Near Southside, Inc. Near Southside, Inc.

Who We Are

Who We Are


Near Southside, Inc.'s Board of Directors is a representative cross-section of the organization’s membership. Board members shape the organization’s priorities and work program through quarterly meetings and an annual strategic planning workshop led by Executive Committee members. Board members’ generous contributions over the years have been the driving force behind the remarkable change the Near Southside has seen since NSI’s creation in 1995. 


Lori Baldock (Chair)*
Simmons Bank 

Robert Baulsir
Trinity Metro

Benjamin Barkley*
Moncrief Cancer Institute 

Marlene Beckman*
Kensington Properties 

Eric Behn
Vandervoorts Dairy 

Hayden Blackburn
Tech Fort Worth 

Chuck Bouligny (Treasurer)*
Ascend Concepts, Inc. 

Kristen Camareno
Fort Worth Bike Share 

Jack Clark
Red Oak Realty, LLC 

Greg Crouchley

Kathleen Culebro
Amphibian Stage Productions 

Nehme Elbitar
Chadra Mezza & Grill 

Mike Fisher
Glass Lake Productions 

Eric Garrison
TBG Partners 

Councilmember Kelly Allen Gray
Fort Worth, City Council District 8 

Bobby Grigsby (Secretary)*
Carter BloodCare

Jennifer Henderson
J.O. Design 

Tina Howard
Leaves Book and Tea Shop

Ginger Johnson
Legacy Texas

Robert Kelly
Robert W. Kelly Architect, Inc. 

Chad Kerr (Vice-Chair)*
Southside Bank 

Casey Kha
Shinjuku Station & Cannon Chinese Kitchen 

Mike Lozano
The Dannon Company 

Wilson Martin
Republic Title of Texas, Inc. 

Bobby Mays
T&G Identification Systems 

Mark McClendon
Tarrant County Community College 

Lili Meisemy

Melissa Mitchell
Bennet Benner Partners 

Noe Neaves
Watermark Power Solutions 

Ashley Paz
FWISD, District 9 

JW Newman
Medical City of Fort Worth 

Mark Presswood*
Panther Real Estate Solutions

Erin Rahr*
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company 


Gaye Reed
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 

Jake Richter
Edward Jones Investments 

Mike Sanborn*
Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center 

Ken Schaefer
Schaefer Advertising Company 

Spencer Seals
Cook Childrens Health Care

Bill Seegel
Seegel Custom Builders 

Ted Settle
Sportswear Graphics 

Shawn Snell
Texas Health Resources 

Jesse Stamper*
Placemaker, LLC 

Robert Sturns
City of Fort Worth 

Andrew Taft
Downtown Fort Worth, Inc. 

Weston Voss
SpawGlass Contractors 

Corrie Watson
Kent & Co. Wines

Kelly Williams
Omni Hotel Fort Worth 

Jason Williamson
Dunaway Associates, Inc. 

Councilmember Ann Zadeh
Fort Worth, City Council District 9 

*NSI Executive Committee Member


Jason Amon
Law Office of Jason Amon 

Marlene Beckman
Kensington Properties 

Michael Bennett
Bennett Benner Partners 

Brian Crowell
Hudgins Companies

Randle Harwood
City of Fort Worth 

Dak Hatfield
Hatfield Properties 

Lori Henderson
W.A. Powers

Yvonne Johnson
Private Investor | Developer 

Ryan LaValley
Dunaway Associates, L.P. 

Mike Lewis
Worthington Bank 

David Motheral
Motheral Development Co

Leigh Anne Neese
Texas Health Resources

Jennifer Neil Famer
F5 Design Build 

Will Northern
Northern Realty Group 

Scott Robinson

Scott Rule
JPS Health Network

Carol Stanford
Stanford Company 

Laura Voltman
City of Fort Worth 

Weston Voss
SpawGlass Contractors


Brandon E. Allen
Allen Architecture

Anita Beard
Dunaway Associates

Mike Brennan
Near Southside, Inc.

Ames Fender
Fender | Andrade Architects

Debbie Fulwiler
Elements of Architecture, Inc.

Eric Garrison
TBG Partners

Steven Halliday

Josh Lindsay
Ground Rehearsal

Tom Malone
TMA-CHA Architects

Rick Nunnally
Rang Holdings

Laura Voltmann, Ex-Officio
City of Fort Worth, Planning & Development