Erin Broussard has been named senior executive director for Buckner Children and Family Services of Houston, effective April 2. In her new role, she will oversee two Buckner Family Hope Centers and a Buckner Family Pathways ministry.
Henry Jackson, senior vice president of BCFS, said Broussard was “the right candidate and the right fit for our expanding Houston ministries. She comes to the position with 20 years of experience in operations, program development and non-profit leadership.”
Broussard comes to Buckner from Northwest Assistance Ministries in Houston, where she served as deputy director and COO. At NAM, she was responsible for the organization’s grant writing, and managed 11 program directors, human resources and the CFO.
Previously the program manager for Odyssey House in Houston, Broussard served with the United States Air Force, achieving the rank of technical sergeant/E-6. She specialized in logistics, managing an $88 million budget in Iraq. During her service, she earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal and three higher-education degrees.
Jackson noted that Broussard’s education and military service was key in developing her leadership skills and professional abilities. “If she has managed staff on three different continents and various time zones and set up operations in the desert in Iraq using only what she could carry in a backpack, she has the kind of can-do spirit we value and associate with Buckner.”
Broussard is a graduate of Capella University, where she earned a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She also earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from the University of Colorado and an associate’s degree in logistics from the Community College of the Air Force.
A native of Los Angeles, Broussard and her husband, Joseph, have two college-age children.