Brazoria County Counseling Center Board Members

Copyright 2019. BRAZORIA COUNTY COUNSELING CENTER. All Rights Reserved.

Copyright 2019. BRAZORIA COUNTY COUNSELING CENTER. All Rights Reserved.


Sharon Hebert

Board President


Sharon is the director of Business Development for Taylor Recovery Center in Sugarland, Tx. She is the upcoming Co-Chair of the Mental Health Task Force in Brazoria County. Sharon is an advocate for citizens in Brazoria County struggling with mental health disorders




Monica Garcia-Guinessey

Board Vice President


Monica represents Marketing and Sales for Symetria Recovery. She is an advocate for individuals who are economically disadvantaged and in the need of social, physical and or behavioral health resources.




Joana Padilla-Zapata

Board Secretary


Joana facilitates mental health community resources and wrap around services for students and families in Brazosport Independent School District. She supports the district's ability to meet its academic mission, especially where home, school and community collaboration is needed.




Irma Pingenot

Board Treasurer


Irma is an ESL Coordinator for Catholic Charities, coordinated classes for Immigration Naturalization Services and sponsored amnesty program. She was a yearbook adviser for 13 years at Columbia Christian School / West Columbia Charter School. She has 11 1/2 years experience as a Sited Coordinator for Communities In Schools. She is currently retired and working part-time as a Co-facilitator for Communities In Schools at Columbia-Brazoria Independent School District. She also leads "A New Journey" Widow's Support Group once a month.



Dr. Jeevan Gowda

Board Member


Doctor of Internal Medicine at CHI Family Care Clinic




Jan Melis

Board Member


Executive Director of NAMI Gulf Coast. Jan advocates and supports families and individuals affected by mental illness.




Adrienne Bradberry

Board Member


Adrienne is the United Way of Brazoria County Corporate Volunteer Manager for DOW. She is also the community engagement specialist for DOW employees.




Craig Fritz

Board Member


Craig is the specialty courts program administrator for Brazoria County. He has worked for the county for more than 15 years. Craig received the spotlight on success award for outstanding team member. His passion and dedication for helping those in need is unwavering.