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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
  • Yasir Ashraf, Controller

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

  • Shanna Crain, President

    Business Development Manager, American Home Shield

  • Jared Jameson, Treasurer & President Elect

    CEO, WJ Interests

  • Anthony Damiano, Secretary

    Chief Product Officer, Orennia

  • Michele Fisher

    Owner/Talent, Michele Fisher Voice Overs

  • Mindy Gross

    Retired President of Advertising & Marketing

  • Ashish Gupta

    Owner, Xanadu Equity

  • Farah Kamal

    Attorney, Kamal Law Firm

  • Stacey Kuithe

    Vice President /Sales & Marketing Director, Texas American Title

  • Bruce Mercer

    Banker, First State Bank of Louise

  • Deanne Shaw

    Vice President of Retail Services, Primeway Federal Credit Union

  • Grace Stephens Dickson

    Director of Human Resources, PCCA

  • Sara Solo

    Skilled Nursing Home Administrator, Paradigm Healthcare Services

  • Banke Balogun

    IT Management, Career Pro Skills

  • Lisette Clark

    Vice-President, Comerica Bank

  • Cherie Young

    Owner/Agent, Assurance One of Texas, LLC

  • Karen Rakers

    Chief Medical Officer, Next Level Urgent Care

2022 Impact

  • Crisis Hotline Calls


  • Survivors and Children Served


  • Clients Receiving Emergency Shelter


  • Hours of Case Management Delivered


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