JESSICA DAVIS BOARD MEMBER

Jessica has taught communication applications, freshman college counseling, Texas History, World Cultures, and U.S History. She also serves at the Greater Houston Burmese Refugee Church as a children’s instructor.

Jessica was a Real Life instructor from 2010-2013. She has spent many hours helping develop curriculum for the Game of Real Life and brainstorming new ways to increase the effectiveness of the Real Life program.…

Photo of Kim Fontenot Kim Fontenot FMA Advisory Board

Kim and her husband Mitch, a high school history teacher, have supported Real Life since inception in 2007 and have witnessed first-hand that Real Life changes lives. Kim is Assistant Vice President with Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, providing investment and financial planning services to executives, their families and to business owners.…

Photo of Robert L Ford , PhD Robert L Ford , PhD FMA Advisory Board

Dr. Robert L Ford is CEO of DRF Industries LLC, Vice President of Global Business Roundtable Houston, and a Citizens Schools Teacher, having developed an America: A Smart Energy Society Apprenticeship at Patrick Henry Middle School. Dr. Ford is a board member of Bridging the Digital Divide, Inc., and STEM Advisory Board for the National Basketball Retired Players Association – Houston Chapter and a recent AdvancED K-12 External Reviewer.…

Photo of Yvonne Green , LMSW Yvonne Green , LMSW FMA Advisory Board

Yvonne brings her passion for people, collaboration, financial coaching, homebuyer education and over 20 years of volunteer and social service experience to FMA’s Board.

Yvonne has served in the community in several capacities such as a Policy Analyst in the 83rd Texas Legislature in the Office of State Representative Garnet Coleman, has served on the Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County Family Selection Committee, and has served as a member of HISD’s Superintendent Parent Advisory Committee.…

CARYN DECKER MCGRIFF VICE PRESIDENT

Caryn embraces the mission of FMA and the importance of guiding all students in sound career and financial education. She is a professional accountant, serving as the Capital Project Manager for the City of San Diego, CA where she overseas an annual budget of $100+ million.

She lives in Point Loma San Diego and is actively involved in engaging community leaders to bring Real Life to underserved teens.…