STAFF

OUR LEADERSHIP

DENNIS FERGUSON

Executive Director 

Dennis joined RCC in September of 2020 relocating from Kerrville, TX. He is passionate about helping people in need and sees RCCGC as a vital partner within the Galveston County community to serve others.  Dennis obtained his MPA degree from Northern Arizona University. He is excited about becoming an "islander" because he enjoys the water and the beaches. Dennis and his wife, Gwen moved to Texas from Kansas City about 5 years ago. Dennis has worked for several non-profits in his career primarily in the social service arena.  He is an active member of the newly formed national Rotary E-club to fight Human Trafficking.  He is an avid reader and likes walking in the beautiful Historic District.  

TAYLOR ADAMS

Deputy Director of Client Services

Taylor received her Masters of Social Work from New York University and began working as a therapist with survivors of sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence in Galveston County in 2015. Taylor has continued to focus her education on trauma informed care as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is currently working toward a 300hr certification Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), a program of the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at the Justice Resource Institute. Taylor is excited to journey further into leadership at RCC and hopes to empower both clients and staff to work together to create a safe space for healing and growth.

KATHERINE HUGHES

 Director of Fund Development

Katherine  was born and raised in Galveston and received her college education at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a Masters degree from the University of Houston in 2013 and has several years of business development experience, primarily in sales. Katherine began working at RCC in 2018 and loves how she is able to give back to her local community within this role.

AMBER WILHELM

Director of Outreach & Prevention

Growing up in Missouri, Amber has always had a passion for helping people. After spending 7 years in law enforcement, Amber moved to the Galveston Bay Area where she began working for RCC in 2014. Here, Amber truly found her calling, assisting those who didn’t always know how to assist themselves. Amber has since graduated with a Master of Art’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2014. 

RITA BROCKWAY

Director of Finance

Rita obtained her B.S. in Accounting  from the University of Maryland and has 23 years of experience in the non-profit industry.  Rita enjoys that each day is different working with RCC and finds it very rewarding that even in an administrative role she is able to support our clients and the mission of the agency by closely supporting our amazing  employees.

CYNTHIA HERNANDEZ

Director of Intervention Services

Cynthia received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Houston and has been working as a professional with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking for the last four years. Cynthia has focused her career and education on the treatment of trauma and its many expressions from substance use to behavioral addictions. Cynthia loves working with her team at RCC and works diligently to create an environment where clients feel empowered and safe.

CHARLES NEILL

Director of Legal Services

Charles ‘Charley’ Neill came on board full time in January of 2020. He has almost 23 years of experience in the legal industry with 5 years as an attorney. Charley graduated summa cum laude from the University of St. Thomas in 2011, and received his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 2014. Prior to becoming a part of the RCC team, he ran a private practice in Baytown, Texas for 5 years practicing primarily in the area of Family Law. Charley is motivated to help those in need, and is greatly appreciative of the ability to assist victims that cannot afford the expensive rates of private attorneys.

JESSICA MARTINEZ

Director of Retail Operations

Jessica has a degree in Legal Studies (B.S.) from the school of Business and Public Administration at the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She joined the RCC team after several years working in higher education for the Texas A&M University system followed by experience at the secondary education level with an emphasis on grant program implementation and management. Through the collaborative efforts of the many RCC Resale employees, managers and volunteers, Jessica feels privileged to contribute to the advancement of RCC's mission each day.

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