Our Board Of Directors

The Board of Directors for the Greater Northside Management District was originally appointed by statue. Members are nominated by the Board and appointed by the City of Houston. According to Section 3812.052: The mayor and members of the governing body of the City of Houston shall appoint Directors from persons recommended by the Board who meet the qualifications prescribed by Subchapter D, Chapter 375, and Local Government Code.

  • Edwin Caviedes is the chief financial officer for Houston Foam Plastics, a large industrial manufacturing plant in the Near Northside of the District.
  • Jose Galindo was born and raised in the Near Northside area. He maintains his family's tradition by running the family property and business on North Main.
  • Sandra Clark is a member of the Independence Heights Redevelopment Council - a historic Houston community - and the owner/office manager of Northline Dental Center.
  • Vice Chairman Christian Barraza is the Director of Leasing for Plaza Fiesta LLC, a real estate investment company in dense Hispanic markets in Houston. Mr. Barraza previously worked for Red Oak Commercial, Weingarten Realty and other Houston real estate firms.
  • Anas Maguz is the general manager of Northline Commons, a power center redevelopment project managed by North American Development Group that replaced Northline Mall. He has a solid real estate background specializing in project leasing, tenant retention, site selection and property management.
  • Mary Lawler has served as executive director of Avenue, a nonprofit organization that builds affordable homes, since 1996. She has a Master's degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School and a B.A. from Duke University. Ms. Lawler serves on several advisory boards and committees, including University of Houston's Bauer College of Business Real Estate and Nonprofit Management Program.
  • David Smith is the senior pastor of New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. He serves on several Northside-area boards and committees, including the Houston Northeast Community Development Corporation, the Jensen Jubilee Planning Committee, the Northeast Ministers Alliance and the Sunbeam Curry Civic Association. Pastor Smith has 30+ years of public works and engineering experience with the City of Houston.
  • Chairman Jeanette Rash and her late husband, Charles Rash, are founders and operators of family-owned Zone One Auto Storage/Fast Tow . Mrs. Rash is active in the towing industry and was honored as the first woman inducted into the Texas Towing Hall of Fame. Mrs. Rash is active in several towing organizations, including the Towing & Recovery Association of America and the Texas Towing & Storage Association.
  • Secretary Ed Reyes has been a resident of Lindale Park for over 46 years, volunteering in the community since the 1970s as Block Captain of Fairbanks Street between Fulton and Helmers. Mr. Reyes serves as chair of Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number 21 (Hardy/Near Northside Zone) and treasurer for the I-45 Coalition. Mr. Reyes has been instrumental in supporting our community to make it a better place for everyone.
  • Assistant Secretary April Cohen has resided in the District for over 20 years. Ms. Cohen founded her first business Stitch N Time in 1979. In 1998, Ms. Cohen is the owner of New Roots Landscaping & Antiques