Alan Hicks : Chairman of the Board

Alan Hicks

Chairman of the Board
Alan has had two careers, having spent twenty-five years with the United States Post Office and after his retirement, spending the next fifteen years owning and managing a grocery store. Alan is a Vietnam veteran and received a business degree from Buena Vista University.

Alan and his wife, Diane, moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area from Iowa in 2010. They quickly became involved in First Baptist Church Malakoff, working with the children's ministry, life groups and missions. Alan's love for missions began with helping to rebuild homes after Hurricane Katrina and has continued with Labor of Love, Meals-on-Wheels, and Faith in Action Outreach. He has volunteered with FIAO for six years and joined the Board of Directors in 2015.

In his spare time, Alan enjoys playing bridge, golfing, fishing, and entertaining his grandchildren.
Grace Nakamura : President/Executive Director

Grace Nakamura

President/Executive Director
Grace Nakamura lived in the Dallas area before moving to Malakoff and worked as Administrative Assistant at Toshiba Consumer Electronics in Irving, TX. Prior to that, she was Executive Administrative Assistant for Sharp Consumer Electronics in Mahwah, New Jersey. Grace moved to Malakoff with her two young children in 1988 and raised her son and daughter as a single mom, becoming a volunteer and board member of the Parent Teacher Organization and Band Boosters.

After relocating to Malakoff, Grace worked as a Bank Teller for seven years for Citizens National Bank and then started her own pool cleaning/home cleaning business before becoming disabled in a motor-cycle accident. Grace has been involved with Faith in Action Outreach since 2013 as a volunteer and has been a Board Member since 2016. She draws on her varied professional background to manage the office and treasurer duties of FIAO.

Grace firmly believes in giving back to a community that has given so much to her and her family over the years.
Mark Short : Treasurer

Mark Short

Mark and his wife Kay purchased a weekend home in the Cedar Creek area back in 2007, but upon retiring in 2014 decided to move to the area permanently after spending 30 years raising their family in Decatur, Texas.

Mark worked for Trinity Industries, Inc. out of Dallas, Texas for approx. 38 years, spending the last 2 years mostly in contract and consulting work. He started out his career while in college working at one of their manufacturing plants in Fort Worth, Texas as an inventory clerk but over time went on to hold several senior managerial and VP positions mostly in areas of Contract Administration and Process Improvement. His role in these positions was primarily to manage 200+ million dollar customer contracts from a service and legal point of view, as well as direct his team of highly efficient employees in the ways of strategic plans, LEAN skill development, and new technology implementation.

As a member of the Church of Christ over the last 40 years, Mark has worked with and taught bible classes from cradle roll to adult, preached part time, served as deacon and elder over education, children’s homes, finance, missions, new building construction/maintenance, office administration and other misc. projects involving God’s people. He truly has a heart to serve God and his son Jesus as well as encouraging His followers to live out their lives by what the scriptures promote – going about and doing good works in order to bring glory and honor to His blessed name. Hence, the reason Mark chose to volunteer and be involved with the community through the excellent efforts of Faith in Action Outreach. He and his wife currently attend the Malakoff Church of Christ.

When not serving the Lord’s church and his volunteer work at FAIO, Mark enjoys staying fit through aerobic and strength building activities as well as boating, skiing (snow and water) and traveling. He and his wife have two adult children and three grandchildren.
Zo Bailey : Secretary

Zo Bailey

Zo and her late husband, Roy, moved to the Malakoff area and into their retirement home on Cedar Creek Lake in 2002. They became members of FBC Malakoff and involved themselves in the community. Zo has volunteered with Cedar Lake Hospice, Cedar Lake Nursing Home, and various First Baptist Church outreach programs.

During her career, she worked in a variety of office management positions. Some of her positions included secretary to Academic Dean at Navarro College in Corsicana; secretary of Stephan F. Austin Home Economics Department in Nacogdoches; part-time secretary to First Baptist Church, Killeen; and office manager of a CPA firm in Waxahachie. The last fifteen years were spent in Bryan/College Station as Administrative Assistant to the CEO and principal owner of a privately held multi-million dollar corporation. During that time she served as secretary to the Arts Council Board and was active in American Business Women’s Association, holding several offices including president.

Zo has a heart for the elderly and disadvantaged. Having a granddaughter with special needs inspired her to be the top individual fundraiser for March of Dimes WalkAmerica in Bryan/College Station for several years. Since retirement, she enjoys drawing on her office and secretarial experience to serve as Faith in Action Outreach Volunteer Coordinator and secretary to the Board.

Zo has a wonderful support system from her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. She is quick to give thanks to God for her health, her family, and her opportunities in life.
Rev Ed Fisher : Director

Rev Ed Fisher