Board of Directors

Angela Madeksho, Co-President

Angela is a practicing attorney and name partner of The Madkesho Law Firm located in Houston, Texas as well as the founder of ADORE Houston, a Houston-based rescue group. Angela has served on the board of Unity for a Solution since 2017 and is currently serving her second term as Co-President. Angela’s current term ends in 2024.

Buffy Martines, Co-President

Buffy is a practicing attorney and founding partner of Laminack, Pirtle and Martines, located in Houston, Texas. Buffy began her work in animal welfare as a volunteer and eventually board member of Barrio Dogs, Inc. Buffy Has served on the board of Unity for a Solution since 2016 and is currently serving her second term as Co-President. Buffy’s current term ends in 2024.

Danielle Vallejo Baucum, Secretary

Danielle joined the Unity for a Solution Board in 2019 and currently serves as its Secretary. Danielle began her work in animal advocacy as a volunteer with Texas Humane Legislation Network in 2015 and serving as their Southeast Chapter President from 2018-2020. Danielle’s current term ends in 2024.

Tauna Ready, Treasurer

Tauna is a founding member of the Unity for a Solution Board of directors and currently serves as its Treasurer. Tauna began her work in animal advocacy as a volunteer with Barrio Dogs, Inc., as well as a long-term board member. Tauna’s current term ends in 2024.

Jennifer Graves, Director

Jennifer joined the Unity for a Solution Board in 2019. Jennifer is the founder and previous President of Animal Justice League, a Houston-area rescue group. Jennifer currently serves as a lead volunteer for Unity’s Big Fix Houston spay-neuter program as well as a service coordinator for emergency medical cases.

Lynn Rodriguez, Director

Serving since 2012, Lynn is a founding member of the Unity for a Solution Board of Directors. Lynn developed her advocacy skills while working as an attorney and transferred those skills to her community work in East End Houston. In addition to her work with Unity, Lynn is a member of the Board of Directors of Barrio Dogs, Inc. Lynn’s current board term ends in 2024.

Angelita Sampaio, Director

Angelita joined the Unity for a Solution Board in 2019. Angelita is a long-time animal advocate who eventually turned her passion for animals into her professional career when she joined the team at Emancipet in 2019 where she currently serves as Vice-President of the Houston region. Through her work with Emancipet and Unity, Angelita helps ensure that pets all over the Greater Houston area have access to quality veterinary care. Angelita’s current term ends in 2024.

Hector Torres, Director

Hector joined the Unity for a Solution Board in 2020. Hector was first introduced to Unity through his community service work in Houston’s Fifth Ward as a member of the Progressive Fifth Ward Civic Association. Hector currently serves as a lead volunteer for Unity’s Big Fix Houston spay-neuter program and a community liaison to the Fifth Ward and surrounding areas.

Gloria Medina Zenteno, Director

Gloria is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Unity for a Solution and recognized as a leading advocate for animal rights in the Greater Houston Area. Gloria founded Barrio Dogs, Inc., a local animal welfare organization in 2010 and served as the President of the Unity board for its first five years. Gloria’s current board terms ends in 2024.