Karen Wiseman – President
Karen Wiseman was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas with a family history going back to her great, great, great Grandmother, Mary Overton, whose family settled in Fort Worth around 1850 on the land now known as Waterside along Bryant Irvin Rd and the Trinity River. Karen is a double graduate of TCU having completed both her bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA as a Horned Frog. She took early retirement as Vice President of Cash Operations from First American Payment Systems, LP after almost 20 years of service at the company’s downtown Fort Worth location. Karen is married to Richard Wiseman, a construction litigation attorney who has worked his entire legal career in downtown Fort Worth.
Karen became passionate about the cause of child sex trafficking beginning in 2013. Her passion grew to the point that she retired early at the end of 2020 to help found 5 Stones Foundation, Inc as a 501c3 non-profit corporation and run it as President. Prior to 5 Stones Foundation formation in 2021, she participated as a member of the 5 Stones Taskforce and has served on the 5 Stones Taskforce Steering Committee since 2014. She also serves on the Board of Common Ground, the Advisory Boards of The Net and Unbound, and as a Member of the Local Outreach Committee at Christ Chapel Bible Church.
Felicia Grantham has always been passionate about working with vulnerable populations. She has developed a heart to help people throughout her life, working with people in need both domestically and abroad. During her college years, she worked with at-risk youth and homeless populations, then was led abroad to continue serving people in other countries. In 2006, she joined the City of Fort Worth’s Public Health Department, launching outreach programs for homeless populations. Three years later as those programs concluded, she transferred to the city’s Community Relations Department where she helped implement a women’s health initiative to curb infant mortality. A year later she joined the Fort Worth Police Department where she developed a passion for fighting human trafficking. In 2014, this led her to create the Tarrant County 5 Stones Taskforce, a community network engaged in collaborative efforts to end sex trafficking in Tarrant County. Today this coalition represents dozens of local organizations, regularly has 60-80 people participating each month, and has recently launched a non-profit foundation to assist its members’ anti-trafficking efforts.
In 2017, Felicia was assigned to the FWPD’s Human Trafficking Unit as an analyst. In this role she also leads the department’s anti-trafficking community outreach efforts through the 5 Stones Taskforce. Felicia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and recently earned her Masters in Public Administration from Tarleton State University. She is the proud mother of a teenage daughter and is active in her local community and faith life.
Wesley Toland – Treasurer
Wesley Toland has served in domestic and international ministry since 2007. He grew up in Michigan and received his undergraduate degree in environmental science from Michigan State University. He worked as a consultant in that field before being called to northern Uganda to serve as Country Director for a Christian relief and development organization. In Africa, his life was changed dramatically as he met his future wife and began a non-profit career path.
Wes is passionate about protecting the vulnerable and being an agent of healing and restoration in this world. After ministering internationally for several years, he moved to Fort Worth, Texas and began working with refugees and the local church. Wes came on Local Outreach staff at Christ Chapel Bible Church in 2013 and has served on steering committee of the 5 Stones Taskforce since 2015. He also serves on the board of International Living Streams, a Christian non-profit which supports an orphanage of over 100 children in Kenya.
Wes received his Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2017 and is currently the Outreach Pastor at Christ Chapel’s West Campus.
With over 30 years’ experience in the payments industry, Neil Randel currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of First American Payment Systems. Neil joined First American in 1993 and was named President & CEO in 1998. Under his leadership, First American Payment Systems has become one of the fastest growing payment processors in the United States. Prior to joining First American, he founded National Merchant Services (1987) and FirstNet Corporation (1990), both focused on providing merchant services. In 2004, Neil was named the southwest area Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Business Services.