About Us

A local group of funders had a vision of an organization that would nurture a community of strong nonprofits to improve and transform the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

The Center would provide management support services to nonprofits and funders enabling them to effectively serve the surrounding counties.

This vision became a reality in April 2008, as the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center opened its doors to serve the community.

For thirteen years, the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Development Center has been a leading advocate, educator, and service provider for nonprofits and funders throughout Southeast Texas. 

The Center’s Board of Directors is a diversified and well-informed group of community leaders whose goal is to lead this organization in assisting nonprofits to become more effective and efficient.

Executive Board

Ron Fletcher, President
Customer Service Manager, Entergy Texas

Kim Moncla, Vice-President
Executive Director, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation

Gaye Lokey, Secretary
Curriculum Coordinator, Nederland ISD

Phyllis Geans, CPA, CFO, RTSBA, Treasurer
Assistant Superintendent for Business & Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Port Arthur ISD


Mellie Bevilacqua
Executive Director, Foundation for Southeast Texas

Jennifer Burtsfield
Partner, River Trust Capital Management LLC

Elizabeth Cravens
Owner & President, Mid-America Contractors, LLC.

Paul Freitag
Hancock Whitney Bank

Natasha Garrett
CEO, G & G Enterprises Construction Corp.

Janie Johnson, Past President 
President & CEO, United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County

Diana Miles
CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System 

Jean Moncla, J.D. and C.T.F.A.
Vice President & Trust Advisor, Hancock Whitney Private Wealth Management

Robert Young
Area Manager, CenterPoint Energy


Mary Young
Interim Executive Director
700 North Street, Suite O
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Work 409.832.6565

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