Leadership & Board

Dedicated to our cause, committed to our mission.

The Council on Recovery is Houston’s oldest and largest non-profit organization providing support, information, and outpatient treatment to all who are adversely affected by alcohol, drugs, and addiction-related issues. Founded in 1946, The Council on Recovery is the leading provider of prevention, education, treatment, and recovery services in the Greater Houston area.

We have gathered a dedicated team of experts in the field of recovery. At the helm of the organization is our administrative team, led by Mary H. Beck, LMSW, CAI, President & CEO. All of our operations are run under the watchful eye of three boards - the Board of Trustees, the Foundation Board, and the Advisory Board. This structure ensures unwavering focus on our mission and total commitment to improving the health and well-being of our community.

Administrative Leadership

Mary H. Beck, LMSW, CAI

President & Chief Executive Officer


Monica Brown-Broussard, MBA

Executive Vice President


William M. (Mel) Taylor, MSW

President Emeritus

Kamari Brewer, LCSW

Chief Program Officer


Bridget McCauley, M.A., LPC-S

Chief Clinical Officer

Judy M. Chavez, MBA

Chief Development & Communications Officer

Board Leadership (2022/2023)

Board of Trustees

Amanda Polich – Chair
Patrick Keegan – Vice Chair
Lance Baird – Treasurer
Anne Singley – Secretary

Devon Anderson
Lauren Anderson
Oliver Banks
Kimberly Boone
Krista Borstell
James Braniff IV
J.C. Clemens
Jack Daniel

Mark Deaton
Chris Flood

Matthew Goldsby
Richard Hellmann
Maria Hendershott

Trent Hrncir
Richard Lynch
Joanie McLeod
Jerri Duddlesten Moore
Jim Nastoff

Angela Pisecco
Rick Renaudin
Jay Sitta
Dana Smith
Craig Taylor

Foundation Board

Dean Quinn – Chair
Joseph A. Matula – Vice Chair

Diane St. Yves Brewer
Bob Candito
Carol Farnsworth
Cathy Herrington Hale
Jeffrey Miller
Ellen Rutherford
Carol Warley

Advisory Board

Huston Able
Shannan Adler
Lawrence Bellatti
Ashley Birdwell
Cindi Boudreaux
Sara Browning
Les Bryson
Kim Burnett
Elizabeth Clampitt
Meredith Condon

Meredith Cullen
Mike Dokupil
Laura Easton

Diane Erbstoesser
Craig Fecel, II
Dr. Aaron Fink
Sarah Foshee

Susanne W. Galtney
Pat Grimes
Kathy Hood
Julie Jenkins
Tracey Kearny

Anne Kennedy
Laura Ladd
Ashley LeGrange

Jenna Lindley
Jo Ludwig
Marvin Lummis
Jack Mauel
Chris McLaren
Marc Melcher
J. Morgan Mills
Matt Miranda

Harlan Murphy
Faisal Nazir
Carol Nunn

Paula Padgett
Neeraj Parasher

Walt Parmer
Jennifer Reichek
Virginia Siegfried
Carol Trahan
Manoel Urquidi
Margaret Vinson
Lisa Walsh
Dr. Rachel Winer
Natallie Woods

Honorary Lifetime Board

Greg Armstrong
Rob Arnold
Hamilton Beazley
Dan Cartwright
Julie Goudie
L.A. Greene
Sara Haynes

John Hopper
Rick Laminack‡
Harry Lucas, Jr.
Candace McMurrey
Dan Neale
Austin O'Toole
Gary Petersen

George Pletcher
Anne McCullough Shallenberger
Sandy Sutherland
Gregg Thompson
June Waggoner
Robert (Bob) Wagner
Marthann Masterson Weaber
Nancy Younger