Board

Board of Directors

First and foremost, there at the Cognitive Institute of Dallas there is no legal guidelines in place determining who can serve on the board of our nonprofit. This means it’s entirely up to our organization who will be the best individual for the position. The most important quality we look for in a good board member is a passion and dedication to our mission. When our board members are driven by our mission, they’ll be more likely to make the decisions and have the motivation to continue pushing our mission forward. And that mission is clear and explanatory: families! With the foundation of our mission in mind, our organization can then start considering the four C’s of recruitment to find the best people to serve our nonprofit:

Culture: The culture of our organization all comes back to a few essential core values that our organization represents. These values are what is considered right and good for our organization. By ensuring we recruit members to our board who also hold and respect the core values of your organization, they’ll carry our organization’s culture into the board room.
Character: Every day, we make judgments about people based on their actions. The character of the people we choose to serve will come back as a reflection of our organization as a whole. Choosing caring, respectful, and kind people to be on our board of directors will show the community that our organization also holds those characteristics.
Competence: When we choose members for our board of directors, we’ll need to be sure that they’re competent in the areas in which they need to have competence. Of course, you’ll need to be able to learn and retain information from meetings and about our organization. However, they’ll also need high emotional aptitude to perceive, control, and express emotions, allowing you to be adaptable to different situations at the organization. In addition, our members should be subtle thinkers that come up with simple solutions to complicated problems.
Connections: In the past, nonprofits recruited board members simply because they had highly affluent friends. However, now that’s not the only type of connection we should be interested in. While affluent connections are always helpful, we also consider board members with connections who have a passion for the mission, have a connection to those we serve, and who can help us better serve the community.

Bottom Line
Few things are more important to the health and sustainability of our nonprofit than our board of directors. A board of directors leads organizations through important tasks and decisions. Therefore, it’s important that interested parties, as a nonprofit professional, understand the purpose of our nonprofit board

If you are interested in serving and would like to begin the recruit process reach out to Laura Britian at info@cognitiveinstituteofdallas.org

Check out our
leadership list

Robert Green

Robert Green

Executive director
Miranda Grey

Miranda Grey

Research professor
Roberta Stewart

Roberta Stewart

Digital media director

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The history of our
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The Cognitive Institute of Dallas was founded in 2001 by Dr. Rachel Levitch, our Executive Director. We seek a world where every child has the support and resources to reach their full potential — a world where every child has a loving and secure home.

The Cogntive Institute of Dallas was founded
Agency became licensed
Homlessness program opened
Domestic violence program opened
Family counseling and adoption program opened
With Healthy Families First assistance program began
Founder Dr. Rachel Levitch understanding and concerned with service and funding reaching communities.
Addressing parenting struggles to become the best quality parent available to them.
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity.
Understanding services to include communication, anger management, and long-term strategies for parents.
In response to COVID-19 our online broadcasting and families’ first features.

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How we help
families

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Home Office

Dallas, United States, TX

info@cognitiveinstituteodallas.org

It’s natural for parents to advise their children to pursue the safe, predictable, and practical route.  Parents do this because they don’t want their children to experience uncertainty or discomfort.  This is the good path. But is it the best path?  In most cases, no. The best path is usually the one that’s full of challenges, obstacles, and disappointments.

Winning parents understand that it’s more important to build a relationship with their child than it is to find innovative ways to control her behavior.  Just because your child obeys your instructions doesn’t mean that you’re a world-class parent. It just means that your child is obedient.  If this obedience comes at the cost of your parent-child relationship, the tradeoff might not be worth it.

Parents often think that they’re responsible for their children.  Responsible for their academic performance, for their behavior, for their social etiquette.  But no—parents are only responsible to their children. Parents are responsible to their children by giving them love and support and a good home environment.  Children are responsible for their own lives. If your child misbehaves in school, she’s the one who will be punished, not you. Successful parents recognize that they aren’t responsible for their children, so these parents don’t carry a burden that they were never meant to carry anyway.

Check out our
leadership list

Robert Green

Robert Green

Executive director
Miranda Grey

Miranda Grey

Research professor
Roberta Stewart

Roberta Stewart

Digital media director

Our experience
in numbers

0%
Adoption
0%
Consultation
0%
Information and resources
0%
Success stories

The history of our
company

The Cognitive Institute of Dallas was founded in 2001 by Dr. Rachel Levitch, our Executive Director. We seek a world where every child has the support and resources to reach their full potential — a world where every child has a loving and secure home.

The Cogntive Institute of Dallas was founded
Agency became licensed
Homlessness program opened
Domestic violence program opened
Family counseling and adoption program opened
With Healthy Families First assistance program began
Founder Dr. Rachel Levitch understanding and concerned with service and funding reaching communities.
Addressing parenting struggles to become the best quality parent available to them.
Partnering with Habitat for Humanity.
Understanding services to include communication, anger management, and long-term strategies for parents.
In response to COVID-19 our online broadcasting and families’ first features.

2003
2005
2010
2015
2019

How we help
families

5

Home Office

Dallas, United States, TX

info@cognitiveinstituteodallas.org