176 Fellows Road
Houston, Texas 77047
Tel: 713.434.5599

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Noah’s House Names Jonte’ Rollins Executive Director

Noah’s House is pleased to announce Jonte’ Rollins has joined our team as Executive Director, effective January 16, 2017.

Rollins will be responsible for the overall leadership and operations of Noah’s House in carrying out its mission of providing intellectually disabled individuals with opportunities for growth and fulfillment in a loving and nurturing home community.

“We are delighted Jonte’ has accepted the tremendous responsibility for overseeing our entire operation” said Don Ray, President of Noah’s House Board of Directors. “We believe she brings a unique combination of experience in the social services field, educational preparation, personal passion for working with intellectually disabled adults and professional management skills to successfully guide Noah’s House forward. We are excited about getting Jonte’ directly involved in all aspects of Noah’s House as soon as possible.”

Rollins comes with more than fifteen years of progressively increasing responsibilities in social services work in central Illinois. She has been extensively involved with multiple nonprofit organizations in youth and young adult program development, communications, community engagement and management. Her most recent position was as Operations Director, Youth and Family Peer Support Alliance, in Urbana, IL. Jonte’ holds a BS degree in Sociology from Illinois State University.

Noah’s House was founded in 1998 as an affordable home where high functioning intellectually disabled individuals are able to live among friends and work in the greater community. Our core values are love and caring, commitment and dedication, generosity, compassion, acceptance and respect for self and others.


Noah’s House Names Toby Dagenhart to Board of Directors

Noah’s House is pleased to announce Toby Dagenhart has joined our Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016. Toby is Managing Director of Technology of Chapelwood United Methodist Church where he is responsible for all communications technologies throughout all five of Chapelwood’s faith communities. Prior to his current position, Toby served for three years as Vice President/Director of Development for Disability Resources Incorporated, a leading provider of services to intellectually disabled persons in West Texas with a mission and programs similar to Noah’s House.

Don Ray, Board President remarked, “Toby brings to Noah’s House a unique skill set covering both a wide range of technologies and our need to enhance our fundraising revenue stream. Both are based on Toby’s long held passion for providing life changing care and support to those suffering from intellectual disabilities. We believe Toby will be an outstanding addition to our leadership team going forward.”

Toby holds a BA degree in communications from San Angelo State University and a Certificate from Rice University’s Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executives.


Noah’s House Names Carleen F. White Director of Development

Noah’s House is pleased to announce Carleen F. White will join our Noah’s House team as Director of Development effective January 11, 2016.

White will be responsible for working within the greater Houston philanthropic community to enhance awareness and funding support for Noah’s House mission of providing intellectually disabled individuals with opportunities for growth and fulfillment in a loving and nurturing home community.

“We are excited to add Carleen to our team” commented Don Ray, President of Noah’s House Board of Directors. “We believe her background and experiences as a professional development officer make her uniquely qualified to develop and implement the funding programs we need to better position Noah’s House and to represent us throughout the community going forward.”

White comes with five years of experience in the development field, most recently with Houston’s outstanding Nehemiah Center. Prior to moving into the nonprofit world, she held multiple assignments in employee staffing and training for Enterprise Holdings, also in the Houston area. She holds a BA degree from Texas Lutheran University. White is an active member of the Houston Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is involved in education and children volunteer work.

Noah’s House was founded in 1998 as an affordable home where high functioning intellectually disabled individuals are able to live among friends and work in the greater community. Our core values are love and caring, commitment and dedication, generosity, compassion, acceptance and respect for self and others.

Noah’s House is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit entity (EIN: 76-0590599) and is located at 176 Fellow Road, Houston, TX 77047. For more information, please view our website www.noahshousetx.org or contact Ms. Nancy Lackey, Executive Director, at nancy.lackey@noahshousetx.org or 713-434-5599.


Noah’s House Names Rick A. Rumford to Board of Directors

Noah’s House is pleased to announce Rick A. Rumford has joined our Board of Directors effective January 1, 2016. Rick is Principal, On Target Developmental Resources, which he founded in 1990. Thecompany is a full-service training and development company delivering high quality programs that lead to positive, permanent change. On Target’scustomized training strategies and programs have been used by over 500 individuals and companies to address leadership development, team building,interpersonal effectiveness, communication skills, conflict resolution, problem solving, decision making, coaching and mentoring. Prior to establishing On Target, Rick held several positions in the human resources and employee relations field. He holds a BS degree in management and marketing from the University of Indiana at Bloomington.

Don Ray, Board President remarked, “We are excited about having Rick on our board. His background and skill set associated with improving effectiveness of people and organizations directly relate to our goals for Noah’s House. His sincere interest in combining those skills with his support for those living with intellectual disabilities will be valuable to us and we look forward to hiscontributions at the board level.”


Noah’s House Names Jodi Bernstein to Board of Directors

Noah’s House is pleased to announce Jodi Bernstein has joined our Board of Directors effective January 1, 2015. Jodi serves as the Senior Associate Director of the Southwest Region of the Anti-Defamation League. During her 29 years at ADL, she has worked extensively in numerous areas including civil rights, legislation, education, women’s initiatives, community and interfaith outreach and youth engagement as well as close work with the ADL board. In 2014 she was awarded the Hans Mayer Jewish Communal Professional Award. Prior to joining ADL, Jodi worked for Covenant House, a shelter for teen runaways. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism and Public Relations.

Don Ray, Board President remarked, “We are delighted to have Jodi join our board. Not only does her background and experience overlap our mission, she is passionate about Noah’s House from having a sibling who is one of our long-term residents. We look forward to putting her enthusiasm and expertise to work benefiting Noah’s House and our wonderful residents.”