Gene Whitten Legé
Gene has provided over 10 years of leadership in program development, advocacy for children's rights, public funding, multi-agency initiative, policy development and held the Executive Director position of Houston's Harris County Child Welfare. He practiced individual and family psychotherapy privately and with privately funded organizations. During his 15 year career with various home health agencies, Gene developed and implemented new programs for aged and disabled individuals. Gene served on the committee that developed the first statewide Consumer Directed Services (CDS) model. He testifies and advocates for social programs at legislative hearings. He is currently working with state work groups and committees and Care Organizations to expand the CDS option and put more control into the hands of citizens receiving services.
Pat Whitten Legé
Pat is strongly committed to self-help and volunteering for charitable activities. As Executive Director of Crisis Intervention of Houston (a United Way agency), Ms. Whitten-Lege worked for 17 years with community volunteers as well as private and corporate philanthropy. In addition to working with children, families and individuals in crisis, Pat also has experience managing state and federal contracts and developing state level policy.