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Denise Miller, President

Denise Cavazos-Miller has served as the Vice President and Treasurer for Inspiring HANDS for the past four years. Denise values the importance of giving back with her time and financial resources to help others in need and strives to serve others in every aspect of her life. She is married with four children that range in age from fourteen to twenty five years old, and she also loves dogs and has four fur babies of her own. Additionally, Denise is the caregiver to her mother, who was diagnosed with Dementia. Not only is Denise dedicated to Inspiring HANDS and her family, but she is also a successful entrepreneur and owns her own staffing company, Integrus Human Capital Solutions, which was founded in 2012. It is important to her that Inspiring HANDS continues to grow and succeed as an organization. As a company we strive to make an impact on our community as we make a difference in the lives of others.

Melissa Kenney, Vice President and Executive Secretary

As Vice President and Executive Secretary, and a founding member of Inspiring Hands, Melissa overseas the annual IH Awards program and has been inspired personally with how amazing individuals with special needs can be. As a parent of a special needs child, she knows how difficult it can be to have hope — hope that your child will learn, hope that your child will know love, hope that your child will be accepted. Working with Inspiring HANDS has connected her to so many wonderful individuals and organizations. It has opened her eyes to so many possibilities for her child and others. Helping others in our community and giving back that hope is her ultimate goal.

Kelley Johnson, Treasurer

Kelley Johnson is currently serving as Treasurer for Inspiring Hands. Kelley recieved his Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Master’s degree in Sociology from Sam Houston State University. He was a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for around 28 years before retiring in 2017. He is currently a Financial Investigator for Ruchman and Associates and assigned to DEA. Kelley has three wonderful children who are all married to wonderful people.

Susan Richardson, Marketing Director

Susan Richardson is currently serving as Marketing Director for Inspiring HANDS. Susan is very compassionate about helping others, when she was asked to join Inspiring Hands she was thrilled. Susan has worked for Netsync Network Solutions as an Account Manager for over 6 years. Susan also recently started a partnership with TWC and Netsync, the company she works for to train and employ special needs students for summer internships to get them ready for the outside world. Susan takes care of her 89 year old mother who has Dementia. She has two beautiful daughters Abigail, 20 years old and Emma, 17 years old. She is engaged to Donald Jones. She has one Catahoula Dog Dean and three cats. Susan has also done work with Hearts for Texas assisting with families that were affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Lori Cross, Director of Programs

Lori has played a role in Inspiring Hands since the organization’s beginning. She has served as Auction Committee Chair, Fundraising Chair and has volunteered at multiple events. Lori believes in the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child” and expands on that by lending a hand whenever she can. Lori has been a life long volunteer for various charities throughout her life i.e., Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Tomball ISD, to name a few.

Lori has a Master’s in Architecture and is and Outdoor Living Designer. She describes her approach to a design as understanding how her client wants to enjoy and use their space. Designing it with the goal of a place for them to love not just for the first year but for years to come.

Lori has three adult daughters ranging in ages from 22-28; graduates of A&M, University of Houston and SFA. All were raised in the Tomball, Texas community and attended Tomball Highschool.

“Instead of each person watching out for their own good, watch out for what is better for others.” Phillipians 2:4


Cindy Hilborn, Social Media

Cindy Hilborn has recently joined Inspiring HANDS as Social Media. Cynthia Hilborn likes to go by “Cindy” she has been married to David Hilborn for 35 years.  Also a proud mother of 2 adult sons.

Cindy has been a resident of Northwest Houston for over 46 years, and is currently a resident of Lakewood Forest in Cypress Texas.

In June 2007 she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Business Administration.

In April 2011 she graduated with honors with a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing.

Cindy’s achievements include:

·       2023 Inspiring Hands Social Media Director

·       2022 Women of Excellence for FHPW representing WIFS Houston

·       2022-2024 Co-Chair for St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church Fall Festival

·       2021 to present Treasurer for Women in Financial Service (WIFS) Houston Chapter

Cindy is business owner of  General Lines Agent Life, Accident, Health and HMO License representing Aflac

As an independent Aflac benefits advisor she has a passion for helping people, educating them on ways to help them from financial disasters and while claims are not her favorite that is the way she knows her policyholders will see the value in their purchases of plans.  She has helped hundreds of policyholders over the years and continues on her mission to serve.  She is looking to help protect as many people as possible.

She enjoys the beach, reading personal development books, cooking, watching movies, spending time with her friends and family, and volunteering for many organizations.

What do YOU like to inspire?

If you are interested in learning more and getting involved with Inspiring HANDS, Inc. we welcome you to join us.

Contact Us Today at info@inspiringhands.org

Photo Credits:

Stacey Michalak, photographer.

Diana Poulin, photographer.