MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX — Montgomery County Habitat for Humanity (Habitat MCTX) is pleased to continue its mission by announcing a new Board of Directors and a new Director of Strategic Development, Debra Richmond, effective in fiscal 2022. We build safe, decent, affordable homes for families in our community.
BJ Hebert, Kelly McDonald, Michael Bradbury, Maricela Caballero, and Ross Folkenroth are the newest board members to join Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County. BJ Hebert served as president and chief operating officer of Phillips Chemical until his retirement on December 31, 2021. At Chevron Phillips Chemical, he held strategic responsibility for all commercial lines, manufacturing, and the company’s ESG development and implementation. strategy.
Hebert is a proven leader with over 30 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Chevron Phillips Chemical, he was President of Occidental Chemical (OxyChem). Hebert holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from McNeese State University and his MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Kelly Macdonald served six years as a twice-elected board member of the Magnolia Board of Education. Currently, he serves on the Montgomery County Housing Authority Commissioner, which represents District 2 and oversees federal aid housing for seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities. Director of Montgomery. He is a member of the County Veterans Memorial Park Commission and currently serves on the Board of the Greater He Magnolia He Parkway Chamber of Commerce.
Michael Bradbury founded Bradbury Brothers and grew it into one of the largest and most respected home services companies in Montgomery County. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his MBA from Rice University. Before he went to school, he worked on the Ways and Means Committee of the US House of Representatives. He currently serves on the Board of the Montgomery County Community Assistance Center (CAC) and the Montgomery County Humanitarian Assistance Center. He previously served as president of the 386th City Public Works District in Harris-Montgomery County. He is a former director of the Rotary Club of Woodlands and a recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow Award.
Maricela Caballero is Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Chevron Phillips Chemical. Since joining Chevron in 2000 as a joint venture, she has held positions of responsibility throughout the Human Resources organization. In her role, she leads a global team of over 100 Talent, Talent Acquisition, Diversity and Training professionals in the US, Asia, Europe and Middle East regions. Under her leadership, the company will be named one of her top five employers in 2021 by Forbes, including America’s Best Large Employer, America’s Best Employer for Diversity, World’s Best and Women-Friendly Employer, and more. received one rating. Caballero holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
Ross Folkenroth is the Greater Houston Region Community Development Relationship Manager (CDRM) at Woodforest National Bank. He joined Woodforest in 2001 and worked in the Fort Worth, Texas area before moving to Richmond, Virginia in 2006 to help expand his de novo branch of Woodforest in the Mid-Atlantic area. Supervised. Ross helped the bank establish Woodforest’s community development program across his 17 state footprint. He leads Woodforest’s Community Reinvestment Act Disaster Response Initiative, Small Business Loan Acquisition Program, and Commercial Community Development Loan Qualification Program. Ross relocated from Virginia to Montgomery, Texas in April 2020 as his CDRM for Home His Market in Woodforest, the largest and most strategic service his area.
Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County Executive Director Vicky Johnson said: “The need for affordable and stable housing solutions is so great that our directors are vital to the strategic planning and success of our organisation. We appreciate their expertise and guidance. We are delighted to welcome Director Debra Richmond to the Habitat family, where she will lead the organization’s fundraising and development efforts.”
Debra Richmond is a seasoned development professional with a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from St. Mary’s University, Minnesota. She has over 13 years of fundraising experience including major giving, team management, events and annual funds. She is adept at building relationships with and supporting board members, business leaders, foundation representatives, individual donors, and her colleagues.
Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County 2022 Board and Advisory Committee
board of directors
Wayne Austin, President
Vice President Charles Merdian
Gary Luck, Treasurer
Andrew Warduk, Secretary
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity in Montgomery County, Texas has partnered with volunteers and donors to improve the lives of families and individuals through affordable home ownership. With hammers in hand, Habitat MCTX volunteers are building homes, communities, hopes and shaping the future. By volunteering your time and resources to Habitat MCTX (www.habitatmctx.org), you can help us build the foundations of our lives.