Executive Leadership

Robert T-Ray Manley Leadership Executive Director

Robert "T-Ray" Manley
CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Robert "T-Ray" Manley joined The Way Back as CEO and Executive Director in November 2019. He provides strategic leadership and operations, guiding the The Way Back’s mission and expanded impact. Robert is an experienced nonprofit professional with demonstrated success in philanthropy, community development, leadership and social change.

He holds a Masters Degree in Cultural Leadership from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts and Applied Science from Howard Payne University.

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Jimmy Strawn President Our Leadership Board of Directors

BPRESIDENT
Jimmy Stawn

President
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Ron Brown Our Leadership Board of Directors

VICE PRESIDENT
Ron Brown

Director of Finance Improvement
Exter Finance

Cindy Kennedy Our Leadership Board of Directors

SECRETARY
Rev. Cindy Kennedy

Pastor
Pilot Point First United Methodist Church

Rick Christy Our Leadership Board of Directors

Rick Christy

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Jason Haley Our Leadership Board of Directors

Jason Haley

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Jene Denise Hugginie Our Leadership Board of Directors

J. Denise Huginnie

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David King

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Dr. Esteria Miller Our Leadership Board of Directors

Dr. Esteria Miller

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Todd Murphy Our Leadership Board of Directors

Todd Murphy

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Kandyce Ormes Our Leadership Board of Directors

Kandyce Ormes

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