Meet Our Board Members

Sharon K. Bina         Founder/President

Sharon Bina

Sharon has 30 years of experience working in the banking industry with an emphasis on management, business direction, billing, remittance processing, project management, operations and customer service. She has a certification in nonprofit management from a local college.

Sharon retired in 2018 and works part-time at a Christian radio station in the promotions department. She is active in her Christian faith and enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two grandkids. She enjoys hiking, working out, playing pickleball and any activity that allows her to be outside and enjoy nature.

Sharon learned the empowerment skydiving can bring to a person's life when she did her first jump in 2003. She married her tandem instructor who has over 6,600 jumps.

Deana Albrecht               Treasurer

 
Deana Albrecht

Deana’s career background stems from years in the financial sector, both corporate and non-profit. Over the past fifteen (15) years, her paths have led to working in non-profit organizations focusing on mental health and suicide prevention in both Teens and Adults.  She has served as Director of Finance and Operations for eleven (11) years with CONTACT Crisis Line and for the past 4 years, she has worked as the Finance Manager (part-time) with Grant Halliburton Foundation.

 

Deana has raised three (3) children with her husband of 35 years.  She is very active in her church and has held various volunteer leadership positions.

​In 2005, Deana was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer resulting in the removal of both thyroid lobes which requires daily medicated maintenance for the duration of her life.  Her diagnosis was certainly unexpected, but she was undeterred in dealing with the issue.  However, she can imagine that any person faced with a possible life-changing obstacle, is reminded of their mortality and wish they had the opportunity to do all of the things they’ve dreamed of.  She knows firsthand how hearing a cancer diagnosis makes people more aware of time and how they spend it.  Faith, family, friends and life, in general, become even more precious. 

Taking risks becomes less daunting and living life to the fullest is a new priority.  This is how 2 Miles of Smiles offers the opportunity to continue living and living fearlessly.

Lisa Dunn                           Secretary

 
Lisa Dunn

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from LSU and a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, Lisa has managed multi-million dollar contracts and challenging cybersecurity projects in the defense industry. With her husband Scott, she has raised three children and held many leadership positions in community organizations- PTA President, Richardson Symphony League President, St. Paul the Apostle Parish Pastoral Council. She has used her project management skills to chair large fundraisers like the Richardson Symphony Ball and the Beaujolais Bash. 

 

Not only did she lose both parents to cancer, but Lisa also faced breast cancer at age 42 when her youngest child was just 13 years old. After a year filled with 38 infusions, 33 radiation treatments, and surgery, Lisa is keenly aware of how we can take everyday life for granted.

The opportunity to do something fearless like skydive after a diagnosis is a gift and a celebration of living.

Carol  Crowley Casmus      Board Member

 
Carol Casmus

Carol comes to us with a degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University,

and has spent most of her professional career in Sales and Management.

More recently, she has spent more than a decade assisting with fund development,

both on staff for CONTACT Crisis Line, and as a freelance grant writer for several local not-for-profit organizations.  Her personal interests revolve around faith, family, friends, and music.

 

Carol is also acutely aware of the trials and fears faced by cancer patients,

having been diagnosed herself with colon cancer in 2013.

Happily, she was declared “five years cancer free”  this past December

and has been released from all oncology treatments.