Dennis joined RCC in September of 2020 relocating from Kerrville, TX. He is passionate about helping people in need and sees RCC 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.
Contact Dennis at email@example.com or 409-443-0544.
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.
Contact Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-443-0523.
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.
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Director of Legal Services
Kurt A. Gonzalez, a native Galvestonian, graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration and a minor in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He attended law school at South Texas College of Law where he participated in the Pro Bono Honors Program. It was through this program where he found an internship at the Resource and Crisis Center of Galveston County. He was licensed to practice law in 2014 and began his legal career working for a solo practitioner on the Island handling matters relating to family and immigration law. He found himself returning to the Resource and Crisis Center as their Director of Legal Services. He left RCC in the Fall of 2019 and associated with a local law firm where he practiced civil litigation. Ultimately, he was called back to RCC and is excited to continue growing the department to serve the community and its survivors.
Contact Kurt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 409-443-0555.
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.
Contact Jessica at email@example.com or 409-454-3523.