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Board of Trustees

The North Texas chapter's Board of Trustees is an active group of professionals who are called to help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at a higher level. These individuals serve as an ambassador to the Society, promote events in the North Texas area, and help recruit sponsors for the organization. Their mission is in line with the LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


2019-2020 North Texas Board of Trustees:

Board Officers:

  • Keith Pearson - Chair (Pearson Partners International)
  • Mike Mendlik–Vice Chair (BMC West Corporation, Vice President Texas Division)
  • Jim Hogan - Corporate Chair (GM Financial: Vice President, Special Accounts)
  • Kimberly Alexander –Vice Chair,Communications (KimCONNECTS, Owner)
  • Steve Roser –Vice Chair, Campaigns (Retired Brigadier General)
  • C. Brodie Hyde, III –Vice Chair, Donor Development (CBH III Investments, President)
  • John Havlick –Vice Chair, Technology (Microsoft)
  • Don Armstrong - Past Board Chair(Independent Contractor)
  • Danny McQuary –Vice Chair, Board Development (Note Orius, President)

Board At Large:

  • Julie Buschman (Northern Trust: SVP, Senior Fiduciary Officer)
  • Douglas “Randy” Cockrill (Kubota Tractor Corporation: Call Center Manager)
  • Darryl Ferguson (Executive Account Manager)
  • Cletus Glasener (Elbit Systems of America: Vice President and CFO)
  • Christian Hinojosa (Dallas Fire Department: Fire Chief)
  • Raanan Horowitz (Elbit Systems of America: President and CEO)
  • Teresa Keenan (Past Executive Director: Incarnation House)
  • William “Bill” Luisi (Diversified, Business Development Manager)
  • Kevin Meeks (BB&T, Senior Vice President, Commercial Real Estate)
  • Tim Parker (jTim Consulting: President)
  • Kyle Ragsdale (Chicago Custom Foods: Executive Vice President)
  • Shannon Ridley (Amazon Web Services: Account Executive)
  • Nick Salomone (BMO Harris: Fort Worth Market Executive)
  • Sue Wertheim (Health Texas Plano: Oncology Nurse)

Advisory Board:

  • Mona Carlton (Holliday, Fenoglioand Fowler: Senior Managing Director)
  • Greg Clarkson (BBVA Compass: Executive Vice President & Division Manager)
  • Gina Cook (Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse: General Manager)
  • Jason Downing (Deloitte: Managing Partner)
  • Timothy S. Durst (Baker Botts L.L.P.: Partner)
  • JaNeene Jones (Baylor T. Boone Pickens Cancer Hospital / Sammons Cancer Center, COO)
  • Mark Lenz (Consensus Advisory Services, Managing Director)
  • Jim Lites (Dallas Stars: President & CEO)
  • Jodi Marsh (Ivie & Associates, Inc.: Senior Vice President, Communications & Digital Services)
  • Jim McKinnis (Integer: Executive Creative Director)
  • George Meza (Accenture Consulting, Senior Manager)
  • Tom O’Brien (Baker Botts: Partner)
  • Erin Ragsdale (Allyn Media, Senior Vice President)
  • Brian Reinsborough (Venari Resources LLC: President, Founder & Chief Executive Officer)
  • Steve Rigby (CBRE: Executive Vice President)
  • Ruth Robinson (Community Leader)
  • Nancy C. Rogers (Philanthropist)
  • Gigi Potter Salley (International Real Estate)
  • Joseph Sircely (Morgan Stanley: Vice President)
  • Jon Summers (AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions: Senior Vice President, Advanced Solutions)
  • Lillie Young (Allie Beth Allman: Senior Vice President)

Medical Advisory Board:

  • Dr. Larry Anderson –UT Southwestern
  • Dr. Brian Berryman –Baylor Sammons Cancer Center
  • Dr. Paul Bowman –Cook Children’s, Fort Worth
  • Dr. Yuh Min Chook -UT Southwestern
  • Dr. Robert Collins, Jr. –UT Southwestern
  • Dr. Houston Holmes, III –Baylor Sammons Cancer Center
  • Dr. Carl Lenarsky –Medical City,Dallas
  • Dr. M. Yair Levy –Baylor Sammons Cancer Center
  • Dr. Christopher Maisel - Baylor Sammons Cancer Center
  • Dr. Chengcheng “Alec” Zhang -UT Southwestern
  • Dr. Bo Zhou - UT Southwestern