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Steven Holloway

CEO, Founder 
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

John W. “Billy” Belk

Billy Belk served on the Board of Directors of PACE Youth from 2015-2017. In January of 2017 Billy was elected President of the PACE Board of Directors. Through his volunteerism with PACE Youth, Billy has gained a greater appreciation of the mission of the organization and the dedication and passion of Steven and Patricia Holloway, staff counselors, and volunteers. Through the Intervention Services PACE Youth helps redirect the lives of youth involved in the Juvenile Justice System through educational life-skills programs. Through the Prevention Services PACE Youth Academy offers a 12-month mentoring program helping youth deal with the stigma of having one or both parents incarcerated. After a career in law enforcement as a Homicide Detective, PACE Youth allows him to shift his focus from reactive incarceration of adults to proactive intervention and prevention of youth’s future criminal behavior. In 2009 Billy retired from the Houston Police Department after 32 years of service and established the law firm of John William Belk and Associates in Houston, Texas. He received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston – Downtown. He and his wife, Debbie, have been married since 1977 and have raised four children. He enjoys spending his free time with his grandson.

  • Law Enforcement – Legal Council
  • Child Advocacy

Brandon Drake

Vice President
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

Bob Pond

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

Laurel Hyle, JD, MPH

Board Member
Laurel Hyle, JD, MPH, has been interested in the social determinants of health and the intersection between health, socioeconomic factors and the criminal justice system for years. She has worked in helping professions for her entire adult life, including being a trusted advisor to various health care institutions. In addition to being trained in law and public health, she has also participated in an internship and fellowship in bioethics. She believes strongly that what impacts one member of the human family impacts all of us and she is passionate about helping youth, families and communities create healthy, meaningful futures. She joined the PACE Youth Board of Directors because of her belief that PACE Youth provides a unique opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives and she is dedicated to helping PACE extend its reach and expand its services to all in need.

  • Health Care Advisory
  • Child Advocacy

Artemio Mier

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

David Rougeau

Board Member 
David K. Rougeau is a police officer with better than 30 years of service in the law enforcement arena. He currently works for the Brazosport ISD Police Department but served for 27 years with the Houston Police Department before retiring in 2013. While at the Houston Police Department he served in the Patrol, Homicide and Warrant Divisions. He also worked at the Lake Charles Fire Department at the advent of his tenure in public service from 1982-85. He has worn a “number of hats” during the course of his life including a stint in the ranks of professional boxing where he competed on the George Foreman Boxing Promotion Banner. He currently serves as the Youth Pastor at Living Faith Baptist Church in Houston, Texas and has been in the Ministry of declaring the “Good News” of the “Lord Jesus Christ” for the past 22 years.He is a former student of McNeese State University located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He has a “passion” to make a difference for the better, in the lives of today’s youth while encouraging the youth to “Pursue Perfection” in every aspect of their lives. His motto is to “Never Ever Give Up” (N.E.G.U.) no matter how adverse things may become during the course of this life. He has served for better than a decade with the PACE organization and considers it an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to work with such an outstanding and “Life Changing” program.”

  • Law Enforcement
  • Child Advocacy

Justine Williams

Board Member
Justine Williams is an accomplished communications executive with more than 15 years of experience in the United States and the United Kingdom. She has a strong track record in delivering results through creative strategies and multiple delivery channels with expertise in communicating through change: divestitures, acquisitions, business integration, leadership transition and crisis management. Justine has a passionate commitment to developing future leaders, with highly regarded leadership, mentoring and coaching skills.

Justine and her team led a communications campaign for Direct Energy’s new company vision which delivered a 26% increase in business understanding by employees (from 60% to 86%). The campaign won industry awards and is regularly featured as a best practice case study. Justine’s team also won CEB’s Lean Team of the Year in 2016.

Justine’s Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) certification is expected in December 2017. The CPCC program, led by the Coaching Training Institute, is recognized as one of the most rigorous in the industry and is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

  • Communications Executive – Coach – Mentor
  • Child Advocacy

Johnny G. Hollins

Board Member
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. In his ongoing commitment to the Houston community, Hollins partnered with the L.A.R.A. program to build and provide affordable housing in Houston’s inner city. The program has afforded many underprivileged the opportunity of home ownership. It was Hollins’ continued passion for helping others that birthed Old Yale Adult Day Care Center. Founded in 2003, Old Yale Adult Day Care Center provides a safe and productive environment for the mentally challenged citizens of our community. As a member of various professional organizations, including his recent appointment, Hollins’ passion for continuous growth and self-improvement proves to be a valuable resource for the inner-city youth of Houston. Hollins spends countless hours mentoring and fostering young African-American men to adopt his “spirit of excellence.” 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

Larry Campagna

Board Member
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

Mitch Loftis

Board Member
After hearing about PACE from another Board member, Mitch became passionate about the opportunity to work with such a great organization. Mitch has worked in the automotive industry for 7 years and is extremely results oriented – which is added to his interest in PACE. The evidence that PACE is effective in its community outreach is huge. He hopes to help grow PACE to reach more children and families, aligning with the passion and vision of Steven Holloway. Mitch graduated from Texas A&M University, Mays School of Business. He is happily married to his wife Emily, who is also involved with PACE Youth Programs.

  • Professional Sales
  • Child Advocacy

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