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  • Samuel Pena
    Fire Chief
    City of Houston
    Class XLVII
  • Brock Thomas
    State of Texas/Harris County
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Imogen Papadopoulos
    Attorney at Law
    Law Offices of I. Papdopoulos
    Class XIV
  • Parvin Bagherpour
    Chief Student Affairs Officer
    Graduate Medical Education Development
    Class XXXV
  • William Reed
    Technology for All
    Class XXVIII
  • Reginald Adams
    CEO & Founder
    Reginald C. Adams LLC
    Class XXIV
  • Judith Finkel
    Past Chair
    Anti-Defamation League, Southwest Region
    Class XXXV
  • Shehzaad Ali
    Director of School Director Leadership
    Class XXXIX
  • Curtresha Weston
    Assistant Regional Director
    Texas Department of Criminal Justice- Parole Division
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Lisa Rowland
    Regional Sales Leader
    Paychex, Inc.
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Charles Gregg
    Attorney & Counselor
    Class XVII
  • Sultana Mangalji
    Community Volunteer
    Class XXVII
  • Martin Cominsky
    President and CEO
    Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
    Class XXV
  • Brenda Hellyer
    San Jacinto College District
    Class XXX
  • James Webb
    Chief Executive Officer
    The Goodman Corporation
    Class XLII
  • Stephen Williams
    Executive Director
    Houston Department of Health & Human Services
    Medical Community Class 1
  • George Martinez
    Chief Executive Officer
    Allegiance Bank
    Class XVII
  • Deborah Gibson
    Executive Vice President
    Amegy Bank of Houston
    Class XXVII
  • Robin Reagler
    Executive Director
    Writers in the Schools
    Community Development Class 2
  • Faben Welch
    Senior Vice President & General Counsel
    EnerVest Ltd.
    Class XXVII
  • Suzanne Sutherland
    Retired Educator
    Education Class 1
  • Beatrice Garza
    Retired - President and Chief Executive Officer
    Class XXIII
  • Tina Paez
    Director of Administrative & Regulatory Affairs
    City of Houston
    Class XXXIV
  • Bonnie Hellums
    Retired - Judge - 247th Family District Court
    Harris County/State of Texas
    Class XVIII
  • Amy Smith
    Deputy Director
    Harris County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
    Criminal Justice 4
  • Sherea McKenzie
    Executive Director
    Harris County
    Class X
  • Alvia Wardlaw
    University Museum -Texas Southern University
    Class XVIII
  • Ed Gonzalez
    Harris County Sheriff's Office
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Bridgette Murray
    Pleasantville Area Super Neighborhood Council
    Community Development Class 1
  • Alice Aanstoos
    Retired - Regional Vice President
    Class XVII
  • Rhonda Skillern Jones
    Secretary/ District II
    HISD School Board
    Education Class 4
  • Paula Arnold
    Class XIV
  • Kelley Lang
    Retired - VP-HR Unconventional
    Class XXXIV
  • Jesse Jones
    Houston Endowment, Inc.
    Class XXIX
  • Jeffrey L. Boney
    Council Member
    Missouri City
    Class XLIV
  • Krista Freeman
    Project Explore Advisor
    Houston Independent School District
    Class XLIII
  • Christina Morales
    Felix H. Morales Funeral Home
    Class XLII
  • Brandon Dudley
    Chief of Staff and General Counsel
    Office of County Commissioner Rodney Ellis
    Criminal Justice 1
  • Emilie Farenthold
    Attorney at Law
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Frances Isbell
    Chief Executive Director
    Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston
    Medical Community Class 2
  • Terence O'Rourke
    Special Assistant
    Harris County Attorney's Office
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Kathryn Stripling
    H.I.S.D. Superintendent
    Class XXI
  • Judson Robinson
    President & CEO
    Houston Area Urban League, Inc.
    Class XI
  • Maconda O'Connor
    Social Worker
    Class XII
  • Stacy Methvin
    Pioneer Natural Resources, Magellan Midstream Partners, Marquard & Bahls
    Class XXI
  • Jeff Bricker
    Senior Vice President
    Class XX
  • Ronald Lewis
    Marshall & Lewis LLP
    Class XXV
  • Francis Coleman
    Attorney/Community Volunteer
    Class VIII
  • Patrick Kiley
    Kiley Advisors LLC
    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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