Board of Directors

  • 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

    Richard Frapart*

    Chairman of the Board
    Chief Financial Officer, Stratford Land

    Cullum Clark*

    Vice Chairman of the Board
    Director of the Bush Institute, Economic Growth Initiative

    Cristina Barbosa

    Community Volunteer and Executive Director of the Michael Young Family Foundation

    John Beckert*

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

    Michielle Benson

    Executive Director, The Arts for Minority Youth

    W. Carey Carter

    Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

    George Conant

    Partner, Tortilis Partners

    Adam Cox

    Associate Partner, Bain & Company

    Cathleen Crews

    Director at Matter Family Office

    Dawn Davidson*

    Vice President & Creative Director, 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
    Community Volunteer

    Ossa Fisher

    President and Chief Operating Officer, iStation

    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 College

    Elena McFann

    President of West Region, Medicaid, Government Business Division, Anthem, Inc.

    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

    Director of Strategic Relationships, Communities Foundation of Texas

    Michael Stack*

    Chair of the Finance Committee
    Chief Investment Officer and 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, Acis Capital Management, LP

    (*) denotes voting Executive Committee