Leadership

Executive Committee

  • Liz Vittor

    President

    Liz Vittor

    President

  • Marshall Lang

    Executive Chairman

    Marshall Lang

    Executive Chairman

  • Michael Desormeaux

    Treasurer

    Michael Desormeaux

    Treasurer

  • Andrea Soper

    President Elect

    Andrea Soper

    President Elect

  • Linda Brown

    Outreach Chair

    Linda Brown

    Outreach Chair

  • Tim Brown

    Nominating and Board Development

    Tim Brown

    Nominating and Board Development

  • Wellesley Fraser

    Stewardship Chair

    Wellesley Fraser

    Stewardship Chair

  • Michael Golemi

    Executive Committee At-Large

    Michael Golemi

    Executive Committee At-Large

  • William Hagans

    Leadership Giving Chair

    William Hagans

    Leadership Giving Chair

  • Peggy Kruckemeyer

    Advocacy Chair

    Peggy Kruckemeyer

    Advocacy Chair

  • Bob Morgan

    Corporate Development Chair

    Bob Morgan

    Corporate Development Chair

  • Allen Berryman

    Executive Committee At-Large

    Allen Berryman

    Executive Committee At-Large

  • Lindsey Fridge

    Executive Committee At-Large

    Lindsey Fridge

    Executive Committee At-Large

  • Ernest Hunter

    Executive Committee At-Large

    Ernest Hunter

    Executive Committee At-Large

  • Matt McMillan

    Executive Committee At-Large

    Matt McMillan

    Executive Committee At-Large

  • Elizabeth Wolff

    YLC Chair

    Elizabeth Wolff

    YLC Chair

Houston Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2018

  • Jordan Amis

    Jordan Amis

  • Mary Andrews

    Mary Andrews

  • Jerry Angel

    Jerry Angel

  • Leslie Balthazar

    Leslie Balthazar

  • Chuck Bowman

    Chuck Bowman

  • Dr. Pam Carmain

    Dr. Pam Carmain

  • Meredith Cocke

    Meredith Cocke

  • Lue Dillard

    Lue Dillard

  • Scott Fuller

    Scott Fuller

  • Bob Gabriel

    Bob Gabriel

  • Julie Goytia

    Julie Goytia

  • David Haas

    David Haas

  • Tim Haskell

    Tim Haskell

  • Dee Dee Howes

    Dee Dee Howes

  • Thomas Irwin

    Thomas Irwin

  • Kellie Johnson

    Kellie Johnson

  • Kelly Kimberly

    Kelly Kimberly

  • Travis Lauritsen

    Travis Lauritsen

  • Eric Lestin

    Eric Lestin

  • David Long

    David Long

  • Rosalyn Margolis

    Rosalyn Margolis

  • Joslyn Paris

    Joslyn Paris

  • David Plauck

    David Plauck

  • Craig Reffner

    Craig Reffner

  • Jay Rosenfeld

    Jay Rosenfeld

  • Carol Rowley

    Carol Rowley

  • Dr. Nunilo Rubio

    Dr. Nunilo Rubio

  • Carlos Sandoval, Jr.

    Carlos Sandoval, Jr.

  • Jeff Schnellhardt

    Jeff Schnellhardt

  • J. Mitchell Smith

    J. Mitchell Smith

  • Jeff Smith

    Jeff Smith

  • Jeff Stewart

    Jeff Stewart

  • Larry Tanner

    Larry Tanner

  • Mitch Tiras

    Mitch Tiras

  • Charity Todd

    Charity Todd

  • Steve Westlund

    Steve Westlund

  • Kelly Williams

    Kelly Williams

  • Pat Wright

    Pat Wright

  • Dr. Michael Yafi

    Dr. Michael Yafi

  • Craig Allen
  • Brian Amis
  • Sue Sue Aron
  • Don Aron
  • D'Artagnan Bebel
  • Andrea Bishop
  • Clay Bretches
  • Lisa Brettmann
  • Bettie Carrell
  • John Cone
  • Ross Cooley
  • Josey Duke
  • Michol Ecklund
  • Dan Evans
  • Marjorie Evans
  • Rich Fass
  • John Friday
  • Jeff Friedman
  • Gray Gregory
  • Greg Grissom
  • Fred Hagans
  • Judy Haley
  • Randy Hansen
  • Karen Harberg
  • Frank Harmon, III
  • Mark Kaufman
  • Judy Lee
  • Joycelyn Marek
  • David Massin
  • Cindy Muller
  • Ernie Prochaska
  • Susan Pye
  • Steve Riney
  • Melinda Rose
  • Mansel Rubenstein
  • Rosemary Schatzman
  • Mike Schnakenberg
  • Steve Sievert
  • Pam Sitton
  • Paul Smith
  • Tom Standish
  • Kathy Stewart
  • Sam Stolbun
  • Carlos Treistman
  • Jason Volz
  • Jeri Wolff
  • Dan Yates

Chapter Staff

  • Rick Byrd

    Rick Byrd

    Executive Director

    Bio

    Rick Byrd

    Executive Director

    Rick started his career with the YMCA of Greater Houston as a Program Director at the Post Oak YMCA. Since then, he has held a variety of positions, within the organization, including Executive Director of the Weekley Family YMCA, District Executive Director and most recently as the Vice President for Development/Executive Director of the YMCA of Greater Houston Endowment Foundation. During his tenure, Rick has been recognized for his fundraising achievements as well as leadership capabilities. Rick also has a proven track-record of organizational revenue growth, board and volunteer development, strategic planning and positive community relations.

    Rick currently serves as Treasurer for the Houston Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and is the President and founding member of the Wilchester Neighborhood Men’s Club, a 501 (c) 3, non-profit, with a mission to give back to the community and those in need. Rick is married to Susan and they have two children, Alexander (14) and Elizabeth (10). They both are actively involved in their community and local schools. Rick also enjoys coaching his children in various sports throughout the year.

     

  • Deandrea Dillard

    Deandrea Dillard

    Associate Executive Director

    Bio

    Deandrea Dillard

    Associate Executive Director

    Deon is a native Houstonian and proud graduate of Sam Houston State University. She spent over 12 years as a Pharmaceutical Representative before making the transition to non-profit. Deon has worked in non-profit for five years and has a very successful track record in managing galas, walks, luncheons, and community service projects. She really enjoys working with people and making a difference in the community. She will celebrate 18 years of marriage in 2017 and is the proud mother of a pioneering pre-teen and a transcendent teen.

  • Teryn Eustace

    Teryn Eustace

    Office Manager

    Financials

    Teryn Eustace

    Office Manager

    Financials

  • Jennifer Sotuyo

    Jennifer Sotuyo

    Development Director

    Gala, YLC, Third Party Events

    Jennifer Sotuyo

    Development Director

    Jennifer Sotuyo has been fundraising, for both political and charitable organizations, and planning events for over 18 years. She started her professional fundraising career with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. During her time at the Chamber, Jennifer was quickly recognized for her success in helping secure memberships from Fortune 500 companies. In 2005 Jennifer started working with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) where she spent the next 12 years raising money for families affected by a neuromuscular disease. During her time there she served in various roles managing, planning events, attending summer camp, working with families, and most of all raising money for the largest MDA chapter in the country. Her background is mostly in distinguished events such as galas and golf tournaments.

    Jennifer is a graduate of Texas A&M University. She moved to Houston in 2009 from her hometown of San Antonio, Texas where she resides with her husband and pets. Jennifer is passionate about helping people and looks forward to meeting families and supporters of JDRF and finding a cure for Type 1.

     

  • Amanda Nguyen

    Amanda Nguyen

    Development Manager

    Outreach and Kids Walks

    Amanda Nguyen

    Development Manager

    Outreach and Kids Walks

  • Kamika Hind

    Kamika Hind

    Development Manager

    OneWalk Houston, Auction

    Kamika Hind

    Development Manager

  • Kim Nguyen

    Kim Nguyen

    Development Coordinator

    Kim is a native Houstonian and graduate of University of Houston. She had a background in pharmacy and healthcare before moving to non-profit at JDRF in Spring 2016.

  • Stephanie Wilson

    Stephanie Wilson

    Development Coordinator

    Woodlands Walk, Tee Up To Cure Diabetes Golf Tournament

    Stephanie Wilson

    Development Coordinator

    Stephanie is originally from the Chicagoland area and moved to Houston two years ago. She is a graduate of Indiana University where she studied Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management. Her passion for helping others led her to her fundraising career. She is excited to meet and work with JDRF families, and contribute to finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes.