Alan Hicks : Chairman of the Board

Alan Hicks

Chairman of the Board
Alan has had two careers, having spent twenty-five years with the United States Post Office and after his retirement, spending the next fifteen years owning and managing a grocery store. Alan is a Vietnam veteran and received a business degree from Buena Vista University.

Alan and his wife, Diane, moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area from Iowa in 2010. They quickly became involved in First Baptist Church Malakoff, working with the children's ministry, life groups and missions. Alan's love for missions began with helping to rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina and has continued with Labor of Love, Meals-on-Wheels, and Faith in Action Outreach. He has volunteered with FIAO for six years and joined the Board of Directors in 2015.

In his spare time, Alan enjoys playing bridge, golfing, fishing, and entertaining his grandchildren.
Zo Bailey : Secretary

Zo Bailey

Secretary
Zo and her late husband, Roy, moved to the Malakoff area and into their retirement home on Cedar Creek Lake in 2002. They became members of FBC Malakoff and involved themselves in the community. Zo has volunteered with Cedar Lake Hospice, Cedar Lake Nursing Home, and various First Baptist Church outreach programs.

During her career, she worked in a variety of office management positions. Some of her positions included secretary to Academic Dean at Navarro College in Corsicana; secretary of Stephan F. Austin Home Economics Department in Nacogdoches; part-time secretary to First Baptist Church, Killeen; and office manager of a CPA firm in Waxahachie. The last fifteen years were spent in Bryan/College Station as Administrative Assistant to the CEO and principal owner of a privately held multi-million dollar corporation. During that time she served as secretary to the Arts Council Board and was active in American Business Women’s Association, holding several offices including president.

Zo has a heart for the elderly and disadvantaged. Having a granddaughter with special needs inspired her to be the top individual fundraiser for March of Dimes WalkAmerica in Bryan/College Station for several years. Since retirement, she enjoys drawing on her office and secretarial experience to serve as Faith in Action Outreach Volunteer Coordinator and secretary to the Board.

Zo has a wonderful support system from her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. She is quick to give thanks to God for her health, her family, and her opportunities in life.
Grace Nakamura : Treasurer

Grace Nakamura

Treasurer
Grace Nakamura lived in the Dallas area before moving to Malakoff and worked as Administrative Assistant at Toshiba Consumer Electronics in Irving, TX. Prior to that, she was Executive Administrative Assistant for Sharp Consumer Electronics in Mahwah, New Jersey. Grace moved to Malakoff with her two young children in 1988 and raised her son and daughter as a single mom, becoming a volunteer and board member of the Parent Teacher Organization and Band Boosters.

After relocating to Malakoff, Grace worked as a Bank Teller for seven years for Citizens National Bank and then started her own pool cleaning/home cleaning business before becoming disabled in a motor-cycle accident. Grace has been involved with Faith in Action Outreach since 2013 as a volunteer and has been a Board Member since 2016. She draws on her varied professional background to manage the office and treasurer duties of FIAO.

Grace firmly believes in giving back to a community that has given so much to her and her family over the years.
Tom Wright : Director

Tom Wright

Director
Tom and his wife Lori have had a lake home on Cedar Creek Lake since 2004. They retired and moved to the area in 2016 . They enjoy travelling and visiting their children and grandchildren. Upon relocating to the Malakoff area, they joined First Baptist Church Malakoff and have become active in life groups, mission trips and bible studies.

Tom worked for International Business Machines for 32 years and then spent an additional 2 years doing contract work for IBM prior to retiring. During his career, he held many positions including managerial, audit and finance assignments. The most recent position that he held for over 10 years was as Regional Executive of Customer Fulfillment. In this role he had the opportunity to lead an international team of 100+ people, developing and managing strategic plans, budgets and interacting with clients.

During Tom’s career, was able to be involved in United Way, Junior Achievement and mentoring children in disadvantaged communities. Now that he is retired, he is highly energized to utilize his experience and passion to help Faith in Action Outreach continue and enhance their ministry in Henderson County.
Wyle McClintock : Director

Wyle McClintock

Director
Bio coming soon!