Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated community volunteers representing a variety of professions and experience. The Board plays an active role in providing fiscal oversight, policy development, and fundraising support for Rainbow Days.

The Board meets monthly and committees meet outside of regular Board meetings on a monthly or ‘as needed’ basis. There are standing committees in addition to the Executive Committee including: Audit, Board Development, Finance, Marketing/Public Relations, Resource Development, and Succession and Sustainability Planning.

Rainbow Days is always looking for talented, committed, and passionate individuals who are interested in making a difference through Board Membership. Interested in learning more about the Board of Directors or applying for a position on the board? Contact Carrie Carter for more information.


Kurt Opella

Kurt Opella

President | Cetera Advisor Networks

Carrie Carter

Carrie Carter

Vice President, Board Development | Law Offices of Stephen W. Johnson & Associates

David Elliott

David Elliott

Vice President | Citi

Nicole Williams

Nicole Williams

Secretary | Thompson & Knight LLP

Board Members 

Heather Appel

Robert Barkers – American Airlines

Beth Bedell – Texas Instruments, Inc.

Mitch Belitz – Independent Financial Consultant

Stephanie Bowers – USAA

Pam Busbee – Crystal Charity Ball

Sarah Clifford – EY

Drew Cullum – Regions Bank

Carriea Flowers – CSW Industries

Kyle Harger – Amegy Bank

Kate Hinz – BVA Group

Kellie Johnson – AT&T

Sherry Kneip – Aimbridge Hospitality

Lizz Lawson – Chi Omega Christmas Market

Mary Jo McKellar – Fitness Professional

Catherine Rowsey – Thompson & Knight LLP