About Child Advocates

Our Board and Key Staff

Key Staff

Sonya Galvan, CEO

Rachel Hanse, Finance & Operations Director

Suzanne McAndrew, Development Director

Kathy Nevarez, Program Director

Suzanne Ronne, Community Outreach Director

Ashley Zustovich, Marketing & Communications Director


2022 Board Chair

Terrence Gee


Executive Board Committee

‚ÄčLeah Barton, Marketing

Eddy De Los Santos, Secretary and Legal Counsel

Kelly Hawkins, Strategy Chair 

Michelle Gray, Development

Shachella James, Human Resources

Jeff Manley, Endowment

Laura Ryan, Program

Josh Smith, Finance/Treasurer

David Winn, Nominating


Board of Directors

David Baird

Rick Burnett
Tiana Carter
Laura Davenport
Bobby Dixon
Caroline Finkelstein
Georgina Goodnight
Chastiti Horne
Dwayne Hyzak
Howard Laster
Brian Mandell
Bridgett Matthes
Kara Mings
Ron Orsini
Joy Posoli
David Quackenbush
Frank Rynd
Mark Smith
Dolly Dawson Thomas
Victoria Varner
Shelley Washburn


Advisory Board

Millie Anhalt
John Asta
Nancy Bertin
Jeff Birmingham
James Brodnax
Jim Carney 
Jeff Cotner
Jai Daggett
Michael Day
Jennifer Dean
Ken Drake 
Judy Farrell
Lisa Folloder
Ellie Francisco 
Paul Grabowski
Vicky Gregorcyk
Cherie Hassenflu
Jennifer Hoff
Jamie Johnson
George W. Kaleh
Jennifer Kilgore
Nolan Lehmann
Bill Livesay
Brandi Maxwell
Carole R. Minor
Monique Nolk
Michael Rowell
Ashley Scheele
Lawrence Scott
Ellie Sweeney
Kenneth Thompson
Kevin Tiernan
Scott Washburn
Amanda Worthy Weeks
Jake Wright


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Saturday, August 13, 2022
August 31, 2022 - September 15, 2022
You may put in a request of a court appointed advocate for any child/children currently in the temporary managing conservatorship of Harris County DFPS.

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To report child abuse, neglect or abandonment, contact the Texas Abuse and Neglect Hotline.

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