Our Board Members
Sherry (Gavin) Clark
Sherry is a Registered Nurse with Maxim Healthcare Services for past 16 years and recently was hired with Connect Pediatrics. She received her ADN from Moraine Park Technical College in Wisconsin and went on to complete BSN after the last of seven children graduated high school. Sherry believed in raising her children at an accelerated and personalized pace so homeschooled all children through middle school and four of seven through graduation. She served in agriculture as a past Galveston County 4-H club manager and Horse Quiz Bowl Coach with teams advancing to state, regional, and national competitions, acquiring several national championship wins.
Sherry enjoyed 34 years of marriage with Ken Clark . They have seven children and seven grandchildren. She lives in Algoa with two of her children tending the home, gardens, and livestock. She attends The Harbor Church in Friendswood and enjoys traveling to visit family, loving her grandchildren, and riding her horses.
Samuel Clark serves as President of the Foundation. Samuel is the fifth child of Ken and Sherry Clark, and is married to Mollie Clark with a son, Elliot. Since his youth, Samuel was involved in 4-H and agriculture. Samuel was crowned fair king of Galveston County Fair and Rodeo, and completed nearly all projects available to youth. Most of his time with Ken was spent in the garden. He began attending Alvin Community College at 15, and graduated from Suma Cum Laude from Texas Tech university in 2016 with a B.S. in Agriculture Business, and two associates degrees from ACC. Samuel is excited to continue his father’s legacy work. He currently works as a purchasing manager for a building materials company, substitute personal trainer, and ranch manager.
Ryan is the Executive Director of Criss Cross Commercial Group, which develops, owns, leases, and manages commercial real estate. He began his professional career as a commercial litigation attorney at Locke Lord LLP, working on contract and development disputes, construction litigation, and lender liability matters. He later served as Galveston County Commissioner 2012-16, having an active role in several large public works projects, including transportation, regional drainage, and public facilities. He currently is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, and previously served on the Board of Trustees of HCA Houston Healthcare – Clear Lake and Mainland hospitals, on the HGAC Transportation Policy Council, and the Galveston County Juvenile Justice Advisory Board. Ryan has a B.A. from Washington & Lee University in Virginia, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law. Ryan and his wife, Melissa, reside in League City with their four children.
Sarah Clark serves as treasurer of the Foundation. She is the eldest of Ken and Sherry Clark’s seven children. Growing up, Sarah spent a lot of time hanging out with Ken and going to events with him. During football season you could usually find them at the local sports bar cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Sarah has worked for the Galveston County Clerk’s office since 2011. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge and if she doesn’t know the answer she knows someone who does. She enjoys helping people and figuring out the difficult problems. Sarah has been a key component in ideation and event planning for the Foundation. Sarah’s Fiance Cody proposed to her on the 50 yard line of Lambeau Field, and they look forward to planning their wedding in the near future.
Rebekah coordinates Public Outreach for the Foundation. Rebekah is the sixth born child to Ken & Sherry Clark. She has been working with nonprofit organizations from a young age, through involvement with the Texas 4-H program, community outreach groups, & her time at Alvin Community College. Rebekah’s involvement in the 4-H program scaled from club, all the way to national level, with leadership positions in state positions. She studied Interdisciplinary Studies EC-6 at the University of Houston Clear Lake & plans to teach the second grade. They welcomed their first son to the world in December of 2023.
Phoenix Rogers has served as the County Extension Agent for Agriculture/Natural Resources in Galveston County for the past 14 years. In this role, Phoenix works to support local agricultural producers, with particular emphasis on beef cattle and forage production. She has also coached 4-H livestock quiz bowl since joining the county in 2009 and she created “AgriCabana”, an agricultural awareness day for 4th graders at Santa Fe ISD. In 2019, Phoenix led efforts to host a state-wide conference for Texas County Agricultural Agents (TCAAA) in Galveston and the following year she served as President for TCAAA. Phoenix has her Masters of Science in Animal Sciences from Washington State University and her Bachelors of Science in Animal Sciences from New Mexico State Univeristy.
John is a Business Development Manager in the EPC – Engineering, Procurement and Construction, Gulf Coast Petrochemical & Refining space. He’s been affianced with ACIT – Association of Chemical Industry of Texas, TCC – Texas Chemical Council, EHCMA – East Harris County Manufacturers Association, BAHEP – Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, ABC – Associated Builders and Contractors, three regional LEPCs – Local Emergency Planning Committees, nine different community CACs – Community advisory committees & CAPs – Community advisory panels. John has a B.S. degree from Fairmont State University and played NCAA Division II football in Fairmont WV. John is not married, however, has a family with a married daughter and two granddaughters who live in Dallas.
Brad Boney resides in League City Tx and has been a resident of Galveston County for over 20 years. A business owner, Brad does mediation and public relations consulting in Galveston, Harris and Brazoria counties.
Brad attended Bradley University majoring in political science, has worked in the insurance, printing and publishing industry. In 2010 He attended the University of Houston – A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center for basic mediation training and Hughes & Leissner for family mediation and is currently certified in both civil and family mediation.
Boney was formerly Communications Director for the Houston chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association, advisory member of the Gulf Coast Leadership Conference, board member of Gulf Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters and appointee by Governors Perry and Abbott to the Board of Pilots Commissioners for Galveston County Ports. Boney is currently a board member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Services Board of Galveston County.
Boney is currently a member of Texas Association of Mediators and the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association.