Our Story

In late 2019, friends Jessica Graham and Alexandra Inman decided they wanted to partner together to promote social change in Houston. The pandemic and social unrest of 2020 created a sense of urgency, and they became more determined than ever to find a way to spread positivity. They found inspiration in the community engagement that they saw in collective giving organizations, including Impact100. After presenting Karina Amanullah with their idea, she was moved to join them and, in August 2020, the three founded Impact100 Houston.

The cofounders are deeply grateful to the amazing women who shared advice and answered seemingly endless questions to aid in the launch of Impact100 Houston. Today, Impact100 Houston is an anti-racist 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that includes a diverse local group of women of all ages, stages in life, income levels, and backgrounds.

For more information about how Impact100 started, see our council story.

The Impact100 Model

The Impact100 model is designed to empower women to see themselves as philanthropists and overcome the barriers women have historically faced in this arena. The model is designed for transformational grant-making within local communities, with a minimum grant size of $100,000.

At Least 100 Women
Come Together

Each Woman
Donates $1,000

$100,000
is donated to a
Local Charity

Focus Areas

We provide nonprofit organizations with grants in increments of at least $100,000 across five broad Focus Areas:

Arts & Culture

Education

Family

Health & Wellness

Environment

How it Works

The annual $1,000 donations of Impact100 Houston members are pooled into a grant fund to be given away to nonprofit organizations serving Harris County. The number and size of grants awarded are dependent on our membership, but our goal is to give incremental grants of $100,000 each year. Grants can be awarded in the areas of Arts & Culture, Education, Family, Health & Wellness, and Environment. Grants are awarded based on a vote of the Impact100 Houston membership at our annual meeting. Every woman who gives $1,000 or more has one vote.

Board of Directors

Jessica Graham
President and Co-Founder
A native Houstonian, she was greatly influenced by the dichotomy of her parents’ professional lives. Her father spent his career as an educator in the Fourth Ward, and her mother worked in the business office of a local country club....
Jessica Graham
President and Co-Founder

A native Houstonian, she was greatly influenced by the dichotomy of her parents’ professional lives. Her father spent his career as an educator in the Fourth Ward, and her mother worked in the business office of a local country club. Witnessing the intersection between intergenerational economic status and race, combined with the power of education and community, led Jessica to a career in the non-profit sector.

She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and began her nearly 20-year fundraising career in New York City and then Philadelphia before returning to Houston in 2012. Her experience ranges from small, early stage nonprofits to established organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Away from work, Jessica enjoys the outdoors and relaxing with her husband and two daughters. She is an active volunteer and passionate about investing in the community, especially in the areas of child development, literacy, and education.

Alexandra Inman
Treasurer and Co-Founder
Alex was born and raised in Russia and that multicultural experience brought about a unique understanding of empathy, belonging, and personal struggle. A graduate of St. Catherine University who went on to earn her MBA from Western Carolina University, Alex...
Alexandra Inman
Treasurer and Co-Founder

Alex was born and raised in Russia and that multicultural experience brought about a unique understanding of empathy, belonging, and personal struggle. A graduate of St. Catherine University who went on to earn her MBA from Western Carolina University, Alex is a project manager enthusiast who tailored her career and education to align with her strong desire to make sense of corporate chaos. 

After years of building strong client relationships and effective project teams in the corporate world, Alex switched gears to the world of nonprofits. She developed a compelling drive to help others after her daughter was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy. The ensuing journey gave her a great appreciation for the world of nonprofits and an even greater passion to get involved and make an impact.

Emily LeVasseur
Secretary
Emily LeVasseur is a veteran Reading Specialist and Dyslexia Therapist with over nineteen years of experience in schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rice University and her Master’s in Education from Stanford University. The first half of her teaching...
Emily LeVasseur
Secretary

Emily LeVasseur is a veteran Reading Specialist and Dyslexia Therapist with over nineteen years of experience in schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Rice University and her Master’s in Education from Stanford University. The first half of her teaching career was spent teaching and leading urban charter schools in New York City, where she served as the Dean of Teaching and Learning for the KIPP network. She then transitioned to Birch Wathen Lenox, an elite private school in Manhattan, where she served as both the Reading Specialist and Director of Teaching and Learning. When her family moved back to Houston in 2019, Emily seized the opportunity to pivot to private reading intervention and dyslexia therapy. She opened her own private practice, LeVasseur Learning Solutions, and now spends her time doing what she loves most: teaching struggling students to read.

Outside of professional commitments, Emily enjoys volunteering in various capacities at her children’s school and at her church. She and her family are thrilled to be in Houston and love to participate in the arts and cultural activities the city has to offer.

Chelsey Arnold Buhr
Born in Houston, Chelsey Arnold Buhr has always been dedicated to education, giving back, and empowering others. After graduating from the University of Houston, she embarked on a fulfilling career in education, working in diverse communities for over a decade....
Chelsey Arnold Buhr

Born in Houston, Chelsey Arnold Buhr has always been dedicated to education, giving back, and empowering others. After graduating from the University of Houston, she embarked on a fulfilling career in education, working in diverse communities for over a decade. Along the way, she honed her leadership skills and was entrusted with the role of math facilitator for a campus, positively impacting the learning experience of countless students.

In 2017, she decided to explore a new path and ventured into the dynamic world of real estate. Together with her husband, they founded a private lending company, leveraging their skills and expertise to help real estate investors achieve their goals in addition to educating others on a different way to earn a return on their capital.

Chelsey finds immense joy in her role as a mother to her daughter, Emersyn, and a supportive partner to her husband, Brian. In early 2022 she joined Impact100 Houston and became actively involved in the organization’s mission, becoming a co-chair for the Communications Committee in 2023. After witnessing the powerful impact of the organization, she is committed to spreading the message of Impact100 Houston as a top priority in her philanthropic work.

Meera Avila
Member
Meera Avila is a native Houstonian. She attended college at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating in 2008. She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and was elected a member of the sorority’s Executive committee. She graduated from...
Meera Avila
Member

Meera Avila is a native Houstonian. She attended college at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating in 2008. She was a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority and was elected a member of the sorority’s Executive committee.

She graduated from UT Houston Medical School in 2014. She then stayed on at UT Houston for Internal Medicine Residency, which she completed in 2017, and then GI Fellowship, completed in 2020. She is a practicing Gastroenterologist with UT Health.

Meera is an active member of the Junior League of Houston and enjoys giving back to the Houston community. Additionally, she is actively involved in her children’s schools. In her spare time, Meera enjoys playing tennis and traveling.

Meghan Bertani-Yang
Member
Meghan Bertani-Yang was born and raised in St. Louis and earned a BA in Psychology at Central Missouri State University and then her master’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Missouri. After completion of an...
Meghan Bertani-Yang
Member

Meghan Bertani-Yang was born and raised in St. Louis and earned a BA in Psychology at
Central Missouri State University and then her master’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies from the University of Missouri. After completion of an internship at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, she moved to Houston in 2001 when she accepted a position as a Child Life Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital. For 13 years, she worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as high-risk maternity services in the Pavilion for Women. As a child life specialist, she presented at several conferences, contributed to a maternity nursing textbook and other publications, served in various leadership roles, and helped to establish the first neonatal bereavement committee as well as the first perinatal hospice team. She now is a stay at home mother to her son and daughter.

Outside of her family responsibilities, Meghan has spent her time volunteering in various ways, such as delivering meals for Interfaith Ministries/Meals on Wheels, facilitating grief support groups for Bo’s Place, serving on both welcome teams and move-in teams for Houston Welcomes Refugees, and actively participating in the PTO at both of her kids’ schools.

In her free time, Meghan enjoys reading, traveling with her husband and kids, trying out new restaurants, and watching her beloved hometown team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

Arati Bhattacharya
Member Engagement Chair
Arati (pronounced Ar-tee) is a business and estate planning attorney. She firmly believes that everyone should have equal access to the protections of the law and is passionate about educating and empowering her clients and community on how the law...
Arati Bhattacharya
Member Engagement Chair

Arati (pronounced Ar-tee) is a business and estate planning attorney. She firmly believes that everyone should have equal access to the protections of the law and is passionate about educating and empowering her clients and community on how the law can protect and benefit them. Arati especially enjoys working with parents to protect their families, entrepreneurs, and women and minority business owners.

When she is not lawyering, Arati cherishes her time with her husband and two daughters. She also devotes her energy towards her family’s personal charity initiative, Akash’s Libraries, which builds libraries and funds literacy initiatives in impoverished communities across South and Southeast Asia, in memory of her infant son. Arati also enjoys off the beaten path and adventure travel – favorites include hiking with mountain gorillas in Uganda and wild orangutans in Indonesia, diving with sharks in Thailand, riding camels overnight through the Sahara Desert, and exploring remote regions of Mozambique for which guidebooks are not available.

Arati is a native Houstonian and loves her hometown. She is excited to play a formative role in Impact100 Houston’s growth.

Kelly Butler
Member
Born and raised in Katy, Texas, Kelly attended Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She then moved to Houston and began her career, over two decades ago, with Ryan, LLC. She is currently...
Kelly Butler
Member

Born and raised in Katy, Texas, Kelly attended Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. She then moved to Houston and began her career, over two decades ago, with Ryan, LLC. She is currently a Principal in the Houston office of Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America. She provides multi-jurisdictional transaction tax services to clients in the high-tech, semi-conductor and general manufacturing/retail industries. She is a member of the Institute of Professionals in Taxation, an instructor for the Council on State Taxation and a member of the Texas A&M Chancellor’s Century Council.

Kelly is active in her neighborhood community. She is currently serving on the West University Elementary PTO board (previously served as President), she is a member of the Parish Council for St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, and she has served as chair of Fathers and Flashlights, which benefits West U Parks and Recreation.

Outside of work, Kelly and her husband are busy raising five children, who are in all stages of life – from elementary to college. During her free time, she loves to read, cheer on her Aggies, play Mahjong and explore National Parks.

Veta Byrd-Perez
Member
Veta Byrd-Perez is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Rice University. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Veta received a B.A. in Economics from Spelman College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She developed a passion for empowering women and girls...
Veta Byrd-Perez
Member

Veta Byrd-Perez is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Rice University. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Veta received a B.A. in Economics from Spelman College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She developed a passion for empowering women and girls while volunteering in Quito, Ecuador and meeting an amazing group of Afro-Ecuadorian women who had phenomenal ideas about how to improve their socio-economic status but lacked the resources to do so. Upon return to Houston, Veta became the founder and executive director of When and Where I Enter, Inc., a foundation that awarded more than $80,000 in grants to charitable organizations in Latin America to support Afro-Latina women and girls.

Veta is also active in the Houston community. Among other activities, she is a member of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College – Houston Chapter and a member of the African-American Art Advisory Association of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Veta serves as chair of the Grant Review Committee for Impact100 Houston.

Elizabeth De La Peña Veeser
Grant Review Co-Chair
Elizabeth’s career has been focused on partnering with individuals and organizations to facilitate their success and achieve their full potential.  With over 25 years of corporate Human Resources leadership experience, Elizabeth prides herself on building collaborative partnerships and quickly establishing...
Elizabeth De La Peña Veeser
Grant Review Co-Chair

Elizabeth’s career has been focused on partnering with individuals and organizations to facilitate their success and achieve their full potential.  With over 25 years of corporate Human Resources leadership experience, Elizabeth prides herself on building collaborative partnerships and quickly establishing trust with her clients. Her commitment to her clients’ success led her to found DLP Coaching – Developing Leadership Potential.  

Prior to opening DLP Coaching, Elizabeth worked as Director, Executive Development for Southwestern Energy. In this role, she led activities focused on executive succession and development, executive competencies and assessments and leadership coaching. Elizabeth’s experience also includes time with Shell Upstream Americas, where she was Vice President Human Resources, leading a global team with responsibilities for ~2000 clients in the Exploration, Technical and Health, Safety and Environmental functions. Prior to her energy industry experience, Elizabeth held senior Human Resources positions in various industries, including a global role with Nestlé S.A., based in Switzerland, where she was responsible for expatriate talent management in Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oceania and the Middle East.  

Elizabeth is passionate about giving back to the community. She is an active alumnae Hermana of Lambda Pi Chi Sorority, Inc./Latinas Promoviendo Communidad Sorority, Inc., the first Latina sorority founded at an Ivy League university. She has partnered with Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE) and facilitated their leadership development programs. Elizabeth has also been an active volunteer for her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, serving as both leader and cookie manager. In addition, Elizabeth has spoken at various Human Resources conferences, sharing her expertise on high potential development and building resilience in the workplace. And, recently, she was featured on KUHF, Houston’s public radio station, discussing career transitions.

Elizabeth earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.  She has participated in various continuing education programs and is certified in numerous leadership inventories including Myers-Briggs, Birkman and DiSC. In addition, she completed the CoachRICE program at Rice University and achieved her Associate Certified Coach in 2020 through the International Coaching Federation. Elizabeth also graduated from Leadership Women – Texas in 2021.

 A proud San Antonio native, and Spurs fan, Elizabeth and her family reside in The Woodlands, Texas.  

Jennifer Edwards
Member
Jen Edwards is the Associate General Counsel of Litigation & Legal Technology at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where she manages a diverse and complex litigation portfolio.  In 2009 Jen was the recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s Best Corporate Counsel “Up and Comer” award, and...
Jennifer Edwards
Member

Jen Edwards is the Associate General Counsel of Litigation & Legal Technology at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where she manages a diverse and complex litigation portfolio.  In 2009 Jen was the recipient of the Houston Business Journal’s Best Corporate Counsel “Up and Comer” award, and she has been recognized by her peers multiple times in Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” as a top attorney in Texas. She grew up in Orange County, California and went on to earn her B.A. from Ole Miss, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team, and her J.D., cum laude, from Tulane Law School.

Jen has lived and practiced law in Houston for over seventeen years and is proud to call herself a Houstonian. She and her husband have identical twin boys, and they enjoy exploring the many parks and outdoor activities that Houston has to offer. Throughout her legal career, Jen has performed a significant amount of pro bono work, including representing impoverished and intellectually disabled clients in various matters. In 2013, she was a finalist for the Chambers USA Women in Law Public Service and Social Activism award. Outside of her legal practice, Jen is actively involved in several non-profits in the Houston community and previously served on the Board of Directors and the Advisory Board of the Houston Metropolitan Dance Center.

Katie Bailey Grahmann
Finance Chair
A native Houstonian, Katie Bailey Grahmann holds a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.  After investing seven years with PwC’s audit practice, Katie credits...
Katie Bailey Grahmann
Finance Chair

A native Houstonian, Katie Bailey Grahmann holds a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University and is a licensed CPA in the state of Texas.  After investing seven years with PwC’s audit practice, Katie credits public accounting with giving her a passion for using numbers to make a difference and also introducing her to her husband, Scott. Katie currently works full-time for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as their Chief Financial Officer.  

For over a decade Katie has volunteered in the community with the Junior League of Houston.  Eventually realizing the synthesis between her professional world and volunteer work, Katie stepped into financial roles within the League, serving as Community Treasurer and then Financial Vice President. She also currently contributes as a board member of Arms Wide Adoption Services and works each summer as a Corporate Fellow with University of Houston-Downtown’s Marilyn Davies College of Business.

In her free time, Katie enjoys bike rides with her Dad, pretending she can cook, and practicing to be an old married couple with Scott.  

Megan Hotze
Recruitment Co-Chair
Houston born and raised, Megan is a devoted wife and loving mother to her three daughters. With over a decade of experience in communications, brand management, and public relations, she is a sought-after brand therapist and valued resource for burgeoning...
Megan Hotze
Recruitment Co-Chair

Houston born and raised, Megan is a devoted wife and loving mother to her three daughters. With over a decade of experience in communications, brand management, and public relations, she is a sought-after brand therapist and valued resource for burgeoning businesses and luminary clientele nationwide. 

Outside of work, Megan dedicates her time to fundraising and building awareness for non-profit organizations throughout the nation. Locally, she has served in many roles for the Junior League of Houston, including a board position, and currently serves as an Outside Board Representative for Community Family Centers. Megan is highly involved with Theatre Under the Stars, Memorial Park Conservancy, Bo’s Place, and Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation where she serves as a Communications Committee member for the Ladies for Literacy Guild. With a steadfast focus on delivering healthcare, arts, and education services to those in need, Megan shares her passion and willingness to serve others with Impact100 Houston as chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee.

Stacy Humphries
Member
Stacy Humphries is the President of Pye Legal Group, a boutique executive search firm that recruits and places lawyers and legal professionals in-house with companies.  Before becoming a recruiter, she served as the V.P. of Legal Affairs for the Houston Rockets...
Stacy Humphries
Member

Stacy Humphries is the President of Pye Legal Group, a boutique executive search firm that recruits and places lawyers and legal professionals in-house with companies.  Before becoming a recruiter, she served as the V.P. of Legal Affairs for the Houston Rockets organization, where she managed the legal department and served as a member of a seven-person senior management team during the development of Toyota Center. She began her legal career as a transactional associate at Vinson & Elkins. Stacy earned a law degree, cum laude, from Harvard Law School and B.A., magna cum laude, from Duke University, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

Since 2004 Stacy has used her unique blend of legal experience to recruit for and build in-house legal departments. She has filled positions from General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer down to Counsel across numerous industries and practice areas.

Stacy is active in local non-profit organizations and is an avid sports fan and a dedicated Peloton owner. She and her husband have two sons: one at the University of Miami and the other a high school senior who will attend Hamilton College.

Kristin Lenoir
Events Chair
Born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, Kristin has a professional background in public relations and communications, which she began in Washington, D.C. and later transitioned to New York. There, she enjoyed 7 years at The New York Times Company, where...
Kristin Lenoir
Events Chair

Born and raised in Beaumont, Texas, Kristin has a professional background in public relations and communications, which she began in Washington, D.C. and later transitioned to New York. There, she enjoyed 7 years at The New York Times Company, where she was a member of the communications team that launched the newspaper’s pivotal online pay model. 

As a graduate of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond, Kristin fostered her interest in community involvement, which was first inspired by seeing her parents’ dedication to serving their community throughout the years. She hopes to set the same example for her children through her work with organizations in the wider Houston community.

Michele McGovern
Grant Review Co-Chair
Michele McGovern is a native New Orleanian but has been in Texas since 2009. Her entire professional career was spent supporting education and non-profit organizations, primarily through fundraising and eventually in executive management. Making a difference in her community has always...
Michele McGovern
Grant Review Co-Chair

Michele McGovern is a native New Orleanian but has been in Texas since 2009. Her entire professional career was spent supporting education and non-profit organizations, primarily through fundraising and eventually in executive management.

Making a difference in her community has always been a focus, professionally and personally. Michele is thrilled to now be able to utilize her deep understanding of non-profits to serve Impact100 Houston. As a founding member, she immediately volunteered to serve as a FAC Co-Chair and has since also joined the Grant Review Committee. Her membership in and work with Impact100 have perfectly blended her professional expertise with her desire to help Houstonians thrive.

Michele is happily married for more than 30 years, the proud mother of two young men, and working to train her two rescue dogs (again!). When she’s not volunteering, Michele loves reading, cooking, being outdoors, and traveling.

Simi Patel
Member
Houston born and raised, Simi is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, BBA and Masters in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA and spent the first 14 years of her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ audit practice serving public...
Simi Patel
Member
Houston born and raised, Simi is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, BBA and Masters in Accounting. She is a licensed CPA and spent the first 14 years of her career in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ audit practice serving public and private clients in the energy industry. More recently, Simi has transitioned to a growing renewables energy company investing in decarbonizing our energy infrastructure. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Houston teaching Oil & Gas Accounting.

Simi’s passion to get involved in the non-profit space stems from her immigrant parents’ mantra of giving in any way you can. The combination of a background in finance/accounting and leading successful teams allows her to contribute her skills to make a difference. Simi is honored to collaborate with a diverse group of women leaders in Impact100 Houston to drive transformational change in her hometown community. She also serves on the board of Art Start, a NYC based organization providing educational opportunities in the creative arts for marginalized youth communities.

An ideal weekend for Simi includes exploring Houston’s beautiful parks, practicing yoga, impromptu dance parties with her three kids and husband, and spending time with family & friends.

Nina Rand
Member
Nina is the co-owner and partner of the Houston-based branding and marketing agency, Bespoke Communications, where she creates collaborative relationships with clients and acts as both marketing strategist and business adviser. Her biggest goal is to be a strong brand...
Nina Rand
Member

Nina is the co-owner and partner of the Houston-based branding and marketing agency, Bespoke Communications, where she creates collaborative relationships with clients and acts as both marketing strategist and business adviser. Her biggest goal is to be a strong brand advocate for her clients, to help them define and refine their brands to grow their businesses and reach new heights.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications, specializing in Public Relations, from Florida State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Notre Dame with a focus in marketing.

In addition to her involvement with Impact100, Nina sits on the Advisory Board of the Children’s Museum of Houston and is an active member of the Dress for Success Corporate Guild, the Bush Literacy Foundation Ladies for Literacy Guild, and actively participates in supporting the schools her children attend. Nina is a Michigan native who found a strong love for the city of Houston upon moving here after business school. She is a proud wife and mom of two active boys. Outside of work, she
loves being active, traveling, playing Pickleball and Mahjong, and discovering new restaurants.

Mehgan Wichuk
Member
Mehgan Wichuk is SVP, General Counsel and CCO for Trillium Flow Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of valves and pumps for water, power, oil & gas and industrial sectors. Utilizing the in-the-trenches legal experience she gained during her early years in...
Mehgan Wichuk
Member

Mehgan Wichuk is SVP, General Counsel and CCO for Trillium Flow Technologies, a designer and manufacturer of valves and pumps for water, power, oil & gas and industrial sectors. Utilizing the in-the-trenches legal experience she gained during her early years in private practice, Mehgan has steadily amassed legal skills and an in-depth understanding of the oil industry while working her way up the ranks as in-house counsel for some of the largest and most well-known companies in the field, including Schlumberger Technology Corporation, Global Geophysical Services, Inc., Trican Well Service, Seadrill Americas, and Gyrodata Incorporated.

A graduate of University of Texas at Austin, Mehgan went on to earn a JD/MBA at the University of Houston Law Center and Bauer College of Business. Mehgan lives with her husband and three children in Houston and actively participates in the National Charity League, the University of Houston Law Center mentoring program and at her children’s school.

Ayesha Shelton
Recruitment Co-Chair
Ayesha is a native of Galveston, Texas. She is the cofounder of Park Street Homes, a top producing realtor, and lead of The Ayesha Shelton Team. She has been working and serving within the City of Houston since 2001. Raised...
Ayesha Shelton
Recruitment Co-Chair

Ayesha is a native of Galveston, Texas. She is the cofounder of Park Street Homes, a top producing realtor, and lead of The Ayesha Shelton Team. She has been working and serving within the City of Houston since 2001. Raised by Rev. Louis Simpson and Sue Johnson, both nationally recognized for their contributions to the Galveston community and the State of Texas, Ayesha was raised with a heart of service.

From contributions to the early childhood community including educating inner-city youth teachers with Collaborative for Children to co-founding the award-winning homebuilder Park Street Homes in 2016 serving the greater Houston community through housing and service. Ayesha started her career in early childhood education, completing her undergraduate at the University of Houston and continuing to complete her master’s degree at Texas Southern University.

After starting a second career in real estate she co-founded Park Street Homes in 2016. Park Street Homes has been featured in the Houston Chronicle, Fox 26, and was recently recognized for its outstanding projects and community work by winning the Pinnacle award from the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce. Ayesha is a licensed realtor in the State of Texas and has sold over $10M in real estate since 2019 earning the award for top 20 realtors in Houston from HBREA in 2021.

Ayesha is the mom of 3 beautiful children, a loving wife, and her newest title is puppy mom. When she’s not selling or buildings homes, running behind her toddlers and the new puppy; you can find her nestled up with a good book playing classical music in the background.