Board & Staff
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors for HomeAid Houston consists of a diverse group of leaders in the Greater Houston area, who are recruited for their expertise in their field and their commitment to making a difference in the lives of those facing homelessness. Our Board members come from various industries, such as home building, finance, engineering, and marketing. Board members are extremely committed and active in their work for HomeAid Houston. Members of the Board of Directors serve on various committees in addition to participating in several fundraising events throughout the year.
If you would like to learn more about participating on one of HomeAid Houston’s committees or on the Board of Directors, please email Carole Brady, Executive Director, [email protected].
A native Houstonian, James is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Architectural Engineering. He started in the home building industry as a builder and worked as a Project Manager, and a Division Manager before serving as Houston Region President for McGuyer Homebuilders, where he worked for 26 years. For the last three years, James has been the Region President for Empire Communities, managing the Texas operation of the Toronto based company. Prior to joining the HomeAid board, he served a three year term on the board for the Center for Hearing and Speech. James also just completed a six year term on the board for the Stratford/Westside chapter of Young Life.
Board President 2021
Aimee Bertrand, executive vice president and CEO of the GHBA joined the association on January 4, 2021. She comes to GHBA from Harris County’s Intergovernmental and Global Affairs Department where she was for six years.
Prior to working for Harris County, Aimee was Director of Community Engagement and Media for the Houston Apartment Association (HAA). In that role, she not only worked to further the interests of the largest local multifamily trade association in the country, but also managed the organization’s Political Action Committee and initiated a strategic outreach program to better serve the association’s members in a 12-county region.
Aimee was hired to work at HAA after serving as Chief of Staff for then-Houston City Council Member Addie Wiseman. Aimee graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi. Immediately following graduation, she worked for the Mississippi House of Representatives for the 2004 session.
She grew up in Kingwood and lives there with her husband and three children.
Greater Houston Builders Association
Bob Carroll is a Residential Construction Banker with CrossFirst Bank responsible for financing privately owned Home Builders in the Central United States. He has worked directly with single-family builders since 1999 and has been in banking since 1985.
HomeAid Houston is an incredible organization dedicated to moving the homeless into stable living environments. It is an honor to be able to work alongside the incredibly talented and dedicated board members committed to this mission.
Brian has been in the Houston banking industry since 1977 and has been an Amegy Bank of Texas manager for 22 years. Brian established the Community Lending Department of Amegy Bank of Texas that specializes in affordable housing mortgages and commercial loans.
Brian has been active as a Board Member and Executive Committee Member of Houston Local Initiatives Support Corporation; a Past President and current Board Member of The Houston Credit Coalition; a Board Member of Rebuilding Together Houston; Past President and current Board Member of the CRA Officers Council and a Board Member and Finance Committee Member of Gateway to Care.
Casey Watts Morgan
Casey Watts Morgan serves as CEO to the Houston Apartment Association (HAA). The HAA is the largest apartment association in Texas and in the country with nearly 1700 member companies. She is the organization's first female executive in HAA's 60-year history.
Before joining HAA, Casey served as CEO of the Greater Houston Builders Association where she helped grow the association. In 2018, GHBA was awarded the Texas Association of Builder’s Philanthropist of the Year Award for the organization’s charitable and advocacy efforts following Hurricane Harvey. Casey also joined the HomeAid Board of Directors in her time as CEO.
Prior to her CEO leadership, Casey was the GHBA’s Governmental Affairs Director for four years. In this role, she was responsible for organizing and executing the GHBA government affairs program and helped educate members as well as the public on policy matters that affect the industry.
Before joining the GHBA, Casey moved from Washington, D.C. where she was a lobbyist for a transportation infrastructure firm. She also served as Policy Assistant to former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters; worked in the White House, Office of Legislative Affairs, for President George W. Bush, and worked on Capitol Hill for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
Houston Apartment Association
Chad Stine is the URD Manager in Power Delivery Solutions Department at CenterPoint Energy. In his current role, Chad oversees the project coordination of multiple Dry Utility partner organizations and ensures the timely delivery of dry utility infrastructure in new residential communities.
Chad has 13 years of Electric Utility experience with CenterPoint Energy, with the majority of those years, collaborating with Land Developers to find solutions for complex land rights matters and determine the ideal utility infrastructure placement to serve these new residential developments now and into the future.
Chad has recent experience serving as an active board member of the Bellaire Business Administration and the East End Chamber of Commerce. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to serve HomeAid’s wonderful mission and contribute to the betterment of the lives of Houston’s homeless.”
Chris Hawkins, President of Bayou City Risk, has been committed to the construction industry since he became a risk manager in 1997.
Chris has been a part of the HomeAid team as a board member for 13 years. He has been HomeAid's talented "master of ceremonies" (MC) for numerous events and fundraisers and has played a key role in recruiting sponsors for HomeAid's events throughout the year.
Bayou City Risk
Cindy Hinson is the Director of Product Development for Lennar & Village Builders in Houston. She manages the Product Development Department and oversees the design and maintenance of over 120-floor plans. She has a broad range of experience in the homebuilding industry including operations, division management, finance/accounting, and community outreach.
She has served on the HomeAid Board since 2012 when Lennar & Village Builders participated in HomeAid's Project Playhouse as the Builder Captain and she also helped to facilitate the construction of Boys and Girls Country cottage as a partnership between Lennar & Village Builders and HomeAid. She was the GHBA Benefit Homes Chair in 2018.
Cindy graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Finance.
Lennar & Village Builders
Past President, 2016
As the Business Development Manager for Houston’s First American Title Homebuilder Services Division, Dana Rodgers strives to provide impeccable service for homebuilders, developers and builder agencies. She prides herself on increasing market share by focusing on the most important thing in the industry – the people.
Prior to joining First American Title in 2018, Dana worked for Digital Map Products helping lead the sales and marketing efforts for a variety of real estate products to commercial brokers, builders, developers and retailers across the country. It’s that knowledge and experience that has allowed her to successfully promote the advanced technology and resources available to Houston’s homebuilders and developers through business relationships with First American Title.
Dana has been serving on several HomeAid Houston committees since the beginning of 2019. After attending her first HALO luncheon in 2018, she knew it was where she wanted to give back of her time and efforts to support both the GHBA and the community. In addition to serving with HomeAid, she is also very involved with raising awareness for Breast Cancer, championing Houston’s First American Builds Hope team for the American Cancer Society.
First American Title Homebuilder Services
Dave began his career in new home construction nearly two decades ago and quickly discovered his career and lifelong passion for building homes and communities. His disciplined focus and attention to detail enabled him to rise quickly through the ranks of the industry, leaving a key position in one of the largest building companies in Texas to take the helm at First America Homes. Dave brings extensive knowledge and experience in residential construction, development, marketing and sales management.
As Division President of First America Homes, Dave has assembled one of the finest teams in the industry and has grown First America Homes into a perennial top 25 builder in the greater Houston market, with an ultimate goal of consistently being in the top 20. First America Homes builds affordable new homes, ranging from the $170,000s to $300,000s, with a focus on value and quality.
Dave holds a B.A.A in Management from Texas A&M University.
First America Homes
Doug joined the HomeAid Board in the first quarter of 2020. At Wells Fargo, Doug heads up a sales team responsible for providing a broad array of financial services to the home builder/developer community throughout the United States.
Doug gained extensive experience at Bank of America and its predecessor firms prior to joining Wells Fargo. He held a variety of positions in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Texas, most notably serving as National Builder Manager for Mortgage and Market Manager for builder loans in various States. He earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina at Coastal Carolina College and his M.B.A. from the University of South Carolina.
Community leadership has also been a part of Doug’s contribution outside of his work. He is the former Co-Chair for the FunFare Weekend and for CanCare. He was also the Youth Basketball Coach for Cy-Fair Athletics.
Wells Fargo Bank
George Guattare is a Senior Vice President and Senior Client Manager in the Commercial Real Estate Banking Group of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In his role, he delivers a broad array of financial services to commercial real estate firms, including developers, homebuilders, investment funds, and real estate investment trusts. He received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Seton Hall University, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. George resides in Houston with his wife and four daughters.
Serving on the HomeAid Board provides a special opportunity to impact people’s lives in a meaningful way. I feel fortunate to have a role in providing individuals and families with positive environments that facilitate stability and personal growth.
Bank of America
Greg Madrey, Outside Sales Manager for Builders Post-Tension, has served in the building materials industry for more than 25 years. In his current role, Greg develops and deepens relationships with builders, concrete turnkeys, and multi-family project developers. A recipient of the 2015 Presidential Citation and 2018 GHBA Associate of the Year award, Greg has been active in the GHBA, previously serving as the 2016 Associate Vice President and the 2019 Associate Council President. In addition to the HomeAid Development Committee, Greg presently serves as a member of the Associate Council Board, Custom Builders Council Board, Montgomery County Builders and Developers Board, and Volume Builder committee.
Jim Muska is General Counsel for Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, a Houston-based commercial general contractor.
Jim attended The University of Texas at Austin where he earned a BA, and the University of Houston - Clear Lake where he earned his MBA. He earned his JD from South Texas College of Law after spending eight years in the residential construction industry building homes. He began his legal career as a commercial litigator with the law firm of Hoover Slovacek.
In 2019, Muska was instrumental in recruiting Satterfield & Pontikes Construction and Newberry Architecture to partner with HomeAid Houston and the Houston Astros Foundation to build a playhouse for HomeAid's 13th annual Project Playhouse fundraiser. The project raises funds to build transitional housing for the homeless and raises awareness about homelessness in the community. The Satterfield & Pontikes/Newberry playhouse, called the Toy Box Playhouse raised a near-record $92,580.
Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Jon Paul Hoelscher
Jon Paul Hoelscher is a Board Certified Construction Lawyer whose work is focused on representing the construction industry in all aspects of their business and dispute resolution throughout Texas. He is a partner in the Construction Practice Group of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP, a national full-service law firm. Jon Paul has been recognized for his work in this area by being named to the Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star list and to Best Lawyers in Construction on multiple occasions.
Jon Paul earned a BA from The University of Texas at Austin and a JD from South Texas College of Law. He is actively involved in the construction law community in Houston and the State of Texas and previously served as Chair of the Houston Bar Association Construction Law Section and Houston Liaison for the State Bar of Texas Construction Law Section.
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Jordan Mack is a founding principal of the related Concourse Companies where he focuses on growth and financial strategy. He leads Concourse Development’s experienced real estate team through the acquisition, development, and sale of planned communities.
Jordan is a member of the Urban Land Institute and the Greater Houston Business Association. He is a co-founder of the GHBA Young Professionals Committee. In addition, he has served on community boards and in various volunteer roles within the greater Houston community.
Jordan earned his Civil Engineering degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas.
Kathleen, one of the original HomeAid Houston board members in 2004, recently returned to serve another term. In her early years, she helped lead project management and was also Board President in 2007.
Kathleen has been an active member of the Building Community in Houston since 1997 when she began a career at Suncoast Post-Tension in sales. She was later promoted to Branch Manager. During this time Kathleen became an active member of the GHBA. In 2009, she left Suncoast to help grow Eric L. Davis Engineering where she recently celebrated her 10th anniversary. Her background and experience in engineering and her industry connections have served HomeAid well over the years and the years to come.
Kathleen has also contributed to the GHBA in many ways. She has been the Membership Chair and also earned titles of Spike of the Year and Associate of the Year as well as being awarded several Presidential Citations. Kathleen has served as a GHBA Board member and is a Life Director for TAB.
Eric L. Davis Engineering
Past President, 2007
As the Customer Relations Manager for Allpoints Surveying, Kendall McDermott works to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty, and retention while growing overall market share.
Kendall has been active in the GHBA since 2016, serving on the Custom Council Board, Associate Council Board, as well as named the 2017 GHBA Young Professional of the Year. She joined the HomeAid Board in 2017 and currently sits on the executive committee as the development chair.
I enjoy working closely with HomeAid staff, supporters, and builders in creating safe environments for Houston's homeless. Being apart of this organization gives me the opportunity to help initiate change in a meaningful way within Houston's homeless community.
Lawrence Dean is the Houston Regional Director of Metrostudy, a definitive authority on the residential construction real estate and housing market. Prior to this role, Lawrence led a team in Metrostudy’s consulting entity advising diverse clients, including builders, developers, and investors, on specific sites and potential development programs.
Lawrence has also held management roles in land acquisition and development for some of the region’s largest builders including Ryland, KB Home, and D.R. Horton. In the real estate consulting arena, he was also Vice President of a local boutique consulting firm. Lawrence is a graduate of the University of Houston and Texas A&M University.
In addition to serving on the Development Committee and Board of Directors of HomeAid Houston, Lawrence serves as Trustee of HomePAC Houston and as a Director on Montgomery County Municipal Utility District #105. Lawrence and his wife Heather and two young children live in the Meyerland area and are members of St. John the Divine Episcopal Church. Lawrence’s involvement with HomeAid began with providing assistance and information related to the creation of BuildAid, a HomeAid initiative in response to Hurricane Harvey, a cause near and dear to his heart as his family has been the victim of home flooding twice in recent years. Serving on the HomeAid Board gives Lawrence a continued opportunity to assist an amazing team and organization that makes such a tremendous impact on the lives of people in need.
With over 35 years of experience in Real Estate Development Lisa Clark has worked in every phase of community development. As Ryko Development’s Sr. Vice President, Lisa is one of the prime movers in developing Ryko’s Houston communities, Lakes on Eldridge, Lakes on Eldridge North, Villages at Lakepointe, Lakes of Bella Terra and Townsen Bridge. She also oversaw BeechTree, Ryko’s 1200 acre luxury golf course community in Prince George’s County, Maryland.
Lisa also made history in 2009 as President of the Greater Houston Builder’s Association (GHBA). She is the first female to hold this position at the GHBA since its inception in 1941. Lisa has been active in both NAHB and TAB from 2008 to present and is currently the TAB Area VP. Lisa has also served on the Houston Planning Commission since 2011.
Lisa has also played a key role for HomeAid Houston in the fundraising arena. She was the chair of the fundraising committee in 2011 and has manned dozens of hours on the phone soliciting support from GHBA members for the many HomeAid projects over the past 9 years.
Ryko Development, Inc.
McCalle Fryar is a Builder Solutions Specialist for 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®, the largest new home structural warranty provider.
Covering Houston, Southeast Texas, Austin, Central Texas, Fort Worth and all of Arkansas, she spends her time educating home builders and home buyers on the industry, rules and regulations and the benefits of the company’s warranty products. McCalle graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Mass Communications, is a board member with HomeAid Austin along with several builders associations and is active with Houston Animal Rescue.
McCalle’s advocacy for homelessness, and her active participation in the home building industry, made HomeAid a natural fit. After her first luncheon, she knew she had to and wanted to get involved – she knew she had found her place and a way to make a difference in Houston.
2-10 Home Buyers Warranty®
Nicole Keown, Purchasing Manager for Sandcastle Homes, enthusiastically joined the HomeAid Board in 2017. As a Bauer College of Business, University of Houston Alum with over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Nicole contributes her talents to HomeAid Houston. Nicole has previously been given the opportunity to manage four HomeAid Care projects as Builder Captain for Sandcastle Homes and immediately fell in love with the mission of HomeAid Houston.
Not only is she now committed to serving the HomeAid board as the Chair for HomeAid Cares, Nicole is on the Board of Directors for the GHBA and a GHBA Certified Green Building Professional, serving as the Co-Chair for Green Built Gulf Coast Committee.
Patrick Mayhan has been in the new home building industry for over 20 years with stints at Newmark Homes, David Weekley Homes, and a history of 17 years with Westin Homes. In 2019 he took on the role as the Vice President of Purchasing for M/I Homes.
Patrick has been a HomeAid board member for six years beginning in 2013 when Westin Homes participated in HomeAid's Project Playhouse as the Builder Captain.
An active member of the GHBA for several years, Patrick formerly served on the GHBA board of Directors, and currently serves on the Bay Area Builders Association (BABA) and was board president from 2017 through 2019. Patrick is also a trustee with HOME-PAC, the political action committee formed through the GHBA.
Past President, 2019
Tasha Cryar Steiner
Early in her career, Tasha combined her natural artistic skills as a graphic designer with her leadership abilities for Enron and MinuteMaid as an Art Director. She also applied her legendary attention to detail throughout the printing process, delivering high-end collateral to every client. As COO with On-Target! Marketing and Advertising, Tasha recruits and manages an award-winning creative team recognized by the Houston Business Journal as a Top Advertising Agency and Fast 100 Fastest Growing Private Company. She has worked with HomeAid for over a decade, donating pro-bono services, guiding the marketing committee and serving on the Board of Directors since 2014.
On-Target! Marketing & Advertising
Tom Frank has worked his entire professional career in the residential homebuilding industry. He got his start in 1997 as a superintendent trainee at U.S. Home Corporation in the Greater Houston area. From there he took a position with Norwood Management, later named Partners in Building in 1986. Tom has remained at Partners in Building for 33 years and currently holds the position of Vice President of Operations.
Partners in Building
Toner Kersting graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a published journalist-turned-building professional. Toner is the owner of TONER Home Matters and has emerged as a national specialist in energy, sustainability, forensics of structures ranging from the early 1800's to new development. He speaks nationally and locally, as well as supports small to large businesses in the development of market gap products and services.
Toner has served the GHBA for the past five years and is excited at the opportunity to serve Houston's homeless community with HomeAid.
TONER Home Matters
The staff at HomeAid Houston have a passion for service and bring a dedicated focus to the mission of serving Houston’s homeless population. The team who executes and oversees the day to day work is a talented group of women who bring their best to the job every day.
Carole Brady came to HomeAid from Family Promise of Lake Houston in Humble, Texas. She has been with Family Promise since 1998, forming an Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN), the umbrella group for the Family Promise chapters, as a Board Member in Loveland Colorado. She became Executive Director there, and began working as a part of the National Training Team forming new networks across the country. After six years, Carole took the position of Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for National Family Promise in Philadelphia.
With the desire to work one-on-one with Family Promise residents, Carole accepted the position of ED of IHN of the Main Line and was there for several years. She developed and trained a network of Directors throughout the U.S., and designed Life Skills Classes that are currently being taught at many of the Family Promise sites.
Terry Swenson has been a free-lance writer and photographer, specializing in public relations and marketing within the building industry for over 30 years. She has free-lanced for the Greater Houston Builders Association for over twenty-five years, as the Public Relations Director and Photographer. She began her career with HomeAid Houston at its inception in 2003 as the PR and Marketing Director.
In addition to her roles with the GHBA and HomeAid, Terry is the creator and curator of HomeAid’s “Picture This” project, which captures street images taken by homeless men, women, teens and veterans who were given disposable cameras to document their lives within our community.
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Kirsten Robbins graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Marketing degree from the McCombs School of Business. She comes from 5 years of eCommerce experience in the retail industry.
After countless years of volunteering for communities all across the Houston area, she decided to pursue her true passion for non-profit and joins us as the Development Director -- spearheading HomeAid’s fundraising efforts and growing donor relationships.
Director of Development
Emilee Proctor joined the HomeAid Houston staff in May of 2019 as the Operations and Event Coordinator. She relocated from Dallas, Texas and is excited to live in and explore a new city. Emilee graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology and brings over 5 years of progressive administrative and human resources experience to HomeAid Houston.
Emilee enjoys being involved in her community and has been an avid volunteer with the North Texas chapter of Reading Partners and with The Birthday Party Project. Her interest in giving back to others inspired her to pursue a career in non-profit work. Emilee looks forward to learning more about Houston’s community and being part of HomeAid Houston’s team as she expands and strengthens the community outreach and volunteer programs, assists with the fundraising efforts, and supports HomeAid Houston’s day-to-day operations.
Operations and Event Coordinator