About the Advisory Council

The DHF Advisory Councils are composed of representatives of the Aviation and Aerospace Pre-K thru 16+ STEAM educators and aviation and aerospace workforce development experts from the San Antonio Region, state wide, and nationally.

The role of the Councils is to facilitate dialogue between trainers and prospective employers and to advise DHF as to how it can add value to the communities it serves with its programming, curriculum development, and by collaborating with others to implement its mission statement.

  • Industry Members
    These individuals in the aerospace and aviation industry advise DHF and the members of the DHF Education Advisory Council as to the needs and requirements of the aerospace and aviation sectors, both locally and globally, and as to how DHF can best serve as a resource to those industry sectors.
  • Education Members
    In addition to providing DHF guidance on programming and curriculum development, each member of the DHF Education Advisory Council has its own curriculum and/or training programs. We invite you to check with the respective institutions and visit their websites listed below for further details.

Help us make a difference

Donations to The Dee Howard Foundation Fund are securely managed by San Antonio Area Foundation

Executive Committee

  • Christina Martinez
    Executive Director
    The Dee Howard Foundation
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  • Wayne I. Fagan
    Chair/President 
    The Dee Howard Foundation
  • Wayne S. Alexander
    Vice Chair 
    President (Retired)
    SBC Southwestern Bell
  • JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E
    Vice President 
    Dean, UTSA College of Engineering and Integrated Design
    David and Jennifer Spencer
    Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering
  • Tyler J. Schroeder
    Secretary 
    Manager, State and Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company - San Antonio
  • JT Norris, Jr. PhD, CPA
    Treasurer 
    Director, MS in Accounting Program
    University of the Incarnate Word
  • Bianca Rhodes
    President & CEO
    Knight Aerospace
  • Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr. (USAF Ret.)
  • Col. Richard M. Francey, Jr. (USA Ret.)
  • Col. Timothy W. Strawther (USAF Ret.)
    Lead Executive, San Antonio Field Office
    Lockheed Martin Corporation

Team Members

Board of Directors

  • Lt. Col. Olga E. Custodio (USAF Ret.)

    Executive Director
    Women in Aviation Alamo City Chapter
  • Dan Gonzales

    Vice President, Government Relations
    Military and Components Sector
    StandardAero
  • Col. Timothy W. Strawther (USAF Ret.)

    Lead Executive, San Antonio Field Office
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Pat B. Frost

    President
    Frost
  • Col. Richard M. Francey, Jr. (USA Ret.)

    Vice President, San Antonio Operations
    GDC Technics
  • Adam L. Hamilton, P.E.

    President & CEO
    Southwest Research Institute
  • Ed Onwe

    Vice President/General Manager
    Commercial Airframe and Engineering Services
    VT San Antonio Aerospace, Inc. (VT SAA)
  • Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, MBA

    Astronaut (Ret.)
    Vesalius Ventures
  • Tyler J. Schroeder – Secretary

    Manager, State and Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company - San Antonio
  • Dee Ann Bridges

    President
    Glendale Development, Inc.
  • JT Norris, Jr. PhD, CPA – Treasurer

    Director, MS in Accounting Program
    University of the Incarnate Word
  • Joe Fisher

    Prersident/CEO
    Hallmark University
  • JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E. – Vice Chair

    Dean, UTSA College of Engineering and Integrated Design
    David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering
  • Adena Williams Loston, Ph.D.

    President
    St. Philip’s College
  • Wayne I. Fagan – Chair/President

    The Dee Howard Foundation
  • Bianca Rhodes – Vice President

    President & CEO
    Knight Aerospace
  • Bruce R. McCaw

    Board Member
    Museum of Flight
  • Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia

    Assistant Professor
    School of Business and Leadership
    Business Programs
    Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft

    Superintendent
    Southwest ISD
  • Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr. (USAF Ret.)

  • Thomas M. McNish, MD, MPH

    Principal Consultant
    Biodynamic Research Corporation

Ex Officio Board Members

  • Jim Perschbach

    President & CEO
    Port San Antonio
  • Richard Perez

    President & CEO
    San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Rey Chavez

    President/CEO
    San Antonio Manufacturers Association
  • David E. Marquez

    Executive Director
    Bexar County Economic Development
  • Leo Gomez

    President & CEO
    Brooks
  • Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

    President/Chief Executive Officer
    Greater: SATX

Industry Advisory Council

Education Advisory Council