Board of Directors

Meet the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Board Members

Suzan Deison


Myrtle Jones

2018 Chair of the Board

Senior Vice President-Tax


Elizabeth Travis, Ph.D., FASTRO

Associate Vice President, Women Faculty Program

MD Anderson Cancer Center

April Bailey

Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending Manager

Amegy Bank

Dr. Juliet Breeze

CEO & Medical Director

Next Level Urgent Care

Mary Anne Brelinsky

Elizabeth Brock

Director of Local Relations
CenterPoint Energy

Kathy Britton

Perry Homes

Denise Castillo-Rhodes

Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer

Texas Medical Center

Sara Cronin

Director, Corporate Communications / Govt Affairs

TPC Group

Loretta Cross

Managing Director


Karen David-Green

Vice President of Investor Relations, Marketing and Communications

Weatherford International Ltd.

Susan Dray

Director, Alternative Channel Business Development


Amanda Ebbighausen

Senior Manager


Allison Esenkova

Vice President


Cyndy Garza Roberts

Director of Public Affairs


Paige Gerich



Valerie Gibbs

Executive Vice President, Chief C&I Officer

Allegiance Bank

Debra Hatter



Melanie Herz Promecene

Vice President, Director of Interiors

MORRIS Architects

Leisa Holland-Nelson



Matt Kabot

Greater Houston Area Complex Manager

Morgan Stanley

Dana Kervin

Chief Political Strategist

Houston Association of Realtors

Jennifer Kirk

Vice President/Principal Accounting Officer

Occidental Petroleum

Melinda Little

Director of Government Affairs

Comcast – Houston

Karen Love

Julie Luecht



Jessica Mahaffey

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Direct Energy

Janette Marx

Global Chief Operating Officer


Elizabeth Matthews

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Total Petrochemical & Refining USA

Bambi McCullough

Professional Speaker & CEO

Chrysalis Partners

Shawntell McWilliams

Annette Monks


Carlton Staffing

Jeanine Haller Piskurich

Vice President Land, US Lower 48 Onshore

BP America Production Company

Sandra Porter

Vice President, Corporate Marketing & Business Development


Erika Tolar

Worldwide Executive – Private Equity Sales & Strategy

FedEx Services

Dr. Mary Ann R. Wilkins

Vice President & Senior Business Development Officer

Stewart Title Guaranty Group

Dr. Jeanette Winters

Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer

Igloo Products Corp.

Beth Young

Senior Vice President

Colliers International

Robin Young-Ellis


Brenda Mainwaring

The Woodlands/North Houston Co-Chair

Assistant Vice President, Public Affairs

Union Pacific Railroad

Robin Fielder

The Woodlands/North Houston Co-Chair

Vice President, Investor Relations

Anadarko Petroleum

Irene Helsinger

Fort Bend Chapter Chair

Managing Director

Newport Board Group

Sallie Rainer

The Woodlands/North Houston Co-Chair

President & CEO

Entergy Texas


Caleen Allen

General Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Houston I.S.D

Rhonda Arnold

Chief Community Relations Officer

Houston Airport Systems

Dr. Wanda Bamberg


Aldine ISD

Lina Bell

Director, Diversity and Inclusion

Rice University

Nelda Luce Blair

Linda Buchman

Community Relations Officer

Spring Branch I.S.D.

LaQuita Carter

School Leadership Officer

Spring ISD

Bob Charlet

Market President & Publisher

Houston Business Journal

Samina Farid

Community Leader

Nicole Robinson Gauthier

Executive Director

Lone Star College Foundation

Holly Gruy

Linda Head

Lone Star College Foundation

Susan Hill

Senior Managing Director


Brenda James

Managing Director

Clayton Personnel

Anness Jensen

VP-Retail Banking

IBC Bank

Maryanne Maldonado

Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Houston Technology Center

Karen Marshall

Director of Client Services


Sonia Mathur

Managing Director

Golden Seeds Houston

Ayse McCracken

Dr. Susan Osterberg

Vice President and President –Elect

The University of Houston, C.T. Bauer College of Business

Gilda Ramirez

Senior Director, Small Business and Education Outreach

Port of Houston Authority

Sally Ramsay

Senior Vice President

Pierpont Communications

Matt Ross


Ventures Marketing

Danielle Scheiner

Meredith Watassek

Director of Career and Technical Education

Fort Bend ISD

Sarah Wood

Early Childhood & Gifted Program Specialist

Conroe ISD

Debby Young

Managing Director



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