MEET THE TEAM

TOMMY ROSSON

Executive Director

As the Founder and Executive Director of HOUSTON RESPONDS, Tommy Rosson brings his expertise as a strategic growth, marketing, and fundraising consultant to help unite and empower churches to mobilize long-term recovery in their various communities across the Greater Houston area.

JENNIFER CASEY

Operations Coordinator

Jennifer relocated here from Dallas with over four years of nonprofit work experience connecting churches with resources related to social needs. She also has four years of Quality Assurance experience and ten years of management skills. She has a heart for others and is excited to be a part of HOUSTON RESPONDS and Harvey Relief.

IRVIN CLARK

Area Developer

A respected spiritual leader, humanitarian, and community activist, Pastor Irvin Clark brings 20 years of experience to his role as Area Developer for HOUSTON RESPONDS. He is focused on uniting churches, recovery agencies, nonprofits, and local leaders for disaster response & readiness.

DUANE THERIOT

Communications Director

Duane has extensive experience developing and leading engaging communication strategies for faith-based and corporate organizations. He is helping raise awareness and support as HOUSTON RESPONDS guides the long-term recovery of Harvey and tackles other disasters going forward.

JEFF SCHULZ

Director of Coalitions

A pastor and para-church leader, Jeff brings expertise in organizational development, ministry partnerships and team-building to the task of fulfilling the HOUSTON RESPONDS vision of twenty coalitions and 1,000 churches engaged in disaster response, recovery, and readiness.

THOMASINA BURNS

Readiness Program Coordinator

Thomasina brings more than 15 years of experience in personal, corporate, and non-profit training as well as leadership development. Her strength comes through her unique ability to creating an interactive and enjoyable environment that supports learning. She is putting this to use by helping HOUSTON RESPONDS coalitions promote disaster readiness within local churches.

COLLEEN HENNEKE

Recovery Director

Colleen's experience includes over 30 years in financial management, strategic finance, public accounting and leadership. She is a CPA, has served as CFO for multiple organizations, and brings several years in Harvey recovery work with Bayou City Relief. Colleen is using her expertise to coordinate grant funding for HOUSTON RESPONDS rebuild coalitions.

CHARLEY ELGIN

Construction Advisor

As Construction Advisor, Charley’s experience includes 26 years in para-church ministry. He served as the state manager for Alabama with Promise Keepers, associate staff with Campus Crusade for Christ – Military Ministry, and for the past 12 years as founder and executive director of Pathfinder Mission, a faith-based 501c3 Disaster Response Ministry. 

DAVID YOUNG

Coalition Advisor

David has firsthand knowledge of disaster recovery as a local pastor who mobilized his church to rebuild homes and families after Hurricane Harvey. He has more than 24 years of experience leading churches, both domestically and internationally, through significant change towards their mission. With HOUSTON RESPONDS, he is builds coalitions and advising church leaders on embracing disaster recovery through compassionate care as part of their mission.

LEAHJEAN DENLEY

Coalition Advisor

Leahjean brings her 25 year + expertise in program design and implementation in areas specific to faith based, non-profit, corporate and educational entities. In her Coalition Advisor role for HOUSTON RESPONDS, Leah shares practical/effective multigenerational staff management, Volunteer Coordination for disaster preparedness and recovery, as well as Resource Management best practices - seamlessly demonstrating those transferred skills for Hurricane Harvey relief.

SARA MOORE

Communications Coordinator

Sara comes from an extensive background in communications, marketing, and utilizing best social media strategies. She has experience in both corporate and non-profit work, as well as online consulting. Sara is thrilled to be a part of the HOUSTON RESPONDS team and assisting the coalitions on best practices.

COALITION LEADERS

BAY AREA & GALVESTON CO.

JOHN ECKEBERGER

4B Disaster

Response Network

NORTH CENTRAL

HOUSTON

TANYA DEBOSE

Houston Responds: North Central

EAST

HARRIS CO.

TAMMI SCOTT

Houston Responds:

East Harris

NORTHEAST HOUSTON

JOHNNY GENTRY

Northeast Houston

Responds

NORTHWEST

HARRIS CO.

GODFREY HUBERT

Hope Disaster

Recovery

SOUTHWEST

HOUSTON

GARY FLAHARTY

S.H.U.R.

Network

KATY

AREA

TOM PRETTI

Katy

Responds

WEST

HOUSTON

TREVOR BARNETT

The Restoration

Team

LAKE

HOUSTON

JEFF SCHULZ

Houston Responds:

Lake Houston

BAYTOWN

AREA

TAMMI SCOTT

Houston Responds:

Baytown

SOUTHEAST HOUSTON

CARLOS GONZALEZ

Houston Responds:

Southeast

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

TOM COMSTOCK

Operating Partner

LKCM Headwater Investments

PETER FORBES

Retired Executive

Corporate & Non-Profit Organizations

HEATHER HUMPHREY

Chief Financial Officer

David Weekley Homes

BRANDON LACKEY

Executive Pastor

Bayou City Fellowship

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