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  • Leila Sarmecanic
    General Counsel
    Clear Creek ISD
    Class XXXIII
  • Mustapha Kibirige
    Chairman
    Omnia Healthcare
    Class XXXIV
  • Thelma Gray-Becknell
    Retired - Chief Nurse Executive
    Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
    Medical Community Class 1
  • Marvin Marcell
    Retired --Director - Public Affairs
    Group 1 Automotive
    Class XII
  • Matthew Barnes
    Owner
    Barnes|Strategies
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Margo Scholin
    Retired - Partner
    Baker Botts L.L.P.
    Class XXIV
  • Sherea McKenzie
    Executive Director
    Harris County
    Class X
  • Grace Butler
    Founder/CEO
    Hope Through Grace, Inc.
    Class XII
  • Giselle Easton
    Sanchez Charter Principal
    AAMA
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Lida Woodul
    Retired - Board Member
    Cy-Fair ISD
    Education Class 3
  • Robert Simon
    Assistant Deputy Director Adult Justice Services
    The HARRIS CENTER for Mental Health and IDD
    Criminal Justice 3
  • Mary Koch
    Retired
    Workforce Solutions-Gulf Coast Workforce Board/H-GAC; TIRR Lifebridge
    Medical Community Class 3
  • Ellen Cohen
    Houston District C City Council Member
    Houston City Council
    Class VII
  • Renee Reimer
    Vice President and General Counsel
    Buckner International
    Class XXXIII
  • William Dudley
    Director Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    University of Houston-Downtown
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • Randy Petersen
    Executive Vice President
    Cadence Bank
    Class XXXIII
  • Sasha McLean
    Executive Director
    Archway Academy
    Class XLIII
  • Evelyn Velasquez
    Professor, Business Center of Excellence
    Houston Community College
    Class XXXIII
  • Spyros Catechis
    Founder and CEO
    Southwest Schools, Young Learners School, The Bridge School, and Houston Educational Consultants
    Class XXVI
  • Lisa Malosky
    CEO
    Lisa Malosky Productions
    Class XXV
  • Arturo DeLeon

    Attorney At Law
    Class XXII
  • Benjamin Samuels

    Samuels Family Foundation
    Class XXI
  • Dianne Bynum
    Deceased
    March of Dimes
    Class XIII
  • Tina Peterman
    Director
    Masterson Advisors
    Class XXXVI
  • Rogene Calvert
    Principal
    Outreach Strategists, LLC
    Class XXIV
  • Eva Guzman
    Justice
    Texas Supreme Court
    Class XXII
  • Gene Locke
    Senior Counsel
    Orrick
    Class IX
  • Steve Lasher
    Managing Director
    GulfStar Group, Inc.
    Class X
  • Julie Crowe
    Director, Prevention Services
    Depelchin Children's Center
    Criminal Justice 5
  • Brett Binkley
    CEO/Consulting Engineer
    Binkley and Barfield Inc. Consulting Engineers
    Class XXIV
  • Ann Best Scott
    Chief Development Officer-HISD and Exec. Dir.
    HISD Foundation
    Class XLII
  • James Colbert
    Superintendent
    Harris County Dept. of Education
    Class XXXVII
  • Ann Stern
    President and CEO
    Houston Endowment Inc.
    Class XVIII
  • David Chaumette
    Principal
    Chaumette Solutions, LLC
    Class XXXV
  • Victoria Bryant
    President
    Ambassadors Caregivers
    Class XL-Workforce Development
  • David Smith
    President
    SLA Studio Land, Inc.
    Class V
  • John Fields
    Minister
    First Shiloh Baptist Church
    Community Development Class 1
  • Michael Lee
    Major
    Harris County Sheriffs Office
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Katharine Lord
    Retired - Executive Director
    Bayou Preservation Association
    Class XVI
  • Carol Atwood
    Assistant Superintendent - Data Quality and Accountability
    Humble ISD
    Education Class 4
  • Joe Gorton

    Class VI
  • Jill Carroll
    Program Consultant
    American Leadership Forum
    Class XXVII
  • Richard Reyes

    Class XIII
  • Lance Menster
    Officer, Curriculum and Development
    Houston ISD
    Class XXXVII
  • Orfelina Garza
    President
    Houston Community College System - Southwest
    Class XXIV
  • Kathryn Stripling
    Retired
    H.I.S.D. Superintendent
    Class XXI
  • Sylvia Garcia
    Retired-President Emeritus
    AVANCE, Inc.
    Class XIV

ALF Senior Fellows

ALF Fellows and Senior Fellows number more than 4,500 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 forty-one General Fellows classes and eighteen Sector classes (with approximately twenty-five diverse leaders each) – five in health care, five in public education, five in criminal justice, two in community development and one in workforce 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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