Monthly Archives: March 2022


THE WOODLANDS, TX (Friday, March 25, 2022) — Interfaith of The Woodlands is pleased to announce the debut of its newest event THE WALK THE WOODLANDS. Set to take place on Friday, August 19, 2022, this black tie fashion affair will honor six individuals who have positively impacted our region, both through their professional achievements and personal contributions.

The Woodlands community has flourished because of its committed residents and business leaders.  The Walk The Woodlands was created to recognize these passionate individuals in a stylish, exciting and cutting-edge fashion experience. Creatively led by renowned Houston fashion show producer, Lenny Matuszewski, Jr., the event includes a New York-style runway fashion show featuring designs from Saks Fifth Avenue; as well as a luxury raffle and auction. The six Community Champions will star in the Runway Finale, leading guests into a one-of-a-kind After Party headlined by the Bucktown All-Stars, direct from New Orleans.

Chosen through a selection committee, Brian Albert, Noemi Gonzalez, DeAnn Guidry, Justin Hogan MD, Diane Kink and Ray Sanders will serve as the Inaugural Community Champions. “At the heart of our community are those who serve others, and each of our models has shown a deep commitment to working among corporations, organizations, schools and civic groups to bring stakeholders together and build upon their success. We look forward to celebrating them in a brand new format and honoring all that each has done to elevate the South Montgomery County area,” shares Missy Herndon, Interfaith of The Woodlands President & CEO.

The 1st Annual event will be held at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center on Friday, August 19, 2022. Chaired by Erin Doré and Heather Sanford, all event proceeds will fund programs offered through Interfaith of The Woodlands and Interfaith Community Clinic, designed to assist our Montgomery County neighbors in need.

For sponsorship opportunities or further event details, please visit or contact Carolyn Donovan, Interfaith of the Woodlands Director of Development, at or 832-615-8225.

Interfaith of The Woodlands is a nonprofit social service agency that provides families and individuals facing unexpected challenges with basic needs, preventing food insecurity and homelessness. Senior adults are able to participate in a variety of services to help them age in place, while any area resident can gain access to a variety of wrap-around services created to help them rise above their circumstances and regain self-sufficiency. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services or to become a volunteer, please visit or call 281-367-1230.

Interfaith Community Clinic has been providing medical, dental and behavioral health care to uninsured and underinsured residents throughout Montgomery County since 1996. Patients can receive annual wellness visits, management of chronic conditions, individual and group counseling and access to advanced, specialized care. For more information on Interfaith Community Clinic services or volunteer opportunities, please visit or call 281-364-7889.


THE WOODLANDS, TX (Monday, March 21, 2022) —Interfaith of The Woodlands is pleased to announce the appointment of LaToya Collins, as Director of Human Resources. Collins has over 10 years nonprofit experience and 20 years of management and employee relations. She is a welcomed addition to the Senior Leadership team at Interfaith of The Woodlands.

“LaToya’s vast experience in nonprofit and human resources with a focus on employee relations, diversity and inclusion and building organizational culture aligns perfectly with the forward-looking vision for Interfaith,” said Missy Herndon, President & CEO, Interfaith of The Woodlands.

Prior to joining Interfaith, Collins was the Director of Recruitment and Selection for Northwestern Mutual – The Woodlands. She spent ten years working in the nonprofit sector in Executive and Human Resources leadership roles for Family Promise of Montgomery County and YES to YOUTH – MCYS, primarily dedicating her efforts towards serving homeless youth and their families. Collins holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University, a Diversity and Inclusion for HR Certificate through Cornell University and recently completed the SHRM-CP Certification course through Rice University. Her career background extends from retail management to nonprofit, specifically focusing on employee relations and customer service.

Collins is a current board member for Leadership Montgomery County (LMC) and the acting Team

Lead for the Diversity and Inclusion Council for The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a graduate of the LMC Class of 2016, a proud LMC Alumni, and an active member of the Montgomery County community. Some of the organizations Collins has an ongoing volunteer relationship with include Education for Tomorrow’s Alliance (EfTA), Bears Etc., Sleep in Heavenly Peace – TX Montgomery Co., the Montgomery ISD Education Foundation and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. Collins is a former board member for the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and a former advisory board member for the Community Assistance Center.

LaToya Collins, Director of Human Resources, Interfaith of The Woodlands shared, “It’s an honor and a true blessing to be doing the work that I love to do for an organization that I care deeply about. I’m beyond grateful to be able to work with and alongside an incredible and diverse group of people who inspire me daily in my personal and professional life, and I’m extremely thankful to have been so warmly welcomed to become part of the Interfaith team!”

Collins is married to her husband, Jeffery. Together, they share six children, nine grandchildren, and their cat, Carti. Collins enjoys spending time with her family and friends and being a helping hand to her community whenever needed.

About Interfaith of The Woodlands: Interfaith of The Woodlands is a non-profit social service agency providing numerous programs and services to meet the needs of The Woodlands and surrounding area. For more information on Interfaith’s programs and services, or to become a volunteer, please visit: or call 281-367-1230.