Board of Advisors

Mr. Patrick Barry
Mr. Joseph Birkofer
Ms. Nora Brooks
Mrs. Marla Davis
Ms. Lisa Ganucheau
Mr. Randy Graham
Mr. Andrew Hawthorn
Mr. William Hickl
Mrs. Jeanice Netzel '79
Ms. Pamela Powell
Mr. Edward Raponi
Mr. David Sears
Mr. Eric Self
Mr. Tedd Winter
Ms. Robyn Sutton
Mr. Charles Turner 

Adjunct board

Ms. Carol Barndollar
Mr. Christopher Borecca
Mr. Michael Cenatiempo
Ms.Linda Dalferes
Mr. Colin Hageney
Ms.Diane Kopfensteiner '78
Ms.Sally Moseley
Ms. Margret Sonnier '80

Ex-Officio Members

Sr. Lauren Beck, C.V.I.
Sr. Maria Eleanor Caisido, C.V.I.
Sr. Carmel O’Malley, C.V.I.

Board of Advisors

The Incarnate Word Academy Board of Advisors is a guardian of the Incarnate Word mission.  The Board is comprised of representatives from educational, business and professional fields from the greater Houston area as well as representatives of the Academy administration, the Sisters of the Congregation and Academy alumnae.  The Board of Advisors is strategic in its scope, providing counsel on school policy and holding fiduciary responsibility for the Academy long term. 

What an impressive and inspiring legacy the Sisters of the Incarnate Word created for our great city and state!  When I leave my office to attend meetings at IWA, I am struck by the enthusiasm and energy of these young women. 

Bill Hickl, 2018-2019 Board of Advisors President

Board Activities


  • To develop short-term and long-range goals for the Board of Advisors and to annually evaluate compliance and progress
  • To initiate strategic planning for the Academy


  • To assist in developing and defining policies for the Academy


  • To review and recommend the annual budget
  • To ensure that the annual financial statements have been audited by a Certified Public Accounting firm


  • To recommend new members for the Board of Advisors
  • To propose amendments to the bylaws of the Board of Advisors 

Standing Committees

  • Advancement
  • Enrollment & Retention
  • Facilities
  • Finance 
  • Long Range Planning
  • Marketing
  • Technology