Who We Are

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

Board of Directors

Katherine McLane

Katherine McLane
Chair
Founder, The Mach 1 Group

Janet Walkow

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

Lisa Kennedy

Lisa Kennedy
Secretary
Principal, The Kennedy Collaborative

Lisa Owens

Lisa Owens
Treasurer
Central Health

Theresa Alvarez

Theresa Alvarez
Past Chair
Wells Fargo Bank

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

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

Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson, PhD
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Tricia Katz

Tricia Katz
Magic Leap

Jennifer Long

Jennifer Long
Executive Director, Ann Richards School Foundation

Lynn McBee

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

LaVerne Morris-Parker | City of Austin

LaVerne Morris-Parker
City of Austin

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

Anna Sanchez

Anna Sanchez
Senior Vice President Commercial Banking, Wells Fargo

Craig Shapiro

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

Margot Thomas

Margot Thomas
Community Volunteer

Christann Vasquez
Chief Operating Officer, Ascension Texas

Kristen Vassallo
Deputy State Director at The Nature Conservancy

Kristina Waugh
Principal, Ann Richards School

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