Since 1930, Lena Pope has worked to improve child well-being in Tarrant County. And since 1973 Shnease Webb has worked for Lena Pope. Shnease is now the organizations’ Chief Operating Officer and celebrates 50 years of service to the organization this year.
Lena Pope provides evidence-based, research- tested programs focusing on prevention and early intervention services that support child development and improve the behavioral and mental health of children and families.
“I’ve always been led to serve throughout my life, and what better joy than to be able to serve children and families.” said Shnease Webb.
Shnease has been involved in every facet of Lena Pope’s programs throughout her 50-year career. Shnease started at Lena Pope as a receptionist and moved through several positions, including Social Service Coordinator, Intake Coordinator, and Directory of Quality Assurance. In 1986 she became the Associate Executive Director, and in 2005 her title changed to Chief Operating Officer. In 2008, Shnease earned her Master of Business Administration from TCU and holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Texas at Arlington. Shnease’s involvement in the Fort Worth community extends beyond Lena Pope. She has been involved with many organizations, including Leadership Fort Worth, Child Welfare League of America, Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services, and served on the Community Relations Board at Carswell Federal Hospital. Shnease has received the YWCA Women in Leadership Award and the Garcia- Lancarte Award, an award given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in service to Lena Pope.