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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

Executive 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
President &
Chief Financial Officer
Maritime Holdings, LLC

Gregory L. Ebel

Chairman of the Board
Enbridge Inc.

Lacey Fluor Goossen

Executive Vice President
Texas Crude Energy, LLC

Ron Hulme

Chair Elect
Chief Executive Officer
Bluescape Energy Partners

Laura R. Jaramillo

Senior Vice President, Community Relations Manager
Wells Fargo

Mandy Kao

Community Volunteer

Nancy D. McGregor

Community Volunteer
Retired Attorney

Frost Murphy

Next Gen Representative

David Pruner

Partner
Heidrick & Struggles

Kim A. Ruth

Managing Director
Apex Partners, LLC

Celestine Vettical

Managing Partner
Celestial Holdings LP

Chris Weekley

Executive Vice President
David Weekley Homes

Randa Weiner

Community Volunteer

Thomas M. Wright

Partner- Private Client Services
RSM US LLP

William H. Caudill

Outside General Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright

Staff Members

Eileen Alexander

Community Philanthropy & Nonprofit Manager

Stephanie Blair

Director of Corporate Relations

Chelsea Cheung

Philanthropic Services Administrative Assistant

Natasha DeCell

Philanthropic Services Executive Assistant

Hunter Edmondson

Accounting Manager

Krystle Folse

Director of Donor Services

Kolby Gilbert

Donor Services Associate

Courtney Grymonprez

Senior Scholarships Associate

Allison Hale

Senior Philanthropic Services Associate

Nelson Hernandez

Assistant Controller

Lydia Hickey

Senior Foundation Services Manager

Diane Higginbotham

Senior Philanthropic Advisor

Rebecca Hove

Managing Director of Strategic Philanthropy

Annie Hurwitz

Family Philanthropy Manager

Alicia Jacobs

Meeting & Events Coordinator

Lauren Jones

Foundation Services Associate

Janelle Lopez

Donor Services Associate

Stephanie Lopez

Accountant

Stephen D. Maislin

President & CEO

Michelle Morrison

Donor Services Associate

Cindy Newman

Accountant

Ed Padar

Controller

Mike Pawson

Chief Financial Officer

Lissette Romano

Receptionist

Robert Sepeda

Program & Impact Manager

Megan Sparks

Donor Services Associate

Morgan Steen

Senior Executive Assistant

Allison Sullivan

Senior Marketing Associate

Jennifer Tai

Donor Services Assistant

Jennifer Touchet

Vice President of Personal & Family Philanthropy

Michael Trout

Senior Accountant

Deshuandra Walker

Scholarships Manager

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

Diana Zarzuelo

Senior Director of Community Philanthropy

Council Members

Dorothy M. Ables

Retired Chief
Administrative Officer
Spectra Energy Corp.

J. “Scotty” Arnoldy

Chairman, President & CEO
Triten Corporation

Frances Nelson Arnoult

Community Volunteer

Emily Attwell Crosswell

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

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

Executive Chairman
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

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

Terri Lacy

Partner
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

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

Barry H. Margolis

Margolis Interests

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

Will Penland

Community Volunteer

Mrs. William E. Penland, Jr.

Community Volunteer

Mary Tere Perusquia

Community Volunteer

Ricardo Perusquia

Managing Director
Global Financial Services, LLC

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.