Mike Ballases

Chair of the Board
Accord Business Funding

I got involved because of their strong stance on immigration. The road to citizenship for immigrants is the only sensible approach and, in fact, is supported by the majority of Americans. I believe that the vast majority of immigrants are motivated to be hard working, contributing members of our society. NCI is dedicated to letting the American dream become a full reality for over 10mm people.

Gwen Emmett

Vice Chair of the Board
Community Leader

I am involved with Neighborhood Centers because I want to make all neighborhoods in Harris County better. Neighborhood Centers works hard and effectively for the good of our communities. I hope that by supporting NCI, our communities and our residents’ lives change for good…

Tommy Inglesby

Vice Chair of the Board
Halliburton

I serve Neighborhood Centers because of its mission to transform entire communities and its respect for the institutions and people it works with. And its people – Angela, Claudia, Ray, Pat (especially Pat) and the list goes on for hours…

Margaret Kripke, Ph.D.

Vice Chair of the Board
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas

I became involved with Neighborhood Centers because of their mission to transform neighborhoods and improve the lives of people in Houston. This is the most comprehensive, integrated, and effective approach to neighborhood redevelopment I have seen, and it is making a difference in the lives of people every day.

Eric Marin

Finance and Administration Chair
Tatum

I got involved with Neighborhood Centers because it allowed me to be part of an organization that has done such life changing work for communities. My introduction was a visit to Baker-Ripley. That visit provided first-hand insights on how they positively touch lives. Whether through education, taxes, or entrepreneurial services, they turned a community around in a profound and meaningful way.

Heather C. Simpson

Secretary of the Board
Community Leader

Debbie Adams

Board Member
Phillips 66

Matthew Barnes

Board Member
Barnes Strategies

Mitzi Bartlett

Board Member
SEARCH Homeless Services

Deborah Byers

Board Member
EY

Immanuel Capdeville, Sr.

Board Member
Deville Enterprises

Alberto P. Cardenas, Jr.

Board Member
Vinson & Elkins

I became involved with Neighborhood Centers because our organization looks out for everyone, especially our new Americans. We work together to find opportunity for all and understand that our shared strength in Houston is best measured by how we include others.

Danny David

Board Member
Baker Botts LLP

Clyde Fitzgerald

Board Member
International Longshoremen's Association

Robert Flexon

Board Member
Dynegy

Hank Holmes

Board Member
Cadence Bank

Ayse McCracken

Board Member
VillageMD

Charlie Prioleau

Board Member
Community Leader

I got involved because of Family - the focus on families that are served by Neighborhood Centers, the family at Neighborhood Centers that loves what they do, and the members of my family that have volunteered at Neighborhood Centers and/or Ripley House in past years!

Risher Randall, Jr.

Board Member
Morgan Stanley

Carleton Riser

Board Member
Transwestern Development Company

I got involved with NCI because I was impressed with the organization’s goal of providing assistance that empowers people to improve their lives for the long term. It’s a “hand up” that can change lives permanently rather than a “hand out” that changes it temporarily.

Mary Eliza Shaper

Board Member
Community Leader

Myrna Vital

Board Member
Community Leader

Frazier Wilson, Ed.D.

Board Member
Shell Oil Company

Sylvia Capetillo

Life Member of the Board
Community Leader

Jonathan Day

Life Member of the Board
Andrews Kurth LLP

I got involved as a Board member of Neighborhood Centers because it provides the assistance that Houston families need in order to become self-sufficient and engaged members of our community. No other organization in Houston has the scale and breadth to play this critical role.

Tom Sanders

Life Member of the Board
Sanders Enterprises

Don Turkleson

Life Member of the Board
Gulf Coast Energy Resources, LLC
Angela Blanchard

Angela Blanchard

President and CEO

Through her more than thirty years of experience, thought leader Angela Blanchard has reached an epiphany: A community should be defined by its strengths, resources, achievements and hopes – not its degree of “brokenness.” Read more about Angela’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Claudia Aguirre - Vasquez

Claudia Aguirre - Vasquez

Senior Vice President, Chief Program Officer

Today, as Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Claudia leads the charge to integrate neighborhood initiatives so that families engage in a seamless continuum. Read more about Claudia’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Annise Parker

Annise Parker

Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

The Honorable Annise Parker spent many years in service to the people of Houston, America’s 4th largest city, with six years as a City Council member, six years as City Controller, and six years as Mayor.

Read more about Annise’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Jane Bavineau

Jane Bavineau

Vice President of Sheltering Arms Senior Services

A social worker by trade and with nearly 30 years of experience in the field of gerontology, Bavineau has been recognized for her commitment to improving the lives of older adults. Read more about Jane’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Vicki Birenbaum

Vicki Birenbaum

Vice President of Governance

In 2012, after completing her term as board chair, Vicki joined Neighborhood Centers as Vice President of Governance. She serves as liaison to the board, monitors board compliance matters, facilitates board training, is responsible for the board guidebook, and oversees governance and compliance matters for the agency. Read more about Vicki’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Ann Hilbig

Ann Hilbig

Vice President of Program Planning & Evaluation

With the understanding that the most important asset in any community is its people, Ann has worked to ensure that Neighborhood Centers’ asset-based approach to community development is incorporated into all of its programs. Read more about Ann’s work at Neighborhood Centers.

Melissa Noriega

Melissa Noriega

Vice President for Policy and Partnerships

Ms. Noriega has been honored by her opportunity to be of service to the Houston community, and grateful for the support of her family, friends and community as she has pursued her career in public service. Read more about Melissa’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Kirk Rummel

Kirk Rummel

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Kirk Rummel came to Neighborhood Centers in 2013 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for all Accounting, Reporting, Treasury, Budgeting and Financial Analysis for the agency. Read more about Kirk’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Rene Solis

Rene Solis

Vice President of Emerging Public Initiatives

Rene Solis was named Vice President of Emerging Public Initiatives for Neighborhood Centers Inc. in 2009. In that role, he manages the Public Sector Solutions division as well as the agency’s disaster recovery program Stay Connected. Read more about Rene’s work with Neighborhood Centers.

Secretary James A. Baker III

61st U.S. Secretary of State

Susan G. Baker

Founding Member, National Alliance to End Homelessness

Nancy Andrews

President and CEO, Low Income Investment Fund

Mike Ballases

Chairman, Neighborhood Centers Inc. Board of Directors

Richard Baron

Co-Founder and CEO, McCormack Baron Salazar

J. Murry Bowden

Chairman and CEO, The Hanover Company

Henry Cisneros

Chairman, CityView

Jonathan Day

Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP

Ira Goldstein, Ph.D.

President, The Reinvestment Fund

John Hofmeister

CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy Former President, Shell Oil Company

Dr. Karen Otazo Hofmeister

President, Global Leadership Network Inc.

Bruce Katz

Vice President and Founding Director, Brookings Institution, Metropolitan Policy Program

Marc Shapiro

Chairman, Chase Bank of Texas

Margery Austin Turner

Senior Vice President for Program Planning and Management, Urban Institute

Marc Shapiro

Campaign Co-Chair
Chase Bank of Texas

J. Murry Bowden

Campaign Co-Chair
The Hanover Company

Secretary James A. Baker III & Susan G. Baker

Honorary Co-Chairs

R. Edwin Allday

Campaign Member
Independent Nonprofit Counsel

Mike Ballases

Campaign Member
Neighborhood Centers Inc.

William E. Chiles

Campaign Member
Bristow Group Inc.

Jonathan Day

Campaign Member
Andrews Kurth LLP

James W. Crownover

Campaign Member
McKinsey & Company

John Hofmeister

Campaign Member
Citizens for Affordable Energy

Dr. Karen Otazo Hofmeister

Campaign Member
Global Leadership Network Inc.

Hank Holmes

Campaign Member
Cadence Bank

Wilhelmina E. “Beth” Robertson

Campaign Member
Community Leader

Heather C. Simpson

Campaign Member
Community Leader