Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Mark Henry, CFISD School Superintendent Mar 26, 2018
District Update

Dr. Mark Henry - Superintendent of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

Ms. Theresa Hull - Chief of Staff

Contact:  Lisa Shive 281-897-4077   lisa.shive@cfisd.net


Bio:                          Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Before accepting the position in CFISD as superintendent of schools, Dr. Henry was superintendent of schools for Galena Park, a position he had held since 2004. During his tenure in Galena Park ISD, Dr. Henry was named a finalist for Texas Superintendent of the Year, Region ESC Superintendent of the Year and ATPE Texas Administrator of the Year.

He is in his 27th year as a Texas superintendent. He began as superintendent of schools for Milford ISD from 1991 to 1993, then moved to Collinsville ISD from 1993 to 1998. He accepted the position at Sulphur Springs ISD in 1998 and served through 2004 prior to accepting a position in Galena Park ISD.

In addition to Dr. Henry’s experience as superintendent of schools, he began his career as a teacher, and then gained administrative experience while serving as a middle and high school assistant principal and principal. He was an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University— Commerce from 1999 to 2004.

Dr. Henry received a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education with a minor in history from the University of Texas in Arlington in 1984. He received a Master of Education in administration with a minor in economics from the University of North Texas in 1989, and a Doctor of Education in administration with an emphasis in finance and a minor in curriculum and instruction in 1992.

Dr. Henry is a member of the Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA). He has served as a UIL legislative council representative since 1999, and was the chairman from 2006-2007. He was a trustee for the Teacher Retirement System of Texas from 2003-2009, and served as the vice chairman from 2008-2009.

He is also active in community organizations and is Chairman-elect for the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, Cy-Fair Educational Foundation executive committee, Cypress-Fairbanks Medical Hospital governing board and Junior Achievement board of directors.



Hannah Gelbs, CEO, CypressFairbanks Medical Center Apr 02, 2018
How CFMC is growing to serve the community

Contact info:   Hannah.Gelbs@hcahealthcare.com

Phone:  832-454-0785


Kim Parmer, LCDC Apr 09, 2018
Counseling victims of domestice violence, addiction & sexual assault

Kim is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Practical Intern

Sexual Assault Resource Center & Focusing Families



Landon B. Reed, Asst Director-Community Outreach Apr 16, 2018
Parks, Trails & Recreational Activites in Pct 4

Contact Info:  cadinternet@hcp4.net


Topic: “Parks, trails, and recreational activities”


Speaker: Landon B. Reed

               Assistant Director of Community Outreach

               Harris County Precinct 4

               Commissioner R. Jack Cagle


Come learn about the parks, trails, and recreational activities in Precinct 4.


Bio: Landon B. Reed graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.A. in History and a minor in Political Science.


Worked 5 years for Harris County Precinct 4 Road & Bridge, prior to becoming a Community Aid for Commissioner R. Jack Cagle


Jack Emmott Apr 23, 2018
Personal Life Stories for Inspiration

Contact:  Brittany Reyes     breyes@grayreed.com       Senior Counsel @ Grey Reed Attorneys and Counselors 

A polio survivor and native Houstonian, Jack Emmott tells the story of his journey from a child stricken with polio, to an over-achieving adult. As a six-year old boy in August, 1954, Jack’s life was full of hope and promise. The disaster happened as Jack ingesting the silent, unseen fecal polio virus walking to get the mail with PawPaw, his grandfather, on a shell road flooded by White Oak Bayou waters. Polio changed Jack’s life and that of his family forever. Today, Jack is married to the love of his life, Dorothy, is a father of a daughter and son, a grandfather of four, a successful collaborative family law divorce and child custody attorney, mediator, inspirational speaker, entrepreneur, song writer and author who navigates his busy life from a motorized wheelchair. Jack used his faith in God and the support of his family to become a successful lawyer. With thirty-five years of experience in family law, he now focuses on collaborative law, a resolution option for divorcing couples. His experience and faith in God led him to write Prayerful Passages: Asking God’s Help in Reconciliation, Separation, and Divorce (Outskirts Press, 2015). The stories of men, women and children who helped him navigate from childhood, through adolescence, to an adult, are featured in his new book, Bending Angels: Living Messengers of God’s Love (Carpenter's Son Publishing, 2016). Jack Emmott is a past member of Rotary International, River Oaks Chapter, 1989-1994 and Rotary International, Cypress-Fairbanks Chapter, 1984-1988. He has often spoken and campaigned as part of the Rotary International’s End Polio Now program. Jack Emmott’s website is www.BendingAngel.com. For more of his professional background, please visit http://www.grayreed.com/Our-People/Jack-H-Emmott-III

Kira Levy Apr 30, 2018
Equine Assisted Pyschotherapy

Kira Levy is the Community Relations Liaison with the organization Healing With Love, which provides equine assisted psychotherapy and equine assisted learning programs.

Contact info:   832-477-5814   and    kiralevy02@gmail.com

John Mathieson, VP, Dale Carnegie Training May 07, 2018
Vision - Planning - Action

John Mathieson         512-567-1174      john.mathieson@dalecarnegie.com

Vice President – Equity Partner of Dale Carnegie Training of Houston & Austin

John’s life changed when he took the Dale Carnegie class in early 2008 where he was awarded by his class as with the Human Relations Award and the Award for Highest Achievement. The change was so dramatic he became a class coach and has continued to become a Trainer and in 2015 an equity partner in Dale Carnegie Training of Houston & Austin.

Southern Methodist University in 1980 with a BBA.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate of Achievement from Villanova University in October 2010.

2010-2015 Replenishment Analyst – Budget more than $100 Million annually.  Responsible for 156 Retail stores.   If you purchased a metal wood from Golfsmith…...I bought it first.

2002-2011 Director of the Golfsmith Clubmakers Training Program – Trained thousands of custom clubmakers the art and science of fitting golf clubs.

1993-1999 Instructor the Harvey Penick Golf Academy – Trained in excess of 15,000 golfers. Getting a person out of their comfort zone and make a physical change in their golf swing requires: Trust.  Consistency of message. Communication skills. Analysis of

“Helping others improve beyond their own self-imposed expectations is one of the most rewarding endeavors I can think of. I am proud of our team at Dale Carnegie of Houston & Austin”.

Dale Carnegie Program – Human Relations Award
Dale Carnegie Program – Highest Award for Achievement
Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage– Highest Award for Achievement

Susan G. Komen Austin 2015 Pink Diamond Award for Outstanding Volunteer

Kelly Hardin Jun 04, 2018
Blood/Marrow Donation

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center