Member Spotlight

Please welcome one of our founding members: Beth Emmons.

Beth and her dog Steve in quarantine work mode.

1) Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I am a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist in private practice, and I have lived in Houston since 2014.  I am originally from the suburbs of Chicago, but since college I have lived all over the US.  As a result, my husband and I spend a lot of time traveling to see friends and family, and most especially our 4 godchildren in Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL.  We live in the Heights with our dog Steve.

2) How did you first get involved?

I learned about Impact100 through my friend Alex (Inman), and I was drawn to the idea of all kinds of women working together to create change through giving.  I have spent a lot of time working for non-profits, and now I’m interested in how grants are awarded.

3) Are you serving on any committees? 

I serve on our Membership Committee promoting member engagement.

4) Out of the five focus areas, are there any that you are especially passionate about? 

My career developed with a focus on providing mental health care in underserved communities, which is why Impact100’s focus area on Health and Wellness is important to me.