Our Board

Board of Directors and Affiliations

Mayor Annise Parker

Mr. William T. Griffin, US Trust, Chairman

Ms. Cherri Carbonara, Carbonara Group 

Ms. Diane M. Englet, CenterPoint Energy

Mr. John Gorczynski, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Ms. Leisa Holland-Nelson, ContentActive

Dr. David Joost, Houston Community College

Ms. Lisa Langston, Ham, Langston, and Brezina LLP

Dr. Rhea Lawson, Houston Public Library

Mr. Edward Melton, Harris County Public Library

Ms. Lance Menster, Houston Independent School Disrtrict

Mr. Amitav Misra, Taxa, Inc.  

Mr. T. Ray Purser, Comcast

Mr. Steve Shardonofsky, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 

Ms. Lisa Shumate, Houston Public Media 

Mr. Mark Sullivan, On the Mark Communications 

Mr. Matthew P. Summers, Salient 

Dr. Adriana Tamez, Educational Consultant

Ms. Kim Tutcher

Dr. Leigh Van Horn, University of Houston- Downtown

Mr. Ed Wolff, Beth Wolff Realtors 

Ms. Amber Wootton, Cameron 


Advisory Board and Affiliations

Ms. Jackie Aguilera, East Side University Village Community Learning Center

Mr. Daniel Bergman, Raymond James

Ms. Sarah Bracewell, Covariance Capital 

Mr. Clay Brett, Willkie Farr  & Gallagher LLP

Dr. Jennifer L. Christensen, Baylor College of Medicine

Ms. Erin Ellis, Tricon Energy

Dr. Abimbola Farinde, Bayshore Medical Center

Ms. Melanie Fisk, SEARCH Homeless Services

Ms. Ellie Francisco, Francisco + Co.

Ms. Katy Hays, The Brown Foundation

Mr. John Hoye, The Awty International School

Mr. David Klein, Klein Equities

Mr. Charles Litton, UBS Financial Services

Ms. Martha Macris, Memorial Assistance Ministries

Mr. Adrian Milton, Concho Resources

Mr. Nipul Patel, Wells Fargo

Mr. Jeremy L. Radcliffe, Salient

Mr. Marvin Rich

Dr. Roland B. Smith, Rice University

Ms. Jere Talley, Houston Organization of Public Employees

Ms. Michelle TreviƱo, Federal Reserve Bank

Ms. Claudia Vasquez, Wallstreet Texas

Mr. Peter Veruki, Community Volunteer

Ms. Susan Wagner, US Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Mr. Roosevelt Weeks, Houston Public Library

Mr. Harrison Williams

Dr. Bill Young

Who We Are

Houston Center for Literacy,
a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is working to improve literacy rates by connecting literacy providers and resources to support adult learners.

Our Vision

HCL strives to create a literate, prepared workforce by building high capacity, effective and top performing literacy agencies and programs throughout the greater Houston area. This work is done through best practice and resource distribution, advocacy, and volunteer training and placement.