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Fallyn Jones New Board Member - NFNL

New Friends New Life (NFNL) announces the induction of three new board members: Fallyn Jones, senior vice president, Citigroup Inc.; Laura Nieto, managing director of corporate responsibility, Southwest Airlines; and Camelia Lopez Shoemaker, prosecutor. The new members began three-year terms April 1 with an optional second term.

Additionally, Crys Kelly, social analytics director, Iris Worldwide, has been named president of the NFNL Circle of Friends (COF) Board, and C. Davis Prescott, senior vice president, First Horizon Bank, is the new president of the Men’s Advocacy Group (MAG). These new officers will serve two years with an optional additional year. First on the agenda for COF President Kelly is the spring fundraising event hosted by Circle of Friends – a Wine Tasting on May 15 while MAG President Prescott is preparing for the annual ManKINDness Breakfast on May 17.

Fallyn Jones has over 15 years of experience in financial services. As senior vice president, senior compliance and ethics officer for Citigroup Inc., she develops and implements operational testing and controls for the company’s Global Ethics Office, with responsibility for business operations in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle- East, Africa, Latin America, and Mexico. Jones was named to Dallas Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2023, and her passion for the greater community and creating opportunities to advocate for women of color is evident through her commitment and achievements within education, civic engagement, community outreach and senior care. Jones resides in Dallas with her husband, son, and daughter.

Laura Nieto, a 25-year employee of Southwest Airlines, leads the company’s corporate giving and stewardship strategy. Founded on the principles of loving people, building resilience, and living responsibly, she oversees Southwest’s strategic community investments, employee engagement and volunteerism, foundation giving, sustainability programs and social impact initiatives. With a passion for developing innovative programs that engage and empower diverse communities, she is a D&I champion and community advocate. With a love for the outdoors, she is a marathon runner and has completed her quest to become a World Marathon Major Six Star Finisher. Nieto resides in Dallas with her husband and daughter.

Camelia Lopez Shoemaker is a skilled career prosecutor with more than 20 years of experience in the prosecution of complex cyber-crime, fraud, terrorism, and other criminal and civil matters at both the state and federal level.  In addition to the case work, she has experience as a senior leader setting policy and guidance for district and national impact regarding public-private partnerships and is a frequent speaker regarding cybersecurity, digital currency, and intellectual property matters. Camelia resides in Dallas with her husband and children and their 60-pound lapdog, Millie.

"These dynamic leaders bring incredible new expertise and passion to the mission of New Friends New Life,” said Jane A. Rose, board chair. "Their commitment and leadership will be invaluable as we work collaboratively to not only empower and restore the lives of trafficked and sexually exploited women and girls, but also as we bring the stigmatized issue of sex trafficking out of the shadows to educate the community on ways they can engage in the solution.”

The new board members join a diverse board of community representatives including: Jane A. Rose, NFNL Board Chair, General Counsel, Irwin R. Rose & Co. (who is in her second year as chair and will complete her term on March 31, 2025); Adam Cannon, Chief Brand Officer, G6 Hospitality, LLC; Erin Nealy Cox, Partner at Kirkland & Ellis and a former high-ranking U.S. Department of Justice official; Sherri Daniel, Certified Public Accountant; Dr. Cole Edmonson, DNP, RN; Healthcare Executive, Strategic Advisor, and Emeritus Chief Clinical Officer; Kelley Grayson, Regional VP, Provider Network Solutions; Laura Harris, Journalist and Co-Anchor, NBC5; Dr. Millicent Knight, OD, FAAO, FAARM, FNAP; Senior Vice President, Customer Development Group, EssilorLuxottica; Sarah K. Miller, Philanthropist; Paulette Miniter, Associate Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP; Cheryl Monroe, VP Controller and Treasurer, Mary Kay Inc.; Christa Sanford, Partner, Baker Botts, LLP; Elena Sacca Smith, Group Manager, the Office of Social Innovation, Toyota North America; and Jessica Turner-Waugh, Actor and Community Leader.

For more information, visit newfriendsnewlife.org or call (214) 965-0935.

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About New Friends New Life: Founded in Dallas, Texas, in 1998, New Friends New Life (NFNL) restores and empowers trafficked and sexually exploited teen girlswomen and their children, and drives awareness of the issue and its prevalence. The agency’s vision is to create a community where women and girls can soar above the limits of their past and achieve their dreams. In 2023, NFNL served 328 members (clients). NFNL also educates the community and works to eradicate the epidemic of sex trafficking through advocacy, legislative reform and strategic partnerships that address systemic causes. In 2018, NFNL opened a drop-in Youth Resource Center (YRC) in partnership with the Office of the Governor to serve trafficked and high-risk teen girls. Since its opening, we have served 546 girls. In 2015, NFNL organized its  Men's Advocacy Group to engage men in the fight against sex trafficking and exploitation. For more information, visit http://www.newfriendsnewlife.org.

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