Tom Harris is Co-chairman of the Foundation and Jordan's dad. Tom is an executive with the Hillwood Development group at the AllianceTexas project in Ft. Worth, Texas. Tom is a native of Syracuse, New York, graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and has been a part of the Ft. Worth business community for close to twenty five years. He is the founder of the Alliance for Infant Survival, a non-profit organization supporting the SIDS community in North Texas. Tom is also the past board chair of the national SIDS organization, First Candle and past board chair of the Birdville ISD Education Foundation. He is a member of multiple higher education business advisory boards in North Texas and an avid supporter of various regional education ventures. Tom has always believed that we were put on this earth to help other people, particularly those most in need.
Ellen Harris is Co-chairman of the Foundation and Jordan's mom. Ellen retired from American Airlines after 25 years as a customer service representative but always believed that her most important job was and is being a parent. She was a past administrator of the Birdville Education Foundation. Ellen was very involved with the Alliance for Infant Survival for over 20 years. She currently sits on UT Southwestern Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care Advisory Committee as well as the Board of MHA of Greater Tarrant County.
Matthew Harris graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with a degree in chemical engineering. He is a process engineer at Valerus Field Solutions in Houston, Texas. Matthew was active in Jewish and Greek life at UT, while also volunteering his time for various causes around Austin. Matthew is Jordan's brother.
Elisha Harris graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015 with a degree in Health Promotion and a minor in Psychology. She currently lives in Chicago and works on the support staff for an engineering consulting company. Elisha is very passionate about traveling and various philanthropic causes. She spent the last two summers working and teaching in the under-developed areas of Cape Town, South Africa. Elisha is Jordan's sister.
Mary Margaret Graham
Following 29 + years at CIA, Mary Margaret Graham retired while serving as the first Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Collection. She earned several prestigious medals for her service among which were the National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal and the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal in 2008, the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service in 2008, the Intelligence Medal of Achievement in 2005 and the Donovan Medal in 2001. Mary Margaret serves on the Board of Directors for the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Daniel Morgan University as well as a member of the Mitre Corporations's Intelligence Advisory Board. She also volunteers as a docent at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and is on the MFA's Patron Program Committee. Mary Margaret is the sister of Tom Harris and Jordan's aunt.
Adam Grossman is an accomplished entrepreneur with significant operating experience as the CEO and COO of various successful entrepreneurial and middle market companies. He is the founder of The Alta Fund, an advisory firm and investment fund. Adam received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts and his JD and MBA degrees from Georgetown University. He serves as a Board Member of several privately held companies and is active in various charitable and community development projects in New York City and in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in addition to his work with JEHF.
Debbie Krasnow is a licensed clinical social worker and a counselor at Julie's Family Learning Program (JFLP) in South Boston, Massachusetts. JFLP is a day program for women on welfare who are trying to get their GEDs and break the cycle of poverty. She is married with three children and lives in Newton, Massachusetts. Debbie is the sister of Ellen Harris, and Jordan's aunt.
Ned Harris recently retired from a forty year career in higher education that included positions as Associate Provost for Enrollment and Academic Services at St. Louis University, Director of Admission at Le Moyne College, Associate Director of Financial Aid at the University of Notre Dame, Director of Enrollment Management at Eastern Connecticut State University, as well as executive enrollment positions in other institutions of higher learning. His career long focus on service continues in this Board position and other volunteer roles in which he serves. Ned is the brother of Tom Harris and Jordan's uncle.
John Harris is President and COO of Akimeka LLC, an IT professional services company. He has 30 years of healthcare management and business experience, both governmental and commercial, with special emphasis in strategic planning, operations management, procurement and financial management. John retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the army in 1994 after a distinguished military career. John is the brother of Tom Harris and Jordan's uncle.
Candice Ammori graduated from University of Michigan's Ford School of Public Policy in 2012, focusing on sustainable business. She was a Princeton in Asia fellow in Singapore, spent time helping a Cambodian microfinance firm with its business strategy, and will continue to combine numbers and creativity in socially conscious business environments.
Candice and Jordan became fast friends while moving into their freshman year dorms. They were close friends and housemates from then on.
Dr. Stephanie Garbarino received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in 2012 and her MD from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston in 2016 where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She was also the recipient of the William Dameshek Award in Internal Medicine given to the medical student who shows outstanding qualities of scholarship, scientific knowledge and humaneness in his/her work in internal medicine. She is currently in her residency at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina. Dr. Garbarino hopes to specialize in gastroenterology. Jordan was Stephanie's closest friend and roommate in college at Michigan.
Tom Krampitz is a solo practitioner in Fort Worth specializing in governmental affairs and public policy advocacy. His practice is focused in representing businesses and individuals in land use, economic development, environmental and transportation matters. Prior to entering private practice Tom served four years as General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.
John Fatti is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and elbow injuries. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Fatti earned his medical degree with distinction from Upstate Medical University where he returned for his orthopedic surgical residency, he completed a fellowship in hand surgery at New England Baptist Hospital and Tufts New England Medical Center. As a member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery with an added certification in hand surgery, he has served hand and wrist pain patients in Central New York since 1986.
Isaac Manning is the President of Trinity Works, a real estate development company that focuses on three aspects of the development business: innovation, investment and implementation. Mr. Manning has over 25 years experience in real estate development as an architect and developer. Mr. Manning has experience in both domestic and international markets, and has been focused on public-private partnerships, many of which have become economic development success stories.
Christopher Grover is Principal of the Grover Group LLC, an advertising, marketing and branding firm. He has created national advertising campaigns, direct response programs, websites, online advertising, brochures, signed articles, press relations programs, and marketing and business plans for technology, healthcare, government and consumer clients.
E. James Kearney
E. James Kearney is a partner in Eire Direct Marketing, an integrated marketing agency located in Chicago, Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Dayton. He co-founded Eire Partners Inc. Eire Partners Inc. won the Bob Evans Restaurant business and expanded from 8 employees to 45 employees, at one point in 1993 had over 60 employees. Sold the agency business in 1997, and formed Eire Direct Marketing. Currently works with such clients as BP Oil, Commonwealth Edison, Discover Card and Valero Energy Company.
In 2005 co-founded MedProperties Group, a medical office real estate development firm. Currently serves as an adviser.
In 2011 co-founded Angels Grace Hospice, a for profit hospice organization serving the Chicagoland area.
In 2012 co- founded a non for profit, Angels for Hospice that serves the needs of patients Angels Grace Hospice. Currently the President/Executive Director of this 501 C 3 organization.
Served on the board of First Candle for the past ten years, First Candle is the national Sudden Infant Death organization. Worked on several committees and was the board treasurer for the past 4 years.
Kearney lives in Park Ridge Illinois, has a wife and 3 daughters with the addition of his first granddaughter, Lillian Agnes.
Kate Warren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a Master of Science in Nursing. She practiced as a nationally certified Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner for 25 years in a variety of clinical and specialty settings. As a faculty member at the University of Delaware Graduate Program in Nursing, she developed and taught women's health courses for seven years. Her professional experiences have included national presentations and published articles on the subjects of adolescent gynecology, women's health care, reproductive medicine, and ethics curriculum for graduate nursing programs. She served for 6 years on the board of directors for First Candle (formerly the National SIDS Foundation), and is a recipient of the State Award for Excellence by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Kyle Whitaker is the Principal Attorney at the Law Office of Kyle Whitaker practicing family law. In addition, Kyle is the CEO of E.W. Johnson Company , an Aerospace Machining and Fabrication Company. Kyle received Tarrant Magazine’s “One of Fort Worth’s Best Family Lawyers” honor as well as the Who’s Who in Law award. He is a member of Leadership Fort Worth’s Advisory Board, and past board member of Mental Health Association of Tarrant County.