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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brad is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Brad began his private practice in 2002 in Kansas City, Missouri and moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 2016. Brad’s areas of expertise include relationship assessment, education, and counseling for couples, individuals and blended families. He has provided counseling to clients in the areas of end of life/hospice, addiction, sexual abuse, and juvenile justice adolescents. Brad has a deep affinity for the mission of the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation, having experienced loss by suicide in his personal and professional life.
Brad has a Master’s degree in Counseling from Mid-America Nazarene University, as well as an MBA from Texas Christian University. He is married to Grace, who is an artist, and they have four adult children. Brad enjoys raunning, swimming, golf and is a passionate fan of Texas Christian University and the University of Texas football, basketball and baseball teams.
Becky Renfro Borbolla
Becky is Vice President of Renfro Foods, Inc., a family owned manufacturer of specialty foods started in 1940 by her grandparents in Fort Worth, Texas. Becky is a decorated community volunteer, having served on many boards and championed many causes over the years. She is the Founder and President of Women Steering Business, a group of local women who contribute their own money to purchasing champion steers shown at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. Becky holds degrees from Tarrant County College and Le Tourneau University. In her spare time, she is an enthusiastic traveler, and can also be found on the golf course or ski slopes. Becky is dedicated to affecting change in the mental health field, as she has seen several loved ones struggle with depression and mental illness.
Lezlie D. Culver, MSW
Lezlie is a founding member of LOSS (Local Outreach for Suicide Survivors) Team of Tarrant County, Texas and currently serves as a volunteer representative of the Team. She is a member of National Association of Social Workers, and American Association of Suicidology. Lezlie provides consultations and trainings to new and existing LOSS Teams across the country. Being a survivor herself, Lezlie presents and trains survivors, mental health professionals and communities across the country. Lezlie received her BA in Psychology from the University of Oklahoma, and attended Syracuse University of London, England for Special Studies. Lezlie also earned her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Founder's Advisory Council
Dr. John Fatti
E. James Kearney