MEET OUR TEAM
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Supportive Services & Programs
Human Resources Manager/Executive Assistant
Tasha is a native of Chickasha, Oklahoma and has resided in the Houston area since 2012. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Houston-Downtown with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and is working towards a Masters in Business Administration. Tasha was introduced to Education Based Housing through a competitive Community Scholar fellowship program and enjoys working with the community. Along with being a Service-Learning Scholar, Tasha is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and the National Society of Leadership and Success. She also volunteers her time to several Houston museums, Dentistry from the Heart, and Operation Turkey. Her life’s mission is to work passionately in the pursuit of enriching the lives of others through service, research, and public policy.
In her downtime, Tasha enjoys spending quality time with her husband Joel, and their two children, Keimorah and Daivion. Their favorite pastimes include hosting family book clubs, going to the movies, and traveling abroad.
Fund Development Coordinator
Having interned with Education Based Housing and assisted with programming, Kourtnei Gartman is now our Fund Development Coordinator. She has a master's degree from the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston and is excited to be working with a non-profit organization.
When Kourtnei is not assisting Education Based Housing with fund development, she is diving into a good book or is finding new trails to hike!
Media & Public Relations Specialist
Madison Narges was raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and graduated in 2019 from The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree in environmental politics. She moved to Houston in 2020 and has enjoyed learning more about the community and history of the area. Madison has previously served two AmeriCorps terms in Utah and Nevada, focusing on environmental restoration and education. She is excited to be working with a non-profit that focuses on community outreach and development as the social media development vista. In her free time, she enjoys being a new mother to her daughter Reign, and finding places to hike and camp.
Resident Engagement Specialist
Daniel Brown is native of a small town in the state of Louisiana. He's been a resident of Houston, TX since 2006 and is proud to call Houston his home. Daniel is a leader amongst many and spends a great deal of time serving the community with a smile. With a Business Management background, Daniel expresses and lives the ideal of "People First" and continuously strives to have intentional interactions daily. Daniel is a speaker for the youth and a small business owner.
In his downtime, Daniel plays tennis, loves to cook, and is a lover of nature.
Resident Engagement Specialist
Lashundria Penny Small
La'Shundria Penny Small is a Houston Native from Sunnyside of the South Park community. She graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown with her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Associates in Arts from Houston Community College in 2017. “It’s the ART side of me that has my passion blooming to keep working and helping communities reach their full potential.”
She has assisted the College of Public Service Department in supporting 70 UHD/H.E.A.R.T Students with Intellectual Disabilities to graduate with their Continuing Education Certificate at UHD since 2017. Mrs. Small has mentored and volunteered with many nonprofit organizations over the years.
Program Support Specialist
Theotis Williams is a Houston native from the Third Ward community. Working to make the community a better place is my passion, so I've spent the last few years working or volunteering with different nonprofits, like United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat For Humanity, and the St. Bernard Project. I've also spent time mentoring at-risk youth in San Antonio and Houston areas.
Outside of work, I usually spend most of my time cooking, tutoring, volunteering with the youth department at my church, or binge-watching anything Superhero related.