Dr. Karolina Adam
Karolina Adam, M.D., was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and educated in the United States. She attended the Medical College of Pennsylvania, where she graduated from in 1983. She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1987 and fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine in 1989 at Baylor College of Medicine.
Adam is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine. She is a member of Houston Perinatal Associates and is on staff at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.
Adam and her husband, John, live in Bellaire with their children Jonathan, Johana and Joshua.
Jeannie Bollinger is chief executive officer and president of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce. Bollinger previously served as the manager of administration for AquaSource, Inc., a nationwide water utility.
Bollinger earned a master's degree in counselor education from Florida International University and a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Pembrook. She serves on the board of the directors for West Houston Medical Center, the Westchase District Advisory Council, the Spring Branch ISD Partners in Education Board, and the Business Development Advisory Board of American InterContinental University. She was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Houston” by Houston Women Magazine in January 2014.
Bollinger is married to Erik Hedegaard and has a daughter, Dylan, and two stepchildren, Erika and Conor.
Mark Ciavaglia is an attorney in Texas City with the firm Linebarger, Groggan, Blair and Sampson, LLP.
He is heavily involved in civic activities, including the Texas City Rotary, the Texas City-La Marque Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and the Texas City ISD Foundation for the Future. From 2012-2014, Ciavaglia served as the HCA Gulf Coast Division Advisory Board chairman
Mark and his wife, Sharon, reside in Texas City with their three children.
Dr. Hussein Elkousy
A sports medicine doctor, Hussein Elkousy, M.D., specializes in knee and shoulder injuries.
Elkousy graduated summa cum laude with distinction from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in biology, and received the Edward C. Horn Award for Excellence in Zoology. He earned his medical degree from Duke University Medical School and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He was honored by his class with the Ideal Physician Award in 1995.
Elkousy is currently the team physician for Texas Southern University, and a consulting physician for the Houston Rockets. He holds staff appointments at Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Memorial Hermann Hospital-Roger Clemens Institute, Houston Methodist Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital.
Kevin Fuller began his career in public accounting, managing the assets and investments of public and private institutions and corporations. After a successful decade, Fuller decided he could find more satisfaction by helping others, so he began a career as a financial advisor, working with individuals and families as well as small business owners.
He earned his Bachelor of Science at the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Fuller and his family are deeply rooted in the Pearland community. He completed the Leadership Pearland program through the Chamber of Commerce and has served on the boards of the Rotary Club of the 288 Corridor, the Vic Coppinger YMCA, the Northern Brazoria County Education Alliance, and is a founding board member of the Pearland ISD Education Foundation. Fuller is also active in the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, where he serves on its executive board as the director of community development.
Helen Huey is an independent business consultant and a former Houston City Council member. While on the city council, Huey served as chair for fiscal and legislative affairs as well as neighborhood planning and protection.
Huey believes in supporting her community through action and involvement. She is a current board member of the Houston Firefighters’ Relief and Retirement Fund and the Scenic Houston Advisory board. She is also a current delegate for the Spring Branch East Super Neighborhood Council.
Huey has been married to her husband, Don, for 47 years. They have two sons and are members of First Baptist Church of Spring Branch.
Dr. Rick Ganim
Rick Ganim, M.D., is board certified in interventional cardiology, general cardiology, and internal medicine. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.
Ganim graduated from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston with honors and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He served as chairman of cardiovascular medicine from 2009-2012 and was chief of staff in 2014 at Kingwood Medical Center, where he is currently director of cardiovascular services.
He is a partner in Cardiovascular Association, PLLC, and specializes in coronary and peripheral interventions. Ganim is currently involved in multiple coronary artery stent research and drug therapy trials for various cardiovascular diseases.
Janice Lawler is a certified public accountant with expertise in business recruitment, start-ups and expansions. She also boasts extensive experience in communications, government relations, and economic development.
Her leadership on community boards and foundations ranges from education to social assistance. In 2009 Jan was recognized as a Women of Distinction by the Bridge over Troubled Waters, a non-profit that assists women and families in crisis.
Lawler has been a resident of La Porte for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Hal, have two adult children.
Bob Mitchell, president of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, has more than 30 years of experience in economic development, process controls, and manufacturing management in the Houston region. He has spent more than 20 years in management as a highly successful executive in both for-profit and non-profit enterprises, and has consistently demonstrated his ability to develop, manage, and implement strategic plans for international companies.
Mitchell serves on numerous boards, including the Manned Spaceflight Education Foundation, Inc., the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement board of advisors, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Gulf Coast Limestone, Inc., the Houston Technology Center advisory board, the Board of Visitors at Texas A&M University at Galveston, and Communities in Schools.
Mitchell has three children and lives in Houston.
Judge Mike Parrott
Judge Mike Parrott is a native and lifelong resident of Galena Park, Texas. Parrott worked for the Precinct Two Harris County commissioner for 18 years as the superintendent of parks prior to being elected Harris County Justice of the Peace Court for Precinct 3, Place 1 on Jan. 1, 1993.
Parrott attended Galena Park High School and the University of Houston. He is very active with the youth in our community and believes that motivating students to learn is the key to their future. In 1993, he implemented a Teen Court Program for area students. Five former members of the Teen Court have gone on to become attorneys working for the district attorney’s office and private firms.
Parrott is married to his high school sweetheart, Deby. They have two children and three grandchildren and attend Holy Trinity Methodist Church.
Dr. Reagan Rees
Reagan Carter (Beau) Rees, Ph.D., is the superintendent of Montgomery Independent School District. He has 17 years of experience in public education, with more than 10 years as a superintendent. He is a former teacher, coach, assistant principal, elementary principal, high school principal, and director of curriculum in the Colorado, Sweetwater, and Graham school districts.
Rees earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in education from Abilene Christian University, and a doctorate in education from Texas Tech University. He currently serves on the Texas Association of School Administrators Legislative Services Committee and Technology Committee.
Rees and his wife, Billie, have three daughters.
Bob Roy was born in Midland, Texas and moved to the Humble area in 1982. He is the director of CenterPoint Energy’s Greenspoint and Humble service areas.
Roy graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical technology. In addition to his service as past chair of the Humble Area Chamber of Commerce, he also recently served on the Humble ISD Education Foundation board of directors and the CenterPoint Energy-University of Houston Alumni Group board of directors. For the past two years, he has been the district chairman of the Boy Scouts’ “Friends of Scouting” campaign.
Married to his wife, Janice, for 29 years, they have two children, David and Julia.
A native Houstonian with a long history of community involvement, Mike Sullivan was sworn in as Harris County tax assessor-collector on Jan. 1, 2013, and is currently serving a four-year term. He is focused on improving customer service, embracing technology, and advocating for the taxpayer.
He received an associate’s degree from Lone Star College-Kingwood in spring 2012. In 2014, at age 56, Sullivan graduated from The University of Houston-Downtown, with a Bachelor of Science in political science. He previously served three terms on the Houston City Council, representing the communities of Kingwood and Clear Lake as well as the Houston Ship Channel, Ellington Airport, and NASA/Johnson Space Center, and was a member of the Humble ISD board of trustees. He presently serves as a board member for Camp Allen, on the Lone Star College System Chancellor’s Advisory Council, and a member of the Kingwood Musical Arts Society advisory board. He is also a member of several area chambers of commerce. Sullivan is an ex-officio director of the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and a member of the University of Houston-Clear Lake Community Partners Council.
Mike and his wife, Kim, have one daughter, Paige. They attend Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Kingwood.