Ragan’s Hope is a Foundation that has been set up as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered with the IRS. As such, there is a formal structure of advisors and board members that have been put in place to ensure Ragan’s HOPE remains a prominent, successful and efficient organization that continues to be consistent in how we utilize our funds, staff and volunteers, and how parents and families are assisted.
Ragan’s HOPE does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
We invite you to meet the members of our foundation below. To see a list of the Ragan’s HOPE Partners, please visit our Partner’s Page.
Delena Stuart Watson
Founder & Missions Director of Ragan’s Hope
When asked what Delena is most proud of with her accomplishments, she will answer “her family”. Pictured here are Jennifer, Dan, Delena, Ragan and Katherine. Delena knows that she and her previous husband Randy (who passed away in 2008) were blessed with wonderful children that are now grown.
Delena was an executive in the corporate sector for many years and accomplished high achievements and awards in the industry she worked in before leaving it to pursue her passion in serving others. She started a care ministry at Fellowship Church that focused on the families of children with medical issues. It soon began to grow and she developed it into the overall care ministry for all ages and for any member needs that arose. Because of her insight in recognizing the needs of others, the ministry multiplied in to several ministries and she directed approximately 1000 volunteers. Because of her management skills, she was given responsibilities overseeing other departments in addition to Member Care Services.
Delena’s passion is to serve other parents when they have children with medical issues and while being at the hospitals over the years, she knows first hand what those needs might be. With God’s direction, she began to know that she needed to develop a nonprofit foundation in order to assist others. That is when Ragan’s HOPE was created. She now serves as the founder of this ministry and knows that in addition to raising her children, this is an accomplishment of which she is very proud.
Coach Waldrum, formerly the head women’s soccer coach at Notre Dame University and coach for the Houston Dash National Women’s Soccer League, is not only a successful coach, but has served in many organizations both in his community and nationally throughout his career. For a complete biography of his career, please visit his page on the Notre Dame’s website.
Scott Huber – Attorney
Scott is an attorney whose practice includes mediating disputes, corporate law and representation. Scott graduated from Texas A & M University with a B.A. in Economics, and from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.
Away from the office, Scott is very active in sports officiating in football and basketball and also enjoys outdoor recreation, music, reading, and spending time with his wife. Scott looks at all of his endeavors as potential ministries and focuses on comparing normal everyday struggles we face with those that Jesus faced in his earthly ministry.
Martha I. Bellomy
Martha Bellomy is Founder and President of MB Marketing Solutions, a strategic marketing boutique based in Dallas, TX. She has an extensive background in marketing with companies such as Carlson Restaurants Worldwide (she helped make T.G.I. Friday’s a household name!) and Moroch Advertising Agency (managing the local McDonald’s accounts).
Martha has a strong dedication to providing outreach and is committed to helping her community; particularly serving as an advocate for children and families in need and raising awareness in the Latino community of important organizations like Ragan’s HOPE. She has been a long term volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and in 2013 she will begin serving on the Board of Directors for The Mexico Institute, whose main focus is to bridge the cultural gap between the rapidly growing Mexican community and other cultures in the Dallas area.
Mrs. Bellomy is a devoted wife to her husband John and together they have two children, 4-year old, Joseph Loy and 1- year old, Sabrina Eve. Martha enjoys fashion, traveling, politics and meeting people from different backgrounds.
Advisory CommitteeDr. Craig Hobar
Founder of Leap Foundation
Director of International Craniofacial – Medical City Stan Davis
NATIONAL BANK of TEXAS Mark McClure
Director of Business Development