We are pleased to announce the addition of two new board members to Project Transformation’s National Board of Directors: Katie Adams Schaeffer and Lisa Laughlin! The board provides leadership in furthering Project Transformation’s mission and vision. “I am excited to welcome these two dynamic individuals to the national board,” says Eric Lindh, PT National CEO. “They both have hit the ground running and are already making a tremendous difference at Project Transformation.”

Katie Adams Schaeffer¬†is an advocate for the arts, education and social justice. She served as a Project Transformation North Texas intern in 1998, its inaugural year, and then on its staff from 2002-2004. Her professional career in the arts and philanthropy has included work at the American Visionary Art Museum and the Barnes Foundation where she is currently the Senior Director of Leadership Giving. Katie serves on the Board of Directors of the Support Center for Child Advocates and the Education Committee of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She grew up in Dallas attending University Park UMC and now attends Saint Mark’s Church in Philadelphia.
“The dynamism of Project Transformation is in its weaving together relationships with dimension and purpose to create positive change and pathways for service, spiritual growth, intergenerational learning, and a greater WE. I’m honored to support Project Transformation in its communities around the country.”


Lisa Laughlin¬†is a lifelong educator – K-12 fine arts and special education, primarily for the Highland Park ISD. After 20 years in the classroom, Lisa continued her passion for children through fundraising for the Booker T Washington HSFPA capital campaign, followed by approximately 9 years with Communities in Schools – Dallas Region, where she was named Chief Philanthropy Officer. Lisa serves on the boards of Dallas Symphony Orchestra League, Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Equest, and Junior League of Dallas Sustainer’s Board. She and her husband, Kendall are members of Highland Park UMC.
“All children deserve a safe place to learn and grow and a caring relationship with an adult. Through Project Transformation, thousands of young lives are being changed with measurable impact. The gospel in action is alive through college interns, volunteers and church communities situated within each neighborhood. I am particularly drawn to the relationships built and Godly play evoked throughout enrichment of the body, mind and spirit within the program. I am honored to support Project Transformation National to help assure ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ for each youngster and intern participant, while also advocating the gift of literacy.