ABOUT US

Texas Women’s Foundation Today

We are a leading driver of meaningful social and economic change for women, girls and families in Texas. We leverage research, advocacy, innovative programs and solutions, and grantmaking to further our mission. We work to achieve our vision of an equitable society where women and girls are full participants. We celebrate every milestone that has helped us reach this point:

  • We have awarded $46.6 million in grants over 34 years
  • Since 2013, we have awarded over $27.6 million in grants, and over $7 million in strategic grants supporting women’s economic security and leadership.
  • Since 2013, we have impacted 90,000 women and families who have benefited from our leadership and economic security initiatives.
  • We are one of the largest women’s funds in the world with assets over $36 million.
  • We have deployed 100% of our assets – endowments, operating investments and donor-advised funds – in a gendered impact portfolio that yields strong financial returns and measurable social benefits to women and girls.

As a community-supported foundation, under the collective guidance and expertise of Foundation Staff and a Board of Directors who represent the diverse interests of the communities we serve, we are sharply focused on achieving our Mission, Vision and Values.

OUR HISTORY

As an organization committed to advancing economic security and leadership opportunities for women and girls, we see progress in every measure of change – even changing our name.

In 2018, Dallas Women’s Foundation became Texas Women’s Foundation. This transformation honors our history and growth over 33 years as the trusted leader in advocating for and advancing social and economic change for women and girls in Texas. Becoming statewide better reflects our position as one of the largest women’s foundations in the world – in assets, impact, diversity and size – and our leadership in promoting equity and supporting solutions empowering women and families to make a better world.

Our Founders

We thank our founders – 19 remarkable women, a deeply inclusive group that represented a broad diversity of ethnicity, race, culture, political affiliation and financial capacity – who came together in 1985 to ensure that more resources were aimed at addressing the unique issues facing women and their families. Through their efforts, Dallas Women’s Foundation was established to unleash the power that strong women have in making a better world.  Today, we continue to honor and reflect our history of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Susan Shamburger Bagwell
Gerry Beer*
Vivian Anderson Castleberry*
The Honorable Harryette Ehrhardt
Catalina E. Garcia, M.D.

Frances Griffin-Brown
Helen LaKelly Hunt
The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison
Madeline Mandell
Joy S. Mankoff

Maura McNiel*
Patricia Meadows
Carmen Michael, Ph.D.*
Gwendolyn Oliver
CoYoTe PhoeNix

Louise B. Raggio*
Rebecca R. Sykes
Oeita Theunissen*
Virginia Bulkley Whitehill*

*deceased

MISSION, VISION, VALUES

The Heart Of Our Work

Texas Women’s Foundation (formerly Dallas Women’s Foundation) is a catalyst for positive change across the state, with a focused mission and vision to empower strong women to build a better world.

Mission

Texas Women’s Foundation is a community-supported organization that invests in the power of women and girls to drive positive change. Through research, advocacy, programs and grantmaking, we advance economic and leadership opportunities for women, girls and families to build stronger, more equitable communities for all.

Vision

We envision an equitable society where women and girls are full participants.

Values & Core Competencies

INTEGRITY

We are data-driven and committed to evidence-based decision making. We strive to be a trusted knowledge resource for communities, donors and grantees. We uphold the highest standards of transparency and accountability. We are leaders with a 33-year track record of helping women.

INTENTIONALITY

We have a clear vision of the future we are striving to achieve. 
We take responsible risks and are confident in our decisions. We rigorously vet our grantees, programs and investments.
 We act on the conviction that objective research and advocacy are our most important contributions. 
We proudly partner with our grantees in their success.

INCLUSIVITY

We value equality, treating everyone with respect and dignity. We embrace ethnic, religious and gender diversity. We are determined that our staff and board will authentically represent the communities we serve. We work together across boundaries, circumstances, backgrounds and cultures.

Our mission, vision, values, and core competencies of integrity, intentionality, and inclusivity supports all women and girls inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

FOUNDATION STAFF

Our experienced leadership team is a trusted, collaborative knowledge resource for donors, lawmakers and community non-profits. Together, with our sharp focus, deep commitment and courage to invest in both proven strategies and new, innovative ideas, we can unlock opportunities and amplify the impact of every dollar donated and invested in women, girls and families.

Office of CEO

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MICHELYNN “MIKI” WOODARD

President & CEO

mwoodard@txwf.org

214-525-5320

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Jacqueline Morgan is the Executive Administrator to Miki Woodard at the Texas Women’s Foundation. She manages Miki’s calendar, coordinates all executive support and travel; and serves as a contact point on behalf of Miki.

Jacqueline is a native Texan and attended the University of Mississippi where she received a bachelor’s in hospitality management. From there she tapped into her passion of travel by working in Florence, Italy as a tour guide to many European countries for American students studying abroad. She then spent several years in Nashville, TN working for American Express Travel until returning to her Texan roots during the pandemic. She shifted her organizational and personal client relation skills from the travel industry to supporting high level executives. During her free time, Jacqueline enjoys traveling, being outdoors, live music and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite recent travel memory is driving cross-country from South Carolina to Washington in 2020, covering 21 states on her trip.

Jacqueline lives in Dallas with her sister, her built-in best friend.

Jacqueline Morgan

Jacqueline Morgan

Executive Administrator

jmorgan@txwf.org

214-525-5319

Advocacy, Research & Strategy

Dena L. Jackson, Ph.D.

Dena L. Jackson, Ph.D.

Chief Strategy Officer

djackson@txwf.org

214-525-5308

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Dena L. Jackson, Ph.D. is Chief Strategy Officer at Texas Women’s Foundation where she has served in multiple roles since 2012. She works across departments on projects and initiatives while also leading the Foundation’s research, policy advocacy and Housing Stability work always driving to the bottom line of building a better Texas for women, girls and families.

Dena’s leadership in developing the Foundation’s Economic Issues for Women research series has helped to position the Foundation as a catalyst for statewide social and economic change with a focus on child care, education, health care and housing. This timely and targeted research helps donors, grantees, lawmakers and community leaders come together around a common understanding of the issues, and fuels efforts to raise the collective voices of women, girls and their families.

Dena serves in multiple volunteer leadership roles supporting economic security of women and girls for organizations including Asset Funders Network (both national and North Texas chapter) and Philanthropy Southwest.

Following 14 years in healthcare administration and consulting, Dr. Jackson joined the nonprofit arena 2001 starting with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, as a fund-raising consultant in South Florida and then to the University of Texas at Dallas to open both the Foundation Relations and Research Development offices during five years as Assistant VP. This all set the stage for Texas Women’s Foundation.

A native Texan, Dr. Jackson earned her Doctoral degree in Health Studies at Texas Women’s University. She is a graduate of Leadership Texas, Leadership North Texas and is also a member of The Dallas Summit. She spends her free time cooking, reading, playing with her two rescue cats and one rescue dog and traveling with husband, Bob.

Laura Atlas Kravitz, J.D.

Laura Atlas Kravitz, J.D.

Director Advocacy & Policy

latlaskravitz@txwf.org

214-525-5310

Communications

Kristyn Senters

Kristyn Senters

Associate Vice President - Communications

ksenters@txwf.org

214-525-5323

Development

Ashley Harris

Ashley Harris

Vice President - Development

aharris@txwf.org

214-525-5318

Joy Busch

Joy Busch

Associate Vice President - Fundraising Events

jbusch@txwf.org

214-525-5312

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Joy Busch joined the Texas Women’s Foundation in August 2022 as the Associate Vice President of Development leading the strategy and fundraising for our two signature events, the Annual Luncheon and the Leadership Forum & Awards Ceremony. Having been able to turn her passion for helping others into a profession, Joy offers over 18 years of experience working with or directly for non-profit organizations. She has worked on social events, educational events, and endurance events and has done everything from managing corporate sponsorships and individual giving to leading peer-to-peer fundraising efforts. Having led multi-million-dollar events for Susan G. Komen, JDRF, the American Heart Association and most recently Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Joy is proud to bring her expertise to the Texas Women’s Foundation.

Katharine Weaver

Katharine Weaver

Director of Major Gifts

kweaver@txwf.org

214-525-5316

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Katharine Weaver joined the Texas Women’s Foundation in 2022 as Director of Major Gifts. She enjoys building opportunities for the community to invest in changes they want to see for women in our state. Katharine also has the privilege of working with the Texas Women’s Foundation Board Alumnae, a network of dynamic leaders who enjoy a fellowship of continued service after their formal term.

Katharine is a mission-minded professional with a background in corporate citizenship and nonprofit development. Katharine grew her roots in development by spending 5 years on the External Affairs team at the North Texas Food Bank where she grew partnerships with a variety of corporate donors and individual philanthropists.

Born and raised in Dallas, Katharine ventured North to earn her degree in Public Relations from the University of Oklahoma. Still an avid Sooner fan, Katharine currently lives in Richardson with her husband, daughter and their rescue mutt, Sarge.

Jeanne Heinen

Jeanne Heinen

Director of Major Gifts

jheinen@txwf.org

214-525-5317

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Jeanne Heinen joined the Texas Women’s Foundation in August of 2022 as Director of Major Gifts where she stewards relationships with friends and donors of the foundation with the intention of facilitating philanthropy. Jeanne works closely with the Women’s Leadership Council and the XIX Society to raise awareness in our North Texas community and encourage emerging Dallas women leaders to engage with TXWF’s mission.

After receiving her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Sociology from Texas State, Jeanne began her career in development at her alma mater securing funding for academic scholarships and programmatic support. Her development experience includes community nonprofit leadership and advocacy.

Jeanne leads her life with passion and is excited to bring her skillset back home to Dallas after 15 years in Central Texas to serve the foundation in effecting positive social and economic change for women and girls in Texas.

Finance

Dawn Hooper

Dawn Hooper

Chief Financial Officer

dhooper@txwf.org

214-525-5305

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Dawn Hooper is Chief Financial Officer at Texas Women’s Foundation where she originally joined the team as Vice President – Finance & Operations at the end of 2016. Dawn is a Certified Public Accountant who has worked in public, private and nonprofit businesses. Since arriving at the Foundation, Dawn has spent much time learning about investing with a gender lens to lead the Foundation’s initiatives in social impact investing. Dawn also has a passion for identifying and correcting process inefficiencies and has been instrumental in streamlining Foundation processes during her tenure.

Dawn began her career in Internal Audit, followed by personal time with family and volunteer opportunities. Dawn re-entered the workforce as a Controller in the internet retail field, followed by Controller and then CFO in a Venture Capital start-up company. Those positions led to a shift in career focus and an opportunity to serve in a nonprofit role at Susan G. Komen headquarters, where she spent 7 years, ending her tenure at Komen as Senior Director, Accounting. Dawn spent much of her time at Komen, and in previous positions, improving processes and implementing system enhancements.

Dawn grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and received her BS in Accounting from Tennessee Technological University, and her Master of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee. Shortly after graduation, she and her husband, Chip, moved to the Northeast, where they spent 9 winters before finding their new home back south in McKinney, Texas, in 1998.

Dawn and her husband have been together for 40 years, and have two grown children, one precious granddaughter, and one sweet puppy named Ragamuffin. She enjoys spending time with her family, and has the pleasure of traveling economically with them as her husband is a “travel points junky.” Dawn also dedicates a lot of resources to her church family, including performing mission work in Central America and serving in various mentoring programs. Dawn feels very blessed to be a part of the fabulous work at Texas Women’s Foundation.

Roxanna Obregon

Roxanna Obregon

Assistant Controller

robregon@txwf.org

214-525-5306

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Roxanna Obregon is the Assistant Controller for Texas Women’s Foundation. She is responsible for recording and reconciling all the data for the monthly financial statements. This is comprised of daily activities for accounts payable and numerous reconciliations, including a detailed analysis of monthly and quarterly activity. She also takes part in assisting with preparation of the annual IRS 990 and leading the annual audit.
Prior to joining the foundation four years ago, Roxanna spent 10 years working in public accounting, with an experience ranging from restaurants to construction companies and nonprofits.
She received her associates degree from Mountainview Community College and both her undergrad and MBA from the University of North Texas at Dallas. She is now studying to sit for the CPA exam.

Savohna Brown

Savohna Brown

Senior Accountant

sbrown@txwf.org

214-525-5302

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Savohna Brown joined Texas Women’s Foundation in August 2019 as a Senior Accountant. Savohna is a proud graduate of Austin College (Go Roos!) with a BS in International Economics and Finance and a minor in Spanish. While there, she studied abroad in Guatemala and Peru, which ignited her love to travel and desire to learn about the world. She is currently studying for the CPA exam. She brings over five years of non-profit accounting experience as she previously worked for The Dallas Foundation. Savohna’s passion for numbers and community service is what makes working in non-profit the perfect match. She brings high energy and a positive attitude wherever she goes.

Savohna fulfills her passion for giving back by volunteering weekly at Our Friend’s Place with the Junior League of Dallas; gathering her friends together to volunteer with various organizations in Dallas; and serving on the board for Abide Women’s Health Services. Savohna is also a part of Social Venture Partners Dallas and Engage Dallas.

Although not a native of Dallas, Savohna has fallen in love with the city, and looks forward to continuing to be involved in the community.

Grants & Programs

Lisa de la Garza

Lisa de la Garza

Vice President - Programs

ldelagarza@txwf.org

214-525-5314

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Lisa de la Garza is the Vice President – Grants and Programs for Texas Women’s Foundation. She is a member of the leadership team and is directly responsible for overseeing grants and programming of the Foundation. This includes managing the Foundation’s giving circles, strategic and initiative funds, community grant cycle and out of cycle granting. In her role, she marries the Foundation’s strategic direction, the results of research initiatives, and effectiveness of grantmaking to demonstrate the impact of the Foundation’s programs to its donor base and the entire community. Additionally, she serves as a steward for a variety of donors, including the advisors of donor-advised funds.

Before joining Texas Women’s Foundation, Lisa served as executive director and chief executive officer of Trauma Support Services of North Texas where she provided leadership and guidance in expanding services and programs across the Metroplex, including free, trauma-informed counseling to victims of crime and trainings to licensed clinicians and community partners throughout Texas. An accomplished and dedicated leader, Lisa brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit management, community development, fundraising and advocacy and is well-versed in program development and management

Lisa holds a BA in Psychology from the University of North Texas. She currently serves as the foundation’s representative for the Fort Worth Chamber, Women’s Policy Forum, Women of Color in Philanthropy, North Texas Early Education Alliance, and the Early Matters Dallas Advisory Board. She also serves on the University of North Texas’ Latinx Alumni Network Steering Committee.

Lisa lives in Las Colinas (Irving).

Mary Valadez

Mary Valadez

Associate Vice President - Grants

mvaladez@txwf.org

214-525-5307

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Mary Valadez joined the Texas Women’s Foundation in 2005 and is currently Associate Vice President for Grants. Mary implements the Foundation’s grantmaking strategies which are participatory, intersectional and equity focused. In addition to supporting all facets of the Foundation’s grantmaking efforts, Mary also leads the Foundation’s Young Women’s Initiative in Dallas and Houston. The Initiative’s purpose is to amplify the collective power and voices of young women of color to identify and address core issues and create solutions toward meaningful systemic change.

Mary brings her experience of working in the public sector’s fast-paced, community-centered, and responsive environment to the Foundation with an eye toward creating impact with a high degree of accountability. In addition, she values her own lived experience as a Latina and working at the intersection of gender and race is where she gravitates.

Mary has served on numerous community, advisory and nonprofit boards that support social services, education, community health care, and women’s leadership. She is originally from Central Texas and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Mary and her husband of 25 years are longtime residents of Southeast Dallas and they have one daughter.

Kim Hoang

Kim Hoang

Manager - Grants & Programs

khoang@txwf.org

214-525-5326

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Kim Hoang is the Senior Manager- Grants for Texas Women’s Foundation. In this role she manages the breadth of the community grant cycle and serves as a resource to grantees and grant applicants on the Foundation’s guidelines and grants process for all grants, including giving circles, LOIs, donor advised fund grants and any off cycle granting opportunities.

Having worked in nonprofit for over ten years, she is passionate about giving back and serving the community through education and support. Prior to joining the Foundation, she has worked at New Hope Housing, overseeing initiatives to end homelessness. She also spent some time with The Alzheimer Association managing their largest fundraising event, and The Salvation Army in Donor Services, working with donors to ensure fundraising goals and reporting were met.

Born and raised in North Texas, she lived for several years in Houston and graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in History and Asian American Studies. In her free time, she co-founded a nonprofit, Operation of Humanity, that brings people together, giving them an opportunity to volunteer and help the community. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she is most likely traveling, camping, hiking, cooking, or reading. Staying still is not a form of enjoyment.

Kim lives in Dallas.

William Capper

William Capper

Administrative Assistant - Programs

wcapper@txwf.org

214-525-5309

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William Capper is the Administrative Assistant – Grants & Programs for the Texas Women’s Foundation. He serves as cross-departmental support for fundraising events and programs, as well as assisting in TXWF’s many grant cycles. William also oversees the Foundation’s signature leadership development program: the Women’s Leadership Institute.

Prior to joining the Foundation, William spent two years in 16 different countries throughout Europe, Africa and Asia working with local community initiatives to promote equity, justice, and sustainability. After returning to the states, William worked in administration for a company servicing the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

William holds two Bachelors: one in West Asian History, and the other in Linguistic Anthropology from the University of North Texas. In his free time, William enjoys volunteering his time and energy for justice movements and homeless protection, advocacy, and support. He is an avid reader and painter and loves long backpacking trips with friends.

William lives in south Dallas with his cat, Kenneth.

Operations

Ashley Lindsay

Ashley Lindsay

Chief of Staff

alindsay@txwf.org

214-525-5311

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Ashley K. Lindsay serves as the Chief of Staff for Texas Women’s Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to advancing economic security and leadership opportunities for women and girls. Ashley leads a people-focused culture to drive organizational impact, growth and revenue, while overseeing the Foundation’s Operations Team.

Ashley is a seasoned leader with a proven track record in accelerating innovation while maximizing impact through operational processes. Prior to Texas Women’s Foundation, Ashley held leadership positions at American Heart Association and Louisiana Community & Technical College System.

Ashley is on the Membership Committee for Dallas-Conscious Capitalism, Advisory Committee of 4Word and Social Committee of her neighborhood association. Ashley resides in East Dallas with her husband. They enjoy traveling, running, and supporting the local restaurant scene.

Elise Daniel

Elise Daniel

Director of Administration

edaniel@txwf.org

214-525-5303

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Elise Daniel serves as the Director of Administration for Texas Women’s Foundation. In her current role, she is responsible for office administration and Board of Directors support. Prior to joining Texas Women’s Foundation, Elise supported the Mission and Advocacy ministry at First United Methodist Church, where she discovered her passion for nonprofit work and helping others. Before that, she spent her career managing vendor relationships with Fortune 500 customers, payroll implementation and ERP project management with organizations such as Oracle and ADP.

Elise has a passion and gift for giving back. She has been on many local and international mission trips and has served on the board at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. She is an active volunteer at church and Austin Street Center.

A third generation Texan, she grew up in Plano and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Psychology. She resides in Dallas with twins Holden and Isabella, who attend college, and a rescue Boston Terrier. Her oldest daughter is married and lives close by. Elise is a lover of the Arts, home improvement projects, traveling, finding new hiking spots, and spending time with family.

Abigail Gonzalez

Abigail Gonzalez

Operations Manager - Donor Services

agonzalez@txwf.org

214-525-5313

Breanna Khorrami

Breanna Khorrami

Operations Manager - Events


bkhorrami@txwf.org

214-525-5315

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Breanna “Bre” Khorrami is the Operations Manager – Events for Texas Women’s Foundation. She is responsible for facilitating cross-team collaboration and coordinating detailed elements of donor operations and events. Her primary focus is elevating service delivery, communications and operational tasks related to the development team’s $7-9M annual revenue generating activity.

Before joining Texas Women’s Foundation, Bre has been involved with numerous nonprofits like The American Heart Association, Boys & Girls Club and AmeriCorps. Bre holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from University of Oklahoma. BOOMER!

Bre currently lives in Fort Worth with her husband, son, and two cats. When you want to discuss the latest and greatest pop-culture, Bre is your gal.

Elaine Tucker

Elaine Tucker

Operations Manager - Database

etucker@txwf.org

214-525-5304

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Elaine joined Texas Women’s Foundation in February 2019. Elaine holds a BS in Information Systems from Texas Lutheran University and has decades of experience in development operations and database management. Her previous work experience includes university, private school and cultural non-profits.

Her primary responsibility at the Foundation is to maintain all system coding in our databases and ensure that our donor information, granting, accounting and communication systems can “talk to each other.” She also trains the staff on use of our technology solutions.

Elaine enjoys spending time with her friends and family who are scattered across the state. Her perfect day is “any day at the beach”

Alissa Zimmerman

Alissa Zimmerman

Operations Manager - Revenue

azimmerman@txwf.org

214-525-5327

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Hilda Galvan

Chair
Partner, Jones Day

Carrie Freeman Parsons

Chair Elect
Chair of the Board, Freeman Company

Miki Woodard

President & CEO, Texas Women’s Foundation

Executive Committee

Bonnie Clinton, VP and CPO, Toyota
Sara Garcia Duran, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Debra Hunter Johnson, Owner, Reciprocity Consulting Group
Cynt Marshall, President and CEO, The Dallas Mavericks
Neena Newberry, Owner, Newberry Executive Solutions

Laura Nieto, Director of Community Outreach, Southwest Airlines
Melissa Orth, President and CEO, The Legacy Senior Communities, Inc.
Holly Reed, Principal & Practice Leader, U.S. Advocacy, Ryan, LLC
Gowri Sharma, Principal, Redfort LLC Partners Real Estate Investment and Development Company
Rachel Vinson, Global Chief Operating Officer, CBRE

Members

Bonner Allen, Community Volunteer
Connie Kleinert Babikian, Owner, Pillow Bar
Avery Belyeu, Regional Director, Lambda Legal
Veree Brown, Financial Advisor, ISC Group
Chrysta Castañeda, President & Founder, The Castañeda Firm
Darcy Cowell, Dallas Principal, EY
Effie Dennison, SVP, Director of Community Development, Texas Capital Bank
Stacey Doré, Former CEO, Sharyland Utilities
Samantha Dwinell, Chief People Officer, Sevita
Jana Etheridge, SVP, Chief of Staff, Capital One
Sakina Foster, Partner Haynes and Boone, LLP

Hattie Hill, President and CEO, T.D. Jakes Foundation
Keri Kaiser, Former CMO, Children’s Medical Center
Laura Maxwell, SVP, Supply Chain, Frito-Lay, Inc.
Sarah K. Miller, Executive Director, Kozmetsky Family Foundation
Sara Madsen Miller, Owner, 1820 Productions
Tricia Miller, Community Volunteer
Gwen Parker, Community Volunteer
Elizabeth Carlock Phillips, Executive Director, Phillips Foundation
Julie M. Ramirez, Client Business Manager, Bank of America

Priya Bhola Rathod, Product Manager, Indeed
Debbie Rollins, Managing Director, Grant Thorton LLP
Sarah Saldaña, US Director, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Retired)
Zeenat Sidi, President and COO, Loan Depot
Lissa Smith, Community Relations, FedEx
Charmaine Tang, Senior Client Strategist, BNY Mellon
Shannon Teicher, Partner, Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Shannon Thompson, VP and Assistant General Counsel, Texas Instruments
Cris Zertuche Wong, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

EX-OFFICIO

Suzanne Brasuell, CREW in the Community President
Aracely Muñoz, XIX Society Chair
Phyllis Bernstein, Board Alumnae Steering Committee Chair

Past Board Presidents & Chairs

Becky Sykes – 1985-1987
Sharon S. King – 1988
Matilda Bright Louree – 1989
Arlene J. Dayton – 1990
Ann Ross  – 1991
Barbara Cottrell – 1992
Gloria O. Chapman – 1993
Laura V. Estrada – 1994
Janet M. Harrison – 1995

Tracy Hopkins – 1996
Brenda F. Brand – 1997
Gina Montague-Hill – 1998
Debbie Branson – 1999
Pat Rosenthal – 2000
Lori Feehan – 2001
Cynthia Reavis Alford – 2002
Retta Miller – 2003
Cecila Stubbs Norwood – 2004
Julie Bleicher – 2005

Cecilia G. Boone – 2006
Robbie Raphael – 2007
Helen Frank – 2008
Mary Beth Bardin – 2009
Trea Yip – 2010
Diana C. Dutton – 2011-2012
Ashlee Hunt Kleinert – 2013-2015
Ellenore Knight Baker – 2015-2017
Caren K. Lock – 2017-2019
A. Shonn Brown – 2019-2021

Advisory Council

Co-chairs

Kalita Beck Blessing

President, Quest Capital

Retta A. Miller

Partner, Jackson Walker LLP

Members

Kim J. Askew
Lucy Billingsley
Cecilia G. Boone
Garrett Boone
Brenda F. Brand
Debbie Dudley Branson
Molly Byrne
Karen W. Coleman
Ka Cotter
Cece Cox
Dodee Frost Crockett
John Dayton
Lauren M. Embrey
Laura V. Estrada
Mrs. Regen Horchow Fearon

Carine M. Feyten, PhD
Florencia Velasco Fortner
Pam Gerber
The Honorable Kathryn W. Hall
Linda W. Hart
Marguerite Steed Hoffman
Lyria Frank Howland
Margo R. Keyes
Wendy A. Lopez
Sarah M. Losinger
Sharon E. Lyle
Joy S. Mankoff
Ronald Mankoff
Lynn McBee

Wendy Messmann
Anne B. Motsenbocker
Kathleen H. Muldoon
Erle A. Nye
Dianne H. Patterson
Robbie Raphael
Dotti Reeder
Betty S. Regard
Nancy Tartaglino Richards
Lesa B. Roe
Major General Mary L. Saunders USAF (Ret.)
Lisa K. Simmons
Abigail Williams
Katherine Wynne
Trea C. Yip

ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

The Economic Leadership Council is a select peer group of philanthropy leaders and C-level executives from a cross section of industry helping to advance the next level of women executives in their companies, industries and communities.

Co-Chairs

Linda Castaneda

EY-Houston
Americas Deputy Vice Chair – Consulting

Bonnie Clinton

Toyota North America
Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer, Indirect Procurement Shared Services

Jana Etheridge

Capital One
Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff

Members

Colleen Affeldt

RGT Wealth Advisors
Head of Leadership Development CI Private Wealth

Gillea Allison

D Magazine Partners, Inc
President

Ellenore Baker

Carter Financial Management
Vice President

Vanessa Salinas Beckstrom

PwC
Investigation & Forensics Partner

Jennifer Biry

McAfee, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Shonn Brown

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Vice President & Deputy General Counsel

Elizabeth Bryant

Southwest Airlines
Senior Vice President People, Learning and Development

Maricela Caballero

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Senior Vice President Human Resources

Summer Collins

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Associate Vice President, Design and Innovation

Dodee Crockett

Merrill Lynch Wealth Advisors
Wealth Management Advisor, Managing Director

Monica Davy

Vizient
SVP, Chief Culture Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Debbie Dennis

Oncor Electric Delivery
Chief Customer Office and SVP Human Resources and Corporate Affairs

Effie Dennison

Texas Capital Bank
Executive Vice President, Director of Community Development

Kara DeVita

Fossil Group
Senior Director – Social Impact

Stacey Dore

Vistra Corp
Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Executive VP of Public Affairs

Ashley Duffie

Ashley Duffie

Celanese Corporation
Chief Procurement Officer

Julie S. England

TTM Techologies, Inc.
Independent Director

Christina Flores

American Airlines, Inc.
Managing Director, Global Talent and Inclusion & Diversity

Carla B. Gale, JD

Regions Bank
Senior Vice President, Trust Advisor

Hilda Galvan

Jones Day
Partner-in-Charge

Clare Graca

Hilltop Securities Inc.
Chief Administrative Officer

Vanice Hayes

Dell Technologies Inc.
Chief Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Mary Henderson

Arcosa, Inc.
Chief Accounting Officer

Hattie Hill

T.D. Jakes Foundation
President & CEO

Brooke Hopkins

AlixPartners
Managing Partner

Michelle Hudson

Michelle Hudson

Hudson Peters Commercial
Principal

Debra Hunter Johnson, Esq

Reciprocity Consulting Group
Founder & President

Lillian Kirstein

7-Eleven, Inc.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Jill Louis

Perkins Coie
Managing Partner

Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall

Dallas Mavericks
CEO

Laura Maxwell

Pepisico Foods North America
Senior Vice President Supply Chain

Martina McIsaac

MSC Industrial Supply Co.
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Retta Miller

Jackson Walker LLP
Partner

Jahida Nadi

Hilti North America
General Manager Energy & Industry

Diane Paddison

4word
Founder and President

Carrie Freeman Parsons

Freeman
Chairman of the Board

Holly Reed

Ryan, LLC
Partner, Advocacy Practice Leader

Joanna Ridgway

Santander Consumer USA
Managing Director and Head of Southwest Region

Colleen Risk

Colleen Risk

Vizient
Chief People Officer

Virginia Rose

Texas Health Resources
Vice President – Service Line Officer

Susan Salka

AMN Healthcare
President, CEO and Director

Janice Sharry

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Partner

Theresa Stone

Oliver Wyman
Managing Partner, Americas

Thear Suzuki

EY
Global Client Service Partner

Ellen Torbert

Southwest Airlines
Vice President Diversity and Inclusion (retired)

Holly Tucker

Deloitte
Partner, Risk & Financial Advisory

Nina Vaca

Pinnacle Group
President & CEO

Rachel Vinson

CBRE
President, Debt & Structured Finance

Debra Von Storch

Canoo
Board Director

Janelle Walker

Janelle Walker

Comerica Bank
Wealth Regional Managing Director

FINANCIALS

Texas Women’s Foundation brings together and stewards funding from a broad network of donors and philanthropic partners, including individuals, corporations and other foundations. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of transparency and accountability to ensure the continuity of 35 years of trust we have built in our relationships with donors, grantees and community partners.

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