Interim Chairman of the Board / Chairman Emeritus
BS, Notre Dame University
Ray is the founder and retired CEO of Grocery Services, Inc., an organization in Houston that contracts with the State of Texas to vend Federal WIC (Women/Infants/Children) nutrition programs. He previously was a long-time employee with Southwestern Bell Telephone in various cities across Texas, with assignments including plant operations, procurement, materials management and corporate staff. Ray is also the founder of Latin American Hearing Aid, which has fit about 6,000 aids on children in Central and South America.
Other nonprofits that Ray has held leadership roles with include the Be An Angel Fund, the Houston Police Activity League, and the Memorial Exchange Club. Ray attended St Edward’s High School in Austin, Texas and then graduated from Notre Dame University in Indiana, with a degree with Mechanical Engineering. He is married with one son and a granddaughter, and enjoys a semi-retired life on Lake Conroe, Texas.
Vice Chairman of the Board
Steve earned his Bachelor of Science in Construction Science from Texas A&M University, a Masters of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Missouri at Rolla, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Steve is the president of Grocery Services, Inc., an organization that contracts with the State of Texas to vend Federal WIC (Women/Infants/Children) nutrition programs. Prior to coming to Grocery Services Inc, Steve served in the United States Army for over 21 years as a combat engineer. He had multiple deployments to Kosovo and Iraq. His last assignment in the Army he was the Professor of Military Science at the University of Memphis. After retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel, Steve and his family moved back to Houston, Texas.
Jennifer Harting works for Woodforest National Bank, and joined our Board of Directors in May 2020. She has been with Woodforest since 2004, and she has 16 years of experience in the banking industry. She is also a loving wife and mother of two.
President and Secretary
Attended University of Southwestern Louisiana
Sal retired in 2016 after a 50 year career in the oil and gas industry as an oil scout. He was a member of the OOSA and IOSA, served on the Board, and held the office as President of both associations. Sal has been involved with Isaiah House and has mentored the residents since 2008. Sal and his wife Shirley attend Crossroads Baptist Church in The Woodlands, Texas and have four children and six grandchildren.
Sal is an avid fisherman and has his USCG, OUPV, Merchant Mariner License. He also enjoys golfing, restoring classic cars, gardening, and traveling with his wife. Sal is a native of New Orleans and has lived in the Houston area since 1977.
Steve and his wife, Tricia, are the parents of six children and, soon to be, twelve grandchildren. They have lived in Spring, TX since 1994.
Steve is retired from the oil and gas industry. He served 15 years as a trustee for the Klein ISD. Presently Steve spends his time as a CASA volunteer in Montgomery County, with the Hope Center in Spring, a mentor through the archdiocese Special Youth Services at the Harris County Juvenile Detention Center, a mentor for students in KISD as well as a hospital visitor with the Catholic Chaplain Corps.
He serves on the board for the Kohrville Community Amos Cemetery Association. He also is a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 14512 at St. Edward parish in Spring.
Ken retired from ConocoPhillips in 2003 after working in pipeline and terminal operations for over 33 years. He became involved with prison ministry by serving on Kolbe Retreats in the Estelle and Walls Units of the TDCJ System as well as doing monthly visits to these units, assisting the men in their spiritual growth. He also serves as a Director for Municipal Utility District 98. Ken and his wife enjoy travelling and are avid golfers.
Michael Freeman, OFS
Advisory Board Member
Michael met his wife as undergraduates at the University of St. Thomas, and they have been married for 46 years and were blessed with one son. He retired from Houston Independent School District. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Sean Ashley House.
Mike and Dora made their permanent profession into the Secular Franciscan order in January 2010. He is active in St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity here in Houston where he has served as Minister, Secretary, and Councilor. Mike serves on the St. Joan Of Arc Region Executive Council as J.P.I.C. animator and treasurer and is a member of the Accessibility committee at the National level.
Mike is a member of St. Jerome’s Catholic Community in Houston, where he is a sacristan, lector, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and on the R.C.I.A. team. He has been on the parish council and was active in the Knights of Columbus Council 4550.
Mike has been involved with Correctional Ministries since 2010. He is also involved with the Ignatian Spirituality Project, and is a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Sons of the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Rochelle Singleton Ed.D.
Advisory Board Member
Rochelle Singleton was born and raised in a suburban town east of Houston. She was raised in a Christian household and her parents taught her the golden rule, “to treat others how you want to be treated.” She has a strong belief in Christ and is fully committed to Him. Rochelle has been married to her wonderful husband Paul for 29 years. She has three adult children and a beautiful granddaughter. She received her Master of Education and Doctor of Education from the University of St. Thomas. Rochelle’s dissertation title was “The Lived Experiences of African American Male Ex-offenders.” Before becoming an educator, she worked in the banking industry. She has years of experience collaborating with individuals and families from all socio-economic levels. She is a member of Kappa Delta Pi- Pi Lambda Chapter and the Texas Classroom Teachers Association. Rochelle has a strong passion for helping others, believes that everyone deserves to be treated fairly, and is committed to social justice. She participates in various ministries in her church, mentors, and volunteers in her community.
Kevin is a resident of Galveston, Texas and a graduate of the Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University. He worked in the healthcare industry overseas and in the United States in the areas of business development, contracting, compliance and consulting. Before retiring, he worked for 6-years as a residential sexton in the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York.
Kevin has maintained an active volunteer life serving: Christian New Creation; St. Vincent House, Galveston; Our Daily Bread, Galveston; Ignatian Spirituality Project, Houston and; Society of the Companions of the Holy Cross Adelynrood mission house in Byfield, MA.