President ————————————- Michael M. AdkinsonVice President —————————— Bruce LemmieFinancial Secretary ————————————- Keith CorneliusTreasurer ————————————- Lowell WrightBoard MembersStanley Weakley
BIO OF BOARD MEMBERS
BIO OF BOARD MEMBERS
Mike Adkinson – PRESIDENT
EMPLOYER: LyondellBasell Industries, Inc,
JOB TITLE: Senior Reliability & Maintenance Engineer
EDUCATION: North Carolina A&T State University BS Mechanical Engineering University of Houston MS Industrial Engineering – Engineering Administration
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Besides ECFOH, I am currently serving a third term as a Board member and the Board Secretary of the Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation. I’m also a member of the Youth Ministry Staff at the Church Without Walls, Houston Texas
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: ECFOH work with the youth of our community is rewarding because they are our future as a people. I am most excited that we do more than just offer scholarships but also attempt to influence their drive to achieve and be successful; most especially our young men of color.
Bruce Lemmie – VICE PRESIDENT
EMPLOYER: Retired State Farm Insurance
JOB TITLE: Claim Section Manager-CPCU,CLU
EDUCATION: University of Missouri-Columbia B.A. University of Missouri-Kansas City M.P.A.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: ECFOH Board of Directors Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Board of Directors Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar – Harris County Windsor Village United Methodist Church – Altar Guild member Helped develop Insurance and Risk Management Techniques for Community Development Corporations in cooperation with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: I enjoy sharing personal development challenges and strategies with aspiring young students in our community. This includes personal mentoring and developing programs to enhance their educational experiences.
Keith E. Cornelius – FINANCIAL SECRATARY
EMPLOYER: Cornelius Consulting
JOB TITLE: Founder
EDUCATION: University of Houston, Accounting
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: President – Eta Lambda Alumni Association, UH Alumni Association Board of Trustee – Episcopal High School Board Member – Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter Board Member – Planned Parenthood of Houston & Southeast Texas Advisory Board Chair – Breakthrough Houston
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: Working to help provide the necessary financial and standardized testing resources that will enable disadvantaged youth to attend college. Also, mentoring, tutoring, advising, and preparing young students and their parents for college and a life of significance thereafter.
Ray Brown – BOARD MEMBER
EMPLOYER: Grocers Supply
JOB TITLE: Director of Transportation
EDUCATION: North Carolina A&T State University – BS Finance, Oklahoma City University – MBA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: I really enjoy impacting the lives of young men and women through the college readiness and financial aid workshops and SAT/ACT practice tests.
Leonard J. Coleman – BOARD MEMBER
JOB TITLE: Manager of Pulmonary Diagnostics Services at Ben Taub General Hospital
EDUCATION: University of Houston, BS in Psychology/Biology
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Supporter of Kappa League/Guide Right Program. Volunteer for annual community health fair. Volunteer and donor for Annual Christmas Day of Caring. Member of the Logistics Committee for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies for over 25 years.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: We provide guidance and mentoring to Houston area youths. We give annual scholarships to graduating High school seniors and college students. We sponsor free Practice ACT and SAT during school year.
Anthony DeBlanc – BOARD MEMBER
JOB TITLE: Manager – SEC Reporting
EDUCATION: University of Houston – Downtown B.S. Accounting, University of Houston – M.B.A. Finance
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: University of Houston Alumni National Black MBA Houston Chapter Jack and Jill Church without Walls
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: Community involvement, youth development and college preparedness efforts
Larry Dupas – BOARD MEMBER
JOB TITLE: Global Sourcing Manager
EDUCATION: Naval Postgraduate School / Masters Degree – Material Logistics Management Southern University and A&M College / Bachelors Degree – Mathematics Secondary Education
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Knights of Columbus – Council 4204 / St. Basil Council Education and Charities Foundation of Houston (ECFOH) Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: Community involvement and support to provided to the underserved youth within the community via Guide Right / Kappa League Programs. As well as, the scholarships provided to deserving college students.
Nathaniel Jackson – BOARD MEMBER
EMPLOYER: Bechtel OG&C Inc.
JOB TITLE: Engineering Group Supervisor
EDUCATION: University of Nevada, Las Vegas B.S. Civil Engineering P.E. CA, TX
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: That we are actively engaged in the community and the schools, providing opportunities for academic development and community engagement.
Ronald Lockett, II – BOARD MEMBER
EMPLOYER: Dow Chemical
JOB TITLE: IT Project Manager
EDUCATION: Prairie View A&M University Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: • Project Lead The Way – Engineering Partnership Team • Alvin ISD Career & Technical Education Advisory Board Member • National Management Association • National Society of Black Engineers • Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers • American Association of Blacks in Energy • Education & Charities Foundation of Houston – Board Member • Project Management Institute • Prairie View A&M Univ. National Alumni Assoc. – Life Member • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. – Houston Chapter President – Life Member • Southwestern Province – Life Member • Prince Hall F&AM 32° • Shadow Creek Sports Assoc. – Youth Basketball Coach • Shadow Creek High School Athletic Booster Club – Board Member
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: ECFOH is committed to providing positive impactful experiences for our under-served youth to accelerate their development toward self-empowerment and lofty achievements through: Mentoring & Intervention, Personal & Professional Development, Educational Empowerment, College Readiness & Scholarship Assistance.
Carl Lowery – BOARD MEMBER
EDUCATION: Suffolk University – Bachelor of Science Business University of Chicago – MBA
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?:
Randall McHenry – BOARD MEMBER
JOB TITLE: Owner
EDUCATION: Xavier University of LA
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Current 1st Vice President of Xavier University National Alumni Association Past Chapter President of the Houston Alumni Chapter of Xavier University Past Men’s auxiliary President of Humble/Kingwood Jack & Jill Chapter Member, National Sales Network
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: Working with and Mentoring Young People
Alton Smith – BOARD MEMBER
EMPLOYER: Retired-Shell Oil Company And Klein Independent School District
EDUCATION: Southern University-Baton Rouge, La.; B.S.- Economics and Math-1968 Texas Southern University-MBA-Finance-1973 Sam Houston State University-Ed.D.-Educational Leadership-2003
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Chairman- Lone Star College College System-Board of Trustee Former Board Member- Aldine Independent School District-Board of Trustees Board Member-Community College Association of Texas Trustees Board Member-WINGS Board Member-Lone Star College System Foundation Near Northwest Management District Southern University Alumni Association Member of Living Word Bible Church
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: Providing youngsters with scholarship opportunities and mentoring.
Roland B. Smith – BOARD MEMBER
EMPLOYER: Rice University
JOB TITLE: Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion – Adjunct Professor of Sociology
EDUCATION: BA in Anthropology and Sociology from Bowie State University MPA Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs Ed.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: President, Houston Chapter of the Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education Advisory Board member, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club Member, LifeGift Organ Donation Center Medical Advisory Board 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston Mentoring Past board chair of the Education Foundation of Harris County and LifeGift Organ Donation Center.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST ABOUT THE WORK OF ECFOH?: ECFOH has demonstrated a clear and profound influence on the lives of the youth it touches, directly through scholarships and college preparatory activities and indirectly though peer interactions.