Board of Directors

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

Suzan Deison

Suzan Deison

CEO/President/Founder
GHWCC
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Janette Marx

Janette Marx

2022 Chair of the Board
CEO

Airswift
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Susan Dray

Susan Dray

2021 Chair of the Board
VP, National Channel Development
Reliant, an NRG Company
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Abby Alford

Abby Alford

Transaction Manager
CBRE
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Megan Avery

Megan Avery

National Business Development Officer
Stewart Title
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April Bailey

April Bailey

EVP, Commercial Lending
Amegy Bank
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Halisha Balla

Halisha Balla

Cost, Business Plan & Controls Section Supervisor
Baytown Complex – Mechanical
ExxonMobil

Dr. Juliet Breeze

Dr. Juliet Breeze

2020 Chair of the Board
CEO & Medical Director
Next Level Urgent Care
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Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock

Elizabeth Gonzalez Brock

2019 Chair of the Board
Vice President of Energy Solutions & Business Services
CenterPoint Energy
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Sue Burnett

Sue Burnett

President & Founder
Burnett Specialists
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Stacy Canady

Stacy Canady

Assistant Vice President, AT&T External & Legislative Affairs
AT&T
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Pearl Chu

Pearl Chu

Director Technical Domains & Knowledge Management
Schlumberger
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Kim Coomber-Hallum

Kim Coomber-Hallum

NGL Logistics Manager
bp

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Casey Curry

Casey Curry

Corporate Citizenship Director
Education and Awareness
alliantgroup
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Myra Davis

Myra Davis

Chief Information Innovation Officer
Texas Children’s Hospital

Theresa Einhorn

Theresa Einhorn

Philanthropist
Former Partner Haynes & Boone, LLP
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Samina Farid

Samina Farid

Managing Director
Farid Ventures
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Julie Flowers

Julie Flowers

Head of Global Talent Acquisition
Chevron
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Cyndy Garza Roberts

Cyndy Garza Roberts

Director Community Impact/External Affairs
COMCAST
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Valerie Gibbs

Valerie Gibbs

Chief C&I Officer
Allegiance Bank

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Marie Guillot

Marie Guillot

Managing Director
ABACO International
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Lisa Helfman

Lisa Helfman

Director, H-E-B Public Affairs
H-E-B

Leisa Holland-Nelson

Leisa Holland-Nelson

Vice-President/CMO
Astoundz
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Nikki Homratsamy

Nikki Homratsamy

Director, Tax
PKF Texas
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Dewaynna Horn, Ph.D.

Dewaynna Horn, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Accreditation 
Associate Professor of Management 
College of Business
Texas Women’s University
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Linda Humphries

Linda Humphries

Senior Vice President / Marketing Director
Allegiance Bank
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Myrtle Jones

Myrtle Jones

2018 Chair of the Board
Senior Vice President-Tax
Halliburton
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Chapter Chairs

Halisha Balla

Halisha Balla

Cost, Business Plan & Controls Section Supervisor
Baytown Complex – Mechanical
ExxonMobil

Heather Betancourth

Heather Betancourth

Community & Government Relations Representative
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., LP
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Jennifer Briscoe

Jennifer Briscoe

(Energy Corridor / Katy Area Chapter Co-Chair)
President
Hiring Source
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Amanda E. (Franke) Eaves

Amanda E. (Franke) Eaves

(Bay Area Chapter Co-Chair)
Director and Office Industry Leader of Governmental & Public Non-Profit Audit and Higher Ed Services
BKD CPAs & Advisors
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Natalie Saikowski Goertz

Natalie Saikowski Goertz

(The Woodlands/North Houston Co-Chair)
Senior Vice President
Guaranty Bank & Trust
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Irene Helsinger

Irene Helsinger

(Fort Bend Chapter Chair)
Managing Director
NewportLLC
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Brenda James

Brenda James

(The Woodlands North Houston Co-Chair)
Brenda James & Co.
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Ann Krieger

Ann Krieger

(Bay Area Chapter Co-Chair)
Financial Advisor
Morgan Stanley 
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EX-OFFICIO

Rhonda Arnold

Rhonda Arnold

Chief Community Relations Officer
Houston Airports
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Lina Bell

Lina Bell

Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Rice University
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Sarah Blakelock

Sarah Blakelock

Director of Communication
Conroe ISD

Linda Buchman

Linda Buchman

Community Relations Officer
Spring Branch I.S.D.
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LaQuita Carter

LaQuita Carter

School Leadership Officer
Spring ISD
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Bob Charlet

Bob Charlet

Market President & Publisher
Houston Business Journal
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Linda Head

Linda Head

Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor
Lone Star College Foundation
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Brenda James

Brenda James

(The Woodlands North Houston Co-Chair)
Brenda James & Co.
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Karen Marshall

Karen Marshall

Director of Client Services
METRO
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Dr. Susan Osterberg

Dr. Susan Osterberg

Adjunct Professor of Arts & Humanities

University of Houston Downtown

Leila Perrin

Leila Perrin

Community Volunteer
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Gilda Ramirez

Gilda Ramirez

Senior Director, Small Business and Education Outreach
Port of Houston Authority
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Linda Schaible

Linda Schaible

VP, Marketing & Strategic Development
Houston Chronicle
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Meredith Watassek

Meredith Watassek

Director of Career and
Technical Education

Fort Bend ISD
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Whitney Whitmire

Whitney Whitmire

President

Whitney Whitmire Consulting