President and CEO, SEARCH Homeless Services
Thao Costis is President and CEO of SEARCH Homeless Services, a leading Houston agency helping people move from the streets, into jobs, and safe, stable housing. During her 23-year tenure, she’s focused on how SEARCH can best help people who are homeless transform their lives, improve their health, and change how the community addresses this problem. Prior to SEARCH, she worked at the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston/Harris County where she brought together 150 not-for-profit agencies to coordinate their efforts. Thao has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Texas and an MBA from University of Houston.
SEARCH is a not-for-profit agency that pursues a mission of providing hope, creating opportunity, and transforming lives. SEARCH services engage, house, educate, and increase income of individuals and families who are homeless. For more information, visit SEARCH at www.SEARCHhomeless.org.