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Our Team

The Children Like Loni team is dedicated to provided assistance to at risk youth in the Cypress and Katy area.

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Khiva Mackey

Executive Director

Khiva Mackey is a multifaceted professional with a diverse background in social services, accounting, human resources, quality assurance, program coordination, and life skills specialization. With a passion for making a difference in the lives of others, Khiva has dedicated her career to serving those who are less fortunate and advocating for their rights.Having worked in various roles within the social services sector, Khiva has gained extensive experience in directing and coordinating programs that address the needs of vulnerable populations. Her expertise in healthcare and community engagement has allowed her to effectively connect individuals with the resources and support they require to thrive.

Khiva's educational journey began with a Business Arts degree from Houston Community College in 1995 and she is currently continuing her studies at Lonestar College to further enhance her knowledge and skills. This commitment to lifelong learning reflects her dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest practices and strategies in her field.

With a strong background in social services, a passion for advocacy, and a commitment to community engagement, Khiva Mackey is a driven professional who strives to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Her dedication, expertise, and compassionate nature make her a valuable asset in any endeavor she undertakes.


Ursula Bostic


Houston, TX Native, with a earned Bachelors of Business  Administration from University of Houston. While raising a family of three she also earned a Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Prairie View A&M University, she has worked as a Social Servant with the US Government, Houston Independent School District and state of Texas for 22 years cumulatively. Ms. Bostic has rendered service to the community organization including CLL, YWCA, Jack and Jill of America, March of Dimes, and Star of Hope to name a few.

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Program Coordinator

A Houston native, joined our team in 2015. She graduated  with Honors from Cypress Springs High School, in Cypress, Texas.  Madison also was acknowledged as Magna Cum Laude.  She earned a variety of experience and has various certifications such as, but not limited to, Child Growth and Development, Early Education, Heart Saver’s CPR, First Aid, and Adolescent Welfare. Madison also has ample experience with working with children, with or without intellectual disabilities, from ages 2 to 13 as an Assistant Director within a licensed facility. Madison is the Director of Child Development in which she is responsible for engaging children’s minds for stimulation and progress, motivating and assisting with efficient motor skill usage, and serves as an emotional guide for our children.


Khindall Dennis


Born in Dallas but then relocated to Houston, joined our team in 2015. She serves as our Director of Marketing and one of our Administrative members. Khindall has copious experience in marketing, sales, and sufficient management of administrative tasks. Her skills include, but not limited to, revenue equilibrium, efficient proceeds and monetary donations supervision, elite Information Technology (IT) apprehension, and Marketing Management. Khindall’s professional background includes Administrative Information Technology Technician, CEO of LensUp Photography, Supervisor of Medical Billing Coding, and a Sales Representative. Additionally, she also holds a Certified Nurse Assistant Certification in which she is completely proficient and has experience with children from the ages of 0 months to 16 years

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Dawn Williams

Operations Manager

Dawn has been involved with Children Like Loni since 2016 and brings more than 15 years of combined experience across nonprofit and corporate sectors.  Her diverse professional experience includes work in fund development, grants writing and reporting, board relations, executive administration and facilities management. Dawn has worked with many nonprofit organizations to provide project oversight and system capacity building.
Dawn is a Chicago native and holds a BA in English & Spanish from the University of Southern Mississippi and a MPA from Belhaven University.  Her professional contributions have helped to drive positive change for organizations that focus on housing the homeless, mentoring at-risk youth and serving vulnerable communities.

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Lionela Castillo

Community Engagement

Lionela Castillo is a LoneStar LEND Family Trainee and founder of United through Autism Resources, a support group for individuals that have a connection with ASD. Lionela’s love and support for children with intellectual disabilities is personal, and she understands the true meaning of advocacy because she has a son with autism.
Lionela holds a seat as a Board Member for Children Like Loni Foundation, a foundation that bridges the gap between families of children with intellectual disabilities.  She has spent many years supporting nonprofits that are passionate about  individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness, abuse and neglected children. She is now continuing her education to help others advocate for themselves, so they may have a better quality of life.
Lionela has been recognized for “Inspirational entrepreneur story” and has experience working with children with intellectual disabilities. She spearheads her community by teaching others that advocacy will bring forth positive growth and change. Lionela strongly believes that if everyone put a small seed into raising awareness and kindness the world would be a better place.


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Children Like Loni Team

We are always looking for volunteers who are dedicated to making the world a better place for children facing adversity. If you'd like to be a part of one of our programs click below.

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