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

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

Brazoria County Counseling Center Board Members


Sharon Hebert

Board President


Sharon is the Hospital Specialist for Kemah Palms Recovery. She is the 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.




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



Patrick Souter

Board Member


Counsel with Gray Reed Attorneys and Counselors

&

​Professor of Healthcare Studies at Baylor University of Law




Jan Melis

Board Member


Executive Director - NAMI Gulf Coast