Our Board of Directors
Project Schoolhouse is blessed with a very hard-working volunteer board.
In 2000, Thomas (aka Tab), offered to rebuild the basketball hoop in the small town in Costa Rica where he taught English in 1997. They said they needed more classrooms instead, which is what they got. He took the project to Nicaragua next and expanded the work to include not only schools, but community wide water systems, latrines, kitchens, and pedestrian bridges.
Thomas also plays saxophone in the lively Austin TX music scene, specializing in latin and world music.
Evan, who splits his time between Austin and Houston, joined the Project Schoolhouse board in June, 2014. One of the things that attracted him to Project Schoolhouse was its emphasis on providing educational opportunities to developing communities abroad.
He serves professionally as Director of Development at Rice University, overseeing regional major gifts for the Northeast, including the cities of New York, Boston and Philadelphia. As a professional fundraiser, Evan has worked in major gifts, annual fund and direct marketing positions in the higher education and performing arts nonprofit sectors.
Vice President / Treasurer
Selina brings a graceful yet firm, quiet accountability to Project Schoolhouse. Her role as Secretary and Treasurer for the Board ensures that fundraising meets or exceeds projections and that our project costs fall in line with budgets.
A long-time team member of Whole Foods Market, Selina knows the importance of balancing social good with successful business models. Selina has served as Financial Controller for Whole Foods’s UK expansion, Assistant Controller for US Southwest Region and, most recently, Sr. Coordinator for Growth and Business Development. Selina is a graduate of Rice University.