Team & Board

Our Board

Our Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in guiding our organization, shaping our strategies, and ensuring that our efforts align with our vision of creating a brighter future for every child.

Conor Johnston

Chairman

Sharon Mills

Vice Chair, Int. Affairs Treasurer

Jackie Grant

Vice Chair, Programs Secretary

Ashley Allen

Board Member

Benjamin Berg

Board Member

Nicolas Florescu

Board Member

Jayne Johnston

Board Member

Jennifer Mcsorley

Board Member

Jackie Rex

Board Member

Darrell Rosenthal

Board Member

Sydney Scott

Board Member

Letitia Quinones

Board Member

Juli Hall

Emeritus/Founder

Arlene Levy

Emeritus

Rob Wisner

Emeritus

Our Staff

Our team at Cherish Our Children Inc. is passionate about making a positive impact in our community. We prioritize collaboration and growth, and value each other’s unique ideas. Join us in creating a brighter future for children and families in need.

Dwayne Bennett

Executive Director
Dwayne brings more than 25 years of knowledge in the non-profit and governmental sectors with extensive experience in fundraising, board governance, marketing, and management. He enjoys exercising, fishing, and spending time with family.

Von Guidry

Program Manager
Von brings a variety of experience, including in the oil & gas industry, but most notably spearheading the Community Problem Oriented Policing program for the Harris County Sherriff's office. While not at work she enjoys painting and spending time with family.

Maria Rodriguez

Project Coordinator
Von brings a variety of experience, including in the oil & gas industry, but most notably spearheading the Community Problem Oriented Policing program for the Harris County Sherriff's office. While not at work she enjoys painting and spending time with family.

Alima Dunn

Instructor
Alima has worked in a broad range of areas addressing issues associated with at-risk youth, in the areas of suicide prevention, verbal de-escalation, and behavioral crisis management. She has successfully facilitated life-skills classes in previous work experiences is also a certified life coach.

OUR FINANCIALS

COCI funds its work through corporations, foundations, community leaders, and individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of these vulnerable children. Follow the GuideStar link to review our latest IRS filings.

 

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