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, 2020-2021

    Cristina Barbosa

    Community Volunteer

    John Beckert*

    Chair of the Development Committee,  Operating Partner, Highlander Partners, L.P.

    Michielle Benson


    W. Carey Carter

    Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

    Cullum Clark*

    Vice Chairman of the Board & 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

    Dawn Davidson*

    Director of Advertising, Alpha Business Images, LLC

    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*

    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

    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

    Josh Terry

    President, The Garden Group

    Elena McFann

    President, West Region Medicaid, Anthem

    (*) denotes voting Executive Committee