Latreese Cooke, Executive Director
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Latreese founded MEEELJ in 1991 and opened offices in 2004.
created and developed all the programs that are offered by the organization.
She is an alumni of the University of Texas, Austin Community College and most recently the University of Phoenix.
is the proud mother of three children and enjoys spending time with her
family and friends.
hobbies include shopping, reading, singing and ...shopping!
has worked several state government offices in operations management, public speaking and lobbying.
has extensive experience in activism and consultation for civil rights of disadvantaged persons throughout the country.
Presently, she is involved in multiple Re-Entry Committees throughout Texas, is a Legislative Policy Reform for Incarcerated Persons Chairperson and serves on many other committees.