top of page

Board Members
2023-2024

Kristal Photo Better2.jpg

Founder & Executive Director

Kristal Gurley

  • Retired teacher 20 years/ High School

  • Bachelor of Architecture

  • Master of Education

  • Prairie View A & M University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Carole Ann Fleming Photo Current.jpeg

Board Chair

Carole Ann Fleming

  • Business Owner

  • Sales/ Marketing

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Texas Christian University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
image.bmp

Director of Social Media

Jae Gurley

  • CEO of J Gurley's Design

  • Influencer/Fashion & Lifestyle

  • Storyteller/ Creative Artist/ Film Editor

  • New York University

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Trey Turner Vewiser Turner III.jpg

 Asst. Director of Fundraising/ Grants

Vewiser Turner III

  • Quality Engineer at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

  • Bachelor of Science Industrial Engineering

  • Lamar University / Beaumont, Texas

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Deborah Davis Photo.jpg

Asst. Director of Fundraising/ Grants

Deborah Ashely

  • Director of Sales - B. E. T.

  • Master of Business Administration

  • Saint Joseph's University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Phillis Turner Photo_edited_edited.jpg

Board Secretary

Phillis Turner

  • Retired teacher 30 years/ High School

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education

  • Sam Houston State University

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Gaidra Joseph Photo KADA Board Member_edited.jpg

Director of Finance

Gaidra Joseph

  • Retired Lieutenant Colonel/ 20 years of service

  • Senior Financial Analyst

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Prairie View A & M University

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Christopher Huckabee Mentor Board Member_edited.jpg

Mentor/ Advisor

Christopher Huckabee

  • CEO of Huckabee Architecture, Engineering & Program Management

  • Chair Emeritus of the Board of North Texas Community Foundation

  • Active Member of Young Presidents Organization

  • Bachelor of Architect/ Texas Tech University/ Registered Architect in Texas

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Melinda Photo Better2_edited.jpg

 Director of Marketing/ Graphic Designer

Melinda Dodd

  • Teacher/Computer Tech

  • V.R. Eaton High School

  • Bachelor of Computer Science

  • The University of Arkansas

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
Netta Washington Board Member Picture.jpg

Asst. Director of Finance

Netta Washington

  • President of IDEX Energy

  • Bachelor of Science/ Computer Engineering

  • University of Texas at Austin

  • MBA -Finance & International Business

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Thank You!

Dear Board Members,

You are amazing at what you do to help KADA become successful and running smoothly. I truly appreciate your time and energy towards KADA's accomplishments. Each of you have individual talent and experiences; that helps KADA advance to the next level. I enjoy seeing it all come together. Thank you again for your intellect, vision, and support. We will conquer, create and build strong young leaders for generations to come. Empowering the next generation together.

Sincerely,

Kristal Holmes/ Executive Director

281-709-3608

bottom of page