Hand Up Network welcomes Non-profit Veteran to the Team!

TYLER, Texas, November 15, 2023– Hand Up Network™ announced today that non-profit development veteran, Janet Glaze has joined the organization as its Director of Network Development.

With over two decades of experience in non-profit and marketing, Janet brings a wealth of expertise in Fundraising, Strategic Planning, Branding, and Event Production. Prior to joining Hand Up Network, she held front-line development positions with various non-profit organizations, supporting international and domestic humanitarian relief, disaster services, healthcare, education, and veterans’ initiatives.

“Janet and her husband Randy first became aware of Hand Up Network during our oversight of the Emergency Operations effort for the Panola County Tornado Disaster in 2021 and have developed a passion for our work and service.” stated Samuel Smith, CEO of Hand Up Network.  “Janet’s background in supporting groups like Southern Methodist University, Wounded Warrior Project, etc. brings a dedicated eye to our efforts to gather support and most important, continue to change the lives of East Texans in need for the better!”

Glaze has a MBA in Healthcare Administration and BSBA in Marketing from National University, San Diego.  She and her husband Randy relocated back to East Texas in 2017 from the Metroplex.  They are the proud parents of two adult children and are excited to help Hand Up Network continue and expand its impact across the region.

“Hand Up Network has been blessed to impact over 650,000 East Texans since our start in 2019.  This is an amazing accomplishment that would not have been possible without the support of our Volunteers, Donors, and incredible Staff!  Janet’s addition will help us to continue to get the word out and engage people and organizations that have the ability to help us address the expanding needs of our neighbors and communities.” said Smith.  “I have seen God work miracles all over the world and He continues to make it clear that we must do our part and He will fill in the rest.  This includes helping us find the right people, at the right time, to continue His work!  We can’t wait to see how He uses Janet in this role to help Hand Up Network’s increase our impact on East Texas!”


About Hand Up Network™:

HAND UP NETWORK™ is a 501c3 non-profit based in Tyler, TX.  The Network offers long-term programs to people seeking a new season in life and response teams designed to address community issues and emergency response. They are not a welfare organization but come alongside people that are serious about changing their lives for the better. The harder you work towards your own success the harder Hand Up Network will work alongside you! HUN has impacted over 650,000 people throughout East Texas since it started in January of 2019