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ROB Ervin

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ROB ERVIN originally joined the Who Needs Sleep team in December of 2017 as the stage manager and was involved in planning the first broadcast, and now currently serves as President of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining WHO NEEDS SLEEP, Inc, Rob worked with a number of charities over the years. In his work for Rainbow Days as part of the DFW FanForce lineups for “Star Wars: Episode II” and “Star Wars: Episode III” he assisted in raising funds in the charity line-up and took on a “man behind the curtain” type of role. He has helped in packaging food for the North Texas Food Bank, and assisted in North Texas Giving Day for a few years at Dallas Summer Musicals. FInally, in addition to his volunteer work, his band Grace Descending has performed at prisons throughout Texas after being asked to help ministries across the state.

Since attending Broward Community College and the University of South Florida majoring in Mass Communication, Rob currently works for Associa as a Customer Service Supervisor and has trained leaders on all levels to help improve their communication, leadership skills, and team engagement.  He brings over twenty years of project management, leadership, and team building to the board.

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Rachel Wimberly

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Rachel originally joined the WHO NEEDS SLEEP team in January of 2018 as the Social Media Coordinator and now serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors.

Over the years she’s assisted with philanthropy work for Dallas area schools, various charity fundraisers, and served on the mission council at her church. She currently serves on her church’s Host Team as a greeter to guests and members as they arrive.

She received her Mass Communications degree from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and is now a project and communications manager for a multi-level marketing company.

Rachel’s interests include writing, attending theater productions, watching sports, critiquing Hallmark movies, and interacting on social media.

Linda Becker

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At the ripe old age of 30, LINDA BECKER received an unexpected diagnosis of aggressive stage 2 grade 3 Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC). Fortunately, the treatments she underwent were successful, and her experiences deepened her love of helping others in need.

In addition to being the Treasurer for WHO NEEDS SLEEP, Inc, Linda is an Accounts Payable Specialist for HealthTrust Purchasing Group, solving supply chain issues for HCA Healthcare facilities in both Colorado and Texas. Previously, she spent over 16 years working in administrative roles for local non-profits, including the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Federation of State Medical Boards.

Linda served for two years as Treasurer of the Alpha Eta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota while earning a Bachelor of Music Education (Vocal PK-12, Piano Emphasis) at Oklahoma Baptist University. She fondly remembers walking behind SAI members, then surprising them with friendly yelling about giving her their money when dues were overdue.

She continues to ask people for their money, but it’s now because she personally knows how expensive cancer costs can be. Linda’s other interests include nature photography, writing about wellness, and squeeing about all 13 species of otters.

Donna Joseph

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At-Large Board Member

DONNA JOSEPH first became involved with Who Needs Sleep when she received a message out of the blue from the Executive Director Devin Pike which read, “I have an idea.”  Naturally without hesitation she rolled-up her sleeves, dove in and the rest is history.

Born and raised in Dallas, Donna developed a special affinity for the arts community since childhood.  From a young age her parents found activities that were offered for free to open her mind and expose her to different aspects of the community.  Many of these activities were made possible by volunteers and volunteer programs found in the Dallas Arts District. Then at the age of 18, Donna volunteered on her own at the King Tut Exhibit when it opened at Fair Park.

When asked what kept her interest in continuing to do volunteer work over the years, she said, “I don’t know how not to give back to the arts community in Dallas. They have been so good to me.” She added, “I’m trying to teach my kids the same.”

Donna is also currently a member of Dallas Summer Musicals. She volunteers with Shakespeare of Dallas. She is an artist and volunteer for ArtCon, as well as being part of the executive team for documentation. All of these organizations, plus her participation with Ignite Dallas and numerous comic conventions, are some of her favorite experiences to date.

Donna has worked for 20+ years in Quality Assurance.  The skills that she has learned in her daily job has helped her become very successful in the Operations of projects, and project management.

Kat Davis

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KAT originally served as a volunteer for the first WHO NEEDS SLEEP broadcasts, and has become a core member of the team and an invaluable voice in the ongoing conversation on how to grow the organization.

After studying International Trade & Business at the University of Central Oklahoma, Kat has been a North Texas resident for over a decade. 

Devin Pike

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DEVIN PIKE is the Executive Director of WHO NEEDS SLEEP, Inc, and is the telethon’s primary host and producer. He has been an entertainment reporter and film critic for over 30 years, for such outlets as Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, CBS Radio, Rational Broadcasting and Time Warner Cable. He has also been an event emcee and lead interviewer for such events as the Dallas International Film Festival, Fan Expo Dallas, Gallifrey One, the Chicago Fan Nexus, and Dallas Comic Con.

Pike is the Emeritus President of the Board of Directors for Heroic Inner Kids, a non-profit charity pairing cosplayers and costumed characters with hospitals and other youth-centric organizations. In 2017, he organized the first Who Needs Sleep, a 36-hour telethon raising over $10,000 for North Texas cancer-related charities. He leads the Board of Directors for WHO NEEDS SLEEP, Inc., a non-profit created in 2018 solely to hold charity events for cancer-fighting organizations.

Pike holds a Bachelor’s degree in News / Editorial Journalism. He is a three-time cancer survivor, and is committed to raising funds and awareness for cancer fighters and their families.

Advisory Board

linda becker

rachel wimberly

mark walters

clay harrison

adrian harry

kate vanmersbergen

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