Leadership Campaign


Because of you, we surpassed last year's record-breaking Leadership Campaign total! We exceeded our target goal of $325,000 by over $50,000. This year's efforts raised more than $375,000 to provide shelter, counseling and support to individuals building lives free from the effects of violence.

Our two-page ad in The Houston Chronicle sent a clear message calling for an end to domestic violence, and we are honored to have so many community leaders standing with us.


A big thanks to our Campaign Co-Chairs, Tana Poole and Kathy Young, for making this year our most successful ever. 


2016 Leadership Campaign Houston Chronicle Ad



2016 Leadership Campaign Participants


 Premier Corporate Signature



The Fant Foundation



The Fant Foundation
Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel, Chairman & CEO of Management Board, LyondellBasell
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company



Corporate Signature























Bill O'Brien, Head Coach, Houston Texans, Houston Texans Foundation
Sandra R. Aultman, Managing Director, The PNC Group
Craig K. Beyer, Vice Chairman,  CBRE, Inc
W.R. (Bill) Byrd, President, RCP Inc.

Krista Bourne, President-South Central Market, Verizon
Cindy Deere, Head of Audit, Shell Oil Company
Karen Duddlesten, Women’s Center Supporter
Tom Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President & Branch Manager, Chubb Insurance
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Sarah Harris, General Counsel, US Patent and Trademark Office 
Stanley Horton, Chief Executive Officer, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners
Paula A. Johnson, EVP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Phillips 66
Marlene M. Marker, CEO, The Marker Group
Norton Rose Fulbright
David Runnels, Partner, Andrews Kurth
Jenni Tranweaver, Owner, Jenni's Noodle House
Dale O. Young, Vice President, Kraton



Premier Signature



Heidi S. Alderman, Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals, BASF Corporation
Faith Allen, Senior Vice President, Bank of Texas
Jim Anslow & James Bryant, Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd
Andrew M. Baker, Managing Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Baker Hughes Foundation 
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LLP
Scott Brann, The Brann Law Firm
Robin & Mike Bullington, Community Leaders
Benjamin K. Chu, President & CEO, Memorial Hermann Health System
Dan O. Dinges, Chairman, President & CEO, Cabot Oil & Gas
Janet Downie, Partner, Johnson Downie LLC
Mark E. Ellis, Chairman, President & CEO, LINN Energy
Robert Fowler, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Natasha Frausto, Noble Corporation
Kerry Galvin, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, AXIP Energy Services, LP
Linda Glover, Shareholder, Winstead PC
Melanie Gray, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
Merrill & Joe Hafner, Community Leaders 
Frances Powell Hawes, Board Director, & Energen Corporation
Stanley Horton, President & CEO, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LLP
Diana M. Hudson, Retired Senior Partner, Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Rochelle M. Jacobson, Women’s Center Supporter
Michael Johnston, Director, KKR
K. Terry Koonce, President (Retired), ExxonMobil Production Company
Linda Krienke, Owner/Executive Vice President, Linron Flooring Company
Sorin T. Lupascu, Community Leader
Qusai Mahesri, Managing Director, Xpediant Solutions
Shannon Mann, Owner, Mann Designs
Elena & Kenny Marks, Community Leaders
Nick J. Massad, Jr., President, Embassy Suites Houston Downtown
Linda & Howard McCollum, Women's Center Supporters
John & Valerie McElroy, Community Leaders
M. Kevin McEvoy, CEO, Oceaneering International
Trish Millard, VP, Business Development, Fidelity National Title
Ellen Naegeli, Co-owner, Naegeli Transportation, Inc.

Neva Patty, Vice President, First America Title
Tana L. Pool, Vice President & General Counsel, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company
Beverly & Jim Postl, Community Leaders
Kelly B. Rose, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Mark Schroeder, General Counsel, Enable Midstream Partners, LP
Frank C. Steininger, Senior Vice President, Civeo
David Sterling, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Kay and Bert Tabor, Caldwell Boudreaux Lefler PLLC
Hugh Tucker, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Karyl Van Tassel, Managing Director, Navigant

 Rebecca L. White, President & CEO, Houston Area Women's Center
Kathy L. Young, Associate General Counsel, LyondellBasell 


Standard Signature


Dorothy M. Ables, Chief Administrative Officer, Spectra Energy
Laury Adams, Owner, Adams Mediation & Financial Resource Center
Joan & Stanford Alexander, Community Leaders, The Stanford and Joan Alexander Foundation 
Terry Anderson, Reverend, Lilly Grove Church
Victoria & Scott Arrington, Partner, Women's Center Supporters
Baker Botts
Karen Bean, Vice President, Signature Securities Group
Pamela Best, Owner, Best Health & Wholeness, LLC
Maria Wyckoff Boyce, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLPG
Genora Kendrick Boykins, Asst. Regional General Counsel,
Reliant an NRG Company
Christina Bryan & Trey Peacock, Partner, Susman Godfrey LLP
Melody Morton-Buckleair, Owner, The Good Space Pilates Barre & Yoga Studio
Tracy Burnett, Chief Development Officer, Houston Area Women's Center
Carlo Chiocchio, Realtor Associate ALHS, Martha Turner Sotheby's International & James D. Smith, Managing Partner, The Smith Law Firm
Rachel Clingman, VP Legal, BHP Billiton
Collin Cox, Partner, Yetter Coleman US LLP
Dana Cupit, Vice President, Tax, Buckeye Partners, L.P.
Joshua Davidson, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Jacqueline Davis-Gilmore, Women’s Issues Specialist & Speech Professor, Jolan Communications
Jackie Dickinson, Women’s Center Support
Julie A. Dill, Chief Communications Officer, Spectra Energy
Reverend Anjelita Dirden, Community Leader
Michael Dirden, Executive Assistant Chief of Police, Houston Police Department
Beth Ann Dranguet, Director-Legal, KBR
Darlene East, President, Holes Technology
Tull Florey, Department Chair-Corporate (Houston) Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Thomas J. Forestier, President, The Houston Club
Harriet Foster, Community Leader
Lesa Nickelson French, JLL
Claudia Wilson Frost, Partner, Orrick
Ray Garcia, Market Managing Partner
Karen & Larry George, Community Leaders
Paul & Dana Gill, Women’s Center Supporters
Hal Goldie, Vice President of Global Business Development, Cameron
Amy Grinstein, Houston Area Women’s Center Board Member
Dan Herink, SVP of Leval, General Counsel and Secretary, Insperity
Caressa Hughes, Managing-Director, Government Affairs, SCI
Richard Husseini, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Christina Ibrahim, EVP, General Counsel, Weatherford
Jacob Scott Janoe, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Ken Jeffers, Owner Aguila Vista LLC
Laura & Jeff Kaplan, General Counsel, LyondellBasell
Lee Kaplan, Senior Partner, Women's Center Supporters
Rick Kaplan, Principal and Chief Investment Officer, Legacy Asset Management
Neil D. Kelly, President, Houston Bar Association
Peter Kelly, Partner, Kelly, Durham & Pittard LLP
John R. Keville, Partner, Winston & Strawn, LLP
J. David Kirkland, Chair, Corporate Department, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Christine B. LaFollette, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Tracy N. LeRoy, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Locke Lord LLP
James E. Maloney, Principal, James Edwards Maloney, PLLC
Nancy McGregor Manne, Women’s Center Supporter
Neal S. Manne, Managing Partner, Susman Godfrey L.L.P.
Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso, CEO, Manousso Mediation & Arbitration, LLC
Lynn Mathre, President, Asset Management Advisors, Inc. 
Eric J. Mayer, Past President, Jewish Family Service
Teresa J. McCanlies, Retired Partner, Ernst & Young LLP 
Kristin Midgett, Community Relations & Internal Communications Lead, LINN Energy LLC
Katie Deutser Miller & Adam Miller, Women's Center Supporters
Wayne Millice, VP, Land, TGS 
Sharon Moon, President, Automated Voice & Data Solutions
Gregory V. Nelson, Houston Office Chair, Paul Hastings LLP
Dana O’Brien, SVP General Counsel, CenterPoint Energy
Susan B. Ortenstone, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, CenterPoint Energy
Kathy & John Orton, Community Leaders
Imogen Papadopoulos, Attorney, Law Office of Imogen Papadopoulos
Nancy & Robert Peiser, Community Leaders
Steven B. Pfeiffer, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP
John W. Porter, Partner-in-Charge – Houston Office, Baker Botts L.L.P. 
Carrie Potter, Owner & President, The Carrie Potter Group, LLC
Shawn L. Raymond, Partner, Susman  Godfrey L.L.P.
Margaret Rochs, Director, Navigant
William D. Rogers, CFA
Melanie Rother, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright
Mark Russell, First Vice President, Morgan Stanley
Denise U. Scofield, Chair, Houston Bar Foundation 
Margo Sneller Scholin, Retired Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Peter Scaff, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell
Brett Schrader, Deputy General Counsel, Quanta Services, Inc. 
Becca & Scott Schwinger, McNair Group 
Beth R. Sibley, Women’s Center Supporter
Reagan Simpson, Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP
Rose Sink, Refining Finance Manager, Motiva Enterprises LLC
W. Robert Shearer, Partner, Baker Hostetler
Jennifer M. Smith, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP
David Sterling, Partner, Baker Botts, L.L.P.
Jennifer E. Stewart, Senior Vice President, Southwestern Energy
Gerald Spedale, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Jeanne "JJ" Spedale, MD, Nigro Dermatology Group
Steve D. Stephens, CEO, Amegy Bank
Gail W. Stewart, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.
Ellie & Jack Sweeney, Community Leaders
Anne Taylor, Vice Chairman & Managing Partner, Deloitte  
Howard T. Tellepsen, Chairman & CEO, Tellepsen
Carolyn G. Truesdell, Community Leader
Phoebe Tudor, Community Leader  
Rebecca L. Tyler, Senior Counsel, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Jessica R. Uhl, Executive Vice President, Royal Dutch Shell
Shelton M. Vaughan, Partner, Duane Morris LLP
Malcolm Waddell, Director of Business Development,
Suzanne Bruce & Associates, P.A
W.Thomas Weir, Partner, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP
Debra Wilson, Women’s Center Supporter
Women of Wine Charities, Inc., Women's Center Supporters
William D. Wood, Head of Energy, Norton Rose Fulbright 
Elizabeth Wyman, Associate, Yetter Coleman
R. Paul Yetter, Founding Partner, Yetter Coleman LLP
Shira R. Yosher, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Phyllis Young, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
John L. Zipprich II, Women's Center Supporter