our team

Unity is strength........ when there is teamwork & collaboration - wonderful things can be achieved" ~Mattie J.T. Stephaniek

leadership team


  • lara hamilton, RN


    Lara Hamilton is a registered nurse and the Executive Director of Christ Clinic. Lara joined the Christ Clinic team as the Clinic Manager in 2012 and transitioned to Executive Director in 2017, overseeing the clinic's annual patient population growth of more than 500% (2012-2018) and budget growth of 150% (2017-2019). As Executive Director, Lara ensures Christ Clinic is highly adaptive to the needs of the community, the safety-net healthcare system, and to individuals that are sick with no other options. Her leadership has empowered Christ Clinic to become the fastest growing community clinic in the Greater Houston area. Lara is an Emerging Young Leader Nominee and serves as Committee Chair for the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics. Lara and her husband, James, live in Fulshear with their three children.


  • Dr. CIndy anthis

    Dr. Cindy Anthis is the Medical Director of Christ Clinic. overseeing direct patient care. Her passion in medicine is to care for the underserved in the community and to fight for health care equity for vulnerable patients. Dr. Anthis is a Board Certified Family Physician. She has a BS in Education from Baylor University and her MD from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Anthis is married to Dr. Joel Anthis, an ENT in the community and they have 4 children. Dr. Anthis began as a Christ Clinic volunteer in 2007 and transitioned to the full time Medical Director in January 2019. 

  • KARI BENTON, NP

    Kari Benton is Director of Clinical Care and oversees daily clinic operations, patient care guidelines, and clinical team members. Kari works closely with the Medical Director to determine and ensure the delivery of high quality patient care. Kari is licensed as a Family Nurse Practitioner and holds a Master of Science from Texas Woman's University. She is a wife and mother and resides in Katy, and has been a member of the Christ Clinic team for three years.  

  • Beverly bivens ALlen, MBA

    Beverly Allen is Director of Advancement overseeing annual giving, special events, grant management and marketing communications. Beverly has more than 15 years’ experience in non-profit management including fund development, volunteer management, enrollment management and marketing communications. A Wisconsin native, Beverly holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin and Masters in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University. Beverly is a mom of five daughters and resides in Katy.Beverly has been a member of the Christ Clinic team for five years.


  • veronica LONgoria

    Veronica is the Customer Relations Director and oversees the Customer Service and Eligibility department. She has been with Christ Clinic for the last 4 years and has 25 years Customer Service Management experience. She is passionate about her work and serving the community. Veronica is a long time Katy resident married, for 33 years with three grown children, and is a very proud grandparent of two grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, music, family time, painting portraits, and watching her grandchildren blossom.  

  • michelle shelton

    Michelle Shelton is the Director of Mission Assets at Christ Clinic and oversees human resources and volunteers. Michelle holds an HR Management Certificate from Rice University and is a member of SHRM. Michelle has been a member of the Christ Clinic team for three years and is enthusiastic in her efforts to make sure those who work for Christ Clinic can maintain a sense of balance between giving aid and not burning out. Michelle is a native of the Katy, Texas area and currently resides in Sealy with her son. Michelle enjoys her work in serving the mission of Christ Clinic, and enjoys laughing and having fun! 

  • MARIA elqutub, RN, BSN

    Maria Elqutub is our Director of Patient Resources and Clinical Case Manager. She oversees the clinic's programs like Pharmacy, Education and Medical Assistance Program. She also helps our patients navigate the healthcare system and when needed, connects out them to additional community resources. Maria is a graduate of Western Governor's University.



Christ clinic staff

Christ  Clinic remains a critical part of the healthcare system in our area, providing help to those

living without access to affordable healthcare, preventative services and prescription assistance. 


We could not serve the community without a team of caring and compassionate staff and volunteers. 

  • Veronica Alvarado

    Medical Assistant

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  • lisbeth arevalo

    patient navigator

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  • janeth arteaga

    Medication/education coordinator

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  • Courtney Bartz

    Physician Assistant

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  • Valeria Carreon

    Front Desk Associate

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  • Shirley Fung Wu

    Medical Assistant

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  • Stephani Holmes

    Medical Assistant Coordinator

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  • Amy Huston

    Nurse Practitioner

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  • Stella Innes

    mAPs Coordinator

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  • Adrian Medina

    Medical Assistant

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  • nANCY MONTALVO

    FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE

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  • Mayra pascacio

    eligibility specialist

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  • Benjamin Perez

    Nurse Practitioner

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  • michael peterson

    development COORDINATOR

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  • Rosemary Pinkard

    Nurse Practitioner

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  • Julio rangel

    Pharmacy LVN

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  • CELENE rODRIGUEZ

    FRONT DESK ASSOCIATE

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  • Lindsay Stephens

    Nurse Practitioner

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  • Amia Thomas

    VISTA

    Mission Assets Support Associate

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  • Daniel Trejo

    Volunteer/Outreach Coordinator

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  • Jackelyn Ventura

    Medical Assistant/LaB Technician

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