Our Mission and History


Senior Rides and More is a faith-based nonprofit whose mission is to promote senior independent living, health, and safety by providing free transportation and other services.


Senior Rides and More began as Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest, organized in 1994 by concerned people of faith who had experience in the provision of health and human services. The founders understood the isolation and fear often experienced by the frail and elderly, and they envisioned a volunteer effort to address those needs.

In the belief that a collaborative effort could accomplish more than any one congregation acting alone, they organized Volunteer Interfaith Caregivers-Southwest as an interfaith coalition of congregations. All churches and faith-based organizations in our service area are welcome to join our coalition.

Our organization has been in continual operation ever since its founding, and has helped thousands of frail and elderly people to remain independent in their long-time homes while staying connected to the community. In 2016 the organization adopted the name “Senior Rides and More” because free transportation is the most vital and requested service we provide.


Senior Rides and More Board

John Heinemann, Chair

Retired, Shell Oil Company

Rebecca Landes, Vice-Chair

CEO, The Beacon

Lyman Maddox, Secretary

Retired, Universal Computer Systems, Reynolds and Reynolds

Peter Hogue, Treasurer

Retired, Shell Oil Co.

Annette Bisanz, R.N., Board Member

Retired, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Billie Tully, Board Member

Retired, Business Owner

Adrianna Rubio, Board Member

Instructor, Avid Technology

Porscha Jackson, PHD., Board Member

Business Development Manager, City of Houston

Jean Brackendorff, Board Member

Community Volunteer

Scott Endress, Board Member

Community Volunteer

Senior Rides and More Advisory Board

Dr. Bill Franklin

Retired, Physician

Bill Frazer, CPA

Certified Public Accountant

Adam Heghinian

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

Mrs. Inge-Lotte Liesner

Community Supporter, The Buckingham

Deanna Parmenter

CFO, Cougar Sales

Vince Ryan

Past Harris County Attorney

Orlando Sanchez

Past Harris County Treasurer

Cindy Siegel

Past Mayor, City of Bellaire

Morgan Steinberg

Adult Programs Director, JCC Houston

Rhonda West

Past HERO Board Member

Senior Rides and More Staff

Our Team is Small, But Our Impact is Large

Debby Posso, Executive Director

Janie McBane, Scheduler

Renee Rochkind, Scheduler

Monica Gilliam

Monica Gilliam, Scheduler

Mary Lampe

Mary Lampe, Grants Manager


Our heartfelt thanks to the following supporters and all individuals who have generously contributed to Senior Rides and More.

Supporting Foundations & Donors

  • Hildebrand Foundation
  • Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
  • Energy Corridor District
  • West Endowment
  • Metcalf Foundation
  • Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
  • St. Albert of Trapani Catholic Church
  • Mrs. Madeleine Appel
  • Mary Ann Beachler Charitable Fund
  • Bethany Christian Church
  • Delana and Paul Bice / BICE & Associates Real Estate
  • Ms. Judith Boyer
  • Mr. E.J. “Gus” Brann
  • Cameron Foundation
  • Mr. Ephron Catlin
  • Chapelwood United Methodist Church Foundation
  • Sue and Keith Cox
  • Mrs. Kathy Danforth
  • Exchange Club of Sugar Land
  • ExxonMobil Foundation
  • Ray C. Fish Foundation
  • Bill Frazer, CPA
  • The George Foundation
  • Albert and Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation
  • ITN America
  • Robert H. and Anita Q. Lawe Foundation
  • St. Laurence Catholic Church
  • Inge-Lotte and Willy Liesner/Tosca Farms
  • Joan and David Magdanz
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • Fred R. and Mabel L. Parks Foundation
  • St. Philip Presbyterian Central Mission Endowment Fund
  • Adrianna and Arturo Rubio
  • Judy and Carl Sandlin
  • Ms. Ginger Sharp
  • Shell Oil Foundation
  • May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust
  • Dee and Pete Stanley
  • Mr. Mike Stein
  • Strake Foundation
  • Mr. Jack Threet
  • Tomball Regional Health Foundation
  • Carol and Herman Vacca Charitable Trust
  • Mr. Robert Vinyard
  • Mrs. Rosemary Walker and Mr. David Walker
  • WellMed Charitable Foundation
  • Mr. Craig Wooten
  • Phi Gamma Delta chapter of MIT/ Joel Talley
  • Molina Healthcare
  • The Guild Shop of St. John the Divine Episcopal

Supporting Congregations

  • Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
  • Memorial Drive United Methodist Church
  • Bethany Christian Church
  • Chapelwood United Methodist Church
  • ChristChurch Presbyterian
  • Congregation Emanu El
  • Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
  • Gethsemane – A Ministry of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
  • Holy Ghost Catholic Church
  • St. Albert of Trapani Catholic Church
  • St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church
  • St. John Vianney Catholic Church
  • St. Laurence Catholic Church
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
  • St. Martin’s Episcopal Church
  • St. Philip Presbyterian
  • St. Philip’s United Methodist Church
  • St. Thomas More Catholic Church
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church