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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 25, 2019

For more information, contact:

Shannel Vance, Communications Specialist
(281) 885-4607
svance@namonline.org

Allison Booker-Brooks

HOUSTON— Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is honored to welcome its new Chief Program Officer, Allison Booker-Brooks.  In this position, Booker-Brooks will be responsible for all client service delivery at NAM. This position is also a key member of the NAM executive leadership team, interfacing with internal and external stakeholders including collaborative partners, funders, the Board of Trustees, the NAM Endowment Fund, and the Congregational Advisory Council.

“We did an extensive search and interviewed many qualified applicants, and I feel Allison is going to be a great fit at NAM,” said President/CEO, Les Cave. “She has an impressive professional background, and we are looking forward to working with her as we advance ‘Neighbors Helping Neighbors’ at Northwest Assistance Ministries.”

Booker-Brooks’ qualifications include leadership positions at the YWCA of Houston and United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast.  She is a native Houstonian who has been doing social work the majority of her working life.  She has worked with foster children, adoptive parents, young adults, and seniors.

“I guess you could say I have worked the circle of life,” said Booker-Brooks.  “I have always known that I wanted to work in the non-profit sector,” she said.  “I am excited to continue with that work at such a wonderful organization like NAM.”

Her tenure as Chief Program Officer began on Monday, February 25.  NAM is looking forward to having her and is excited to look towards the future with Booker-Brooks seated in one of its leadership roles.

Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education and domestic violence awareness and intervention. During its last fiscal year, NAM touched the lives of more than 130,000 people through its many programs and services.

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