Who We Are


We Are Leaders

Empowering Survivors through Experienced Leadership

Drawing on decades of expertise from the private sector and non-profit realm, our adept leadership team fuels the Fort Bend Women’s Center team’s commitment to delivering lifesaving advocacy and programs for the community. Their vision involves empowering advocates, providing innovative programs and excellent services to survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual violence, all while maintaining transparency for stakeholders.

Vita Goodell

Chief Executive Officer

Leslie Wendland

Chief External Affairs Officer

Josh Brown

Chief Programs Officer

Yasir Ashraf

Chief Financial Officer

Board Group Photo

Board of Directors

Jared Jameson, President

CEO, WJ Interests

Cherie Young, President-Elect

Owner/Agent, Assurance One of Texas, LLC

Shanna Crain, Past-President

Business Development Manager, American Home Shield

Karen Rakers, Treasurer

Chief Medical Officer, Next Level Urgent Care

Michele Fisher, Secretary

Owner/Talent, Michele Fisher Voice Overs

Banke Balogun

IT Management, Career Pro Skills

Lisette Clark

Vice-President, Relationship Manager IV, Comerica Bank

Mindy Gross

Retired President of Advertising & Marketing

Ashish Gupta

Owner, Xanadu Equity

Farah Kamal

Attorney, Kamal Law Firm

Stacey Kuithe

Vice President /Sales & Marketing Director, Texas American Title

Bruce Mercer

Banker, First State Bank of Louise

Julie Sams

Chief Advancement & Development Officer, Muller Law Group, PLLC

Deanne Shaw

Vice President of Retail Services, Primeway Federal Credit Union

Michael Smith

Physician, Morning Star Psychiatric Services, PLLC

Sara Solo

Healthcare Administrator, Buckner Retirement Services

Prina Spillane

Vice President of Corporate Development, Presidio

Grace Stephens

Director of Human Relations, PCCA