Meet the Leadership Team
Director, Community and Government Relations, and Emergency Preparedness
Ezreal Garcia has worked for Community Health Network since 2013 and is currently Director of Community and Government Relations, Emergency Preparedness. Ezreal has also served on several board of directors for chambers of commerce, education institutions, and advisory & advocacy councils. Ezreal has been married to his wife Nydia Garcia, Director of Behavioral Health Operations at Community Health Network since 2013. Ezreal and Nydia have two amazing children and also serve as Pastors of THE WELL CITY.
Brazoria County Dream Center
Terri Willis, CEO/Executive Director for the Brazoria County Dream Center, has served in this capacity since October 2007. The Brazoria County Dream Center is a non-profit community outreach center dedicated to helping Brazoria County Residents who are experiencing life challenges.
Terri received her Master’s in Public Service Administration, a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Bush School of Government, and a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Terri is passionate about fighting hunger and homelessness especially when it affects children in her community.
Office of U.S. Congressman Randy Weber
Dodie Armstrong is continuing her family’s legacy of dedication to serving others. She began her career with the State of Texas assisting with public benefits and moving to a caseworker position helping the handicapped and elderly. After a decade of service at the state level, she spent a few years in city government. When presented with the opportunity to expand her passion at the federal level, she eagerly accepted a position with the U.S. House of Representatives working under Congressman Ron Paul. Recently, Dodie accepted the newly inaugurated Congressman Randy Weber’s offer to remain as a congressional staff member in the Lake Jackson office.
Christy Frey started out as a volunteer at the local food pantry, Brazosport Cares, based in Freeport. She became a staff member and is now the Executive Director. Christy graduated from Baylor University and serves as a Junior Service League Sustainer. While living in Dallas, Christy was an active community volunteer, and participated in many community projects. For the past eleven years, Christy has lived in the Brazosport area with her husband and two children. She enjoys serving the community and joined HHSBC in 2019 to help fight food insecurity in Brazoria County.
Coordinator of Student Wellness and Basic Needs
Dr. Lisa Unger is the Coordinator for Student Wellness and Basic Needs at Brazosport College. She has been the Executive Director of several non-profit agencies that focus on social service and counseling, free and easily accessible health care, and various programs that assist adolescents and children. Dr. Unger holds a PhD in Academic Psychology and has been with Brazosport College since 2019. Her department focuses on student basic need initiatives, primarily in the areas of food and housing insecurity. Her department provides resources to support students as they face life challenges outside the classroom that may hinder their ability to be successful inside the classroom.
At Risk Coordinator
Julie serves as the At Risk Coordinator in Brazosport ISD. She has been an educator for over thirty years and has been a counselor at all levels -Kindergarten through Graduation. Julie loves working with young people, and has vast experience working with students and families who face a variety of challenges. Her primary goal is to ensure that there are appropriate social/emotional supports in place so that all students feel supported and connected to school. She also works with counselors, communities in schools personnel, and other community resources to partner with students and families to overcome obstacles to ensure students' success.
Vice President and Compliance Officer
First State Bank- Clute, TX
Kerry Drabek is Vice President and Compliance Officer for First State Bank. She is a dedicated community servant serving many organizations including Financial Women in Texas, The FDIC Alliance for Economic Inclusion and United Way of Brazoria County. Through her affiliations with these organizations, Kerry has created budgets and conscious mindsets for spending with hundreds of clients. Married for 43 years, Kerry and her husband Donald have three children and five grandchildren. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Bank Management and is a Certified Bank Compliance Officer.
Dr. David Huang
Harvest for the Hungry
Dr. David Huang serves at the Veterans Affairs Hospital as an emergency room physician, Pastor at Faith Fellowship Church, and Founder of nonprofit Harvest for the Hungry. David is dedicated to serving his community by providing comprehensive care to those struggling with food insecurity. The mission of Harvest for the Hungry, located on 61 acres in Freeport, Texas, is to provide an experiential and educational opportunity for healthy farm to table food the hands-on farming and classroom experience on the nutritional value of healthy eating and practical cooking experience of harvested foods at the farm (fruits, vegetables, fish, eggs, honey and much more).
Nutrition Education Associate
Better Living for Texans
Delia joined Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in 2005. Since then, she has served limited income families and individuals that are SNAP participants and SNAP eligible. Her work helps make positive changes for healthier lives in Brazoria County. Currently, Delia provides learning opportunities through the Better Living for Texans Program, through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office. Delia is thrilled to join HHSBC, which helps raise awareness of and fight food insecurity among residents.
County Extension Agent
Family and Community Health
As a County Extension Agent, Anna is instrumental in providing hands on education and programming based on scientific research. She earned her bachelor’s degree in human nutrition and foods at the University of Houston-Central Campus and has spent her career furthering the work of various nonprofits. Anna is most passionate about preventing chronic disease and maintaining optimal health for the residents of Brazoria County. She has been married 25 years and has two young adult sons. Her home is kept lively with the family dog, Brownie and the family bird, Peep.
April is a native of the Volunteer State: Tennessee, which is fitting. She grew up passionate about volunteering and helping others (especially animals). Although she earned a Master of Arts in Military History from Norwich University, April's career path has changed direction. Her passion for volunteer work, in combination with a talent for writing, has allowed her to find work in the non-profit world. Working for the AmeriCorps allows her to pursue her interests, while helping HHSBC achieve its mission of ending food insecurity in the community.
JoDee begin her purchasing career at Benchmark Electronics in the 1990’s. After many years commuting to Houston, she happily accepted the
Procurement Manager position with NeuAG, LLC two years ago. JoDee is a lifelong resident of Brazoria County. She has a heart for those in need and the “underdog”. Serving others is in her blood and gives her a sense of fulfillment. JoDee is also the President of Angleton, TX Aglow – a local chapter of Aglow International - an international ministry currently in over 170 countries around the world. JoDee has 4 children who continue the legacy of service to others.
Leadership Team Operating Strategies:
Maintain a Leadership Team that includes constituent-based representatives and experts dedicated to addressing barriers to healthy food access among all residents.
Conduct Leadership Team meetings focused on strategy, issues, and problem solving.
Leadership Team members will share responsibility for chairing monthly meetings on a rotating basis.
Leadership Team members are expected to regularly attend monthly Leadership Team meetings. Leadership Team members absent from 50% or more meetings will be contacted regarding ongoing commitment and participation.
Commission Action Teams to develop and implement strategies that address hunger, food insecurity, and healthy food access.
Ensure all Leadership Team members serve on a minimum of one Action Team.
Continually build and develop a constituent base and encourage community partner involvement.
Educate key audiences and the public about the realities of food insecurity and lack of access to healthy food and best practice solutions through events.
Seek stronger federal, state and local public policies to address short-term and long- term needs of those facing hunger and to promote access to healthy, affordable food for all residents.
Implement a process for exploring and approving new partnerships, action teams and committees.
Ensure Leadership Team decisions are based on a consensus model.
Identify and develop new talent through the Action Teams to create a pipeline for the Leadership Team.
Team shall review operating strategies bi–annually and adjust as needed.
Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty
Brazoria County Dream Center
Community Health Network
Multiple Locations-Brazoria County, TX
Office of Congressman Randy Weber
Lake Jackson, TX
First State Bank
Lake Jackson, TX
Brazosport Area, TX
Harvest for the Hungry
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Brazoria County, TX