Board of Directors
Sharon Mooncriffe (Secretary)

Sharon Mooncriffe (Secretary)

Ms. Mooncriffe received her diploma from Sterling High School and her associates degree from Houston Community College. She is an advocate for serving the community and providing the best services to those that are underserved.
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Jesse Hurst (Interim Treasurer)

Jesse Hurst (Interim Treasurer)

Dr. Jesse Hurst is a retired assistant professor from Texas Southern University's School of Education, Department of Health and Kinesiology, where he served for more than 30 years.

Dr. Hurst received his diploma from Jack Yates Sr. High School, bachelors from Oklahoma State University, masters from Prairie View A & M University, and his doctorate of education from Texas Southern University.
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Neal Farmer (President)

Neal Farmer (President)

D. Neal Farmer Jr. is Executive Director for the Touchdown Club of Houston, a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit group that promotes leadership and character development that the sport of football has on youths in Greater Houston. 

A 1979 graduate of the University of Texas, Neal has a degree in journalism and worked at the Houston Chronicle sports department from 1986 to 2001. Previous stops in his journalism career were with the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Arlington Daily News and Dallas Morning News. He has won writing awards from the Houston Press Club and the Texas Sportswriters Association. 

In 1996, Neal published a critically acclaimed book entitled Southwest Conference Baseball’s Greatest Hits, a history of the sport. He is a member of the Football Writers Association of America, and is a former voter in the John Wooden Basketball Award, Doak Walker Running Back Award, Lombardi Lineman Award, and the Earl Campbell Running Back Award. He also formerly voted in the Associated Press’ College Basketball Top 25 weekly poll. His articles have appeared in The Sporting News magazine and online; Washington Post; Texas Football magazine; Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Baseball America magazine; Boston Herald; Miami Herald; Dallas Times Herald; CBS Sports online; USA Today online; Petersen’s College Football and College Basketball magazines; Detroit News; New Orleans Times-Picayune; Southwest Airlines’ Spirit magazine; VYPE high school magazine, and others. 

Neal served on the Board of Directors for the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity from 1986-96, which is the Boy Scouts-associated college group on more than 350 campuses. Neal implemented several programs for the national alumni group, and served as regional director for the Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana and Mississippi area. He also helped teach leadership-development programs for college-aged youths from 1980-1998. Neal also was on the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America Board of Directors from 2013-2015, as a District Chairman for more than 70 BSA units in Northwest Harris County. 
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Wilma Jordan

Wilma Jordan

Wilma Jordan is the current office manager at the State of Texas House District 131  where she works very close with State Representative Alma Allen. She is an advocate for patient care and strives to give back to the community. 
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Annie Mitchell

Annie Mitchell

Ms. Annie Mitchell is a licensed RN and a retired employee from City of Houston health Dept. and She joined the board of directors to advocate for high quality patient care and services. She received her diploma from E.E. Worthing high School and her degree from Texas Women’s University.
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Terrence Ransfer

Terrence Ransfer

Mr. Ransfer is the current  Associate Vice President of Facility Operations for ARAMARK. He has provided strategic planning and control for multiple districs in a región primarly facility services. He received his Bachelor’s of Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Upon graduating, he atended Stuart Graduate School of  Mangement and received his Master’s of Business Administration. He is a current member of the MBA Association and Society of Professional Engineers.

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Dr. Leah Guidry White, M.D.

Dr. Leah Guidry White, M.D.

James Douglas

James Douglas

Law professor and university president James Matthew Douglas was born on February 11, 1944 in Onalaska, Texas to Desso and Mary Douglas. He graduated from Texas Southern University in 1966 with his B.A. degree in mathematics. In 1970, Douglas received his J.D. degree from Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School Of Law, where he graduated first in his class. He went on to receive his J.S.M. degree in computer law from Stanford University in 1971.

He also served as Florida A & M University’s interim dean from 2005 to 2007, and was made executive vice president of Texas Southern University in 2008.
He is currently the President of the NAACP@ Houston chapter. Douglas has served on the board of directors of the Hiscock Legal Society, Gulf Coast Legal Foundation and the Law School Admission Council.
He was also a member of the Minority Affairs Committee of the Law School Admission Council, served as the American Bar Association’s chairman of education for the Committee of Science and Technology Section, and was a member of The Texas Lawyer Editorial Board.

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