Board of Directors

  • On July 26, 2020, the Uplift Board of Directors released a letter to Uplift families outlining its commitment to improve and increase its efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion for our organization, staff and scholars. Read the full letter.

    Uplift Education has a board of appointed community leaders and volunteers that help guide the direction and future of the network as a whole.

    Board meetings are open to the public.  Click any of the Quick Links for more information.

  • Uplift Education Board of Directors, 2019-20

    Ryan Moss*

    Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Lucid Energy Group

    Cristina Barbosa

    Community Volunteer

    John Beckert

    Ex-officio member, Chair of the Development Committee,  Operating Partner, Highlander Partners, L.P.

    Michielle Benson

    Educator

    W. Carey Carter

    Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

    Cullum Clark

    President, Prothro Clark Company, Director of SMU Economics Center

    George Conant

    Partner, Tortilis Partners

    Adam Cox

    Global Social Impact Practice Manager, Bain & Company

    Cathleen Crews

    Director at Matter Family Office

    Pilar Davies

    Community Volunteer

    Tony Dona

    Partner and Co-Founder, Thackeray Partners

    Cathy Estrada

    Chair of the Tarrant County School Engagement Committee

    Ossa Fisher

    Chief Operating Officer, iStation

    Richard Frapart*

    Vice Chairman of the Board & Consultant, Stratford Land

    Ardo Fuentes*

    Chair of the Governance Committee & Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch & Co.

    Ricky Garcia

    Senior Program Manager, Schwab Community Services & Charles Schwab Foundation

    Cameron Johnson*

    Chair of the Real Estate & School Development Committee & CEO, Nickson

    Dawn Mann*

    Director of Advertising, Alpha Business Images, LLC

    Andre McEwing*

    Supplier Diversity Manager, Tarrant County Community College

    John McPherson

    Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee & Vice Chairman, Forterra, Inc.

    Rev. Dr. Lael C. Melville

    Chair of the Dallas County School Engagement Committee & CEO, The Melville Family Foundation

    Andy Scripps

    Deputy Director of Strategy, Educate Texas

    Michael Stack

    Chair of the Finance Committee & Chief Investment Officer & Managing Director, Genus Holdings, LLC

    James Stanton

    Chair of the Advocacy Committee & Partner, Stanton LLP

    Ed Tauriac

    Chair of the Audit Committee & Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

    (*) denotes voting Board of Governors