About BATP

Our Management Team

Board of Directors

Dan Garrison has served on the BATP board for about six years. He is the current Board Chair and previously served as Treasurer. Dan has spent 30-plus years as a NASA contractor and is employed by Barrios Technology. His career began in the laboratory, where he worked as a scientist in the field of planetary geoscience research in the mid-1980s. Dan received his MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in the mid-1990s, which led to a series of management positions. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Science and Exploration Department on the Jacobs/JETS contract at Johnson Space Center. In this role, Dan oversees a range of planetary science research and both robotic and manned mission science activities. He has a history of volunteering with nonprofit organizations, generally serving in administrative or financial management positions. These include roles at his church, in community government, at local schools, and on university advisory boards.

Away from work and volunteering, his interests include travel, hiking and skiing in Colorado, and endlessly working on the family house with his wife Shauna, a singer. Dan and Shauna have three grown children who are all married and off successfully living their lives much to the delight of their (empty nest) proud parents. Dan has a life-long desire to be part of solutions to tough problems and is proud to support the mission of Bay Area Turning Point
Rachel Phillips has been a member of the Bay Area Turning Point Board since September, 2020, and currently serves as Vice Chair. and I’m currently serving BATP as the Board of Directors, Vice Chair. She was born and raised in Monroe, Michigan, and has served as an Engineer and Manager in support of the NASA International Space Station (ISS) Program for the last 24 years. She has a BS in Engineering Physics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida and an MBA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She is a certified Project Managment Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belt.

Currently, Rachel works for Leidos as a Project Manager, supporting ISS Cargo Integration and Orion Hardware project management on the Cargo Mission Contract (CMC) as well as a Task Order Manager on the Research, Engineering, Mission Integration Service (REMIS) Contract. She lives in League City with her husband, Rob Phillips, and two children, Lyra (9) and Micah (8).

In her free time, Rachel volunteers as an early childhood Sunday School teacher at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church Houston and teaches infant care classes at Anchor Point crisis pregnancy center in League City. She has a passion for using her talents and experience to support underserved women and children and to battle the impacts of racial and gender inequality in her community.
Jim Overman is an accomplished business leader with 40 years’ experience in the downstream energy sector. He retired after a distinguished career with Shell Oil Company. Jim received his BS Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and his MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Jim is a seasoned Bay Area Turning Point Board member and currently serves as Treasurer. Jim was recently elected to represent the Central Region on the Purdue Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Additionally, he volunteers with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and ESCH (Executive Service Corps Houston) advising small businesses and non-profits in developing robust business plans to achieve their goals. Jim and his wife, Diane, split their time between Houston and Galveston and have two adult children, Catherine (Chicago, IL) and Michael (New Orleans, LA).
Elaine Ybarra joined the Bay Area Turning Point Board in 2021. She is a domestic violence survivor and is excited for the opportunity to give back by aiding in the mission to end domestic and sexual violence. Elaine grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. She holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She moved to the Houston area to work in the oil industry, where she continues her career today. While at Texas A&M, Elaine served in several leadership positions within Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity.

Elaine is a single mom of a 14-year-old son. Her hobbies include travel, training in Taekwondo with her son, and volunteering at her church. Together with her son, she has achieved a 2nd dan blackbelt in Taekwondo.
Carla Medlenka has been a free-spirited entrepreneur much of her life working in publishing, marketing, media, and communications, and currently works for a small non-profit physician certification board. She has had a lifelong passion for helping others and has been a volunteer of some sort since elementary school – supporting individuals and small, local organizations where her resources can directly improve quality of life for people in her community.

This is the primary reason she has been involved with Bay Area Turning Point for nearly 20 years. Their small, dedicated staff and volunteers have a huge positive impact on local families suffering from domestic violence and sexual assault.

Carla has three grown kids and lives in League City with her husband, Galen; Lylah the rescue dog; Moby the old Beagle; and Eggo the barn cat.
A Bay Area/Clear Lake resident since 1978, Elaine Renola found her way to Texas first from Germany, then Pennsylvania, then Illinois, and then it became home. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in Nursing and Administration from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. Elaine’s employment history includes nursing administration positions at several area hospitals, chief operations officer at several hospitals, nursing faculty and director of nursing at local schools of nursing.

Currently retired, Elaine spends her time volunteering for Bay Area Turning Point, since 2015 and as Secretary; Bay Area YMCA and past chairperson; the Advisory Council for the Penn State College of Nursing; and as a Board Member for Houston Methodist Clear Lake.

Elaine is married to Gary and they moved to Seabrook in 1992. They have triplet tuxedo cats, Coco, Chloe, and Zara.
Mohamed Shalaby, MD earned his medical degree from the University of Cairo, Egypt, completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Missouri, Columbia and completed cardiology fellowship training at the world-renowned Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans – where he worked under the direction of the nation’s most esteemed cardiologists.

Dr. Shalaby is board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and in private practice in Clear Lake, Texas. He lectures at the local and national level on the early detection of heart disease, weight loss and cardiac disease, exercise and wellness programs and a wide variety of cardiac health-related topics.

Dr. Shalaby is an avid volunteer in the community, and has been a friend of Bay Area Turning Point for many years, assisting with various medical needs.
Frances Love joined the Bay Area Turning Point Board in 2021. She is driven by a passion to serve others and give back to the community. She was born in Nebraska to a military family who traveled abroad and eventually settled and established Houston as home. Given her direct exposure to the impact of domestic violence on the family unit, serving for Bay Are Turning Point is her way of helping to bring awareness and help end the cycle of abuse.

Frances achieved both a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Master’s in Business Administration. She has worked as a leader in the healthcare industry for over 20 years. She currently serves as the Regional Administrator with the Houston Methodist Physician Organization leading strategies for ambulatory care in the Bay Area.

Frances enjoys traveling, gardening and DIY home improvement. She is active in her church, serving as a volunteer on the Bread of Life and Pastoral Care teams. Most important to Frances is time with family that is shared with her partner of 16 years and their son.
LaRinda Horan was born and raised in southeast Arkansas, the youngest of five kids. She graduated from Henderson St. University in Arkadelphia, AR, with a degree in music education. After teaching Choral music in both Arkansas and Oklahoma for five years, LaRinda attended graduate school at Baylor University. After graduate school, she taught high school choir for 25 years in the Houston area. The last 21 of those 25 years were spent at Clear Lake High School, where she retired in 2011.

LaRinda met her husband, Guy Cagle, through a mutual friend while singing in choir in the summer of 1988. They have three children, two son-in-laws, one daughter-in-law and seven grands. Guy is a retired minister of music and current Director of Senior Adults at University Baptist Church in Clear Lake.
Dr. Linda Brown is CEO and Senior Trainer for Brown Leadership Consulting, a firm providing training in areas of leadership skills and styles, executive coaching, team development, customer relations management, project management, strategic planning, and organizational reengineering for private, public, and educational institutions. Dr. Brown’s career includes positions as CEO, Senior Trainer Consultant and Coach for Brown Leadership Consulting, providing services to government agencies; Associate Vice President at Miami-Dade Community College; and Associate Vice Chancellor at Elizabeth State University. She has served as professional trainer, state and federal lobbyist, fundraiser, teacher, sports coach, and various administrative positions.

Dr. Brown acquired her PhD in Leadership and Organization Structures from The University of Texas, Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Prairie View A&M University, and Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern University.
Brock Bassett joined the Bay Area Turning Point Board in 2022. As the location manager of Forest Park East Funeral Home, Brock guides families through their darkest hours with care and compassion. Brock grew up in Hamshire, Texas, and graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, kinesiology and health. For 12 years, Brock served as a youth pastor in Texas and Northwest Louisiana, as well as volunteering as a camp counselor and camp director at Disciple Oaks Camp. In search of other ways to serve his community, Brock enrolled in the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and became a licensed funeral director. He was named to his current position at Forest Park East in 2019. Following the murder of his colleague and friend, Savannah Kinchen, at the hands of her husband, Brock — together with Savannah’s family — launched the Savannah Memorial Walk to raise funds in support of Bay Area Turning Point’s mission and to bring awareness to domestic abuse. In its inaugural year, the event raised $9,000 for Bay Area Turning Point.

In his spare time, Brock hangs out with his dog, Snickers, plays kickball, travels and attends as many of his nephew’s sporting events as possible

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FAQs

If you still have questions please contact us directly.

BATP is a non-profit community based social service agency providing services to individuals impacted by family violence and sexual assault. Additionally, the agency operates prevention and awareness services designed to bring an end to sexual and domestic violence.
Yes. This affiliation brings opportunities for staff and volunteer training, multi-agency networking, peer collaboration, and community support.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
Yes. We welcome questions regarding the financial reports of the agency and pride ourselves on maintaining effective fiscal management. BATP has been recognized for over a decade by the Better Business Bureau with an Award of Excellence-Winner of Distinction.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP was incorporated in November of 1991. The current shelter was opened on May 15, 1996, and the Crisis Intervention Center and Administrative offices were opened in March of 2000.

Example: Twice annually, many corporations that participate in United Way, reach out to affiliated agencies to make repairs, paint, host a food drive, organize a special children’s activity, and many other special projects.
BATP receives state and federal grant money that is specific to certain components of operating its service programs. The agency depends on the generosity of its community to provide much of its annual operating funds. Contributions make up the shortfall.

Grants sources include: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC); Office of the Attorney General (SAPCS-State and Federal), Office of the Governor – Criminal Justice Division (VOCA), Federal Emergency Management Assistance, City of Houston CDBG, City of Houston-Emergency Shelter, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA),OVAG, Supportive Housing Programs and United Way of Houston and Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County.

Funding through private foundations and community support. Corporations and individuals support the agency by becoming a partner. Our partners are recognized annually at our annual meeting and throughout the year on our website and in various printed materials.

Brief History Summary of BATP

  • Incorporated in 1991 in response to the need for a local crisis intervention center and shelter.
  • Non-residential services and Safe Haven shelter began in 1992, provided solely by volunteers.
  • Administrative & Outreach Office opened January 1994 in a space provided by Interfaith Caring Ministries. Diane Savage was hired as the Executive Director.
  • 1,050 women and children received face-to-face services during 1994.
  • David Weekly Homes offered assistance in 1995 to help build the shelter facility.
  • Architect, Gregg R. Stephens, developed the shelter design in early 1995.
  • Capital Building Campaign, chaired by Kippy Caraway & Dixie Robison began in early 1995.
  • Shelter construction began after Ground Breaking Ceremony on August 11, 1995.
  • In September 1995, BATP became an official sponsor of The Clothesline Project, a visible display of tee shirt art made by and for survivors of physical and sexual abuse. It promoted community awareness and a healing experience for victims/survivors.
  • The debt-free shelter facility opened May 15, 1996.
  • BATP’s Resale Shop, Encore Decor, opened in Nassau Bay, in April, 1996. Profits of the shop supported the shelter’s operating budget.
  • October 1, 1996, BATP became the official Rape Crisis Center of the Greater Bay Area.
  • BATP became a United Way Affiliate Agency, January 1997. United Way provided about 9% of the agency’s total budget.
  • In 1998, the Board of Directors established an Advisory Council and a Foundation to facilitate the agency’s long-term financial health.
  • The Women of Courage Advisory Committee was formed in 1998 to assist staff in service planning and understanding the dynamics of crisis and shelter living along with community education. This committee consisted of former BATP shelter residents.
  • A temporary administrative office opened July 1998 to move staff out of the shelter and increase participant service space in the shelter facility. One goal for 1999 was to establish an Outreach Center to permanently house administrative and non-residential service staff.
  • Shelter – Houses over 400 women and children each year.
  • Annually, over individuals utilize BATP’s Non-Residential services.
  • February 2007 the agency began the Shelter Renovation & Expansion Project. The project cost was over $1 million and lasted 11 months. The goal of the expansion was to increase its capacity of housing more people (from 55 to 65) and add additional space to enhance the quality of services to participants. The expansion included a new singles dormitory & community restroom, increased childcare space with restrooms, a new walk-in refrigerator/freezer & commercialized stainless steel kitchen, two additional offices for case management and additional parking.
  • BATP became accredited as a Shelter Care Licensed Childcare Program in September 2011.
  • Diane Savage retired in December of 2017
  • Leigh Ann Fry was hired as the President and CEO in February of 2018
  • September 2019 the BATP Resale shop was closed. The space was transitioned into office space, donation center and client resource center that includes access to house wares and client clothing closet.
  • Brenda Sykes was appointed the Executive Director in July of 2021

Current COVID-19 Policy

Bay Area Turning Point is committed to ensuring the safety of staff, clients, visitors in response to Covid-19. Staff temperatures are taken daily as well as visitors. We also ask that visitors wear a mask. Social distancing is required. When entering the building we ask that staff prioritize washing or sanitizing their hands before touching anything in the building, including their computer and phone equipment. Before leaving each day staff are asked to wipe down their equipment, doorknobs, copiers, and any other area that they have touched. We will continue to actively look at protocols and recommendations from the CDC for our line of work. As we receive guidance and updates, we will be sure to keep each of you abreast.

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