Ms. Houston joined Ponder & Co. in 2015. As a vice president for Capital Advisory, she is responsible for evaluating the financial performance of hospitals and healthcare systems, credit capacity, and access to capital markets.

Previously, Ms. Houston worked for a non-profit foundation investing in agricultural development projects in emerging markets. As Director of Finance, she oversaw public and private sector funding of more than $40 Million dedicated to alleviating poverty in farming communities. Prior, Ms. Houston worked in the investment banking sector specializing in tax-exempt structured financings for healthcare providers.

Ms. Houston holds a B.B.A in finance and French from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and was honored with Summa Cum Laude distinction.