Our people share our passion.
The Dream Come True Foundation is made possible by a combination of dedicated staff, committed board members, trusted mentors, and resilient Dream Achievers. United in our mission, vision, and values, we work side by side to eliminate obstacles, build bridges, and make dreams come true.
Bob Riazzi, Executive Director
Bob Riazzi joined The Dream Come True Foundation to lead strategic expansion along with operations, community outreach, and fundraising. Prior to joining The Dream Come True Foundation, Bob spent more than thirty years in business and nonprofit markets leading software technologies and services start-ups and business units within large global companies. Bob served at companies such as ReachForce, Charity Dynamics, AT&T, NCR, Dell, and 3Com/Tippingpoint as CEO, GM and VP growing and scaling organizations with a key focus on client, employee and constituent success. As The Dream Come True Foundation continues to see an increase in the need for our services, especially for low-income families, Bob’s vision and leadership will enable the organization to create even more social impact by growing our programs, building partnerships, and expanding our reach. Bob lives in Austin with his wife Carol and is thrilled to have his three kids and their families also living in Austin. Bob graduated from The University of Florida, with BSBS- Finance, and enjoys road biking, fly fishing and playing frisbee with their Goldendoodle, Isabella.
Rebecca Farrell Ewing, Ph.D. Director of Development and Communications
Rebecca Farrell Ewing, Ph.D., LPCC-S (KY) has worked extensively with individuals, across the lifespan, navigating behavioral health, legal and justice systems from lenses of intersectionality, inclusiveness, equity, social justice, and diversity. For over 20 years she has helped individuals flourish and thrive in their autonomy, purpose, and dignity. In addition to providing strength-based, trauma-informed, and culturally-responsive therapy, Dr. Farrell Ewing taught and supervised students, served as an editor for textbooks, and held administrative and leadership positions in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Her passion to mobilize communities and resources through collaborations, partnerships, and policy changes led to serving a several multidisciplinary teams, boards, task forces, and committees.
Transforming lives and facilitating a collective impact drives her commitment to be of service. Dr. Farrell Ewing serves on the Central Texas African American Family Support conference planning committee, and is a board member for Austin Asian Community Health Initiative and Without Regrets Foundation. Her partner, Bill, along with pets, friends, families, and engagement in activities and travel provide life balance.
Board of Directors
Carol Kallendorf Speer, Ph.D.
Carol is an Austin, Texas entrepreneur with a passion for people, excellence, possibilities, community-building and social justice. With her life partner, Jack Speer, she runs Delta Associates, an organizational development firm dedicated to helping organizations and the people who work in them achieve their fullest potential. Delta’s clients span many industries from coast-to-coast. With Jack she is co-founder of the World Type Alliance, an online community dedicated to the application of psychological type, and co-founder of Delta on High Performance, an e-zine focused on building and scaling high performing organizations. She earned her Master’s and PhD degrees at Duke University. She and Jack co-founded the Dream Come True Foundation to help people achieve their dreams – even against the greatest odds and through the most severe adversity. She loves gardening, cooking, learning, exercise and hanging out with the two standard poodles of the family, Winston and Roosevelt. She boxed for five years until a neck injury forced her to stop–but she still loves a good boxing match.
Jack lived for many years in Santiago, Chile, speaks Spanish, and has been involved in medical missions in Honduras. Jack, along with Carol, are co-founders of The Dream Come True Foundation, whose mission is to help people “on the edge of success,” people who have shown the initiative and resilience to take significant steps to realizing their life dreams. Jack has led the Dream Come True Foundation as its first president. He attributes the success of the organization to a very powerful, competent, caring board, passionate about people and their dreams. Jack is married to Carol Kallendorf, Ph.D. They live in South Central Austin (78704) with their two Poodles, Winston and Roosevelt. They are the parents of two children and four grandchildren. Jack lived for many years in Santiago, Chile, speaks Spanish, and has been involved in medical missions in Honduras. Jack, along with Carol, are co-founders of The Dream Come True Foundation, whose mission is to help people “on the edge of success,” people who have shown the initiative and resilience to take significant steps to realizing their life dreams. Jack has led the Dream Come True Foundation as its first president. He attributes the success of the organization to a very powerful, competent, caring board, passionate about people and their dreams. Jack is married to Carol Kallendorf, Ph.D. They live in South Central Austin (78704) with their two Poodles, Winston and Roosevelt. They are the parents of two children and four grandchildren.
Executive Advisory Member
Mick enjoys focusing on building deep and meaningful professional relationships, seeking operational excellence, and business development. Mick also continues his passion to provide leadership development consulting services for emerging and mid-level leaders.
Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to serve in leadership roles with Avison Young, OneDigital Health and Benefits, Corporate Health Systems, Inc., Trig Life Services, Inc., the Minnesota Department of Health, and several of his own small businesses.
He has earned a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs focused on Leadership/Management and a BA in Political Science & Government from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.