Dior Burns has been named as director of the Buckner Family Hope Center at Reed Road in Houston, where she served as the adult empowerment coordinator at the Family Hope Center. Burns fills the vacancy created by Shawna Roy, who was recently named senior executive director for Buckner Children and Family Services of Southeast Texas.
“Dior has excellent leadership skills and has seen remarkable success with the families she has served here at the Family Hope Center. Coupled with her experience working for nonprofits, she is the perfect choice to lead the Family Hope Center team,” said Henry Jackson, senior vice president of Buckner Children and Family Services.
The goal of the Buckner Family Hope Center is to strengthen families so their children can stay where they belong – in a strong, loving home. The ministry provides programs designed to engage, equip and elevate families through family coaching, GED, ESL, computer literacy and job trainings.
Prior to serving at the Family Hope Center, Burns served as the executive director of a nonprofit organization, Reach for Kids, and as the health care service coordinator for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Burns earned her bachelor of science degree in public relations with a minor in marketing from the University of Houston.