Our Board Of Directors.

Paul D. Charles

Executive Director

“Your support unleashes knowledge, skills, and resources to break the cycle of financial impotence, wealth deprivation, generational poverty, community powerlessness, and health inequities.” – Paul D. Charles

For decades, Mr. Charles has led NRCDC in the development and redevelopment of affordable housing and commercial real estate projects. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He also holds a Master of Business Administration on General Management. Mr. Charles is a registered, licensed engineer in the State of Califormia, where he worked as an engineer and a real estate consultant for a number of years. He has also held positions with large scale master-plan developers, as well as other community based organizations. His affiliations and memberships include: the Community Advisory Board of Comerica Bank and Blue Print Houston, CDC Association of Greater Houston, National Congress for Community Economic Development, Third Ward Redevelpment Council, and the Urban Land Institute. He is also a graduate of the “Advanced Practitioner Program” through the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard Universiy. He has received numerous civic awards, and among them are the Outstanding Young Men of America, the Leadership Award from the American Legion, and he is listed in Who’s Wo Among Executives and Professionals.

Our Team.

Nia Murry

Program Coordinator

Milton Grardardo

GO Community Coordinator

Diana Paredes

Community Projects & Marketing Administrator

Leah Peay

Data Entry Specialist

April Hancock

Office Administrative Assistant

Will Love


Tania Terezon

Community Engagement Specialist

Jianming (Lawrence) Sung

Real Estate Projects Coordinator

Kofo Amokomowo

Community Engagement Specialist

Stephani Brodi

OHIP Initiative Assistant

Jennifer Anderson

Community Health Improvement Liaison

Our Supporters.

Since opening our doors in 1991, we have been fortunate to have the support of many generous donors who believe in our mission and share our vision.
Our supporters consistently champion our initiatives and general operating expenses, as well as those who rose to the occasion when we called for additional support to assist with COVID-19, Hurricane Harvey relief, and other community recovery efforts. We thrive because of our enthusiastic supporters who sustain our work and advance our mission.

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Bank of America Foundation
BB&T Bank
Camden Property Trust
Cameron Foundation
Capital One Bank
CenterPoint Energy
City of Houston
Comerica Charitable Foundation
Coastal Banc
Drew Masterson
Episcopal Health Foundation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Frost National Bank
Hancock Bank
Houston Endowment, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC)
Marquette Financial Companies
Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word
State Farm Insurance
Wells Fargo