- Board of Directors
- Executive Team
- National Leadership Cabinet
- Building Neighborhoods That Work Committee
I am involved with BakerRipley because I want to make all neighborhoods in Harris County better. BakerRipley works hard and effectively for the good of our communities. I hope that by supporting BakerRipley, our communities and our residents’ lives change for good…
I got involved because of their strong stance on immigration. The road to citizenship for immigrants is the only sensible approach and, in fact, is supported by the majority of Americans. I believe that the vast majority of immigrants are motivated to be hard working, contributing members of our society.
I serve BakerRipley because of its mission to transform entire communities and its respect for the institutions and people it works with. And its people – Angela, Claudia, Ray, Pat (especially Pat) and the list goes on for hours…
I became involved with BakerRipley because of their mission to transform neighborhoods and improve the lives of people in Houston. This is the most comprehensive, integrated, and effective approach to neighborhood redevelopment I have seen, and it is making a difference in the lives of people every day.
I got involved as a Board member of BakerRipley because it provides the assistance that Houston families need in order to become self-sufficient and engaged members of our community. No other organization in Houston has the scale and breadth to play this critical role.
I am a strong supporter of BakerRipley both financially and with my time because BakerRipley is dedicated to helping people help themselves. Everything that they do is focused on enabling those that we touch to move down the road to improving themselves and their lives so that they can become self-sufficient and give back to those that follow them in their journey.
I got involved because of Family - the focus on families that are served by BakerRipley, the family at BakerRipley that loves what they do, and the members of my family that have volunteered at BakerRipley and/or Ripley House in past years!
Claudia Aguirre is President and CEO of BakerRipley, leading the agency to respond and evolve to the emerging communities we serve. Aguirre has been with the agency since 2010, where she led efforts for program development and developed innovative solutions for Houston commmunities. Read more about Claudia’s work with BakerRipley.
Through her more than thirty years of experience, thought leader Angela Blanchard has reached an epiphany: A community should be defined by its strengths, resources, achievements and hopes – not its degree of “brokenness.” Read more about Angela’s work with BakerRipley.
With the understanding that the most important asset in any community is its people, Ann has worked to ensure that BakerRipley’s asset-based approach to community development is incorporated into all of its programs. Read more about Ann’s work at BakerRipley.
Rene Solis was named Vice President of Emerging Public Initiatives for BakerRipley in 2016. In that role, he leads the operation of the Workforce Solutions Career Offices, Utility Assistance & Weatherization programs, Child Care subsidy programs, Veterans Services, and the Stay Connected Disaster Recovery initiatives. Read more about Rene’s work with BakerRipley.
A social worker by trade and with nearly 30 years of experience in the field of gerontology, Bavineau has been recognized for her commitment to improving the lives of older adults. Read more about Jane’s work with BakerRipley.
Kate has practiced law for nearly 25 years, primarily representing employers in their relationships with their employees. She is Board Certified in Labor & Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Click here to read more about Kate’s work.
Oriana Garcia serves as the Chief of Staff and Vice President of Organizational Development at BakerRipley acting as a strategic adviser to the CEO and Senior Management team.
Jeff Kramer joined BakerRipley in 2016 as Vice President of Fund Development. With 32 years of nonprofit experience, he’ s held senior level positions with international, national and state faith-based nonprofits. Read more about Jeff’s work with BakerRipley.
Ms. Noriega has been honored by her opportunity to be of service to the Houston community, and grateful for the support of her family, friends and community as she has pursued her career in public service. Read more about Melissa’s work with BakerRipley.
Kirk Rummel came to BakerRipley in 2013 as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for all Accounting, Reporting, Treasury, Budgeting and Financial Analysis for the agency. Read more about Kirk’s work with BakerRipley.
A brand is only as good as its story. And during Stephenie’s tenure at BakerRipley, formerly BakerRipley, her efforts have been based on this very belief. Read more about Stephenie’s work with BakerRipley.