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  • Janet Donath
    Retired -CEO
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Breaux Castleman
    President and CEO
    Syntiro Healthcare Services/Castleman Group
    Class IX
  • Roger Harris
    Development Specialist Manager
    Houston First
    Class XXXIX
  • Diana Pino
    President and CEO
    Capstone HigherEd Services
    Class XXXII
  • Martha Montalvo
    Executive Assistant Chief
    Houston Police Department
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Michele Malloy
    Immediate Past Chair, Board of Directors; Attorney
    University of St. Thomas; Stewart & Wiley, PLLC
    Class XXIX
  • Leonard Kincaid
    Executive Director
    Houston Center for Sobriety
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Ann McGinity
    Chief Nurse Executive
    The Methodist Hospital
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Charles Bacarisse
    Vice President for Advancement
    Houston Baptist University
    Class XVIII
  • Wea Lee
    Southern News Group
    Class XV
  • Umair Shah
    Executive Director
    Harris County Public Health
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Leah Barton
    VP and General Manager, Annuities
    Direct Energy
    Class XXXVII
  • Mike White
    Head of School
    Westbury Christian School
    Class XXXIV
  • Susan Stasney
    Community Volunteer
    Class XIII
  • Candance Broussard-White
    CPS Regional Director
    Harris County
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Robert Jackson
    Senior VP Public Affairs
    Houston First
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Carel Stith
    Carel Stith, Attorney At Law
    Class XXXII
  • Anna Mateja
    Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    Texas Children's Health Plan
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Marc Grossberg
    Of Counsel
    Thompson & Knight LLP
    Class VII
  • Martha Wong
    Texas House of Representatives
    Class X
  • Lisa Rowland
    Regional Sales Leader
    Paychex, Inc.
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Carole Riggs
    Attorney/Vice President
    Campbell & Riggs, P.C.
    Class XII
  • Gwendolyn Goffe
    Chief Investment Officer
    The Brown Foundation,Inc
    Class XIV
  • Francene Young
    Transition Minister
    The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
    Class XXX
  • Nancy Brainerd
    Class XIV
  • Russell Richard
    Director of Leadership & Engagement
    Center for Houston's Future
    Class XXXVI
  • Thelma Gray-Becknell
    Retired - Chief Nurse Executive
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Becky Korenek
    VP Contracting Strategies
    UTMB Health
    Medical Community Class 2
  • T.J. Martinez
    Founding President - Cristo Rey Jesuit College Preparatory School
    Class XXIX
  • Scott Strang
    Chief Operating Officer
    Medical Community Class 4
  • Sara Speer Selber
    The Project Management Team
    Class XVIII
  • Ana Hernandez
    State Representative - District 143
    Texas House of Representatives
    Class XXXVII
  • Stephan Fairfield
    Covenant Community Capital Corporation
    Community Development Class 1
  • Dean Quinn
    Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
    S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd.
    Class XXXIII
  • Kirk Hamilton
    Texas A&M University
    Class XII
  • Nancy Sullivan
    Class XX
  • Michelle Barnes
    Executive Director
    Community Artists' Collective
    Class XXII
  • Holly Montalbano
    Global Communications Director
    Performance Packaging, Dow Chemical
    Class XXVII
  • Leslie Wang
    Senior Advisor
    Honu Advisors, LLC
    Class XXXIX
  • Mustapha Kibirige
    Omnia Healthcare
    Class XXXIV
  • Michael Cordua
    Owner & Executive Chef
    Cordua Restaurants
    Class XXIII
  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith Construction Inspection, Inc.
    Class XVIII
  • John Parras
    Asst. Federal Public Defender/Southern District of Texas
    Class XXXV
  • James Dixon, II
    The Community of Faith Church King's Dome
    Class XVIII
  • Robert Simon
    Assistant Deputy Director Adult Justice Services
    The HARRIS CENTER for Mental Health and IDD
    Criminal Justice 3

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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