Houston Forward Times

09 April 2014 Written by  Forward Times Staff

YWCA of Houston Announces New Executive Director

The YWCA Board of Directors of Houston is pleased to announce Allison Booker-Brooks as its new Executive Director. Booker-Brooks brings more than two decades of nonprofit experience to the YWCA, most recently with the YWCA of Houston as the Chief Operating Officer since February 2011. Booker Brooks began her new position at the YWCA of Houston on March 26, 2014.

"On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are proud to have Allison Booker-Brooks at the helm of the YWCA Houston and welcome her expertise and passion to this organization. Her many years of service will serve the community well and we look forward to working with Allison and she has our full support", stated, M. Helen Cavazos, Board President.

As executive director of the YWCA of Houston, Booker- Brooks will oversee an organization that serves more than 1500 meals a day to seniors, homebound and congregate. The YWCA of Houston also operates a residential program for girls who have aged out of foster care and a drop-in child care center located on the campus of Houston Community College Southeast.

"It’s an honor to serve as the YWCA of Houston’s Executive Director—the work of this organization is needed more now than ever. The services we provide are critical to improving the quality of life for seniors by providing food security, housing for young women and affordable daycare," Booker Brooks said.

Allison Booker-Brooks was born in Houston, Texas and is a licensed social worker. She received a Masters degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and Bachelors from Sam Houston State University. Allison started her career as an investigator with Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Service.

Booker-Brooks has more than twenty years of experience working in non-profits and social service organizations such as Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Texas Youth Commission, The Women’s Home and The United Way of Greater Houston. Allison Booker-Brooks and her husband Mathews Brooks have five children.

For more information about how to give your time, talent, tenacity and financial support to the YWCA of Houston, please contact Allison Booker Brooks or visit www.ywcahouston.org