Executive Director

Elizabeth Chavez

Every child has possibility and potential, gifts and talents, and a purpose. But sometimes they
just need additional encouragement and opportunity to flourish. I am honored to be able to
join New Horizons of North Texas, where the unique abilities, learning styles, and future
prospects of every child are cultivated with love and guidance.

New Horizons of North Texas recognizes that our education system is struggling to meet the
needs of today’s children. Our schools are underfunded, understaffed, and under-programmed
to meet the needs of students and their families. Our school administrators, faculty, and staff
face a daunting task each year as they are required to educate, support, mentor, and cultivate
growth in our students.

New Horizons of North Texas understands that “it takes a village to raise a child,” and through
staff, volunteers, and donors we are able to become that village. We can come alongside the
schools in the North Texas area to provide the needed academic assistance, guiding
mentorship, and support services to children and their families. Additionally, New Horizons
shares the truth of God’s love through faith-building lessons and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

I am enthusiastic about assuming the role of Executive Director of New Horizons of North
Texas. I am inspired by the history of the organization and the immeasurable potential for its
future. I anticipate that God is going to do great things with NHNTX, as we remain committed to
His purpose. Psalm 37: 5 says, “Commit your way to the Lord, and He will do this.” If we remain
committed to the Lord and focused on the mission and vision of NHNTX, great things will
continue to be accomplished with the children and youth of North Texas!

Board of Directors

Tom Cooper (Founder)
Consultant | Retired Executive

Tom is a retired executive with over 30 years experience in the technology industry. Tom held senior worldwide roles at SAP, Oracle, i2 Technologies and Data General. In addition, Tom held leadership roles to help EXE Technologies, Proofpoint, JBoss, and Hortonworks complete successful public offerings. Tom and his wife Nancy were called to found NHNTX due to their commitment to at-risk youth.

Craig Rogers
Commercial Director | Channel Prime Alliance

Doug Scott
Senior Vice President & GM, South | SAP

Doug Scott is a software industry executive with a 20+ year track record of success in start-ups, mid-cap and large organizations. Experienced in both global and regional roles, Doug focuses on helping customer executives navigate digital transformation journeys to achieve sustainable, profitable growth by leveraging technology innovations in big data, IoT, in-memory computing and cloud delivery models.

Ron Chase
CEO | Retired Executive

Ron has 35+ years of experience as a business executive and entrepreneur. He spent 16 years as CEO and owner of Frog Street, an educational publishing business focused on early childhood education. He understands and is passionate about the importance of the work we do at New Horizons as we develop the educational and social-emotional skills of the at-risk youth.

Howard Sewell

Howard is a technology executive and investor, who enters the next chapter of his career focused on helping other people succeed.  Howard believes he can assist individuals or companies through mentorship, strategic investments, and educational opportunities as they pursue life’s long game.