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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.


Joseph Jaworski,
Founder, American Leadership Forum
gave opening remarks at the
2014 Joseph Jaworski Leadership Award Dinner



Welcome Back

from the Wilderness, Class XXXIII

Thank you

 to Dr. Baxter Montgomery for sharing his research and thoughts on achieving optimal heart health at the August Second Friday breakfast.

Senior Fellows from the Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter

  • Bonnie Hellums
    Judge - 247th Family District Court
    Harris County/State of Texas
    Class XVIII
  • Beverly Denver
    Houston Woman Magazine
    Class XXXI
  • Diane Schenke
    Greater East End Management District
    Community Development Class 1
  • Carmen Orta
    American Communication Services, Inc.
    Class IX
  • Jeff Clarke
    Clarke & Company
    Class XV
  • Thao Costis
    President and CEO
    SEARCH Homeless Services
    Class XXVI
  • David Page
    Fairview Health Services
    Class XIV
  • Melissa Noriega
    City Council Member
    City of Houston
    Class XXV
  • Susan Sclafani
    Vice President, Program Management
    Pearson Education
    Class XVIII
  • Frank Rossi
    St. Michael Catholic Church
    Class XVI
  • Kathryn Stripling
    H.I.S.D. Superintendent
    Class XXI
  • Joi Beasley
    GOGO Business Communications
    Class XXXIII
  • Laura Jaramillo
    Senior Vice President, Southwest Region
    Wells Fargo
    Class XXVII
  • Sherea McKenzie
    DIrector of Youth Services
    Harris County Pct. 1, Office of Commissioner El Franco Lee
    Class X
  • Holly Birdsall
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Steve Burkett
    Executive Vice President
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Class XXIV
  • Paule Anne Lewis
    Executive Director
    San Jose Clinic
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Ronald Martin
    Chief Executive Officer
    UHY Advisors TX, LLC
    Class XXX
  • Bonna Kol
    Executive Director
    Asia Society Texas Center
    Class XXVIII
  • Darren Asher
    Deputy Asst. Director
    Houston Dept. Of Health & Human Services
    Medical Community Class 5
  • Joel Levine
    Children's Services Division Administrator
    Harris County Protective Services for Children & Adults
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Sherman Lewis
    Lewis Group
    Class XXX
  • John Watson
    Access Health Providers
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Mustafa Tameez
    Founder & Managing Director
    Outreach Strategists, LLC
    Class XXX
  • Randy Petersen
    Executive Vice President
    Cadence Bank
    Class XXXIII
  • Manson Johnson
    Shepherd - Teacher
    Holman Street Baptist Church
    Class XI
  • Margaret Shannon
    Retired-General Counsel
    BJ Services Company
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Nicole Hare-Everline
    Wellness Director
    City of Houston
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Les Cave
    CHRISTUS Foundation for Health Care
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Terrence Hill
    Division Manager Middle Market Banking - SVP
    JPMorgan Chase
    Class XXX
  • Jim Mills
    General Manager
    The Houstonian Hotel
    Class XXX
  • Michael Chou
    Quadrant Consultants, Inc.
    Class III
  • Martha Wong
    Texas House of Representatives
    Class X
  • Jolanda Jones
    Jolanda Jones Consulting
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Becky Korenek
    KV Resources
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Maria Ferris
    Associate Professor
    U of NC - School of Medicine
    Class XVI
  • John Donovan
    Judge, 113th Civil Court
    Harris County
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Bill Harris
    Alabama State University
    Class X
  • John Fields
    First Shiloh Baptist Church
    Community Development Class 1
  • Ida Eng
    Special Projects Coordinator to Independent Agent
    Class XVII
  • Arthur Tyler, D.M.
    City College of San Francisco
    Class XXIX
  • Jack Blanton
    JEM Management Co & Nicklos Drilling Company
    Class XIII
  • Steve Lasher
    Managing Director
    GulfStar Group, Inc.
    Class X
  • Elizabeth Ghrist
    Liz Ghrist & Associates, Inc.
    Class V
  • Deborah Castelo
    Branch Director
    Harris County Community Supervisor & Corrections Special Programs
    Criminal Justice 4

Impact Videos



Senior Fellows in the News

Education: Should parents take the lead over schools?

August 14, 2014 - The Houston Chronicle

Putting Houston firefighters' pay in proper perspective

August 8, 2014 - The Houston Chronicle

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