Board of Directors
Kimberly Brusatori – Founder
Kim Brusatori graduated from the University of Florida in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering. Upon moving to Kingwood and marrying her husband, she gave birth to their son Kyle. Kyle was born with developmental disabilities and a seizure disorder. She and her husband have raised their son, along with their three other children, in Kingwood for the last 40 years.
Brusatori’s engineering career came to an end when she was faced with raising her son. There were no childcare centers at that time that would accept him or private schools available locally that would enroll him. Over the years it became evident that services and programs were lacking in their community. Over the next 25 years Kim worked alongside other mothers to try and make a difference in the lives of their children through the Humble ISD Parent Council.
Twenty-one years ago, with the aid of another mother who had the same vision, The Village Learning Center, Inc. was founded to provide services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Brusatori’s son Kyle currently attends The Village’s day program and participates in their residential transition program at Village at Stoney Glen.
Brusatori is a past Board member of the Lake Houston YMCA, a current board member of The Village Learning Center, a member of Partnership Lake Houston and Kingwood Chambers of Commerce, a member of the Lake Houston TIRZ Board since 2015, and an honorary member of Kingwood Kiwanis. She is a recipient of the 2003 Woman of Achievement Award – Visionary from FamilyTime Foundation and a Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary International. She graduated from the 2009 Class of Leadership North Houston.
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.
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 Learning Center.
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.
Kimberly C. Hunter – Senior Vice President at Allegiance Bank
Prior to joining Allegiance Bank in 2021, Kim served as Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank for 25 years. She works with individual business’ as a consultant to provide solutions that improve daily cash flow or streamline processes. She manages multiple projects at once and often coaches the customer on best practices for their business.
She has a strong commitment to her customers which carries over to her community partners.
She has lived in the Lake Houston area for the majority of her life and has a great appreciation for all the many organizations in the area. She is a YMCA Board Member, a member of the Kiwanis Club of Kingwood, and spends her free time volunteering at numerous non-profits in the area.
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.