Who We Are

We are dedicated to ensuring success for our students to and through college.

Board of Directors

Theresa Alvarez

Theresa Alvarez
Chair
Wells Fargo Bank

Katherine McLane

Katherine McLane
Vice Chair
Founder, The Mach 1 Group

Janet Walkow

Janet Walkow, PhD
Secretary
Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer, Drug Dynamics Institute at The University of Texas in Austin

Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens
Treasurer
Central Health

Michelle Milford Morse

Michelle Milford Morse
Past Chair
Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy, UN Foundation

Ellen Richards

Ellen Richards
Chair Emeritus
Ann Richards School Foundation

Karen Burgess

Karen Burgess
Burgess Law

Kathy Burrell

Kathy Burrell
Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Nicole Covert

Nicole Covert
Community Volunteer

Maria Cruz

Maria Cruz
Customer Success Manager – Advanced Services, Oracle

Jim Edwards

Jim Edwards
Community Volunteer

Andy Esparza

Andy Esparza
Human Resources Consultant

Berta Fogerson

Berta Fogerson
Principal Liaison, Young Women’s Preparatory Network

Pat Forgione Jr., PhD

Pat Forgione Jr., PhD
Community Volunteer

Jacquelyn Hawkins

Jacquelyn Hawkins
Community Volunteer

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson, PhD
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Tricia Katz

Tricia Katz
Software Engineer, Walmart Technology

Lisa Kennedy

Lisa Kennedy
Principal, The Kennedy Collaborative

Jennifer Long

Jennifer Long
Executive Director, Ann Richards School Foundation

Lynn McBee

Lynn McBee
Chief Executive Officer, Young Women’s Preparatory Network

Nona Niland | Community Volunteer

Nona Niland
Community Volunteer

Candace Partridge

Candace Partridge
Psychotherapist

Victor Saenz

Victor Saenz, PhD
Department Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy
Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin | College of Education

Craig Shapiro

Craig Shapiro, EdD
Associate Superintendent for High Schools, Austin ISD

Margot Thomas

Margot Thomas
Community Volunteer

Cristina TzintzĂșn

Cristina TzintzĂșn
Executive Director, Jolt

Christann Vasquez
President, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Ascension, Texas

Kristen Vassallo
Deputy State Director at The Nature Conservancy

Kristina Waugh
Principal, Ann Richards School

Mark Williams | Community Volunteer

Mark Williams
Community Volunteer

Advisory Council

Joe Armstrong

Joe Armstrong

Cathy Bonner

Cathy Bonner

Jody Conradt

Jody Conradt

Jeanne Goka

Jeanne Goka

Stacey Hadash

Stacey Hadash

Mary Herman

Mary Herman

Claire Korioth

Claire Korioth

Terry McDonell

Terry McDonell

Nancy Pittman

Nancy Pittman

Chula Reynolds

Chula Reynolds

Catherine Robb

Catherine Robb

Eddie Safady

Eddie Safady

Bea Ann Smith

Bea Ann Smith

Stuart Smith

Stuart Smith

Holland Taylor

Holland Taylor

Meredith Walker

Meredith Walker

Staff

Katie Bell-Moore
Office Assistant

Caitlin Gantt

Caitlin Gantt
Development Manager

Mike Guerrero

Mike Guerrero
Communications Manager

Jennifer Long | Executive Director

Jennifer Long
Executive Director