Texas Department of Housing & Community Affairs - Building Homes and Strengthening Communities

TDHCA Governing Board

Overview of the Governing Board

The policy-making body of the agency is a seven-member board, appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate. The members hold office for staggered terms, with the terms of two or three members expiring on January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Members must be registered voters and may not hold another public office. These are non-salaried positions and the Governor designates the chair.

TDHCA board meeting information is available on TDHCA’s Board Meeting Center page at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/board/meetings.htm

Members of the TDHCA Board

Mr. J. Paul Oxer, PE, Chair
Appointed March 1, 2011

Dr. Juan Sanchez Muñoz, Vice-Chair
Appointed December 6, 2007

Ms. Leslie Bingham Escareño
Appointed January 23, 2008
Mr. Tom H. Gann
Appointed March 13, 2009
Mr. T. Tolbert Chisum
Appointed October 31. 2014
Mr. J.B. Goodwin
Appointed October 31. 2014

Biographical Information

Photo of Mr. OxerJ. Paul Oxer, PE, Chairman, of Sugar Land is managing director of McDaniell, Hunter & Prince Inc., where he specializes in transaction management and project development for investment in infrastructure such as water/wastewater utilities, renewable energy, electric transmission, and conventional gas-fired power. Prior to this, Oxer held a variety of senior management positions with Enron Energy Services, Azurix Corporation, and other engineering companies. Oxer earned his BSCE from Georgia Tech in 1973, and has served as a member of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s External Advisory Board since 2000. He has also been a member and chair of the University of Louisville's J. B. Speed Engineering School Industrial Board of Advisors, a trade policy advisor to the US Dept. of Commerce, held several national committee positions with technical organizations, and been a major fundraiser for the National MS Society.


Photo of Dr. MunozDr. Juan Sanchez Muñoz, Vice Chair, of Lubbock is an Associate Professor of Education and serves as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Affairs and Vice President for Institutional Diversity, Equity, & Community Engagement at Texas Tech University. As a Vice President and Vice Provost, Dr. Muñoz has oversight of 30 departments and serves on the President’s Advisory Council, Provost Staff, Provost Council, Dean’s Council, Academic Council, Strategic Planning Council, Strategic Enrollment Planning Council, and the Tier 1 Planning Group.

Dr. Muñoz received a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a master’s degree from California State University, and a doctorate degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Dr. Muñoz has served as a commissioner for the City of Lubbock Housing Authority, City of Lubbock Civil Service Commission, past President of the Board of Directors for the Lubbock Boys & Girls Club, and past Vice President of the Board of Directors of the South Plains Boy Scouts and is currently on the Board of Directors for Covenant Health System, Advisory Board of American State Bank, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Editorial Board, Board of Workforce Solutions South Plains, and is a director in the Texas Lyceum.


Photo of Ms. EscarenoLeslie Bingham Escareño of Brownsville is CEO of Valley Baptist Medical Center-Brownsville. She is a board member and treasurer of Easter Seals of the Rio Grande Valley and board member of the Children's Museum of Brownsville. She is also past chair of the Valley AIDS Council and the San Benito Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, Bingham Escareño is a member of the Texas Hospital Association's Council on Policy Development. She received bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Mississippi and a master of business administration degree from the University of Texas-Pan American.


Photo of Mr. Tom H. GannMr. Tom H. Gann of Lufkin is president of Gann Medford Real Estate Inc., a full service brokerage firm in Lufkin. In addition, he is president of Tom Gann & Associates, a residential and commercial construction company. He is a past director of the East Texas Mortgage Finance Corporation and past Board member of the Angelina and Neches River Authority. A former chair of the Real Estate Center Advisory Committee at Texas A&M University, Gann previously served as a member of the Texas Strategic Military Planning Commission. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve and received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Baylor University.


Photo of Tolbert ChisumTolbert Chisum is trustee of The Modern Group. He is a member of the SouthWest Benefits Association and Rotary Club of Beaumont, founder of the Heartland Alliance President's Council and founding board member of the Institute for Truth in Accounting. He is a founder, vice chairman, and past chairman and CEO of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation Board of Directors, and vice chairman and past chairman of Athletes Against Drugs. He is also past chairman of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, Illinois Business Roundtable and Metropolitan Club Board of Governors in Chicago. He is past village clerk and village president for the Village of Kenilworth, Illinois. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve. Tolbert received a bachelor's degree from Sam Houston State University and a Chartered Life Underwriter designation from The American College of Financial Services.


Photo of JB GoodwinJB Goodwin is CEO of JB Goodwin Realtors. He is a member of the National, Texas and Austin associations of Realtors, a certified relocation professional through the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council, and past president of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. He is also past co-chair of the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Council and a past board member of the Austin Symphony. JB received a bachelor's degree from The University of Texas at Austin.


For more information contact Terri Roeber at terri.roeber@tdhca.state.tx.us.