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Who We Are


Passion Led Us Here

Our leadership team combines decades of private sector and non-profit management experience, skills and expertise to inspire not only the wider Fort Bend Women's Center team, but our local community. Their vision is to positively impact survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault by empowering passionate advocates to provide innovative programming and excellent client services, and to deliver improved outcomes for survivors with transparency to all stakeholders.

  • Vita Goodell, CEO
  • Leslie Wendland, Chief External Affairs Officer
  • Josh Brown, Chief Programs Officer
  • Donna Ramirez, Chief Financial Officer

Our work is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors drawn from across our community, representing a wide range of skills and experience.

2021-22 Fort Bend Women’s Center Board of Directors

  • Amy Lopez, President
  • Heidi Modaro, President-Elect
  • Shanna Crain, Secretary
  • Jim Willis, Treasurer
  • Chelsea Nguyen
  • Melissa Blanscet
  • Juliet Breeze
  • Anthony Damiano
  • Michele Fisher
  • Ashish Gupta
  • Jared Jameson
  • Farah Kamal
  • Funto Seton
  • Deanne Shaw
  • Grace Stephens
  • Cherie Young

2020 Impact

  • Crisis Hotline Calls


  • Survivors and Children Served


  • Clients Receiving Emergency Shelter


  • Counseling Hours Provided


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