2016 TexanPlus Grand Champion

Kathy Martin - Mission Northeast

“Kathy is a dynamo, and we, at Mission Northeast, are grateful for her leadership and her tender heart,”
– Susan Losavio, Mission Northeast

When Kathy Martin began volunteering at Mission Northeast in New Caney, she was hooked the second she walked in those doors. From the very first day, Kathy fell in love with helping seniors and bringing joy to others in the community.

Mission Northeast’s main mission is to distribute food, clothing, and household items, providing services to 6,000-7,000 seniors-in-need each year. Kathy is currently the organization’s Program Director, where she is creating, coordinating, and implementing the Mission’s community outreach programs through her hands-on leadership.

2016 TexanPlus Champions

Alice Adam

Through her work with the Houston Bar Association’s Elder Law Committee, Alice Adam generously helps Houston’s low-income seniors with a variety of end-of-life legal services at no charge. She assists seniors with their wills, medical powers of attorney, guardianship, and other essential affairs they need taken care of, but can’t afford.

Annette Bisanz

As founder of Senior Rides and More, Annette Bisanz’s mission is to provide free transportation to non-driving seniors who wish to remain independent and at home. Senior Rides has been active in the greater Houston community for over 20 years and is the only organization offering free transportation to seniors.

Sandra Massie Hines

As co-founder of Atlanta Library of Peace, a Houston Civil Rights Activist and the Honorary Mayor of Sunnyside, Sandra Massie Hines serves the community in many ways. Perhaps most important is the way she makes it her personal mission to improve the lives of seniors through her work with the Houston Food Bank.

Toby Johnson

Toby Johnson does more for senior military veterans than many volunteers half his age. At 91 years young, Toby spends his days at the VA medical center volunteering for Evelyn Rubenstein JCC. Toby’s volunteer hours are spent with senior veterans, working to keep them happy and healthy.