Advisory Council

Devon Alexander

Devon is the Director of Community and Public Relations at HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood. With expertise in strategic marketing, communications and social media integration, she is responsible for public affairs as related to the hospital and the role it plays in the community.

Dr. Bron Barkley

Dr. Bron Barkley is an accomplished  musician, teacher of the Jewish roots of Christianity, ministry leader and former senior pastor. He is the author of Designed Life.  He is also part of Dr. Victoria Sarvadi’s First Genesis Team.

Judy Cox

Judy served more than 30 years with FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center. She started training as a volunteer in March of 1987 and worked as a legal advocate before taking on the promotion of executive director for 14 years. Judy retired in 2020 and is now the director of HRA18’s annual Beauty for Ashes fundraising luncheon at the Kingwood Country Club.

Mark Dreistadt

Mark Dreistadt is the founder and President of Infinity Concepts, a company committed to helping clients think more strategically, operate more efficiently, and communicate more effectively. Mark has a long and distinguished history of transforming organizations through his strategic counsel and blended approach to branding, advertising, fundraising, and media management. Mark is passionate about Israel and Holocaust education and brings a unique blend of creativity and strategic thinking to help HRA18 with the mission to sensitize hearts to the issues of the Holocaust.

John D. Garr, Ph.D., Th.D.

Dr. John Garr has served the Christian church as theologian, minister, presbyter, and educator for over 50 years, including the past 25 years as Founder and President of Restoration Foundation (Hebraic Christian Community), an Atlanta-based transdenominational, international, multi-ethnic networking organization focused on publishing and education. His career has been devoted to equipping Christians with insights into the historical and theological truth of Christianity’s Hebrew foundations and to promoting rapprochement between the international Christian and Jewish communities.

Rabbi Dan Gordon

Rabbi Dan Gordon is a rabbi, a storyteller, a teacher, a performer, a listener, a motivational speaker and a lover of people. He has more than thirty years of experience using his talents in various roles – camp director, youth leader, university lecturer, and high school principal. Since 1998, he has served as rabbi for Temple Beth Torah (TBT). He received his rabbinic ordination (semicha) from the Mesifta Adath Wolkowisk Rabbinical Academy of New York.

Dan’s primary focus is connecting with people. His talent as a storyteller has taken him all over the United States, Israel and Australia, performing and leading workshops for all ages. Since 2006, he has co-chaired the National Jewish Storytelling Network, and he is a past president of Houston’s Jewish Educators Council. He has served on the faculty of the JCC’s Melton Adult Mini-School since 2002 and also served as its interim director. Since coming to TBT, he has been active in the interfaith community as a board member of the American Jewish Committee, a member of the Coalition for Mutual Respect and on the advisory boards of CanCare and TRUTH: Travels Revealing Understanding-Trust-Hope.

Marilyn Mann

Humble Independent School District.

Heinz Reuss

Heinz Reuss is the international director of March of Life and part of the pastoral team of TOS Church in Tübingen, Germany. Heinz is in charge of the training programs, young adult ministries, and public relations for TOS Ministries internationally. Heinz has been married to Ann-Caroline since 2013.

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. 
Debbie is a horse breeder who lives in Tomball with her husband Mike, an attorney. In 2010, she self-published Taking Back Your Community, Your Country and Your Kids, which she described as, “a practical roadmap for anyone who chooses to make a difference in their country and community.

Mike Riddle

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. Mike has been a guest speaker for the White House Conference on Aging and he spoke before the International Association of Financial Planners in Washington, D.C.

Mike has been a guest speaker for 30 years on Christian radio station KHCB 105.7. He has three grown children and lives in the Tomball area. He is a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church, where he serves as a Sunday school teacher. Mike is married to former Texas State representative Debbie Riddle.

Sanja Zoričić Tabaković

Mrs. Sanja Zoričić Tabaković is from the Shoah Academy, president of the Jewish Community of Zagreb and the Coordination of Jewish Communities.

Rev. Jim Welch

Rev. Jim Welch is the former senior pastor at Kingwood United Methodist Church.

Dr. DM Woody Woodward

Dr. DM Woody Woodward is an experienced pastor with a demonstrated history of working with nonprofit organizations, project management, systems oversight, communication, writing, discipleship. He is the leader of the March of Remembrance marches located in Kingwood and Austin, Texas. Dr. Woodward graduated with a doctoral degree from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in the track, “The Preacher and the Message,” with an emphasis on teaching people to communicate well.

Fred Zeidman

Over the course of his distinguished 45-year career, Mr. Zeidman has been involved in numerous high-profile workouts, restructurings and reorganizations.  He was former CEO, President and Chairman of Seitel, Inc., a Houston-based provider where he was instrumental in the successful turnaround of the Company. He most recently served as Chief Restructuring Officer of Transmeridian Exploration, Inc. and Bankruptcy Trustee AremisSoft Corp.  He held the post of Chairman of the Board and CEO of Unibar Corporation, the largest domestic independent drilling fluids company, until its sale to Anchor Drilling Fluids.