Timeka Walker - Executive Director
Before joining UAHT, Timeka served at Neighborhood Centers-Ripley House for 6 years and AIDS Foundation Houston for 10 years as a Program Director, Sr. Director of Programs and Chief Operating Officer. Timeka is a Licensed Master Social Worker and holds an Executive Leadership Certification from Rice University.
Timeka is passionate about human rights issues and believes in the dignity and worth of every human being. She is committed to unifying the Houston community in our efforts to combat human trafficking.
Director of Development
Chris Flanagan - Director of Development
Chris has a deep passion for philanthropy and believes that every single day presents a new opportunity to give back to others. She believes in the “pay it forward” concept and strives to develop new strategies to apply its essence into her daily life; both personally and professionally.
When not at the office, you can find her scrounging local thrift stores and rooting for her 14-year-old son at his local AAU basketball and high school teams. Go Tigers!
Director of Education
Misa Nguyen - Director of Education
During her time at the University of Texas, Ms. Nguyen was exposed to the social injustice of human trafficking and participated in faith-based initiatives to spread awareness of this growing crime. After graduating from the university, she entered the non-profit sector and engaged with the issue through the co-founding of a Houston chapter of the international Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA) to spread awareness and support the overseas efforts to combat labor trafficking in Asia.
A native Houstonian, Ms. Nguyen came to UAHT in 2010 from Boat People SOS-Houston, bringing her enthusiasm for working with diverse communities in our city. She is passionate about local food eateries, recycling, and social justice issues. Ms. Nguyen is dedicated to education and knowledge to empower others in the anti-human trafficking movement.
Director of Programs
Jenna Cooper - Director of Programs
Prior to joining UAHT, Jenna was the Project Coordinator for Youth Count 2.0, an innovative pilot study to learn more about how to find, count, and survey homeless youth and the specific situations and behaviors of youth that could assist with service planning. Jenna received her Master of Social Work degree with a specialization in political social work from the University Of Houston Graduate College Of Social Work in May of 2014. She has experience working with human trafficking survivors, as well as advocating for policy change on a local, national, and international level. She is passionate about raising awareness through education and empower the community to take action in the fight against human trafficking.
Bilingual Community Education Specialist
Kendra Baldazo - Bilingual Community Education Specialist
Kendra is a native Houstonian and received her B.A. from Tufts University in International Relations with a concentration in the Middle East. After entering the non-profit sector in Boston, Kendra moved back to continue her passion for social justice and community engagement at UAHT. She is committed to empowering our communities, raising awareness, and ending human trafficking.
Quin'Tara Spencer - Youth Coordinator
Community Education Specialist
Kaylen Runyan - Community Education Specialist
Stephanie Hernandez - Administrative Assistant
Community Engagement Coordinator
Jessica Kim - Community Engagement Coordinator
Jessica is originally from Upper Marlboro, Maryland outside of Washington D.C. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exploring the city, and traveling. She is passionate about ending human trafficking by connecting our community with meaningful volunteer opportunities and initiatives.