(713) 861-4849 family@familyhouston.org



Ronald K. Martin, Board Chair
Stephen C. Costello, Vice Chair
Gary L. Daugherty, Vice Chair
Joan Baird Glover, Vice Chair
Deborah Roth Grabein, Vice Chair
Bill Penczak, Vice Chair
Charly Weldon, President & CEO
Daniel Williams, Secretary & Treasurer

Locke Bryan
Kevin Dunlap
Jennifer Gravenor
Dion Hobbs
Sergio Leal
JoAnn Lee
Nelsy Gomez Lipford
David A. Pluchinsky
Julie Shochat
Kathryn Underhill
David Underwood, Jr.
Kris Westbrook


Charly Weldon

Charly Weldon

President & CEO

Charly Weldon joined Family Houston in 2016. She has over 20 years of nonprofit leadership experience and previously served as Executive Director of both The Beacon Homeless Shelter and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, as well as served in a leadership position at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Charly received her B.B.A. in Business Management from the University of Houston, and her M.B.A. from Texas A&M, Commerce.

Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams

CFO & Treasurer

Daniel Williams joined Family Houston in 2014. He holds a Master of Professional Accountancy from Stephen F. Austin State University and a B.B.A. in Accounting from Sam Houston State University. He has 5 years of Not-For-Profit Accounting experience and 2 years working for a Certified Public Accounting firm that specializes in Not-For-Profits in the Greater Houston Area.

Deidrea Jackson

Deidrea Jackson

Vice President of Program Services and Accreditation

Deidrea Jackson joined Family Houston in 2008. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston-Victoria and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Alabama. She has more than 15 years of cross-industry expertise in program evaluation and relationship management.

Liz Green

Liz Green

Vice President of Development

Liz Green joined Family Houston in 2006. She has nearly fifteen years of experience in non-profit grant writing and more than ten years of experience in grants management. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Texas State University.

Jessica Cisneros

Jessica Cisneros

Vice President of Behavioral Health Services

Jessica Cisneros joined Family Houston in 2012. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of St. Thomas and her M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Houston. She is a Texas board approved Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and a Board Certified Coach through the Center of Credentialing and Education. Mrs. Cisneros has over 10 years of supervisory experience and 10 years of clinical work experience.




Provides a family with health and basic needs assistance.


Allows a veteran and their family to keep their utilities on


Covers 2 counseling sessions for a school-aged child