Board of Directors
Jorge R. Quinones
Outreach Center of West Houston
Why Jorge Serves at OCWH
Jorge is a seasoned professional with over 40 years of business experience. He began his career as a software engineer and eventually transitioned into sales. In those capacities he worked with major corporations. He also worked for several startups during the first wave of the internet boom.
He has been married for over 40 years and has one adult son.
Jorge has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Houston.
William R. (Bill) Dukes, Chairman
Owner, Chapel Vista Land Services, LLC
Bill currently serves as Chairman of the OCWH Board of Directors. He joined the Board in 2015 and was elected Chairman in 2017. In addition, Bill has served as Chairman of the OCWH Golf Committee since 2011 and was a member of the Development Committee in 2014-2015. Bill became involved with OCWH in 2005 as a member of the Golf Committee and a part-time volunteer and has actively supported OCWH both personally and financially for the past 15 years.
Bill is President of Chapel Vista Land Services, LLC, a due diligence and transaction closing company he formed in December 2016, which focuses on closing upstream oil and gas asset acquisition and divestment transactions. Since April 2017, Bill has worked as a consultant for BP supporting its acquisition and divestment of oil and gas properties in the U.S. Lower 48. Bill started his professional career as a landman for Amoco Production Company in New Orleans, LA in 1979 and has held various leadership positions in the upstream oil and gas industry for companies like Amoco, Altura Energy and Hilcorp Energy the past four decades, most recently retiring as VP of Land and Business Development for Chalker Energy Partners LLC in August 2016.
Bill is married to his wife Shawna, and has two daughters, Mattie, an LSU grad who is married and living in Midland, TX with her husband Kevin, and Jenna, a recent TCU grad who is living in Dallas. Bill is an “almost” native Houstonian and currently lives in Cypress, TX. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and is a die-hard Longhorn. In his spare time, Bill likes to play golf, watch sports and spend time at the family lake house in Horseshoe Bay, TX. Both Bill and Shawna are members of Second Baptist Church in Cypress and are involved in weekly Bible study groups.
Why Bill Serves at OCWH
It’s an opportunity to serve and try to have a positive impact on the community and on the city that I live in. I see the great things the various non-profit agencies that use the facility do for the people who live in the surrounding area, and I’m greatly moved by the positive impact the Center has on their lives. People’s lives are truly improved and changed for the better by the existence of OCWH in this community. There are a lot of low income, single parent families living near the Center and OCWH is uniquely positioned to connect them with the services and programs they need to overcome their challenges. And I find the more I get involved, the more I’m motivated to continue to serve. I get back much more than I put in.
Rick Tucker, Treasurer
President, Commercial Lines
Associated Insurance Managers
Rick currently serves as the Treasurer of OC-WH. He joined the Board in 1996 and has served in virtually every position on the board and various committees.
Rick is the Managing Member of Associated Insurance Managers, a multi-line insurance agency serving the needs of the West Houston Community since 2005. Although Rick’s focus is primarily on commercial insurance and surety, the agency has a wide range products and services for personal lines, life & health. Prior to joining Associated Insurance Managers, Rick spent 15 years with a large insurance broker in Houston serving as a producer and marketing manager. Rick got his start in the insurance industry in 1985 working in the Dallas home office of Texas Employers Insurance Association and Employers Casualty Company.
Rick is married to his wife Deborah and has three adult children and two grandchildren. Rick has born and raised in Wichita, Kansas. He is a graduate of Kansas State University with a BS degree in Economics. His favorite activities are family time, golfing, and hunting.
Why Rick Serves at OCWH
Rick believes in the intrinsic value of people. All people, …regardless of economic conditions, education, family structure, ethnicity, social standing, prior drug or alcohol abuse, incarceration… deserve the opportunity to invest in themselves to: “restore purpose and productivity to their lives; learn new skills; develop healthy relationships; and experience positive mental, physical, spiritual and emotional growth.” That is the stated mission of OC-WH, and I whole heartedly support it. Will you join me?
Dan Monson, Secretary
Branch Manager/Mortgage Banker
I have been on the Board and associated with OCWH since 2021.
I’ve been a mortgage banker for over 25 years. My team and I help folks get a mortgage to buy a home. Some clients aren’t ready now. We coach them on credit scores and savings so they can buy soon. In the last two years, we’ve closed loans from $58,000 to $2.85MM and each one was important. Homeownership changes lives. We’re proud to be putting people of all backgrounds into Texas homes. You can find us at MortgageDan.com.
My son and daughter are my pride and joy. They graduated from MHS and now attend Trinity University. Attending TU as a student brought me to Texas from rural Minnesota, so I’m proud to have the kids at my alma mater. Volunteering locally started with the Memorial-Spring Branch Rotary where I’m a board member and past president. I attend and volunteer at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, just across the OCWH parking lot. I’m an avid fan of the Twins, Astros, and Vikings. The Texans? I pray for them.
Why Dan Serves at OCWH
The amazing Jorge Quinones brought me onto the board. It’s hard to match his passion and energy for the Outreach Center, but I promise to keep trying! I joined the board because I see so many amazing people around us who’ve made a choice to change their lives and just need a chance. With donor and volunteer support, OCWH tenant organizations provide that chance and souls are changed forever. I hate seeing wasted talent and wasted opportunity. We help turn wasted talent into potential fulfilled.
Members at Large
Egan Nelson LLP
I have been practicing law for 37 years doing primarily energy transactional work. Currently I am with Egan Nelson LLP, a Texas based transactional boutique law firm.
I was born and raised in Midland, Texas. I attended Vanderbilt University for my undergraduate degree (where I met my wife) and then Texas Tech University School of Law for my law degree where I graduated in 1985.
I am married to Roni Atnipp (37 years). Both of us active at the Outreach Center. We have 4 children and 3 grandchildren, and we have been in Houston since 1985. Our oldest daughter, Julia Stellar, and her husband, Adam and their two children live Houston. Sarah Partin, our 2nd child, and her husband, Bowe, also live in Houston with their child. Ben, our oldest son, and his wife, Celine, currently work and live in Paris, France. Our youngest child, Will, is a third-year law student at the University of Texas School of Law
Why Doug Serves at OCWH
I have served on the OCWH Board for over five years and have served on the golf committee each year.
I have been associated with OCWH for over 8 years. My involvement began as a participant in the golf tournament and then I became a Platinum Sponsor prior to serving on the board.
I serve on the OCWH Board because it offers me a chance to make a meaningful contribution to an organization that in turn makes a meaningful contribution to the lives of many in the community. Both my wife, Roni and I serve on committees to actively raise awareness and funds for the Outreach Center of West Houston. It means a lot to our family to support this facility and its mission in our community.
I was born in Fort Worth, Texas and attended the University of Texas in Austin where I obtained my Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) in 1985. I have post-graduate executive education from Stanford University, The University of Pennsylvania, and King’s College in Cambridge, England.
I have been married for 35 years and have 3 adult children. My wife, Barbara Barajas, works at Blue Willow Bookshop which often holds author events at the OCWH in conjunction with Family Point. My children live in Spokane, Washington; New York City; and Houston.
I have an on-line business that sells vintage barware and accessories. In my free time I love to play golf, pickleball and watching college football. I am a foodie and a decent cook, and therefore I love to try new restaurants.
I had a 30-year career in the oil & gas industry. I started with Amoco Production Company and then joined BP when the 2 companies merged. I worked in negotiations, economics, acquisitions & divestments, and finance. I worked across the entire value chain, from exploration thru refining and chemicals. I also worked in the solar and renewables business for BP. My last role was a Chief Financial Officer for the Texas City Strategic Performance Unit. I retired in 2014.
Why John Serves at OCWH
I joined the Board of the OCWH in April of 2016. I was the committee chair for the Leadercast Event for 3 years (2017, 2018 and 2019). I worked on the Golf Committee and Leadercast committee since 2015.
I serve on the Board because I believe it is very important to serve the community in a way that connects with you. My father was a long time member and officer in the Lion’s Club. I learned at an early age that we should do all we can to serve others.
William G. Dickson
Dickson International Geosciences
Bill’s professional career in the international oil and gas industry brought him to Houston. When his employer, Union Texas Petroleum, was sold in 1997, Bill founded a consultancy, Dickson International Geosciences (DIGs). DIGs and associates provide global expertise to the upstream petroleum industry. A geoscientist, he is a long-term member of AAPG (the American Association of Petroleum Geologists), currently on the board of their Datapages subsidiary. He is also a member of the SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers) and EAGE (European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers). He continues to assist local societies, particularly technical committees for Latin America and Africa-related conferences.
Bill and his family have been members of St Thomas Presbyterian church since 1992. St Thomas, which owns the land on which we are located, founded what is now OCWH as a 501(c)(3) organization to expand its community outreach. Following a term on the St Thomas session, Bill’s retiring session class was nominated to the OCWH board to help strengthen the center and its mission. Bill continues as an unofficial liaison between St Thomas members and the OCWH board.
Why William Serves at OCWH
Bill has served on the board since 2002 when the organization was known as the West Houston Community Center. He has held positions on the Executive Committee since 2004; has chaired Leadercast and Texas Hold Em (Games Night) fund-raiser committees, and provides ad hoc tech consultancy to the organization.
Bill's engagement with the Houston community includes Stephen Ministry, a lay counseling ministry since 1998. His family has experienced struggles with mental health and related substance abuse issues which spurred his leadership in programs of an OCWH tenant, PDAP. He is proud that his family regularly support community volunteerism and fund both community outreach and mental health programs. He shares passions and interests with them such as periodic workdays for Rebuilding Together Houston. He and his wife Sharon see great promise of continuity through their two grandchildren who were their school grade leaders for the 2022 Heart Foundation drive. Understanding that we are all in this together has given Bill and his family the drive to support OCWH and our shared communities.
Mary Underwood, MBA
Sales Manager at PROS
Mary is a native of Dayton, Ohio and resides in Houston, Texas with her husband Kenan. They have a daughter together named Kennedy. Mary received her BA and MBA from Florida A & M University and her Green Belt Six Sigma Certification from the University of Houston. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and her hobbies include traveling, volunteering, reading and interior decorating.
Why Mary Serves at OCWH
Mary is a President’s Club award winning change agent. As the Director of Account Development at PROS, a Houston based software company, she is a strategic manager that has lead global teams through six sigma process improvement initiatives to drive top line growth. She is an expert in leveraging data to solve complex business challenges and operationalize critical results in cross functional teams. Her sales and marketing experiences extends to hundreds of global companies across the Travel, Manufacturing, Distribution and Services industries.
Mary is a Co-Founder of the Employee Resource Group EMPOWER an organization dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining Black talent at PROS. Through professional development, the enhancement of cultural awareness, and empowering underserved communities the organization is transforming PROS to reflect the diversity of its customers. Mary’s passion for diversity and social good extends beyond her role with EMPOWER. She is a board member of Givly, a universal giving and stewarding platform designed to inspire and harness the philanthropic spirit among young donors and increase donor engagement and mission impact.
Owner Custom Plumbing & Hardware
I am married to John Knobelsdorf. Together, we have 2 adult children, Gillian & Michael.
I was born in Chicago and grew up in Chicago, Mt. Prospect, Illinois, Framingham, Massachusetts, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Dallas, Texas, Bainbridge, Ohio, Basking Ridge, New Jersey. I then moved to New York City and attend Katherine Gibbs and Marymount Manhattan before moving to St. Louis, where I attend Washington University and the University of Missouri, where I worked as a Statistics Lab Instructor and a Fortran and COBOL Teaching Assistant. Arthur Andersen hired me as a CPA in their Houston office. That’s where I met and fell in love with my husband of almost 39 years.
I love to paint canvas and furniture, quilt, play bridge (which I also teach as an ACBL Certified Teacher.) I also teach furniture painting workshops!
I have been on the board for about 4 years and associated with the OCWH for 19 years – since 01/08/2003. I created and chaired the ArtReach Event and served as committee chair for 2 years. I also served on the Poker Committee for Casino Night for about 4 years and ArtReach for 3 years. In addition, I volunteered at the Golf Tournament and Leadercast.
My child attended Palmer Drug Abuse Program, beginning when the meetings were in t-shacks with holes in the floor. We were thrilled when OCWH opened its new building. He has been healthy and sober for over 19 years now.
I worked in the tax departments at both Arthur Andersen and Price Waterhouse before starting my own CPA firm. I specialized in tax and business turnarounds and purchased the last business I turned around.
As owner of Custom Plumbing & Hardware, I design kitchens and baths and provide all the plumbing and hardware for residential construction and remodels.
I have a separate consulting division where I provide clients all the information, they need to correctly order their plumbing & hardware online. I also am The Plumbing Goddess, teaching women the basics of plumbing and consulting with individuals, contractors and plumbers whenever they have plumbing problems.
Why Kaitlyn Serves at OCWH
The Outreach Center of West Houston provided a beautiful space for the Palmer Drug Abuse Program. We attended parent meetings while our son was in the kid meetings. PDAP and its counselors at the time saved my son and my family as we attended meetings 3-5 days every week for 5 years.
I want to give back to OCWH because the center allowed PDAP to provide free services to its clients, have a great area for teens to be together, and learn how much fun life can be without drugs and alcohol.
Director at Artisan On Demand
Dana is a creative and innovative thinker with effective management and goal-setting abilities, who enjoys building a team, mentoring and volunteering. She has led her current team for 18 years in the printing and litigation support field and feels empowered when an associate has a win. Dana has volunteered with The Blue Bird Circle, Houston Food Bank, National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), Women Contractors Association and has served as a foster parent.
When asked about how she spends her personal time, Dana offered the following: “I have a doting husband, David, who is an avid pilot, and is mostly retired except for message banners you may see him flying above you. We love to travel, are parents to four fur babies and six human “kids” ranging from 23-34 years old. Our kids and family consume us, but when we get a small window of time, we enjoy wind-therapy by riding our motorcycles or time permitting, heading down to the water and spending a day jet skiing. On rare occasions you can find us at home in Fulshear, but we seem to always be on the go.”
Why Dana Serves at OCWH
Dana has actively supported OCWH the past several years, volunteering at the OCWH Annual Casino night and serving on the Casino Committee. She has been a board member since July 2021. Dana was on the OCWH Golf Committee in 2020 and has attended the last 2 golf tournaments. She has been a generous contributor, donating and preparing signs, tournament awards and other printed materials for the OCWH fund-raising events.