Emilee Dawn Whitehurst is the President and CEO of the Houston Area Women’s Center.


In her role, Emilee engages the greater Houston community in efforts to support survivors and their families in a trauma-informed, culturally competent way. Emilee has more than 25 years of experience leading a variety of community-based and social justice nonprofits. She holds a Master of Divinity and is an ordained Presbyterian Minister, and although she hails from Austin, she considers herself a Houstonian. For the sake of her community and, especially her two daughters, she believes in a future free from domestic abuse and sexual assault and will work until it stops.

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