- Board of Directors
- Executive Team
- National Leadership Cabinet
- Building Neighborhoods That Work Committee
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. BakerRipley is dedicated to letting the American dream become a full reality for over 10mm people.
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 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 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 with BakerRipley because it allowed me to be part of an organization that has done such life changing work for communities. My introduction was a visit to Baker-Ripley. That visit provided first-hand insights on how they positively touch lives. Whether through education, taxes, or entrepreneurial services, they turned a community around in a profound and meaningful way.
I became involved with BakerRipley because our organization looks out for everyone, especially our new Americans. We work together to find opportunity for all and understand that our shared strength in Houston is best measured by how we include others.
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!
I got involved with BakerRipley because I was impressed with the organization’s goal of providing assistance that empowers people to improve their lives for the long term. It’s a “hand up” that can change lives permanently rather than a “hand out” that changes it temporarily.
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.
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.
Today, as Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Claudia leads the charge to integrate neighborhood initiatives so that families engage in a seamless continuum. Read more about Claudia’s work with BakerRipley.
The Honorable Annise Parker spent many years in service to the people of Houston, America’s 4th largest city, with six years as a City Council member, six years as City Controller, and six years as Mayor.
Read more about Annise’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.
In 2012, after completing her term as board chair, Vicki joined BakerRipley as Vice President of Governance. She serves as liaison to the board, monitors board compliance matters, facilitates board training, is responsible for the board guidebook, and oversees governance and compliance matters for the agency. Read more about Vicki’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.
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.
Rene Solis was named Vice President of Emerging Public Initiatives for BakerRipley in 2009. In that role, he manages the Public Sector Solutions division as well as the agency’s disaster recovery program Stay Connected. Read more about Rene’s work with BakerRipley.
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.