OUR SUPPORTERS

Thank you to our founding funders – the Houston Endowment and Kinder Foundation – for their generous support of Good Reason Houston and every child in our region.

We would also like to thank our partners, Board of Directors, Leadership Council, Early Matters Council, Human Capital Council, and FAFSA Houston Coalition for their continued support.


OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ann Stern (Board Chair), President and CEO, Houston Endowment
Chris Barbic, Partner, The City Fund
Ann Barnes
, Chief Medical Officer, Legacy Community Health
Adeeb Barqawi, President and CEO, ProUnitas Inc.
Doug Foshee, Owner, Sallyport Investments
Lisa Hall, Vice President for Programs, Houston Endowment
Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
Nancy Kinder, President and CEO, Kinder Foundation
Scott McClelland (Founding Board Chair), President, H-E-B Food & Drug
Jim Postl, Former President and CEO, Pennzoil-Quaker State Company
Manolo Sánchez, Former Chairman and CEO, BBVA Compass
Jeff Shaddix, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
José Villarreal, Nonprofit Consultant
Todd Williams, Chairman and CEO, The Commit Partnership


OUR LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

PRE-K – 12
Dan Caesar, Houston Regional Superintendent, KIPP Texas Public Schools
James Colbert, Superintendent, Harris County Department of Education 
HD Chambers, Superintendent, Alief ISD
Mark DiBella, CEO, YES Prep Public Schools
LaTonya Goffney, Superintendent, Aldine ISD
Grenita Lathan, Interim Superintendent, Houston ISD
Jennifer Blaine, Superintendent, Spring Branch ISD
DeeAnn Powell, Superintendent, Pasadena ISD
Pam Wells, Executive Director, Region 4 Education Service Center

POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS
Stephen C. Head, Chancellor, Lone Star College
Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College
Renu Khator, Chancellor, University of Houston System
Austin Lane, President, Texas Southern University
Cesar Maldonado, Chancellor, Houston Community College
Juan Sánchez Muñoz, President, University of Houston-Downtown

EARLY CHILDHOOD
Melanie Johnson, President and CEO, Collaborative for Children
Susan Landry, Director, Children’s Learning Institute

GOVERNMENT AND NONPROFIT LEADERS
Anna Babin, President and CEO, United Way
Gwen Emmett, Board Chair, BakerRipley
Juliet Stipeche, Director of Education, City of Houston

HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
Christopher Greeley, Chief of Public Health Pediatrics, Texas Children’s Hospital
George Masi, President and CEO, Harris Health System
Stephen Williams, Director of Health and Human Services, City of Houston

WORKFORCE AND BUSINESS
Dan Gilbane,
Board Chair, UpSkill Houston (Greater Houston Partnership)
Bob Harvey
, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership
Scott McClelland, Director, President, H-E-B Food & Drug
Mike Temple, Director, Gulf Coast Workforce Board – Workforce Solutions