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Board of Directors and Advisors

The Board of Directors helps chart the Make-A-Wish mission and vision.

The Board of Directors selects, evaluates and supports the president and chief executive officer for Make-A-Wish. The board also protects the organization's assets, enhances its public standing, ensures accountability, maintains legal integrity and assesses its own performance.

Board of Directors

Stephen Landry - Chairman 

Ernst & Young, LLP

Rick Kolenick- Vice-Chairman, Compliance Committee Chair  

Marathon Oil Corporation

William Windham- Chairman Elect, Board Development Committee Chair

Investments- Entrepreneurial Endeavors

Julie Luecht - Secretary


Charles A. Giraud III - Treasurer

Ernst & Young, LLP

Matthew Acock

Acock Engineering & Associates, L.P.

David Ainsworth, Sr.

Ainsworth Trucking

Michael Bono

Corporate Care

Dwane G. Broussard, MD

Village Family Practice, LLC

Dana George

Wish Parent

Gay Lynn Gose

Foretravel Motorcoach

Thomas Hatfield

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Karen Iconos

Satterwhite Wealth Management Group

Lesley Keller

The Friedkin Group

Mathew Knowles

Music World Entertainment

Jason Kohll 

Professional Sports Partners

Kathie Maley


Rebecca McGarr


Kristin Palmer

University of Houston

Edward Razim- Investment Committee Chair

Locke Lord LLP

William B. Reily IV

Evamor Products / Wm. B Reily & CO. INC

Rob Schanen

Alliant Insurance Services

Scott Schwinger

SVP & CFO - Houston Texans

President/CEO- McNair Group

Thomas Sellers

Marin USA

John Sousa- Program Committee Chair

CenterPoint Energy

W. Aaron Thielhorn 

Trammell Crow Company

Caylin Wiebe

Del Papa Distributing

Tommy Austin - Director Emeritus

Retired - US Customs

Board of Advisors

Dan Bellow

Jones Lang LaSalle, Houston

Susan Cox

Cox Properties

Doug Dawson

Dawson Financial Services

Heather DeRousse

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Douglas J. Erwin

Redhouse Associates

Stephen Parker

PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP

Jeff Reimert

On the Level Game Studios, LLC

Giuseppe Risi

Ferrari of Houston / Ferrari of The Woodland

Kenneth Simon

Crown Castle

Cheryl Smith

John Wesley United Methodist Church

Charles Strauss


Andrew Veres

Retired President of Bridal Expo

Mandy S. Williams- Inter-generational Committee Chair

Red & Black Productions, L.P. 

Medical Advisor

ZoAnn Dreyer, M.D.

Texas Children’s Hospital 

President & CEO

Teresa (Teri) Andrepont
Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana
Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana
12625 Southwest Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
(281) 491-9474

Make-A-Wish® Texas Gulf Coast & Louisiana, Louisiana Office
3340 Severn Avenue
Suite 350
Metairie, LA 70002
(504) 846-9474
Toll Free (888) 677-9474