About The Arc of Greater Houston



The Arc of Greater Houston promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lives.

 Phone: 713-957-1600

Fax: 713-957-1699

Location: 9401 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX  77074

Mailing Address9401 Southwest Freeway, 12th Floor, 77074

Office Hours: 8:00 - 4:30  * please call before coming to our office, staff are not always present at our physical location


The Arc of Greater Houston serves our constituents and the Houston community by focusing on the following major areas:


1) Providing community outreach, education, and awareness on behalf of the disability community to families, schools, businesses, adult services organizations, and other community organizations;


2) Participating in national, state, and local legislative and systems advocacy to ensure that children with disabilities have access to a free, appropriate education in the least restrictive environment; and that adults with disabilities have access to community-based, integrated employment and supports;


3) Supporting the structure and cohesion of families who have members with intellectual and developmental disabilities; and


4) Providing life-enhancing integrated activities and experiences for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Arc is a member-based organization, and an affiliate with The Arc of Texas and The Arc of United States.

Our Staff:

Janniece Sleigh
Executive Director


Dory Cayten

Development Director

Karen Snead
Director of Education

Jo Jaynes
Director of Programs

Myrta Torres

Toni Pompa-Rodriguez

Jacqueline Clark

Cecelia White

Administrative Assistant

Irene Gonzalez

Intake Coordinator

Robin Powell

Board of Directors


President--Nicole Tew

Corporate Controller

Gyrodata, Inc

Vice President--Jonna Kiel-Mack, MHA, MBA

Director of STAR+PLUS

Community Health Choice


Treasurer--Nancy Lepley

Self-Employed; Advocate;

Board Member for The Arc of Texas


Secretary--Deborah Pearson, Ph.D

Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences 

UT Medical School Houston, Texas

Cornelius Booker. MBA

Regional Navigator

Workforce Solutions


Ehren Roehl, SHRM-SCP
Senior Vice President, HR Manager
Amegy Bank


Weldon E. Taylor


Exxon Mobil (retired)


Athena M. Thomas

President: We Thrive Organization

CEO: Thomas & Lewin Associates, Inc.

Jennifer Woody, OTR/L, MOT, CAS
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
The Carruth Center & The Parish School


Our Core Values


People First: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities and inherent value, not by their disability.


Equity: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and securities accorded to other members of society, and are equal before the law.


Community: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil, and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.


Self-determination: The Arc of Greater Houston believes in self-determination and self-advocacy. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.

Diversity: The Arc of Greater Houston believes that society in general and The Arc of Greater Houston in particular benefit from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics.

To view the 2017 Annual Report Click here.

To view the 2017 Annual Audit: 

Final Audit Report 2017

To view the 990 Form for 2017: 
990 Form

Resource Guide

for Special Needs


Contact Us

Tel: 713-957-1600 

Email: info@thearc