Eleven leaders from our six county area bring their talents and treasures and serve as volunteers on our Board of Trustees.
Sue Fagan is a native Texan and graduate of Texas Tech University. She is proud to draw experience from her 20 years in business as an Office Manager and her 15 years as a public school elementary teacher in Fort Bend County and Waller County. She currently serves on the local Fine Arts Study Club Executive Board and enjoys researching early Texas History with fellow members. She also served on the boards of the Greater Houston Dental Society Alliance, Texas Dental Association Alliance, and Chancellor Elementary PTO. She was a Parent Leader for Harris County 4-H and was awarded The Outstanding 4-H Alumni for the State of Texas at the Texas A & M 4-H Round-up. Leadership experience also includes being the UIL Campus Coordinator and UIL Coach for Royal Elementary School where she was a Reading Intervention Teacher. Sue and her husband, Dr. Tim H. Fagan, are members of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pattison, Texas Tech University Chancellor’s Council, and the Sealy and Wallis Dance Clubs Sue spends as much time as she can with her four loving grandchildren.
Anita Christensen is a native of Matagorda County and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Kindergarten Certification from Texas A&M University. In addition, she has Teacher of the Young Child Certification from the University of Houston-Victoria. Anita taught for 13 years in the public school system and for the past 14 years has home schooled her children. She has served as president and secretary of the Association of Texas Professional Educators and has been a member of the Texas State Teachers Association. Anita has been very active with the St. Philip’s Catholic School where she has served on the Board and been Director of the CCE programs, Director of Youth Activities and a CCE teacher at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She also volunteers with the Wharton County Youth Fair and Danish Heritage Preservation Society. Anita is married with two children who are attending college.
Willie Greer is, a native of Beaumont, Texas, is a graduate of Brazosport College, in Lake Jackson. He served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967-68, and later as a major in the Texas State Guard, from 1988-2000. Following his military service, Willie became vice president and manager of Crawford’s Furniture and Appliance, Inc., in Clute, Texas, where he worked for 27 years. Among his many civic involvements are activities in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Woodman of the World, Boy Scouts of America, Bay City Housing Authority, the American Red Cross and the Brazoria County board of the Federal Emergency Management Administration.
Fort Bend County
Linda moved to Fort Bend County in 1991 and had a lengthy and successful career in real estate that included working for a major national builder and local custom builders. When she retired in 2006, she took some time to travel the world before settling down in Weston Lakes and becoming active in the community. From the beginning of the City of Weston Lakes incorporation in 2008, Linda regularly attended monthly City Council Meetings and volunteered with city projects. Since becoming a Council Member in 2016 and assuming the responsibility of the City’s Finance Officer and Mayor ProTem, Linda has completed numerous hours of mandated State coursework and holds certificates in the mandated courses as well as extra-curricular courses with the State of Texas. As a member of the Weston Lakes Emergency Management Team she has participated in numerous drills, table top exercises, distribution of emergency packets to Weston Lakes citizens, and has served continuously as both Committee Secretary and Chief of Finance and Administration since the team’s inception in 2009. Linda participates in the planning of the Annual Weston Lakes Honor our Veterans’ Day Dinner and participated in the Texana Tee Off Committee, a golf fundraiser held in Weston Lakes. She has also served on numerous boards, including the Weston Lakes POA, Katy Christian Women’s Connection, and Spirit Freedom Republican Women, where she is a Precinct Chair for 3149. Linda has been an Election Judge in Fort Bend County since 2012 and a Fort Bend Subsidence Trustee. She has two children and a grandson, all living in the Houston area. Her favorite activities are family, puppy love (rescue pups), volunteering, biblical history, politics and handwork.
Fort Bend County
Toi Blakley Harris, M.D., is the Associate Provost of Institutional Diversity, Inclusion and Equity & Student and Trainee Services, and a Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics and Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harris worked previously at Texana Center where she was also part of the Medical Executive Committee. Currently, she oversees Baylor’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as student and trainee services. Over the course of Dr. Harris’ twenty year career, she has led various initiatives to promote professional development, workforce diversity and wellness for medical students, residents, fellows and faculty within health science institutions. In addition to her clinical areas of expertise, she has developed curricula and published in the areas of social determinants of health, equity, and wellness. Dr. Harris is the PI/program director of Baylor’s Center of Excellence in Health Equity, Training and Research (COE). The COE’s aims are to promote diversity in medicine by focusing on programs aimed to increase the number of diverse and highly qualified medical professionals ready to introduce effective and innovative approaches to reduce or eliminate health disparities. In addition, Dr. Harris is a former Association of American Medical Colleges’ (AAMC) Advancing Holistic Review (AHR) Admissions Workshop facilitator. Currently, she is Chair of an AAMC subcommittee within the AHR Advisory Committee focused on holistic review of faculty recruitment and selection and is Chair-Elect of the AAMC’s Group on Women in Medicine and Science.
Austin & Colorado Counties
Randy Reichardt has lived in Austin County all of his life. He is Commissioner for Precinct 3; holding that elected office for 11 years. Prior to that, Randy has worked for Cameron Iron Works, Road and Bridge Precinct 3 and the City of Sealy as the Animal Control Officer. He has also been the Chief of Cat Spring Volunteer Fire Department for over 20 years and is a First Responder and EMT. In 2006, Randy received the Firefighter of the Year Award from the 100 Club of Houston. Through years of active community outreach and service, Randy has worked with the County Communications Committees, Red Cross, 9-1-1 Committee, disaster drills and training, POD developments and implementations, local schools, churches and community organizations; as well as many County committees. He is also a lifetime member of the Cat Spring Agricultural Society. Randy and his wife, Debbie, attend Cat Spring Lutheran Church.
Fort Bend County
John Robson is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Nationally Certified Addictions Counselor with thirty years of experience. John has been a part of the team at Fort Bend Regional Council on Substance Abuse (FBRC) since 1990. He has served the citizens of Fort Bend County in that capacity for twenty-seven years and is currently the Chief Operating Officer. His role at FBRC has allowed him to help shape substance abuse and mental health policy and services in Fort Bend County during a time of exponential county growth. In addition to his duties at FBRC, he has served on the Board of Directors for Achieve Fort Bend, the Advisory Board for Fort Bend Child Advocates and is a past President of Exchange Club of Sugar Land. He and his wife Kathy live in Richmond, Texas, have three children, six grandchildren and are active members of River Pointe Church in Richmond, Texas
Fort Bend County
Asim Shah is a resident of Fort Bend County. He holds the Barbara & Corbin J. Robertson Jr. Chair in Psychiatry, is the Executive Vice Chair and Professor of Psychiatry, Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and is the Chief of Psychiatry as well as the Chief of the Division of Community Psychiatry & Director of Mood Disorder Research Program both at Ben Taub Hospital/Harris Health System. He is also the Director of Community Behavioral Health program at Harris Health, which is an integrated care program. Dr. Shah has received two Fulbright and Jaworski Awards, one for “Teaching and Evaluation” in 2012, and another for “Educational Leadership” in 2014. He further received “Rising Star Clinician Award” from Baylor in 2014 and was named by Houstonia magazine in their Top Doctors list for Houston in 2013, 2014 and 2015, 2017. He has also received Castle Connolly’s Top Doctor Award for 2017, 2018 & 2019 and the Children Mental Health Champion Award from Mental Health America in 2018. Dr. Shah has done numerous media presentations to National and International Radio/TV/Newspapers and has widely presented both nationally and internationally and has over 100 published papers. He is currently a Board Member and Vice Chair for Mental Health America Greater Houston (which merged with Fort Bend County just recently). His passion is mental health for all, especially for uninsured and underinsured.
Fort Bend County
Pastor Dennis W. Young has served as pastor of Missouri City Baptist Church (MCBC) for the past 18 years. He received a BA degree from Brooklyn College, NY, and MA and Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) degrees from the Houston Graduate School of Theology, TX. Dr. Young has taken several mission trips to: Jamaica, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, South America and Nigeria. He served as President of the Board of Directors for Worldconnex in 2005-2006, Second Vice President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in 2003-2004, and as President of the African American Fellowship of Texas in 2001-2003. In addition to his pastoral duties, he is currently a member of the Leadership Council for the Union Baptist Association and a member of he Bond Advisory Committee for Fort Bend Independent School District. Pastor Young continues to be active in local, state and international groups to plan and implement programs to address the spiritual, physical and social needs of people.
Skipper Osborne is a native Texan, born and raised in Matagorda County. He served in the United States Marine Corps and had a tour of duty in VietNam, where he was wounded in 1967. In the early 1970’s, Osborne was a vice president at City State Bank in Palacios. In 1975, he left banking to become a rice farmer. Skipper has been in law enforcement for 23 years, serving as the Matagorda County Sheriff since 2012. He has been married to his high school sweetheart for 51 years. They have two children and seven grandchildren.
Lieutenant Tiffaney Budnik was born and raised in Fort Bend County and has served in the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for 16 years. She holds an Advanced Peace Officer License and has worked in several different divisions within the Sheriff’s Office including Detention, Patrol, and Criminal Investigations. Currently, she is assigned to the Fort Bend County Crisis Intervention Team, where she works with various departments within Fort Bend County as well as several non-profits, and other mental health facilities including area hospitals. She and her team share information and network with others to achieve an overall goal to provide support to those impacted by mental illness and build lasting relationships.