Our Staff

Darla Farmer

Chief Executive Officer / Founder

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

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 resources available, and learned to fight for some that seemed unattainable. Rowena found her passion in autism advocacy and volunteering and is excited to make a significant contribution to the organization and families like her own.

Claudia Longoria

Operations and Administrative, Manager 

Claudia is a University of Houston alumni with a Bachelors in Communications and minor in Spanish. She brings over 10 years of experience in the financial sector to our organization. A mom of two with a passion to help, excited to immerse herself in our mission.

Hannah Collier

Programs Coordinator

Hannah attends Louisiana State University where she majors in Psychology, minors in Special Education, and is a part of a Cognitive Research team. Hannah coordinates Family Assistance programs, following her desire and drive to impact families affected by autism.

Dahlia Moreno

Administrative 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. She is a rising junior at Houston Baptist University majoring in Medical Humanities with double minors in Spanish and General Business.

Elizabeth Simon

Family Assistance Assistant

Elizabeth, “Lizzy” is from College Station, TX, and has a sibling with autism. She graduated from Texas A&M in 2018 and pursued a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT, graduating in November 2021. Her inspiration is founded in her faith, growing up with her sister, and her desire to support other families.



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