SafeHaven’s mission is to end domestic violence through safety, support, prevention and social change. It is the largest and most comprehensive agency in Tarrant County providing services at no cost to domestic violence victims.

The Legacy of Women Award Luncheon raises funds to support these domestic violence victims, while also honoring 10 influential women of Tarrant County for their outstanding achievements in the community.

GRACE was lucky enough to have not one, but TWO women who we consider friends, honored at this luncheon.

Traci Bernard

GRACE Board Member Traci Bernard serves as President of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. As a registered nurse, Traci has made it her mission to take her passion for improving healthcare to various health systems. Prior to her 10 years at Texas Health Southlake, she served nine years as Vice President of Operations for Baylor Regional Medical Center of Grapevine. Traci’s role of change agent fosters success by maintaining a balanced focus on improving operations, financial and satisfaction initiatives. Traci has been recognized for her ability to assist organizations in achieving desired results by engaging people and changing behaviors in the workplace.

Karen Deakin

Our second friend to be honored at the luncheon is community supporter and GRACE advocate Karen Deakin, who is so passionate about serving her community. There is no task too big for Karen to undertake and there is no need too great for her to say “yes” to. Karen served as the President of they Colleyville Women’s Club from 2015-2017, and is a Member of the Grapevine Womens’ Division which helps GRACE seniors with Christmas Spirit.

Congratulations to these two phenomenal women who have left an impression on us and their community!