MRCL Team Members
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Who We Are &
What We Do

Formerly known as the Harvey Miracle Team, we are excited to announce that we are now the Miracle Relief Collaboration League (MRCL). We are a registered non-profit corporation in the state of Texas. We serve those impacted by disaster events as we look for ways to connect needs with resources.

Rather than maintaining ownership of resources, our focus is on allocation, routing, and distribution. Through comprehensive review of existing infrastructures, social patterns, data analysis, collaborative input, and past experience, we specialize in getting things to the places where they can be best utilized by inspired and motivated volunteers - on time.

Meet the Team

Every Miracle Relief Collaboration League team member is committed to making a difference to their community. We are a national disaster relief organization helping bring people’s needs together with resources. While over 200 volunteers have coordinated the distribution of over half a million dollars worth of supplies and donations during the time of Hurricane  Harvey, and collectively spent tens of thousands of hours volunteering - helping muck and rebuild hundreds of homes - and, formed relationships with dozens of organizations and companies, herewith you can find a few of the committed team members that keep the organization running on a daily basis.

Kathryn Ingerly

Kathryn Ingerly

Executive Director/C.E.O.,
Co-founder

Kathryn specializes in creating high performing teams across multiple disciplines. This is a skill that moves her career, her business and her clients’ businesses forward.  For the first time in Kathryn's life, an invitation to participate and lead with a disaster relief team during Hurricane Harvey allowed her to see how this skill can make a difference in the daily lives of others.  Being of service drives Kathryn's sense of purpose in life. Miracle Relief Collaboration League is now the vehicle that purpose lives inside of, allowing her to make a difference for those all over the United States and other places on this earth where weather-driven disasters impact people and animals.

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Julie Hall

Co-founder

Juli Hall, one of the founders and co-producers of “Co-Parenting into the Future”, is passionate about children and communication. In 1993, her passions lead to the formation of a non-profit organization, “Cherish Our Children International”, which has raised millions of dollars in cash and in-kind donations to support and improve the futures of children in Romania, Darfur, Israel, Mexico, Kenya, Serbia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Haiti and the US. Juli conducts seminars and workshops around the world designed to teach commitment, integrity, responsibility and effective communication.

Celia Geraldo - Marketing and Communications

Célia Geraldo

Marketing & Communications

Célia has had a long and successful career as an IT and business instructor, teaching in South Africa, London, Portugal and United States. She has delivered classes in both English and Portuguese to a wide range of business clients, from government to small and large organizations. She holds a B.A. F.A. in Internet Communications and Masters in Information Systems. She is the owner of CG Global, LLC, a marketing services and training business. She is also a financial services coach working with families, educating them on making smart financial decisions, creating financial plans to reduce debt, and save smartly for retirement.

Lawrence Ingerly - Marketing & Communications

Lawrence Ingerly

Marketing & Communications

Lawrence is a tall ginger. He is married to a short ginger. Before you ask, they don't have any baby gingers. Professionally, he has spent his career building marketing programs and branding for small businesses. Personally, he has way too many hobbies. Don't believe me? He brews beer, rock climbs, plays music, skis, competes in beard/mustache competitions, travels as much as possible, watches more movies than is good for him, loves board games and volunteers spare time donating his professional services (not in workaholic sort of way, but in a "he really loves what he does" sort of way).  He also may be a pirate (the good kind, obviously).

Martha-Sassner

Martha Sasser

Collaboration Team Leader, Co-founder

Alice Birney

Alice Birney

Volunteer Coordinator

Brie Jones

Brie Jones

Volunteer

Dan Benedict

Dan Benedict

Volunteer

Born in Cali, Colombia, Martha moved to the USA with her family. Martha is the Marketing Director of Co-Parenting Into The Future. Martha discovered the full expression of her being through contributing to others, beginning with relief efforts during hurricane Katrina which devastated the Gulf Coast, U.S. in 2005. With hurricane Harvey, she founded “Leaders in Action,” and “Harvey Miracle Team.” She has volunteered in numerous organizations. She currently resides in Houston, TX with her 3 children and her inseparable dog “Shadow”.

Alice began helping natural disaster victims after hurricane Katrina; she decided to head to the disaster area and volunteer in Mississippi delivering needed items to those affected. Impacted by the devastation that she saw, Alice quit her job to volunteer for another six months in Mississippi and Louisiana. She has kept in touch with friends from Katrina relief, and every so often, volunteers again when help is needed. Alice worked in Wisconsin after the floods in 2006, in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy in 2012, in Louisiana after the floods in 2016 and in Texas after Hurricane Harvey in 2017. In Texas, impressed by their commitment to being of contribution, she joined the MRCL Team.

With many years of both service and administrative experience, Brie Jones brings a keen eye for detail and a deep compassion for all people and animals. She is ever-excited to create new possibilities and consistently energized by mindful collaboration, rendering her a fantastic addition to our team. She is truly passionate about service lovingly tendered and is glad to lend a helping hand, a listening ear, or a gentle word of strength and encouragement in the face of adversity.

Dan Benedict is a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and a rising senior at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he is studying UX design; the human centered design of products and solutions for human needs. He is a volunteer with the MRCL team, providing visual design services as well as rapid prototyping for the Harvey Miracle Relief Collaboration League.

David Chapman

David Chapman

Volunteer

David Chapman has extensive experience in project management, business development and strategies and engineering research. His areas of expertise are: Business strategy, Creative leadership, MEMS, Nano and biotech, Photovoltaics, Project, contract, and supplier management, Semiconductors, Technology research and development.

Dorothy Wagner

Dorothy Wagner

Volunteer

Dorothy Wagner has worked in the nonprofit sector in upstate New York, Houston, Texas, and surrounding areas as a Humanitarian, Community Organizer and  Outreach Coordinator for the last 20 years. She is passionate about promoting positive Community and economic growth in our neighborhoods. She is the founder of Dorothy Wagner Society, where the focus is on bringing resources to the people, from the people, and by the people. She is currently working on her master’s in Ministry and Evangelism at Vineyard place Bible Seminary.
Lee Duncan

Lee Duncan

Volunteer

Lee Duncan is an Experience Designer for a Fortune 500 Technology Company. In his spare time he enjoys racing gravel bikes, creating microbes for sustainable lawns, self experimenting with anti-aging, and listening to audio-books at 1.5X. He believes humor, kindness and innovation can change the world.

Dr. Rosalyn Francis

Dr. Rosalyn Francis

Volunteer

Dr. Rosalyn R. Francis is a natural born philanthropist and educator; she has a unique 30 year background in the nonprofit and education sector since age eight. As Founder and Executive Director of the Settegast Heights Redevelopment Corporation-Northeast Houston formerly, For The People CDC mission her mission is  to revitalize and transform the community as she impacted thousands of lives during hurricane Harvey. Dr. Francis has over 25 years of experience in post- secondary and management. Dr. Francis is a graduate of Capella University where she earned a Doctoral Degree in Leadership and Management, graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Pastor Charles and Lady Belinda Taylor

Pastor Charles & Lady Belinda Taylor

Volunteers

Pastor Charles H. Taylor, Sr. and Lady Belinda Taylor have a servant's heart to serve God's people in the Northeast Houston community. Pastor Taylor has served as the Senior Pastor of Grace Cathedral Church of Houston, Inc. since 1989. Lady Taylor is the Executive Director of the nonprofit, G.C. Community Development Corporation.

Derek Harrison

Derek Harrison

Volunteer

Derek Harrison has over 20 years of experience in operations, strategy and transformation leadership,  and support management at a Fortune 500 Technology Company.  He is currently focused on agile transformation beyond software development and BlockChain solution development for the procurement industry. In his spare time, this father of 2 and treasurer of his church, enjoys basketball, making interesting thrift shop purchases, and listening to audio books and improv podcasts. Derek joined MRCL because he loves to connect people, solve problems, and empower others.
Cary Jones

Cary Jones

Member Emeritus

Cary Jones has over 12 years of experience as a software developer,  and is an original founding contributor to MRCL and the Harvey Miracle Team.  His passion for developing technology and systems created peace in the storm for the Harvey Miracle Team's efforts in Houston in 2017. Cary helped us create M.R.C.L. as a vision from within his deep sense of care for all people and animals, and his dedication to service and collaboration. In addition to his love for developing software, Cary is an out-doors-man with a love for water activities and an affinity for creating newly in many aspects of his life and business.
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Shima Zabihi

Florence Response Co-leader

Shima Zabihi, immigrant and religious refugee from Iran, has a deep desire to be of service for all people. A graduate from Texas A&M University, with a degree  in Sociology, her professional experience has been in industrial sales & marketing. She is now transitioning to tech & media. She has volunteered as a mentor in Cypress Fairbanks ISD, Houston, TX, led by her passion for working with youth, guiding them through hardship, and helping them master academics and their sense of 'self'. She believes that, "we are all one, and in this journey of life, together". Her mantra is, "there is a solution to every identifiable problem", so never give up! She is an advocate for humanity and loves to live her life with laughter, an open mind and a compassionate heart.

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