Elijah Rising Staff

Meet Our Team

Micah Gamboa, Executive Director
AJ Buchanan, Operations Director
Melody Jacobs, Restorative Care Director
David Gamboa, Communications Director
Courtney Ritter, Development Director
Dawn Gibler, Awareness Director
Dr. Mary Reissinger, Program Psychologist
Jennifer Merrick, Case Manager
Jessica Gobble, Recovery Specialist
Chris Castro, Restorative Care Manager
Ashlynn Mitchell, Education Coordinator
Janae Earvin, Residential Coordinator
Kristen Pedersen, Residential Coordinator
Amanda Boone, Residential Coordinator
Abi Bell, Residential Coordinator
Briana McCarthy, Residential Coordinator
Becky Gilgour, Communications Manager

Board of Directors

Aaron Pichon, Chair of the Board, CEO, KellyCraft Innovations

Rene Joubert, Vice Chair, President & CEO, i3 Interests

Kerry Stovall, Secretary, Small Business Entrepreneur

Tami Preece, Treasurer, Partner, Blazek & Vetterling

Patti Owens, Voting Board Member

Join Our Team

Elijah Rising is a citywide movement in Houston driven forward by a committed staff and hundreds of passionate volunteers.