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 attending Texas A&M HSC College of Medicine for his M.D. At Austin College, Jeremy majored in Biochemical Neuroscience with a minor in Sports Science. Jeremy enjoyed 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 Cum Laude graduate of Austin College, with a major in Business Administration and minor in Accounting, Josh is currently working in Dallas, Texas pursuing his interests in banking. Along with The Extra Step Foundation, Josh volunteers with other non-profit organizations in the Dallas area to help eliminate hunger and poverty.
Cody Meyers: Currently a obtaining a Masters of Science in Finance degree at Southern Methodist University and a Cum Laude graduate of Austin College, with a double major in Business Finance and Economics, Cody is extensively involved in the Dallas and Greater North Dallas community which enabled him to achieve over 3,500 hours of community service while in undergrad. Recognized as an Allstate Insurance National nominee for his work in alleviating medical poverty in the community.
The Extra Step Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization operating as a non-profit corporation in the state of Texas.
Founder/President: Cody Meyers
Vice President: Josh Dickerman
Marketing Director: Ryan Thomas
Secretary: Jeremy Swisher
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 provide need-based assistance to the children and their family both during and after their hospital visit. The Extra Step processes and thoroughly evaluates requested aid for the family to determine the type of assistance best suited for the individual situation of each family.
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