Founding Board of Directors

Tammany Stern, BA 

CO-Founder, Dallas Magnolias

Tammany, throughout her career she is the quintessential entrepreneur. She helped her family grow Passbook Clubs of America Throughout the U.S. Created and Owned Athena’s Greek Seafood Restaurant, Pompeii European Men’s Clothing Store, and currently BogRewards Media Company. She has served on The Farmers Market Friends Board, The Greater Dallas Restaurant Association Board for 16 years, Serves as a Trustee for National Jewish Health Immunology, and Respiratory Medicine in Denver CO., Most Recently inducted as a Dame at Les Dames d’ Escoffier. Tammany gives of her time freely to support many local causes. Her biggest accomplishment is her family. Married to Rob for 35 years, her 3 grown sons, 4 grandchildren, and fur babies.

Regina Bruce, MS, BS

CO-Founder, Dallas Magnolias

Born and raised in a small town in Middle Tennessee. After high school, she moved to Texas and paid her own way 100% through college with scholarships and working at a bank and student teaching.

By all who know Regina — it is agreed that she is a true earth angel whose soul origins have an overarching intention and wish to bring peace, light and love to humanity and all beings in need. Regina’s devotion to Children’s Education & Homelessness, Suicide Prevention, and Women’s Health amongst other humanitarian causes never go unnoticed.

Now retired after 5 years at Price Waterhouse as a tax accountant and 21 years at Bank of America/ Merrill Lynch as a financial advisor specializing in commercial real estate, Regina is wholly committed to the Dallas Magnolias mission.

Empress Gilbert

CO-Founder, Dallas Magnolias

Empress is a successful entrepreneur with humble beginnings. While raising a family, she founded a natural decor company that grew from a small home-based business to an internationally recognized brand. Empressive Earth Gallery procures minerals, corals, and fossils from the world’s most exclusive sources and exquisitely displays these specimens in homes, offices, and other settings. Her exceptionally innovative designs and stunning accessories are widely recognized as the finest natural decor.

Empress also has a passion for giving back to the community with  heartfelt  philanthropic / humanitarian efforts involving many institutions such as the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas Arboretum, Dallas Police Department, Habitat for Humanity, and Vogel Alcove.

Simply put, Empress is a genuinely caring, God-loving, successful businesswoman whose beautiful heart and mission are to do all she can to help heal and enhance the lives of all who cross her path ~ bringing the earth’s natural beauty to every place she journeys.




Kunthear Mam-Douglas

CO-Founder, Dallas Magnolias

For the last twenty years, Kunthear has been building a strong relationship with her community in Dallas, serving in numerous capacities and rolls, including but not limited to partnering with the SMU Hunt Institute establishing a Zero-Waste community garden which celebrates cultural diversity and fellowship through the nurturing of relationships and friendships and the sharing of food, culture, and community space ~ implementing methods of recycling and composting, a natural process of recycling organic material such as leaves and vegetable scraps into rich soil.

Kunthear is the epitome of selfless service ~ genuinely  caring for others  through her hands-on service and volunteerism in a plethora of capacities. 

Carla Russo, PhD, ND, MSc.

CO-Founder, Dallas Magnolias

Dr. Carla is a Professor of Integrative and Functional Wellness, and, a Quantum Transformational Life Coach.

In her own words…

“I see inherent goodness, resilience, and wholeness in each individual.. I know that when people are allowed to share and express their unique significance and gifts in the most joyful, passionate, and fulfilling way, they achieve ever-expanding success and prosperity in all areas of their lives. When individuals act from a unique sense of purpose, fueled by passion, I see them collaborating with others in mutually respectful and loving relationships to artfully create a world of magnificent abundance.”

Dr. Carla firmly believes that when God is first in your life,  all good things are possible through faith, prayer, and action.

Further, Dr. Carla believes that a life well-lived is one that is remembered by the love, kindness, integrity, humility, compassion, and generosity shown to the earth and all its inhabiting creatures ~ great and small. 

Tricia Sims, BA

CO-Founder, Dallas Magnolias

Tricia Sims is a renowned and highly respected award winning designer who has created many breathtaking interiors for hotels in the U.S. and all over the world. Her creativity and attention to detail represents the hallmark of her designs. Her unique perspective and inspiration comes from her extensive travels and her love of fashion, art and antiques.

Tricia is a great supporter of the arts and is a highly respected philanthropist worldwide.

She is a breast cancer survivor, and she has one son, Jay, who is the love of her life.

C’Mone Wingo

CO-Founder, Dallas Magnolias

Retired Police Detective, served the citizens of Dallas for twenty-nine years. As a detective assigned to the Missing Persons’ Unit, she was contacted by individuals whose loved ones needed to be found or whose disappearances needed to be resolved. She also served as a Community Liaison Officer for the Southern Area of Dallas for many years prior to becoming a Detective.

C’Mone has appeared on several shows such as The First 48. She has been featured in many news commentaries on CNN, MSN, and WFAA.

C’Mone is a recurring panelist for Fox and Friends on the Fox News Channel.

C’Mone is the proud Founder Of Pup Truk Organic Treats, LLC – Food trucks for dogs, offering pup parties in the DFW area.