Staff

Meet the Dress for Success Houston Team

Nancy Levicki

Co-founder & President    

In the summer of 1998, Nancy Levicki put her fashion skills back to work, but this time it was not for a major retail specialty store. Nancy’s background as the couture buyer for Sakowitz was the perfect backdrop for her drive to help low-income Houston women enter the job market looking their best. Nancy, Susie Cunningham, and a small group of founding board members opened the first Dress for Success in the state of Texas.

18 years later, Dress for Success Houston has served more than 35,000 women in the Houston area. Nancy’s work, compassion and dedication to serving women have earned her many accolades. She is the recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the American Red Cross and was named a “Woman on the Move” by Texas Executive Women. Nancy was also named one of the 50 most influential women in Houston by Houston Woman Magazine and received the “Woman of Courage Award” from the Houston Chapter of Hadassah. In 2013, Nancy was named one of “Houston’s Treasures”—The Social Book’s annual recognition for Houstonians in philanthropy.  Nancy was most recently named a top finalist in Houston Business Journal’s inaugural “Women Who Mean Business” award in May of 2016. 

In 2010, the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce named Dress for Success the Nonprofit of the Year, and in 2012, thanks in part to Nancy’s leadership, Dress for Success Houston was highlighted and featured in the Houston Chronicle as one of Houston’s healthiest large charities. Nancy proudly accepted the Lublin Award Affiliate of the year by Dress for Success Worldwide in 2014, and in 2015, Dress for Success Houston was named the “Favorite Charity” by the Chevron Houston Marathon Foundation. 

Lauren Levicki Courville

Vice President

lauren@dfshouston.org

713.337.0884

With experience in the marketing and public relations, hospitality, medical and energy fields, Lauren Levicki Courville is a focused communicator who values relationships and results. A native Houstonian, Lauren is deeply committed to community endeavors and is thrilled to be a part of the team at Dress for Success Houston.

As vice president of Dress for Success, Lauren works closely with the president to further cultivate relationships throughout the Greater Houston community. Lauren also is a big part of the future growth of Dress for Success Houston, as she engages the next generation to learn more about the agency. She also works as a team leader to develop skills and work with the staff to ensure that Dress for Success Houston continues to be a top nonprofit in the Houston community.

Contact Lauren about sponsorship opportunities, tours of Dress for Success Houston, joining Team Dress for Success Houston for the Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Campaign, marketing and events.

Anne McAllister

Director of Development

anne@dfshouston.org

713.337.0879

As director of development, Anne’s goal is to raise funds and awareness to advance the mission of Dress for Success Houston.

Contact Anne about joining the Corporate Guild, speaking engagements, general development questions and requests.

Stacy Alauf

Inventory & Operations Manager

stacy@dfshouston.org

713.337.0881

Stacy organizes and processes the tens of thousands of donations received each year. She also coordinates the agency’s suit drives, including Dress for Success Houston’s annual city-wide event Send One Suit (S.O.S.) Month in March.

Contact Stacy about hosting a suit drive and to learn more about donating professional attire and accessories.

Lindsey Norlander

Volunteer Manager

lindsey@dfshouston.org

713.337.0880

Lindsey manages Dress for Success Houston’s volunteer program, training, scheduling and supporting the more than 450 volunteers. 

Contact Lindsey about volunteer opportunities. 

Monica Roberts

Program Manager

monica@dfshouston.org

713.337.0878

Monica manages the Professional Women’s Group (PWG), Dress for Success Houston’s job retention and career advancement  program, and oversees all pre-employment programs for the agency. 

Contact Monica about the PWG and pre-employment programs. 

Alesha Walker

Outreach Manager

alesha@dfshouston.org

713.957.3803

Alesha develops the Veterans programs and conducts Member Organization outreach. She also maintains the system database, tracking the total woman Dress for Success Houston serves each year.

Contact Alesha about becoming a referring Member Organization and Veterans’ programs. 

Christina Forgetta

Development Associate

christina@dfshouston.org

713.957.3785

Christina oversees Women of Wardrobe, Run for a Reason, social media, and website updates.

Contact Christina about press inquiries, Women of Wardrobe, or Run for a Reason requests and information.

Jessica Kilgore

Front Desk Coordinator

jessica@dfshouston.org

713.337.3779

Jessica helps administer the front desk, scheduling clients, and overseeing the Child Watch program.

Contact Jessica to schedule your appointment or to learn more about Child Watch.

Sandylane Oquendo

Program Assistant

sandylane@dfshouston.org

713.337.0877

Latina Starling

Program Assistant

Latina@dfshouston.org

713.337.0883

Latina handles the PWG meeting logistics and child watch services.

Contact Latina about Child Watch and RSVP inquiries for PWG meetings. 

Ashley Werner

Inventory & Merchandising Coordinator

ashley@dfshouston.org 

713.337.0893

Ashley helps organize and process the tens of thousands of donations received each year. She also assists in inventory up-keep and reporting.

Contact Ashley about your professional clothing donations.