The Foundation is advised, supported, and led by an excellent team of experienced clergy and professionals who serve on the advisory council and governing board of directors.
Board of Directors
Will Cravens, Chairman of the Board
Will Cravens is President of Cravens Price, LLC, a privately held company that invests in and manages small businesses mainly in the real-estate and construction sectors. He is currently a Pastoral Assistant with the Catholic Chaplains Corp, the President of The Serra Club of Houston and a member of various other Catholic organizations. Will is married to Janet, and they have three children, James, Mary and Stephen. They are members of St. Michael’s Parish in Houston, Texas.
Aaron Longoria, Secretary of the Board
Aaron Longoria is an attorney in the Killeen law firm of Roberts & Roberts. Aaron's practice areas include real estate law, business law, and estate planning. He and his wife, Karen, have two daughters, Julia and Elizabeth. They are parishioners of Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton, Texas.
Ray Frierson, Treasurer of the Board
Ray Frierson is managing partner of Frierson, Sola, Simonton, Kutac, PLLC, a full service CPA firm in Houston and president of Greenbriar Financial, a branch office of LPL Financial. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business. Ray is married to Theresa and they have three grown children. They are parishioners of St. Anne's Parish in Houston, Texas.
Patrick J. McCarthy, Director
Patrick J. McCarthy is President of Magna Operating, an independent oil and gas exploration company in Houston. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology, from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a member of the Houston Chapter of Legatus and is a Trustee of Western Academy, an independent liberal arts grade school for boys on the west side of Houston. He and his wife Vickie have five children.
Nancy Gold, Director
Nancy Gold is a Reserves Coordinator at EP Energy, an independent oil and natural gas producer. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Texas A&M University. She coordinates the Women's Programs at Holy Cross Chapel, serves on the Board for Murray Hill Institute-Texas, facilitates ENDOW (Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) Catholic Women Studies, and works as a Commissioner for the Houston Women's Soccer Association. Nancy is a parishioner of All Saints Catholic Community in Houston, Texas.
Preston H. Young, Director
Preston H. Young is Regional Managing Partner at Stream Realty Partners, a full-service, commercial real estate firm also focused in principal activities. Mr. Young also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Free Enterprise Institute and is on the Board of the Directors for the Business Ethics Forum. He is involved in a number of other civic and charitable organizations including the 12th Man Foundation’s Champions Council, Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture and The Center for Cultural Renewal. He and his wife, Amber, have two children and are parishioners at St. John Vianney Parish in Houston.
Patrick Draughon, Director
Patrick Draughon is an Associate Professor of Practice at Texas A&M University, where he teaches undergraduate engineering. Previously, Mr. Draughon had a long and distinguished career in the oil and gas industry and worked at many locations both globally and domestically. Patrick has been an active Catholic layperson as Pastoral Council Chair in two foreign parishes and with his wife, Valerie, they were one of the founding families of St. John XIII Catholic High School in Katy, Texas. They have four children and live in College Station, Texas.
Arland K. Nichols, Ex officio member of the Board, Founding President
Christopher J. Stravitsch, Ex officio member of the Board, Founding Vice-President
Most Reverend José H. Gomez, S.T.D.
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Most Reverend Gustavo García-Siller, M.Sp.S.
Archbishop of San Antonio
Reverend Anthony E. Giampietro, C.S.B., Ph.D.
Director of Development, the Archdiocese of San Francisco
John Brehany, Ph.D., S.T.L.
Ethicist, The National Catholic Bioethics Center
John Haas, Ph.D., S.T.L.
President, The National Catholic Bioethics Center
Dr. William P. Mueller, M.D., CFCMC, FCP, FCE
United States Air Force
Deacon James Keating, Ph.D.
Director of Theological Formation, The Institute for Priestly Formation
Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, M.T.S.
President and CEO, Servant Enterprises
Reverend Victor Perez
Reverend Charles Hough IV
Rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Walsingham