Our Staff

home-page-feature-01Executive Director – Kathy Alt

Kathy Alt is a proud Texas Longhorn who holds a marketing degree from University of Texas in Austin. She has resided in Katy since 1992 with her husband and two children. Before joining Cinco Charities in February, 2014, Kathy worked in the pharmaceutical industry and for several non-profit entities. Kathy is the Executive Director of Cinco Charities and is responsible for fund raising, community relations, the operation of The Ballard House and the management of the charity’s extraordinary team of volunteers.

 

 

 

unnamed (6)Assistant House Manager – Melissa Nunmaker

Melissa Nunmaker was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She moved to Katy, Texas sixteen years ago with her husband, Randall, and her daughters, Kylie and Amanda. She spent fifteen years as a stay at home mom before she started volunteering at the Ballard House. After volunteering for some time, she was offered a part time position with the house. As a breast cancer survivor herself, Melissafelt incredibly connected to the work being done at the Ballard House and gladly accepted the position. She feels blessed with the opportunity she has been given to work with this fantastic organization.

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Nicol
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I am a native Texan but have only lived in Katy for about 20 years.  I have grown children, 19 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

I had always been a bookkeeper for small businesses, including my husband’s, but after surviving cancer, I decided I would like to do something more people related.  After giving it some thought, at age 61, I decided to go back to school to get my Real Estate License.  I worked for 17 years for Keller Williams Realty here in Katy.  That is how I became interested in helping at The Ballard House.  I have been so impressed that the idea for a place to house and serve people with health issues in Katy has grown to the wonderful facility that we have today.  My appreciation and thanks go to Cinco Charities, started by Keller Williams Premier and to the Ballard family, for making the dream a reality.

It is a rewarding experience for me to get to be involved at The Ballard House.  I enjoy seeing the courage and faith of our guests.  I am amazed by the service and generosity of the community; especially the number of youth that give their time to volunteer.  It gives me hope for the future and the opportunity to stay actively involved in my community.

 

 

 

 

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Christina is first and foremost a mother of 3 teenage boys. She has lived in Katy for 10 years after relocating from her beloved hometown, Chicago. She has worked for Cy-Fair ISD and most recently with Katy ISD in the PPCD and Life Skills program. Working with people is what Christina absolutely loves to do. She has known about The Ballard House for some time but didn’t know what she could do or how she could help out. When the opportunity presented itself to work for The Ballard House she jumped at the chance to be a part of such an amazing organization.

Ballard House Naming Rights Sponsors

The Ballard House was named In honor of longtime Katy residents Monty and Erin Ballard. Monty started The Ballard Foundation to assist Cinco Charities financially in the construction of their vision, a Hospital Hospitality House in Katy. A memorial to Monty's dad, Carroll Ballard, a longtime working Texas cowboy is located in the lobby of the Ballard House. His saddle and other memorabilia are displayed.