Our Team

Whether by profession, parenting, or a combination of both, or lived experience in foster care, each board member carries a deep compassion for foster and adopted children, enhancing their personal connection with our vision and mission.
Justin Flint
Chair

Justin Flint

Chair

Justin is a realtor and real estate attorney in Sugar Land, Texas, the town where he grew up. He loves giving back to the community that raised him and is especially interested in contributing to the improvement of the lives of children in foster and adoptive programs. As Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of Fort Bend Cares, he has gained a passion for helping children and the leadership experience to go with it. He also participates in the leadership of his home church and acts as legal advisor for several other non-profit organizations. (2018)


Judie Cross
Vice-Chair

Judie Cross

Vice-Chair

 As an adoptee and mother to an adopted daughter, Judie believes in giving back to the community and has for over 30 years. Her first long-term volunteer project was as an AIDS hospice volunteer. This experience led her to be nominated to the board of trustees of that organization and ultimately become the president of the board. She volunteered at each school her daughter attended. She now serves on the advisory board of Children at Risk and is on the board of directors of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Galveston-Houston. Judie’s professional career has included sales and business development positions in corporate furniture and services distribution, accounting, and legal. (2020)


Reverend Amy Bezecny
Founder & CEO

Reverend Amy Bezecny

Founder & CEO

Reverend Amy Bezecny developed Cultivating Families during a four-year fellowship at the Hope and Healing Center and Institute (HHCI). She received her Master of Divinity in 2009 from SMU, Perkins School of Theology and became an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 2012. Amy served on staff at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for a period of 10 years, launched their Adoption Ministry, and was driven to help others do the same. Prior to ministry, Amy had a successful 15-year career in interior design, where she specialized in hospital and long-term care facility design. As a Deacon, she continues working tirelessly to open the eyes of the church to the world’s needs and the eyes of the world to the church. Where children are concerned, she believes it is important to work alongside people of other faiths. Amy’s colleagues know her as a passionate, persistent, and creative problem solver for children navigating this world alone. (2017)


Victoria Scott
Board Member

Victoria Scott

Board Member

From 1981 to 1995, Victoria worked with organizations that addressed children at risk and working with the Harris County probation division. For six years she saw cases involving petty crime, drugs and assault. After working with at risk youth, she volunteered to create a room at MD Anderson for children with cancer to engage in art projects. As a member of the Junior League of Houston she was head of a committee that started a blanket program for teen mothers. Over 10 thousand blankets, made by volunteers, were issued within the first three years. Working within the community as a board member for Angela's House, Santa Maria Rehab center, and St. Anne's Foundation are just a few of the organizations she is passionate about. Working in the financial sector she volunteered as a controller to nonprofits who needed assistance with accounting, fundraising and grants. The path to be within a community as someone who gives time and talent to organizations has been a constant journey for Victoria. (2018)


Charmet Findley
Board Member

Charmet Findley

Board Member

Charmet Findley is a proud Houston native with experience in growing up in systems. Charmet knows the struggles life may bring and uses that passion to actively organize and advocate for those in less fortunate situations. Charmet is also a mentor to youth in systems and helps lead the charge in ending Youth Homelessness with the help of Houston’s CoC and supporting partners. Charmet hopes to use his voice and skill to see changes for the better for Youth and Community nationwide. (2022)


Pam Gray
Board Member

Pam Gray

Board Member

Pam joined Stoney Creek Ranch in 2006 as Camp Coordinator and has since worked her way up to Executive Director. Pam has an extensive background in marketing and sales and wears many hats at Stoney Creek. No matter what the question, if it is about Stoney Creek, it is likely that Pam has the answer! She received her BBA from Texas A&M and enjoys Aggie football, tennis and golf. Most importantly she has a passion for inner-city youth and all that Stoney Creek’s ministry has to offer. Her other extracurricular activities revolve around her son, Tyler! (2022)


Amina Ishaq
Board Member

Amina Ishaq

Board Member

Amina is a compassionate Social Worker & Therapist with over 15 years of experience working with diverse populations to support mental health and wellness. Well-versed in applying a combination of holistic and cognitive approaches to facilitate healing. Amina is also educated in program administration for high-risk populations. (2022)


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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council's charge is to open a myriad of doors to better inform the mission of Cultivating Families. In doing so, they will be assisting Cultivating Families in educating the public of the needs of foster and adopted children and the families walking alongside them.
Jenifer Jarriel
President & CEO
Child Placing Agency
Carl E. Josehart
MSW, CEO
Jewish Community Relations
Imam Rihabi Mohamed
PhD.
Muslim Faith Leader
Martin Cominsky
President & CEO
Interfaith Relations
Leshia Fisher
Regional Director, CPS Region 6b
DFPS/CPS Relations
Joel A. Levine
Executive Director
Harris County Relations
John Price
PhD, LPC
Trauma-informed Care
Teresa Flores
LCSW
Spanish Language Community Relations
Rabbi Brian Strauss
Rabbi
Jewish Faith Leader
Pastor Michelle Hall
Pastor
Christian Faith Leader
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