The Houston A+ Challenge Board of Trustees provides vision, leadership and guidance to the organization and its staff.

This dedicated team of volunteers also helps Houston A+ Challenge raise awareness of the need for community involvement and support of the Houston region’s public schools.

Members of the A+ Board come from all walks of life — they are business and nonprofit leaders, educators, philanthropists, community volunteers and parents.

Executive Committee

Bill Crouch
United Airlines (Retired)

Gasper Mir, III
MFR Group, Inc.

Thomas L. Elsenbrook
Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting LLC

Celia Lin


Board Members

Susan A. Bischoff
Houston Public Library Foundation

Judith Cruz
Community Volunteer

Jonathan Day
Andrews Kurth LLP

Bolivar Fraga
Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

Thelma Garza
Education Consultant

Roberto Gonzalez
Employment & Training Centers, Inc.

Shawn Gross
SAJG Investments, Inc.

Erica Lee
Harris County Department of Education

Scott McClelland

Karol Musher, M.A., CCC-SLP
Texas Children’s Hospital

Mary Nesbitt
Parent Visionaries

Rod Paige, Ph.D.
Chartwell Education Group LLC

J. David Thompson, III
Thompson & Horton LLP

Zoe Thompson

Bobby Tudor
Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co.

Andrea White
Community Volunteer

Ed Wolff
Beth Wolff Realty

Advisory Board

Michael Dee
Investment Banker

Ann Friedman, Ph. D.
Community Volunteer

H. Devon Graham, Jr.
R. E. Smith Interests, Inc.

Jenard M. Gross
Gross Investments

Yava Scott
Siebert, Brandford Shank & Co., LLC

Harry M. Reasoner
Vinson & Elkins, LLP

Rosie Zamora
Houston Wilderness, Inc.

Founding Board Member

Maconda Brown O’Connor