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Paula Dodd
Owner, HCS and Texas Home Living Provider

Paula Angeli Dodd is the proprietor of There's No Place Like Here. Paula has been working with people with developmental disabilities for 32 years. She has worked for private as well as government agencies such as DAR's, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the City of Pasadena - Multipurpose Center, and Association for the Developmentally Disabled. She has also volunteered with Texas Special Olympics, the Texas International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, Quad Rugby, Wheelchair Softball, Toronto Spitfire Wheelchair Basketball tournament and the Veterans Wheelchair Games. She is a native Houstonian.
Terri Dunning
Day Habilitation Director

Terri Dunning has been the day hab director for There's No Place Like Here since it opened In October 2010. Her goal each day is to provide a place where individuals with developmental disabilities can come and gain skills, self confidence and friendships through positive experiences. She has a degree in education and has worked and volunteered for the Pasadena Multipurpose Center and Special Olympics for over 30 years.  
Daniel Kristensen
Music Director
Danny has been a staff member at There's No Place Like Here for over a year. He was first introduced to individuals with developmental disabilities through his daughter Jazz, who was president of Best Buddies at Memorial High School In Pasadena. His specialty is music facilitation. He has been a professional musician, and guitar teacher for 40 years.
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Gina Martinez
Day Habilitation Staff


Mark Baker
Day Habilitation Staff


Anthony Arroyo
Day Habilitation Staff


Gwendolyn Lovett
Day Habilitation Staff


Abigail Cork
Administrative Assistant

​Abbie has worked at TNPLH as an administrative assistant for two years. She has a sibling with a disability, worked at the City of Pasadena MultiPurpose Recreation Center, and volunteered with Special Olympics and best Buddies. She loves working at TNPLH, and her favorite part is interacting with the wonderful individuals in the program. Abbie's life and career have been greatly influenced by her two sisters. Abbie wishes to one day be the best at color coding everything!
Gena Rankin
Administrative Assistant

​Gena is a proud mother to her beautiful daughter Kayleigh. She has worked at TNPLH for a year and has loved every minute of it! She previously worked at Monument Chevrolet, but she feels that every road in her career has brought her to TNPLH for a bigger purpose. Gena's greatest influence in her life and career is her Papaw Gene. When she's not smiling at TNPLH, Gena wishes she was the best at running into JJ Watt when he's in public... Go Texans!
Brenda Cardenas
Registered Nurse

​Brenda was previously a home health aide and became an RN in 2014. Since working at TNPLH, she has completed several trainings on IDD and mental health. Brenda believes that her sister Sara has been the greatest influence on her career. Her favorite part of working at TNPLH is interacting with the individuals and families, advocating, providing safe direct care, discussing ways to maintain and improve health, and ensuring the safety of our clients. Brenda wishes to be the world's best nurse!
Desiree Martinez
HCS / TxHmL Case Manager

​Desiree has been a Case Manager at TNPLH for a year. Before working with us, she was a paraprofessional for Pasadena ISD working with students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She feels her career has been influenced greatly by the students and clients she has been blessed to work with throughout her career. They inspire her to strive to be the best she can be at her job. Her favorite part of working at TNPLH is interacting with the clients, families, and staff to help them receive  the best possible care. In her free time, Desiree tries to be the very best dog whisperer!
Brian Jones
HCS / TxHmL Case Coordinator


Stephany Martinez
HCS / TxHmL Case Coordinator


Anail Cantu
Registered Nurse


Ana Martinez
Registered Nurse

​Ana Martinez has experience in the medical field as an operating room nurse, medical assistant, surgical technician, vaccination research assistant, and has three years of experience in women's health. Her career has been shaped by her parents and her favorite part of working at TNPLH is making a positive difference in people's lives and empowering them through education. In her spare time, Ana wishes to be the best teleporter!