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American Leadership Forum

For three and a half decades ALF has worked very intentionally to bring together a mix of diverse leaders from virtually every sector of the Houston 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 to empower 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.

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.

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
  • Rosie Zamora
    Retired
    Houston Wilderness
    Class VII
  • Caroline Sabin
    Executive Director
    The Powell Foundation
    Class XXVII
  • Sylvia Brooks
    Retired
    Houston Area Urban League Inc.
    Class X
  • Vernus Swisher
    Chief Executive Officer
    Career & Recovery Resources, Inc.
    Class XV
  • Debra Schmidt
    Major
    Harris County Sheriff's Office
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Diana Pino
    President and CEO
    Capstone HigherEd Services
    Class XXXII
  • Robert Mosbacher
    Chairman of the Board
    Mosbacher Energy Company
    Class II
  • Jane Peranteau

    Medical Community Class 3
  • Ronald Lewis
    Partner
    Marshall & Lewis LLP
    Class XXV
  • Julia Guajardo Barrow
    VP Operations
    Camelot Education
    Education Class 3
  • Herminia Palacio
    Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
    City of New York
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Gregory Baines
    Deceased
    Founder - Just Do It Now
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Holly Birdsall
    Otolaryngologist
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Sharla Marshall

    Class VIII
  • Sandra Aultman
    Managing Director - Energy Group
    PNC Financial Services Group
    Class XXXVII
  • Willie Alexander
    President
    W.J. Alexander & Associates, P.C.
    Class XIX
  • Floyd LeBlanc
    VP, Corporate Communications & Community Relations
    CenterPoint Energy
    Class XXVI
  • Cynthia Garza Roberts
    Public Affairs Director
    H-E-B
    Class XLII
  • Nasruddin Rupani
    Chairman
    Rupani Foundation
    Class XLII
  • Peter Boudreaux
    Partner
    Curry Boudreaux Architects
    Class XXXIII
  • Robert Wimpelberg
    Professor / Executive Director
    University of Houston / All Kids Alliance
    Class XXIII
  • Larry Veselka
    Founding Partner
    Smyser Kaplan & Veselka, LLP
    Class VIII
  • Ryane Jackson
    Community Development Manager
    Houston Methodist
    Community Development Class 2
  • Sally Vernon
    Chair, Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
    UT - Houston School of Public Health
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Michele Hedges
    Senior Counsel
    Omega Protein, Inc.
    Class XXXIII
  • Leonard Zwelling
    Retired - VP Medical Support Services
    Legacy Community Health Services
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Paul Nugent
    Trial Attorney, Criminal Defense of Individuals and Companies
    Nugent & Peterson
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Debbie McNulty
    Director-Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
    City of Houston
    Class XXIII
  • Marylyn Harris
    Executive Director
    Women Veterans Business Center
    Class XXXVI
  • Pedro Alvarez
    Department Chair and George R. Brown Professor of Engineering
    Rice University
    Class XXVI
  • Belinda Hill
    First Assistant-Office of District Attorney
    Harris County
    Class XX
  • Suzanne Sutherland
    Administrator/Consultant
    Education Class 1
  • Vanessa Sampson
    Executive Director
    Fourth Ward Redevelopment Authority
    Class XXXIX
  • Edgardo Colon
    Attorney At Law
    Edgardo E. Colon, P.C.
    Class XXIII
  • Dorothy Gibbons
    CEO and Co-Founder
    The Rose
    Class XXIX
  • Jay Jenkins
    Project Attorney
    Harris County
    Class XXXIX
  • Ericka Brown
    CEO
    Ben Taub Hospital/Harris Health System
    Class XLI
  • Terese Buess
    Assistant District Attorney
    Harris County District Attorney's Office
    Criminal Justice 3
  • David Roschke
    Retired
    Clergy, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Class XIII
  • Tony Diaz
    Director of Intercultural Initiatives
    Lone Star College-North Harris
    Class XXV
  • Lupe Fraga
    Owner & CEO
    Tejas Office Products, Inc.
    Class VIII
  • Mary Margaret Hansen
    Artist/Writer/Public Art Consultant
    Class XVII
  • Georgia McCoy
    Retired Civil Engineer
    Class IX
  • Thelma Gray-Becknell
    Retired - Chief Nurse Executive
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Colleen Morimoto
    Executive Director
    Rice University - Office of the Provost
    Class XIII
  • Lisa Caruthers
    Director
    Cooperative for After-School Enrichment (CASE)
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Nancy Hennessy
    Captain
    Harris County Precint 1
    Criminal Justice 4

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