Meet the team that proudly serves south Texas!  Our Foundation staff partners with volunteers, physicians, healthcare professionals, businessmen and women, educators, and community members to offer quality support and resources to IBD patients.

Staff Contacts:

Chapter Information
5120 Woodway, Suite 10003
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: (713) 572-2232
Fax: (713) 583-6013
Email: stexas@crohnscolitisfoundation.org
Leigh Ellen Key
Executive Director
(713) 772-2232, Extension 1
Email: lekey@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Development Director
Winter Ball, Insperity Topgolf Challenge, All in For a Cure Poker
(713) 572-2232, Extension 4
Email:  stexas@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Katie Brown
Administrative Coordinator
(713) 572-2232, Extension 3
Email:  kbrown@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Alicia Barron
Education Manager - Texas & Louisiana
(713) 572-2232, Extension 6
Email:  abarron@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Carol Osterhaus
Take Steps Manager
(646) 823-6387
Email: costerhaus@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Meredith Englehart
Team Challenge, spin4 crohn's & colitis cures
(646) 306-1118
Email:  menglehart@crohnscolitisfoundation.org

Houston Leadership Board

Kevin Carter, President
District Manager, Kohl's 

Farida Abjani
CEO of Shining Nightingale, Woman of Distinction

Karen Arnold

Kathy Crosby

Keith Fiman
Gastroenterologist, Texas Digestive Disease Consultants

Tim Goedeker
Environmental Director, Phillips 66

Dr. Jason Hou
Gastroenterologist, Baylor College of Medicine

Matt Kovich
Manager, Newfield Exploration Company

Shawn Luna
Market Leader, Branch Banking & Trust

Taylor Neill
Volunteer, Consultant to Insperity

Susan Osterberg
Educator, University of Houston; owner, Snider Grove Partnership; Woman of Distinction

Sharon Owens
Owner and Operator of La Maison; Vice President of Corporate Community Relations, CenterPoint Energy; Woman of Distinction
Lisa Richardson
Co-owner State Farm Insurance; Volunteer, Philanthropist, Woman of Distinction

Chris Rowley
Managing Director and CFC at Rowley, Hoffman and Associates

Melody Smith
Senior Accountant, GDF Suez Energy

Donna Tyler
Vice President-Private Banking, Frost Bank

Brock Wagner
Founder of Saint Arnold's Brewery

Chapter Medical Advisory Committee

Bincy P Abraham, MD, Chairman
Houston Methodist

Jason K Hou, MD, Co-Chair
Baylor College of Medicine

Seema Mehta Walsh, MD, Co-Chairman
Texas Children's Hospital

Andrew DuPont, MD
UT-Houston Medical School

Atilla Ertan, MD
UT-Houston Medical School

Keith Fiman, MD
Texas Digestive Disease Consultants
Mark Gilger, MD, Chair Emeritus
Pediatrician-in-Chief, The Children's Hospital of San Antonio

Sherilyn Gordon Burroughs, MD
Houston Methodist

Eric M Haas, MD
Colorectal Surgeon, Houston Methodist

Joseph W Holland, Jr., MD
Southeast Texas Gastroenterology Association

Manreet Kaur, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Richard Kellermayer, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterolgy, Texas Children's Hospital

Kristi King, RD, LD
Pediatric Dietician, Texas Children's Hospital

Michael J. Krier, MD
Brooke Army Medical Center/San Antonio Military Medical Center

Pradeep Kumar, MD
Austin Gastroenterology

Amanda B Morrill, PA-C
Houston Methodist

Timmothy P. Pfanner, MD
Scott & White - Temple

Jose Rubin Rodriguez, MD
Texas Children's Hospital

A. Carl Schmulen, MD
Houston Methodist

Gabrielle Seekely, M Ed, LPC-S, BCPC
Executive, Business and Life Coach for EWomenNetword

Joseph H. Sellin, MD, Chair Emeritus
Baylor College of Medicine

Rajesh Shah, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

John R. Strehlein, MD
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

David Thompson, MD
Park Plaza Hospital and Medical Center

James Versalovic, MD, PhD
Pathologist, Texas Children's Hospital

Barry D Winston, MD
North Houston GI Associates

Karen L. Woods, MD
Houston Methodist

Theodoros Voloyiannis, MD
Memorial Hermann Medical Group

Julie Weatherly, RN, MSN, ANP-C
Baylor College of Medicine

Lee Winderman, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Houston Family Institute