Our Team

See who we are.

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

HMW Chairperson

Sabrina Lewis

BankOn Houston Program Manager
The City of Houston Controller’s Office

Admin Support

Dischunara Brown

Default Prevention Coordinator
Texas Southern University

Leadership Advisor

Jennifer “Jenny” Leighton-Guzman

Senior Vice President, CRA and
Community Development Officer
Third Coast Bank

Comms & Marketing

Monika Galikova

HUD Certified Housing Counselor
Fifth Ward CRC

Leadership Advisor

Richard Simonds, MSW

Director, College Data Analytics
UHD- College of Public Service

 Region Admin

Trisha Bradley

Vice President, Community Development
Frost Bank

Website Advisor

Allison Holden

Program Manager, Financial Stability

United Way of Greater Houston

Leadership Advisor

Mandy Williams “Black”

Managing Partner
Red & Black

Leadership Advisor

Ismael Tamez

Assistant VP
Woodforest National Bank

Essay Committee

Lucrecia Jelks

CEO- Founder
Coach’s Corner- All Things Financial

Leadership Advisor

Rodolfo Cavazos Jr.

Founder, President, and CEO
The BridgePath

Leadership Advisor

Allen Choy

Director, Retail Experience
JSC Federal Credit Union


Yvonne Green, LMSW

Senior CRA and Fair Lending Analyst
American First National Bank

Leadership Advisor

Daniel Scholl

Financial Coach
Houston Community College

Essay Committee

Jacqueline “Jackie” Aguilera

Project Manager
Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy

Essay Committee

Misha Burkett

VP of Community Development
Regions Bank

Steering Committee

Shannon Nobles, MBA

Chief Deputy City Controller
Office of Houston City Controller



Additional Team Members

Sheldon Debraine
Vanessa Reed
Sineria Ordóñez

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