Dr. Malauna Crivens Hogan

Dr. Malauna Crivens Hogan

Board President

Dr. Malauna Crivens Hogan is a native of Memphis, TN.  She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Spelman College.  Dr. Hogan obtained her master’s degree and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Purdue University.  She was involved in smoking cessation research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a post-doctoral fellow before relocating to the Dallas metroplex.  Since relocating to Dallas, Dr. Hogan has worked in chronic pain management for Productive Rehabilitation Institute of Dallas for Ergonomics (PRIDE) and The Rehab Group.  She currently works as a geriatric/rehabilitation psychologist for MedOptions where she provides psychological services to residents of long-term care/rehabilitation facilities. Dr. Hogan is quite active at her church where she sings in the choir, is a member of the mental health task force, and has served as an associate lay leader.  She has been married for 18 years and is the proud mother of an energetic, 7 year old son.

Vanessa Ousley

Vanessa Ousley

Past President

Vanessa Ousley – Attorney is licensed to practice law in Texas. Since 2000, Ousley has provided legal support to low and very low income people in her positions at Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Housing Crisis Center and City of Fort Worth. Ousley manages and provides the legal services needed by U1R clients, assisting program participants with legal advice and representation in administrative or court proceedings related to tenant/landlord matters or housing issues. Our legal services department will hold periodic landlord/tenant workshops to inform participants of their rights and responsibilities as a tenant, as well as assist them in addressing some of the other legal challenges they may be facing, including but not limited to Class C tickets and warrants, obtaining full VA benefits, Social Security benefits, representation at administrative hearings (food stamps, etc.). The legal services department will also assist in addressing family and criminal law concerns to ensure that program participants are gaining the maximum advantage of the assistance they are receiving.

Roma Slaughter

Roma Slaughter

Vice President

Roma Slaughter Mrs. Slaughter has 37 years experience in the affordable housing industry. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the Ferris Housing Authority and has also served as Executive Director for the Garland Housing Authority. She has provided consulting services to the Dallas Housing Authority and other non profit agencies in the state of Texas. She has had oversight for budgets ranging from $20 million to $200,00.00 and staffing of over 40 employees. Mrs. Slaughter has experience in cultivating and maintaining community interest for housing service programs among various financial institutions, non profit and local civic groups. She currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and an Associate Degree in Financial Management.

Robert J. Datcher

Robert J. Datcher


Robert J. Datcher has enjoyed several careers that included broadcast communications, retail management, and professional management banking. In 2018, after twenty-four years of service, he retired from Bank of America, where he served as Assistant Vice President. 

As a Prince Hall Mason, Robert lives by the principles of brothery love, relief, and truth. He truly believes that we are all our brothers and sisters keepers, and that we all have responsibilities to the least of these. His masonic career and resume include elevation to some of the highest offices in Prince Hall Masonry.

Mr. Datcher earned his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communications from Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Sherry Mitchell

Sherry Mitchell


Sherry Mitchell is an Data Analysts, & Account Provisioning representative with a major technology company. She has supported this global company in various capacities for over twenty-five years.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Education, currently completing Teacher certifications. She aspires to become a certified teacher. She is a passionate and purposeful individual. Her favorite part of being involved in Education is building positive relationships that both influence the classroom and the community.

She is a devoted mother and wife. The things she loves most in life are her relationship with God and family.

Scott Bennett – Shiftsmart

Yvonne Butler-Duncan, LMSW – Retired UTA Faculty

Bobbie Brown-Alexander – IBM

Ashley Brown – Mr. Cooper

Kathy C. Farruya – Wells Fargo Bank, NA

Eboney Jones – Yardi System

Bea Nealy, LMSW – JP Health Network

Wonde Nicholson  – First United Bank

Eula Richardson  – Fort Worth ISD

Tremaya Reynolds – Dallas College

Terrance Sauls – First United Bank

Janis Tillman – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas

 Board Members

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Left to right Veronica Simmons, Tremaya Reynolds, Yvonne Butler-Duncan, Bea Nealy, Dr. Malauna Hogan, Sheka Hart, Roma Slaughter, Vanessa Ousley.

Not pictured Sherry Mitchell

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