We Have a Strong Team
Each of our talented team members is highly qualified and of high integrity, dedicated to helping us carry out and sustain the vision of Nery’s Promise.
Nery Salazar is the founder/CEO of Nery’s Promise
Nery Salazar is a business owner and founder of Nery’s Promise Children Ministry and has over 30 years’ experience in Business Managements.
Nery is very much involved with the children and families in the community. Her priority is continue building relationships with families and providing a safe zone for the children.
Her goals have always been to advance children and families in the community in religion and educational awareness.
Doug Goff has been involved in residential land development for over 42 years. Originally, from Lafayette, LA. he oversaw the development of New Territory master-planned community. He then joined Johnson Development to manage Sienna community.
During his tenure as Co-President with Johnson Development, he significantly increased its footprint within Fort Bend with Riverstone, Cross Creek Ranch, Harvest Green, Jordan Ranch, and Imperial prior to his retirement in 2022.
Doug is an avid volunteer, serving as chairman of the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation, the Executive Committee of Fort Bend EDC, the Memorial Hermann Hospital Board, the Greater Houston Builders Association, the Urban Land Institute and a trustee for the River Pointe Church.
Doug has 2 sons, Douglas and Derek, who are also involved in land development and 5 grandchildren.
Amye Jones is a native Richmond resident who graduated from Lamar Consolidated High School. She is a founding member of Nery’s Promise and has been working with the children of Richmond for many years. Amye served with Street Church, You Can Academy, Friends of North Richmond, and Friends of Vince annually Spirit of Christmas Market, as well.
She is a lifelong Christian and a member of Riverpointe Church. She and her husband Bruce taught Sunday School there to 4 year olds and first graders for 17 years. She and Bruce raised their two sons in Richmond where she and Bruce enjoy spending time with their two granddaughters and grandson at their weekend fishing cabin. She also enjoys antiquing and has two antique shops in downtown Rosenberg.
Trever Nehls is a retired 30-year law enforcement professional who served two terms as the Fort Bend County Pct. 4 Constable. He also recently retired from the U.S. Army Reserve after 33 years of service, attaining the rank of Colonel.
Currently, Trever is President of Nehls Consulting LLC and also serves as a board member for Atlas Group out of Richmond, Texas. He is married to Kerri Nehls and they have three teenage children, Madison, Wyatt and Parker.
Dee Knox is a retired Middle School Principal who served the Fort Bend ISD community for over 27 years at both the secondary and elementary levels.
Dee is a Christ follower, an active member of her local church, and has a heart for children and serving others.
Susie Goff has been involved in many facets of residential real estate for over 40 years, including Marketing Director for Johnson Development until her retirement in 2015.
She has been involved with numerous fundraisers for American Cancer Society, Children’s Discover Center of Fort Bend, Sugar Land Firefighters Gala, Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land, the Sweetwater Ladies Golf Association, and Cullinan Park.
Ray Agular has a way of finding people he doesn’t know and easily forging new friendships.
He supports with his time, his heart, and his leadership: Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, Chambers, Veterans organizations, women’s center, and Fort Bend County Emergency Management Activation Team. Who will ever forget Hurricane Harvey and the Winter storm? He spent days and nights assisting everyone in need.
Ray is seemingly everywhere. He's a Houston native and his career has included key positions in healthcare, hotel/restaurant management, and senior care. He also loves spending time with his family and friends. He and Diana have been married 33 years with lovely 29-year-old twin daughters, Sara and Alexis. His family is his joy, his pride, and his motivation to always do more.
Lucinda Cortez has been involved with Private, Public sector, and Non-Profit organizations for over 40 years She is a strong, positive role model for the families and children in the community. She has helped many individuals with Job Training, Job Placement, Resumes, ESL, as well as helping individuals earn their GED.
She has held volunteer positions with several non-profit organizations. She has served as Chair Person on the board for 19 years for the City Of Rosenberg Housing Authority.
The reason for her strong dedication and involvement with families stems from her own past trials. She sees her work as giving back to the community what God so graciously gave her.
Mandi Bronsell is the Chief of Staff for the Precinct One Fort Bend County Commissioner. She has lived in Fort Bend County for over 35 years.
She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University in 1997. She serves as a Lamar Consolidated ISD Trustee and is an avid volunteer for many charitable organizations in Fort Bend County.
She serves on the Board of Directors for Behind the Badge Charities and Fort Bend PAWS. She has been married to her husband Chris, a Fort Bend County Constable Deputy, for 29 years and has three children. She and her family are members of River Pointe Church.
JoLea grew up in Fort Bend County and is proud to call it home. She manages her family’s self storage facility, All Star Storage.
JoLea attends and serves at River Pointe Church, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Richmond. JoLea is always looking for ways to give back to the community that she loves so much and seeks opportunities to show Christ’s love to others.
Eric is Junker a seventh generation Texan raised in Fort Bend County and is a descendant of the Old 300. Eric and his family have supported Nery’s efforts for over 15 years and helped Nery with the initial legal formation of Nery’s Promise in October 2018.
Eric is one of the most active guardianship attorneys in the state of Texas, serving 40 to 60 families with special needs children every year. Eric helps clients all over Texas including Fort Bend County, Harris County, Wharton County, Brazoria County, Waller County, and Montgomery County, with wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, guardianship and special needs estate planning. He was instrumental in doubling the frequency of educational events BBGS provides on guardianship and alternatives.
He also serves on the boards of AccessHealth, Brazos Bend Guardianship Services and Rotary Richmond, Texas.
Carlos Bahena is a Vice President and Banking Center Manager at First Horizon Bank in Sugar Land, Texas. Carlos arrived to the United States at the age of 14 and started high school soon after. He graduated from Kempner High School a year early and proceeded to complete his degree in Computer Networking Systems. After working in the IT field for a short time, in 2002 Carlos switched to the banking industry and has not looked back since. His work experience has allowed him to share his knowledge within the community and volunteer in various non-profit organizations including the Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, DePelchin’s Children Center, Workfaith Connection and the Fort Bend Count Fair.
Carlos loves spending time with his family on road trips, visiting historic sites and cool places along the way, always finding a way to make the required Buc-ee’s pit stop.