Board Officers

Jerry Gaston, PhD – Chair

Retired at Texas A&M University


Jane Sell, PhD – Chair Elect

Professor and Sociology Department Head, Texas A&M University


Lisa Halperin – Past Chair

Project Supervisor, Public Policy Research Institute at Texas A&M University


Debra Matthews – Treasurer

Budget & Management Analyst, City of College Station


George Mann, AIA – Secretary

Professor of Health Facilities Design, A&M College of Architecture

Board Members

Ashley Adair

Marketing Student, Texas A&M University


Katie Blalock, MD

Physician, Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency


Glen Davis

Market President at BB&T


Kathy Defigueiredo

IT Site Director, CHI St. Joseph Health


Kyle Hawthorne

Judge / Attorney


Zach Marbach

Business Administration Student, Texas A&M University


Bill McGuire

Regional Director, Better Business Bureau


Deborah O’Briant

Nurse Practitioner,  CHI St. Joseph Health


Katie Pekarek, MD

Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency


Anna Perkinson

Five Directions Services, Owner
Jessica Sahm

Registered Nurse, Baylor Scott & White


Bob Strawser

Mays Business School,  Texas A&M University Department of Accounting


Rusty Surette

Anchor/Reporter & Executive Producer, KBTX

Our Staff

Executive Director
Elizabeth Dickey

Program Director
Carol Chouinard

MAP Administrator
Bernadette Eldridge, CPhT

Lindsay Friesenhahn, C.N.A.

Tenika Barnes, C.M.A.

Nancy Rhodes