Our Board

Board of Directors and Affiliations

Mayor Annise Parker

Ms. Amber Wootton, Chairman

Ms. Jacqueline Aguilera, East Side University

Ms. Cheryl Carbonara, Carbonara Group

Ms. Diane M. Englet, CenterPoint Energy

Mr. John Gorczynski, State Senator Slyvia Garcia

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. Ryan Leach, Downtown Redevelopment Authority

Mr. Ron Lucik, Harris County Public Library

Ms. Martha Macris, Memorial Assistance Ministries

Ms. Lance Menster, Houston Independent School Disrtrict

Mr. Amitav Misra, Cardinal Advisors, LLC

Mr. T. Ray Purser, Comcast

Mr. David Rosen, Ascend Performance Materials

Mr. Steve Shardonofsky, Seyfarth Shaw LLP 

Mr. Mark Sullivan, On the Mark Communications 

Mr. Matthew P. Summers, Salient 

Dr. Adriana Tamez, Educational Consultant

Ms. Kim Tutcher, Community Volunteer

Dr. Leigh Van Horn, University of Houston- Downtown

Mr. Ed Wolff, Beth Wolff Realtors 


Advisory Board and Affiliations

Mr. Bradley Bracewell, Shell

Mr. James Brodnax, Keller Williams Metropolitan

Mr. Mark Carey, Deloitte

Dr. Jennifer L. Christensen, Baylor College of Medicine

Ms. Annie Eifler, Gulf Coast Entertainment

Dr. Abimbola Farinde, Bayshore Medical Center

Ms. Emily Glassell, Silver Eagle Distributing

Mr. William Griffin, U.S. Trust

Ms. Katy Hays, The Brown Foundation

Mr. John Hoye, The Awty International School

Mr. David Klein, Klein Equities

Mr. Charles Litton, UBS Financial Services

Mr. Edward Melton, Harris County Public Library

Mr. Adrian Milton, Latham & Watkins LLP

Mr. Jerry Neal, Chevron

Mr. Nipul Patel, Wells Fargo

Mr. Jeremy L. Radcliffe, Salient

Mr. Marvin Rich, Marvin and Shirley Rich Fund

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, U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Mr. Jesse Wallin, Bracewell & Guiliani

Mr. Joe Wappelhorst, Literacy Advance of Houston

Mr. Roosevelt Weeks, Houston Public Library

Mr. Harrison Williams, Raymond James and Associates, Inc.

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.