Board Of Directors
Douglas Hidalgo, CPA, CCIFP – Board President
Douglas Hidalgo is an equity director with LaPorte CPAs & Business Advisors, a regional firm with offices located in Texas and Louisiana. Mr. Hidalgo is an audit and assurance director and leader of the firm’s Houston office. Prior to LaPorte’s 2010 merger with Hidalgo Banfill Zlotnik Kermali, PC, he was a principal in the former Houston firm. LaPorte is a Top 200 public accounting firm with over 175 employees.
Mr. Hidalgo has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting, providing services to closely held companies and a broad range of industries. A certified public accountant, Mr. Hidalgo earned his bachelor of science in accounting from the University of Houston. He is also a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional.
Mr. Hidalgo has always been active in the Houston community. In addition to his commitment to Healthy Houston, he is chairman on the Board of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, on the Finance Committee of St. Cecilia Parish; AND former Board chair and current member of the Advisory Board of Santa Maria Hostel. Mr. Hidalgo has a number of professional affiliations as well, including serving on the Board of the Houston chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association and previously serving on the Board of the Houston chapter of the American Subcontractors Association. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Douglas earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Houston
Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, M.D. – Vice President
A fifth-generation Texan, Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs is currently in her second term on The Woodlands Township Board of Directors, where she strives to “Keep The Woodlands Wonderful”.
During her time on the Houston City Council, Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs worked to improve healthcare access for uninsured and underinsured people. She served as chair of the Gate To Care Community Healthcare Committee, collaborating with local leaders to grow the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers in the greater Houston area from one to eleven. As the founder and vice-president of the Healthy Houston Foundation, she continues to work for better healthcare for disadvantaged individuals and families.
Like many Americans, Dr. Sekula-Gibbs believes her life has been blessed. She graduated summa cum laude from Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio with a degree in chemistry; earned a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston; and completed residencies in family practice and dermatology at the University of Florida and Baylor College of Medicine, respectively. After managing her private dermatology practice for 30 years, she retired to The Woodlands with her husband, Robert, to be close to their grandchildren.
Robert W. Gibbs, Jr. – Secretary/Treasurer
Robert W. Gibbs, Jr. is a lawyer with over 30 years of experience in law, governmental relations, and business. Mr. Gibbs is lead partner of Robert W. Gibbs, Jr. Law Firm, which provides services in business law, probate and estate law, and mediation to its clients. Mr. Gibbs has provided personal and corporate legal representation for clients in the Houston, Texas, and Gulf Coast regions for over 30 years. He is committed to excellence in the practice, and he maintains the highest degree of loyalty to his clients.
Mr. Gibbs has also been deeply involved in community and grass roots organizations. As former president of the Reliant Resources, Inc. Foundation, he developed a strong community presence for the organization.
With his wife Shelley Sekula-Gibbs, he established the Healthy Houston Foundation. In addition to serving as secretary/treasurer for Healthy Houston, Mr. Gibbs also holds several other community leadership positions. These include serving as a director of Christus Foundation for Health Care, on the board of the Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America, and as a commissioner on the Houston Clean City Commission. He is a lifetime director and member of the Houston Livestock Show, and a life member in the Houston Farm and Ranch Club.
A native of Texas, Mr. Gibbs holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Juris Doctor from the Houston College of Law (formerly South Texas College of Law) in Houston, Texas.