The Center Team

Headshot of Tracy Irby, director of TWU's Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Tracy Irby
Director
OMB 260
tirby@twu.edu
940-898-2897

Tracy Irby has a passion for entrepreneurship. She was the first business advisor at the Center For Women Entrepreneurs after working 6 years as a business advisor for the North Texas SBDC network. She has been a serial entrepreneur for 25-plus years and owned one of the first Sears Hometown Dealer Stores, a gym, a bounce house rental business, an online self-defense business, in addition to being a licensed insurance agent and property investor.

She has an MBA & BBA in marketing and from Texas A&M University-Commerce. She is a recent graduate of the OU Economic Development Institute and holds an Economic Development Finance Certification from the National Development Council.

Donalisa Stinyard, program director for the Center for Women Entrepreneurs

Donalisa Stinyard, PhD
Program Director
OMB 260
dstinyard@twu.edu
940-898-2893

Donalisa Stinyard is a veteran turned entrepreneur. With three decades of leadership experience and an aspiration to empower women that might be struggling to find value in their voice, she started her own coaching business to help them reach their full potential. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions and a doctoral degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership. On the weekends, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Gregory, and their chocolate lab, Bella. Health and exercise is one of her many passions. You can find her at CrossFit, cycling, or in her kayak.

Senior Secretary Barbara Reinke

Barbara Reinke
Program Coordinator
OMB 244
breinke@twu.edu
940-898-4571

Barbara Reinke has worked with a number of organizations across a wide range of industries, but joining the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy has further fueled her long held interest in politics and civic engagement. She has served as a CASA advocate and volunteer on a number of political campaigns and referendums.

Reinke has a BBA in management from the University of Texas. When off campus, you can find her volunteering at her granddaughter’s school, the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas or working on any number of creative projects with like-minded friends.

Kymberly Nielsen

Kymberly Nielsen
Statewide Program Manager
knielsen2@twu.edu

Kymberly Nielsen comes to TWU from The University of Texas at Austin, where she worked as Senior Event Manager of the University Unions. Previously she had her own Meeting & Event Planning company for over 20 years, where she managed festivals, Presidential advance teams, and Papal visits. She earned her BBA from UTA. She holds numerous certifications including bookkeeping, copywriting, hosp services and diversity and community engagement.  

For fun she loves farmers markets, gardening, bike riding, flying her kite and reading in a hammock.

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Stephanie Robinson
Small Business Advisor
srobinson33@twu.edu

Stephanie L. Robinson is an innovative entrepreneur with more than 20 years of business experience. In 2006, she co-founded a medical device company and grew operations from a startup venture to a multimillion-dollar company, servicing thousands of individuals with disabilities. As a disability advocate, in 2019 she launched a nonprofit to help individuals with disabilities become entrepreneurs. She is an active member of several business, government, and nonprofit boards throughout the state and received her BA in Entrepreneurship and MS in Learning Technology from the University of North Texas.

Jennifer J. Alamilla

Jennifer J. Alamilla
Student Assistant

Jennifer J. Alamilla is a transfer student. She graduated with her Associate of Arts in Business at Texas Southmost College in July 2021. Jennifer is majoring in Business administration with Entrepreneurship Emphasis. Her goal is to own a business in the fashion field or be an entrepreneur of other career pathways.

Brielle Gines

Brielle Gines
Student Assistant

Brielle Gines is a second-year student at TWU studying Business Administration with an Entrepreneurial Focus. She is part of the President's Leadership Class of 202 Cohort. She is involved with the TWU Community Council for Guinn Hall, Society of Student Entrepreneurs, Helping Hands Ambassador Program, and Pioneer Service Scholars. Her time at TWU has been amazing and she hopes to continue growing and strengthening her skills for life after she graduates!

Helena Song

Helena Song
Student Assistant

Helena Song is currently a sophomore majoring in music therapy, primarily playing the flute. She is currently an editor in the music fraternity called Sigma Alpha Iota, a member of the President Leadership Council and Student Association of Music Therapy. Aside from music, she enjoys watching Korean dramas, photography, and crafts. Helena has a great interest in entrepreneurship as it proves that there is no limit to creativity or age; anything is possible when one has the power to create their own business!

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