Our Staff

Darla Farmer

Chief Executive Officer / Founder

A Fort Bend County resident since 1993, Darla has been a long-time volunteer and supporter of many children’s charities. Self-employed for over 30 years, Darla has extensive business administration, operations, marketing, and customer relations. Her visionary leadership is illustrated through her passion for Hope For Three’s mission.

Jessica Jubin

Philanthropy Director

Jessica is a seasoned professional and leads our fundraising programs through her long-term experience in the nonprofit sector. She specializes in strategic planning, board development, capital campaigns, marketing, and public relations.

Rowena Vicerra Laine

Family Assistance and Programs Director

Rowena is a busy mom of three who left a longstanding career in Healthcare IT to fully invest her time in her two sons, who have autism. Along this journey, she witnessed her boys thrive by utilizing the resources available and learned to fight for some that seemed unattainable. Rowena found her passion in autism advocacy and volunteering. She is excited to contribute significantly to the organization and families like her own.

Cristina Haro

Programs Coordinator

Cristina, “Cris,” grew up in Lima, Perú, and resides in Richmond; she has a son who attends Texas A&M in College Station. A passionate bilingual educator and school librarian, Cristina brings many years of experience serving children and families with different abilities. She is excited to join our mission and support families through our Family Assistance programs.

Wendy Thomas

Events Director

Wendy enjoys planning events to serve others in the community. Her enthusiasm, organization, and attention to detail are key to professionally well-executed events. She brings a unique skill set to this role as a former diagnostician and educator in the Fort Bend area. Wendy is married and is the mother of twins. She values serving with her children in the National Charity League, Inc., Sugar Land Jewels Chapter, and the Young Men’s Service League Sugar Land Chapter.

Gillian Obiosa-Maife, ACCA


Gillian is an experienced accountant, married with three children, and resides in Sugar Land. She brings her extensive accounting skills and nonprofit experience to Hope For Three to ensure financial health stability and maintain standards for economic data. She has a servant’s heart, is hardworking, and enjoys taking on challenges and solving problems.

Claudia Longoria

Operations and Administrative Manager 

Claudia is a University of Houston alumni with a Bachelor’s in Communications and a minor in Spanish. She brings over ten years of experience in the financial sector to our organization—a mom of two with a passion for helping and is excited to immerse herself in Hope For Three’s mission.

Dahlia Moreno

Executive Assistant

Dahlia served as a former Hope For Three Teen Huddle member (four years). She brings years of volunteer experience and passion for helping families and children living with autism. Dahlia is a recent cum laude graduate from Houston Christian University, majoring in Medical Humanities with double minors in Spanish and General Business.

Alondra Lopez-Huerta

Volunteer Coordinator and Administrative Assistant

Alondra grew up in Mexico and is the first one in her family to graduate from high school and college. As a Wharton County Junior College graduate with an Associate in Arts – Psychology, she is looking to expand her studies by working toward her Bachelor’s in Clinical Psychology. She is open-minded, passionate, and eager to learn new things quickly. She wants to dedicate all her skills and talents to Hope For Three.

Cristina Umanzor

Social Media Coordinator

Cristina “Tina” recently graduated from Houston Christian University as a double major in Medical Humanities and Spanish. Tina is a first generation college graduate with a passion for helping others. She brings her experience in social media marketing to Hope For Three to help spread our mission.

Shamia Gipson

Family Assistance Assistant

Shamia grew up in Fort Bend County and attended Hightower High School’s Medical Academy, followed by attaining a Bachelor’s in Health Science from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a recent graduate of Baylor University with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Shamia is interested in in pediatric occupational therapy, and empowering families who have children with autism and other developmental disabilities.



Photos: Michael McKenney, Custom Minds Photography