Board of Trustees
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Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees

The Harris Center’s nine-member volunteer Board of Trustees is appointed by the Harris County Commissioners. The Sheriff of Harris County also participates as is outlined in legislation. The trustees have various professional backgrounds, bringing expertise in the areas of criminal justice, health care, business, research, management and rehabilitation services. The Board volunteers their time and skills by participating in regular and ad hoc meetings, training sessions and Harris Center events. We are grateful for their service.

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Board Member, Robin Gearing
Robin E. Gearing, Ph.D.
Chair

Board Member since Feb 2020

Chair, Audit Committee
Quality Committee
Program Committee

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Lois Moore, BSN, M. ED., LHD, FACHE, Vice Chairperson of the Board
Lois Moore, BSN, M. ED., LHD, FACHE
Vice Chair

Board Member since February 2013

Audit Committee
Program Committee

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Jim Lykes, Board Member
Jim Lykes
Vice Chair

Board Member since Oct 2019

Chair, Governance Committee
Resource Committee

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George Santos, M.D., Vice Chairperson of the Board
George Santos, M.D.
Secretary

Board Member since Dec 2016

Chair, Quality Committee
Resource Committee
Audit Committee
Governance Committee

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Bonnie C. Hellums, M. ED., LMFT, LCDC, AAC, JD, Board Member
Bonnie C. Hellums, M.Ed., LMFT, LCDC, AAC, JD
Member

Board Member since Aug 2016

Chair, Program Committee
Quality Committee

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Gerald W. Womack, Board Member
Gerald W. Womack
Member

Board Member since Dec 1992

Chair, Resource Committee
Audit Committee
Governance Committee

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Max A. Miller, Jr, MTh, D. D., Board Member
Max A. Miller, Jr, MTh, D.D.
Member

Board Member since Jul 2022

Resource Committee
Audit Committee
 

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Natali Hurtado, Board Member
Natali Hurtado
Member

Board Member since Jul 2022

Governance Committee

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Board Member, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez
Sheriff Ed Gonzalez
Ex-Officio Member

Board Member since September 2019

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Board Meetings and Announcements

The Harris Center for Mental Health & IDD Board of Trustees meets monthly through Committees and a Full Board meeting.

  • Resource, Program, Quality and Audit Committees meet on the third (3rd) Tuesday of each month beginning at 8:30am.
  • The Governance Committee and Full Board meeting on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month beginning at 8:30am. The Full Board Meeting is scheduled for 9:30am.
  • Please visit the calendar on this website to confirm all meetings. November and December Committee and Board Meetings is often rescheduled due to the holidays.
  • All meetings are held at 9401 Southwest Freeway in Board Room #109.
  •  The public may sign up to speak at the time of arrival.

All past events and meetings can be found at our Archives page.

April 2024 Program Committee Meeting
April 2024 Quality Committee Meeting
April 2024 Resource Committee Meeting
April 2024 Governance Committee Meeting