Western Hemisphere Treasurer – Schlumberger Limited
Alejandro earned a graduate degree from Rice University (MBA for Executives, 2013) and an undergraduate degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires (Licentiate in Economics, 1997). Alejandro has spent 15 years in international assignments with Schlumberger, the world’s leading oilfield services company. He began his career in 1996 in his home country of Argentina, and first relocated to Houston in 1998 to work as Financial Analyst. He later held several other financial roles with increasing responsibility in Europe, South America, and North America. Read more…
Director of Development of Avondale House
Philip Golden serves as the Director of Development of Avondale House, a Houston nonprofit organization that provides services and resources for individuals with autism. In this role, he manages all fundraising activities of the agency including annual giving, planned giving, grant applications, appeals to corporations and individuals, special events, and cultivation and solicitation of major donors. He also develops and implements Avondale’s public relations and marketing activities and coordinates the volunteer activities of the agency.
Prior to joining the staff, Mr. Golden served as a board member for almost 10 years, with three terms as Board President of this $3,900,000.00 budget United Way agency. He also chaired the agency’s “Small Miracles” Capital Campaign, which successfully raised $4,000,000.00 to build a 33,000-square- foot school and administrative facility. He also served on the building and construction committee for the new facility from its October 2006 ground breaking to January 2008 occupancy.
Mr. Golden has a degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University and graduated from the University of Houston Law Center. Prior to entering the non-profit world, he practiced as an intellectual property law attorney for over 15 years at three large general practice law firms in downtown Houston.
Philip has served on various church committees, the board of directors at Bellaire Little League, is active with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Speakers Committee, and in his spare time likes to umpire the occasional high school baseball game.
Community Relations Specialist — Texas Children’s Health Plan
Shirley Ronquillo has over 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit and community outreach sector. Shirley holds a Master in Public Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Bachelor’s of Arts in French, and a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Studies and Romance Languages from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX.
Her passion for helping others has led her to serve on the Board of Directors for Blocks Organizing Neighborhood Defense, Rotary Club of Houston Skyline, Saving Families Worldwide, Inc. and currently Discover Fitness Foundation.
An avid world traveler, Shirley enjoys immersing herself in different cultures. She is a performer with the Fraternidad Folklórica Cultural Caporales Universitarios San Simón- Houston, a Bolivian Folkloric Dance Group. Although of Ecuadorian descent, Shirley embraces the Bolivian Caporales dance as another avenue for immersing herself in a different culture.
Ann Hester earned an undergraduate degree in communications from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. She received a master’s degree in education from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Her education degree had a focus in adult education and corporate training. Over the past 25 years, Ann has worked in marketing and corporate training. Read more…
Clare Bolduc Richards earned undergraduate degrees from Rice University in Biology and in Art and Art History. She began a 27 year career in basic science research as a technician in a small alga laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine, and ended up as a Laboratory Manager in a large lab at MD Anderson Cancer Center, working on programmed cell death in fruit flies. In between she enjoyed a long stint as Lab Manager studying fruit fly genetics at Rice University, and some time at UC Berkeley in a very large laboratory. She has enjoyed the varied roles required as lab manager, from scientist to mechanic to psychologist to facilitator to get-it-done person. Read more…
Certified Business Intermediary CEO — 3rd Level Consulting and Business Brokerage Frank@3rdLevelConsulting.com www.3rdLevelConsulting.com www.MotionEvolution.com www.WingsCenter.com Frank Sahlein has been involved with the Children’s Activity Center industry since 1967 – as gymnast, martial artist, coach, business owner, consultant and business broker. Frank is a native of San Mateo, California and graduated from Hillsdale High School. He attended San Jose State University on a gymnastics scholarship, and graduated in 1976.Frank and his wife Shauna pioneered the Children’s Learning Opportunity Center concept – a unique blend of Sports Instruction, Child Care and Education, Entertainment and Outreach. The amazing WINGS Center (since 1974) is a 35,000 sq ft working lab of synergistic programs. Management systems that Frank designed run the affairs of the Wings Center on a daily basis. Read more…
Keri Chadwick joined the Discover Fitness Foundation in October 2011. She is the Special Needs Director at Discover Gymnastics and also the Head of Delegation for the Discover Gymnastics Special Olympics Team.
She is very passionate about promoting gymnastics and fitness not only in the special needs community, but amongst all youth. As an instructor for special needs gymnastics, she believes gymnastics is an excellent addition to different types of therapy that children face. Read more…
Chris Anderson Campbell earned an undergraduate in QMSC from the University of Houston and has attended Rice University’s Executive Management program.
Chris began a 30 year career in Geophysics in 1979 joining Shell International as a seismic processor. In 1992 after a 10 year career with British Petroleum, which included 3 years living in London, Chris joined a small 15 person geophysical startup company, GX Technology. As part of a small company Chris wore many hats, technical operations, sales and management. In 2004 GX Technology was sold to ION Geophysical and has grown to 200+ personnel. Chris continues to manage a large innovative team at GX Technology. Read more…
Shannon Harlan joined the Discover Fitness Foundation in February 2014. She is the Developmental Officer for the DFF. She has over 14 years experience working in the non-profit sector with a passion for making a difference in the lives of others. Professional experience includes working with special needs individuals, program development, volunteer management, fundraising campaigns, and event planning.
IT Director — Discover Gymnastics
Kyle Johnston is the IT Director at Discover Gymnastics, managing Discover’s technology and digital marketing. He is currently a junior, majoring in Computer Science, at the University of Houston Honors College, and serves as the Discover Fitness Foundation’s webmaster and technical advisor.
Entrepreneur and business woman Sequoia Di Angelo has vast holdings in many companies, primarily concentrating on modernized publishing. Di Angelo hopes to shape the media publishing world for the next generation of readers. Sequoia Di Angelo became involved with Discover Fitness foundation in 2012. Di Angelo believes that giving back to the community is a vitally important part of an individuals overall success. Sequoia is an avid believer in all that Discover Fitness has accomplished and will accomplish in the future.
Glenda Clerc joined the Discover Fitness Foundation in June 2010. She owns Clerc Computer Consulting along with her husband, Don, and serves as Vice President of Marketing and Finance. The company has received numerous awards, including the Better Business Bureau’s Award for Excellence, the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce “Over the Top” Customer Service Award and the houston Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Companies. Read more…
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