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Steven Holloway founded PACE Youth Programs in 2000 out of his desire to help youth effectively reintegrate into society after release from state juvenile detention. Mr. Holloway is passionate about providing youth positive guidance and about reaching out to help as many young people as possible. PACE offers a 12-week life skills program for youth on probation in Harris County; featuring educational training, support and life skills training. Mr. Holloway is pleased to lead an expansion of PACE. In 2016, PACE will offer a 12-month program focused on preventing juvenile delinquency. The program will directly support the children and families of the incarcerated. Included will be a 12-week life skills program, as well as leadership training, employment preparation and community work, and a parenting support group. Mr. Holloway holds an Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies from The College of Biblical Studies and is pursuing a BA in Organizational Leadership. He is happily married and has the pleasure of raising five daughters.
- Guidance Leader
- Child Advocacy
Johnny G. Hollins
Johnny G. Hollins began as a volunteer at Pace Youth Programs in February 2017. Hollins’ service at Pace was a direct extension of his commitment to the youth in our community. Hollins has a strong desire to equip young adults with productive and positive attitudes. With Hollins’ recent appointment to Pace’s Board of Directors, Hollins’ platform and passion to empower our youth will be better served. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hollins studied at Louisiana State University before serving in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic. After being honorably discharged from the Air Force, Hollins made the move to Houston, Texas. Hollins utilized his background and entrepreneurial spirit to propel the development of several business ventures. Founded in 2002, JG Hollins Investments is comprised of rental properties and new home construction. Hollins’ tireless service in civic engagement, organizational and community development is now actualized in the lives of the youth serviced by Pace Youth Programs.
- United States Armed Forces
- Child Advocacy
Brandon Drake has known about PACE since July 2014. Steven Holloway’s passion, direction, and the mission that he had set with PACE Youth impressed Brandon who joined the board of directors in 2015. Mr. Drake attended the University of Houston and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. He has served for over eight years in The Department of Family Protective Services and four years with Child Advocates, Inc. Brandon has focused his career on volunteer management, recruitment and training. He mentors and serves youths in the Greater Houston Area as they are preparing for adulthood. His passion and calling are to create better opportunities for children and families that are less fortunate. Mr. Drake’s unbiased approach to serving youth in the Greater Houston community helps him to effectively advocate for people in their time of need.
- Volunteer Management
- Child Advocacy – Social Work
Artemio Mier became aware of PACE Youth through another Board member and became passionate about its mission after a meet and greet. Artemio has seen the impact of juveniles going through the juvenile detention facilities and the impact on children of a parent being incarcerated in his own family. He understands the importance of ensuring there is a support system in both situations. As a Hispanic member of the community, Artemio hopes to assist in expanding the PACE Youth footprint in the Hispanic population, and not let language be a barrier in supporting those that would benefit from PACE Youth’s services. Artemio earned his BA in Psychology from Baylor University and his MBA from the University of Houston. He has worked in healthcare finance for over 17 years. Artemio was nominated to serve as Treasurer on the Board for PACE Youth and he is honored to lead the finance committee. Artemio is excited about the opportunities PACE Youth has to make an impact on the youth it serves.
- Healthcare Finance Professional
- Child Advocacy
For decades, Larry Campagna has been distressed that our criminal justice system moved steadily away from rehabilitation and education of the incarcerated. Instead, the prison systems focused only on punishment. The consequent costs to the families, friends, and businesses of convicted individuals got short shrift, if any. Larry volunteered to help PACE because it seems like a step in the right direction by working to break the cycle of generations of incarcerated individuals whose productivity, parenthood, and love were essentially lost to our society.
Larry received his B.A. (with High Honors and Special Honors in Plan II) and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a shareholder with the law firm of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams and Aughtry, in Houston, Texas. His practice concentrates on federal tax controversies, both civil and criminal. He also teachs as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, and is a co-author of the casebook Tax Crimes published by Lexis-Nexis.
Most importantly, Larry is the proud father of a twenty-four year old son who long ago learned to stuff his jump shot.
- Tax Law
- Child Advocacy
Emeritus Board Member
Robert G. Pond has been associated with PACE Youth Programs, Inc, since 2003 when he met Steve Holloway through a mutual friend. He joined the Board of Directors in 2004. He has a uniquely distinguished career with over 50 years experience in the tubular/oil field market. For the past 30 years, Mr. Pond has held executive positions with major oil field companies. In addition to operating his own consulting company, Mr. Pond was President and CEO for Grant Corporation, VAM PTS, and Bellville Tubular Sales Corporation. He is a founding shareholder of Energy Alloys LLC. Since retiring, Mr. Pond has been involved with MD Anderson Volunteer Services, SCORE/SBA and prison counseling services. He is married and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
- Energy Management
- Child Advocacy
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