Last modified on: 09-11-2023 12:34:42
Entered Office: 04-02-2018
Term Ends: 02-01-2029
Home Town: Houston
Bonnie Hellums of Houston has served as chair of the Council since 2019. She is a visiting judge and previously served 20 years as judge of the 247th Family District Court in Harris County and started a Family Drug Court and Infants and Toddlers Court for Harris County. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Houston Bar Association, and American Bar Association, and a fellow of the American Psychotherapy Association and the Texas Bar Foundation. She is former member of the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Families and the Texas Office for the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities Board. Additionally, she is a board member of Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, DePelchin Children’s Center, The Transformation Foundation, The Recovery Center, Behavioral Health for Children, Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health, Texas Council of Community Centers, and the Sobering Center. Hellums received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Religion from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Education in Counseling and Psychology from the University of Illinois, and a Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law. Reappointed 9/11/23.