Board of Directors


Kirk Blackard (Board Chairman)
Author; Licensed Arbitrator

Katherine Cabaniss
248th District Court Judge

Edward Davis, Jr., CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Juniper Capital, LP

Don H. Haley
Real Estate Investor

Ershel Redd, Jr.
Retired CEO, El Paso Electric

John Sage 
Founder/Executive Director

Richard C. Seltzer
Attorney

George W. “Trey” Strake, III
Senior Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Gay Van Osdall
Community Volunteer


Advisory Board

Salem Abraham (Amarillo Region)
Owner, Abraham Trading Company

Ellen Halbert (Austin Region)
Retired, Director of Victims/Witness Division, Travis County District Attorney’s Office

Andrew Linbeck (Houston Region)
Managing Director, Salient Partners

Madeline Ortiz (Huntsville)
Division Director, TDCJ Rehabilitation Programs Division

Wade Upton
Retired, Valero Energy Corporation


The term of office for board members is 3 years. All board members financially supported Bridges To Life in 2016.