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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.

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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

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Board Leadership (2023/2024)

Board of Trustees

Amanda Polich – Chair

Patrick Keegan – Vice Chair

Lance Baird – Treasurer

Craig Taylor – Secretary


Lauren Anderson

Oliver Banks

Ashley Birdwell

Kimberly Boone

Krista Borstell

James Braniff IV

J.C. Clemens

Jack Daniel

Mark Deaton

Chris Flood

Matthew Goldsby

Paul Heath

Richard Hellman

Maria Hendershott

Trent Hrncir

Richard Lynch

Joanie McLeod

Jerri Duddlesten Moore

Walt Parmer

Angela Pisecco

Jay Sitta

Dana Smith

Margaret Vinson

Foundation Board

Bob Candito – Chair

Joseph A. Matula – Vice Chair


Diane Brewer

Carol Farnsworth

Cathy Herrington Hale

Marvin Lummis

Jeffrey Miller

Ellen Rutherford

Carol Warley

Advisory Board

Huston Able

Devon Anderson

Lawrence Bellatti

Cindi Boudreaux

Brooke Brossman

Sara Browning

Les Bryson

Elizabeth Clampitt

Meredith Condon

Meredith Cullen

Mike Dokupil

Laura Easton

Diane Erbstoesser

Craig Fecel, II

Dr. Aaron Fink

Sarah Foshee

Matt Franke

Susanne W. Galtney

Pat Grimes

Kathy Hood

Julie Jenkins

Tracey Kearny

Anne Kennedy

Laura Ladd

Melanie Lawson

Ashley LeGrange

Jack Mauel

Chris McLaren

Marc Melcher

Helena Mendez

Morgan Mills

Matt Miranda

Harlan Murphy

Faisal Nazir

Paula Padgett

Neeraj Parasher

Jane Pendergraft

Dean Quinn

Jacob Quinn

Jennifer Reichek

Rick Renaudin

Virginia Siegfried

Jon Smith

Rudy Tomjonavich

Carol Trahan

Rachel Tova Winer

Honorary Lifetime Board

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

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

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