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 25 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.


Julie Noel

Development Director

Julie comes to us from the healthcare finance industry and was CEO and President of ParrishShaw for 24 years in Houston. After selling the firm, she decided to use her networking and financial talents to promote the growth of Hope For Three. A philanthropist and volunteer, Julie became involved with Hope For Three in 2018. Over the years she has served on the board of directors of several professional organizations and lead their charity and event committees.

Samantha Katchy

Family Assistance Manager

Samantha, “Sam” graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake with a degree in Psychology in 2011. She works directly with families and conducts presentations to health care professionals, in anticipation of reaching more children upon diagnosis. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism from Ball State University.


Gayle Kildoyle

Operations Manager

A Fort Bend County resident, Gayle is an experienced nonprofit professional with an Accounting Degree, fundraising and event planning acumen. She brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to Hope For Three and the families and children we serve.



Brenda Lofton

Database / Volunteer Coordinator

A Houstonian since 1983, Brenda has a strong background in  operations, management, marketing and sales, and customer relations. She is proud to be an autism advocate due to her love for children and dedication to Hope For Three.




Chrishelle Bryant

Executive Assistant

Chrishelle has been a resident of Fort Bend County for two years. In 2011, she graduated from Southern Illinois University with a B.A. in Psychology and in 2017 earned an M.S. in Workforce Education and Development. Chrishelle has experience in ABA Therapy and early Childhood/Adolescence Education. Passionate about health and humanity, and previously serving as a volunteer, she is excited and eager to continue supporting the cause and purpose of Hope For Three.

Photos by Custom Minds Photography