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Evelyn Traylor Jul 24, 2018
Advocates of Healthy Minds
Advocates of Healthy Minds


 Evelyn was born and raised in Wyoming and has lived in Sugar Land for the last 23 years.
 She has had the opportunity to be involved in Ft. Bend County in many capacities and loves living in Sugar Land and all the wonderful and caring people in Ft. Bend County!

 She was the Speaker’s Bureau Representative for Methodist Sugar Land Hospital for 11 years until starting her own Speaker’s Bureau on January 1st of this year.

 She has been involved with and has volunteered for many non profits and is active as a member of the Ft. Bend Exchange Club and recently became the President of the Ft. Bend Rotary.

Evelyn is Founder and Executive Director of a non profit called Advocates of Healthy Minds.  They offer many classes including coping skills for anxiety, depression, PTSD and suicide prevention. There classes are given to K-12, college students, all adults, first responders and Veterans.  She has just recently taken the instructor classes which will enable her to teach the Mental Health First Aid Classes. These trainings are given by the Council on Behavorial Health out of Washington, DC.

 Please check out their web site:
 Advocatesofhealthyminds.org

 She has been married to Bill for 35 years and they have a son William who lives near Chicago and is a Certified Financial Planner.
 

Kristin Weiss Jul 31, 2018
Central Fort Bend Chamber Commerce
Central Fort Bend Chamber Commerce

Kristin Weiss, IOM comes to the Central Fort Bend Chamber (CFBC) with an extensive background in Chamber of Commerce, non-profit, marketing/sales and business development. She spent over six years as the Communications Director at the Fort Bend Chamber and 18 months as the Vice President of the Rosenberg-Richmond Area Chamber, now known as the CFBC. Kristin graduated from the US Chamber of Commerce Southeast Institute of Organization Management (IOM) at the University of Georgia in Athens in 2004, where she earned her IOM designation. She went on to serve as a Southeast Institute Class Advisor in 2005 and two years on the Board of Directors in 2006 and 2008.

 

Kristin’s career in Fort Bend County started in advertising in 1992, where she worked on Sugar Land Properties Inc., now Planned Community Developers, and on the Fort Bend County Fair accounts for Marion, Montgomery, Inc. in Houston. Since 2000, Kristin has worked primarily in FBC in non-profit and for-profit industries such as Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, Solana Cinco Ranch, Kindred Hospital Sugar Land and most recently at National Senior Care Home Health.

 

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Kristin and her husband, Charlie, have four children, a son-in-law and two granddaughters. They currently reside in Richmond with their youngest son, Cole.

Shannan S. Stavinoha Oct 23, 2018
Parks Youth Ranch - provide emergency shelter, counseling services to abused and neglected youth
Parks Youth Ranch - provide emergency shelter, counseling services to abused and neglected youth

Shannan Stavinoha joined Parks Youth Ranch the Executive Director in July 2018. Parks Youth Ranch is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide emergency shelter, counseling and life changing services to abused and neglected youth.

 

A longtime resident of Fort Bend County, Shannan began her professional career in financial services before moving to non-profit support where she has grown her career in non-profit administration through experience with Child Advocates of Fort Bend, the Central Fort Bend Chamber and as Community Relations Director for the Richmond State Supported Living Center. 

 

In addition to her professional life, Shannan has served on the board of the Pecan Grove Gators Football and Cheer Teams, as a volleyball coach for the YMCA, as chairman of the Class of 2017 Project Graduation and as the Lamar Consolidated High School Band Booster President.  She currently serves on the Fort Bend PIO Steering Committee, the Richmond Pecan Harvest Festival Committee and spends countless hours volunteering for organizations within the schools her children attend. 

 

Shannan is a Lamar Consolidated High School Alumni and holds a BBA in Management from the University of Houston-Downtown. She currently calls Pecan Grove home with her husband, Stephen and their three children Teddy, Jimmy and Evelyn.

 

Shannan is a 2007 graduate of Leadership Fort Bend through the Central Fort Bend Chamber, a 2017 graduate of the Fort Bend Leadership Forum through the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and a 2018 graduate of the Excellence for Nonprofit Leadership through Fort Bend Forward and the George Foundation.