Meet Our Staff
We believe this is not our work, but the work of the One above.
Project 4031 is committed to being a good steward of the resources given and fervently serve the needs of terminally ill patients and their families.
Leanna Gilles graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Education in 2005 and a Master of Education in 2006. She taught middle school Social Studies for 3 years in Fort Worth ISD. After leaving Fort Worth ISD, she spent a year at Catholic Charities working with refugees in Educational Services. Through what she can only explain as divine intervention, she found a position with National HME, a DME company for hospice patients. While working there, she met Joshua and Kristina Robertson, and first learned of Project 4031. She knew that one day she wanted to be working there. She volunteered and sat on the Board of Directors for a year when Josh and Kristina approached her to become Project 4031’s Executive Director. Through prayer, she realized this is where she belonged. Leanna grew up around hospice and is grateful for the opportunity to work with hospice patients.
In her spare time, Leanna works with the youth group at her church as a middle school and high school leader. She recently joined the Junior League of Fort Worth and is excited to serve her community in this capacity. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, pup Elliott, and cheering on her Horned Frogs.
Kristina C. Robertson
Co-Founder, Fund Development Officer, Board Member
Kristina Robertson knew she wanted to make a difference in this world. With a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Texas Tech University, she taught kindergarten for 4 years with Fort Worth ISD. When she became concerned about her impact in this role, she decided to make a change. Co-Founder and husband Joshua Robertson started a hospice focused medical equipment company called National HME with his father George Robertson. During his time at National HME, many evenings after work Josh and Kristina discussed the needs of serving hospice patients more in-depth. Kristina was at a career crossroad, after a year of praying, researching, and exploring options, Kristina, Josh, and father-in-law George started Project 4031. Their hope: to make a difference in the lives of terminally ill children and adults. Kristina feels honored to be a part of Project 4031, serving families during a critical and sensitive time in their life strengthening their end of life stories. This past year, Kristina transitioned into a fund development role. Her time is concentrated on fundraising for the organization and sharing the heart and mission of Project 4031. She has been a part of it all since inception, experiencing the growth and knowing the inner workings. Her passion is to serve patients along with her dedication to learning allows her to fit well into this new position.
Kristina has a passion for volunteering and giving back, she has been apart of Fort Worth Junior league since 2011, All Aboard program through Junior League, Leadership Fort Worth, and volunteers at her children’s school. Josh and Kristina have three boys and when not working at Project 4031 she spends quality time with her family.
Program Services Coordinator
Through God’s perfect timing, Elizabeth joined our team in the fall of 2016, and we are excited to have her here working closely with the families we serve. She is a 2007 graduate from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, and has always had a passion to help others and make the world a better place. After graduation, she worked with children from Pre-K through second grade and enjoyed her time in the classroom. Elizabeth’s husband, an active duty military member, began his career in North Carolina before they moved to Germany. They spent several years overseas, taking advantage of the opportunity to travel, experiencing new cultures and making lifelong memories. In 2015, they decided to leave the military and return to their beloved hometown, Fort Worth, to be near their family and friends.
This afforded Elizabeth the opportunity to return to her passion of helping others and through volunteering with another nonprofit, she found Project 4031. She immediately connected with their mission and the impact they are making locally and internationally. Elizabeth admires the Robertsons’ dedication in turning their vision of serving others into a reality, and she feels truly honored to be a part of such a tightknit team that works tirelessly to serve terminally ill children and adults in such a unique way. It is a privilege for her to come to work every day and make a real difference by granting last dreams and providing families in need with funding assistance.
Joshua T. Robertson
Co-Founder & President
Joshua Robertson has been committed to hospice patients and their families for over ten years when he wrote a business plan his senior year at Texas Tech to start a hospice focused medical equipment company. National HME was born on March 22, 2006 and began serving their first hospice patient in September of 2006. During his tenure at National HME he served in multiple executive positions to grow the organization into a best in class hospice service company across the United States serving over 500,000 hospice patients and their families. Since the inception of National HME, the Robertson Family dreamed of serving hospice patients in a unique way as he heard so many stories of patients having unique needs or a final dream before they went home to meet their maker.
He also knew there was a large movement internationally in developing countries serving terminally ill patients, so wanted to ensure they too had the needed equipment and supplies to die comfortably. Through a lot of prayer and hard work; Kristina, George (Josh’s Father) and Josh founded Project 4031. Currently Josh is a business development consultant with National HME and also founded a family office that invest their time, talent, and treasures into entrepreneurial businesses called GrowCo Capital. GrowCo also invest in real estate projects throughout Texas. Joshua graduated from Texas Tech University in 2006 with a double major in honors management and marketing. In 2011 he graduated with an Executive MBA at Texas Tech University.
George Robertson has served in a number of leadership roles in healthcare throughout a professional career spanning more than three decades, including executive level positions at Respiratory Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Allied Pharmacy Management, Inc., Cambridge Medical and Sleep Centers of America, Inc. and VITAS Healthcare. Mr. Robertson has been involved in many of his positions as a visionary in building the operations and growing companies to meet health care needs in communities around the country. Serving in many areas including clinical, administration, accounting and operations. Mr. Robertson has served on several healthcare industry and ministry boards and looks forward to working and directing an organization that aids and assist the terminal ill and their families. He has served on boards with Sports World Ministries, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Texas Association of Medical Equipment Dealers and several faith based organizations.
Marie Chase has been a Registered Nurse for 15 years, and currently works in a surgeon’s office in Fort Worth. She graduated from nursing school in 2001, and worked in the Baylor Health Care System and at Fort Worth Surgery Center in Fort Worth. She has also worked as a camp nurse at Pine Cove Christian Camps in Tyler, TX, and as a school nurse at Southwest Christian School in Fort Worth.
In her free time, Marie enjoys CrossFit, yoga, running, reading and travel. Her greatest treasure is being a Mom to McKinley and Delaney. Marie became passionate about hospice after seeing the calming and loving effect it had on patients and their families as a nurse.
Brandon Chase is First Vice President, Investments for Beacon Hill Wealth Services of Raymond James in Fort Worth. He is a Certified Financial Planner Professional (CFP®), and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst (CDFA™). He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University. Brandon is a past Chairman of the Board of Camp Fire First Texas, and a past Board member for Gill Children’s Services. He currently serves a Chair of the Board Development Committee for Camp Fire, and on the Spiritual Life Committee for Southwest Christian School.
Brandon is a diehard Texas Rangers and TCU fan, and in his free time enjoys golf, CrossFit, and traveling to unique worldwide destinations. He is a self-published author and writer at www.brandonchase.net. Brandon is married to his high school sweetheart, Marie, and they have two daughters: McKinley and Delaney. Brandon and Marie love coaching their volleyball teams. Brandon became passionate about hospice after experiencing the love and care offered to his grandfather at the end of his life.
Matt Walton is a native of Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Texas Tech University. Thereafter, in 2010 Matt received his law degree from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. After law school. Matt served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Renee Harris Toliver, United States Magistrate Judge, in Dallas, Texas. Currently, Matt is an associate attorney at the firm Barlow Garsek & Simon in Fort Worth where he practices civil litigation and serves as outside general counsel for local companies.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Texas Tech Raiders, and spending time with his wife Cailey, and their children Conrad and Ellie. Matt joined Project 4031 to help improve the lives of others. He believes that God has blessed him with a wonderful life and family and wishes to give back by helping others during times of need. Matt takes joy in being able to help others place a small role in helping others enjoy their lives to the fullest and enjoy some of the same blessings God as bestowed upon him and his family. In addition to devoting his time to Project 4031, Matt also volunteers with The First Tee of Fort Worth, a non-profit organization devoted ti teaching kids life lessons through the game of golf.
Judy Clark graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1983. Shortly after, she joined the staff of Campus Crusades for Christ and served at the University of Minnesota, Texas Tech University, Vanderbilt University, and the Campus Crusades International Headquarters in Orlando, Florida.
After 16 years of ministry with Campus Crusades for Christ, Judy moved back to Fort Worth, and began working at Texas Christian University in the Alumni Office. She then renewed her nursing license and began practicing Maternal Newborn Nursing at Harris Fort Worth, and Baylor All Saints hospitals. She currently works at Harris Southwest Hospital where she is the Supervisor of the Maternal Newborn Unit. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing and will graduate in 2016. Judy loves her pets, traveling, and the TCU Horned Frogs.
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