Our Team

Rudy Rasmus is a pastor, author, and a humanitarian with a passion for outreach to the world’s most challenged communities. Rudy co-pastors the St. John’s Church in Downtown Houston with his wife Juanita, a church that began with 9 existing members in 1992, St. John’s has grown to thousands where every week people of every social and economic background share the same pew. He attributes the success of the church to a compassionate group of people who have embraced the vision of tearing down the walls of classism, sexism, and racism and building bridges of unconditional love, universal recovery, and unprecedented hope.

Pastor Rudy Rasmus

Founder

Robin Owens is a native Texan currently residing in Houston, Texas. She is a strategist, educator and entrepreneur, and is the co-founder of The Odom Consulting Group where she specializes in operational efficiency, organizational structure and strategic relationship development for businesses of all sizes. She also serves as a Project Manager for MPact Strategic Consulting, LLC.

Ms. Owens earned her bachelor’s in business from Howard University and her master’s in education from the University of Michigan. She has traveled extensively for both business and leisure, spending time in her early years working with nonprofits and women’s groups in Cameroon, West Central Africa. Ms. Owens makes her home in Houston, Texas, where her educational and entrepreneurial interests coalesced. Over the past sixteen years Ms. Owens has been a business, education and nonprofit leader, managing multi-year and multi-million-dollar grants, contracts and projects in the public and private sector.

In addition to her business and educational accomplishments, Ms. Owens is a busy mother of three, a fitness enthusiast and an active community volunteer for a variety of civic, political and social causes.

In her spare time, Ms. Owens enjoys spending time with family and traveling with friends.

Robin Owens

Program Manager and Director of Strategic Partnerships

Andrea Odom is a native Houstonian with strong business, philanthropic and family ties to the local community. As proud second generation graduate of Houston’s own Texas Southern University, Ms. Odom moved on from her beginnings at TSU to pursue a career in Sales and Marketing in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Working for some of the top companies in the country, she has honed her skills under the tutelage of some of the best sales training programs in the industry led by Merck and Johnson & Johnson. She rounded out her corporate experience locally at Houston Methodist managing multiple projects in Business Development, Project Management, New Center Development, Marketing Collateral Strategy and New Business Analytics. Blazing a successful trail in her field, she has also been the recipient of several top sales awards and top performer trips with various companies. 

Ms. Odom is also the founder of the Houston Chapter of National Sales Network, a sales and networking organization for African Americans in the sales industry. After founding the local chapter, she served as chapter President for 3 terms and held various positions on the National Board. She has also served on the board of Central Care and held positions and memberships in multiple organizations such as Links, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, Twelve Days of Christmas and The Greater Black Chamber of Houston.

Ms. Odom is also a mediator trained in general and family mediation and most recently gaining experience in Truancy mediation with HISD. A busy mom with three active kids, Ms. Odom can often be found accompanying her children to their various activities and lending her time and talent to their schools as a volunteer.

Andrea ODom

Community Engagement Manager and Public Relations Coordinator

David Buck, MD, MPH serves as Associate Dean for Community Health at the University of Houston’s College of Medicine. He was previously Professor at Baylor College of Medicine's Department of Family & Community Medicine from 1997-2018.

He began developing underserved clinics for the indigent population in Houston in 1984 after working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India. In 1999, he founded Healthcare for the Homeless—Houston.

Dr. Buck is the recipient of many awards and honors including: the 2014 TMAF John P McGovern Champion of Health Award, 2013 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Public Health Leader National Award; in 2012 Dr. Buck was honored at the First Lady's Luncheon hosted by the Congressional Club to honor First Lady Michelle Obama in Washington D.C.; 2011 St. Luke's Episcopal Charities Community Health Leadership Award.

He has authored many peer reviewed publications, and served on local, national and international boards.

From 2009-2012 Dr. Buck served on the national Health and Human Services Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan Advisory Board. In May 2018, he received the honorary degree of Doctor of Science from Colorado College.

Dr. David Buck

Founder of Patient Care Intervention Center

Ryan was a self-taught programmer for MIT, he was a music teacher and band director here in Houston, TX. Within two years of working for MIT, he was offered a position at a data analytics startup in Columbus, OH where he studied Computer Science & Engineering. During his tenure at Super-H Analytics, where he met his co-founder, Alec, he saw how data science could revolutionize an industry and quickly realized how the philanthropic sector could be transformed with actionable insights and real-time data. Therefore, Umanity was launched months ahead of schedule to respond to the overwhelming demand for connecting needs to resources in Houston and beyond.

Ryan Thomas Alexander

Founder of Umanity

Kallol Mahata is the Chief Executive Officer at PCIC - Houston and runs operations at the organization. He has over 14 years of experience in software design, development and project management and has designed and built multiple enterprise level, multi-tier systems from the ground up.

Kallol started his work in designing and improving Electronic Medical Record Systems used for street outreach as part of his graduate school research work. This was part of a collaboration between the University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, and Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston. He has continued working on this project and is one of the founding members of PCIC. He has co-authored multiple publications and presented at numerous conferences.

Kallol received his M.S. in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Texas; his thesis addressed developing agile Electronic Medical Record Systems. He received the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Award for Outstanding Service and Impact at the University. He worked with Process Data Control Corporation as a software solutions architect for 10 years, consulting with Fortune 500 oil and gas and manufacturing companies. He also holds a Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering.

In his spare time Kallol enjoys photography and traveling.

 

 

Kallol Mahata

Co-founder and CEO