Public Service & Pro Bono Leadership

  • Anti-Defamation League – Southwest Region.  Member Board of Directors 2006 – Present.  Executive Committee, Member 2014; Leadership Committee, Member 2014; Governance Committee, Member 2013 & 2014; Recruitment Subcommittee, Chair 2013; Community of Respect Committee,  Member 2012; Education Committee, Member 2011; Development Committee, Member 2008; Civil Rights Committee, Member 2005 – 2007.
  • Better Business Bureau, Volunteer Mediator & Arbitrator, 2014 – Present.
  • Business Retention and Expansion Initiative – Greater Houston Partnership.  Committee Chair 2011 – 2013.  The Business Retention and Expansion Initiative supported the Greater Houston Partnership and its regional economic development allies’ outreach to help businesses in Houston “start here, grow here and stay here.”
  • Bet Tzedek’s National Holocaust Reparations Program.  Coordinating Partner for Houston in 2008.
  • E3C: Executive Cross Cultural Coalition.  Member 2008 – 2012.  An informal group of community leaders developing a networking and education program designed to increase advancement opportunities for ethnic minorities into executive ranks.
  • Election Protection Leadership Committee for Houston – Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.  A non-partisan program to protect voters’ rights during the 2012 and 2014 elections.
  • Executive Women’s Partnership – Greater Houston Partnership.  Member 2006 – Present.
  • Fort Bend County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator, 2014 – Present.
  • Harris County Bench Bar Pro Bono Award Committee.  Member 2012.
  • Harris County Dispute Resolution Center, Volunteer Mediator, 2014 – Present.
  • Houston Zoo Development Corporation.  Appointed by Mayor Parker in 2011 – Present.
  • Houston Zoo, Inc. Finance Committee.  Member 2011 – Present.
  • Houston Pro Bono Joint Initiative.  Founder and Chair 2008 – Present. The Houston Pro Bono Joint Initiative meets quarterly to provide in-house counsel and private practice attorneys a forum to discuss pro bono and offer continuing legal education to support pro bono services.
  • Houston Pro Bono Network.  Founder and Chair 2007 – Present.  The Houston Pro Bono Network is an informal network of private practice attorneys in Houston that meets quarterly to share best practices and discuss challenges in managing pro bono programs and to provide continuing legal education to support pro bono services.
  • 14th Annual Interfaith Women’s Seder – Sponsored by Brigid’s Place, Christ Church Cathedral and the Initiative for Jewish Women.  Table Leader 2012.
  • MLK Day of Service.  Organizer 2012.  Organized a group of over 30 volunteers to participate in Habitat for Humanity’s 2nd Annual MLK Day of Service.
  • Peach Outreach.  Member of Board of Directors and Secretary 2012 – Present.  Peach Outreach raises (a) awareness about endometrial (uterine) cancer and other gynecological cancers, and (b) funds to support research and education regarding endometrial cancer.
  • Regional Economic Development Advisory Committee – Greater Houston Partnership.  Member 2009 – 2013.
  • Seven Acres Jewish Senior Care Services.  Member of Board 2016 – Present.
  • Texas Community Building with Attorney Resources.  Member of Advisory Board 2012 – 2013.
  • United Way Women’s Initiative Steering Committee.  Member 2013 – 2014.