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Our Board

Board of Directors and Affiliations

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Mayor Sylvester Turner

 

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 Sheri Suarez Foreman, President and CEO

 

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Leisa Holland-Nelson, Chairman

 

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Jacqueline Aguilera, East Side University

 

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Bradley Bracewell, Shell

 

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 James Brodnax, West and Loop Real Estate

 

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 Sue Deigaard, Educational Advocate

 

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 John Gorczynski, State Senator Sylvia Garcia

 

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Dr. Rhea Lawson, Houston Public Library

 

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 Charles Litton, UBS Financial Services

 

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 Martha Macris, Memorial Assistance Ministries

 

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Edward Melton, Harris County Public Library

 

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 Lance Menster, Houston Independent School District

 

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Amitav Misra, Cardinal Advisors, LLC

 

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 Jerry Neal, Chevron

 

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Nipul Patel, Wells Fargo

 

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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

 

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 Ed Wolff, Beth Wolff Realtors

 

 Not pictured: Catherine O'Brien, Houston Community College

 

Advisory Board and Affiliations

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Diane Englet, CenterPoint Energy 

 

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Emily Glassel, Silver Eagle Distributors

 

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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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Dr. David Joost

 

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Lisa Langston, Ham, Langston, & Brezina LLP

 

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Marvin Pierre, The New Teacher Project

 

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Ada Silva, Denali, Inc

 

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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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Amber Wootton

 

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Dr. Bill Young, HCCS/ Teacher Retirement System

 

 

 

 

 

Honorary Board Members

Former First Lady Barbara Bush

David Klein

Marvin Rich

Jeremy Radcliffe

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.