triathlete and someone who enjoys spending time on the water, being able to give others the knowledge and skills to feel more comfortable and be more confident in and around the water is why I choose to serve with the Fort Worth Drowning Prevention Coalition.”

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