ABOUT US

helping individuals identify and overcome the impact of past traumatic events.

Mirror Images Texas, is a nonprofit organization founded in September of 2019. 

Our mission is to equip men and women with tools for healing and recovery, enabling them to thrive after trauma, abuse and neglect, reshaping legacies.

Our Program provides opportunities to identify traumatic events related to abuse and neglect, in a safe and nurturing environment. One of our foundational tools is The “Mirror Images” Program (MI). “Mirror Images” offers a proven path for healing, helping men and women define, confront, and reconcile, abuse and neglect.  The Program was founded by Dr. Sonja Kvale in 2008.

The MI Program uses a group environment to help individuals look deep into their own life’s journey, to find out who they really are, and why they are who they are. Individuals enter into a process of self-examination with others who are willing to change, redirecting their lives.


Jacqueline Woods

Founder and CEO, Mirror Images Texas

Jacqueline Woods originates from Camden, Arkansas. She attended college at Louisiana Tech University, where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Speech Pathology (1981). After moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma, she attended The University of Phoenix, acquiring her Master’s degree in Organizational Management (2001). In 2007, she moved to Sugar Land, Texas and started her own company, Jasmine Consulting LLC (2008). 

Jacqueline is a business strategist and human resource leader, providing organizational and employee development consulting and training, for the past 20 years. In addition, she taught for The University of Phoenix in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Little Rock, Arkansas, Springfield Missouri, and Houston, Texas. Her educational and organizational development experience has allowed her to work with companies including: Arkansas Rehabilitations Services, Wharton County Junior College, Fugro, Inc., Chevron Pipe Line Company, Frito-Lay, Kalsi Engineering Inc., Southwest Electronic Energy (SWE), Baylor Scott and White Health, Symantec Corporation and Metro Transit Authority and others.

She is the former producer of “Monday Morning Coffee” a weekly publication, providing leading information related to leadership and organizational development. Jacqueline is a DDI (Development Dimensions International) Certified Course Facilitator, DDI Certified Target Selection Interviewer and Program Manager, and certified in Skills Assessments with the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL).

After serving two terms as Board President of sKKs, a non-profit organization based in Northwest Arkansas, overseeing the Mirror Images Program (MI) developed by Dr. Sonja Kvale; Jacqueline traveled to West Kenya, Africa in April, 2019. While assisting Dr. Kvale and her team with training, and serving as a co-facilitator of the MI Program, the vision of Mirror Images Texas (MIT) was birth.

Since its inception in September, 2019; Mirror Images Texas (MIT) has been equipping men and women with tools to promote healing and recovery, enabling individuals to thrive after abuse and neglect, reshaping legacies. Our goal is to establish MIT as a leading organization in promoting health, by eliminating the adverse impact of trauma, abuse and neglect). 

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OUR GOAL

Is to strengthen individuals, by helping them identify and overcome the impact of past traumatic events.

OUR COMMITTMENT

Is to help transform individuals who have been wounded by alcohol, fear, control, powerlessness, drugs, pride, depression, unforgiveness, anger, greed, hurt, lust, assault, abortion, and physical, emotional, or sexual abuse.

We believe healing occurs when the emotional impact of what has happened in one’s life can be adequately expressed to change your thinking. When pain interferes with your daily functioning… MIT is here to help!

Dr. Vikki Bush

Dr. Vikki Bush originates from Akron Ohio, moving to the Houston area, in 1984. She attended Jacinto College, where she majored in business, obtaining a license in Cosmetology.  After graduation she began working in a salon and later started her own company, VHS (Vikki’s Hair Studio). During this time, Dr. Bush began working with Paul Mitchell, of John Paul Mitchell Systems, a company that sells hair care products under the Paul Mitchell brand. During her tenure with Mitchell, she traveled to over 25 different countries. In addition, she became a professional international singer, sharing her gift in countries including China, Japan, and France.  

Dr. Bush knew she was called into the ministry at the age of nine however, she confirmed her calling while attending the College of Biblical Studies (2008). She later received her Masters of Ministry (2013), and Doctors of Theology from the Christian Bible Institute (2015). In 2016, she founded The “Exousia” Prayer Line, dedicated to serving those in need of hope, and healing. Her vision is to empower individuals through preaching and teaching the Word of God.  

In addition, Dr. Bush serves as a community activist sharing her message “Get Well America,” which provides hope and healing for ALL Americans. She is known for speaking out against social injustices, racial inequities, and to those impacted by the recent pandemic. Her passion and confidence in God, is displayed not only through her powerful preaching, but in her everyday life. Dr. Bush has reached thousands through radio and television and her powerful testimony has helped bring healing to many!   

Dr. Bush, has served on the Mirror Images Texas’ Board of Director’s, since the fall of 2019.  She and her husband Kevin, are dedicated to raising their two children Noah, and Rylee.

Toni Crawford

Toni Johnson Crawford is a licensed professional engineer, with over 30 years of experience in process design and systems engineering, project management, field engineering, operations and standards development. She is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin where she received her Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. She is currently the Vice-Chair of the University of Texas at Austin Mcketta Chemical Engineering School Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the Society of Women Engineers. Toni is also a passionate advocate for STEM education.


Toni and her husband, Geoffrey, have three successful young adult sons, three daughter-in-loves and her heart beat grandson, Breckyn. She enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. She loves serving her community as demonstrated by her commitment to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and currently serving as the Secretary, of The MIT Board of Directors.

Cynthia Eldridge

Reigning from Dickinson, Texas, Cynthia Eldridge worked for Center Point Energy, as an accountant for over 35 years. Graduating from the University of Houston, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Commerce, with an accounting concentration (1982). After her extensive tenure with CenterPoint Energy (CNP) and its predecessor, she retired in June (2020). Throughout her career, she held various positions and leadership roles in the Finance Department. In addition, Cynthia mastered the spirit of volunteerism by giving her time, to obtain CNP Give Grants Program for various non-profit organizations.

 

Cynthia extended the torch of volunteering to her family, as they were recognized as Houston’s Lighting & Power Company’s Volunteer Family of the Month in April, 1994. Since then, she and her family frequently volunteer at Meals on Wheels during Thanksgiving.

She is a longtime supporter of United Negro College Fund (USCF) and has served as Team Captain for the USCF’s Annual Walk-a-Thon, numerous times. Cynthia and her husband, have been married for 33 years. She loves spending time with her husband David, their three children, four grandchildren, and friends and family. Cynthia currently serves as Treasurer for MIT, and an Exofficio member of the Board of Directors.

Kathy Scott-Gurnell, M.D.

Kathy is a native Houstonian and product of Houston Independent School District. She received her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science from The University of Texas in Austin (1983) and a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Biblical Studies (2007). In addition, she obtained a Master’s degree from Texas Southern University (1985) and her Medical degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (1990). Dr. Gurnell is board certified in both Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry. She has served her community as a mental health provider since 1994.


Dr. Gurnell is an avid reader and loves to write. She released her first self-help book, The Economics of Parenting, HIS Gift, Your giving and HIS Increase, in September, 2019. Dr. Gurnell is happily married for 33 years and the proud mother of three young adults. She continues to live out her passion, serving as mental health advocate. In addition, she is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and currently serving as Chairman of the Board, for MIT. 

Tim McDonnell, M.D.

Timothy McDonnell, M.D., Ph.D. is a physician scientist and Professor of Hematopathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and is licensed by the Texas Medical Board. His clinical activities are focused on the diagnosis of cancers of the blood including lymphomas and leukemias. Dr. McDonnell directs a federally funded research program focusing on mechanisms of cancer progression and therapeutic resistance. He has co-authored over 200 scientific publications and has been invited to present his research findings at numerous national and international conferences. He serves as an editorial board member for several scientific journals. Dr. McDonnell has been awarded several patents for novel cancer therapeutic interventions and continues to serve on federal research advisory panels including the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. He is among the faculty of the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and teaches undergraduate students majoring in the sciences, graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows.


Dr. McDonnell enjoys mentoring and furthering the career development of students, young physicians and researchers including those who participate in the National Research Mentoring Network. Dr. McDonnell is an ordained deacon of The Fort Bend Church and a founding Board Member of Mirror Images Texas. He enjoys gatherings with family and friends and spending time with his wife, Victoria, and daughter Sarah as well as traveling, reading, and scuba diving.

Clarence Woods, Jr.

Clarence originates from El Dorado, Arkansas. He is a graduate from Grambling State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. He served his community as a Boy’s Club Director on the Southside of El Dorado helping underprivileged boys to become champions. Woods has extensive experience as a Senior Pastor/Teacher with 25+ years of training in counseling, evangelism and discipleship, small group development, and program development. In addition, he was appointed as the Southeast Regional Director, of Bethany Bible Institute, in West Lost Angeles, California, under the leadership of the late Pastor Rocellia Johnson. He was instrumental in training and developing Pastors, and lay members throughout the United States, in the basic principles of evangelism, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.


After moving to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1990, Woods became bi-vocational, working for Sunoco Oil Company, as an Operations Support Specialist. With over 30 years of experience, in midstream and downstream oil and gas, Woods has attained various certifications in management, operations and maintenance. He has had the privilege of working for Lion Oil, Chevron, BHP, and currently Water Bridge Operating LLC. Woods resides in Sugar Land, Texas, alongside his wife Jacque of 44 years, they have 3 children and seven grandchildren. Clarence serves as Vice-President of MIT Board of Directors.