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Board of Directors

Kevin Hardaway

Attorney at Hanes and Boone


Kevin Hardaway worked as a civil engineer for over a decade before graduating cum laude from South Texas College of Law. Currently, he is a practicing attorney in the area of intellectual property at Haynes and Boone, LLP.

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Shiroy Aspandiar

Co-Founder of One Jump

Shiroy Aspandiar is the Co-Founder of One Jump, an online platform that connects secondary students to summer learning experiences at colleges and universities.

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Dr. Richard Anthony Baker

AVP Equal Opportunity Services University of Houston

Vice Chair

Dr. Richard Anthony Baker is the first African-American Texas Tech University graduate to obtain a doctorate of jurisprudence, and graduate degrees in Public Administration (M.P.A.), and Higher Education (Ph.D.). Read More

Ja’Milla Lomas

Marketing at Gulf Coast Services Association


Ja’Milla Lomas brings a wealth of marketing, special events, and communications experience to her board service. She has a Masters of International Business with a concentration in Marketing.

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Nicole Frechette Morrissey

Educational Consultant

Nicole Frechette (Morrissey) obtained her M.Ed from Arizona State University. She started her career in education through Teach for America as a middle school science teacher.

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Yuhan Xie

Contract Analyst Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Yuhan Xie has a Masters in Science in Finance from Purdue University and works as Contract Analyst for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She previously worked as a Buyer for Goodman Manufacturing and Foxconn.

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Wendy Ruiz

Principal Consultant at W. Ruiz Consulting

Wendy Ruiz started her career in development at the YMCA of Greater Houston. There she benefited from strong mentors in the field and completed her degrees in Human Services and Non-Profit Managing through Springfield College.

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Jorge Lara

President and CEO, New Energy Consulting and Houston Capital Developments

Jorge Lara has a wealth of experience in real estate as well as in leading successful businesses. He is currently the acting President of three businesses in engineering, real estate development, and construction.

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Dr. Michelle Bair

Senior Director of Development, Memorial Hermann Health System

Dr. Michelle Bair has a wealth of experience in development including annual giving, donor information management, data analysis, gift processing and cultivating individual donors.

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Alim Adatia

Director of Outreach Strategists, LLC

Alim Adatia is the Director of Outreach Strategists, LLC, a global communications and public relations firm in Houston. He is also a partner at Outreach Cultural Intelligence training law enforcement to engage in communities and work towards better outcomes.

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Board of Directors Meeting

Meeting Agenda
Tuesday, July 17th, 6-8pm
6648 Hornwood Drive
Houston, TX 77074

Minutes from March 20, 2018

Minutes from February 20, 2018

Minutes from January 18, 2018

Minutes from December 19, 2017

Minutes from November 14, 2017

Minutes from October 17, 2017

Minutes from September 16, 2017

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