Our Team

"I Have A Dream" Foundation - Dallas has plans to expand! Interested in a rewarding career empowering Dallas-area youth to reach for their most ambitious dreams? Please send a resume and letter of interest to hr@ihaveadreamfoundation.org.

Sally McMullin

Program Director

Sally McMullin has served the “I Have A Dream” Foundation – Dallas for nearly 20 years, with experience in program and leadership roles. She considers her work to be a mission and not a job, and her primary focus is making sure the children she serves do not fall through the cracks simply because they lack equal access to resources and education. She believes the work of “I Have A Dream” is to provide Dreamers with the same tools for success their peers in fully resourced neighborhoods enjoy.

Growing up in an under-resourced community herself, Sally advocates for her Dreamers the way she wishes someone had for her. She takes a particular interest in ensuring that the students she serves have a voice and their voices are heard, regardless of their zip code.

In her Dreamers, Sally sees future educators, senators, judges, community activists, entrepreneurs, and anywhere else their dreams may take them. As adult members of the community, she believes we have a responsibility as a collective humanity to never give up on children not born to privilege and instead equip them with the resources they need to reach their full potential.

Sally hopes you will join her on her mission of filling up their toolboxes with the tools they so desperately need to succeed.

 

Alyssa Coleman

Marketing and Development Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA

Alyssa Coleman is the Marketing and Development Coordinator for the “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Dallas and an AmeriCorps VISTA member and volunteer. Alyssa has an energetic enthusiasm for social media design and marketing outreach. She also has a passion for personalized service and helping others, which is why she chose to volunteer for this impactful nonprofit in her local community. Alyssa attended the University of Oklahoma for a degree in information studies and has been using her skills to make a difference ever since. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants and watching movies.

 

Otis Hackney – National Foundation Leader

President & CEO, "I Have A Dream" Foundation

Otis Hackney is the President & CEO of the “I Have A Dream” Foundation and is responsible for leading the national education nonprofit and its vision of college access and opportunity for all. He believes every child deserves to attend great schools within their own communities and is committed to effecting positive, sustainable social change.

In his previous role as Chief Education Officer for the City of Philadelphia, Otis championed crucial collaboration and partnerships with stakeholders to strengthen the local educational landscape and advance key educational policy. He helped the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) return to local control with a mayoral-appointed board and worked to secure free internet access for students to participate in virtual learning at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with the SDP, he launched several important equity-centered initiatives, including a locally funded PreK program called Community Schools. Ever mindful of the importance of access to post-secondary opportunity, Otis is also known for working with the Community College of Philadelphia to secure tuition-free scholarships and basic needs support.

Otis joined the National Board of Directors at the “I Have a Dream” Foundation in 2019. Along with his extensive knowledge and experience in education, his tenure on the board made him a prudent choice for President & CEO. Under his leadership, IHDF is well-poised to continue making equitable education a reality by engaging communities and children (“Dreamers”) through individualized programming and guaranteed post-secondary tuition support.