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The Impact of ALF

showcasing the story of ALF’s personal and community impact in the words of several Houston Senior Fellows

ALF's Value

ALF invites leaders to a yearlong Fellows Program in which they can engage in dialogue, differ, and build relationships.

ALF strengthens Fellows’ capacity to address public issues collaboratively.

ALF builds a strong leadership network to work for positive change in our community.



Welcome Back

from the Wilderness, Criminal Justice Class 5

Thank you

 to Elaine Barber (Education Class 1), Vice President, Public Policy Greater Houston Partnership, Nory Angel (Class XXX), CEO, SER Jobs for Progress and Brenda Hellyer (Class XXX), Chancellor, San Jacinto College District, for sharing insight on filling the future workforce pipeline at the September Second Friday breakfast.

Senior Fellows from the Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter

  • Gerald Merfish
    Merfish Pipe & Supply/Pipe Exchange
    Class XIX
  • Sally Vernon
    Director, Div. of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
    UT - Houston School of Public Health
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Ian Aitken
    Retired - President & CEO
    The Menninger Clinic
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Dean Muths
    Director of Visual and Performing Arts
    Clear Creek ISD
    Education Class 2
  • Zelma Branch
    Retired -Public Relations Professional
    Class XI
  • Stan Marek
    Marek Family of Companies
    Class XXVIII
  • Kathryn McNiel
    K Chace Consulting
    Class XXXII
  • Rebecca Kirkland
    Retired - Prof. Pediatrics, Sr. Associate Dean for Med. Ed.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Class VI
  • Kevin Collins
    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    Community Development Class 1
  • Jacqueline Martin
    JS Martin Associates LP
    Class XVI
  • Judy Wallis
    Educational Consultant and University Lecturer
    University of Houston College of Education
    Education Class 4
  • Paul Morales
    Deputy Director, Management Operations
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Correctional Institutions Division
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Alan Bergeron
    Denny's & Shipley Donuts
    Class XXI
  • C. C. Lee
    STOA Architects
    Class XXI
  • Laura Murillo
    President & CEO
    Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    Class XXVIII
  • Sherry Vetter
    Director of Network Management and Program Expansion
    Texas Children's Hospital
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Melaney Linton
    President and CEO
    Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
    Class XXXI
  • Lydia Johnson
    Clinical Director, Legal Clinic
    Texas Southern University
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Ann Kaufman
    Community Volunteer
    Class VIII
  • Ida Eng
    Special Projects Coordinator to Independent Agent
    Class XVII
  • David Gerger
    Gerger & Clarke
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Ed Wulfe
    Chairman & CEO
    Wulfe & Co.
    Class XI
  • George Martinez
    Chief Executive Officer
    Allegiance Bank Texas
    Class XVII
  • Ellen DeSanctis
    Vice President Investor Relations and Communications
    Class XXIV
  • Leila Feldman
    General Counsel
    Humble Independent School District
    Class XXXIII
  • Jesse Jones
    Houston Endowment, Inc.
    Class XXIX
  • Vince Ryan
    Harris County Attorney
    Harris County, Texas
    Class IX
  • Joseph Nixon
    Of Counsel
    Beirne, Maynard & Parson LLP
    Class XVIII
  • George DeMontrond
    DeMontrond Automotive Group, Inc.
    Class XVIII
  • Theopolis Holeman
    Spectra Energy Corp.
    Class XIV
  • David Wolff
    Chairman & President
    Wolff Companies
    Class II
  • Tony Diaz
    Director of Intercultural Initiatives
    Lone Star College-North Harris
    Class XXV
  • David Brown
    Founder & Director
    Invest In Houston
    Class XXXIII
  • John Donovan
    Judge, 113th Civil Court
    Harris County
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Anton Sinkewich
    Executive Director
    East Downtown Management District
    Community Development Class 1
  • Jodie Jiles
    Director of Business Development
    Class IX
  • Carrin Patman
    Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
    Class XXIX
  • Rebecca Udden
    Artistic Director
    Main Street Theater
    Class XVII
  • Mary Grace Landrum
    Landrum & Associates
    Education Class 2
  • Brian Greene
    Houston Food Bank
    Class XXXIII
  • Douglas Sung

    Class XXII
  • Betsy Schwartz
    VP of Public Education & Special Initiatives
    Nat'l Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare
    Class XIII
  • Ayse McCracken
    Memorial Hermann Medical Group
    Class XXIII
  • Steve Schnee
    Executive Director
    Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Shawn Stephens
    Baker & Hostetler LLP
    Class XXIII

Impact Videos



Senior Fellows in the News

Houston artist Rick Lowe wins MacArthur Fellowship

September 16, 2014 - The Houston Chronicle

Visiting UHLC Prof Wins UT Alumna Award

September 15, 2014 - University of Houston Law Center

Dr. Klineberg: Houston’s Present is America’s Future

September 13, 2014 - The Houston Chronicle

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