Ryan Thomas: A senior at the University of Texas at Dallas. Ryan is a marketing major with a concentration in sales. In addition to his volunteer work with The Extra Step Foundation, Ryan has participated in city clean-up and beautification projects as well as canned goods collections for local food drives.

Jeremy Swisher: A Magna Cum Laude graduate of Austin College who is an MS1 at Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine. At Austin College, Jeremy majored in Biochemical Neuroscience with a minor in Sports Science. Jeremy enjoys completing 30 hours of community service per semester with the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity as well as representing the Men’s Basketball team in the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  

Josh Dickerman: A senior at Austin College, majoring in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting, Josh has enjoyed being involved with other work as well including: Meals-on-Wheels and the STAIRS program tutoring children..



Cody Meyers: A Cum Laude graduate of Austin College, with a double major in Business Finance and Economics, Cody enjoys being involved in the community as well as businesses and investments. He has assisted additional charities such as Meals-on-Wheels, The Sherman Animal Shelter, and small community projects which enabled him to achieve over 3,500 hours of community service while in college..

The Extra Step Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization operating as a non-profit corporation in the state of Texas.

Company Profile

Founder/President: Cody Meyers

Vice President: Josh Dickerman

Marketing Director: Ryan Thomas

Secretary: Jeremy Swisher

Founded: 2014

The Extra Step Foundation, through our partnership with Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas is able to assist families who are financially struggling due to their child’s extent at the hospital. We are available to provide need-based assistance to the children and their family during and after their hospital visit. After a request from the hospital system on behalf of the family’s affected, The Extra Step processes and thoroughly evaluates the requested aid for the family to determine the type of assistance best suited for the situation of both the child and family.

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