Eric has served as CEO of Project Transformation National since its formation in June 2015. Prior to this, he served as executive director of Project Transformation North Texas for nearly ten years. It has been under Eric’s leadership that movement toward creating a national organization and replicating Project Transformation’s model in new regions has taken place. He brings extensive knowledge of all aspects of the operations and programs of Project Transformation. Eric brings previous experience developing children’s and youth programming in low-income communities in London, England as a young adult mission volunteer. He spent four years teaching middle school at the Shelton School in Dallas and served in youth ministry for six years. Eric received his Bachelor’s Degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and his Master’s Degree in business and nonprofit arts administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Casey Mellody began as VP of Programs for PT National in December 2015. She began working with Project Transformation North Texas as an undergraduate at Southern Methodist University from 2001-2004. She served as a reading tutor for Project Transformation’s after-school program and as a summer intern in 2002. She also served as a House Pastor and as a Program Quality Coach. Most recently, she served as the Director of Programming & Leadership Development for PT North Texas for six years. Her experiences with Project Transformation sparked her calling to be in ministry with young adults and her passion for new ways of exploring and being church as a way to transform local communities. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies and English from Southern Methodist University and a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies from Perkins School of Theology.
Julie began as the National Curriculum Consultant for Project Transformation National in September 2017 and transitioned into the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in September 2018. Julie formerly served as a facilitator for talented and gifted students, from kindergarten through seventh grade, in Winfield, Kansas, USD 465. Before assuming this post in 2015, she worked as a first-grade teacher in the district. She attended Southwestern College in Winfield, earning a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education in 2009, a master's degree in leadership studies in 2011, and a doctorate in educational leadership with an emphasis in teacher leadership in 2018. Julie is also a PT North Texas alumna, serving her summer internship in 2008. She is a member of FUMC in Winfield, KS and she serves on the Winfield Public Library board. Her passion is working with teachers and facilitators to provide quality curriculum. She is thrilled to be collaborating with the Project Transformation network!