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Diversity of Thought: Building Together--2018 Annual Report

American Leadership Forum

It’s no coincidence that Houston’s growing recognition as one of America’s great multicultural cities for more than 30 years parallels the growth of the American Leadership Forum. Since 1980, ALF has worked very intentionally to bring together a multicultural mix of extremely diverse leaders from virtually every sector of Houston’s community not to debate, but to co-create new possibilities. Characterized by a strong belief in the human capacity for collective intelligence, the ALF program focuses on the principles of a different kind of leadership that empowers Fellows to envision effective solutions and take coordinated action to address the community’s pressing issues.

The fundamental principles of the American Leadership Forum (ALF) assert that when individuals suspend judgment and allow themselves to truly hear meaning and context from others without the interference of cultural and ideological filters – this potential is unlocked to serve the common good.

This commitment to community and cooperative spirit is nurtured through a yearlong program in which ALF Fellows engage in dialogue, learn to value their differences and unique perspectives, find common ground and build lasting relationships.


Senior Fellows from the Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Laurens Hall
    Retired- Rector
    St. John The Divine Episcopal Ch.
    Class XVI
  • Juan Padilla
    Doeren Mayhew
    Class XXV
  • George DeMontrond
    DeMontrond Automotive Group, Inc.
    Class XVIII
  • Can Dogan
    Assistant Professor of Economics
    Radford University
    Class XXXI
  • Martha Macris
    President and CEO
    Memorial Assistance Ministries
    Class XXXIX
  • Armando Alaniz
    Class XVIII
  • Roy Walter
    Rabbi Emeritus
    Congregation Emanu El
    Class II
  • Ivette Mayo
    Yo Soy I Am, LLC
    Community Development Class 2
  • Anne Tucker
    Curator Emerita
    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
    Class IX
  • Joseph Nixon
    Of Counsel
    Beirne, Maynard & Parson LLP
    Class XVIII
  • Barbara Crews
    Mayor of Galveston
    Class XVII
  • Richard Torres
    President and Executive Director
    CHRISTUS Foundation for Healthcare
    Class XVI
  • Jonathan Lack
    ROI Ventures, LLC
    Class XXIII
  • Maria Korn
    Director, Talent Management and Acquisition
    TPC Group
    Class XXXIV
  • Jay Steinfeld
    Class XXVIII
  • William Reed
    Technology for All
    Class XXVIII
  • Anne Koci
    Retired - Associate Professor
    Texas Woman's University College of Nursing
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Carolyn Garcia
    Senior District Judge
    State of Texas
    Class XII
  • Becky Korenek
    VP Contracting Strategies
    UTMB Health
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Joe Bill Watkins
    Vinson & Elkins
    Class I
  • Amanda Cloud
    President & CEO
    The Simmons Foundation
    Class XLI
  • Joyce Langenegger
    Executive Director for Academic Success
    Blinn College
    Class XX
  • Todd Litton
    Democratic Nominee/ Founder & CEO
    TX Congressional District 2/ C Change Consulting LLC
    Class XLIII
  • Ursula Hall
    Judge, 165th Civil District Court
    Harris County
    Class XLI
  • Katy Caldwell
    Legacy Community Health
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Roland Garcia
    Greenberg Traurig LLP
    Class XIII
  • Rebecca Lunstroth
    Associate Director/Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
    McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics UTHSC
    Medical Community Class 5
  • Emily Crosswell
    Community Volunteer
    Class V
  • Crawford McGill
    Private Wealth Advisor/Managing Director
    Ameriprise Financial
    Class XLII
  • Roger Harris
    Development Specialist Manager
    Houston First
    Class XXXIX
  • Carlos Escobar
    Executive Director /CEO
    VA Caribbean Health System, Dept. Of Veterans Affairs
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Mary Margaret Hansen
    Artist/Writer/Public Art Consultant
    Class XVII
  • Joan Ehrlich
    US EEOC-San Francisco District
    Class VII
  • Ranvir Mohindra
    President, CEO
    HMVS Management Team
    Class XVIII
  • Christopher Bilton
    Supply Chain Advisor-Supplier Diversity
    Community Development Class 2
  • Sandra Rodriguez
    Human Service Program Manager
    Houston Health Department
    Class XLVIII
  • Aijaz Khowaja
    Palms Recovery Corp.
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Minerva Perez
    President & CEO
    Minerva Perez Media, LLC
    Class XXXI
  • Sheri Williams
    Superintendent and Regional Vice President
    Lighthouse Academies
    Education Class 3
  • Tammie Kahn
    Executive Director
    The Children's Museum of Houston
    Class XXI
  • Tim Schauer
    Senior Vice President
    Cornerstone Government Affairs
    Class XLI
  • Nicole Lievsay
    Senior Director
    The Harris Center
    Class XXXVI
  • Kelley Lang
    Retired - VP-HR Unconventional
    Class XXXIV
  • Saul Valentin
    Founding Principal
    Class XLIX
  • Debra Danburg
    Former Attorney and State Representative
    Class XIV
  • Winell Herron
    Group VP, Public Affairs, Diversity & Environmental Affairs
    Class XXIV
  • Ronald Lewis
    Marshall & Lewis LLP
    Class XXV

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