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YP Board Bios

Linda Madden
President

Linda is a Senior Account Executive for a Houston-based PR firm, and specializes in executing media relations strategies and developing digital marketing campaigns to align corporate goals with integrated communication strategies. Prior to joining Pierpont in 2016, Linda began her career with the Ehrhardt Group, advising corporations and local institutions in the critical areas of media relations, reputation management and crisis communications throughout New Orleans and the Gulf South. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Trinity University and MBA with a concentration in finance from Tulane University. Linda has served as the Board President for the Young Professionals of Family Houston since 2017 and is excited to continue to promote the organization's programs and outreach services.

Jessica Cox
Vice President

A native Texan, Jessica was born in Houston and raised in Austin. She studied film and advertising/public relations at TCU and graduated with her BA in Communications in 2009. She relocated to Houston in September 2014 and began her career in legal marketing/business development in December of that year. She has worked for two AmLaw 50 law firms and is currently a business development manager for Hunton Andrews Kurth. Jessica has served Vice President for Family Houston's YP Board since its inception in 2017.

“I love the opportunity Family Houston has given her to become even more connected to the Houston community and I’m so proud of all the work they do to support families across our great city.”

Ryan Huff

Originally from Lubbock, Ryan graduated from Texas Tech in 2007 with a degree in Finance. He has been in some form of Banking for 15 years, from accounting and finance to IT and network administration. A Houston resident since 2013, Ryan is currently working at First Horizon Bank in the middle-market Commercial and Industrial Lending Group. Shortly after attending the Volunteer Manager Leadership Program, a prep course for serving on non-profit boards, Ryan was introduced to Family Houston as the rest is history.  Ryan has been a Family Houston Young Professionals Board Member since 2017. 

“Family Houston’s mission is important because personal financial planning is one of the most essential skills necessary to lead a happy and fulfilling life, yet effective education reaches only a small percentage of the population.”.

Karolina Marguia

Karolina is originally from Hutto, Texas the home of the Hutto Hippos. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center. After college, Karolina worked in a medical center for several years and in the Health Disparities Research Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Currently, Karolina works as a solo practitioner and practices Business Immigration Law.  Karolina learned about Family Houston Young Professionals through a lunch meeting with work colleagues and Family Houston Board of Directors member, Sergio Leal. 

“I had been actively looking for a non-profit board to serve on and wanted to assist with an organization that had a mental health component.”

Gabe Roel Martinez

Bio coming soon!

Yvonne Juarez Rivera

Yvonne was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Texas Tech University in 2008 and a Master of Civil Engineering degree from the University of Houston in 2011. She currently works for 5Engineering as a project manager on water and wastewater facility projects. Yvonne became a Texas Licensed Professional Engineer in 2012. She is also a graduate of Leadership Houston Class XXXV. 

“I believe that Family Houston’s work is essential because it provides the tools for underprivileged families to overcome challenges in today's society.” 

Hannah Weier

Hannah joined the Family Houston team in 2019 as the Director of Volunteer Programs.  Having worked with several young professional and young alumni groups, she was excited to begin collaborating with the Family Houston Young Professionals Board.  Hannah not only serves as the staff liaison to the board but is also a voting member. 

“Young Professionals are one of the largest growing groups in our workforce.  We will be the catalyst for future change, not only in our professional fields but in our communities, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to help influence that future with my fellow board members.”