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The American Leadership Forum is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to join and strengthen diverse leaders to better serve the public good. We do this through a yearlong Fellows Program in each Chapter's community in which leaders can engage in dialogue, differ, and build relationships. ALF strengthens Fellows’ capacity to address public issues collaboratively and builds a strong leadership network to work for positive change in our community.

  • Linda May
    Retired - President/Executive Director
    The Simmons Foundation
  • Peggy Engram
    Retired; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
    UH Downtown College of Public Service
    Criminal Justice 2
  • Diane Daggett (Snyder)
    Oregon State Director
    The Trust for Public Land
    Class XII
  • M.A. Toni Moreno
    Vice President
    MDR CFO's Inc.
  • Orfelina Garza
    Houston Community College System - Southwest
    Class XXIV
  • Dionel Aviles
    Aviles Engineering Corporation (President)
  • Frank Rossi
    St. Michael Catholic Church
  • Melody Barr
    Deputy Assistant Director Public Services/Public Facilities
    City of Houston- Housing and Community Development Department
    Class XXXIX
  • Gay Estes
    Community Volunteer
  • Tom Fuller
    Project Manager
    Shiels Obletz Johnsen, Inc.
    Class I
  • Yvette Gill
    Manager, Software Development & Operations
    Bonneville Power Administration
  • Davna Brook
    Retired - Assistant Director - Southern Region
    American Society for Technion
    Class X
  • George Jones
    Manager of Distribution Support Services
    Portland General Electric
    Class XVIII
  • Spyros Catechis
    Founder and CEO
    Southwest Schools, Young Learners School, The Bridge School, and Houston Educational Consultants
  • Lori Hinton
    American Case Management, Houston
  • Frances Castaneda Dyess
    Houston East End Chamber of Commerce
  • Henry Balensifer
    Vice Mayor
    Warrenton City Commission
    Class XXVIII
  • Helen Havens
    St. Stephen Episcopal Church
    Class V
  • Walter Jackson
    Area Superintendent
    Alief ISD
  • D. Mark Poag
    Founder and Managing Director
    Fitz Gate Ventures
    Class XXXVI
  • Andy Weiner
    President and Founder
    RockStep Capital
    Class X
  • Richard Torres
    VP, Community Relations Officer
    BBVA Compass
  • George Beatty
    President - The Greater Houston Partnership COC
    Class XVII
  • Sanjay Ramabhadran (Ram)
    Managing Partner
    VERSA Group LLC
    Class XXXI
  • Christy Poisot
    Sr. Info. Risk Mgmt. Practices Analyst
    Shell Oil Company
    Class XXXVII
  • Paul Sanders
    Global Head of Recognition
    International Baccalaureate
    Education Class 3
  • Carol Turner
    Leadership for Action
    Class V
  • Maria Harlow
    Chief Operating Officer
    Financial Insights
  • Mary Jane Gomez
    Retired - Director, Advanced Academics, Principal, ECH Manager
    Houston ISD
    Education Class 4
  • Nick Van Vleet

    The Regence Group
    Class XVII
  • Linda Olson
    Executive Director
    Houston Hispanic Forum
    Class XXIX
  • Brian Burby
    Vice President
    CH2M Hill
    Class XXII

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