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About Us

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Our Story


Meet The Team


Leslea Hixson

Executive Director

Leslea Hixson is the Executive Director starting January 2024 and has been with CADC for 2 years. She start with CADC as the Head Start/ Early Head Start Director. She has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, master’s in education administration, and has 17 years of working in public education as a teacher and administrator. Leslea is married to her husband Michael and has 4 children: Polly, Logan, Luke, and Maggie. She enjoys going to church, playing golf, crafting, spending time outdoors at the lake, and following her kids around for all their activities!

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Terry Collom

Chief Finanical Officer

Terry Collom is the Chief Financial Officer for Community Action Development Corporation. He has been with the agency for 16 years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Cameron University, and has 27 years of experience working in the accounting field, including 10 years in the private manufacturing sector before coming to work for CADC. Terry is married to his wife Tracy, and has 2 daughters, Ariel and Aislee. He enjoys going to church, playing drums, lifting weights and working out, hunting, fishing, and attending his children’s sporting events.


Marty Martin

Purchasing Officer

Marty Martin is the Purchasing Officer at Community Action Development Corporation.  He has been with the agency for 3 years.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling from Calvary Theological Seminary and he has an Associate in Computer Science from Cameron University.   Marty has 30 years accounting experience in the banking industry prior to coming to work at CADC.  Marty is married to his wife Sandi and has 2 Children, Nicholas & Morgan and 3 Grandchildren, Maylie, Max and Madison.  Marty enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and attending church.


Tiffany Camero

Executive Secretary 

Bio coming soon!


Suzi Fletcher

Human Resources Director

Suzi Fletcher is the Human Resources Director/Payroll Manager for Community Action Development Corporation.  She started with the agency in August 2023.  She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University.  She has worked in various accounting fields over the past 28 years including public accounting and private sector manufacturing covering areas of payroll, audit, cost, and financial.  She has served on various boards and participated in volunteer organizations.  She has two children, Ethan and Emma.  Her hobbies include reading, helping with her kids’ projects, watching movies and trying new foods.


Sarah Perez


Sarah Perez is the Bookkeeper for Community Action Development Corporation. She started in January 2023. She is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with NWOSU and she has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration. Sarah is married to Andrew, and they have 4 kids, Abigail, Andrew Jr, Royce, and Ritchie. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and watching the kids play.

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Sharee Smith

RX Coordinator/DER

Sharee Smith is the RX Coordinator/DER for Community Action Development Corporation. She has been with the agency for 9 years, she has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Cameron University. Sharee has 2 daughters. Kailyn and Jadynce. She enjoys quiet nights at home with her family, going to the movies and reading.


Robert Meador

Weatherization Director

Bio Coming Soon!


Kristie Jackson

Marketing Director

Kristie Jackson is the Marketing Director for CADC. She started out as a teacher in Head Start in September 2022 and then moved into her current position in January 2023. Kristie has a long history with CADC and Head Start. She attended Head Start as a child and both of her children did as well, one currently enrolled in the Head Start Program. Kristie’s dad, Ennis Jackson, served on the CADC Board of Directors for many years, and she followed in his footsteps and served on the board too. Kristie has a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a specialty in Human Resource Management and is currently seeking a master's degree from OU in Strategic Communication & Digital Strategy . She comes to the agency with many skills and ideas and hopes to utilize her knowledge to support the mission and goals of the agency. Kristie is the mother of 2 boys Zayden and Canaan. In their spare time they enjoy playing outside, dancing, and cooking.

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Gilbert Nuncio

Transit Director

Gilbert Nuncio has been with CADC for 13 years and has 8 years of experience in public transportation. Gilbert started with Red River Transportation as a driver in 2014 and was promoted to Maintenance Supervisor in 2016. In 2018, he was promoted to Route Supervisor and currently serves as Transit Director since 2021. Gilbert is married to his wife, Jenna, and has 3 kids, Crosby, Kimber and Kelton. Gilbert enjoys playing golf, fishing, being outdoors and maintaining his lawn.


Laura Vardell

Senior Nutrition Director

Laura has been with the agency for 4 years.  She has been married to Mike for 21 years and they have a son, Brandon.  They love going to concerts and enjoy being with each other.


Paula Wilson

Outreach Specialist

Paula Wilson is the Outreach Specialist for CADC. She became employed as a route driver for the Advantage Program and in July 2023 was transferred into her current position. As Outreach Specialist covering Beckham, Custer, Kiowa, Washita and Roger Mills counties, she is tasked with performing home visits with seniors 60 y/o and older, ascertaining their needs and referring them to the proper agency. Public awareness, collaboration and resources are vital in allowing her to complete those tasks. She has dedicated 40 years of her career to serving others through various opportunities and feels right at home in this position. Paula has two married children and seven grandchildren. Nana is her favorite title and three day “Nana Camps” are her favorite events. The love from faith, family and friends blesses her beyond measure.

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