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Board Member / President

Shenita Hicks

Shenita Hicks is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors.  She has been a dedicated volunteer of Angels with a Mission since 2014. She retired from the State of Texas after dedicating 26 years of service. Shenita credits a large portion of her drive to serve others to her previous employer where she was able to witness her client’s financial struggles. She has dedicated her life to serving those throughout the community.

Shenita is known for gentle, caring spirit and has been recognized on many levels by various organizations for her philanthropy. She is an active volunteer for the Jewett Johnson Foundation, Baytown Homeless Shelter, and Star of Hope, Inc. She enjoys cooking, working out, and traveling.

Board Member/ Vice President

Carolyn Horace

Carolyn has been an active AWAM member since 2018 and in 2020 was voted as “most participant angel”. She graduated from Midwestern State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and obtained a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix. Carolyn has worked as a Senior Accountant for various industries during her career. She also has served as a volunteer for the Internal Revenue Service preparing tax returns through their VITA program. In her free time Carolyn enjoys shopping, avid sports fan, spending time with her family and reading a good book.

My greatest passion is to provide charitable service to others as well as offer encouragement. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to others.

Board Member

Janet Allen

Janet has been an active member of AWAM since 2021 and has participated in many volunteer projects. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Special Education. She obtained a master’s degree in Education and a Principal Certification from Grand Canyon University. She retired from Houston Independent School District where she worked as a Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Instructional Coordinator.

Janet enjoys volunteering with Angels with a Mission, the Fort Bend Human Needs, Houston Food Bank, and the M.I. Lewis Center. She currently serves on the Board for the Texas State Youth Conference. Janet is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

In her leisure time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family. She has a passion for encouraging, motivating, and helping others.

Janet believes you are not given another day to be mediocre and fosters this mindset in others.

Board Member

LaQuita Starr

LaQuita Starr is currently serving as Chair for Strategic Planning & Fund Development and has been an active member since 2014.   She has more than 25 years of human resources experience spanning corporate, government, and nonprofit sectors. LaQuita’s tenure was marked by the agency’s partnership with Star of Hope, Inc. and Angel with a Mission’s ability to host drives, collecting hundreds of tennis shoes for homeless men and women living on the streets of downtown Houston. Another groundbreaking project she leads is the Pack a Purse campaign where feminine products and toiletry items are collected for area wide shelters for women and/or young girls.  

LaQuita is known for her integrity, work ethic, positive approach and passion for nonprofit organizations. She has served on Board of Directors for the Houston Area Urban League, is a member of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc,  and is an active volunteer for HR Houston, Fort Bend Junior Service League, Alzheimer Association, Gulf Coast Blood Center, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend. LaQuita graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degre

Board Member

Rossan Antia

Rossan Antia has been an active member since 2014 and is also an active volunteer for Houston Pregnancy Center and a member of Fort Bend Junior Service League. She has worked for the State of Texas for more than 16 years. Also, she is the owner of Antia Traveling Spa (ATS). Her company brings the spa environment to the client’s home for a more tranquil experience. 

Rossan stated that her love for community service became apparent during her first missionary trip to St. Vincent, West Indies where she had direct contact with homeless men and women. As soon as she returned back to the United States, she knew she had received her calling to service those in need. Rossan is also an active volunteer for the Hay Center, Star of Hope, Search Homeless, Lunches of Love, Inc. and Alzheimer Association.

Board Member

Vinetta Miles

Vinetta Miles, brings over 15 years of knowledge and diverse experience to the leadership.  She started volunteering with Angels With A Mission in 2015.   Vinetta is employed by the State of Texas for the past 23 years in social services providing assistance to the great citizens of Texas.  Vinetta is also a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant for the last 22 years with Mary Kay Cosmetics.   She loves empowering, encouraging and making women feel good about themselves. Vinetta believes her purpose in life is being of service to others. Making a difference in the lives of others is her daily goal.  Her daily Gratitude Thought include:  "Thank you Lord for blessing me to be a blessing to those around me." 

Advisory Council

Candice Lewis

Candice Lewis has been an active member of AWAM since 2020 and facilitates the Sisters Inspiring Sisters monthly devotional.  She was voted one of the 2020 Angels of the Year.  Candice began her career in education in 1999 as a Special Education Teacher and has held various other positions including Principal, Adjunct College Professor and Director of Education. Her current role in the Houston Independent School District is Grants Administrator where she manages the district’s Title IV program.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Houston in 1998 and her Master’s Degree from the University of Houston–Victoria in 2005.

Outside of work Candice enjoys serving as a volunteer with Angels with a Mission and as an MS Activist with the MS Society.  In this role, she has met with Congressmen and State Representatives regarding various laws that affect people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

Candice is currently working on a podcast that provides listeners, impacted Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a place to hear from others who are impacted with this condition as they share their unique stories.  MS Conversations with Candi, is scheduled to launch in March 2021.

Advisory Council

Luis Quintero

Luis has been an active volunteer since approximately June 2018.  He currently serves as the Men's Development Liason for Angels with a Mission.  He enjoys giving back into the community which he lives.  He has prided himself on giving others the best despite their current situations.  He volunteers throughout the Houston area. 

Advisory Council

Nita Bagley

Nita Bagley is a native Houstonian and is responsible for the Angel Outreach Program.  She attended Abilene Christian University and did her graduate work at Stephen F. Austin State University.  She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in Education along with a degree to be a Supervisor and Principal.  Nita has taught school for 31 years.  For the last 20 years, she has been subbing, tutoring, and volunteering at her old school.  She is a Christian who loves finding ways to encourage people around her.  

Advisory Council

Sonia Tummala

Sonia Tummala's started volunteering with Angels with a Mission in 2016 and was voted as Volunteer of the Year in 2018 for her exceptional service in the community.   Sonia has over 23 years of experience volunteering in various cities and non-profit organizations. In her career, Sonia has many years of experience in technical writing, graphic design, information technology and training. Sonia graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor's degree in Communications and a Master's Degree in Professional and Technical Communications from New Jersey Institute of Technology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and two wonderful boys who keep her constantly on her toes. Sonia has a passion in helping others in need.

Advisory Council

Jen Christopher

Jennifer Christopher, founder of Cyberiad Solutions, has 10 years of experience as an IT professional. Her background includes a range of IT support and administration roles that created a solid foundation on which to build a company. Her company now supports a wide range of industries across the country, including retail vendors, law offices, HIPAA compliant medical clinics, and biosciences companies.  Jen Christopher provides IT and website support to Angels with a Mission.

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