Leadership

Foundation Board of Directors and Officers
Bill Traylor

Chairman

William Traylor

Bill Traylor is a retired Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Senior Executive with over 40 years of service with the federal government in various leadership positions. As Director of the FAA Academy, Bill was responsible for the nation’s training of Air Traffic Controllers, Electronic Technician/Engineers, Aviation Safety Inspectors, and the training FAA Managers and Supervisors. Prior to retiring, Bill served as Special Assistant to the Office of the Secretary of Transportation focusing on assisting countries in Africa and Asia with enhancing their aviation systems.

President

Michael Heiskell

Michael P. Heiskell is an attorney who owns and manages the law firm of JOHNSON, VAUGHN & HEISKELL located in Fort Worth, Texas. He specializes in White Collar Criminal Defense and is a former state and federal prosecutor.

Curtis Harris

Vice President

Curtis Harris

Curtis Harris had over 26 years with Exxon Mobil Corporation, and held many roles with increasing levels of responsibility. At the time of the Exxon and Mobil corporations’ merger, Curt was an active participant in Exxon Mobil merger transition support, working to form the global organization structures for the corporate, chemical and downstream financial functions. Curt retired in March 2014 culminating his career as Global Human Resources Manager, Polymers, ExxonMobil Chemical Company; an organization with more than 2,000 people and $2.5B of income.

Willie Houston

Treasurer

Willie Houston

Willie Houston III is Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer of Satori Capital, an alternative investment firm with offices in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. He is responsible for all financial, operational, legal, compliance, technology, investor relations, and administrative activities of the firm and its affiliates.

Jyric Sims

Secretary

Jyric Sims

Jyric Sims serves as President and CEO of Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco. Sims previously served as Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer of Tulane Health Systems in New Orleans, LA. Sims has received numerous accolades, including 2020 One of 70 African-American Leaders in Healthcare to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review, and 2018 Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the DFW Hospital Council.

John Barnett

John Lawrence Barnett, Jr., DDS is the cofounder along with his wife, Arlene S. Barnett, DDS of Barnett Dental Group, APDC. Located in Fort Worth, Texas, the dental corporation is dba Kids Stop Dental which specializes in Pediatric Dentistry.

Keon Anderson
Keon Anderson

Dr. Anderson is a general dentist in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Anderson is a member of several professional societies, including the Texas Dental Association, Fort Worth District Dental Society, American Dental Association, and the National Dental Association. Dr. Anderson is a Louisiana State University Foundation Member. He is a board member of the United Way of Tarrant County.

Mailing Address

5601 Bridge Street
Suite 220
Fort Worth, Texas 76112