The Family Life and Community Resource Center (FLCRC) is a nonprofit with a passion to address the potential power of the family and the communities they live in. Team FLCRC reflects the passion and enthusiasm necessary to fulfill our mission…“Building Better Communities by Building Stronger Families.” Team FLCRC will go the extra mile to influence families through diverse experience and skills that identify social and educational opportunities designed to positively impact families and their communities.
Sharon Delesbore is a 20+ year educator and currently serves as an assistant principal. Having held the positions of teacher/coach, science instructional specialist, assistant principal and principal, Dr. Delesbore has also lent her educational expertise to consulting with the International Center for Leadership Education. She holds active membership and leadership roles in Phi Delta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, National Science Teaching Association, NSTA Alliance of Affiliates and the Association for Multicultural Science Education as President. Sharon holds a Doctorate in Curriculum, Instructional Technology from Kingsbridge University, two Master of Education degrees in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin University and Curriculum & Instruction in Science Education and two Bachelor of Science degrees is Biology and Psychology from the University of Houston.
Cleo Wadley is currently serving as the principal of ExCEL High School of Choice in Longview, Texas. He holds over 25 years of experience in Houston area schools, including an instructorship for Houston Community College. When not on campus, Cleo sits on the Longview Teen Court, Board of Directors and serves as a youth mentor for Partners in Prevention. As a passionate advocate for voting rights, he currently serves as the chair for Precinct 5 in Gregg County and is president of the Gregg County Coalition for Change. He believes that students today are our scholars of tomorrow and enjoys guiding them to their full potential as productive members of the community. Cleo is soon to receive his doctorate from Stephen F. Austin University.
Mary Sias is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana and is an ordained deaconess of Crossing Point Christian Church. Mrs. Sias attended Peabody Magnet High and Jeff Davis College with a degree is Surgical Technology. She served as operational food service manager for more than 20 years at the Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES). Mrs. Sias has a broad base of experience serving in various capacities both onshore and abroad. Additionally, Mary worked for 10 years at the Ramsey 1 Unit for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice until she retired in 2005. Mrs. Sias is an active member of the Missouri City chapter of AARP, focusing on lobbying for the rights of all seniors. Mary has serves FLCRC as Secretary of the Board of Directors and tirelessly as a founding member of Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice.
Millie Chatham was employed with Texas Health & Human Service as an Eligibility Specialist and Department of Age & Disability Services as a Case Manager for 24 years. After retiring, she started working for Lamar Consolidated ISD as an English as a Second Langue Aide. Mrs. Chatham was selected as her school’s Paraprofessional of the Year in 2018 where she also serves as Site Coordinator for “Be a Champion”, a meal and tutorial program for youth. Ms. Chatham has been affiliated with FLCRC from its inception. She served as the organization’s Secretary and currently serves as its Treasurer.
Paul Delesbore Jr. attends Prairie View A&M University studying architecture. Paul remains politically and environmentally conscious as a member of the NAACP, American Institute of Architecture Students, National Organization of Minority Architecture Students, and Prairie View University a & M Green Team. Upon graduating from high school in 2019, Paul served in several leadership and volunteer roles including President of the Alief Elsik Chapter of the Science National Honor Society, 2018 Fall Cohort Ambassador of the National Society of High School Scholars and AVID mentor. As youth ambassador representative for Y.A.L.E. on the board of directors of FLCRC, Paul holds the officer position of Parliamentarian.
LaCarria Green is the proud mother of three children. She upholds an enthusiastic voluntary spirit. Ms. Green and her children have been volunteers within their church and in the community since the initial development of the Back 2 School Parent Chat that began at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church initiated through their Young Women’s Ministry and lead by Dr. Ilene Harper. Because of her commitment to serve, Ms. Green was recognized as the 2019 Clayton Home Owners Association, Volunteer of the Year. Her passion to serve comes from personal experience, “My family can relate because we were once there and our lives were touched; and now, we are grateful and excited to give back. It is so meaningful and it brings great joy when you’ve walked away knowing you’ve made a difference in someone’s life.”
Sharon Tanner graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. Ms. Tanner worked in Fort Bend ISD for 11 years in the instructional technology department before transferring her skill set to Oceaneering International, Inc. Sharon Tanner has been a part of the Children Services Volunteer Program for more than 20 years. She loves working with people to solve problems. Ms. Tanner has three children who are members of the Youth Ambassador Leadership Education program (Y.A.L.E.), with two of them currently attending her alma mater, The Ohio State University.
Dr. Ilene Harper is the founder and Executive Director of the Family Life and Community Resource Center (FLCRC). She has spent twenty-nine years in the field of education inspiring and motivating students, parents and educators. Dr. Harper received a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University, two Masters’ Degrees and her undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University.
Dr. Harper has led successful K-12 school district initiatives that resulted in national and state awards. Passionately believing in people and getting others to believe in them is her mission. Dr. Harper has presented to thousands at national, state and local conferences. In 2013, she was selected to present at a Congressional Briefing on School Discipline in Washington, DC. Likewise, she has been highlighted as a leader in education in several issues of the national magazine, Educational Leadership. Dr. Harper received a Proclamation from Mayor of the City of Sugar Land for her work on Diversity Education and was selected by the Fort Bend County Judge to serve on Community Engagement Committee. She is the author of the College and Career Preparation Manual, Youth Ambassador Leadership Education program, and numerous training materials.
Dr. Harper is a Silver Star and life member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Education Chair of the NAACP Missouri City & Vicinity Branch, a board member with the TW Davis YMCA and advisory council member for Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Dr. Harper is a wife and mother to three beautiful children and three darling grandchildren.
Denise Bean is a Louisiana native and has resided in Texas for the past 28 years. She’s a graduated of McNeese State University. Employed by the State of Texas for 27 years as a Social Worker advocating and protecting children involving abuse and neglect. Denise retired from the State in December 2019. Her hobbies include Interior Design and Event Planning. Denise brings to FLCRC her expertise of planning projects, leading the organization volunteers, and committed to making a difference in the lives of the youth.
LaTarsha Brown is a proud mother of three children and a lovely wife. She is currently employed in the medical health profession as a Phlebotomist and CNA. Ms. Brown has diligently served as a volunteer with FLCRC for many years. She brings to the organization her wisdom, a caring heart, and the willingness to give to others while supporting the youth. During her spare time, she enjoys family activities, shopping, watching television, helping people and her Tuesday night bible studies with her family. Ms. Brown will serve as FLCRC Program Assistant.
Jo Trahan is an Administrative Associate with over 30 years of experience and serves as a part-time Administrative Assistant for FLCRC and has been assisting Dr. Harper for the past six years. Ms. Trahan received an Associates of Arts degree from Wharton County Junior College in General Studies in 2015. She was determined to complete her studies after many years of starting and stopping. She enjoys spending time with her children, family, and friends. In her free time, she enjoys quiet time, watching movies and relaxing with her computer nearby.
Dr. Janice Little is an optimistic visionary educator (social worker) who is passionate about serving children and families. She has extensive experience in a school setting where she received several awards for creating and developing innovative programs. Dr. Little is a forward thinker who continuously strategizes on finding solutions to everyday problems. She is the author of two books: The G.O.O.D. (Getting Out of Debt) Diva’s Journal and The Graduate’s Gift (4 Bases for Success). Dr. Little is also an entrepreneur who has several business entities, The Graduate’s Gift, LLC, Players Properties, LLC, and GOOD Diva’s Investment.
Sharon Wright is currently a graduate student in the University of Houston’s Social Work program. Her graduate studies focus on advancing effective evidence-based interventions for at risk students. Ms. Wright has worked in the Fort Bend School District for over 5 years as a Check and Connect Monitor where she works with newly arrived students support transition and services necessary to promote academic excellence. Ms. Wright been working within the school district for over 7 years, working with students and families in various capacities. In her free time, Ms. Wright enjoys traveling and trying new cuisines.
Linda Means Coleman is a Licensed Master Social Worker. She has twenty-five years of experience working with children and families in her current position as a school social worker. Ms. Coleman has served on several boards and participated in many community organization projects. Her academic history includes an undergraduate degree from Alabama A&M University and Masters from Prairie View A&M University. Additionally, Ms. Coleman is the founder and current President of the NAACP-Missouri City Branch. She has dedicated her life to serving leadership, community service and civil rights.
Paulette Bray has 30 years of experience working with children and families in the governmental and school setting. She is passionate about helping children and adults through the grief process. She has conducted grief seminars for her church and several community organizations and is committed to helping individuals understand grief through education, counseling and facilitating grief support groups.
Dorian Carter is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in Social Services over the last 13 years, serving families throughout Houston and surrounding areas. It has been his passion to serve and help people in different capacities. Every place he has served had one thing in common, and that’s being there for people during their time of need.
Mr. Carter’s counseling experience includes work in evaluating suicidal clients, supporting clients challenged by anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurological differences. He has also worked with clients who have experienced religious/spiritual trauma.
Additionally, Christian counseling provides Mr. Carter with a unique perspective for those clients who wish to approach their issues and concerns through the lens of biblical teachings.
Kenae Thibodeaux has worked in the field of education for 10 years with students of special populations. She has served general ed students as well. She has held various positions, including Lead Teacher, School Interventionist, Program Coordinator and Instructional Specialist in areas of science. Ms. Thibodeaux’s educational desire is to provide her love of STEAM education to all students by engaging them in multi-sensory play that is appealing to learners of all ages.
A native of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Abby Santiago is a graphic designer with 16 years of experience in her field. She graduated in 2006 from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a B.F.A. in Communication Design. From 2006-2019, she worked as an in-house graphic designer and art director for the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. In 2020, she launched a new career as a freelance graphic designer and art director. Ms. Santiago currently supports FLCRC with various graphic design and technology needs. She is thrilled to be a part of the important work FLCRC is doing in the lives of families and individuals.
Tralicia Allen is the owner of Lions Production, which is a videography company that films and edit videos and commercials. Tralicia is a Shreveport, LA native. A graduate of both Booker T. Washington (2002) and Dillard University (2006), Tralicia fell in love with all areas of media at Booker T. Washington in the telecommunications program. This love continued on to college at Dillard University where she majored in Mass Communication and minored in Computer Science.
Louis Gilbert earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Accounting from Tougaloo College in May of 1985, a United Negro College Funded Institution, located in Jackson, Mississippi. He has since continued his graduate studies at Texas Southern University and Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas.
Mr. Gilbert has been employed with Nathelyne A. Kennedy & Associates for over 20 years as their Controller of Financial Affairs. He’s also a practicing accountant, providing financial and tax accounting services to local companies. He additionally served on the executive committee for Family Café in Houston.
His recognitions, memberships and volunteered services include:
Past Executive Board member of the Tougaloo College National Alumni Association (Business Manager)
Member of the National Association of Black Accountant (NABA)
Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Gamma Rho Chapter)
Past Board member of the Commissioner El Franco Lee Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics Golf Tournament & Auction Committee
Past Board member of Riverpark Homeowners Association
Texas Southern University Athletic Booster Club
Mr. Gilbert is the proud father of three children, son Louis Gilbert, Jr., and twin daughters Rasheda and Takeila. He attends McGee Chapel Missionary Baptist Church and frequently speaks to youth groups concerning personal development.