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Connect with Summerhouse


Meet our team, see our special moments, and schedule a visit!

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Connect with Summerhouse


Meet our team, see our special moments, and schedule a visit!

Meet the Summerhouse Team

These are the folks who make it happen day in and day out.

We love the lives that are improved in our program, and we love the people who help accomplish it all! From the staff, and board of directors to our great volunteers, our team works hard to provide an awesome program for our young adults. Feel free to connect with our staff if you have any questions. We are here to serve!

Meet the Summerhouse Team

These are the folks who make it happen day in and day out.

We love the lives that are improved in our program, and we love the people who help accomplish it all! From the staff, and board of directors to our great volunteers, our team works hard to provide an awesome program for our young adults. Feel free to connect with our staff if you have any questions. We are here to serve!



Michelle Howard-Herbein

CEO/Executive Director



Joanna Burnett

Assistant Executive Director



Angela Crutchfield

Program Director



Bria Long

Program Associate



Brooke Magers

Program Associate



Megan Maradiago

Program Associate



Donna Fruge’

Executive Director / Founder



Our Board of Directors


Alan Ratterree

Board President


Principal/Partner, Insite Commercial Real Estate

Nancy Simpson

Board Treasurer


Head of School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Heights

Donna Tennyson

Board Secretary


Attorney At Law

Tinja Anderson

Board Member


Financial Strategist, MassMutual Greater Houston, Diamond Client Group


Chris Mudd

Board Member


CEO, SGCE & Juniper Specialty Products

Laurel Bashaw

Board Member


Senior Development Strategist, The Society for Performing Arts

Taylore Elliott

Board Member


Chief HR Officer, RV Retailer, LLC

Walt Cameron

Board Member


Director of Property Management Operations, Moody Rambin

Our Board of Directors


Alan Ratterree

Board President


Principal/Partner, Insite Commercial Real Estate


Nancy Simpson

Board Treasurer


Head of School, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, Heights


Donna Tennyson

Board Secretary


Attorney At Law


Tinja Anderson

Board Member


Financial Strategist, MassMutual Greater Houston, Diamond Client Group


Chris Mudd

Board Member


CEO, SGCE & Juniper Specialty Products


Laurel Bashaw

Board Member


Senior Development Strategist, The Society for Performing Arts


Taylore Elliott

Board Member


Chief HR Officer, RV Retailer, LLC


Walt Cameron

Board Member


Director of Property Management Operations, Moody Rambin


Our Advisory Board of Directors



Our Advisory Board of Directors


Kayla Cory


Co-Founder, Fortunella LLC


Kristin Huff


BP Houston


Desiree Fruge-Mataya


PT,MS, Kids Developmental Clinic


Laura Lopez


Houston Methodist, Award-winning Author


Diane Murrell


L.M.S.W., Texas Children’s Hospital


Circus Fundraiser Information:

Saturday, October 12 · 5-8 pm

1424 Waseca Street

You're invited to a night of wonder, excitement and fun at Cirque do Summerhouse! We will highlight the incredible accomplishments of our members, the innovation of our staff, and the great need to replicate our program. (View PDF for event)


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