Our Board of Directors and Senior Staff Leadership

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
Board Chair: Ellen Ginty
Vice Chair: Steve Gilliland
Treasurer: Gretchen Penny
Secretary: Elizabeth Husseini
Immediate Past Chair: Kevin K. Rech
Alex Borlenghi
David Doherty
Alicia Freysinger
John Gillespie
Chuck Gremillion
David Harvey, Jr.
Tommy Hernandez, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Debbie Kemple
Paul Layne
Patrick Leung, Ph.D.
Cheryl Malden
Stan Marek, Jr.
Kathryn Marietta
William “Bill” Neeson, III
Gregory Phillips
Gene Reed
John Rossettie
Mark Serice
Jim Stevenson
Suzanne H. Sullivan
Bichlan N. Thai
Greg Turner
Karen B. White

Advisory Directors – Houston Region

Most Rev. George A. Sheltz, Auxiliary Bishop
John (Jack) Allender
Karina Amelang
Francois Bardi
James E. Bashaw
George H. Brueggeman, Jr.
Bob Charlet
Cynthia Cisneros
Mary A. Cronin
Joseph J. Earthman
Nancy Z. Evetts
Michael Fitzgerald
Lisa Ganucheau
Janice Jamail Garvis
Sean Gorman
Colin F. Hageney
Lindsey Harris, M.D.
Lution Hill
John Kafka
Albert Kasumaj
Andrius Kontrimas
Dennis M. Malloy
Sr. Carol Mayes
Allyson Martin
Michael W. Mengis
Jacob Monty
Jacqueline Moy
Roxann Neumann
Jerry Nevlud
Ginger Niemann
Geraldo Olivo
Marisa Reuter
Mimi Ribeiro
Laura M. Robertson
Paul Schneidau
Alice B. Smith
John Steffes
Stephanie Sullivan
Teresa Valderrama
Jamie L. Vazquez
Michael Villegas, CPA

Advisory Directors – Fort Bend Region

Jan Bethancourt
Shanda Conroy
Rich Chandler
John Gillespie
Schottsie Hill
Eleanor Loosbrock
Tom Madonna
Mayor Evalyn Moore, City of Richmond
Fr. Matthew Suniga

Gladys Brumfield James, Fort Bend County Director

Advisory Directors – Southern Region

Deacon Sam Dell’Olio
Adriana Cervantes
Joe Compian
Father Jude Ezuma
Patricia Garmon
Denise Gonzales
Elizabeth J. Protas, P.T., Ph.D., FACSM, FAPTA
Sister Pauline Troncale CCVI

Elizabeth Kinard, Regional Director Galveston-Southern Region

Vice Presidents/Officers

Brenda Bocanegra, VP, Human Resources & Employee Engagement
Bart Ferrell, Chief Financial Officer
Brian Gillen, VP, Development & Stewardship
Ernesto Lopez, VP, Counseling and Special Populations
Natalie Wood, Senior VP, Programs
Nyla K. Woods, Chief Operating Officer
Shannon Strother, VP, Case Management and Poverty Alleviation
Michael Youtt, Interim VP, Immigration Legal Services

CEO/President

Cynthia Nunes Colbert, MSW