Our Team

Our Team

Isabel Lopez
Executive Director

Isabel has been with NestQuest since its founding in 2017. Isabel has led NestQuest from its very first family to where we stand today, supporting over 50 families across Houston. Isabel is responsible for the development and success of NestQuest, her strategic plans ensure that NestQuest meets its mission every single day.

Isabel has over 9 years of Housing Choice Voucher experience, enabling NestQuest to provide exceptional service and resources with regards to their HCV and leasing in Houston.

In her spare time, Isabel enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Read what our mission means to Isabel here.

Email IsabelConnect
Hannah Mannion
Development

Hannah joined NestQuest in 2020, upon completion of her MBA at Houston Baptist University, and she is on a mission to make a difference for moms in Houston. Hannah’s passion to support single moms and their family stems from personal experience, having grown up with a disabled single mom. Hannah wants to provide access to great housing and exceptional education for others who may be in a similar position.
Hannah loves developing partnerships with other nonprofits to provide greater opportunities to NestQuest families. Hannah works closely with multiple properties and landlords across Houston to ensure NestQuest families are living in great communities. Hannah focuses on ensuring that our students are thriving in exceptional schools in Houston and provides assistance with internships, tutoring, scholarships and college applications.
Hannah’s past development positions in England and Europe, helped disadvantaged children gain access to sports. Hannah is an avid sports fan – from Rockets, to rugby, to rock climbing… you’ll often find her surfing in Galveston.

ConnectFollow HannahEmail Hannah

Our Board

Dav Lewis
Board President

As Board President of NestQuest, Dav is honored to not only share his passion but vision to provide adequate housing and education for under-served communities in Houston. Dav Lewis is the proud founder of 2nd Chances.Life. The organization is focused on reducing recidivism in our communities one person at a time using a holistic approach.

Dav’s purpose to change the community lead him on this journey to share his personal story. His goal is to challenge the world to look at our criminal justice system and how it affects the African American community.

Be the change that we want to see by helping one person at a time.

Read what our mission means to Dav here.

Twitter
Sanjay Bapat
Board Treasurer

Sanjay Bapat is an Associate Attorney at ABHR, LLP. His practice focuses on public finance, urban development, and local government regulation. Sanjay serves as general counsel and bond counsel to various special purpose districts that provide for the financing and construction of water, sewer, drainage, and road facilities and other development infrastructure. In these capacities, Sanjay represents his clients in public law matters, contract negotiations and preparation, the administration of public meetings, and regulatory compliance. Sanjay also works with private developers to structure development agreements with cities and other local government entities for public participation in commercial, residential, and mixed-use developments. Sanjay further brings to his practice skills previously learned as a mergers and acquisitions lawyer at some of the nation’s premier law firms.

LinkedIn
Lindsay Lanagan
Board Secretary

Lindsay Lanagan is the Director of Government Relations & Public Affairs at Legacy Community Health. In her role, Lindsay oversees communications, federal, state, and local government relations for the organization to influence policy at all levels of government.  She gained health care experience working for one of the nation’s largest health care companies, McKesson Specialty Health, where she directed state policy for a twenty-three state region in her role as Senior Manager of State Government Relations. Lindsay previously led the City of Houston’s Intergovernmental Relations office under Mayor Annise Parker, where she oversaw local, state and federal government relations for the largest city in Texas. Prior to the Mayor’s office, Lindsay worked on multiple political campaigns, and served as a staff assistant in a congressional office.

LinkedIn
Gary Blumberg
Board Member

Gary is President at Brite Real Estate, he is a Landlord with over 20 years experience leasing in Houston. Gary is currently a Board Member of the Houston Apartment Association. Gary provides a wealth of knowledge and expertise to NestQuest ensure our families receive fair and non discriminatory treatment within the rental industry. In his spare time Gary enjoys walking, pets and watching movies.

Read what our mission means to Gary here.

Ericka Bowman
Board Member

Ericka is an exceptional Community Organizer within Texas Housers, with two years of managing campaigns serving low-income communities. Ericka has successfully mobilized three Section 8 Housing communities in the Houston and Galveston areas, tirelessly advocating for better living conditions and empowering tenants to stand up for their rights and demand safe and sanitary housing in areas of opportunity. Ericka cultivates effective relationships between board members, non-profits, businesses, community leaders, and local government to ensure fair housing equality across Houston.

LinkedIn
Lance Gilliam
Board Member

Lance is Interim Policy Director at Harris County Precinct One. Lance is responsible for providing policy analysis and advice to Commissioner Rodney Ellis on housing, community development, flood control, and disaster recovery issues for a diverse urban precinct of approximately 1.1 residents people covering 363 square miles. Areas of direct oversight include commercial and residential development patterns, affordable housing policy and implementation, responsible urban revitalization, transit oriented development, flood control planning and infrastructure, and disaster recovery. Lance is particularly concerned with issues around equitable and sustainable development, gentrification, urban sprawl, and affordable housing. Lance liaises with state and federal officials for direct and expedient allocation of recovery and mitigation.

LinkedIn

1907 Sabine Street
Suite 121
Houston, Texas 77007

NestQuest Houston Inc is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization changing the future of Houston’s children.