The John Pickelman Leadership North Houston Fellow Award

Each year, the LNH Board of Directors recognizes individuals whose leadership has made a significant impact in the North Houston community. The award showcases individual excellence in leadership as demonstrated by outstanding initiative, impact of work, and inspiration of others. This work may confront societal or civic issues, address health or environmental concerns, or promote arts and humanities. With each award, Leadership North Houston publicly affirms present achievements, seeks to encourage further work on the part of the recipients, and hopes to motivate others to follow their lead in service to the North Houston community. Award recipients come from all sectors of the community – government agencies, nonprofits, corporations and private organizations.

Past John Pickelman Leadership North Houston Fellow Award recipients are:

2016 – Dr. Jim Cain, Superintendent, Klein ISD
2015 – Sheriff Ron Hickman, Harris County
2014 – Darcy Mingoia
2013 – Bruce Hillegeist
2012 – Jack Drake
2011 – Lou Shirley
2010 – B. Glenn Wilkerson
2009 – Cathy Owen
2008 – Fred Caldwell
2007 – John Zizelman
2006 – Ray Laughter
2005 – John Pickelman

  • Ray Laughter (L) Sheriff Ron Hickman, Harris County, the 2015 recipient of the John Pickelman LNH Fellow Award

  • Ray Laughter (L) with Darcy Mingoia, the 2014 recipient of the John Pickelman LNH Fellow Award

  • Ray Laughter (R) with Bruce Hillegeist, the 2013 recipient of the John Pickelman LNH Fellow Award

  • Mike Sullivan is presented the Distinguished Community Leader Award for 2014 by Leslie Martone, the 2013 recipient

  • Leslie Martone is presented the Distinguished Community Leader Award for 2013

  • Leslie Martone presented the Distinguished Community Leader Award for 2016 to Barbara Thomason

Leadership North Houston Alumni Distinguished Community Leader Award

The LNH Alumni board established this award in 2004 as an annually award to be presented to a LNH Alumni who has demonstrated community leadership above and beyond and has the quality of empowering and inspiring others.  Nominations are submitted by LNH Alumni and the award recipient is honored annually at the Celebrating Leadership event each year.

The Distinguished Community Leaders must be LNH Alumni, a proven community leader who has made an impact in the community.  They must actively participate in the LNH Alumni Events, continuing leadership education, and must promote an inclusive and diverse community.

Past Distinguished Community Leaders include:

2016 – Barbara Thomason (Class of 2003/Class VIII)
2015 – Dr. Katherine Persson (Class of 2002/Class VII)
2014 – Mike Sullivan, Harris County Tax Assessor – Collector
2013 – Leslie Martone (Class of 2008/Class XIII)
2012 – The Rev. Justin Lindstrom (Class of 2007/Class XII)
2011 – Kelly Ann Norton (Class of 2002/Class VII)
2009 – Susan Dietz (Class of 2005/Class X)
2008 – Phyllis Oustifine (Class of 1999/Class III)
2007 – Jerry Lowery (Class of 2001/Class VI)
2006 – Bill Ginder (Class of 2002/Class VII)
2005 – Jill Boullion (Class of 2004/Class IX)