Our Mission

IHAS partners with individuals of every age and disability to assist them with living a more independent lifestyle. With either the CDS or Agency option, you have choices that help you take charge of who comes into your home.

Executive Staff

Gene Whitten Legé

Gene has provided over 10 years of leadership in program development, advocacy for children's rights, public funding, multi-agency initiative, policy development and held the Executive Director position of Houston's Harris County Child Welfare. He practiced individual and family psychotherapy privately and with privately funded organizations. During his 15 year career with various home health agencies, Gene developed and implemented new programs for aged and disabled individuals. Gene served on the committee that developed the first statewide Consumer Directed Services (CDS) model. He testifies and advocates for social programs at legislative hearings. He is currently working with state work groups and committees and Care Organizations to expand the CDS option and put more control into the hands of citizens receiving services.

Pat Whitten Legé

Pat is strongly committed to self-help and volunteering for charitable activities. As Executive Director of Crisis Intervention of Houston (a United Way agency), Ms. Whitten-Lege worked for 17 years with community volunteers as well as private and corporate philanthropy. In addition to working with children, families and individuals in crisis, Pat also has experience managing state and federal contracts and developing state level policy.


Rhonda Gomez
CDS Intake Coordinator

(713) 528-8345

Brenda Rodriguez
Administrative Director

(713) 528-8345

Lauren Tjerina
CDS Operations Coordinator

(713) 528-8345

Yadira Loera
Field Supervisor

(713) 528-6499

Miriam Buentello
Office Manager

(713) 528-6499
Fax: (713) 529-5810

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