Our Organizers



Emilee Bounds
Senior Organizer

An Oklahoma native, Emilee began her career in organizing as an institutional leader with Mayflower Congregational UCC and VOICE OKC. She has also organized with IAF affiliates in West Texas and Houston.

Over her career, Emilee has been instrumental in securing several key wins for families:

  • As the organizer for WTOS in Lubbock, leaders won a Mental Health Voucher program that allowed families 6 free sessions of mental health care at the height of the pandemic.

  • With TMO Houston, Emilee worked with clergy and leaders in Brazoria County to ensure that $11 million in COVID relief dollars stayed in the county with little restrictions to help the most vulnerable families in their congregations.

  • Emilee also worked with the Network of Texas Organizations to disrupt Chapter 313 reauthorization, which was siphoning millions of dollars from urban school districts in Texas.

Emilee is originally from Yukon, OK and played softball for the University of Central Oklahoma, where she holds a Master's Degree in Wellness Management. Before organizing, Emilee spent most of her career in higher education and wellness and served as the Youth Director for Mayflower UCC.

Kelli Driscoll-Crews
Clergy Organizer

Kristine Hadeed
Associate Organizer

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