CLF TEAM LEADER
Deborah A. Jenkins

Deborah Ann Jenkins is the Founder and Executive Director of Changing Lanes Foundation (CLF), Inc., and humbly serves the Breast Cancer Community. She holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) emphasis on Non-Profit Management and a Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) from Keller Graduate School of Management. Deborah is completing a P.hD in Philosophy in Leadership, focusing on Diversity and Inclusion. She is a Lifetime Member of the International Honor Society.

Her mantra is, "Don't get stuck in life, just change lanes.".

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Say, "Hello" to the

CLF TEAM

The CLF Team is knowledgeable and compassionate as they too are cancer survivors or cheerleaders of survivors! We are part of navigating our clients, survivors, families, and caretakers from the onset of a cancer diagnosis to the first year of recovery; then we celebrate their survival, renewed health and wellness options through support group referrals.

CLF will "stick and stay, until you're well on your way".

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in their eyes and discuss why she's asking for their money to help others!

She remembers that it was just 10-months ago that she was diagnosed with cancer and her treatment was fast-tracked. Changing Lanes advocated for her during a very difficult time. Her desire is to give back so that cancer does not have the upper hand in the lives of survivors and their families.

She has raised funds for and walked alongside a sick grandson for the Crohns & Colitis Foundation, for her church ministries, high schools, upcoming music artists for studio time to record, organizes GoFundMe pages, and is an avid supporter for taking the sting out of cancer.

For 6-years, Ev was the caretaker for her parents; Mom with Alzheimer's who passed away in 2018, and Dad from Covid in 2020. She is the eldest of 10 siblings, 3 of whom she was the major caretaker before they passed away in 2006, a sister with MS, and two brothers, one with leukemia and the other with lung cancer in 2018. Ev organized a GoFundMe page to cover burial expenses for the sibling who succumbed to leukemia in 2018.

Ev is married to Vic, is the mother of 4 children, the grandmother of 24, and one great-grandson.

Ev’s strengths are managing, encouraging people, and organizing. She worked in corporate for over 40-years as a document control clerk, administrator, specialist, and ultimately manager. Ev is known for her perseverance and presence. She shows up and gets in the trenches when necessary.

Ev is new to “non-profit”, however, is well-versed at asking for money and giving it away for the cause!

 

Ev L. Thomas, Fundraising Director 

 

Ev is excited and inspired in her new role of fundraising. She will be doing what she does best ... building relationships. She enjoys engaging with people, will remember your name and something important that you may have mentioned in your encounter with her.

You won’t find her trying to be persuasive with potential donors, instead, a genuine concern, not
just for the cause, she's campaigning for, but for humankind. She is unafraid to look a potential donor

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Austin K. Jenkins, Transportation Coordinator

 

Austin is not a stranger to the devastation of cancer. He quietly walked alongside his mother, the Founder of Changing Lanes Foundation (CLF), for every treatment she endured when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. He proudly serves as CLF’s Transportation Coordinator.
 

When not online working on his Associates degree in criminal justice, or playing with Aiden, his 11-month old son, or squeezing in some Xbox and Playstation, Austin is responsible for picking up and delivering cooked food, groceries, and toiletries to clients and their families with a smile on his face ... he is a cheerful giver, with a true capacity for compassion. Occasionally he drives clients roundtrip to their treatments and is responsible for pre-and post-trip inspections and a clean company vehicle. He is young, but such an asset to CLF.