2019 - 2020 Board of Directors

Pedro Caruso, President

Management Consultant, Accenture

Mia Mends, Vice President

CEO, Inspirus & Sodexo


Abdullah Khan, Treasurer

Principal, EY

Erin Patterson, 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

Katie Johnson

Community Volunteer

Ann Kennedy

 Independent Performing Arts Professional 

Judy Le 

President and Co-Founder, TakeRoot Leadership
Consulting and Coaching

Dr. Srinivas "Vasu" Rao

Founder/Chief Medical Director, Texas Vein and
Wellness Institute 

Bryan Sanchez

Shareholder and Chief Investment Officer, Lionstone Investments

Denise Smith 

Executive Search Consultant, Denise Smith Consulting


Louise Wiggins 

Principal, 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.