Respiratory Advocacy Committee “Building Solutions for Brighter Futures”


The Advocacy Committee will help advance the goals of the campaign by serving as advisors and thought leaders to raise awareness and help provide solutions for creating equitable learning environments. The Advocacy Committee is comprised of education, non-profit, business, and real estate leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Current Advocacy Committee Members:


Byron Sanders is the president and CEO of Big Thought, an education non-profit that connects people and organizations to prepare youth and children in under-resourced communities for tomorrow’s creative economy through quality in-school, after-school, and community-partnership experiences


Kathy Hubbard 

Kathy Hubbard is the assistant dean of diversity, equity, inclusion at Southern Methodist University Lyle School of Engineering, a position which she became the first to hold at SMU


Dr. Terry Flowers 

Dr. Terry Flowers is a long-time educator who currently serves as the Perot Family Headmaster of St. Philip's School and Community Center, a 75-year old institution that includes an accredited PreK-6th grade school serving low to moderate income families and community center serving 2,000 neighbors in South Dallas


Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. 

Froswa’ Booker-Drew, Ph.D. is the vice president of community affairs for the State Fair of Texas, responsible for grantmaking, educational programming, and community initiatives. She has an extensive background in leadership, nonprofit management, philanthropy, partnership development, training, and education and is the co-founder of HERitage Giving Circle.


Doris Prescott 

Doris Prescott is the head of volunteer and community services for Services of Hope, which seeks to transform the lives of low to moderate income families through wrap-around social, financial education and literacy, and workforce development services, using data-driven pioneering programs and combining community participation with sustainable funding


Tré Black 

Tré Black is the president of TreCo Investments, Ltd., the investment affiliate of On-Target Supplies & Logistics, a regional logistics management firm with global customers and international responsibilities


Bob Marshall 

Bob Marshall is a civic volunteer who participated in the last three DISD bond campaigns, the earliest dating back to 2008. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Parish Episcopal School and Lumin Education, a charter school district in Dallas.


Sam Coats

Sam Coats is a retired airline and corporate executive and former director of several major corporations. As a volunteer, he recently chaired the DFW International Airport Board and served as Interim President & CEO of VisitDallas. He has also served as Chair of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce and as a director of the Dallas Holocaust Museum and the Dallas area Salvation Army.


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