Meet our wonderful Board of Directors – filled with the most amazing, charitable people from our community. Each member goes above and beyond for Solutions, giving us room to evolve while keeping us mission focused. We are so grateful to all of these people for taking the time to bring knowledge and inspiration to our organization!
Board of Directors
Mark A. Burroughs graduated 4th in his class of 526 out of Klein High School in the Houston area. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration for Select Students degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, graduating with honors in three years with three majors (business, political science, history). Mark obtained his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law in 1982. Professionally, he is licensed to practice in all Texas Courts, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States Court of Federal Claims and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Mr. Burroughs is a member of State Bar of Texas and the Denton County Bar Association and had been a member of the Tarrant and Cooke County Bar Associations, as well as the U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association. Mark served as Mayor for the City of Denton from 2008 to 2014 and now dedicates his time on the SONTX Board of Directors. He has shown time and time again his extreme commitment to volunteerism in his community and the North Texas region and is a wonderful asset for the Solutions of North Texas organization.
Bob Ridenour is the Treasurer on the SONTX Board of Directors and a long-term advocate of our mission. He graduated Drake University with a degree in Accounting, moving on to be the Senior VP and Director of Real Estate Acquisitions for Taggart Investment Company. He is also the Founder and President of RE Management Company, owning and operating hotels and motels. Bob has also served on various church boards and building committees, and taught Sunday school classes. Bob served on the Board of New Horizon’s, a home for abused children, for six years with two years as President. He now dedicates his time as Board Treasurer for Solutions.
Michelle has had a career in business communications since she graduated with a Public Relations degree. She joined the Solutions of North Texas family in 2011 and became the Public Relations Coordinator. She assisted SONTX clients with job skills as well as handling the business communications needs of Solutions. Michelle became a SONTX board member in 2014. In 2019, after achieving her Master Beekeeper Certification, Michelle started her own business in honeybee rescue and relocation – Bursting Bees. She remains on the SONTX board as the Secretary, dedicated to helping clients in recovery.
Captain Davis has dedicated his life to public service through the United States Army, United States Marshal’s Service, Denton Police Department, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Drug Enforcement Agency, North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Group, and currently serves as Captain of the Denton County Sheriff’s Department. He works closely with Solutions as a member of the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Denton County Drug Court Team with our Founder, Scott Wisenbaker. Captain Davis is a valued member of the Solutions’ Board of Directors and proves time and time again to be an advocate for the people of our community.
Jeremy has worked in the mental health and addiction field for over 10 years. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development of Carrollton Springs Hospital, and has opened and overseen treatment facilities in 9 different states. In addition to being on the Board of Solutions of North Texas, Jeremy also serves on the Board of Mental Health America of Greater Dallas and provides guidance and coaching to other numerous non-profits in the mental health and addiction field. Jeremy brings expertise in the fields of addiction and treatment and provides our organization with priceless advice and experience.
Chris Summitt has been with the Denton Police Department for 24 years. He has served in all facets of the department and is currently assigned as a watch commander for a patrol team. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. He has a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Leadership and Management from Sam Houston State University. He is a graduate of the Bill Blackwood Leadership Command College. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Chris holds a master peace officer license. Chris also commands the Hostage Negotiation Team for the Denton Police Department. He is a certified mental health peace officer. He is a member of the United Way Jail Diversion Committee exploring solutions to jail diversion for the mentally ill in Denton County. Chris has been a presenter on Crisis Intervention for over 15 years. Chris is proud to be part of the Solutions of North Texas team.
Mitch Mitchell, Board of Directors member since 2021, is a native of Denton and a steady supporter of Solutions of North Texas. After attending both UNT and SMU, Mitch has had years of experience in multiple industries that Solutions works with daily: the bail bond industry, law firm management, and real estate sales and development. Mitch has had the privilege of flexing his philanthropic muscles many times in life, most notably with The Good Girls Transitional Living Center in Tarrant County, and now with Solutions. Mitch enjoys traveling and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kasey, and his two children Preston and Madeleine.
Brittany Baymon, LSCW, MBA
Brittany Baymon is the Director of Ellie Mental Health of Denton. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Psychology, and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She also attained her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler. She worked for several years as a therapist and eventually became eager to combine her business and counseling skills. Before working at Ellie Mental Health, Brittany was a Program Administrator for a non-profit residential recovery center. She has extensive experience with managing facility data to ensure compliance with payor requirements and funding audits. Brittany has managed a clinical team and understands the importance of removing the barriers to quality treatment. She is passionate about removing the stigma of mental health and substance abuse to ensure quality care for all clients. Brittany’s goal as a board member of SONTX is to bridge the gap between mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Casey is the Development Director for Solutions and oversees donor relations, social media and print marketing, events, and the grant writing processes. When Casey became a part of the SONTX team, she started implementing ways to increase donor relations, effectiveness of events and fundraisers, and community involvement. Casey saw the need to bring fresh eyes into the fundraising aspect of Solutions, so she founded the first Solutions of North Texas Advisory Council. Through this council, philanthropic professionals have been brought together to address all areas of fundraising and help Solutions reach a level that has never been seen before. As Chair of the Advisory Council, Casey is putting her goal of helping Solutions thrive into motion. Casey holds a degree in Accounting and worked in the restaurant industry for 13 years before joining our team. She is a big fan of fantasy novels, comic books, and video games, and a collector of novelty coffee mugs and LEGO.
Tanisha currently works as an Operational Excellence Partner with Essilor of America. She serves as an internal consultant, and travels around the United States and Mexico to help improve lab processes and employee engagement by assisting lab managers in improving efficiency, product quality and employee morale. Tanisha brings over 10 years of project management and data analysis experience. She received her B.S. in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Florida State University and her Master’s in Business Administration- Project Management from Mississippi State University. She has a passion for supporting those in recovery due to seeing the effects addiction had on family and friends. Tanisha is excited to lend her background to the Advisory Council for Solutions of North Texas however necessary to help de-stigmatize addiction and lend support to the community.
Davis is the newest member of the SONTX Advisory Council and brings with him expertise in nonprofit work and the art/theater community. Davis has contributed his talents to Studio B. Performing Arts Center as a Director, The York Theatre Company as an intern and representative, James Morgan as a Personal Assistant, Giggly Kids on the Go as an Event Coordinator, and is currently a teacher at Lakeview Middle School. Davis is also lending his insight and knowledge to Solutions, helping with the Art of Recovery event and marketing strategies for fundraising, and has immediately become an irreplaceable asset. Davis also recently was awarded the opportunity to study theatre in England and will continue to help Solutions in any way possible remotely while obtaining his Master’s.
Lindsay is an 14-time award winning video producer, videographer, video editor, and photographer. She currently works as the Media Production Manager for Mothers Against Drunk Driving National, creating PSAs and filming interviews of victims of drunk driving, to help tell the stories and raise awareness about the seriousness of impaired driving. Before MADD, she worked in video production for Susan G. Komen Headquarters, an interactive video marketing company involved with the IndyCar series, and the Vatican Museum in Rome. She is excited to serve as a member of the first Advisory Council for Solutions of North Texas, to use her creative video and production skills to help raise awareness for the addiction community and looks forward to telling the success stories of people with addiction issues to provide hope to others who struggle and are searching for answers.