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.

The mission of the Southeast Texas Nonprofit Center is to provide quality management support services to nonprofits and funders, enabling them to effectively 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

Kim Moncla, President
Executive Director of Philanthropic Services, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Foundation

Gaye Lokey, Vice-President
Curriculum Coordinator, Nederland ISD

Natasha Garrett, Secretary
CEO, G & G Enterprises Construction Corp.

Paul Freitag, Treasurer
Vice President of Institutional Trust Services, Hancock Whitney Bank


Mellie Bevilacqua
Executive Director, Foundation for Southeast Texas

Jennifer Burtsfield
Partner, River Trust Capital Management LLC

Ron Fletcher, Past President
Customer Service Manager, Entergy Texas

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

Janie Johnson
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


Kayla White
Executive Director
700 North Street, Suite O
Beaumont, Texas 77701
Work 409.832.6565

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