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Meet The Team


The Greater Houston Community Foundation team consists of our highly experienced and skilled professionals and a board and council that consists of knowledgeable and experienced philanthropists. Together we work to provide superior service to our donors to expand their philanthropic impact.

Governing Board

J. Murry Bowden

Chairman & CEO The Hanover Company

William J. Bryan

Orthopedic Surgeon Houston Methodist Hospital

Martha Z. Carnes

Immediate Past Chair  Retired Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Anthony R. Chase

Chairman & CEO ChaseSource, LP

Michael R. Dumas

Chair VP & Chief Financial Officer Intermarine LLC

Lacey Fluor Goossen

Executive Vice President Texas Crude Energy, LLC

Paul C. Gregory

CEO Gregory & Cook, Inc.

Ron Hulme

Chief Executive Officer Parallel Resource Partners, LLC

Laura R. Jaramillo

Senior Vice President Wells Fargo

Terri Lacy

Partner Andrews Kurth LLP

Jennifer Laporte

NextGen Representative

Barry H. Margolis

Managing Partner - Houston RSM

Nancy D. McGregor

Community Volunteer Retired Attorney

David Pruner

Partner Heidrick & Struggles

Kim A. Ruth

Managing Director Apex Partners, LLC

Celestine Vettical

Managing Partner Celestial Holdings LP Chairman Cashaa Holding

Chris Weekley

VP of Central Living & Innovation David Weekley Homes

Randa Weiner

Community Volunteer

Staff Members

Eileen Alexander

DonorHouston & Nonprofit Liaison

Stephanie Blair

Senior Philanthropic Services Manager

Natasha DeCell

Philanthropic Services Executive Assistant

Hunter Edmondson

Accounting Manager

Krystle Folse

Director of Donor Services

Kolby Gilbert

Donor Services Associate

Lainie Gordon

Corporate Relations Consultant

Courtney Grymonprez

Scholarships Associate

Allison Hale

Administrative & Program Associate

Nelson Hernandez

Assistant Controller

Lydia Hickey

Foundation Services Manager

Diane Higginbotham

Scholarships Manager

Rebecca Hove

Senior Director of Strategic Philanthropy

DaMon Jackson

Accounting Associate

Alicia Jacobs

Meeting & Events Coordinator

Lauren Jones

Foundation Services Associate

Stephanie Lopez

Accounting Associate

Stephen D. Maislin

President & CEO

Michelle Morrison

Donor Services Associate

Cindy Newman

Foundation Services Accounting Manager

Ed Padar

Controller

Mike Pawson

Chief Financial Officer

Lissette Romano

Receptionist

Robert Sepeda

Data & Impact Manager

Megan Sparks

Donor Services Associate

Morgan Steen

Senior Executive Assistant

Allison Sullivan

Senior Marketing Associate

Jennifer Touchet

Senior Director of Family Philanthropy

Michael Trout

Senior Accountant

Jenna Whyte

Donor Services Associate

Renée Wizig-Barrios

Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer

Rachel Young

Marketing & Brand Manager

Susan Zarich

Director of Advisor Relations

Council Members

Dorothy M. Ables

Retired Chief Administrative Officer Spectra Energy Corp.

John Arnold

President Centaurus Capital, LP

J. “Scotty” Arnoldy

Chairman, President & CEO Triten Corporation

Frances Nelson Arnoult

Community Volunteer

Emily Attwell Crosswell

Community Volunteer

Richard H. Bachmann

President & Chief Executive Officer Enterprise Products Company

Ellen Bachmann

Community Volunteer

James V. Baird

Managing Director & General Counsel Quantum Energy Partners

Bruce R. Bilger

Senior Advisor Lazard Freres & Co., L.L.C.

Bruce Ross Bilger, Jr.

President Longmont Capital

Leslie D. Blanton

Community Volunteer

Jack S. Blanton, Jr.

Vice President The Scurlock Foundation

J. Downey Bridgwater

President - Houston Market Comerica Bank

Sandy Bryan

Co-Owner Just Her Sports

Emily Burguières Dalicandro

Community Volunteer

Gale E. Burkett

Chairman & CEO GB Tech

Ric Campo

Chief Executive Officer Camden

Chip Carlisle

Retired President - Southwest Region Wells Fargo

Martha Carnes

Retired Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

John T. Cater

Retired Chairman BBVA Compass Bank, Houston

Ann Cazalot

Community Volunteer

Don Childress

Managing Director Stifel Financial Corporation

Joseph A. Cleary, Jr.

President Harvey Cleary Builders

Ernie D. Cockrell II

Managing Director Pinto Realty Partners

Gus Comiskey, Jr.

President Comiskey Kaufman Consulting

Michael Cordúa

Founder & CEO Cordúa Restaurants

E. Ted Davis

General Partner Davis/Chambers & Company, Ltd.

Peter C. DeLongchamps

Vice President Group 1 Automotive, Inc.

Stephanie Donaho

Partner Locke Lord LLP

Krista J. Dumas

Community Volunteer

Michael R. Dumas (Chair)

Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Intermarine LLC

Robert D. Duncan

Chairman Transwestern

Mary Lane Eads

Community Volunteer

John Eads

President Sierra Resources, LLC

Peggy Edwards

Community Volunteer

Gary W. Edwards

Retired Senior Executive Vice President Conoco, Inc.

Kristi N. Elsom

Attorney Fizer Beck Webster Bentley & Scroggins

C. Richard Everett

Principal Everett Interests

Jose-Pablo Fernandez

President & CEO Superate y Triunfa

Rob Galtney

Attorney The Galtney Law Firm

Dan Gilbane

Senior Vice President - Regional Manager Gilbane Building Company

Martyn E. Goossen

President JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Jill Gracely

Behavioral Health Specialist Baylor College of Medicine

Maureen Graf

Community Volunteer

Bob Graham

Community Volunteer

Saundria Gray

Senior Counsel Shell Oil Company

Melanie Gray

Partner Winston & Strawn LLP

Jennifer C. Gregory

Community Volunteer

Maureen Hackett

Community Volunteer

Kelly Hackett

Managing Director - Family Office Services Tectonic Advisors, LLC

Joseph A. Hafner, Jr.

Retired Chief Executive Officer Riviana Foods Inc.

Bernard A. Harris, Jr., M.D.

CEO & Managing Partner Vesalius Ventures

Bob Harvey

President & CEO Greater Houston Partnership

Philip J. Hawk

Executive Chairman Team Industrial Services

Charles H. Herder

Co-Chairman Colliers International

Harold G. Hidalgo, Sr.

Retired Director LaPorte, CPA’s

Jeff Hildebrand

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Hilcorp Energy Company

Lee W. Hogan

Co-Chairman Anglican Health Network

B.B. Hollingsworth, Jr.

Chairman BBH Capital

Rick Jaramillo

Regional Executive Bank of America

Jill F. Jewett

President Jewett Consulting

Stephen M. Kaufman

Chairman Comiskey Kaufman Consulting, LLC

Jack Kendall

President Emeritus Westside Lexus/Northside Lexus

Carla Knobloch

Partner Owners Advisory LLC

Yolanda C. Knull

Partner Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP

K. Terry Koonce

Retired President ExxonMobil Production Company

Leo Linbeck III

President & CEO Aquinas Companies, LLC

Janiece Longoria

Chairman Port of Houston Authority

Katherine Lorenz

President Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation

F. Allen Lyons

Vice President of Investments Houston Trust Company

Stan Marek

Chief Executive Officer The Marek Family of Companies

Rodney H. Margolis

Principal Margolis Interests

Leslie Margolis

Parenting Coordinator Parenting Partnerships

George Martinez

Chief Executive Officer Allegiance Bank Texas

Anne C. Mendelsohn

Community Volunteer

Steven L. Miller

Chairman & President SLM Discovery Ventures, Inc.

William C. Montgomery

Managing Director Quantum Energy Partners

Paul B. Murphy, Jr.

President & CEO Cadence Bancorp LLC

Sandra Oden

Community Volunteer

Keith Oden

President Camden Property Trust

W. Jeffrey Paine

Vice President Goldman Sachs & Co.

Carrin Patman

Chair Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Sue E. Payne

Retired Manager Global Geoscience ExxonMobil Corporation

Leon Payne

President BND Interests, LLC

Julie Payne

Community Volunteer

Will Penland

Community Volunteer

Mrs. William E. Penland, Jr.

Community Volunteer

Ricardo Perusquia

Managing Director Global Financial Services, LLC

Mary Tere Perusquia

Community Volunteer

Hector A. Pineda

Associate General Counsel Shell Oil Company

Gloria M. Portela

Senior Counsel Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Alexandra Pruner

Chief Financial Officer Tudor Pickering Holt & Co.

Will Robertson

President Quintana Infrastructure & Development LLC

Beth Robertson

President Cockspur, Inc.

Ali Saberioon

President/Chief Executive Officer Sabco Oil & Gas Corporation

Peter Shaper

Partner Genesis Park

Mary Eliza Shaper

Community Volunteer

C. Park Shaper

Chief Executive Officer SEIS Holdings

Tom Simmons

Global Energy Practice Leader Spencer Stuart

Gavin H. Smith

President GHS Investments

Mary Martha Staff

Community Volunteer

Joel Staff

Chief Executive Officer Scipio Interests, LLC

Deborah Stavis

Chief Executive Officer Stavis & Cohen Financial

Caren Sweetland

Attorney/Community Volunteer

Schuyler Tilney

Executive Vice President Select Energy Services

Leticia F. Trauber

Community Volunteer

Lori Vetters

President & CEO Houston Technology Center

Lane Ward

Vice Chairman Amegy Bank of Texas

Carol Warley

Partner RSM US LLP

Mark L. D. Wawro

Partner Susman Godfrey L.L.P

Rob Wilson III

President The John M. O’Quinn Foundation Wilson Investments, Inc.

Don M. Woo

President/CEO Mission Constructors, Inc.