Board of Directors

This group of sound, ethical professionals help steer our future and govern our policies and procedures to ensure that our resources are wisely managed to advance our mission. 

Our board is rooted and grounded in our core values of love, leadership, service, and diversity

Natasha Tennison

 

 Founder/President  

 

Natasha began her career in Human Resources at St. Lukes Episcopal Hospital as a Sr. Human Resource Specialist, where she successfully led multiple teams and priority projects. Propelled toward a higher cause, she resigned from her job to support working parents that needed help with dependable, safe, quality childcare. Natasha's background in Human Resources, a strategic plan, and faith left her fully equipped to execute her work in the community successfully. 
Natasha serves as the full-time CEO of Gathering Outreach Community Services. She is a personal life coach and career consultant, the founder and Executive Director of Gathering Kids, an award-winning, recognized after school mentorship program that builds self-esteem and character in children. 
Natasha is licensed by the State of Texas as a Childcare Director. She holds an Associates of Arts in Religion, a Bachelor of Science in Communications, and a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. She became a Certified Life and Career Coach, a Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practioner, and is currently working on her Ph.D. in I/O Psychology to support her mission to lead and inspire others to achieve happiness and success in life.

Natasha serves on the Board of Greater Businesses of Pearland as Treasurer and various community service committees in Pearland, such as Wobble Before You Gobble Fitness health Fair and the Clean and Green community cleanup initiative.

Natasha lives in Pearland, Tx, and shares her love with her husband and three fantastic kid. 

Desiree Boutte

 

 Board Secretary

Desiree Boutte is a Human Resource professional specializing in Regional Talent Acquisition with Ken Garff Automotive Group. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree with a minor in Public Policy. Prior to transitioning into a career in Human Resources, Desiree specialized in Brand Advocacy & Public Relations.

 

Desiree has extensive community engagement and board leadership experience. She currently serves on the board for the Adult Education Center, a professional community-based literacy organization that provides free instruction and programs to adults with limited literacy skills. Desiree serves as an Ambassador with Greater Businesses of Pearland and is an active member of the Pearland Clean & Green advisory committee and the Wobble before you Gobble advisory committee. She also serves as the Advocacy & Donor Relations Manager for The Yellow Out Campaign (TYOC), a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate, advocate, and raise awareness for Spina Bifida. The Yellow Out Campaign strives to promote inclusion for people of all abilities, free of physical and social barriers through their Inclusive Playground Project and their Yellow Ramp Up for Veterans Project.  

 

Desiree resides in Brazoria County with her Husband and two children. She is deeply committed to serving the community.

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Ebony Wiley

 Board Treasurer

Ebony Wiley is an experienced Executive and Professional Coach specializing in supporting managers and executives when they need to exhibit grace under pressure. She is also skilled at helping individual contributors build their skillset with the skills required to increase career opportunities. 

Ebony R. Wiley, holds a Master of Science, Engineering Management from Case Western Reserve University, is a Certified LEAD NOW! Coach. She also holds a Bachelors of Science, Chemical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Ebony is currently the Associate Director of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership in the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University. She is also the founder of Marteen Holland Group LLC, the host of the Pretty Little Leader Podcast and a contributing author.

Ebony has over 20 years experience in engineering, manufacturing, and Executive level leadership at General Electric in industries such as energy, transportation, and lighting. In each of her many roles at General Electric, she acted as a change agent, moving global teams and individuals from status quo to new ways of thinking, through offering personalized solutions focused on the customer needs by changing behaviors and fostering growth internally. Her last role as the Executive General Manager of a global engineering team, enabled her to cultivate talent from every continent. She was known for getting her team exposure and helping build their image through delivering actionable feedback backed with a strategic plan.

Ebony lives in Pearland, TX with her husband, Stanford and their three children, Lauryn, Stanford, and Courtney.

"None of US is as smart as ALL of US." 

-Ken Blanchard