Executive Advisory Council

Doug Stringer

Doug Stringer is the founder of Somebody Cares America and Somebody Cares International and an internationally known author and communicator who speaks to thousands of leaders annually

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Hon. Debbie Riddle

Deborah (“Debbie”) Riddle is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 150, which encompasses much of northwest Harris County in and about Houston, Texas. 

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Janice Sturkie

Janice Sturkie serves on the Board of the Institute for Hebraic Christian Studies and taught for several years at the campuses in Houston and Brenham.

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Martin Fein

Martin Fein is President of Martin Fein Interests, Ltd., a development and acquisition company of more than 30,000 units of class A multi-family garden apartments;

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Mike Riddle

Michael (“Mike”) Riddle is the Managing Partner of Riddle & Butts, LLP and has been practicing law in Harris County and surrounding counties for almost 40 years.

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Rabbi Brian Strauss

Rabbi Brian Strauss is the senior rabbi at Congregation Beth Yeshurun, the largest conservative synagogue in the United States.

Rabbi Strauss is passionate about social action

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Steve Finkelman

Steve Finkelman, Holocaust survivor descendant, is a co-chair of Houston New Leadership and past co-chair of AABGU’s Greater Texas Region. Mr. Finkelman is on the

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Susan Myers

Susan Myers is president of the Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO). Before that, she worked in various capacities at the Holocaust Museum Houston for more than 10 years and has studied the Holocaust

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Advisors At Large

  • Paul Sarvadi, Co-founder and CEO, Insperity
  • Jobst Bittner, President and Founder, March of Life

Education Advisors

David Lawhon

David Lawhon

David Lawhon is an instructional assistant professor of American history and Holocaust studies for Texas A&M University at Galveston

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Dr. Cheryl Craig

Dr. Cheryl J. Craig is a Professor and the Houston Endowment Endowed Chair in Urban Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development

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Dr. Susanna Kokkonen

Dr. Susanna Kokkonen is an author and speaker, traveling around the world speaking to Christian, Jewish and civic audiences about the Holocaust, Genocide, anti-Semitism and Israel today.

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Liz Moreno

Elizabeth Moreno

Liz retired from teaching junior high in Bay City for 20 years. Her father was a soldier in WWII and a concentration camp liberator. She is also an author

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Development Team