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.


  • 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.  

  • Janeth Castilleja

    Director of Patient Resources. Bio and photo coming soon.

  • veronica LONgoria

    Veronica Longoria 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.  

  • Michael Peterson

    Director of Advancement. Bio and photo coming soon.

  • 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 five 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 understands the need in this community. Michelle enjoys her work in serving the mission of Christ Clinic, and enjoys laughing and having fun! 

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. 


Alton Arevalo - Nurse Practitioner

Lisbeth Arevalo - Phone Associate

Florinda Argueta - Medical Assistant

Valeria Carreon - Front Desk Associate

Laura Cisneros - Front Desk Associate

Nancy Fowler - Medical Assistant

Shirley Fung Wu - Medical Assistant

Brigette Gutierrez - Medical Assistant

Stephani Holmes - Medical Assistant Coordinator

Amy Huston - Nurse Practitioner

Nancy Montalvo - Front Desk Associate

Mayra Pascacio - Eligibility Specialist

Ashley Swanson - Office Clerk

Daniel Trejo - Development Coordinator

Elizabeth Villarreal - Phone Associate