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Bee Moorhead, Executive Director

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Bee Moorhead is the executive director of Texas Impact, a position she has held since has been 2000. She is also the executive director of the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Texas Impact’s sister organization that she helped the Texas Impact board of directors to establish to improve and expand interfaith public policy education and dialogue.

As executive director of both organizations, Bee manages a staff of 12, the 13-member Interfaith Center board of directors, and Texas Impact’s 50-member board of delegates from the state’s many faith communities. Under her leadership, Texas Impact and the Interfaith Center have earned state and national recognition for work on interfaith education and community leadership development. Texas Impact has received two awards of merit from the Religion Communicators Council for outstanding publications. Radian 6 named Texas Impact one of the most influential Twitter feeds of the 82nd Texas legislative session.

Bee previously served as a senior fiscal policy analyst for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts where she helped to lead the nationally known Texas Performance Review, providing members of the Legislature with numerous recommendations for strengthening state government and state services, many of which are now law. She was the architect of “Family Pathfinders,” a unique initiative linking families on public assistance with faith and community-based organizations.

Bee holds a Masters degree in Public Affairs from the University of Texas LBJ School. She also holds an undergraduate degree in theatrical costume design from UT Austin, and she has studied theology and New Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Bee was awarded the 2011 “Trailblazer” Award by the Texas chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women. She has served on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Pollution Prevention Advisory Council and currently serves on several advisory committees to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. She has received Climate Project presenter training with former Vice President Al Gore and executive communication training with UT’s Annette Strauss Institute. She is an alumna of Leadership Austin.

Bee serves as an adjunct faculty member at St. Edward’s University in the Political Science Department where she teaches Legislative Process and Lobbying, and at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary where she lectures on faith and public policy.

An ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Bee has been a member of University Presbyterian Church in Austin since 1983. She is married to Robert Moorhead, a long-time staff member of the award-winning PBS television show "Austin City Limits." The Moorheads have three children.


 

Joshua Houston, General Counsel/Director of Government Affairs

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Josh serves as Texas Impact's attorney performing legislative and regulatory affairs, and is also the in-house counsel for Texas Impact's sister organization, the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy.  Strategically involved in all aspects of the Texas Impact Legislative Agenda, his primary policy and legal expertise focus on electric and water utilities; consumer finance; healthcare; food; First Amendment; administrative, election and campaign finance law.  He represents Texas Impact and small commercial customers as a voting member of ERCOT, is a member of the Administrative and Public Law, Environmental and Natural Resources Law, Family Law, Government Law, Public Utility Law, and Legislative and Campaign Law Sections of the Texas State Bar, and is a member of the Administrative Law Section of the Austin Bar Association. 

Josh joined Texas Impact in August 2010.  He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in May of 2010 from the University of Texas School of Law. In 2007, he received a Master of Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate work in 2004 at Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Philosophy. Josh currently attends the First United Methodist Church in Austin and is married and has two cats and a dog. 

Before coming to Texas Impact, Josh spent the 81st Legislative Session as a Law Clerk and Legislative Assistant in the Texas House of Representatives. During the 79th Legislative Session, Josh was a Public Policy Consultant for the Texas Baptist Christian Life Commission (CLC), the public policy and ethics arm of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. While at CLC, he specialized in criminal justice, gambling, campaign finance, education and First Amendment issues.  During law school, he interned at the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in the 147th District Court, was on the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial team, and worked as a student attorney in UT Law's Actual Innocence and Legislative Lawyering Clinics.

Scott Atnip, Congregational Outreach Director

Scott Atnip rejoined the staff of Texas Impact in 2013 as the Congregational Outreach Director, working to connect the education and advocacy efforts of Texas Impact, the Texas Interfaith Center for Policy Policy and the Community Partners Program with people of faith throughout Texas. Scott is in his second tenure with Texas Impact, having served as an intern in 2002-2003 while completing his MPAff at the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs. Scott completed his undergraduate work at Sam Houston State University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Management.

Scott has also served as Executive Director of Huntsville’s Promise, a non-profit working on youth development and housing issues and Fund Development Manager for the National Office of United Methodist Action Reach-Out Mission by Youth (U.M. ARMY), a youth home repair mission organization affiliated with the United Methodist Church.

Scott is also active in various leadership positions in the United Methodist Church, being elected as an alternate delegate to General Conference 2012 and delegate to Jurisdictional Conference, serving as the Corporate Secretary for the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries and on GBGM’s Mission Programs and Finance Committees, the Texas Annual Conference West District Lay Leader, Texas Conference Board of Laity and has served on the Boards of the Heartspring Methodist Foundation and Junior High United Methodist Mission Project. Scott is also active in his local church, Wesley Memorial UMC having served as youth director with his wife Shannon, worship leader, Outreach Committee Chair and more. Scott is a Certified Lay Servant in the United Methodist Church.

In the community, Scott has served on the boards of CASA of Walker County, Walker County Community Development Corporation, Journey Though Bethlehem, Santa’s Helpers and Impact Huntsville.

Scott is married to his lovely wife Shannon, a nurse. Together, they have a daughter in elementary school and a son born in 2015.

Imaad Khan, Policy Analyst

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Imaad Khan is a policy analyst at the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy. His work at the center focuses on health care, climate, and community engagement.

Imaad graduated from the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs in 2016 with a master's degree in global policy studies. He also holds a BA in religious studies with a minor in Arabic from the University of Texas at Austin. During his time at UT, Imaad was an Arabic Flagship Scholar and lived in Syria and Egypt where he studied Arabic and conducted research on gender separation in houses of worship. After returning to Texas, Imaad worked in Austin as a refugee case manager coordinating resettlement services for refugees from Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, the DRC, Eritrea, Nepal, Bhutan, and Somalia. 

Imaad is also an accomplished performance poet. He has represented Austin at the Brave New Voices poetry competition in NYC, won Texas Revue, and has been an invited speaker and performer at various festivals, charity fundraising dinners, and university events across the country.

Katrina Martich, Environmental Associate

Katrina Martich is the Environmental Associate for the Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy and serves as an environmental policy resource for Texas Impact.  She brings to the organizations over 28 years of experience as an environmental engineer serving Federal, state, and municipal governments.  Katrina coordinates Texas Interfaith Power & Light and provides support and resources for its network of local organizations across Texas. 

Katrina’s prior experience includes time as an environmental manager for the City of Arlington, environmental project manager for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and senior project manager for a national environmental firm.  She also was a small business owner, having started and operated an environmental consulting company for municipal governments.  Katrina served as a member of and chaired the City of El Paso Open Space Advisory Board and the North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Stormwater Management Coordinating Council.         

Katrina graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in Agricultural Engineering, now called Biosystems Engineering, and in 2012 received their Outstanding Alumna Award.   She holds a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington, where her graduate work focused on water resources.  Katrina is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control.

Currently Katrina is in education and formation to become a Lutheran deaconess.  In addition to theological studies and service requirements, the program forms diaconal identity through commitment to a diaconal community and spiritual development.  Prior to her recent move, Katrina was an active member of the Interfaith Alliance of El Paso and Southern New Mexico.  She now lives in Fort Worth, with her husband and their three rescued cats, and where she volunteers at an equitherapy facility.