Shixia Huang, Ph.D.
Chair, Board of Directors
Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine
Shixia Huang is an associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine and serves on her school district's Advanced Academics Alignment committee. Shixia is passionate about helping this generation of children and youth to achieve their life goals and cultivate their caring hearts. Shixia mentors youth and encourages them to set goals and find solutions, and works with them to develop leadership skills through projects that help the community.
Connie Clark, M.S.
Lead Counselor, Glenda Dawson High School
Connie Clark is an outstanding educator who is dedicated to the success and well-being of students. Connie has thirty-three years of experience in education as a high school guidance counselor and teacher. She double majored in English and History at the University of Houston, graduating Magna Cum Laude, and achieved an M.S. in counseling at Texas Southern University. She is extremely passionate in helping students pursue their goals and commit to lifelong public service. Connie not only works with students in her own high school but also mentors and encourages youth in her church and community to achieve their life goals. She believes with all her heart that Education is the Key to success and fulfillment in life. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Steven A. Culbertson
President and CEO, Youth Service America
Steven Alexander Culbertson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Youth Service America, an international nonprofit organization that partners with thousands of organizations committed to increasing the quality and the quantity of volunteer opportunities for young people to serve locally, nationally, and Globally. For two years in a row, the Nonprofit Times named him to its list of "The 50 most powerful and influential leaders" in the sector, saying, "Culbertson has helped to position volunteering and young people as an issue and a national priority." Founded in 1986, Youth Service America's mission is to improve communities by increasing the number and the diversity of children and youth, ages 5-25, serving in substantive roles.
Please read more at www.ysa.org/users/steve
Switched-On Physics Director, AP Physics Teacher, Glenda Dawson High School
Scotty Graham teaches AP Physics B and Physics at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland, TX. He is the director of Switched-On Physics, Inc., a not-for-profit that focuses on dynamic and often unorthodox approaches for teaching science and promoting STEM education. This is his 12th year. He is a content specialist and consultant for the state of Texas for physics in its online physics program. He uses magic, robotics, and spectacular and captivating demonstrations in his classes to encourage students to enter science. He conducts the projects and shares teacher training presentations with the assistance of his colleague, David White, and his many talented and dedicated students. He spends his summers studying, writing, volunteering and serving the community in a tiny village just this side of paradise in Las Pinas, Philippines. His hobbies include physics, reading, magic, chess, piano, organ, and sailing.
Author and Entrepreneurship Educator, Chile and Washington DC
Originally from Washington, DC, Shonika Proctor is currently based in South America where she is providing entrepreneurship education and developing high impact, high profile programs and events to support Chile and other Latin American nations in their mission to become a fully developed.
Shonika's mission is to reinvent how entrepreneurship 'education' is produced and delivered and who better to test her theories with, than today's young, mobile and dynamic entrepreneurs. The impact and effectiveness of her approach is reflected in her work with teens in the U.S. and more than 20 countries abroad, which she blogs about at TeenEntrepreneurBlog.com. In 2009 her Top 5 teen entrepreneurs collectively grossed over half a million U.S. dollars and in 2010 her first teen entrepreneur reached millionaire status at age 17. Their work has been featured on a variety of nationally and internationally recognized media outlets including Forbes, Business Week, CNN and Black Enterprise Magazine, and in research papers at top universities across the Americas.
Shonika is the author of Teen Entrepreneur Success Secrets; Double Click on This: Preschoolers and Computers and Co-Founder of Adreamz, the first certified Cisco Entrepreneur Institute in North America. She is an online contributor to the PBS Nightly Business Report and has a print column 'The Entrepreneur Hunter' in I LOVE CHILE, Chile's English Language Newspaper.
Sarah Sim, M.S.
Director, The Learning Skool-House After-school and AT Learning Center
Sarah earned her Master's degree in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Moorhead State University, MN. Her experience includes a total of more than 20 years of teaching in the classrooms, private tutoring, teacher training, administration and curriculum development in preschool and Head Start programs. Her passion is to help children develop their greatest potential for a meaningful life. While directing the after-school program, Ms. Sim understands the value to develop children's passion to help others.
Yalan Wang is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) with extensive experience in financial management and internal controls ranging from small business to multi-national corporations. She has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from North Central College in Naperville, IL. Prior to joining the board, she had been an enthusiastic supporter of We Care Act and participated in its charitable activities along with her own children.