Board

The Rt. Rev. C. Andrew Doyle, Chair

Bishop Andy Doyle is the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Born in Illinois and raised in Houston, Bishop Doyle served five years as Canon to the Ordinary prior to his election as bishop in 2008. Bishop Doyle graduated from the University of North Texas with a fine arts degree and earned a Masters of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary prior to his ordination in 1995. He was later awarded a Doctor of Divinity from both Virginia Theological Seminary and the University of the South, Sewanee, TN. Bishop Doyle served at Christ Church, Temple and St. Francis, College Station before being appointed Canon to the Ordinary for Bishop Wimberly in 2003. He is a published author, accomplished painter, a trained mediator and is fluent in Spanish. Bishop Doyle's ministry includes a broad range of experience on boards including diocesan foundations, finance and communication, Mission Funding, Executive Board and the Hispanic Commission.

Linnet F. Deily, Executive Chair

Linnet F. Deily was nominated Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Ambassador by President George W. Bush and confirmed in that post by the U.S. Senate on May 27, 2001. Ms. Deily had previously served as vice chairman of the Charles Schwab Corporation. Prior to joining Schwab, Ms. Deily was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of First Interstate Bank of Texas. She received her B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 1967 and her M.A. in International Management from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1976. By appointment of then Governor George W. Bush, she served on the nine-member Board of Regents of the University of Texas System. Her current board involvement includes Chevron, Honeywell, the Board of Visitors of MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Jung Center and Houston Endowment. By Presidential appointment, she also recently served on the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Freda Wilkerson Bass

Freda Wilkerson Bass worked in finance and strategic planning for Exxon Mobil Corporation for 39 years. She worked in a variety of business segments including domestic and foreign oil and gas operations, frontier area oil exploration, chemicals, coal and minerals, as well as at corporate headquarters. Following the Exxon Mobil merger in December 1999, Ms. Bass was appointed treasurer for Upstream Oil & Gas with worldwide responsibility for financing the Company's exploration, development, production, and gas and power marketing activities. Ms. Bass majored in economics at Stanford University and then Cornell University, receiving her B.A. in 1971. She received an M.B.A. from Wharton in 1973. She serves on the board of Texas Children's Hospital. She has been a CPA, a member of the Financial Executives Institute, co-founder of Houston Business Forum, and is a former board member of St. John's School, the Houston Zoo, ExxonMobil Foundation and the Farm and Wilderness Foundation.

Robert T. Blakely

Robert T. Blakely was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fannie Mae from 2005 until 2007. Previously, he served as executive vice president and CFO at MCI, where he oversaw the restatement and restructuring of the finance, accounting and controls functions. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and CFO of Tenneco and of Lyondell Chemical and a managing director of Morgan Stanley. He has more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting, controls and management. Mr. Blakely received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.B.A. from Cornell University, and his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell. Mr. Blakely held a four-year appointment as a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council and served as a founding member of Standard & Poor's Issuer Advisory Council. He currently serves on the boards of Westlake Chemical Corp. and Natural Resource Partners, LP.

David T. Harvin

David T. Harvin recently retired after a distinguished 40-year career in business litigation with the Houston law firm of Vinson & Elkins, LLP. A Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, he also served on the firm's Management Committee and Investment Committee. Mr. Harvin is a 1967 graduate of Yale University (B.A.) and a 1970 graduate of the University of Texas Law School (J.D.). Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins in 1971, he was a law clerk to Judge John Minor Wisdom on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. A parishioner and former senior warden of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston, Mr. Harvin serves the Episcopal Diocese of Texas as chancellor and director of the Church Corporation. He has previously served as chair of both the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest and the Stehlin Foundation for Cancer Research boards, and as a trustee of The Kincaid School and the St. Luke's Episcopal Health System.

James Henderson

James Henderson is a partner with RIO Advisors, LP and was previously president and CEO of MethodistCare, Inc., executive vice president of The Methodist Hospital System, and executive vice president and assistant board secretary of The Methodist Hospital Foundation. Mr. Henderson received his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and his Masters in Hospital Administration from Washington University. He completed post-graduate studies at Harvard University's Program in Health Systems Management and at the University of Michigan's Pew Doctoral Program in Health Policy. Mr. Henderson currently serves as a member (and past chair) of the board of directors of DePelchin Children's Center and as the chair of the board of trustees of the Emerging Leaders' Endowment of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served on the St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities board and is past chair of South Main Center Association, St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Houston Community College System, Covenant House Texas boards, and chaired the Health Care Campaign of the United Way of Texas Gulf Coast.

The Rev. Lisa Hines

The Rev. Lisa Hines has served as rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Bastrop, Texas since September 2010. Before her ordination in 2008, the Rev. Hines practiced law in Austin, raised three boys and joined the staff of the Good Shepherd Episcopal School as a teacher and administrator. She also had an active and varied lay ministry at the Church of the Good Shepherd. The Rev. Hines attended the University of the South in Sewanee, TN and the University of Texas School of Law. She graduated from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in 2007.

Dr. Michelle A. Lyn, M.D.

Dr. Michelle A. Lyn M.D. has been on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and a physician at Texas Children’s Hospital for the past 24 years. She has held several leadership positions at Texas Children’s Hospital and is currently the Medical Director for Care Management and Patient Flow. Dr. Lyn has been actively engaged in multiple organizations through her leadership on their Board of Directors. Some of these include Wesleyan University, St. Agnes Academy and St. Luke's Episcopal Health Charities. She served as the Executive Board Chair for Episcopal Health Charities from 2009-2012. Dr. Lyn is a graduate of Wesleyan University and SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore Consortium prior to her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

Elena Marks

Elena M. Marks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Episcopal Health Foundation and a nonresident Fellow in Health Policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Ms. Marks previously served as the Director of Health and Environmental Policy for the City of Houston. Prior to joining the Mayor’s staff, Ms. Marks practiced trial and appellate law with major law firms, started and directed a successful legal placement firm, and developed strategic, long-range, and operating plans for service lines and system centers at a major health system. 

Ms. Marks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Emory University, a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. 

William C. Montgomery

William C. Montgomery is a managing director and partner of Quantum Energy Partners and is a member of Quantum's Executive and Investment Committees. Prior to joining Quantum, Mr. Montgomery was a partner in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he headed the firm's Natural Resources Group, as well as its Houston office. Mr. Montgomery earned his B.B.A. from the University of Texas and his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on several boards including Apache Corporation, Enterprise Products Holdings, LLC., The Kinkaid School and the Board of Visitors of the MD Anderson Cancer Center. He also chaired the boards of The Houston Museum of Natural Science and St. Francis Episcopal Day School.

Thomas Ortiz

Thomas Ortiz is a Partner at Information Services Group (ISG), a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company. ISG serves private and public sector organizations through research, benchmarking, consulting and managed services. Prior to joining ISG, Mr. Ortiz was a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting, LLP where he served state and local government clients on complex transformation projects, most notably with the consolidation of the 12 health and human service Texas state agencies into the Texas Health and Human Services System. Mr. Ortiz holds a B.A. from Austin College in Sherman, Texas and a Masters in Public Affairs degree from the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. A parishioner at St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Mr. Ortiz has served as chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for the board of trustees of the Seminary of the Southwest and as a member of the board from 2005 to 2011.

Robert K. Reeves

Robert K. Reeves is executive vice president, general counsel, and chief administrative officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. He joined Anadarko in March 2004 as senior vice president, Corporate Affairs and Law. Prior to that, Mr. Reeves served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary for Ocean Energy, Inc. and Flores & Rucks, Inc., a predecessor to Ocean Energy respectively. Previously, he was a partner in the energy section of the Onebane Law Firm of Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Reeves holds a J.D. and B.A. from Louisiana State University. He is a member of the Texas and Louisiana State Bar Associations, the American Bar Association and the American Corporate Counsel Association. He serves on the board of directors of Key Energy Services, Inc., and the United Way of Greater Houston.

George Roberts, Jr.

George Roberts, Jr. has served as the CEO of the Northeast Texas Public Health District since November 2006. Mr. Roberts has spent the majority of his 30 years of health care experience in hospital administration, previously serving at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler and Henderson Memorial Hospital in Henderson, Texas. He received his B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a Master's in Health Administration from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently serves as the immediate past chair for the Texas Health Institute Board of Directors and as the past chair of the Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Partnership. He has recently served in a leadership capacity for Tyler's Fit City Challenge. Mr. Roberts is active in a number of churches, the Tyler community and statewide efforts.

Deborah Brown Robinson

Deborah Brown Robinson is currently the assistant to the Dean of Faculty at The Kinkaid School. Previously, she worked as a natural gas buyer for Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Corporation and as a patient liaison for Dr. Hazim J. Safi, chairman and chief of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston. Ms. Robinson holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. Her volunteer activities include past president of the Junior League of Houston, past president, board member and nominating chair of the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc., immediate past chair and current board member of The Gladney Center for Adoption, president of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumnae Association of Houston, board member of The Health Museum and fundraising positions for numerous Houston-area charities. Ms. Robinson and her family are members of St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston where Debbie is a member of the Altar Guild.

The Rev. Neil Alan Willard

The Rev. Neil Alan Willard has been Rector of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church in Houston since 2014. He was previously Rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Edina, Minnesota, for seven years and Associate Rector at Bruton Parish Episcopal Church in Williamsburg, Virginia, for over six years. Before that he lived in South Carolina, serving congregations on Hilton Head Island and in Surfside Beach. He also worked as Bishop’s Clerk for the Rt. Rev. Peter James Lee of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia in Richmond. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Yale Divinity School in 1995 and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in 1992.

The Rev. Katie Wright

The Rev. Katie Wright joined St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin as the Associate Rector in August of 2012.  She served as Locum Tenens from February 2015 until March 2016, before returning to being the Associate.  She serves on the Board of Capital IDEA in Austin.  The Rev. Wright was previously rector of St. Andrew’s in Elyria, Ohio, and she has also served as Associate Rector in charge of youth and family ministries at St. Mark’s in Glen Ellyn, Illinois; Youth Minister at Ascension in Dallas, Texas; and Director of Children’s Ministries at Transfiguration in Dallas, Texas.  She received her Master of Divinity degree, Anglican Track, from Perkins School of Theology at SMU and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Claremont McKenna College.