BOARD OF DIRECTORS
KRIS CLARK, PRESIDENT
Kris Clark has worked in the medical device/pharmaceutical sales industry for 12 years and currently works the Cardiovascular Division of Sanofi based in Paris, France. She is serving her third term as a Gubernatorial Appointee off the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities, of which she has been a member since 2000. Kris also volunteers as a Destination Imagination Team Leader. She received in BA from the University of Texas at Austin. Kris is married to Robert C. (Chris) Clark and together they have a blended family of six children. Kris and her family live in Terrell Hills, San Antonio and are members of Alamo Heights United Methodist Church.
BRYAN BOYNTON, TREASURER
Bryan Boynton is Senior VP at RBC Wealth Management where he has served on both their Presidents and Directors Councils. Bryan has 35years experience in the Investment Advisory business and prior to RBC has worked at others firms including Morgan Stanley and Rotan Mosle. Bryan received a BBA in Finance at the University of Texas in Austin. Bryan is a resident of Alamo Heights and enjoys spending time with his wife, Cindy, their three grown children and their two grandchildren.
Bill Kingman is an attorney who has practiced law in San Antonio for 30 years. He attended the University of Texas in Austin where he received his B.B.A. degree in Finance with honors and where he received his J.D. from the UT School of Law. Bill served as: (a) a trustee and President of the Alamo Heights ISD School Board, (b) a member of the City of San Antonio Planning Commission; and (c) Chairman and member of the City of Terrell Hills Planning and Zoning Committee. He is currently working with Empower African Children and Music for Life in building a secondary school in Uganda.
DR. MICHAEL A. LEONARD
Dr. Michael A. Leonard received a B.S. from SUNY Stony Brook (1989) and received a M.D. from New York University School of Medicine (1994). He served in the Air Force where he was the Director of Spine Surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center 2004, after which he opened the Alamo Neurosurgical Institute. His son Mikey, now 21, was diagnosed with autism when he was almost two years old. He has been an advocate for those with autism, working with local school administrators to improve the curriculum for students with autism and has sponsored a number of events in the community aimed to raise autism awareness and funding.
Amy Martin attended Texas State University in San Marcos and received her BA in elementary education. In 2004 she joined the St. Luke’s Episcopal School Board of Trustees where she served as Board Chairman from 2007 to 2009. Amy, and her husband Bradley, have been members of the International Evangelism Association board for over 22 years where they have supported pastors and church lay leaders in disciple-making all over the world and Bradley serves as the Board Chairman. As a family, the Martin's, are ambassadors and orphan sponsors for Family Legacy Missions International in Lusaka, Zambia.
Susan Mengden is a licensed psychologist who has specialized in the field of eating disorders for 30 years. She founded the Eating Disorder Center at San Antonio in 2007. Susan received a BA and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin and a MA and PHD from Boston College. Susan and husband Peter Ellis have four children. Catherine, their oldest, has Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Susan has served on the state board of Early Childhood Intervention and founded Animal Botanical, special needs camp at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.
John L. Vollmer is the President/CEO of Vollmer Products International, known for its expertise in processing and importing chili peppers. John is a board member of the Texas Food Processors Association (TFPA) and member of TRA, ADS, NRA, IFT and P.A.C.A,. For the past seven years, John has been instrumental in raising scholarship funds for TFPA, benefiting college students at Texas A&M and Texas Tech to future studies in the field of Food Science. John started Hunt for Heroes to invite a group of wounded warriors to a hunt/skeet shoot and raise money for their continued outdoor activities. He is married and has three children and one grandchild.
Ryan LeBlanc is the owner of Lone Star Capital Bank and several investment properties across Texas. He grew up in Johnson City, Texas on working cattle ranch and spent last 10 plus years working in San Antonio operating Shirley Group an Automotive Dealership group. Under his leadership the automotive group became a Top 100 businesses to work for in San Antonio, TX in 2014; broke all net income records during this time, won Best of the Best award from Mercedes-Benz USA TOP 25 Dealerships in the United States and many more accolades. Mr. LeBlanc is married and has two young children.
Nicholas “Nico” LaHood
Nicholas “Nico” LaHood, former Bexar County District Attorney, is a San Antonio native with over 16 years of experience as an effective Criminal Defense attorney and high-level prosecutor. During his tenure as the Bexar County District Attorney, Nico managed and lead a legal team of over 500 members. He attended St. Mary’s University, where he earned his B.A. in Finance and Financial Services before moving on to receive his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s School of Law. Upon earning his Juris Doctorate and becoming certified by the State Bar of Texas, LaHood remained in San Antonio becoming known as one of the top DWI/Criminal Defense lawyers in the state. In his twelve years prior to being elected as the Bexar County District Attorney in 2014, Nico also served as a Magistrate Judge for Bexar County, held a position as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's School of Law, and served as a special prosecutor for several neighboring counties. Nico, a man of faith and family, values family above everything. He enjoys being active in his Church, spending time with his family and loved ones, and advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including his son who was diagnosed with Autism.