Our Accomplished Board

Pat Buckley

Patrick Buckley is a shareholder in the audit department with Harper & Pearson and director of the employee benefit plan services team.  More


Phil Cool

Phil Cool is a Vice President, Senior Credit Manager at HSBC Bank. Prior to joining HSBC, Phil accumulated over a decade of experience working in industry, consulting, and banking for the energy industry. More

Courtney Culver Baker

As an established trial attorney, Ms. Culver Baker has a successful track record that has spanned nearly 20 years and various facets of the law, including complex commercial litigation, contract disputes, and real estate transactions. More

Anna Eastman

Anna Eastman is a committed leader in the Greater Houston community and a twenty-year resident of the Heights. She has served as Texas State Representative for District 148 and two four-year terms as District I Trustee on the Houston ISD Board of Trustees. More

Steve Guerrero

Steve Guerrero is Director of District Support at Tomball ISD. Prior to this position, Steve was an HISD Principal at Stephen F. Austin High School from 2014 to 2020, and at Ethel R. Coop Elementary from 2012 to 2014. More

Courtney Hoyt

Courtney Hoyt is the Manager of Volunteer Services at Ben Taub Hospital, and serves on The Woods Project Board as an ex-officio member through The Junior League of Houston’s Outside Board Representative Program. More

Anastasia Lindo Anderson, Ph.D.

As an educational systems leader, Anastasia Lindo Anderson specializes in school turnaround and building high-performance cultures in ethnically diverse urban environments. 
Anastasia’s tenure in education began as a middle school English teacher through Teach for America Inc. More

Mike Marsh

Michael Marsh is an Insurance Agent at Momentum Insurance. He was previously employed by ENGIE Gas North America, a Paris-based energy firm, in shipping logistics within the LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) division. More

Mark Mey

Mark Mey is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Transocean Ltd, which he joined as CFO in May 2015. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atwood Oceanics. More


Kathleen Milazzo Johnson

Kathleen Milazzo Johnson is an Executive Director at JP Morgan Securities LLC, where she is a member of the firm’s leveraged finance team. She is a graduate of Rice University. Kathleen and her husband Travis live in Houston and have two children. More

Mary Rivera Tysor

Mary is a community volunteer and has served in various volunteer roles throughout the Houston community.  She is currently the Treasurer of the Civic Association in her neighborhood.  She is also the President of one of the Brazoria County Municipal Utility District boards. For the past 9 years, she has been an active volunteer in her son’s school, serving as PSO President, Gala co-chair and on the Capital Campaign committee.  More

Jeremy Samuels

Jeremy Samuels is a Community Volunteer. Jeremy is a director of his family’s charitable foundation and is very active in the community.  In addition to being the Chairman of The Woods Project, he has worked in numerous roles at the Evelyn Rubinstein Jewish Community Center and currently More

Dr. Heidi Schwarzwald

Heidi Schwarzwald currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer for Aetna Better Health of Texas and Regional Chief Medical Officer for the Western Region of Aetna Better Health. Aetna Better Health of Texas is a state-wide Medicaid Managed Care Organization and part of CVS Health. More

Julie Vitek

Julie Vitek is Vice President of Communications for ENGIE North America. More

Whitney Walsh

Whitney Walsh is a Community Volunteer and mother of three school-aged children. Whitney has served in various volunteer roles through The Junior League of Houston, Inc. More

Philip Wright, JD

Philip Wright is an expert on two fronts. As a seasoned community ambassador, he is adept at helping to achieve social responsibility and community development goals while reinforcing a commitment to clients, financial objectives and regulatory practices. More

Our Esteemed Advisory Board

Faith Allen, Senior Vice President, Bank of Texas
Mike Barone, Owner, Today’s European Cars, Inc
Gabe Castaneda, Vice President, Texas Capital Bank
Lorena Chavez, Assistant Vice President, Woodforest National Bank
Bryan Contreras, Vice President, NRCCUA K12 and Education Partnerships/My College Options
Casey Doherty, Attorney, Doherty & Doherty
Kristina Fenske, Executive Vice President, Central Bank
Devon Graham, Vice President, Commercial Lending, Amegy Bank
Corey Harlock, Principal Consultant, Key Hire Recruiting Solutions
Kenneth Held, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates
Tom Hughes, Realtor, Keller Williams
Michael Jhin, CEO Emeritus, St. Luke’s Health System
Larry St. Martin, Financial Advisor
Steven Sheldon, Director and Senior Wealth Advisor, Mariner Wealth Advisors
Victor Tekell, Executive Vice President, Texas Capital Bank
Brent Thomas, President, Prudentia Fiduciary Partners
Kim Traylor Director of Client Services, G&A Partners