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Board of Directors

Our board represents a cross-section of our community and has a passion for our organization and those we serve. The members work hard to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organization and oversee that the funds raised directly affect those in need.

 

Board Officers

  • Thomas Wood | Chairman
    Thomas Wood | Chairman

    UTMB: Former Director of Molecular Genomics, Professor Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department.
    Crossroads at Park Place: Crossroads Sense 2018, current President of Board.
    Volunteer with Meals on Wheels.
    Active in the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.
    Married to Jill and dad to two kids: Vicky, recently graduated from seminary, and a son.

  • Rev. Gloria Villa Diaz, D.Min. | Secretary
    Rev. Gloria Villa Diaz, D.Min. | Secretary

    Gloria is the Bilingual minister at New Day In Christ Ministries serving inmates around the country and Day-Laborers in Houston, TX.
    She also serves as a member of the Unification Task Force of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America.
    Along with her husband, Rev. Fredy, Gloria serves children and youth through camps and church activities within her denomination.

  • Bill Gaupp | Treasurer
    Bill Gaupp | Treasurer

    Bill Gaupp is the former Business Administrator of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church.

Board Members

  • Doug Fortner | Executive Director
    Doug Fortner | Executive Director
  • Jim Brackeen
    Jim Brackeen

    Voting Member

  • Patti Clemens
    Patti Clemens

    Voting member

  • Lamar Davis Jr.
    Lamar Davis Jr.

    Voting Member

  • George Finch
    George Finch

    Voting Member

  • Ed Gomez
    Ed Gomez

    Voting Member

  • Randy Hiriart
    Randy Hiriart

    Golf Tournament

  • John James
    John James

    Voting member

  • Clay Moore
    Clay Moore

    Voting Member

  • Sue Moore
    Sue Moore

    Voting Member

  • Art Stephenson
    Art Stephenson

    Voting Member

  • Charlie Stiernberg
    Charlie Stiernberg

    Voting member

  • Lon Tiemann
    Lon Tiemann

    Voting Member

  • James Webb
    James Webb

    Voting Member


Ex Officio Board Members

  • Jim Brackeen | Former Board Chair
    Jim Brackeen | Former Board Chair

    Jim Brackeen served on the board January 2015 – January 2018. He and Linda, his wife of 53 years, are members of Clear Lake United Methodist Church. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. My life changed because of the ministry of Crossroads at Park Place. I have learned to embrace people experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty as worthy members of the community.

  • Art Stephenson | Former Board Chair
    Art Stephenson | Former Board Chair

    Art Stephenson, former Director of NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center, is a member of the Clear Lake United Methodist Church. Since stepping down as Chairman of the Board, Art has invested considerable time in SIFAT, Servants in Faith and Technology, helping to bring clean water to inhabitants of Ecuador and other under served places in the developing world.

  • James Webb | Former Board Chair
    James Webb | Former Board Chair

    James Webb is an Elder at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Houston.
    He is active in the Houston Bay Area Emmaus community, Camp Gilmont (counselor), Crossroads at Parkplace, Love Out Loud, and Young Life.
    Married to Charelle and dad to their three kids: Davis, Aldan, Darcie. James and Charelle own a staffing company in Houston.