FILLING A VOID

Recognizing the hopelessness that families feel when facing a serious illness, ECHO was compelled to create a bridge connecting those seeking the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids or cannabidiol (CBD) with the resources, community support, and medical professional guidance needed to move forward. For those feeling that the traditional medical community has nothing more to offer, we are ECHO.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andrea Barnes

PRESIDENT

Andrea is a nonprofit veteran with over 30 years experience leading local, national and international causes. An expert in raising money and developing corporate social impact programs, she is eager and excited to support ECHO’s mission of changing lives.

John Alexander Mark

SECRETARY/TREASURER

John has been a commercial pilot, run an investment company, been a professional Stage Manager and, for many years, served as the Business Manager and Managing Director of a professional theatre that is part of a major university. He has been active on many community and civic boards for over thirty years. He has three grown sons and loves spending time with his wife, Anne their cat and dog.

Brian Higuera

VICE PRESIDENT

A devoted husband and father, Brian introduced CBD oil into the regimen of his special needs daughter to help her have a better quality of life. Together with his wife, Damaris, Brian is dedicated to raising awareness of CBD’s profound potential by sharing his daughter’s story across various media outlets within the U.S. and around the world.

Penny Pennington Howard

Member

Penny is the founder and President of the non-profit organization Hope4Harper which focuses on awareness and fundraising for research related to the rare disorder CDKL5. She started the organization to help her youngest daughter Harper who was affected by the genetic disorder CDKL5. She also manages acquisitions for Zane Holdings where she is a partner in 500+ apartment units, as well as in multiple real estate joint ventures in the North Texas area. Prior to real estate, Penny was the Director of Operations of a privately held environmental firm where she oversaw daily operations of sales, finance and regulatory compliance.

Organizational Documents

IRS Tax Documents

2017 1099 Filing - Download

Annual Reports

2017 - View

Policy Plan

2018 - Download

State Nonprofit Disclosures

2018 - View

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