Our Team

Shawn Alex NemethPresident and CEO
Shawn Alex Nemeth is the President and CEO of the Chester Street Foundation. A born visionary, Mr. Nemeth has invented and reinvented himself many times over: accomplished singer, ordained pastor, worship leader, song writer, traveling music group director, college instructor, fitness professional, life coach, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, author, and founder of a charitable foundation.




Shawn is also the author of the book Thorns of Chester Street, which chronicles his own personal story of abuse, neglect, recovery, and transformation. Proceeds from its sales benefit Chester Street Foundation.
Jameson E. Gray, S.SP.Program Coordinator
Jameson E. Gray, S.SP. is the Program Coordinator for Chester Street Foundation, responsible for the educational events which are an integral part of the organization’s mission. Mr. Gray has extensive experience as an LSSP, having worked in school districts within the Houston area for many years. In addition to working with students, parents and staff members in the school environment, Mr. Gray has presented at the local, regional and state levels on topics such as behavior management, autism spectrum disorders, parenting skills and discipline management. He has also trained on strategies for working with individuals who have experienced trauma and developing and implementing behavior intervention plans. Mr. Gray is actively involved in the community and volunteers for several charities benefiting children with serious illnesses and individuals affected by HIV and AIDS.
Terry TalleyExecutive Assistant
Terry Talley is the Executive Assistant at Chester Street Foundation, providing administrative, clerical and secretarial support to the executive and others in the organization. With more than 36 years of experience at CenterPoint Energy, Terry Talley has worked as an executive assistant whose role is providing administrative support to the executive leadership team responsible for the company’s competitive businesses, including natural gas supply and sales and commercial development and marketing. Her most rewarding role is that of a volunteer, having served as the corporate secretary for the board at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community church and as campaign captain for numerous March of Dimes and United Way campaigns. Terry has acquired extensive administrative skills in her profession but volunteering for organizations that provide resources to people with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs is her passion.