Meet the team

Staff

Governing Board

  • Meg Gentle,
    President,
    Executive Director, HIF Global
  • Ben Brown,
    Past President,
    Baker Katz
  • Michael Morris,
    Treasurer,
    Attorney
  • Mary Ellen Prochazka,
    Secretary,
    Community Volunteer
  • Rebecca Baker
    Partner,
    Vinson & Elkins
  • Bart Barrett
    Managing Director,
    Wood Partners
  • Jose Delgado
    Geologist, Conoco Philips
  • Karen Dixon
    Regional Managing Director, Truist Bank
  • Kathleen Foster
    LMSW, 
    Founder
    Casa de Esperanza de los Niños
  • Michael Johnson  Assistant V.P.
    Frost Private Banking
  • Jonathon Martinez Sr.
    Technical Training Specialist, Total American Services
  • Thomas W. McGee
    Co-Owner, Global Oil field Investments, LLC
  • Colleen McLaughlin
    Community Volunteer
  • Scott Michelman
    Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Kelley Morris
    JLH Representative (non-voting) Partner, Wright Close & Barger, LLP
  • Kathleen J. Motil, M.D., Ph.D. Physician
    Children’s Nutrition Research Center
  • Katie Register
    Sr. Manager, Sponsorship & Community Marketing, NRG Energy
  • Matt Reichenthal
    Steel Sales & Surplus Purchasing, Texas Iron & Metal
  • Megan Ryan
    Community Volunteer
  • Alison Young
    Executive Director J.P. Morgan Wealth Management
  • Melissa L. Simon, MSW,
    CFRE (non-voting)
    Chief Executive Officer Casa de Esperanza de los Niños

Foundation Trustees

Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The Foundation was created in 1997 for the benefit and support of Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos, Inc. and to develop an endowment fund to sustain Casa’s work. 

The Foundation is classified as a Type I supporting organization.

Members

Daniel Molinaro, Chair
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Distribution NOW, Retired

Karen Dixon, Vice Chair
Regional Managing Director, Truist Bank

Melissa Simon, MSW, CFRE, Secretary – Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer, Casa de Esperanza

David Barringer
Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP

Will Brown
Director, First Reserve

Miguel Espinosa
Treasurer, Conoco Inc., Retired

William “Billy” O’Neil
Principal, Simmons Energy

Frank Rynd
General Counsel, Archdiocese of Galveston/Houston

Charles Simmons
Corporate Development, Spectra Energy

Wade E. Upton
Community Volunteer

Emeritus Members

Lonnie L. Blanchard
President, Central Bank, Retired

Josephine W. Rodgers
Retired, Community Volunteer

Advisory Board

Karrie & Jeff Allen
Adela & Pedro Alvarez
Frances & Tim Arnoult
Mary & Jack Balagia
Julie Baldwin
Melissa Barrett
Tammy Barringer
Laurel & James E. “Jeb” Bashaw
Megan & Brad Beauchamp
Anne Marie Blacketer, CFRE
Jenine Boyd
Lydia Brantley
Juliet & Scott Breeze
Caroline Brown
Jessica Brown
Susan & Marc Brown
Donna & George Buenik
Regina Lewis & Joseph Chen
Julie & Stephen Chen
Jordan & Bryan Chismar
Juana Collins
David Cordúa
Lucia Cordúa
Kathy & Steve Covey
Collin Cox
Jacquelyn Cox
Emily Crosswell
Sylvie & Gary Crum
Brittany Dinerstein
Hank Dixon
Samuel Dodson, III
Lauren & Carlton Ellis
Tami & Frank Erwin
Mary Espinosa
Raine & Alan Falik
Phil Ferguson
Mitzi & Tom Fleissner
Juliet Galvez
Alayna & Brian Gendron
Kirk Gentle
Tracey E. Gilliland
Ana Trevino- Godfrey &   Jonathon Godfrey
Marris & Rob Goldberg
Carol & Frank Gruen
Ricardo Guajardo
Amy & Amir Halevy
Clayton & Spencer Harkness
Sally & Forrest Hoglund
Katie & Patrick Hwu
Isla & Joseph Jornayvaz
Sarah Joseph
Betty & Jim Key
Brenda & Tom Koch
Adrienne L. LeGendre, M.D.
Becky & David McClanahan
Soraya & Scott McClelland
Christiana & Luke McConn
Flo McGee
Tina Melo
Trini Mendenhall
Susu & Fred Meyer
Doris & Paul Miller
Peggy & Pete Miller
Martha & Peter Mims

Ali & Pearson Montgomery
Jerri & Jim Moore
Patti & Mike Morgan
Beth & Richard Morris
Lynne Morris
Hannah Herzog & Roland       Mosher
Mary & Ron Neal
Sarah & Tim Neuhaus
Laura & Roy Nichol
Brooke O’Neil
John O’Shea
Marsha & Charles Parker
Scott Prochazka
Amy & Mike Reeves
Gwen & Jonas Referente
Virginia Rico
Ashley & Roger Rule
Kim Saragusa
Leslie Simmons
Lauren & Trent Sims
Lindsay Strattan
Alan Ellahham & Thomas   Strong
Lois Thomsen
Carrie & John Vallone
Jackie & Darrin Ward
Rita Wearden
Kim Wheless
Connie & Tommy Wright
Ellen A. Yarrell
Greta & Chuck Zimmerman