Staff

Tony C. Lokash

Executive Director

BA, Sociology — UTA Executive Development Program & Senior Certification Certified in Management Curriculum Design, Training & Performance Management LIP Group Work Module Facilitator for Team Building & Committee Engagement


Tony has more than 20 years of experience in non-profit leadership and client centered organizations. In his role, he provides the vision, strategic insights and direction to drive positive change, achieve operational excellence and deliver unparalleled service. His Board and Civic leadership includes government, corporate and private/individual engagement.

Joel Lazarine

Legal Director

JD, SMU Dedman School of Law


Joel graduated from law school in 1993, then spent a brief period working for a small law which focused on family law issues before accepted a position at LHT. He began volunteering for LHT because people close to him had been diagnosed with HIV and wanted to learn how to help them.

Jennifer Longfellow

Staff Attorney

JD, MBA St. Mary's University


Jennifer Longfellow received her JD and MBA in 2013 and is originally from San Antonio, Texas. As a practicing attorney Jennifer has worked on hundreds of social security cases and has experience in estate planning and tax law. Jennifer is an avid traveler and wine aficionado. She also enjoys sampling teas from around the world, painting, and playing volleyball.

Mark Edgell

Quality Assurance Coordinator

Associates, Specialized Technology


Mark, a NAVY veteran, has been involved with LHT since July 2018. Previously he was with AIDS Services of Dallas for 5 years. Mark has a passion for serving our community. When he is not championing our cause, you can find him walking his best friend "Squiggie." Yes, Squiggie's best friends are Lavern and Shirley. Mark also is a culinary trained Chef and enjoys cooking for his friends.

Nisa Ortiz

Client Services Coordinator


My name is Nisa Ortiz. I am a recent graduate from the University of North Texas with a degree in Rehabilitation. I am passionate about helping others and making the world a better place for the generations to come. Before I started at Legal Hospice of Texas, I worked in local politics for the last 7 years getting the vote out and assisting candidates with their campaigns. I enjoy good music, dancing, lounging at home with my daughter and spending time with my family.