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  • Christopher Lloyd
    MHMD Memorial Hermann Physician Network
    Class XXXIV
  • Vanessa Ramirez
    Chief Operating Officer
    SER Jobs for Progress
    Class XLIII
  • Michael Chou
    Quadrant Consultants, Inc.
    Class III
  • Rene Solis
    Senior Vice President
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Jon Iszard
    Senior Healthcare Advisor
    Gelb Consulting, An Endeavor Management Company
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Debbie McNulty
    Director-Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
    City of Houston
    Class XXIII
  • David Wolff
    Chairman & President
    Wolff Companies
    Class II
  • Sharron Cox
    St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Waco
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Christine Markham
    Associate Professor & Associate Director
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health - Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Karen Farber
    Executive Director
    UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
    Community Development Class 2
  • Marie Goradia
    Board Member, Pratham USA and Director
    Goradia Family Office
    Class XXXVI
  • Paul Morales
    Retired - Director - Admin. Review and Risk Mgmt.
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Armando Perez
    Senior VP, Houston Region
    Class XXVII
  • James Colbert
    Harris County Dept. of Education
    Class XXXVII
  • Jerrell Purvis
    Retired - Principal/NFISD
    Advisor/Houston Can Academy
    Education Class 1
  • Christopher Knapp
    Collaboration Capital LLC
    Class XXVI
  • Azam Kundi
    Internal Medicine
    Kelsey Seybold Clinic
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Carol Oeller
    Harris County Pretrial Services
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Tony Diaz
    Director of Intercultural Initiatives
    Lone Star College-North Harris
    Class XXV
  • Scott Strang
    Chief Operating Officer
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Kimberly Paulus
    Decorating Den Interiors
    Class XXXVIII
  • Ian Rosenberg
    Principal/INFILL Planning & Development LLC
    13 Celsius, Mongoose vs. Cobra, Weights + Measures
    Community Development Class 1
  • Marc Melcher
    Vice President
    Merrill Lynch
    Class XXXI
  • Richard Padilla
    Retired-Vice President for Student Affairs
    University of Texas at El Paso
    Class XI
  • Roger Harris
    Development Specialist Manager
    Houston First
    Class XXXIX
  • Lester King
    Built Environment Manager
    Harris County Public Health
    Class XXXV
  • Ron Franklin
    McGuireWoods LLP
    Class IX
  • Peter Brink
    Nat. Trust for Historic Preservation
    Class V
  • Cynthia Siegel
    Former Mayor/City of Bellaire
    Class XXVIII
  • Cathy Easter
    President & CEO
    Houston Methodist Global
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Janelle Daniel
    Director, Global Human Resources
    Class XLI
  • Breaux Castleman
    President and CEO
    Syntiro Healthcare Services/Castleman Group
    Class IX
  • Victoria Bryant
    Ambassadors Caregivers
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • J. Bridgwater
    President, Houston Market
    Comerica Bank
    Class XIX
  • Carra Moroni

    Community Development Class 2
  • Emily Untermeyer
    Chief of Operations InterAmerica Pacific region
    Peace Corps
    Class XXVII
  • Pedro Alvarez
    Department Chair and George R. Brown Professor of Engineering
    Rice University
    Class XXVI
  • Christina Cabral
    Area Retail Sales Manager
    Class XXXVII
  • John Meredith
    Chief Operating Officer
    Chamberlain Hrdlicka
    Class XXIII
  • Anton Sinkewich
    Executive Director
    East Downtown Management District
    Community Development Class 1
  • Michael Williams
    Senior Pastor/Founder
    The Genesis Church
    Class XVII
  • Cheryl Chanaud
    System Executive Director, Clinical Innovation & Research Institute
    Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Suzanne Sutherland
    Education Class 1
  • Elizabeth Ghrist
    Liz Ghrist & Associates, Inc.
    Class V
  • Shaukat Zakaria
    HealthQuest Therapeutics, LLC
    Class XXXIX
  • Oliver Burbridge
    Harris County Juvenile Probation Dept.- Educational Services Div.
    Class XXXIX

ALF Senior Fellows

ALF Fellows and Senior Fellows number more than 3,500 nationwide. In Houston, they have created a network that brings together a broad cross-section of leaders committed to building a stronger community.  To date, we have now graduated thirty-six Core classes and sixteen single sector Fellows classes (with approximately twenty-five diverse leaders each) – five in health care, four in public education, five in criminal justice and two in community development.  Fellows are selected by a committee composed of former participants in the program who are charged with recruiting a class that truly reflects the diversity of Greater Houston and who show outstanding leadership and potential, as evidenced by:

  • their achievement of positions of significant responsibility and leadership, both at work and in the community,
  • integrity,
  • professional stature, showing excellence in or contributions made to their professional or occupational field, and
  • willingness to challenge their own assumptions and increase their understanding and awareness of others.

These Fellows are drawn from the arts, nonprofits, corporations, government and politics, media, education, the professions, philanthropy and religion, and are diverse along many dimensions.  ALF Fellows apply their leadership acumen and honed skills in major corporations and small businesses, in elected and appointed positions at the local, state and national level, and in religious, cultural, and other nonprofit organizations.



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