Holistic Options for People Everywhere (H.O.P.E.) is a 501 C 3 Educational Non-profit Charity
HOPE was first founded in May 2007 as The H.O.P.E. Association by Elizabeth Sabet, Edward Wertz, and Kelsey Markham with the intent to create a safe space for people interested in living an authentic and holistic lifestyle to gather, develop conscious and healthy relationships and learn from each other’s experiences. HOPE achieved non-profit status in 2010. Since it’s inception in 2007 HOPE has hosted four free city-wide holistic health expos, a radio show dedicated to educating Lubbock citizens about holistic health, over 73 consecutive monthly educational community building gatherings, and conducted many educational programs and talks about holism in the fields of early childhood education, physical and spiritual health, and business.
As HOPE evolved, it became evident that the desire for integration of the mind, body, and spirit required support from many different disciplines. To meet the growing needs of a holistically evolving community HOPE has become a certified trainer of mental health care professionals in the State of Texas. HOPE is also teaching holistic anger management at the Lubbock County Jail. Our new programs in the area of mental and spiritual support that will be rolled out in August 2013 are the result of many dedicated professional and lay volunteers.
H.O.P.E. is a supportive community of people who value holistic living, conscious integration of mind, body and spirit, and celebrate inclusiveness, understanding and peace.
Raising awareness in honoring our unique potential and our connections to each other and the earth.
Board Of Directors
Executive Director: ELIZABETH SABET
Elizabeth Sabet is the Co-Founder and Director of HOPE, and a Spiritual Life Coach. She has worked since 2006 to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the principles of holism in the fields of integrated health, parenting, community relations, team building and spiritual development. Her healing work involves creating new awareness and developing new skills in her clients which empowers them to create new possibilities and abilities to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. Her background is in administrative law dispute resolution, training and the management of early childhood programs.
President: PATRICK MACMANUS
Patrick MacManus is a delegate of the Office of the President of AT&T Mobility. He resides in Lubbock, Texas. Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from West Georgia State University. He is President of the Board of Trustees of the Unity Church of Lubbock. Patrick serves on the Boards of Directors of Communications Workers of America Local 6203 and in the past has served on the Executive Board of the Lubbock County Democratic Party. Patrick was a founding director of the Foundation for Metaphysical Studies in Dallas Texas and an ordained minister of the Church of Higher Consciousness of Dallas, Texas. He holds Professional Certification and has served on the faculty of the American Federation of Astrologers.
Treasurer: ADJI CISSE
Adji Cisse is a student at Texas Tech University, pursuing a PhD in Industrial Engineering. She holds a Master’s of science in Systems and Engineering Management from Texas Tech University. She has been a member of HOPE community since 2009 and recently joined the HOPE board as the treasurer.
Secretary: ERIN COATS
Erin Coats is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master and Arvigo Practitioner. She is also an artist who loves sharing her abstract spiritual art with others. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She has been a case manager for people with severe mental illness and people with physical and developmental disabilities. Erin has enjoyed being a part of the H.O.P.E. community for approximately 8 years.
Board Member: LINDA GILMORE
Linda Gilmore has her masters in Technical Communication and is the Curriculum Coordinator for the School of Pharmacy and Program Administrator of the Sex-and Gender-Specific Health program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She is co-founder of the Lubbock Interreligious Study Group and active with the Lubbock Interfaith Association. Linda has been a part of the H.O.P.E community for several years and has recently joined the board so that she can more fully support the mission and vision of H.O.P.E., its members, and others as we all grow in consciousness, inclusiveness, and spiritual clarity.
Board Member: SAMANTHA CHRISTOPHER
Samantha Christopher is a doctoral student in Counseling Psychology at Texas Tech University and also a Graduate Certificate student in Women’s Studies. Her research pursuits involve human sexuality and feminist identities. She is a member of the American Association of University Women and also serves as a mentor with a well-established mentorship program through the university. In addition to serving on the executive board of the counseling psychology student counsel for the last two years, she also helped establish a mentorship program for students at a local high school. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.