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.  

  • 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.  

  • 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! 

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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  • 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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  • michael peterson

    development COORDINATOR

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  • Rosemary Pinkard

    Nurse Practitioner

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  • Lindsay Stephens

    Nurse Practitioner

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