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Our Board

Meet the Teach For America Houston Regional Advisory Board.

Local Leadership

Tiffany Cuellar Needham

Houston '03

Executive Director

Teach For America Houston

Tiffany Cuellar Needham is the executive director of Teach For America’s Houston region. She is a 2003 Houston alumna who began her career in education as a fifth grade teacher at Coop Elementary School in Houston ISD.

Meet Our Board

Co-Board Chair

Community Leader Former CEO, Victory Packaging

Ben Samuels

Co-Board Chair

CEO & President, Prime Communications

Farid Virani

Founding Board Chair

Community Leader Retired Educator

Josephine Smith

Board Member

Managing Director, Accenture

Sacha Abinader

Board Member

Chief Financial Officer, Athlon Solutions

Chris Johnson

Board Member

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Office, Coterra

Andrea Alexander

New York City


Board Member

Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Caitlin Pickard



Board Member

Partner, Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher, LLP

Gregg Costa

Mississippi Delta


Board Member

Shareholder, Daly & Black

Colin Pogge



Board Member

Managing Partner, White Deer Energy

Ben Guill

Board Member

Faculty Physician, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Dr. Robert Satcher

Board Member

Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Kristen Habich

Bay Area


Board Member

Community Leader, Retired Vice President, Research and Development ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Doug Selman

Board Member

Attorney, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP

James Hernandez

Board Member

Managing Partner, Accenture

Tommy Inglesby

Board Member

President, Sun Coast Resources, Inc.

Lori Sherman

Board Member

Retired CEO, Houston Zoo

Deborah Cannon

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