Leadership Lake Houston

Leadership Lake Houston

Designed to prepare, tool, and enable participants to make an impact on the growth and vitality of the community, Leadership Lake Houston is a prestigious nine-month program. The sessions are hosted once a month for 8 consecutive months, where participants learn the current needs of the community and how to serve on committees and boards. This program offers opportunities to sharpen leadership skills, develop knowledge, and focus on issues affecting our community. The session topics include Quality of a Leader and Area History, Business and Economic Development, Government, Justice and Public Safety, Education, Health Care, Social Services, and Community Leadership. This special program includes an opening reception, a two-day retreat and ropes course, eight sessions, and a graduation ceremony.

Leadership Lake Houston Alumni

The Leadership Lake Houston Alumni Association is an extension of the prestigious Leadership Lake Houston program. This program encourages continued community involvement and helps maintain relationships among alumni of the Leadership Lake Houston program. The Leadership Lake Houston Alumni Association Advisory Board hosts several events throughout the year. The focus of these events is to network, educate, and give to the next class of Leadership Lake Houston participants. This is an outstanding group of community-minded leaders and a great organization to have your name associated with.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Leadership Lake Houston?
Leadership Lake Houston is a program of the Partnership Lake Houston which identifies and develops future leaders for our community. The intent of the program is to develop new community leaders and enhance the skills and community awareness of existing community leaders by exposing participants to the challenges and opportunities in various segments of our community. The goal of this process is to assemble a network of community leaders who can enhance their problem solving and other leadership abilities through shared perspectives and working together.
What's in it for my company?
Your company will benefit from a development program that helps expand your scope and reach by increasing your community exposure and awareness and creating and identifying opportunities to market your company. The Leadership Lake Houston Program will develop your participating employees and provide them a well-rounded overview of the Lake Houston Area market.
Application & Selection Process

Anyone engaged in a career, or other endeavors, having an interest in community development and growth is invited to apply. At a minimum, the successful candidate will have expressed a desire to contribute both time and energy toward serving the community, demonstrated prior volunteer involvement and demonstrated professional growth. Class size is limited.

Program tuition is $895. Tuition must be paid in full. Tuition is payable by the individual, the employer or the sponsoring organization and is non-refundable. Tuition covers all program materials, meals, snacks, Opening Retreat and Graduation.

Our commitment is to provide participants with experiences, knowledge and skills to better assume leadership roles within the community. The program will strengthen confidence, motivation, creativity and relationships. It will open the door to leadership opportunities and provide a better understanding of the challenges facing our community. This program will help participants identify the areas that interest them in investing their time and talent.

Candidates should have demonstrated an interest in volunteer leadership as well as a desire to increase their involvement in community activities. Participation in all scheduled activities is required to graduate from the program. Participants are allowed to miss only eight (8) hours total of regular sessions during the Leadership Lake Houston year. Any tardy or partial days will be included in this eight (8) hour total. Attending the entire Opening Retreat is mandatory. Upon graduation, participants will be expected to become involved in the community in some type of leadership capacity.

Sample Class Schedule
Regular session dates will be held from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, one day a month beginning in August/September. Any deviations will be disclosed to the class well in advance.

Opening Reception: Held in the evening and welcomes new candidates, sponsors and past alumni.

Opening Retreat: Two-day, overnight leadership retreat that will explore leadership and includes team building exercises.

Social Services: Discover various social service organizations and how they make an impact in our area.

Healthcare: Learn about the area’s healthcare amenities and the challenges facing our healthcare community.

Government: Interact with local government leaders and learn about the entities that govern our area.

Justice & Public Safety: Discover the our area’s history and experience the Quality of Life the Lake Houston Area offers.

Education: Learn about our public & private education systems and the challenges they’re currently facing.

Economic Development: Learn about the area’s Economic Development Program and the strengths and challenges of our area in regards to economic development.

Quality of a Leader: Learn about different types of volunteer leadership service, expectations for volunteer leaders and how to determine to which projects, committees or boards to commit.

Class Project Day: Put your leadership to the test as you complete a community project of your choice with your classmates.

Graduation: Gather with your class on program leaders as you celebrate the end of the program and the beginning of your community leadership journey. Graduation is held in the evening.

More information or Questions

For questions, please contact Blake Kelly at or 281-446-2128

Class 9

Juan Aybar, Frost Bank
Jennifer Carney, Carney’s Tutoring
Clarissa Perez, Council Member Dave Martin
Kim Worsham, Insperity
Jessica Penney, Family Promise
Brittany-Kay Martinez, Frontier Title – Lake Houston
Heidi Dix, The Dix Team, JLA
Chigo Uzoigwe, McCord Development
Jenny Page, City of Humble
Jennifer Karlstrom, HAAM
Dr. Teddy Farias, San Jacinto College
Michael Sosa, Randall Reed’s Planet Ford – 59 Humble
Krystal Hopton, CHI St. Luke’s Health
Dianett Solis, Harris County Judge Laryssa Korduba
Melinna Lopez, Humble ISD
Kaci Woodrome, Harris County Precinct 4
Burnice Bebich, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
Talybra Hollins, Lake Houston Family YMCA
Matthew Smith, Humble ISD
Mike Kevlin, Edward Jones
Meca Grant, Communication Essentials
Jonathon Siedhoff, Citizens Bank
Dr. Leslie Moore, Memorial Hermann Northeast

Class 7

Noel Cardenas, Memorial Herman Northeast
Megan Carter Hartman, Haines Law
Katena Carvalajes, Houston Airport System
Stephanie Causey, Chick-fi l-A Wilson/Beltway 8
Jackie Christian, The Karate School
Nathalie Cras, New York Life Insurance
Melissa Crizer, Humble ISD
David Fischer, HCA Kingwood Medical Center
Jennifer Gisclair, Humble Area Assistance Ministries
Levi Hermes, McCord Development
Chris Janik, Walgreens
Larkin LaSueur, Humble ISD
Adewunmi “Ade” Lewis, Houston Airport System
Deborah Rose Miller, Rose Realty LLC
Sabrina Padgett, Pines Montessori School
Oscar Ramos, Lone Star College Atascocita Center
Brie Rangel, IMPACT Branding and Design
Kiana Rios Mangual, Humble ISD Education Foundation
Dean Ryan, Insperity
Tracy Slaughter Holmes, Explore the Horizon/MaxumTravel
Adam VanDeventer, Partnership Lake Houston
Mitzi Vaughn, Winsurance

Class 5

Kristine Abraham, Lone Star College – Kingwood
Vidal Barerra, Sullivan’s Advanced Paint & Body
Jessica Beemer, City Councilman Dave Martin
Dr. Janie Branham, Branham Consulting
Angela Conrad, Insperity
Gregory Erickson, Memorial Hermann Northeast
Cheryl Johnson, CJs Promotions
Teri Jones, Chick-fil-A Fall Creek
Kim Kilgore, Aaron Mechanical
Kap McWhorter, Humble ISD
Ginger Noyes, Humble ISD
Kelly Paull, The Village
Carol Poston, St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School
Todd Sullivan, FocalPoint Business Coaching
Erika Worley, The Luke Church
Sabrina Wright, Texas Children’s Pediatrics
Tiffany Wyatt, Humble Area Assistance Ministries

Class 3

Anthony Acosta, Skylla Engineering
Cristina Alig, MD anderson
Angela Anthony, Woodforest National Bank
Josh Arkless, Keller Williams Realty Northeast
Shannon Callens, Including Kids, Inc.
Raquel Chappell, Divergys, LLC
Katye Colbert, Humble Area Assistance Ministries, Inc.
Martina Dixon, Humble ISD School Board
Michele Dykstra, The Village
Erica Johnston, Chick-fi l-a Fall Creek
Audrey McAlpine, Berkeley Eye Center
Shannon McIntire, Shannon McIntire Skin/Nutrtition
Jerri Monbaron, Humble ISD
Chris Parker, Bates Insurance Agency
Christine Pechayco, Commercial State Bank
Allie Smart, City of Houston, Council Member Martin
Jason Stuebe, The City of Humble
Christy Tarkington, Holy Trinity Episcopal School
Rebecca Tucker, Memorial Hermann NE
Diana VanHorn, Edward Jones – Diana G VanHorn
Kristen Wilkes, Lone Star College Kingwood
Nora Witbrodt, Lake Houston Family YMCA
Brandon Womack, CenterPoint Energy

Class 1

Roycelyn Bastian-Spencer, Lone Star College-Kingwood
Casey Christman, State Representative Dan Huberty
Jenna Dhayer, Lake Houston Family YMCA
JP Espinoza, New York Life
Jeff Foxhoven, Hewlett-Packard Company
Millie Garrison, HAAM
Leslie Hart, Berkeley Eye Center
Houston Hayes, Humble ISD
Laurie Hiett, Insperity
Nicole Keenan, Lone Star College-Kingwood
Jamie Mount, Humble ISD
Tammy Nigro, Shank Wealth Management
Dr. Scott Pagano, Campbell Chiropractic
Lorrie Patel, Mary Kay Cosmetics
Pamela Prats, Insperity
Heath Rushing, Memorial Hermann Northeast
Seth Thorbjornsen, Kingwood Medical Center
Tracy Warren, CenterPoint Energy
Kelly Waterman, Councilman Sullivan
Kayla Webb, Newland Communities

Class 10

Adrian T. Moreno, HCA Healthcare
Andrew Sommella, Lake Houston Family YMCA
Brianna Nichols, Pretty Little Things Boutique
Candace Allison Terrazas, Stander & Company
Christina J Allen, FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center
Danitra Hayes, CHI St. Luke’s Health- The Vintage Hospital
David James Langenberg, City of Humble
Donna Renee Gentry Beecroft, Memorial Hermann Norteast
Gonzalo Echeverria Halley-Harris, McCord Development, Inc
Jamie A. Lee, Third Coast Bank
Jeff Bennett, McAlpine Interests
Jennifer Cantave, Partnership Lake Houston
Josh Morrison, Goddard Lake Houston
Justin Hemperley, CenterPoint Energy
Lucas Duffy, Manhattan Construction Company
Marilyn Mann, Humble Independent School District
Marques A. Holmes, Crown Castle International Corporation
Mary Cureau, First Financial Bank
Melanie Kozarsky, Chick-fil-A Fall Creek
Michael Sullivan, Sullivan’s Truck & Auto
Natalie R Turman, Frost Bank
Nikita Sims, Judge Laryssa Korduba
Scott R. Hively, Law Firm of Jeffrey W. Burnett (PLLC)
Tiffany Venekamp, Family Promise of Lake Houston
William Bond, TemperaturePro Kingwood-Atascocita
Yvonne Harris, Humble ISD

Class 8

Tony Benitez, Chick-fil-A Wilson/Beltway 8
Christopher Butsch, Lake Houston YMCA
Alfredo Cavazos, The Cavazos Team, JLA Realty
Nolan Correa, Humble Independent School District
Dana Goldman, Insperity
Elizabeth Harden, Edward Jones
Tracy Hobson, Harris County JP, Laryssa Korduba
Janet Huberty, State Representative Dan Huberty
John Ko, JP Morgan
Dr. Robert Meaux, Humble Independent School District
Hayley Merrill, Unified Resources, Inc.
Tracie Mieth, Planet Beach
Mark Mitchell, Lake Houston EDP
Jill Morrison, HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
Dr. Troy Roddy, Holy Trinity Episcopal School
Nikki Roux, Memorial Hermann Northeast
Danny Sawyer, Plains State Bank
Emily Stander, Stander & Company
Donna Washington, Lone Star College – Kingwood

Class 6

Ian Adler, McCord Development
Erica Badamo, The Village Learning Center
Austin Bird, Berkeley Eye Center
Robyn Choiniere, Picture It Sold
Chase Christiansen, Kingwood Medical Center
Chris D’Camp, Walgreen’s
Rene DeLaricheliere, CenturyLink Communications
Jonathan Frey, Humble ISD
Kathleen Goerner, Humble ISD
Asdrubal Gutierrez, Harris County
Daniel Kilgore, Pearson Carpet Care
Eric Lacy, True Love Christian Church and Childcare
Kathryn Lemman, Community Bank of Texas
Sagan McClure, Lone Star College-Kingwood
Morgan McGrath, Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce
Kayla Price, Price Financial
Tricia Racine, Memorial Hermann Northeast
Britney Samperi, Community Resource Credit Union
Mandy Stelzer, Lake Houston YMCA
Carli Weatherhead, Mathnasium of Humble South
Betti Welch, Insperity
Rachel Williamson, Chik-fi l-A, Wilson Rd./Beltway 8
Jennifer Wooden, Harris County, Commissioner Pct 2

Class 4

Jackie Barrett, Chick-fi l-A Wilson RD/Beltway 8
Elisha Buster, Lake Houston Family YMCA
Jim Carranza, Edward Jones
Page Cherry, Visibly Connected
Nikole Davis, Pretty Little Things Boutique
Nici Esch, Holy Trinity Episcopal School
Angela Haydel, Insperity
Trey Hill, Edward Jones
Aaron Javener, Including Kids
Jennifer Jozwiak, Lake Houston Area Events/The Hometown Chef
Sandy LaClave, General Growth Properties
Shanna Lopez, Waste Management
Pam McNair, Green Bank
Marley Morris, Humble ISD
Michael Prats, Partnership Lake Houston
Carolina Redmond, Lone Star College – Kingwood
Kelly Ryan, Memorial Hermann Northeast
Nalini Shivraj,
Geralyn Sullivan, Humble ISD-The Cambridge School-Mosaic Program
Cody Sundbeck, Citizens Bank
Kelsie Thaler, Insperity
Terry Vaughn, Walgreens

Class 2

Laura Allen-Kelchner, Humble ISD
Vivien Bond, Memorial Hermann Northeast
Carole Brady, Family Promise of Lake Houston
Arodi Gonzalez, CenterPoint Energy
Polly Heil – Mealy, Abundant Health and Wellness
Cheryl Howell, Commercial State Bank
Stephania Jackson, Kingwood Medical Center
Duane Jonhston, Chick-fi l-A Fall Creek
Noah LaBauve, Noah LaBauve State Farm Insurance
India Loth, Empire Truck Lines, Inc
Krystal Macias, New York Life
Harris Malik, Sunrise Custom Homes, Inc
Amanda Martin, NuTech Energy Alliance
Adam McAlpine, McAlpine Interests
Amanda Petree, Humble ISD
Nick Racine, HealthSouth
Tracie Kamenoff, Lone Star College-Kingwood
Jesús Saucedo, Lone Star College-Kingwood
Jen Sitton, Flip Flop Travel
Tiffany Watson, Enbridge