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
Shannan Williams, Case Manager
Jessica Gobble, Recovery Specialist
Chris Castro, Restorative Care Manager
Ashlynn Mitchell, Education Coordinator
Joy Adonai, Case Manager
Briana McCarthy, Residential Recovery Coordinator
Omonikhefe Aghomon, Residential Coordinator
Micah Decuire, Residential Coordinator
Malysa Napoli, Residential Coordinator
Kayla Trausch, Residential Coordinator
Jessica Scott, Residential Coordinator
Carissa Barboza, Residential Coordinator
Kanah Jones, Community Engagement Coordinator
Becky Gilgour, Communications Manager
Tom Broyles, Development Associate
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.