Chairman – Carolyn J Hudson
- Carolyn is the founding director of Silent Screams, Inc. a service for many voiceless victims of sex crimes. As a multi-assault survivor, she is personally aware of the many traumas of rape and sexual assaults. Carolyn is former vice chair of the Crime Victims Council of Dallas County (CVCDC), member of Dallas County Sexual Assault Coalition (DCSAC) and TAASA (Texas Association Against Sexual Assault). Carolyn stays current by attending CEU workshops and other trainings.
- Currently, Carolyn is a volunteer speaker for the Dallas County Juvenile Department and a volunteer group facilitator at Hope Mansion in Cedar Hill, Texas. In the past, Carolyn was a volunteer at Trauma Support Services of North Texas (TSSNT) as the speaker’s bureau coordinator. Carolyn is a supporter various advocacy organizations, including Hope Mansion, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and Arise Int’l Inc. Carolyn has been a guest speaker for organizations such as Trauma Support Services of North Texas (TSSNT), Crime Victims Council of Dallas Council (CVCDC), Crime Victims Council of Fort Worth, S.A.V.E. (Celebrate the Release), KTXD.TX and a panelist on various survivor panels. She is the keynote speaker for Silent Screams Inc. signature event, “Celebrate Life, Afternoon Delight”. Originally from Hartford, Connecticut, Carolyn moved to north Texas in 1984.
Vice Chair, Advisor– Dr. Brenda Means
Dr. Brenda Means travels extensively in the U.S., and abroad. She was assistant pastor at the Fellowship of Jesus Christ Church in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Years later on returning to Germany Dr. Means served as the Senior Pastor of Velburg Truth Center in Velberg, Germany. She was ordained as the first female Apostle under the leadership of Apostle J. Lee, and First Lady Cynthia Gordon, of Ramah Prophetic Ministries, in Fayetteville, Ga.In the states, Dr. Brenda Means is a former elder of The Potter’s House and an instructor at the Potter’s Institute, under the leadership of Bishop T.D. Jakes located in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Means is now under Apostle Doctor Harfouche and his wife Apostle Doctor Robin Harfouche, of Miracle Faith Apostolic Global Church of Pensacola, Florida, where she received her doctorate.
- Dr. Means has twelve years of experience as a certified respiratory therapist working in various hospitals and emergency rooms. She also worked as a special education teacher in Plano ISD for nine years.Dr. Brenda Means values the importance of church, and family unity. She has been married for over 37 years to Dwight Means. They are the proud parents of six lovely children. They reside together in Round Rock, Texas.
Secretary – Theadora Perkins
- Tedi is short for Theadora. At the age of 17 Tedi was sexually abused by a man that she trusted. She was left to feel hopeless, alone and ashamed for many years. Although she met her husband at 18 and got married at the age of 19, those negative feelings from the abuse continued throughout a great deal of her adulthood. After being a stay at home mom for several years, Tedi went to work for a private business as an administrative assistant. She worked there for 20 years before she retired. Now she has the pleasure of spending her time working with Silent Screams, giving women who suffer from sexual abuse the resources they need to heal. Tedi is also currently involved with CVCDC, which are several organizations in the DFW area which assist people who have been victims of different types of abuse and crime. Tedi was born in Los Angeles, California, has been married for 45 years. Together she and her husband have three children, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Board Member – Osiris Wade
Osiris Wade – Father, Psychotherapist, LPC-Supervisor at Wade Counseling of Frisco. Mr. Wade has been in private practice as a mental health counselor in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. For the last ten years, he worked with individuals, teens, and families impacted by depression, trauma, and assault. He continues to provide lectures, mental health, and wellness seminars for the community to provide support where it is needed
Advisor – Lisa Kendzior
- Lisa Kendzior is the director of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) She is not an abuse survivor herself but has a family member who is a survivor of clergy abuse and is the mother of a daughter who suffered Military Sexual Trauma while at the US Naval Academy. Until recently, Lisa facilitated a monthly self-help support group for men and women who were abused by spiritual and religious authority figures of all denominations. Her ministry is to provide a source of hope and empowerment for survivors of clergy sexual abuse through listening, sharing, releasing and ultimately receiving understanding and support from each another at these monthly meetings.