Who We Are

Mark Lombard

Project Manager and Hospice Volunteer

“In service of community, sparkling opportunities delightfully arise.”  Formerly the Director of Admissions at Temple University School of Dentistry (now the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University) in Philadelphia, Mark moved to the DFW Metroplex in the summer of 2003 and began community service as a Hospice Volunteer in 2005.

In 2010, Mark merged his passions for great art and hospice volunteering to creatively transform quality of life caregiving for seniors, the infirm, and those with end of life issues.  Coalescing an unprecedented collaboration among the community outreach programs of fine museums, professional and volunteer caregivers, and philanthropic visionaries (including organizational volunteers), “For Love & Art:  Sharing with Seniors” trumpeted the value of simple human love, digital technology and the preternatural power of art in enriching all dimensions of quality of life.

In 2013, “For Love & Art” garnered independent 501(c)3 nonprofit status.  That same year, Mark was awarded Volunteer of the Year by the Texas and New Mexico Hospice Association and has since been a featured speaker at hospice and senior care conventions, and other recognitions.

William Merritt Chase, Idle Hours, 1894.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
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Mark Ross

Chief Technology Officer

Board Member Mark Ross is the seasoned management and operations executive of Dolly Drive, an industry leader in cloud technology and innovation.  Having owned and managed several national companies in both technical and retail, Mark brings cross-functional expertise to For Love & Art; he understands the balance required to design and support industry technology while effectively using such in social services and customer care. Mark’s interest in FL&A was born of a sincere desire to help others. Having worked with his own family through the various life stages including hospice, he clearly understands the value that the FL&A organization delivers.  FL&A has a very unique delivery mechanism based in technology but managed with loving care by the hospice and therapeutic practitioners that are the ultimate delivery system. It is this connection that Ross brings his collective expertise to bear.  The ultimate goal is to create an interactive and curriculum-based model to extend the experience even more to the increasingly appreciative and deserving recipients – the ultimate reason that we are all here. Visit www.mylifewerksinsurance.com for additional information about Mark Ross’ experience and partnerships.

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1908.
The Dallas Museum of Art.
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Richard Sumner

Ombudsman, Technology

As the Executive Vice-President at Copper Mobile, Inc., Richard knows a thing or two about technology.  Masterful in mobile applications, Richard received his Business BBA in San Diego.  While the newest addition to the Board of Directors, Richard was impressed with FL&A’s current track record and is inspired by the infinite possibilities of our evolution in the years to come:  For the good of society, how best to maximize the impact of emerging technologies on the human spirit?  Richard’s talents encompass the technical, spiritual and practical applications of our mission.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Luncheon of the Boating Party, 1880.
The Phillips Collection.

Jerry Brunton

Senior Officer and COO Emeritus

Former linebacker for The Fighting Illini, proud veteran of the Korean War, and accomplished business man in the Dallas community for over 30 years with two Masters Degrees in Marketing and Finance, our Senior Officer and COO Emeritus. Jerry Brunton relishes sharing artwork from the collection with fellow vets. Jerry has been an integral part in the creation and development of two other not-for-profits, including the Montessori School in Farmers Branch, TX.

Winslow Homer, Rowing Home, 1890.
The Phillips Collection.
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Domenick Juliano

Chief Financial Officer

Domenick Juliano is the CFO and Board Treasurer of FL&A and brings many years of experience in accounting and strategic financial planning to the organization. Graduating with a BBA from Northwood University, in four short years Domenick  rose in ranks to Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young before launching his own career as a successful Financial Planner. Contributing to the community has always been important to Domenick; serving as President  and Coach of Dallas Youth Soccer Futbol Mundial keeps him on his toes, and service through Lions International gives him solid footing.  Domenick lives in Duncanville with his wife, Melinda, and young daughter, Mikaela, and became intrigued with FL&A after witnessing firsthand the effect the Virtual Museum ArtBook had on his beloved family.

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Myra Braswell

Myra Braswell

Board Member and Volunteer

A graduate of South University, majoring in Business Administration.  A diverse background both in business and education.  A passion for the aging population developed both personally and professionally resulting in further educational pursuits.  Receiving a certification as a Dementia Practitioner, Activities Professional, and ABA Therapist, this became valuable while serving as the Programming Director for a senior adult day center, and later while working in skilled nursing care as the Activities Director.  Currently serving as the Client & Community Coordinator for a national home health aide agency, the opportunity  to capitalize on bringing experience, knowledge, and passion for aging well to the aging population is made possible.  To serve as a Board Member of For Love & Art is truly an honor, and allows for bringing joy and beauty to many who might never experience it otherwise.

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Tina Edgar

Volunteer and Board Member

Coming soon!

Jacob van Ruisdael, Rough Sea at a Jetty, 1650s.  Courtesy of the Kimbell Museum, Ft. Worth, TX Jacob van Ruisdael, Rough Sea at a Jetty, 1650s. Courtesy of the Kimbell Museum, Ft. Worth, TX

Allison Krauth, Ph.D

Volunteer and Board Member

Clinical psychologist, Allison Krauth graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and is currently working at the Dallas County Juvenile Department.

Charles Courtney Curran, Betty Newell, 1922. Compliments The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Charles Courtney Curran, Betty Newell, 1922. Compliments The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
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