Board of Directors
David Bubier – Chairman of the Board – President at The MINT National Bank
David A. Bubier is the President of The MINT National Bank located in Kingwood. Bubier was formerly the regional branch president and director of Main Street Bank in Kingwood/Cleveland Texas. He brings 43 years of banking experience to our Board. Bubier is married to Hildy Bubier and the father of three.
Bubier has an AB in Economics from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He has been an active member of the Kingwood/Humble community since 1976, serving on the Boards of the Lake Houston YMCA, Keep Kingwood Beautiful, and the Humble Kingwood Youth Soccer Association.
Leonard Brusatori – Co-Founder
Leonard retired In 2016 as Director Supply Chain from TETRA Technologies, after 29 years. He now operates Amador Marine Advisors when not traveling to Jeep events or following RaiderNation. Leonard graduated from Cal Poly SLO with BS Ag Business.
Leonard and Kim, who founded the Village Learning and Achievement Center in 2000, have lived in Kingwood since 1977. They have 4 adult boys including Kyle who is active at the Village Day program and receives respite services at Village At Stoney Glen.
Ray Brock – Director of Safety at Insperity
Ray Brock has been a safety Director with Insperity for nineteen years. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois State University in Occupational Safety and Health and his Occupational Safety and Health Technician certification from the board of Certified Safety Professionals.
He worked with Liberty Mutual insurance for four years in Schaumburg, Illinois. His responsibilities at Insperity include managing a team of twenty five loss control consultants across the United States for small to mid-size companies. Ray also is an Outreach trainer for both general industry and construction.
Ray has been married for ten years and is blessed with two daughters, Melanie (7 years old) and Emily (5 years old). The Brock family are members of Kingwood First Baptist Church. Ray has lived with his family in Texas for six years.
Marie Halvatzis – Board Secretary – Legal Consultant
Marie Halvatzis, a native of Florida, is a 29 year resident of Kingwood, Texas. She attended the University of Florida and graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Political Science. Halvatzis also holds a Juris Doctorate from Mississippi College School of Law. While living in Jackson, Mississippi, she had a career as a Landman for Cities Service Oil Company and also was in the private practice of law.
After moving to Texas, Halvatzis stayed home to rear two children and do a great deal of volunteer work in the community. She served on her children’s school’s PTA Board of Directors as well as on the school district wide PTA council, was a Girl Scout leader, and was active in Kingwood Panhellenic and Kingwood Women’s Club. Halvatzis has had leadership roles in National Charity League, Kingwood Project Graduation and the Philoptochos Society of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She also formerly served as a court appointed Guardian ad Litem for children in CPS custody through Child Advocates, Inc.
Halvatzis is a former Child Care Director for the Lake Houston Family YMCA. In this position, she directed the YMCA after school child care program in twenty-five elementary schools in Humble ISD and Huffman ISD which provides services to 1,000+ children daily.
Halvatzis currently volunteers a great amount of time lending legal and professional advice to The Village Centers.
Stephen King – CEO at GrowthForce
From tech founder to nonprofit CFO and fundraiser, Stephen King brings a unique combination of vision, foresight, and experience to help nonprofits maximize their cash flow and operational efficiency. He’s been a dedicated board member of many nonprofit organizations - including seven years working for Amnesty International USA - first as Deputy Executive Director- Finance & Administration, and then as its Director of Development, overseeing 300% growth, then raising over $20M a year. His time at Amnesty reinforced Steve’s life-long commitment to giving back to the community through charitable causes.
Regarded as a top accounting industry thought leader and founder of the first company to deliver accounting over the internet, he's currently serving as Founder & CEO of GrowthForce, a heart-centered company with specialized teams providing accounting for nonprofits.
King holds a B.B.A. from Pace University, is a member of the Texas Society of CPAs, New York State Society of CPAs, and American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). He is on the board of the Texas Society of CPAs and the Houston Society of CPAs.
Peter W. Mantell – Treasurer – Business Owner & Managing Partner, Independent Consulting Associates
Peter founded Independent Consulting Associates (ICA) in 1997 to assist entrepreneurs and small to mid-size business owners develop a sound strategic focus and planning framework. The goal was to improve their organizational strengths and business processes resulting in growth and profitability for the longer term.
Peter spent thirty-four years with Exxon Mobil Corporation in marketing, program and project development, and business communication. Peter has been a past member of the New York State Industrial Management Council, the American Petroleum Institute, and the Houston Ad Club. Professionally, he has been an advisor to the Board of Directors of the Exxon Independent Marketers Insurance Trust (Dallas, TX), AICE Corporation (Houston, TX), and the VCMG Marketing Group (Birmingham, AL). Peter holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Joel North Jr. – Chief Operating Officer for HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood
Joel North was named chief operating officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood in August 2020. He previously served as assistant administrator for HCA Houston Healthcare Kingwood since 2019. He was responsible for development of neuro-endovascular services, bariatrics and robotic surgery. North's leadership resulted in significant service line growth, including the establishment of Neuro Interventional Radiology services and expanded bariatrics capabilities for the convenience of the community.
North joined HCA Houston Healthcare in 2018, serving as assistant administrator at HCA Houston Healthcare Cypress Fairbanks. He oversaw executive direction of multiple departments, including laboratory services, cardiopulmonary, pharmacy, plant operations and more. North was responsible for operationalizing a $19 million dollar capital construction renovation project, resulting in significant improvements for inpatient and outpatient scores. Prior to that role, North served as an administrative resident at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, where he oversaw the facility's trauma program and led emergency operations through Hurricane Harvey.
A native Houstonian, North earned his bachelor of arts in medical humanities and a master's of business administration with a specialization in healthcare from Baylor University. During his time at Baylor, North served as president of the Future Healthcare Executives organization. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a board member of the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. North enjoys serving and giving back to his community and has previously coached youth sports.
Lawrence Pope – Executive Vice President of Administration at Halliburton
As Executive Vice President of Administration and Chief Human Resources Officer at Halliburton, Lawrence Pope manages approximately 10,000 employees and oversees the global functions of Supply Chain, Human Resources, Information Technology, Real Estate Services, Corporate Security, Corporate Affairs and Corporate Aviation. Mr. Pope is also a member of the Halliburton Executive Committee.
Under Mr. Pope’s leadership, Supply Chain manages over $15 billion in spending and oversees 22 manufacturing facilities in 8 countries while shipping $4.5 billion annually. He also oversees more than 270,000 active stock-keeping units (SKUs) across 500 inventory-carrying locations. This represents execution of more than 2 million international shipments annually, in approximately 110 countries via 4 global cross docks and approximately 9,000 rail cars. Additionally, under Mr. Pope’s direction, Supply Chain responded to the energy down cycle in 2015 by renegotiating pricing with over 8,000 vendors globally, reducing spending by more than 8%.
As Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), Mr. Pope oversees an industry-leading, internationally-diverse workforce of over 70,000 employees working in 80 countries, representing over 140 nationalities, with 90 percent localization. His direction of a world-class Succession Management program led to prestigious recognition for Halliburton from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). For 5 consecutive years, Halliburton has received top ratings from DJSI in several categories including Human Capital Development. Halliburton has also been accredited by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) for industry leadership in documented competency of its workforce.
Mr. Pope leads Information Technology (IT) to deliver scalable global solutions at a best-in-class cost structure. Leveraging standardized technology, global common processes, strong internal controls and risk mitigation strategies, IT supports a global application portfolio of over 600 software applications running on a global network of 62,000 connected PCs and 7,200 servers with over 7.4 petabytes of storage (enough to fill the US Library of Congress digital archives more than twice) while maintaining 99.99% systems availability.
Within his responsibility for the Real Estate Services group Mr. Pope oversees approximately 50 million square feet of space and 28,000 thousand acres of land. He has managed 225 capital build projects with a contract value of $1.5 billion. This includes a $300 million expansion and consolidation of offices in Houston, Texas. His leadership also contributed to Greenmark and LEED gold and silver-certified facilities globally.
Mr. Pope is also responsible for Corporate Security for approximately 1,000 properties globally. In Corporate Affairs, he enables over $7.4 million in Company contributions supporting over 1,400 nonprofits globally. Additionally, under his leadership, Corporate Aviation flew over 1,400 hours in 2014 and recently celebrated 30 years of incident-free operations.
Robert Scarfo – Director of Credit Services at Insperity
Robert is Director of Credit Services for Insperity and is in his 24th year with the company. He was the recipient of the Chairman’s Excellence Award in 2005 and the Volunteer of the Year Award in 2011. Robert has been a district resident for over 28 years.
Robert and spouse Jayme, an elementary school RN, are members of Christ the King Lutheran Church. Their family includes six adult children, all graduates of Humble ISD, and grandsons Beckham, Jake, Bruce and James. Beckham and Jake attend Hidden Hollow Elementary.
Robert was a Humble ISD Trustee from 2008-2015, serving as board President in 2014/15. He also served on the 2018, 2008 and 2005 Bond Study Committees. Robert is on the board of the
Lake Houston YMCA and serves on the Adaptive Programs Committee. He is a board member of the Village Learning Center.
Robert is a member of the Lake Houston Area Chamber’s Long-Term Recovery Task Force. He is active with the Down Syndrome Association of Houston and founded a satellite chapter for Lake Houston Area parents. Robert served as VP of the Humble ISD Council of PTAs from 2017–2019.
He serves as Chair of the Finance Committee and as a member of the Superintendent Evaluation Committee.
Robert has an MBA Finance, from Columbia University and a BS Economics, from Seton Hall University.