Experienced Leadership in Transitional Care

Passages is permanently staffed by highly skilled, experienced professionals adept at working with women in transition. In turn, resident managers are augmented in their work by a team of adjunct staff members. The work of our organization, a tax-exempt 501c-3 corporation, is overseen by a devoted board of directors.

Staff Roster:

Ellen Kirby Joe, BLS, LCDC, CEAP, SAP – Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Schonauer, BS, LCDC – Clinical Director

Carol Francis – Senior Resident Manager

Joyce Davoy, MSW – Resident Manager

Marcellene Roberts - Resident Manager

Makesha Melton - Resident Manager

Tamera Jean – Resident Manager

Kelly Long – Resident Manager

Sandy Norwood – Resident Manager

Dana Ben Sobers – Resident Manager

Karen C. Ross, CPA – Accountant


Diane Bailey, RN, LPC

Faye Johnson, LCDC

B. Taylor Cook, LCSW


Board of Directors:

Nancy Nunnery,  President

Director of Account Management

Humana, Inc.

9 Greenway Plaza- Suite 2000

Houston, Texas77046

Phone: 713 513-3940



Deana Crawford,  CPA,  Treasurer

11607 Barazi Oaks Court

Houston, TX 77024

PH: 713-468-3804

Cell: 713-444-6313



Leila Perrin – Immediate Past President

The Better Business Bureau 

Regional Corporate Office

1333 West Loop South, 

Suite 1200

Houston, TX77027

PH:   713-341-6127    

Fax:  713-867-4947    



Wendy Moreland

9 Beebe Lane

Houston, TX77024

Cell:   713-823-9352



Mrs. Karen Ross- CPA- Accountant

Self employed 

13110 Rummel Creek

Houston, TX77079

Cell:   713-304-5579



Lois Culpepper-retired

1132 Fountain View 

Houston, TX 77057

PH:  832-978-8770



Waynette Brunkhorst – Secretary

Prudential Insurance 

2122 Cannon Farm Hills Lane

Richmond, TX 77406

PH:  281-341-6334



James H. Shelton

219 Renoir Drive

Houston, TX77079

PH:   713-561-9321 (work)

Cell:  713-806-8190


Boots and Bling Chairwoman – Deana Crawford Co-Chair: Wendy Moreland