Staff

Kathleen Doveno - Director of Events and Marketing

Kathleen comes to us after working for 15 years at HEB working as a Community Coordinator and a variety of other positions. She also worked for 4 years with Cox Media Group, on the promotions team. She has a B.A. degree from the University of Houston in Communications, her focus being on Public Relations. James, Kathleen’s brother in law, is responsible for her passion for educating and helping individuals with Down syndrome. Kathleen and her husband Thomas have 2 furbabies and love just spending family time together. Kathleen also loves to volunteer with the Houston Rodeo, she has been on the Directions and Assistance Committee for 6 years. She likes to live by the quote “Strong people stand up for themselves, Stronger people stand up for others.”— Chris Gardner

Tracy Martinez - Office Manager

Tracy Martinez is a hard working mother of a 2-year-old boy. Tracy has always had a passion for helping others and always things of others before herself. Making the world a kinder place as her life’s work brings her accomplishment and joy.

Tracy started working with Down Syndrome Association of Houston a few years after her nephew was born with Down syndrome. He continues to be a huge part in why she strives to help other get the information they need to navigate life.

Shalom Miranda - Coach - Education for Life

Shalom is currently a student at the University of Houston and majoring in Bilingual Elementary Education. In her free time, she loves to volunteer at her church with the youth, play the cello, and annoy her 3 cats back at home. Her passion in life has always been to serve others and to work with and around people to help them meet their needs. Her favorite part about working at DSAH is that she gets to do that every day and still manage to have a lot of fun with the best people in the world!

Martin Meredith - Bookkeeper

Martin was born & raised in the UK and spent a 40-year career in finance working for McDermott International. After international assignments in the UK, Belgium, USA, France, UAE & Azerbaijan, Martin retired in Houston in 2015. He joined the DSAH Board as Treasurer at the beginning of 2019 and has volunteered as book-keeper since February 2017.

When he is not working at the Resource Center, Martin can be found playing golf, or hanging out with his 3 grandkids.

Board of Directors

President – Jack Bates
Secretary – Brenda Hejnal
Treasurer – Martin Meredith
Member – Tommie Garcia
Member – Holly Lindsay

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