Our Team

Damon Williams

Damon Williams is well-known in the Houston region for his expertise in project management, public-private partnership finance and the management of disaster response. Prior to founding TouchPoint Strategies, Williams served as the Director of Economic Development & Public Engagement for an urban planning firm, Chief of Staff for an At-Large Houston City Council Member, the founding Executive Director of a municipal management district and District Director for a Texas state representative. He is a Service-Connected Disabled Veteran and TouchPoint Strategies is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Historically Under-Utilized Business (HUB) And Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Certified company.

Johannah Thompkins

Johannah Thompkins is the Project Manager for TouchPoint Strategies. She has worked across the public and non-profit sectors primarily focused on policy, community engagement, and communication. Johannah’s experiences include being a Division Program Manager and Community Engagement Coordinator for a Harris County Commissioner, policy advisor for a Texas state senator, and Program Manager for an education non-profit. She received her degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, and went on to receive her Master of Public Administration from the Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Christina Cornelius

Christina Danielle Cornelius serves as the Senior Project Manager for TouchPoint Strategies, LLC. She is a program/project management professional with corporate, start-up, and non-profit experience. Christina is skilled in community engagement, program development, public affairs and business operations. She has expertise in managing multiple projects, leveraging networks to strengthen project outcomes, and presenting project deliverables to executive management. he earned her degree in Communication with a focus in Business from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Melissa Balderas

Melissa Balderas serves as the Communications Manager for TouchPoint Strategies, LLC. A graduate from the University of Houston, Melissa is an expert in project management, internal and external communications, external affairs, and event management. Melissa’s previous roles have included being a Manager of Development and Director of External Relations at an education non-profit in Houston. She brings her experience in stakeholder relations, strategic planning, and creative skillset to this work.

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