My Sister's House Executive Director Emily Lemus, at right, stands with the new Children's Advocate Kristal Howell, of Red Oak.
Emily Lemus has been volunteering with My Sister's House since she was 15 years old. On February 9, she became an employee of the organization, as she began in a new role of overseeing the organization as the executive director.
Lemus, who is originally from the Sandy Cross area, came to the organization as a teenager to work on service projects for her school. Lemus said she chose My Sister's House because her grandmother, Joyce Ann Pope, was a victim of domestic violence.