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Board Members

Pete Alfaro

Board President
Elected in 2004, Pete C. Alfaro is the President of the Bay Area Homeless Services Board. Pete spent three years in the US Army. He earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1969. He worked for Exxon Mobil from 1969-2000. He was elected in 2006 to the Lee College Board of Regents, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital Board of Trustees. Pete was appointed as a Baytown City Councilman in May 1989 where he served 4 years. He was the Mayor of Baytown from 1993-2004. Pete’s leadership of the BAHS Board has contributed to the success of the shelter and has improved the lives of countless individuals and families.

David Womack

Board Vice President
David Womack has a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.He also has a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Florida State University. He has been the Occupational Safety and Health Manager at Covestro LLC in Baytown since 2003. David has served on the Board of Directors for Bay Area Homeless Services since 2011. He is the current Vice-Chair of the Board and chairs the Policy and Nomination Committees.

Bethany Credeur

Board Treasurer
Bethany Credeur, CPA is a graduate of Lamar University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration with an Accounting Concentration. She has been actively involved in the Baytown community since 2012. She has served on the BAHS Board since 2015.

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Marianne Jackson

Board Member
Ms. Jackson earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M University, as well as a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. She has 15+ years of experience working with homeless clients in shelters. “I am proud to work for an agency that provides homeless clients with a clear path to self sufficiency with intensive case management, job readiness training and through employment."

Frankie Jackson

Board Member
Frankie Jackson served on the Bay Area Homeless Services (BAHS) Board of Directors in 2008-2010 and returned in February 2019. She is the chair for the technology committee and the liaison to the BAHS Junior Board. She earned her BA in Computer Information Systems and MS in Instructional Technology from University of Houston, and BS in Holistic Childcare and PhD in Metaphysics from the American Institute for Holistic Theology. She worked 10 years for NASA and 25 years in K-12 Education as a Chief Technology Officer.

Bill Palko

Board Member
Bill Palko is a native Houstonian. He served in the US Army from 1973-77. Bill is a retired Houston Banker. He serves on numerous boards in the East Harris County community and is a member of the Rotary Club of North Shore. Bill is married to Debbie and they have two children, Steven and Michelle.

Dave Jirrels

Board Member
Dave Jirrels is a graduate of Wichita State University with a degree in Political Science and has an associates degree in Funeral Service from The Commonwealth Institute. He is an ordained pastor at Second Baptist Church in Baytown. He has served on the board of BAHS for the past 5 years and is very active in the community.

Pete Lester

Board Member
Pete Lester is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Science in Construction. She began volunteering with the Bay Area Homeless Services as a project consultant during the design/construction of the Britton Fuller Center 2014-2016 and joined the Board of Directors in 2017. Pete actively serves as the chair of the Facilities Committee.

Roger Elswick

Board Member
Roger is the owner of Community Toyota, Kia and Honda in Baytown and Community Honda in Lafayette. He is the 2021 Chairman of the Houston Automobile Dealers Association, as well as the National Automobile Dealers Association Director since 2019. He is on the Baytown Chamber of Commerce, is the current Chairman for Northland Christian School, is on the Board for Marshall University Business School Business Advisory Group and Truist Bank Greater Houston Advisory Board. He serves as a Lay Elder of Faithbridge UMC and is a member of the GCCISD Educational Foundation. He is married to his wife, Kim, of twenty-six years and they have a twelve-year old daughter.

Bryan Nethery

Board Member
Bryan Nethery is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering. He is a lifelong resident of Baytown, and has worked for ExxonMobil over 30 years. He has been on the BAHS board since 2019 and serves on the Facilities Committee.

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