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NOC Greenspace Board Members

James Mathis, Vice President/Treasurer

James Mathis is President of North Oak Cliff Greenspace.  James and his wife Sheri are  North Oak Cliff residents for nearly 30 years, and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to raise their three children Erin, Tyler and Sarah here.

James has been a volunteer with Greenspace for the last four years,  serving as head of the sponsorhip committee and as Vice President.  He feels that Greenspace is a great way to give back to the neighborhood  by supporting and enhancing the connection that the Stevens Park Golf Course has to our community and to support public art, landscaping and amenities like exercise stations and water fountains along the Coombs Creek Trail.

Mr. Mathis is a 25 year financial services industry veteran and currently is Managing Partner at Echelon Investment Mangement, an SEC registered investment advisor and Senior Vice President of Investments at First Financial Equity Copoiration.

James is currently Treasuer of Mamogram Poster Girls, Inc which provides funding for early diagnotic services to screen for breat cancer to underserved populations in Dallas, is Past President of the Dallas Security Trades Association, past mentor and tutor at DISD’s Joseph J. Rhoads Learning center and volunteer instructor for SIFMA’s Stock Market Game.

James currenlty lives in Stevens Park with his wife Sheri and dogs Holly, Lucy, and Bear.

Lisa Gossard, Secretary

Lisa Gossard has been involved with NOCGS since 2017, serving as the secretary. The terrain, architecture and beauty of Oak Cliff remind her of her Tennessee roots. She has lived in Dallas for 38 years and Oak Cliff specifically for 35 years. She feels fortunate to be a part of helping maintain the beauty of this oasis.

Cynthia Pierce

Cindy has lived in Kessler Park for 21 years and is an Oak Cliff native. She is former president of Kessler Neighbors United (KNU) and NOCGS. She has been involved with NOCGS since 2011 and is the Beautification Chair for KNU.

Cindy has proudly served in education for forty years. Her roles have included special education teacher, counselor, special education administrator, and ESC Transition consultant at Region 10. Currently, she is a self-employed consultant with area school districts and nonprofits. She is a service oriented professional who loves Oak Cliff. In her spare time, she enjoys AKC competitive dog sports with her Weimaraner, gardening, and golf.

Board of Directors


Wayne Gossard

James Mathis
Vice President

Lisa Gossard

Board Members

Kent Frederick, Director
Trey Kemp, Director
Deavon Moore, Director
Martin Peck, Director
Joanna Robben, Director
Joe Rybarski, Director
Courtney Tauriac, Director
Jim Henderson, Director