Deena has been a resident of Houston for 17 years and began gaining hands-on experience at the young age of 13 at Manor Care Nursing Home in Boca Raton, Florida. Over the years, she has continued working with groups such as Hospice of North Central Florida, Texas Children’s Hospital, the Greater Houston Partnership (Energy Collaborative) and the Houston Technology Center. Deena has been a past board member of the Christian Community Service Center (CCSC), Pets are Wonderful Support (P.A.W.S. Houston), the Halliburton Foundation Education Advisory Board and The Nature Conservancy. Deena is also a regular contributor to the Charitable Giving Front column featured in Smart Business Magazine Houston.
Deena’s passion for community, non-profits and philanthropy inspired her to establish Houston Philanthropic Society where she makes it their mission to bring together community resources to facilitate strategic giving by connecting community, donors and charities.
Kim’s volunteer work includes serving as Captain for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Western Heritage Community Challenge Committee, Houston Food Bank, Dress for Success and Junior Achievement. Kim’s hobbies include playing golf and scrapbooking.
Brooke is very passionate about her work with Archway and feels grateful every day to advocate its mission and work with the kids. Brooke learned about the charitable world at an early age when she started volunteering with her father at the Ronald McDonald House and the Special Olympics.
Brooke is involved in numerous organizations including Scout’s Honor Rescue, Rescued Pets Movement, Pets Are Wonderful Support (P.A.W.S. Houston), Citizens for Animal Protection, Association of Fundraising Professionals and various arts and health organizations in Houston and Sugar Land. She is an animal lover and finds great joy in rescuing and fostering dogs. She and her husband have three young sons, Luke, Jack and Patrick, who brighten their lives.
Rachel is a glass mosaic artist. She recently served as artist-in-residence at Todd Glass Studios, and created a large permanent public art exhibit through a commission from The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art.
She has a Master’s Degree in Philanthropic Studies from the Lily Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, two crazy kids, a graciously loving husband, and a new pet snake.