DHF Board Officers

The Mission of The Dee Howard Foundation (DHF) is to honor San Antonio’s aviation and aerospace history and to nurture our innovators of the future. We seek to inspire, challenge and empower innovators in these fields while helping to train a skilled workforce for the San Antonio, Texas region while being open to expanding our programming beyond this region in the future. Our educational focus is primarily on Pre-K thru 12 underserved students and first-generation college students through the DHF Pre-K thru 12 Aeronautical STEM Pathway Initiative

Executive Committee

  • Bianca Rhodes
    Chair/President 
    President & CEO
    Knight Aerospace
  • Wayne I. Fagan
    Board Chair Emeritus 
    Chair
    The Dee Howard Foundation
  • Tyler J. Schroeder
    Vice Chair
    Manager, State and Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company - San Antonio
  • JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E
    Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Dean, UTSA College of Engineering and Integrated Design at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)
  • Col. Timothy W. Strawther (USAF Ret.)
    Vice President
    Lead Executive, San Antonio Field Office
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • JT Norris, Jr. PhD, CPA
    Treasurer 
    Director, MS in Accounting Program
    University of the Incarnate Word
  • Dan Gonzales
    Secretary
    Vice President, Business Development, Military and Energy Sector
    StandardAero
  • Wayne S. Alexander 
    President (Retired)
    SBC Southwestern Bell
  • Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr. (USAF Ret.)
  • Col. Richard M. Francey, Jr. (USA Ret.)

Team Members

  • Christina Martinez
    Executive Director
    The Dee Howard Foundation
    C 210.758.3435
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  • Brad DiBaggio
    DiBaggio Design, Inc.
    Webmaster

Board of Directors

  • Lt. Col. Olga E. Custodio (USAF Ret.)

    Executive Director
    Women in Aviation Alamo City Chapter
  • Dan Gonzales

    Vice President, Government Relations
    Military and Components Sector
    StandardAero
  • Col. Timothy W. Strawther (USAF Ret.)

    Lead Executive, San Antonio Field Office
    Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Pat B. Frost

    President
    Frost
  • Col. Richard M. Francey, Jr. (USA Ret.)

    Vice President, San Antonio Operations
    GDC Technics
  • Adam L. Hamilton, P.E.

    President & CEO
    Southwest Research Institute
  • Ed Onwe

    Vice President/General Manager
    Commercial Airframe and Engineering Services
    VT San Antonio Aerospace, Inc. (VT SAA)
  • Bernard A. Harris, Jr., MD, MBA

    Astronaut (Ret.)
    Vesalius Ventures
  • Tyler J. Schroeder

    Manager, State and Local Government Operations
    The Boeing Company - San Antonio
  • JT Norris, Jr. PhD, CPA

    Director, MS in Accounting Program
    University of the Incarnate Word
  • Joe Fisher

    Prersident/CEO
    Hallmark University
  • JoAnn Browning, Ph.D., P.E.

    Dean, UTSA College of Engineering and Integrated Design
    David and Jennifer Spencer Distinguished Chair for the Dean of Engineering
  • Adena Williams Loston, Ph.D.

    President
    St. Philip’s College
  • Wayne I. Fagan

    The Dee Howard Foundation
  • Bianca Rhodes

    President & CEO
    Knight Aerospace
  • Bruce R. McCaw

    Board Member
    Museum of Flight
  • Dr. Adriana Rocha Garcia

    Assistant Professor
    School of Business and Leadership
    Business Programs
    Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Dr. Lloyd Verstuyft

    Superintendent
    Southwest ISD
  • Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr. (USAF Ret.)

    Retired Air Force
  • Thomas M. McNish, MD, MPH

    Principal Consultant
    Biodynamic Research Corporation

Ex Officio Board Members

  • Jim Perschbach

    President & CEO
    Port San Antonio
  • Richard Perez

    President & CEO
    San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • Rey Chavez

    President/CEO
    San Antonio Manufacturers Association
  • David E. Marquez

    Executive Director
    Bexar County Economic Development
  • Leo Gomez

    President & CEO
    Brooks
  • Jenna Saucedo-Herrera

    President/Chief Executive Officer
    Greater: SATX

Help us make a difference

Donations to The Dee Howard Foundation Fund are securely managed by San Antonio Area Foundation