Nicole Peele

Chair

A Certified Health Coach, an Army Veteran, a Certified Facilitator of the FREEDOM FROM SMOKING Training program she's a active volunteer within the veteran community  a mother of 4 Nicole is proud to be apart of Amazing SoldiersInc.

Working in the medical field for over 22 years, Chandra has applied her skills in nursing homes, group homes, and hospital settings.


She has Associate Applied Science degrees in both Mental Health and Health Care Administration (HCA) and has earned her Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration in August, 2015 from the University Of Phoenix. She's also a active member of Katy Area Chamber Of Commerce along with being a Texas Notary.



Samantha Loeza 

Vice Chair


Samantha is an active U.S. Navy member with more than 12 years combined active duty and reservist time serving her country. She has two children and is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. Her past accomplishments include volunteering for AWARE Central Texas, teaching undergraduate psychology classes for Central Texas College, Lone Star College, and San Jacinto College and working as a Behavior Therapist for both children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Her hobbies include writing, research, and running in her free time. Her ultimate goal is to provide therapeutic services for both veterans and active military members and their families.

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Tochie Ezento 

Development/Community Outreach Coordinator


Tochie Ezento is an engineer and a licensed professional project manager. He attained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineer and a master’s degree in engineering management. Tochie completed an executive program in general management from the University of Texas Austin. He also, completed a senior officer leadership and management program with the United States Coast Guard.

During the course of his career, he has held several leadership and management positions in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, energy sector and oil & gas industry. He is currently a project and risk management consultant at Southern Company, one the largest power generating and utilities company in the nation.

Mr. Ezento has a great passion for mentoring, community service and volunteering. He currently serves in many nonprofit organizations such as junior achievement; Engineers without Boarders USA and he is the current Vice president of public relations for international toastmasters. He also, served as a national staff officer for strategic and management planning board with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the immediate past district public affair officer for the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Tochie’s main objective is to give back to the community. His area of special interest is in helping our military veterans stabilize and the underserved areas of the society. Tochie has a lovely wife and three children, his hobbies are reading, tennis, swimming, traveling, volunteering and learning.

Brandee Miller 

Secretary 


Brandee is married to an Army veteran and is from a family of veterans. She has worked with languages for 20 years, both professionally and through her volunteer work. She taught college and high school Spanish and English for almost 11 years and has been a professional bilingual proofreader/editor for over 9 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and English and a master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature. Her previous volunteer work includes visiting veterans through a hospice volunteer program. She also loves animals and has volunteered with animal charities. 

Heather is a United States Veteran. She served on active duty in the Army as a Combat Medic for four years. She completed one tour of duty in Afghanistan where she worked with NATO to secure properly trained Afghan National Army Combat Medics. She also convoyed and did missions outside of the wire. After leaving the military, Heather obtained her nursing license in 2014 and is still a licensed nurse. She does volunteer health classes and health fairs. After nursing school, should found her true passion in non-profit work. She is currently working with four non-profits in Houston to help bridge the gap between the LGBTQ community and the Veteran community. She feels that both identities on there own are strong, but if one person could learn to claim both together they would be invincible. She is in her last semester at UofH for her Bachelor's of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She intends to immediately attend the Master's of Social Work program at UofH in the Fall of 2018. She has lived in Houston all of her life except for the few years she was in the military. She loves being involved in the community, music, cooking, and animals

Cynthia (CJ) Wilson  

Treasurer

Cynthia who prefers to be called CJ presently works at Texas Children's Health Plan as a Behavioral Health Case Manager since Sept 2016 when CJ moved to Houston, TX. CJ originally from South Dakota and have gradually migrated southward stopping in Kansas City and Dallas on the way. She's a social worker by trade and her passion lies in helping others to be empowered in their lives and to have knowledge of resources around them. CJ always has been very much a hands-on person and never been one to like sitting behind a desk but rather the one to be behind the scenes to help get things done. Hobbies include cooking, baking, going to the gym, caring for a very spoiled dog, and traveling with my hubby to go visit others and usually with a cake in hand. My purpose in life is to be of service to others and I look forward to more events with Amazing Soldiers.