Our Board

Board of Directors and Affiliations

Mayor Annise Parker

Mr. William T. Griffin, US Trust, Chairman

Ms. Rosie Canales, Community Family Centers

Ms. Martha "Marty" Daniel, Houston Independent School District

Mr. John Gorczynski, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ms. Nancy Gregory, Houston Independent School District 

Ms. Leisa Holland-Nelson, ContentActive

Dr. David Joost, Houston Community College

Ms. Lisa Langston, Ham, Langston, and Brezina LLP

Dr. Rhea Lawson, Houston Public Library

Ms. Shelli Lindley

Ms. Dale Villarreal Pillow, Adult Reading Center

Mr. T. Ray Purser, Comcast

Mr. Steve Shardonofsky, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 

Ms. Lisa Shumate, Houston Public Media 

Mr. Mark Sullivan, On the Mark Communications 

Mr. Matthew P. Summers, Salient 

Dr. Adriana Tamez, Educational Consultant

Ms. Kim Tutcher

Dr. Leigh Van Horn, University of Houston- Downtown

Dr. Mary White

Mr. Ed Wolff, Beth Wolff Realtors 

Ms. Amber Wootton, Cameron 


Advisory Board and Affiliations

Mr. Daniel Bergman, Raymond James

Ms. Sarah Bracewell, Covariance Capital 

Mr. Clay Brett, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP

Mr. Pierce Bush, Big Brothers Big Sisters Houston  

Dr. Jennifer L. Christensen

Ms. Erin Ellis, Tricon Energy

Ms. Diane M. Englet, CenterPoint Energy

Ms. Melanie Fisk, Literacy Advance of Houston

Ms. Katy Hays, The Brown Foundation

Ms. Jamie In, Accenture

Mr. David Klein, Klein Equities

Mr. Charles Litton, UBS Financial Services

Mr. Adrian Milton, Latham & Watkins LLP

Mr. Michael Mitchell, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak

Mr. Nipul Patel, Wells Fargo

Ms. Georgia Polley, Deloitte

Mr. Jeremy L. Radcliffe, Salient

Ms. Dargan Rain

Mr. Rob Rain, EnCap Investments 

Mr. Marvin Rich

Mr. Wayne Risoli, Chamberlain Hrdlicka

Dr. Roland B. Smith, Rice University

Ms. Jere Talley, Houston Organization of Public Employees

Ms. Michelle Treviño, Federal Reserve Bank

Ms. Susan Wagner, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Mr. Roosevelt Weeks, Houston Public Library

Mr. Harrison Williams, Raymond James

Dr. Bill Young

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 Vision

HCL strives to create a literate, prepared workforce by building high capacity, effective and top performing literacy agencies and programs throughout the greater Houston area. This work is done through best practice and resource distribution, advocacy, and volunteer training and placement.