Committees

Committees

Annual Conference Committee

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Chair
Louisa McCune
Executive Director
Oklahoma City, OK
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Vice-Chair
Kristin Todd
President and CEO
Fort Collins, CO
Ashley Allison
Executive Director
Waco, TX
Kelley Barnes
Vice President, Community Engagement
Oklahoma City, OK
Jo Z. Carcedo
Vice President for Grants
Houston, TX
Megan Etz
Program Manager
Austin, TX
Meghna Goswami
Senior Program Officer
Houston, TX
Yee-Lin Lai
Program Officer
Fayetteville, AR
Michael Martinez
Senior Director - Austin Field Office
Austin, TX
Will Merrick
Director
Oklahoma City, OK
Collinus Newsome
Senior Program Officer
Denver, CO
Heather Palacios
Executive Director
Tulsa, OK
Teresa Rose Rose
Executive Director
Oklahoma City, OK
Gary Smith
President
Dallas, TX
Shelley Sweatt
President and CEO
Wichita Falls, TX
Tom Vasquez
Program Officer
Seattle, WA
Tracy Yellen
CEO
El Paso, TX

Audit and Finance Committee

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Chair
Julie Lerudis
Director of Finance and Operations
Denver, CO
Domingo Barrios
Board Chair | Vice President, Community Development Officer & Referral Advisor with Cadence Bank
Houston, TX
Robert J. Cruikshank
Vice President/Treasurer/Trustee
Houston, TX
Molly Dupnick
Chief Financial Officer
San Antonio, TX
Raymond B. Kelly
President/Director
Fort Worth, TX
Lenny Krasnow
President
Dallas, TX
Katie H. Robbins
President & CEO
Dallas, TX
Gary Smith
President
Dallas, TX
Crystal Smith
Controller
Dallas, TX

Communications Committee

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Co-Chair
Taryn Fort
Senior Director of Communications and External Influence
Denver, CO
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Co-Chair
Brian Sasser
Chief Communications Officer
Houston, TX
Dawn Noel Townsend
Senior Director of Marketing & Communications
Dallas, TX
Kate Abraham
Trustee
Aspen, CO
Kathleen Gibson
President and CEO
Dallas, TX
Brittany Lebling
Director of Communications
Nicole Paquette
Director of Marketing and Communications
Dallas, TX
David Reed
Senior Program Officer & Communications Manager
Hobbs, NM
Margaret Santjer
Director-Communications/Communication Services
Seattle, WA
Kimberly Schmitt
Communications Manager
Austin, TX
Bernice Alba Torregrossa
Regional Grants Director
Galveston, TX

Executive Committee

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Chair
Jo Z. Carcedo
Vice President for Grants
Houston, TX
Matthew Carpenter
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Colorado Springs, CO
Yvonne Gonzalez
CEO
Weslaco, TX
Katie Alford
President/CEO
Abilene, TX
Julie Lerudis
Director of Finance and Operations
Denver, CO
Felicia Chase Goodman
Executive Director
Waco, TX

Governance Committee

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Chair
Felicia Chase Goodman
Executive Director
Waco, TX
Jo Z. Carcedo
Vice President for Grants
Houston, TX
Kathleen Gibson
President and CEO
Dallas, TX
Matthew Carpenter
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Colorado Springs, CO
Yvonne Gonzalez
CEO
Weslaco, TX

Membership Committee

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Co-Chair
Karmen Hendrix Bryant
Chair, Board of Directors
Midland, TX
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Co-Chair
Dena L. Jackson
Chief Operating Officer
Dallas, TX
Courtney Acarregui
Vice President
Dallas, TX
Kelly Donohue Garlock
Philanthropic Client Manager
Dallas, TX
Tony Fleo
CEO
Dallas, TX
Michael K. McCoy
Senior Program Officer
Dallas, TX
Katie H. Robbins
President & CEO
Dallas, TX

Professional Learning Committee

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Chair
Shelley Sweatt
President and CEO
Wichita Falls, TX
Kelley Barnes
Vice President, Community Engagement
Oklahoma City, OK
Froswa' Booker-Drew
VP - Community Affairs/Strategic Alliances
Dallas, TX
Matthew Carpenter
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Colorado Springs, CO
Karin Gerstenhaber
Associate Director
Austin, TX
Gary Smith
President
Dallas, TX

Public Policy Committee

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Co-Chair
Christine Calpin
Managing Director - Public Policy
Washington, DC
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Co-Chair
Yvonne Gonzalez
CEO
Weslaco, TX
Spencer Bell
Secretary/Treasurer
Weslaco, TX
Austin Dickson
Executive Director
Kerrville, TX
Stacey Easterling
Vice President of Programs
Phoenix, AZ
Deborah Fitzpatrick
Vice President of Human Resources and Administration
Dallas, TX
Christine Gendron
Vice President
Austin, TX
Elizabeth A Grinnell
Vice President
Las Cruces, NM
Louisa McCune
Executive Director
Oklahoma City, OK
William E. Miller
Director
Lubbock, TX
Heather Palacios
Executive Director
Tulsa, OK
Melanie Ramirez
Program Director
Schulenburg, TX
Jin Tsuchiya
Public Policy Officer
Denver, CO

Resource Development Committee

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Co-Chair
Devinne Kelly
Senior Associate
Cincinnati, OH
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Co-Chair
Christopher M. Shaw
Executive Director
Dallas, TX
Michael Bacon
Trustee
San Antonio, TX
Sarah Beeks Humphrey
Director of Charitable Giving, Collin County
Frisco, TX
Amanda Finney
Program Officer
Dallas, TX
Patrick Lee
Managing Regional Director
Boston, MA
Ryan McCauley
Regional Director
Houston, TX
Michael L. Meadows
Vice President
Dallas, TX
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