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
Joy Adonai, Assistant Case Manager
Janae Earvin, Residential Coordinator
Briana McCarthy, Residential Coordinator
Micah Decuire, Residential Coordinator
Kanah Jones, Community Engagement Coordinator
Becky Gilgour, Communications Manager
Gracie Pressley, Office Administrator

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

Dr. Sean Boutros, Voting Board Member, Founder and Surgeon, My Houston Surgeons

Dr. Evelyn Garro, Voting Board Member, Campus Pastor, Community Transformation Church

Join Our Team

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