Inspiring Hearts, Engaging Minds
Board of Directors of Holy Trinity Episcopal School
 
Executive Committee
 
Erica Johnston, President
Erica is proud to wear many hats, however, she gets the greatest joy and blessing from her role as wife of twelve years to Duane, and mom to her amazing children, Emma (9) and Mason (6). Professionally, Erica coordinates the marketing efforts and community involvement for the Chick-fil-A they own. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Radio and Television from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is a graduate of several community leadership programs including: Leadership Lake Houston (Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce); and Leadership North Houston (Lone Star College). Erica serves on the boards of many organizations including: The Lake Houston Family YMCA; Kingwood Medical Center; she is the Chairman of Leadercast Lake Houston (an area leadership conference); and is an active volunteer at their church, Second Baptist Church Kingwood.  In addition, she is an Education Ambassador for Bright Pink, a non-profit organization focused on educating young women ages 18-45 about breast and ovarian health. Erica spends her “off time” watching and cheering on her children on the soccer field and the swimming pool, taking family bike rides, and catching a Zumba class or two. She joined the Holy Trinity Episcopal Board in 2015 but has been involved as a parent for 6 years and community partner for 8 years. 
 
Nancy Simpson, Vice President
Nancy began her independent school career in 1986 as a middle school teacher at the Hockaday School in Dallas, Texas.  Since moving to Houston in 1993 she has served as middle school head at St. Francis Episcopal Day School, Principal at Presbyterian School, and CFO at St. Stephens Episcopal School.  She is currently the Head of School at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in the Heights. Nancy holds a B.S. and M.S. in Higher Education Administration and Counseling from the University of North Texas and has completed the coursework for the Master of Liberal Studies program at Rice University.  She has over 25 years of experience in private school education and is an active member of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in the Heights. In addition to volunteer work with SummerHouse and the Art League of Houston, Nancy enjoys reading, cycling, and time with family and friends.
 
Jayson Link, Treasurer
Jayson Link has served as trustee for HTES since 2011 and served as the Treasurer for the board. Currently, he is the Senior Vice President of Sales for the AGI Group taking care of the commercial activities of both the Heavy Steel Plate Processing and Rolling and Forming Plate Divisions. In that role he directs sales, marketing, budgeting, profitable, purchasing, and strategic planning for both business units. He has a deep understand of steel plate, and the manufacturing processed used to process it for end users. The markets he impacts are oil and gas, military, heavy machinery builders, and tool and die. With almost 30 years of steel related experience with his major focus on steel plate alloy and carbon products. Mr. Link studied at Daytona Beach State Collage and Youngstown State for various business accounting, marketing, chemistry, and metallurgical classes. He attends at North Houston Baptist Church, in Humble Texas where he teaches Sunday School to preschool children.  His interests are in history with a strong focus on WWI and WWII and alternate history studies. He has also sold and traded Golden Age to Modern Age Collectable Comic Books since high school which has led to a lifetime love of all things Science Fiction. He married Dawn Elaine Lauth in 1995, and they have three young boys Xavier, Grayson, and Thayn. The currently resides in Humble, TX.
Janet Garza, Secretary
Janet Guggemos Garza is a new board member beginning this year, but she has had children at Holy Trinity since 2009.  Janet Garza is an attorney, practicing with the law firm Schirrmeister, Diaz-Arrastia, Brem in downtown Houston.  Janet’s practice focuses on business litigation.  Janet graduated from Yale Law School in 2001 and UCLA in 1997.  Janet has four children—Sofia (13), Bella (9), Christian (7), and Helena (2).  Her husband, Chris Garza, and she met in law school and they have been married for almost fifteen years.  Chris and Janet live in Fall Creek and attend Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Kingwood.
Board Members
 
Jeannie Whitney, Member
Jeannie Whitney was elected to the board in 2016, and she is a native Texan.  She has lived in Kingwood for 12 years, and is married to her husband, Terry, and has two children, Graham, 12, and Allison, 7.  She has been a member at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church since 2004 and enjoys reading, gardening, and working on crafts. She is a graduate from Florida State University, with a degree in Communications.  She was a Human Resources director for over 10 years in various industries ranging from IT companies to property management.  In 2005, she received the award of Human Resources Director of the Year from the Houston Apartment Association.  While she enjoyed human resources, she decided to pursue her lifelong desire to become a teacher later that same year.  Jeannie began teaching elementary education in 2005, and she continued to teach full time until 2013.  She is ESL and GT certified, was co-sponsor of the after school running club, wrote grants for her school, and served on the Autism and Campus Improvement Plan Committees.  She now works part time as a guest teacher in Humble ISD.  Jeannie is looking forward to contributing to the Holy Trinity Episcopal School board by bringing a diverse background to the group with her combination of human resources and educational experience.
 
Michael McCullough, Member
 
Rick McCauley, Member
 
Dave Hawes, Member
 
Karen Bush, Member
 
Carli Weatherhead, Member
 
 
To contact the Holy Trinity Episcopal Board of Directors, please email htesbod@hteshouston.org.