2020 - 2021 Board of Directors

Pedro Caruso, President

Management Consultant, Accenture

Mia Mends, Vice President

CEO, Inspirus & Sodexo


Abdullah Khan, Treasurer

Senior Vice President, Pacific Summit Energy

Katie Johnson, Secretary

Community Volunteer


David Bell

Assistant Vice Chancellor - Retired, University of Houston

Chris Bryan

United States Magistrate Judge Southern District of Texas

Deborah Byers

Americas Industry Leader/Americas Oil & Gas Leader, EY

Denise Hamilton

Founder, Watch Her Work

Anish Hariharan

 Head of Power Trading, EDF Trading North America

Vik Kalra

 Senior Vice President, Platform Partners


Ann Kennedy

 Community Volunteer 

Judy Le 

President and Co-Founder, TakeRoot Leadership
Consulting and Coaching

Bryan Sanchez

Shareholder and Chief Investment Officer, Lionstone Investments

Denise Smith 

Executive Search Consultant, Denise Smith Consulting

Kelley Trammell 

Community Volunteer

Louise Wiggins 

Managing Director & Partner, The Boston Consulting Group 

Maria Zerr

Community Volunteer

Board Giving 

100% of EMERGE's Board of Directors financially contribute to the mission of the organization.