“I gathered passionate people together to create something wonderful, and here we are helping the next generation share their voice with the world!” - Colleen Russo

Meet The Team



Colleen Russo

Co-Founder and Executive Director

Kipp W. Baxter

Director of Development

and Marketing

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Julie Pomerantz

Director of Admissions

and Outreach



Choo Saik Yeoh

Business Manager
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Judy Scruggs

Director of Operations

Faculty Mentors

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Melanie Krause
Co-Founder and Program Director,
High School

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Callie Strange
Program Director, Aspire Accessories

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Adrienne Thorp
Employability Specialist and Program Director, Life 101

Club HUB Crew


Board of Directors

Patti Everitt
Michelle Hunt
Sharon Buckle
Kelley Hodges
Rob Eppolito
Colleen Russo
Executive Director

Advisory Board

Leland Ackerley
Michelle Bohreer
Richard  "Dick" Bartell
Dr. Neal Sarahan
Dr. Marty Webb

Founding Partners


We are forever grateful to Kelley and Jason Hodges for their patronage and commitment to The HUB Houston since its inception. They generously purchased the property we now call our Campus and they continue to support in many ways as demonstration of their confidence in and advocacy of our mission. Our journey has been blessed with outstanding people, not the least who are the Hodges. We are honored and proud to call them Founding Partners, because without their generosity, we would not have the beautiful space we occupy today.