Board of Directors

  • On July 26, 2020, the Uplift Board of Directors released a letter to Uplift families outlining its commitment to improve and increase its efforts toward diversity, equity, and inclusion for our organization, staff and scholars. Read the full letter.

    Uplift Education has a board of appointed community leaders and volunteers that help guide the direction and future of the network as a whole.

    Board meetings are open to the public.  Click any of the Quick Links for more information.

    Community Forum Rules and Procedures:

    • Speakers will have three (3) minutes speak.
    • Only those persons who registered to speak per the rules on the posted agenda may address the Board.
    • Speakers will be called in the order they registered to speak.
    • Only the person who registered to speak, may address the Board. There will be no substitution of speakers.
    • Groups consisting of two or more persons shall appoint on person to address the Board.
    • The Community Forum is not a Q&A session with the Board; rather, speakers will have three (3) minutes to provide commentary to the Board.

    The Board appreciates respectful, courteous, and professional behavior from speakers and other attendees.  It is a violation of law to breach the peace during Uplift Education board meetings.   Attendees breaching the peace will be warned, asked to leave the meeting or district property, or cited or arrested by police, as well as prohibited, at the discretion of the Uplift Board or Uplift Administration, from attending future Uplift Board meetings.

  • Uplift Education Board of Directors, 2021-2022

    Richard Frapart*

    Chairman of the Board
    Chief Financial Officer, Stratford Land

    Cullum Clark*

    Vice Chairman of the Board
    Director of the Bush Institute, Economic Growth Initiative

    Cristina Barbosa

    Community Volunteer and Executive Director of the Michael Young Family Foundation

    John Beckert*

    Chair of the Development Committee
    Operating Partner, Highlander Partners, L.P.

    Michielle Benson

    Executive Director, The Arts for Minority Youth

    W. Carey Carter

    Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

    George Conant

    Partner, Tortilis Partners

    Adam Cox

    Associate Partner, Bain & Company

    Cathleen Crews

    Director at Matter Family Office

    Dawn Davidson*

    Chair of the Governance Committee
    Vice President & Creative Director, Alpha Business Images, LLC

    Pilar Davies

    Community Volunteer

    Tony Dona

    Partner and Co-Founder, Thackeray Partners

    Ossa Fisher

    President and Chief Operating Officer, iStation

    Ricky Garcia

    Senior Program Manager, Schwab Community Services & Charles Schwab Foundation

    Cameron Johnson*

    Chair of the Real Estate & School Development Committee
    CEO, Nickson

    Andre McEwing*

    Supplier Diversity Manager, Tarrant County College

    Elena McFann

    President, Medicare, Government Business Division, Anthem, Inc.

    John McPherson*

    Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee
    Vice Chairman, Forterra, Inc.

    Rev. Dr. Lael C. Melville*

    Chair of the Dallas County School Engagement Committee
    CEO, The Melville Family Foundation

    Andy Scripps

    Director of Strategic Relationships, Communities Foundation of Texas

    Michael Stack*

    Chair of the Finance Committee
    Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Genus Holdings, LLC

    James Stanton*

    Chair of the Advocacy Committee
    Partner, Stanton LLP

    Ed Tauriac*

    Chair of the Audit Committee
    Retired Partner, Deloitte & Touche

    Josh Terry

    President, Acis Capital Management, LP

    (*) denotes voting Executive Committee