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Kirsten Brandt James, Executive Director

Kirsten Brandt James, Executive Director, joined Alley’s House in October 2015, bringing over 25 years of non-profit fundraising and management experience.  She served as Executive Director of Junior Players, a youth arts organization for 22 years where she developed numerous new programs and grew the organization to serve over 6,000 youth annually. Kirsten majored in English and French while at Austin College, and she received a M.A. from the University of Wisconsin Madison.  She is currently the President of the Austin College Alumni Board and Vice President of the Dallas Area Cultural Advocacy Coalition, and serves on the Board of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association. Kirsten is married to Tim and they have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.


Stephanie Shavers-Jones, Program Supervisor

Stephanie Shavers-Jones joined Alley’s House as Program Supervisor in August 2015. Prior to that, she worked for the Department of Family and Protective Services as an Investigator for Child Protective Services for almost four years and two years with Health and Human Services as an Eligibility Specialist. She earned her Bachelor’s of Art in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Sociology. She was born in Texarkana, TX and was raised by her father (U.S army veteran), and by her mother who is a United States Army Civilian worker who made several tours to Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Stephanie currently resides in Balch Springs, TX with her husband, son, and puppy named Ceaser.

Bria Mitchell, Office Manager & Volunteer Coordinator

Bria Mitchell joined Alley’s House July 2016 as office manager and volunteer coordinator. She joins us after finishing a year of service as an Americorps member with the organization City Year Dallas; helping tutor and mentor high school students in Dallas ISD. Before coming to Dallas, Bria grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with her bachelor’s degree in psychology.