Our Board

Board of Directors and Affiliations


Mayor Sylvester Turner


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 Sheri Suarez Foreman, President and CEO


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Amber Wootton, Chairman


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Jacqueline Aguilera, East Side University


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Cheryl Carbonara, Carbonara Group


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 Sue Deigaard, Educational Advocate


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 Diane M. Englet, CenterPoint Energy


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 Mike Filla, Cameron International Corporation


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John Gorczynski, State Senator Sylvia Garcia


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 Leisa Holland-Nelson, ContentActive


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Dr. David Joost, Houston Community College


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 Dr. Rhea Lawson, Houston Public Library


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Charles Litton, USB Financial Services


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 Martha Macris, Memorial Assistance Ministries


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Edward Melton, Harris County Public Library



 Lance Menster, Houston Independent School Disrtrict


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 Amitav Misra, Cardinal Advisors, LLC


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Nipul Patel, Wells Fargo


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 T. Ray Purser, Comcast


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David Rosen, Ascend Performance Materials


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 Steve Shardonofsky, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 


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Mark Sullivan, On the Mark Communications


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 Kim Tutcher, Community Volunteer



Ed Wolff, Beth Wolff Realtors 



Advisory Board and Affiliations

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Bradley Bracewell, Shell


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James Brodnax, West and Loop Real Estate 


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Emily Glassel, Silver Eagle Distributing


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William Griffin, U.S. Trust


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Katy Hays, The Brown Foundation


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Kelly Hunter, Fittsroberts & Co.


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Lisa Langston, Ham, Langston, & Brezina LLP


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Jerry Neal, Chevron


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Marvin Pierre, The New Teacher Project


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Ada Silva, Denali, Incorporated


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Jere Talley, Houston Organization of Public Employees 


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Claudia Vasquez, Wallstreet Texas


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Roosevelt Weeks, Houston Public Library


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Dr. Bill Young




Honorary Board Members

Former First Lady Barbara Bush

David Klein

Jeremy Radcliffe

Marvin Rich

Dr. Adriana Tamez

Michelle TreviƱo

Harrison Williams


Who We Are

Houston Center for Literacy,
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is working to improve literacy rates by connecting literacy providers and resources to support adult learners.

Our Mission

In order to boost the economy of Houston, Houston Center for Literacy strengthens providers of adult education who, in turn, provide necessary skills for underemployed citizens to fulfill their potential and become economically self-sufficient. 

Our Vision 

We envision a city where every adult is equipped with the basic skills they need to qualify for jobs that will allow them to support their families and thrive as prosperous, independent, successful members of our society.