• Executive Director

    Scott parks

    Scott is currently teaching at Spanish Fort High School as a teacher of students with autism spectrum disorders.  He serves as a co-sponsor of Project Outreach Spanish Fort. Scott is the co creator of Apples for Autism and the Pawtism Project, which are initiatives that help serve students using technology and service dogs. In addition, he works as Director of Children's Ministry at Grace Community Church where he serves many children with disabilities. He lives in Mobile, Alabama with his wife Annie and their five children.  

Meet our board


As Project Outreach Gulf Coast moved forward as an organization, the need to be run and governed by a board was important. Our board members bring both heart-passion and head-knowledge to the group as they seek to plan, lead, and oversee all things Project Outreach Gulf Coast. We are so thankful to have each of them serving our organization.   


  • Cathleen delagarza

    Cathleen is from Spanish Fort, Alabama and is married to Jack DeLaGarza. They have three sons, Ryan (15), Jackson (12), and Joseph (9). She previously served in the United States Air Force as a F-15C pilot and currently works at Southern Light (Telecommunications Company) as Director of Service Delivery. Cathleen is excited about Project Outreach Gulf Coast and its goals in reaching as many children and schools as possible.

  • Julie thompson

    Julie is a mother of a 19 year old son who has multiple disabilities as well as intractable epilepsy. She has degrees in English and Psychology and worked in the life and health insurance industry until her son was born. Since that time she has taught reading comprehension and academic skills advancement in a college setting and has been a frequent classroom speaker in Purdue University's undergraduate Special Education program. She has volunteered extensively as a Children's Ministry program coordinator at her church and served on her church's Leadership council. She has also served as a vocalist and a drummer in various praise ensembles. She relocated to Spanish Fort with her family in 2012, and currently resides there with her husband Scott, and their three children.  

  • Jamie Lipham

    Jamie has lived in the Mobile/Baldwin County area for 21 years. He is a father of two boys, Jacob (20) and Matthew (17). He has been a banker for 28 years. He currently works for Hancock Bank and serves as the executive vice president responsible for the retail branch network, retail risk management, incentive administration, and the bank's client relationship management system.