Board of Directors

Jerry Bristow

Jerry Bristow is the President of the Board of Directors at NICA. Born and raised in Fort Worth, he attended Dallas Baptist University where he received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree. Thereafter, Jerry spent 27 years employed by State Farm as an Insurance Agent. For the past 20 years, Jerry has spent his free time mentoring students at Mary Louise Phillips Elementary School and participating in various missions trips to Haiti and Mexico. He is also a member of Arborlawn United Methodist Church Fort Worth which was what brought him to NICA.  In 2014, Jerry was elected into the Board of Directors and has continued to grow his passion for Nonprofit.




David Nance

David Nance spent over 30 years in the Foodservice industry, working for such companies as PepsiCo, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Hillshire Brands, Plantation Foods, and Advanced Food Systems, as well as his own consulting company.  David is past-chairman of the Foodservice Division of the Institute of Food Technologists and liaison with the National Restaurant Association.

Now retired, David has volunteered with NICA for over 20 years, hauling food for the pantry and donations for the thrift store.  He has served on the Board of Directors with a term as President.  He enjoys talking about NICA and our mission and would be happy to speak to any interested group or business.  He is also active at Arlington Heights United Methodist Church and Meals on Wheels.  He enjoys both water and snow skiing as well as many activities with his 5 grandchildren.  He and his wife Barbara (also an active volunteer) have been married for 47 years.



Bertha “Bert” Jones

Originally from Oregon, and then coming to Fort Worth from Seattle, Bert Jones offers over 25 years in the business field.  After a successful career she retired but her passion for people continued which would eventually lead her to begin working for NICA. Throughout the 10 years she’s been with the agency she’s held various titles and responsibilities that have played a large part in the development of the agency short and long-term. She was also part of the original group that pioneered the founding of our largest annual fundraising event – The Taste of Fort Worth. She was elected  into the Board of Directors in 2015 and has worked just as hard ever since.