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Ronald K. Martin, Board Chair
Locke Bryan, Vice Chair
Stephen Costello, Vice Chair
Jennifer S. Gravenor, Vice Chair
David A. Pluchinsky, Vice Chair
George F. Hidalgo, Secretary & Treasurer
Charly Weldon, President & CEO

Gary L. Daugherty
Kevin Dunlap
Joan Baird Glover
Deborah Roth Grabein
Sergio V. Leal
JoAnn Lee
Viola G. Lopez
Rev. Anthony McClendon
Millette Sherman
David M. Underwood, Jr.


Charly Weldon

Charly Weldon

President & CEO

Charly Weldon joined Family Houston in 2016. She 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.
George Hidalgo

George Hidalgo

CFO & Treasurer

Mr.Hidalgo joined Family Houston in 2013. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Richmond. He is a Certified Public Accountant and previously served at ExxonMobil where he held leadership positions in strategic planning, finance, sales and business management.
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.
Sara Oussar

Sara Oussar

Vice President of Development

Ms. Oussar joined Family Houston in 2017. She holds an MS in Marketing Communications from Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL. With her twenty years in business development in various industry sectors in private and in non-profit, Sara brings a strong and successful fundraising background to Family Houston.

Jessica Cisneros

Jessica Cisneros

Vice President of Behavioral Health Services

Ms. 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. Ms. Cisneros has over 7 years of supervisory experience and 6 years of clinical work experience.

Michele McClinton

Michele McClinton

Vice President of Human Resources

Ms. McClinton joined Family Houston in 2008. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field with extensive knowledge in all facets of Human Resource Management, ranging from employee relations to HRIS, staffing and benefits. She received her B.B.A. in Management from the University of Houston.




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