Monarch Family Services Core Values:

  • We are committed to acting as the catalyst that yields healthy families.
  • We are committed to delivering the highest quality of service.
  • We are committed to providing compassionate care to all our clients.

MFS Board of Directors


Dr. Joyce Huffman – Board of Director President


Joy Jones – Secretary


Tyesha Elam – Legal Advisor


Dr. Lori Jacobs – Public Relations


Shareen Nash – Treasurer


Chief Strategist Officer

Dr. Valerie D. Jackson

Dr. Jackson has a Bachelors and Masters degree in General Psychology from the University of Houston. Her Doctor of Philosophy Degree is in Clinical Adolescent Psychology from Prairie View A & M (affiliate of Texas A & M University). She has been involved in clinical work for the past 18 years and a college professor for 13 years. Also, she has worked in the nonprofit arena for over 14 years assisting over 100 Philanthropist with starting (i.e. incorporating, securing tax-exempt status, developing the infrastructure, budget projections, sustainability plan, etc.) their nonprofit organizations. She is the Operations Officer and Founder of Initiative for Health Communities ( IHC initiatives include L.E.A.D. Houston (out of school time, year round program), IHC Depression and Anxiety Screening Program, IHC Food Pantries, and Evolve Group and Individual Therapeutic Support Services (Jobs Plus Program). Dr. Jackson is the President/Founder of The Adolescent Center and Mental Health Services ( The company is a multidisciplinary intervention and treatment center that specializes in adolescent behavior health services but not limited to that population. Services that are offered are individual/family/group therapy, psychological testing, psychosocial assessments, support groups, case management, and long-term mental health treatment plans. She is the Founder and Chief Strategist Officer of Monarch Family Services. The agency has the following programs: Foster Care, CPS Adoptions, Private Adoptions, Residential Treatment, Psychological Services (psychological evaluation, psychosocial assessment, individual therapy, family therapy, couple’s therapy), Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment (Substance Abuse Assessment, Substance Abuse Individual Session, Substance Abuse Group), Court Ordered Supervised Visitations, Group Classes (Parenting, Anger Management, and Domestic Violence), and Intensive Case Management for parents and families with active cases with DFPS.


Chief of Operations

Tarkitha L. Williams, LPC-S

Ms. Williams is a graduate of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. She received her Bachelors of Science Degree, Teaching Certification, and Masters of Arts in Counseling from Northwestern State University. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She has been a clinician in outpatient and inpatient mental health settings for over 13 years specializing in adolescent behavior and severe mental instability in adulthood. She taught in the Louisiana school system for 7 years as a Certified Teacher and worked with Juvenile Probationers for 3 years before relocation to Houston, Texas. Also, Ms. Williams served 7 years in the United States Army Reserves. Ms. Williams has been employed with Monarch Family Services since 2014 as a clinician. She is now serving as the Chief of Operations.