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  • Caroline Vetterling
    Senior Partner
    Blazek & Vetterling
    Class XVIII
  • Helen Havens
    St. Stephen Episcopal Church
    Class V
  • Susanne Theis
    Programming Director
    Discovery Green
    Class XXXII
  • Ellen Cohen
    Houston District C City Council Member
    Houston City Council
    Class VII
  • Shehzaad Ali
    Director of School Director Leadership
    Class XXXIX
  • Russell Richard
    Director of Leadership & Engagement
    Center for Houston's Future
    Class XXXVI
  • M. Kaye DeWalt
    Assistant Superintendent and General Counsel, Designee
    Aldine ISD
    Education Class 1
  • Paul Morales
    Director - Admin. Review and Risk Mgmt.
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Caroline Baker
    151st Civil District Court
    Class XXIII
  • Thomas Meloncon
    Truth Productions, Inc.
    Class VII
  • Naomi Macias
    Bureau Chief of Public Health
    City of Houston Health Department
    Class XXXIX
  • Giselle Easton
    Federal Programs Director
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Stephen Richter
    Executive Vice President & CFO
    Weingarten Realty Investors
    Class XXI
  • Patrice McKinney
    Lanier Law Firm
    Class XXXVI
  • Myra Davis
    Sr. Vice President/Chief Information Officer
    Texas Children's Hospital
    Class XLII
  • Kimberly Paulus
    Decorating Den Interiors
    Class XXXVIII
  • Michelle Paul
    Executive Director
    Capital Idea Houston
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Wea Lee
    Southern News Group
    Class XV
  • Ange Finn
    AAMET Certified EFT Practitioner (Stress Relief and Wellness)
    Tap Into Yourself, LLC
    Class XXIX
  • Sally Vernon
    Chair, Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences
    UT - Houston School of Public Health
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Eartha Jean Johnson
    Chairman of the Board
    Risk Mitigation Worldwide
    Class XXXVI
  • Gaynelle Jones
    Senior Consel-Hewlett Packard
    Class XIII
  • Karen Love
    Director/Owner- Practice Growth
    PKF Texas
    Class XXXV
  • Eric Marin
    Alliance for Organizational Excellence, LLC (dba Alliance)
    Class XXXII
  • Carmen Orta
    American Communication Services, Inc.
    Class IX
  • Patricia Kerrigan
    190th District Court, Harris County Texas
    Class XXVIII
  • Joni Vollman
    Bureau Chief
    Texas Attorney General's Office
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Peter Boudreaux
    Curry Boudreaux Architects
    Class XXXIII
  • Mustapha Kibirige
    Omnia Healthcare
    Class XXXIV
  • Norma Benzon
    Class XIX
  • Janis Bane
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Cheryl Murray
    Division Manager-Office of Planning
    Houston Police Department
    Class XXVIII
  • Michael Fields
    Harris County Criminal Court #14
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Vanessa Gilmore
    United States District Judge
    U.S. Dist. Court -Southern Dist. of TX
    Class XI
  • Sheila Jackson Lee
    U.S. Congresswoman
    United States House of Representatives
    Class IV
  • Alan Ratliff
    The StoneTurn Group
    Class XXIV
  • Steve Rosencranz
    Retired Founder
    The Woods Project, Inc.
    Class XXXII
  • Sergio Castillo

    Class XXXVI
  • Joe Russo
    The Russo Group/USA
    Class I
  • Pattie Dale Tye
    President, Large Group, Segment VP
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Christopher Greeley
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Texas Children's Hospital
    Class XLIII
  • Leslie Blanton
    Community Volunteer
    Class XV
  • Mark Kent Ellis
    Judge, 351st District Court
    Harris County
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Andy Weiner
    President and Founder
    RockStep Capital
    Class X
  • Ann Stern
    President and CEO
    Houston Endowment Inc.
    Class XVIII
  • Linda Geffin
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Emilee Whitehurst
    Senior Vice President External Services
    Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast
    Class XXIX
  • Bruce Leslie
    The Alamo Colleges
    Class XXII

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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