of fiscal conservatism as an innovator in public policy. She lowered her agency’s budget by 18 percent without reducing essential services and trimmed staff while taking on more responsibility. Ms. Combs is focused on providing better access to government services, minimizing costs, and justly applying tax and fiscal laws as Comptroller of Public Accounts. She has received numerous awards, such as Leader of the Year in Texas Agriculture for 2002, from The Progressive Farmer. The Governor’s Commission for Women inducted her into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 2004, and in March 2006, the American Medical Association presented her with the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service.
Nancy Correa is the Community Engagement Specialist for the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She strives to ensure that evidence-based practices and health information are being translated to the Houston community, and that community health needs are being addressed in research at CCTS. Ms. Correa also serves as Director of CAN DO Houston, a community-based initiative to prevent and diminish childhood obesity through the promotion of nutrition, physical activity, and healthy minds in Houston communities. Ms. Correa received a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and policy studies from Rice University and a master’s degree in public health from Boston University.
David Davenport is President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin, Texas. He joined the Food Bank in March 2008. Mr. Davenport earned his bachelor of science degree from Texas A&M University, where he currently serves as a member of the Former Students Advisory Board for the Department of Political Science. Soon after graduating from college, he began a successful career with the YMCA, serving communities in Texas as well as internationally in Japan, Mexico, and Brazil. In 2004, Mr. Davenport became Executive Director of End Hunger Network—then a small food rescue organization. Since 2004, End Hunger Network has received national acclaim as one of the most effective and innovative organizations of its type in the United States. Growing from 7 employees in 2004 to 36 in 2007, End Hunger Network serves as a national model for food rescue and human services, serving the most vulnerable members of the greater Houston community. Mr. Davenport has been an active Rotarian for more than a decade and is a Paul Harris Fellow. A bilateral lung transplant survivor, he is an advocate for organ donation and for removing barriers to participation in organ donor programs.
Katie Deinhammer serves as Director of Accounts for EnviroMedia Social Marketing. She has 10 years of advertising and marketing experience and