Board of Directors & Staff

CrossWalk Center is guided by a 100% volunteer Board of Directors and Board of Advisors, and compensated Staff.

Board of Directors

Stephen Foster, Chairman

Steven FosterStephen Foster has worked in the oil & gas industry for over 35 years. He has taught Sunday school for children and young teens for almost 30 years. When he lived in Louisiana, he coordinated an inner-city ministry for children living in the B.W. Cooper housing project located in New Orleans for 10 years until he moved to Texas. He coached his children's sports teams from ages 6 to 14 for many years. He recently began volunteering at Love Fosters Hope to start mentoring young teens in foster care. He is on the board for Psalm 68five Ministry whose mission is to help change the trajectory of fatherless kids by providing opportunities to go to Christian Summer camps where they learn to understand and accept the special relationship promised to them by God the Father (Psalm 68:5). He has been involved in prison ministry for the last 3 years, including Kairos, Jubilee, & mentoring. It was while he was mentoring ex-inmates upon their release that he realized how difficult it was for them to become a productive member of society and not go back to prison. It was his realization of the lack of adequate ministries & resources for this purpose that led him to CrossWalk Center.

Steve and his wife, Sharon, live in The Woodlands, Texas, and have four grown children and three grandchildren. They attend Faith Bible Church in The Woodlands.

Fred Robertson, Vice Chair

Fred RobertsonRobertson received a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in 1972 and a MBA from the College of William and Mary in 1974. He has thirty years of experience overseeing institutional and retail investment management including roles as Senior Portfolio Manager, Chief Investment Officer and President. Fred currently serves on the Boards of Allegiance Bank Texas, Texas Presbyterian Foundation, Main Street Ministries, Texas Theological Foundation, Camp Blessing, and on the investment committee of The Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Fred is a member of First Presbyterian Church where he has served as an elder and as the chairman of several committees and ministry teams. He and his wife, Sara, have two grown children.

Graham Horton, Secretary

Graham HortonHorton earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas A&M University in 2002, and a MBA from the Acton School of Business in 2014. In 2011, Graham was the youngest recipient to be awarded the prestigious NAIOP Broker of the Year Award, which honors individual production, community service, professionalism, and leadership in Houston and the Commercial Real Estate industry. He currently works at CBRE where he is a Senior Vice President in their Houston office. He also serves on the development board of Houston Pregnancy Help Centers and was a founding board member at Ananias House, which helped establish the original charter that led to mission trips to Syria and Turkey to help equip and serve the local persecuted church. Graham is a member of City Church, a new urban church plant in downtown Houston. He and his wife, Lindsay, have four children.

Cody Nath

Cody NathNath graduated from University of Kentucky with a Chemical Engineering degree in 2003 and has an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the Downstream Oil & Gas industry since graduation, currently helping to lead both Refined Technologies, Inc., and Southern Brush Pipeline Services as Sr.VP and President respectively. He serves on the Advisory Board of the National Christian Foundation, served on the strategic planning committee of First Presbyterian Church as well as the young adult community at FPC.

Cody and his family recently moved to The Woodlands and attend WoodsEdge Community Church, The Woodlands. He and his wife, Christine, have two children.

Tom Reiser

Tom Reiser

Thomas A. Reiser was born a Texan but grew-up on Tom’s River in New Jersey. He was a fan of sailboats as a young boy and later raced sailboats all over the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. In 1979, he and his wife, Camille, moved from Connecticut back to his home state of Texas. They spend half their time on boats in Texas and Sarasota, FL.

Reiser serves as the Chairman of Upstream Brokers, a boutique insurance agency that provides property and casualty insurance coverage to customers throughout the U.S., which belongs to Acrisure LLC. He is also Managing Partner of Fenchurch Oil & Gas, LLP and Chairman of Fenchurch Properties, a real estate company.

A 1973 graduate of William & Mary, Reiser has had an exciting career in insurance. It has allowed him the freedom to pursue his dreams, such as running for Congress in 2002. He also began visiting those in prison as he felt he was instructed to do so by the Word of the Lord. He has a strong desire to help returning citizens succeed in life and not return to jail.

“I’m trying to catch up with my dear friend Fred Robertson. I have time on my hands so I can use that time to be a disciple for CrossWalk Center. I rely on God the Father to show me the way so I can make a difference,” said Reiser.

Jim Stern

Jim Stern

God began training Jim in personal disciple-making through two men just after he came to faith in 1996. Because of the impact of these two men, David Glenn and Mark Collins, Jim has sought to invest in people one person, one step, one issue at a time. Along the way God sent Jim to seminary and to pastoring.

He is the founder of TREXO, a ministry dedicated to training disciples to multiply disciples, and is the former pastor of CORE Church -Houston. He has been married to Brooke since 2001 and they have two beautiful children, Collin, and Claire.

Bryant Miller

 

Bryant MillerBryant Miller holds a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He possesses diverse sales and management experience, including augmenting staff and providing turnkey solutions in talent acquisition and human capital for corporations.

He is the president and CEO of Integrus Human Capital Solutions, a business venture he co-founded in 2012. A Houston-based company, Integrus Human Capital Solutions works with top-tier businesses throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma to place finance and accounting professionals. These clerical and administrative resources include HR, legal support personnel, information technology professionals, and engineers.

A member of the Operations and Employment Committee for CrossWalk Center, Bryant helps the organization identify and recruit businesses to become felony-friendly employers. He also is a member of the Re-entry Discipleship and TDJC Programs Committee, assisting the nonprofit in strengthening its relationships with churches and prison chaplains.

He and his wife, Denise, live in Katy and have four children: Ashley, Travis, Jacob, and Andrew. They attend Community Faith Church in Cypress/Hockley.

Jim LawninJim Lawnin

Jim Lawnin is a Managing Partner of BBL Ventures. Mr. Lawnin has held senior executive positions at Fortune 500 companies leading global management consulting teams advising both domestic and international energy companies on strategic business transformation initiatives. He currently sits on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for the Houston Angel Network, the most active angel group in the US.  He has mentored startups at Station Houston, Rice University, Stanford University, and Surge Accelerator.  He is a board advisor to AI Driller and co-founder and board member of the Energy Blockchain Consortium, a nonprofit industry organization focused on building industry blockchain standards and use cases.  Mr. Lawnin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, an MBA, and Accounting degrees. He has held the following designations: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Licensed Professional Engineer (PE). He and his wife of 37 years have been active in prison ministry at Woodlands United Methodist. They have three grown children and one grandchild who is the third person in history to have walked on water.

Ann Ann-LawninLawnin

Ann and her husband, Jim, have been married for 39 years, and they have 3 grown children, 2 wonderful daughters-in-law, and 2 “almost perfect” grandsons.  Ann was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom while her children were growing up. She was also devoted to serving in the community. Ann was very involved in PTA and fundraising for the schools her children attended. She also served on the community soccer and swim team boards of directors. As her children moved into competitive sports, Ann served as the club administrator, the club fundraising chair and then as the club Tournament Director for one of the largest collegiate soccer showcase tournaments in the country. In addition, Ann enjoyed many years of community service in a wide range of areas with the Junior League. Ann and Jim were members of The Woodlands United Methodist Church for many years where Ann served in leadership in women’s ministry and in missions. She led the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree program at TWUMC and then took on the role of the Greater Houston Area Angel Tree Coordinator training and recruiting churches from all over the area to serve. Angel Tree inspired Ann to start serving as a Prison Fellowship Ministry volunteer in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. When Jubilee Prison Ministry was founded in 2015, Ann served on the Jubilee Board of Directors. She has been a leader for both inside and outside teams during Jubilee Weekends and continues to enjoy being a Jubilee volunteer. It is through serving in prison ministry and as a mentor to women coming out of the system, that Ann understands the needs and has a passion to serve those coming out of incarceration. Ann and Jim recently moved from The Woodlands to Houston to be closer to their children and grandchildren, and they are now members at The Story Church Houston.

Staff

Kathy Vosburg, Executive Director/President

Vosburg received a Bachelor of Science from Arkansas State University in 1979, an Associates from the Art Institute of Houston and MBA CE Executive hours in Strategic Marketing from Rice University. Kathy has thirty years of experience overseeing marketing and communication teams in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as driving the startup of several for profit service companies. Through private business Kathy has hired and mentored ex-offenders, as well as privately provided long-term housing and education.

She serves on the Board of Directors for His Father’s Heart Ministries, and was a founding Board Member for the Organic Horticulture Benefits Alliance, and the Women’s Sport Fishing Foundation. She is also an alumni of Mission Houston: Faith Walking, completed Ministry Team Training at Calvary Community Church, and has served in the mission field in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. She is bilingual English and Spanish.

Kathy attends Calvary Community Church, Copperfield, where she has served on the Youth Ministry Council, has co-lead high school Encounters, and has traveled abroad on mission trips with the youth. She and her husband, Dennis Miller, have four daughters.

Leslie Piwowar, Development & Events Manager

Leslie Piwowar

Leslie Piwowar is the Development & Events Manger for CrossWalk Center. She is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana but has called Fort Bend County home for the past eleven years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Journalism from the University of New Orleans.  

With a background in fundraising, event planning and donor development, Leslie has worked for national organizations such as the American Cancer Society and Junior Achievement in addition to smaller local non-profits such as The Periwinkle Foundation and the Central Fort Bend Chamber. She has coordinated walks, galas, and golf tournaments with great success and has managed several fundraising campaigns raising much needed funds. 

Leslie is an active member of St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, Treasurer of the Ridge Point High School Orchestra Booster Association, and a Sustainer of the Fort Bend Junior Service League. She and her husband, Tim, have two sons and two very spoiled cats. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and cooking Cajun food. 

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Charlie Montes, Intake Specialist

Charlie MontesCharlie is first generation born and raised in Houston by his family who immigrated from Cuba. In his early adulthood, he went to the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy to become a police officer and served in law enforcement for almost five years.  After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Charlie entered the Oil and Gas industry, where he worked for over 10 years as a Project Manager and General Manager overseeing and assisting with the design of custom, highly engineered industrial equipment packages.  It was during this time that Charlie was faced with incarceration.

While Charlie was incarcerated, he witnessed the stigmas and institutionalization that occurs from being imprisoned.  It was during his incarceration that Charlie re-dedicated his life to Christ and began to actively walk with Jesus.  When Charlie released from prison, he learned firsthand the barriers and obstacles men and women face as they try to re-enter society. This is when God placed on his heart that he must do something to help those facing the same obstacles and barriers he was confronted with.  It was a relatively a short time afterward that God led him to Crosswalk Center, where he instantly knew he was meant to be.

Charlie is now working on his Bachelor’s in Business and is seeking to become certified as a counselor to better suit the needs of the residents he works with on a regular basis.  He believes he can be an example of where God can lead you when you decide to trust his plan and no longer lean on your own understanding.  He wants to give everyone who comes across his path hope that they can achieve all things through Christ, regardless of their past indiscretions.

Kiwanya Tende, Coordinator, Volunteer Programs & Services

Kiwanya TendeKiwanya Tende serves as Coordinator, Volunteer Programs and Services for CrossWalk Center. She possesses more than 10 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working and volunteering for multiple organizations across the Houston area.

Prior to joining CrossWalk Center, Kiwanya was the Client Education Coordinator for Care Net Crisis Pregnancy Center, an organization dedicated to providing help for those facing unplanned pregnancies. A native of Houston, Kiwanya also worked for Faithbridge Church in Spring as Connections Coordinator.

A Certified Professional Life Coach, Kiwanya received her Associates Degree in Psychology/Christian Counseling from Liberty University, Online and will be pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Crisis Counseling from Liberty, as well.

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Jeb Neill, Coordinator, Executive Assistant

JEB NeillJeb Neill serves as Executive Assistant for CrossWalk Center. In his role, he is responsible for spearheading system solutions, development, and troubleshooting, keeping CrossWalk Center well-organized and running efficiently. He helps with the day-to-day operations of the nonprofit, including database systems and IT support. Additionally, he has served as a trainer for CrossWalk Center staff and volunteers.

Prior to joining CrossWalk Center, Jeb worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in administrative roles, assisting in the areas of logistics, safety training, tracking and ordering inventory, and documentation.

A resident of Sugar Land, Jeb attends Our House church and enjoys in engaging in conversation about theology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Board of Advisors

Vance Drum, Pastor - TDCJ Chaplaincy (Retired)
Joyce P. Williams - TDCJ Re-entry Division (Retired)
Rickie Bradshaw, Pastor - KSBJ, Director of Prayer Initiatives|