Our Team

We are inspired by innovative ideas, passionate about education, and dedicated to Houston’s students and families. Our team’s mission is to increase the number of children succeeding in high-quality learning environments.

Alex Hales Elizondo

Alex Hales Elizondo

Chief Executive Officer

Elliott Witney

Elliott Witney

Chief Program Officer

Rachel Smith

Rachel Smith

Chief Advancement Officer

Delicia Jones

Delicia Jones

Chief Strategy and Investments Officer

Ashley Cash

Ashley Cash

Chief of Staff

Paris Woods

Paris Woods

Managing Director of Harris County Promise

Faria Dhamani

Faria Dhamani

Managing Director of External Partnerships

Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia

Consulting Director of Policy

Michelle Hester

Michelle Hester

Director of Finance

Nancy Dennis

Nancy Dennis

Director of Strategic Initiatives

Courtney Isaak

Courtney Isaak

Director of Talent and School Improvement

Kiran Ali

Kiran Ali

Director of Program Planning and Implementation

Victoria Graham

Victoria Graham

Manager of College and Career Access

Marco Heredia

Marco Heredia

Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Selam Kidane

Selam Kidane

Manager of Scholar Success

Ellie Johnson

Ellie Johnson

Manager of District Support

Becca Kapnick

Becca Kapnick

Manager of District Support

Jaime Luna

Jaime Luna

Manager of District Support

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell

Manager of Data and System Solutions

Stefanie Cruz

Stefanie Cruz

Manager of Strategy and Investments

Luna Nguyen

Luna Nguyen

Manager of Strategy and Investments

Quinn Doran

Quinn Doran

Manager of Advancement

Meredith-Leigh Pleasants

Meredith-Leigh Pleasants

Manager of Talent and School Support

Jamaur Barnes

Jamaur Barnes

Manager of Family and Community Engagement

Courtney Bass

Courtney Bass

Graphic Designer

Cristina Coy

Cristina Coy

Finance and Operations Associate

Abby Buck

Abby Buck

Executive Assistant