Santa Maria Hostel prides itself on a trauma-informed, caring, compassionate and highly trained staff to provide the best possible services to our clients.
Nadine Scamp, before arriving at Santa Maria, spent twelve years with Volunteers of America Texas working her way up from Director of Program Development to Regional Director/Chief Operating Officer and Vice President to the state’s Chief Program Officer. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work.
Nadine’s passion is serving women and families who are recovering from addiction and trauma through the creation of programs and larger scale community change that promotes healing, hope and a solid foundation for long term success.
Barbara Page joined the management staff of Santa Maria during 2006, bringing with her over 20 years of high level financial experience with non-profit organizations both in Houston, Texas and Richmond, Virginia, as well as medical group management and private financial and business development consulting expertise.
Although Barbara has managed the fiscal operations of businesses with revenues in excess of $18 million, her passion has been to work with organizations where revenues have an opportunity to change lives. From her years of dedication to the start-up of a residential non-profit organization serving abused and abandoned children, to leading a shelter for homeless women and children into an era of unsurpassed growth made possible through sustaining private donations coupled with over $500,000 in private foundation grants, Barbara has also excelled in the areas of development, grant writing, human resources, and operations. She is proud to be able to bring the strengths of this multi-faceted background to her position as Santa Maria’s CFO.
Vaughan is responsible for the oversight and development of program services, quality initiatives and training of staff and interns. She ensures that all staff has the resources and training to provide high quality, efficient and effective delivery of treatment services.
Vaughn was formerly with The Menninger Clinic, as the Director of Addiction Services. In her role there, she led a team of addiction professionals focused on providing integrated treatment for co- occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders. She began there as
a staff social worker and addictions counselor, helping both adult and adolescent patients get on the path to recovery. She focuses on evidence-based practices when providing group, individual, and family therapy interventions.
In her leadership role, Vaughan integrated peer recovery services into the inpatient setting and helped to implement hospital- wide outcome measures focused on substance use disorders. Her professional interests include expanding access to recovery pathways and reducing stigma associated with addictive disorders.
Vaughan provides supervision, professional presentations, and training on a range of topics related to the assessment and treatment of substance use disorders for mental health and addiction professionals. A graduate of Texas Christian University, Vaughan obtained her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Rachael Wright has been in the field of fund-development and volunteer coordination for more than twenty years. Rachael began her career working with arts and cultural institutions in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since relocating to Houston TX in 2006 she has also worked with humanitarian and healthcare organizations via HeartGift Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County. Rachael joined the Santa Maria team in 2022 and loves connecting community resources to great causes.
Donna White has been in the field of addictions since 2000. She received her associate’s degree in Mental Health from Houston Community College and currently attending University of Houston-Victoria and is in the Criminal Justice Program.
Donna began working with women involved with Child Protective Services in the beginning of her career in the addiction field. While as a counselor intern she developed an outpatient program for dual-disorder clients in 1999. Donna came to Santa Maria in 2000, loves her work, is dedicated to her client’s success, and is committed to providing the best quality care to clients and their children
De’Audra Whiting is a military veteran who served 7 years in the Army and has over 20 years experience working in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders. She has a B.S. in Health and Human Services, and a MBA in Non-Profit Management. Ms. Whiting is a Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor, and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor. She is currently in the Graduate Program at Springfield College to attain a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.
Ms. Whiting has experience in Outpatient, Residential and Mental Health treatment services for adolescents and adults. She provided education and intervention and prevention services for at risk adolescent populations in the Houston, Fort Bend, Lamar Consolidated, and Stafford Independent School Districts. She has over 10 years experience at the management level and has worked for several for-profit and nonprofit organizations in Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Harris Counties.
In 2003, Ms. Whiting joined the treatment team at Santa Maria Hostel as a COPSD Counselor. In 2005, she was promoted to the Director of the Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Disorders Program and the Director of Outpatient services. In 2009, Ms. Whiting was hired by the Texas Department of State Health Service, Regulatory Division as a Senior Investigator for Substance Abuse Compliance. This experience has provided her with a wealth of knowledge in Regulatory Policies and Procedures governing Health Facility development, design, and implementation; Program and Contract Quality Management; Health Facility Compliance, and Licensure; Professional Licensing; and Health Facility Enforcement.
In September 2017, Ms. Whiting returned to Santa Maria Hostel as the Senior Director of Quality Improvement. Ms. Whiting is excited about rejoining our team. She is dedicated to service excellence and is passionate about the mission, vision, and values of this organization to help women and their families recover from the disease of addiction.
LaNisha Jiles understands the pivotal role of peer support in the discovery and rediscovery of oneself in recovery, which has echoed through her passion and continuous dedication to the recovery of peers. LaNisha is a product of peer support and has served as a Certified Recovery Support Peer Specialist for almost a decade.
Ms. Jiles has a combination of professional experience that has gained an unparalleled recognition amongst her colleagues and enabled her to influence numerous populations. Ms. Jiles professional experience includes previous roles as Program Director at Recovery ATX, Lead Peer/Data Coordinator at SM, Trainer of Coaches, Consultant/SME at S-SWATTC -UT Austin, and Client Liaison for SM.
LaNisha’s current role as a Consultant/Subject Matter Expert has also aided in her profound skillset by enhancing the peer workforce through educating and training peers. Ms. Jiles obtained her AAS Degree with a concentration in Human Services Technology at Houston Community College. She is also a member of the America in Recovery Board in which she has been acknowledge for the empowerment, hope and motivation she instills in others through her public speaking, training/education and community engagement. Despite wearing many hats, Ms. Jiles volunteers in her personal time nurturing, serving and advocating for an underserved population. LaNisha Jiles is committed to increasing the success of her peers in recovery as she continues to pave the way supporting those entering recovery.
Jennifer Helley, MHA, MBA, is Santa Maria’s Senior Director of Development. Ms. Helley graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and continued her education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, receiving both a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree. Jennifer joined Santa Maria in 2008, bringing a background in healthcare management, new program and fund development, outcomes management and community relations for non-profit healthcare, behavioral health and public health institutions. At Santa Maria, Ms. Helley utilizes her over 20 years of experience to create new programs and research and develop new and continuation federal, state and local government grants to meet client and organizational needs and support Santa Maria’s extensive continuum of care. Highlights have included Santa Maria’s VIEWS program for female Veterans, SAMHSA-funded MIRRORS pregnant/postpartum intervention program, and Santa Maria’s onsite CARE Clinic.
Marcia is proud to lead the community engagement portfolio for Santa Maria. Her responsibilities include volunteer and intern coordination; community partner engagement and relationships; all in-kind donation coordination. She also produces the storytelling for our community engagement materials. She thrives on the incredible people who support our participants and the stories of women and their families in recovery.
She has enjoyed fourteen years of experience leading the resource development and communications efforts at The Women’s Home, Houston. Prior to her non-profit experience, she held a long career in hospitality; managing private country, city and athletic clubs in Texas, Singapore and Washington D. C.
Marcia believes in the hope and healing offered through communities of recovery, with a special heart for women and their children.