Month: February 2024

DePelchin Children’s Center Board of Directors adds five members

Five community and business leaders from the Houston area have joined the Board of Directors for DePelchin Children’s Center, which works to see that all children are part of safe and loving families.


Founded in Houston in 1892, DePelchin delivers services in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Lubbock, as well as areas surrounding those cities. DePelchin’s services include foster care and adoption, residential care, counseling, family preservation programs and parenting classes.


“We are grateful for the diversity of experiences and perspectives that the new members of our Board of Directors will provide,” DePelchin CEO Jenifer Jarriel said. “Throughout our long history, respected community members have provided visionary Board leadership that has empowered DePelchin to meet the needs of children and families. We are grateful for the contributions that our Board will make in the year ahead.”


The members who are new to the DePelchin Board of Directors are:

  • Kenneth J. Bohan, The Liberty Group
  • John C. Elkins, Ytterberg Deery Knull LLP


Three members are returning to Board service:

  • Sue Nan Cutsinger, Sue Nan and Rod Cutsinger Foundation
  • William H. Knull, III, William H. Knull, III PLLC
  • William E. Turcotte, Noble Corporation


Cutsinger, Knull and Turcotte have previously served on the DePelchin Board, while Bohan and Elkins are joining the Board for the first time.

In addition, W. Temple Webber III has taken on the role of Board Chair, with Kay Forbes moving to Past Chair and Dr. Susan R. Barnes becoming Chair-Elect. Santos Hinojosa is the new Board Secretary.