The SAFE Alliance is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of experts in their fields, stakeholders, and community leaders – all passionate about the mission of SAFE. The work of the Board is largely accomplished through robust committees. The SAFE Board of Directors meets every other month or as needed, and is responsible for the vision, mission, and governance of the agency and the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer.


Emma Cartmell-Hochman, Chair
Cartmell, LLC
Lila Brolsma, Vice Chair
Every Texan
Kate Andrade, Treasurer
MFI Foundation

Board Members

Reed Arledge
KEY Travel Concierge
Aden Avery
Empower Schools
Liz Bailey
Northwestern Mutual
Octavious Bishop
Steve Hicks School of Social Work at University of Texas
Angel Carroll
Maggie Cheu
Heather Dennison
Community Leader
Karina Dolgin
James Avery Jewelry
Megan Fanale
Rabbi Emeritus Alan Freedman
Temple Beth Shalom
Tara Godby
Elan Coaching and Consulting
Karly Houchin
Mariette Hummel
Lubetzky Family Foundation
Bruce Kellison
University of Texas
Cathy Kyle
Chamberlain McHaney, PLLC
Diane Land
Retired. Former owner of DT Land Group, Inc.
Sophia Makris
McGinnis Lochridge LLP
Alan Mayer
Melody Neil
Neil Strategic
Tim O'Hara
Reify Health
Justin Perez
Future Now
Venus Pineyro De Hoyos
Vector U & The Inclusion Plus Institute
Adam Powell
Community Leader
Iris Saenz
Memorial Hermann Health System
Bill Skeen
Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd
Dewi Smith
Taylor Steed
FourT Realty
Kathy Terry
P. Terry’s