Member Directory

Taifa Smith Butler is president of Demos. Texas residents Christina Quintero and Debra Walker are members of TOP and alumnae of the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute.

Dave Manning is a content creation professional with a background in multiple forms of media and communications. As a former university publications editor, staff, and freelance writer, he has created content for newspapers, magazines, and online media sites.

He has also created content, both written and digital, for small businesses, global corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Aside from being a regular contributor to RA News, he is currently working on a novel for digital publication.

Chau Nguyen is a social worker, women’s advocate and storyteller. As a Licensed Master Social Worker, Chau is a trauma therapist, counseling women, children and families in private practice and in non-profit. Chau has also spent nearly a decade advocating for women and girls as a nonprofit leader and executive, and is an appointee of the Houston Women’s Commission. Prior to her servant leadership, Chau worked as a television news journalist in Houston, Atlanta, Guam and Saipan. A refugee immigrant whose parents escaped the Vietnam War, Chau, her two young daughters and their dog Peanut proudly call Houston home.