Imagination Fort Worth Staff


Lauri McKay Bevan – Executive Director
Lauri McKay Bevan is a certified arts educator with experience teaching students from pre-K through high school. She is also a professional actor, director, and produced playwright, and served as administrator for a multi-state non-profit social service organization helping at-risk teens. This combination of experiences in education, the arts, and non-profit management make her well qualified to bring IFW to its next phase.


Susie Hyman – Program Director
Susie Hyman brings a combination of management skills and education experience to IFW. Drawing on her degree in Scientific Nutrition from Texas A&M University, she developed a WIC nutrition clinic in Huntsville, Texas, building participation to over 800 clients in two years. She subsequently served as a community nutrition advisor in Fort Worth, including teaching an eight-week education program on nutrition and food safety to first grade students in FWISD. Following that she was a math tutor and then a full-time teacher for students with special educational needs in Kindergarten to fourth grade in FWISD.


Cynthia Andrews, PhD , Curriculum Specialist
Education expert Cynthia Andrews creates the “ImagineGuides” that Imagination Fort Worth distributes to classroom teachers and students, as well as designs surveys and analyzes data/outcomes for measuring program efficacy. Andrews earned a Master’s Degree in Studio Art from the Glasgow School of Art, and a  Ph.D. in Contemporary Art Research/Creative Industries from the University of Ulster.


Imagination Fort Worth Board of Directors
Molly Brown
Josh Carrizales – President
Nan Dearen
Ben Ehrich
Pam Ehrich – Secretary
Margot Garza
Sheila Grubbs
Shinita Hishaw
Darenda Kirby
Carson Linstead
Jerri Mcnair
Anne Moroneso
Ryan Parish – Treasurer
Nedra Robinson
Dawn Taft
Lindsey Walsh