Governance

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chris Watt, Chair
Reed Smith

Erich Almonte
King and Spalding

Chris Bell
Bell Rose & Cobos

 

Claire Bocchini, M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine

Donald Bowers
Federal Reserve Bank

Erich Canseco
Morgan Stanley

David Cordúa
Cordúa Restaurants

Michael Dokupil
SFC Partners

Nancy Edgar
Community Health Choice

Kindel Elam
The Mattress Firm

Lance Gilliam
Waterman Steele

William Gordon
Hecules Offshore

Theresa Hildreth
Metromorphis Design

George Hittner
Major, Lindsey, and Africa

Rebecca Hove
Greater Houston Community Foundation

Pam Humphrey
Chubb

Kyle Jennings
American Life Companies

Steven Jones
PennTex

Devika Kornbacher
Vinson & Elkins

Madhura Kulkarni
PepsiCo

Nicole Lewis
Fort Bend ISD

Timmy Newsome
Newtec Business Solutions

LaToyia Pierce
XL Catlin

H. Benjamin Samuels
Victory Packaging

Sebastian Solar
Bank of Texas

Myron F. (Buddy) Steves, Jr.
Myron Steves

Larry Wisniewski
SensorWise

Robert Sanborn, Ed.D.
President & CEO, CHILDREN AT RISK

HONORARY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dr. Carolyn Farb, h.c.

Kathleen Gallagher

Diana Davila Martinez

Virginia McFarland

James S. Mickelson

Richard W. Mithoff

Laurence Payne

Rev. Joe Samuel Ratliff

Jack Segal, Rabbi Emeritus

Melissa Wilson

NORTH TEXAS BOARD

Timmy Newsome, Chairman

Newtec Business Solutions

Breanna Anderson

Cook Children’s Health Care System

Calvert Collins-Bratton

Methodist Health System

Madhura Kulkatni

PepsiCo

W. Stephen Love

Dallas–Fort Worth Hospital Council

Genai Walker-Macklin

Morgan Stanley

Shara McClure

BlueCross BlueShield of Texas

Jaime Hanks Meyers

CCC Leadership Program for Women

Sidney Moncrief

Moncrief One Team

Scott Murray

Murray Media USA

Lee Papert

LaToyia Watkins Pierce, Esq.

XL Catlin

Collette Portis

Destined Designs Business Solutions 

Todd Ranta

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Greg Rubel 

Myron Steves & Co. 

Kate Sudol

Cushman & Wakefield

Amanda Willis

CROSSMARK

Michael Zangoei

LegacyTexas Bank

EMERITUS BOARD

 

Philamena Baird
Community Volunteer

Michael Maher
Presenture, LLC

David Roylance
Prism Energy Solutions

Jeffrey Starke, M.D.
Texas Children’s Hospital

Robert Zincke
Former President, Kroger

LAW ADVISORY BOARD (LAB)

CHILDREN AT RISK’s Law Advisory Board oversees the research and advocacy efforts of the Public Policy and Law Center. Comprised of over forty dedicated attorneys from across Texas, the board meets on a quarterly basis to discuss current issues affecting Texas’ children and the possible legal solutions to address these issues. The guidance and legal expertise provided by the Law Advisory Board has helped CHILDREN AT RISK to achieve legislative victories on human trafficking, education, juvenile justice, and health issues. With the support of the Law Advisory Board, CHILDREN AT RISK will continue to employ the law and advocacy as tools to improve the quality of life for Texas’ children.

Bruce Hurley, Co-Chair
King & SpaldingLLP

Jennifer Tomsen, Co-Chair
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Wafa Abdin
Catholic Charities

Bob Baker
Attorney at Law

Sherie Beckman
Mithoff Law Firm

Christopher Borrecca
Thompson and Horton LLP

Melanie D. Bragg
Legal Insight Inc.

Andrea Backsheider Burridge, Ph.D.
University of Houston

Katherine Cabaniss
Judge of the 248th Criminal District Court of Harris County

Kate Champion
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Judie Cross
Pathways for Little Feet

Will Denham
Attorney at Law

Dennis Duffy
Baker Botts LLP

Linda M. Dunson
Donovan & Watkins

Joshua Farkas
Dynegy Inc.

Sally Green
Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University

Lauren Harrison
Jones Walker

Eyvette Hetherington
Attorney at Law

James Holtz
Holtz Law Firm PC

George Jordan
Fullbright & Jaworski LLP

Ellyn Josef
Vinson & Elkins LLP

Karyl M. Lawson
Attorney at Law, Retired

Susan Lindberg
Eni Petroleum Co., Inc.

Karen Maston
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP

John Meredith
SpringSpirit

Silvia Mintz
Plake and Mintz PLLC

Susan Pennebaker, Esq.
Pennebaker Fifth Ring

Yohanna Romero Baca
Garza & Associates

Lynn Sessions
Baker Hostetler

Lisa Sherrill
Attorney at Law

Ann Stephens
Shell Oil Company

Andrew Strong
Kalon Biotherapeutics LLC

Angie Truitt
Collier Legal

CHILDREN AT RISK INSTITUTE

The CHILDREN AT RISK Institute is an academically oriented policy and research collaborative focused on facilitating research and scholarship to promote new and innovative public policy solutions to the challenges faced by children.

Jayna Dave, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Baylor College of Medicine

Angelo P. Giardino, M.D., Ph.D.

Medical Director, Texas Children’s Health Plan

Clinical Professor, Baylor College of Medicine

Christopher Greeley, M.D., FAAP

Associate Professor, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston

Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D.

Director

The Michael & Susan Dell Center for Advancement of Healthy Living, Professor at UT School of Public Health

Stephen L. Klineberg, Ph.D.

Professor

Rice University

Quianta Moore, M.D., J.D.  

Scholar in Health Policy

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy 

Rebecca Pfeffer, Ph. D

University of Houston-Downton

Jean Raphel, MD, MPH

Baylor College of Medicine

Texas Children’s Hospital

Cathy L. Rozmus, Esq.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

University of Texas Health Science Center- Houston

Steve Schnee, Ph.D

Executive Director

The Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County

Ruth SoRelle, M.P.H.

Chief Science Editor

Baylor College of Medicine

Whitney Stewart, PhD.

Assistant Professor

UT Dallas

Lori Taylor, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service

Texas A&M University