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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 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.

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

Accountant

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 a challenge 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, excited to immerse herself in our mission.

Elizabeth Simon, OTD, OTR/L

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 earned a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT. Her inspiration is founded in her faith, growing up with her sister, and her desire to support other families.

Hannah Collier

Programs Coordinator

Hannah attends Louisiana State University, where she majors in Psychology, minors in Special Education, and is graduating in December 2022. Following graduation, Hannah hopes to improve the education standards of those with autism. She believes learning should be fun, motivating, and at the student’s own, individual, pace. 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 senior at Houston Baptist University majoring in Medical Humanities with double minors in Spanish and General Business, she will be graduating December of 2022.

Ashley Beck

Blog Writer

Ashley is a Ouachita Baptist University graduate in South Arkansas. She is a Christian Studies major and lives to serve and love those around her. Ashley enjoys communicating her everyday life through her writing and hopes to teach others and learn as she writes. Starting in the fall, she will be studying for her certification as a BCaBA. In her free time, she takes her dog Winston to the park with his favorite toys and her favorite latte.