With more than 15 year’s tenure at The Warren Center, Executive Director Amy Spawn, has been named Chief Executive Officer.

Amy Spawn has more than 25 years of experience in the field of early childhood intervention, speech language pathology, leadership and strategic philanthropy. In June 2013, Amy Spawn was selected as the Executive Director of The Warren Center by its board of directors.

As CEO of The Warren Center, she provides oversight to the agency’s operations and programs to ensure that its goals are aligned with one mission: to advocate, serve and empower children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities. Under her leadership, The Warren Center has expanded its service area, going from serving 200 children and families each week to serving well over 1000. She also spearheaded the launch of the agency’s Clinic Therapy Services for children over the age of three and its recess program, a respite service for caregivers of children with disabilities.

Prior to her role as CEO, Amy Spawn served as Executive Director and was The Warren Center’s Early Childhood Intervention Director. Her prior work also includes working as a speech and language therapist for other area Early Childhood Intervention programs including the Parent Infant Training Center and Parent in Partnership Program.

Amy Spawn holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from James Madison University and a master’s degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas, Dallas. She serves as a Tri-Chair for the Richardson Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Leadership and Co-Chair of the Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce ‘s Women in Business Forum.

Playing with toys and moving around are challenging for Ahaan due to vision loss and decreased feeling/mobility on the right side of his body. However, no matter the challenges he faces, Ahaan keeps a smile on his face.

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Dallas Cowboy legend Jay Novacek hosted the 25th anniversary of Fantasy Football Draft Night benefiting The Warren Center.  At the annual football-themed event, guests created their own fantasy football teams to compete against one another with hopes of winning the grand prize: two season tickets to the Dallas Cowboys. Watch highlights from the evening in the video below.

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Jordan Roberts is co-chair of The Warren Center’s Art of Music Gala, a one of a kind experience that brings renowned musicians and visual artists together to help children with special needs. At the event, attendees enjoy show stopping performances, original art, dinner and drinks, and a live and silent auction.

She initially learned about the agency through her friends, Courtney Edwards and Ben Smithee, who are long-time supporters of the agency.

When Ben came up with the idea for the Art of Music Gala, Jordan was one of the first he asked to join the committee and she happily accepted.

“I believe in giving your time as well as money to grassroots organizations that are really giving back to the local community,” Jordan said.  “I believe we must invest in children because they are our future.”

After joining the Art of Music Committee, Jordan became the co-chair for the event. In this role, she directs the efforts of the planning committee, overseeing recruitment, progress, tasks and timelines.

“This is now my third year to chair the gala and my involvement and passion for The Warren Center has steadily grown,” Jordan said.

As event co-chair, Jordan has played an instrumental role in transforming the Art of Music Gala from just an idea into one of Dallas’ premier charity events that has raised approximately $190,000 for The Warren Center. That equals about 7600 hours of therapy for children with developmental delays and disabilities.

Even with all the growth and success of the Art of Music Gala, Jordan’s favorite thing about The Warren Center is its family-like atmosphere. Not only have the committee members become a part of her family, but she has also had the opportunity to see how The Warren Center’s therapists treat each family they serve like members of their own.

“At the agency, children and families come first. I am so happy to be a part of The Warren Center family,” Jordan said.

Jordan continues to support The Warren Center because she believes in its mission – to advocate, serve and empower the children and families impacted by developmental delays and disabilities.

“The mission speaks to me because I could not imagine what these parents go through every day,” Jordan said. “I am grateful to use my gifts to help change lives for the better.”


Are you interested in joining one of our event committees? Sign up on the volunteer portal or call us at 972.490.9055. 

North Texas Giving Day is Thursday, September 20, 2018! The Warren Center is very excited to be participating in the online giving event with our #Give2Kids campaign. Our goal this year is to raise 2000 hours of therapy for the children in our community who need our help. We also have a $25,000 match from an anonymous donor. So your donation is doubled. You can help a child receive life-changing therapy by donating to The Warren Center on September 20 through our donation page. Here are ten reasons to #Give2Kids on North Texas Giving Day.

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MJ had a stroke in her mother’s womb during the last few weeks of her mother’s pregnancy. When MJ was born, she did not have a gag, suck or swallow reflex and as a result was given a feeding tube. The stroke also left MJ with left-side weakness.

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