- 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 serve BakerRipley because of its mission to transform communities and its respect for the institutions and people it works with.
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 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.
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.
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.
David Haines II is BakerRipley’s Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. David shapes the agency’s strategic direction while leading our development, planning and marketing efforts to increase BakerRipley’s impact in this region.
Kirk Rummel is BakerRipley’s Chief Administrative Officer and CFO. He is responsible for accounting, reporting, treasury, budgeting and financial analysis, as well as oversight of the Information Technology, Human Resources, and Facilities teams for the agency. Read more about Kirk’s work with BakerRipley.
Rene Solis is BakerRipley’s Chief Program Officer. 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.
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.