Board of Directors
Doug English, President
Doug is a former all-American defensive tackle at UT as well as an all-pro professional football player for the Detroit Lions. His career ended with a serious neck injury in 1985, and he has raised millions of dollars for spinal cord injury research since 1988. He is currently enjoying being a rancher along with his philanthropic service.
Jack Ranney, Vice President
Jack Ranney joined the Lone Star Classic team in 1999. Jack and Suzy Ranney’s son, Carleton, was severely injured in an automobile accident, with the prognosis he would be paralyzed, wheelchair bound and dependent on a ventilator for the remainder of his life. When he was injured in 1997, Carleton benefited from research the Lone Star Classic helped fund years before, the development of Methyprednesilone. Carleton experienced an amazing recovery. Jack is an Account Manager with Stericycle Environmental Solutions, Inc., a hazardous waste management and disposal company.
Laura Peck, Secretary
Laura has been involved with the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation since she moved to Austin in 1995 and currently serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors. Laura owns her own accounting business, L P Business Solutions LLC, while also working full-time at Barry Coffman’s CPA. Laura and her husband, Dave, are both heavily involved in the behind-the-scenes organization of the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. They have two sons, 12 and 16, and enjoy attending their school and sporting events.
Steve Bartholomew served as President and founding partner of Main Street Homes from 1992 to 2012. His professional history as a CPA and tenured experience in the savings and loan industry prepared Mr. Bartholomew early and well for his leadership role in the financing and administrative responsibilities demanded in the creation and subsequent success of Main Street Homes with over 10,000 homes built. In August 2011, Steve and his partner established MS General Contractors with the sole vision of providing construction management, marketing and financial services in Central Texas to developers and investors of multi-family housing; along with building and selling homes under the name of Texas Capital Builders. Over the years, Steve and his wife Michelle have devoted boundless energy and many hours helping a variety of charitable organizations achieve their goals. Steve’s practical and successful experience in business and philanthropic pursuits make him an extremely valuable advocate and board member.
Daniel Curtis survived a Spinal Cord Injury in May 2011, and ever since has been working toward recovery with the assistance of the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation. He is an ardent advocate and knowledgeable spokesperson for the organization and annually hosts Pay It Forward event for the foundation. Daniel’s unique perspective makes him the perfect host for a fundraiser to benefit LSPF. Since his injury Daniel, has gone back-to-school where he received a bachelor’s degree at University of Texas and is currently pursuing an MBA and is interested in working in the healthcare/nonprofit sector.
Bill began his stardom career performing in comedy clubs in Dallas, Texas. His first TV appearance was in 1990 and two years later he won the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-Up; his career took off from there. He then released the album, Here’s Your Sign, in 1996 and went platinum. In 2000, Bill joined the hilarious Blue Collar Comedy Tour and was huge success. Bill became the star of his own sitcom, The Bill Engvall Show, in 2007 and then competed and finished 5th Place on Dancing with the Stars in 2013. Bill is married to Gail Engvall of 33 years and they have two children. Bill and Gail have been huge supporters of the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation for years and have become dear friends to many of the guests who attend each year. Bill is our honorable host of the Lone Star Classic Gala and enjoys coming back every year to play golf, visit with new and old friends, share laughs and witness first-hand the improvements those living with SCI have made from the services LSPF provides.
Carl and his wife have been involved with the Lone Star Paralysis Foundation since 2005 and Carl joined the board in 2007. He is the owner and president of Hill Country Staffing. Carl and his wife, Deanna live in Round Rock and they have 4 children. They are also heavily involved with the Greater Williamson County YMCA, The Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center and the Round Rock Community Foundation. They were recipients of the 2007 Hope Alliance Philanthropy Leadership Award and 2008 Greater Round Rock Community Foundation Philanthropy Award.
Holly is currently the Chief Performance Officer (CPO) of Superior HealthPlan. When she joined the organization in 1998 as the Manager of Financial Analysis, she was one of the company’s very first employees. Since that time, Holly has taken on roles of increasing responsibility as the company has grown from fewer than 1,000 members to its current number of approximately One Million members in multiple product lines. As CPO, Holly oversees all regulatory, compliance and business development aspects of Superior’s business. Additionally, Holly serves as the national leader of Centene Corporation’s Foster Care Programs, having lead the establishment of the country’s first Medicaid managed care model to serve children in the foster care system. During her career, Holly has gained significant experience in government and regulatory relations, health care management, organizational and business development.
Kelly has been involved with the Lone Star Classic and has been instrumental in cultivating relationships with rehabilitation centers. Kelly enjoys teaching high school students and volunteers at the Regents School of Austin. She is a proud mother of 3 boys, ages 16, 14 and 12.