MEET THE TEAM

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TOMMY ROSSON
Executive Director

As the founder and Executive Director, Tommy is using his expertise in strategic growth, marketing, and fundraising consulting to help unite and empower churches to mobilize long-term recovery.

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IRVIN CLARK

Area Developer

A respected spiritual leader, humanitarian, and community activist, Pastor Clark brings 20 years of experience to his role of engaging and uniting congregations for crisis response, especially in under-resourced communities.

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THOMASINA BURNS

Director of Programs

Thomasina brings over 15 years of experience in leadership development, training, and building interactive environments for growth. She is helping coalitions engage their congregations in crisis response through the Willing & Able program.

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COLLEEN HENNEKE

Director of Finance & Administration

Colleen's experience includes working over 30 years in financial management, strategic finance, public accounting and leadership. She is a CPA, has served as CFO, and brings several years of recovery experience with Bayou City Relief.

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DEANNA POEHLMAN
Project Coordinator

Deanna worked as a Sales Executive for the wireless industry for over 25 years. In 2008, she started her own business as a career-transition coach and author and helped hundreds find the work they love. After Hurricane Harvey, Deanna volunteered for Bayou City Relief and ran a Disaster Case Management Program.

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JEFF SCHULZ

Director of Coalitions

A pastor and ministry leader, Jeff brings expertise in organizational development, ministry partnerships, and team-building to the task of fulfilling the vision of 20 coalitions and 1,000 churches engaged in disaster and crisis response.

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DUANE THERIOT
Communications Director

Duane has extensive experience developing and leading engaging communication strategies and campaigns for non-profit and corporate organizations. He is helping raise awareness and support for the mission of Houston Responds.

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TAMMI SCOTT
Coalition Advisor

Tammi's driving force is loving people and championing diversity. Living and working in diverse cultures has given her expertise in serving under-resourced communities and people in crisis. She is using her experience to advise coalitions on ways to effectively respond to the needs of their communities.

COALITION LEADERS

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BAY AREA & GALVESTON CO.

JOHN ECKEBERGER

4B Disaster

Response Network

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MONTGOMERY

COUNTY

JEFF SCHULZ

Houston Responds:

Montgomery County

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CROSBY

HUFFMAN

TAMMI SCOTT

Houston Responds:

Crosby Huffman

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SPRING &

THE WOODLANDS

JEFF SCHULZ

Houston Responds:

Spring Woodlands

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SOUTHWEST

LOUISIANA

BRAYLON HARRIS

SWLA

Responds

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EAST

HARRIS CO.

TAMMI SCOTT

Houston Responds:

East Harris

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NORTHEAST HOUSTON

JOHNNY GENTRY

Northeast Houston

Responds

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SOUTHEAST HOUSTON

CARLOS GONZALEZ

Houston Responds:

Southeast

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BRAZORIA

COUNTY

DEBBIE ALLENSWORTH

Brazoria

Responds

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ACADIANA

LOUISIANA

TIM MILLER

Acadiana

Responds

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NORTHWEST

HARRIS CO.

GODFREY HUBERT

Hope Disaster

Recovery

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SOUTHWEST

HOUSTON

GARY FLAHARTY

S.H.U.R.

Network

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GREATER

BEAUMONT

JAMES W. REED III

Beaumont Disaster

Response

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CENTRAL

HOUSTON

JESSICA SOMERVILLE

Houston Responds:

Central

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KATY

AREA

RON PETERS

Katy

Responds

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WEST

HOUSTON

TREVOR BARNETT

The Restoration

Team

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NORTH CENTRAL

HOUSTON

TANYA DEBOSE

Houston Responds: North Central

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CENTRAL

HOUSTON

J HILL

Houston Responds:

Central

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LAKE

HOUSTON

JEFF SCHULZ

Lake Houston

Responds

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BAYTOWN

AREA

TAMMI SCOTT

Houston Responds:

Baytown

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LIBERTY

COUNTY

JOSH HALE

Liberty County

Responds

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WHARTON

COUNTY

REV. JAMES SMITH

Wharton County

Responds

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

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JOI BEASLEY

President

GOGO Business Communications

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D.Z. COFIELD

Senior Pastor

Good Hope Missionary

Baptist Church

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TOM COMSTOCK

Operating Partner

LKCM Headwater Investments

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JIM HERRINGTON

Co-Founder

The Leader's

Journey

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HEATHER HUMPHREY

Chief Financial Officer

David Weekley Homes

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BRANDON LACKEY

Co-Founder

No Borders Houston

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TOMMY ROSSON

Executive Director

Houston Responds