2018-2019 Board Members
Brett Balcerak – Board Member
Brett attended Lee College on a baseball scholarship and received his Associate of Liberal Arts. He then attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana and returned home to serve as the Assistant Baseball Coach for the Lee College Rebels.
He went on to attain a Bachelor of Science/Healthcare Sciences from the University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston/University of Texas-El Paso Cooperative Program in Physical Therapy and later a Masters of Physical Therapy from UT Medical Branch-Galveston.
Brett is the owner of PHYSIO Physical Therapy • Wellness • Sports Medicine in Baytown and Mont Belvieu. He is an active community leader involved with the Baytown Optimist Club, Baytown Special Olympics and a supporter of Keep Baytown Beautiful as well as many other professional organizations. Brett is a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.
Randy Casey – Board Member
Randy attended Lee College and earned a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. He is the third generation of his family to live in the Baytown area and has been a local State Farm agent since 2008.
Randy has served in leadership roles and as a volunteer in many Baytown civic activities, including the Baytown Lions Club, Baytown Crime Stoppers, Fire Control Board, Highlands Chamber of Commerce, Crosby Chamber of Commerce, and Baytown Chamber of Commerce.
He is a former president of Lee College Alliance and a lifetime member.
Renea Dillon – Board Member
Renea received an associate’s degree in secondary education from Lee College. She went on to complete a bachelor’s, and master’s degree, as well as a principal certification at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Renea has enjoyed a 30-year career in education and currently serves as the director of career and technical education for Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District. Renea is a published author and has led career and technical education workshops throughout the U.S. She has made a significant impact on optimizing dual credit opportunities through partnerships with high school students and Lee College. Renea is a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.
Rosemary Hernandez – Board Member
Rosemary is a proud Lee College graduate. She received an Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal and Professional Office Technology. Rosemary has work at Lee College for more than 9 years. She started her career as a custodian and now serves as secretary for the Physical Plant. Rosemary is the proud mother of 2 children and feels blessed to be the grandmother to 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In her spare time, Rosemary likes to volunteer her time to support Lee College students, events and programs. She is a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.
Lakesha Holmes – Board Member
Lakesha is a long-time friend of Lee College. She graduated magna cum laude from Spelman College and went on to receive her Juris Doctorate – magna cum laude – from Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Over her 12 year career, Lakesha has served as an associate attorney for Thompson & Knight, LLP and senior attorney for Total Petrochemical & Refining USA, Inc. In March 2017, Lakesha opened The Law Office of Lakesha D. Holmes, PLLC in Baytown, Texas. She is deeply rooted in the Baytown community and serves as a youth leader at the Perfect Love Fellowship Church in Baytown. She also serves as the membership chair and first vice president for the Baytown Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Lakesha is an annual member of Lee College Alliance.
Frank McClosky – Board Member
Frank graduated from Robert E. Lee High School and Lee College. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Frank is the owner of Frank’s Collision Repair where he employs current Lee College students and provides them with an opportunity to gain hands-on training and much-desired work experience. He also owns a real estate company called Kate Davis Holdings. Frank and his wife, Della, have two children, Max and Emma Kate. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Baytown and a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.
Tracey Pattillo – President
Tracey is a graduate of Barbers Hill High School and attended Lee College on a cheerleading scholarship in 1991. She also attended Houston Community College and Coastal Bend College. After many years in orthopedic medical management, Tracey was self-employed as an Independent Agent representing Aflac. Tracey is now the Community Liaison for PHYSIO Physical Therapy • Wellness • Sports Medicine in Baytown.
Tracey has two beautiful daughters, Taryn and Taelor. She is an active community volunteer and serves on the Board of Directors for Keep Baytown Beautiful as Treasurer and is a member of the Baytown Optimist Club. Tracey is a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.
Helen Reavis – Board Member
Helen is a graduate of Lee College, twice! She graduated with a license in vocational nursing and then returned to pursue her associate’s degree in applied science along with a registered nursing license. She worked as a nurse for 35 years before retiring. Helen has also served on the American Red Cross Disaster Team. Helen has been married for 48 years to Jerry, who is also a Lee College alumnus. Helen and Jerry love traveling, cruises and Galveston Beach trips, and they also have three children and nine grandchildren to keep them busy. Additionally, she is a member of the Red Hat Club, and she serves on The Dream Team at Faith Family Church, where she is also a member. Helen is an annual member of Lee College Alliance.
Helen is a graduate of Lee College, twice! She graduated with a License in Vocational Nursing and then returned to pursue her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science along with a Registered Nursing License and worked as a nurse for 35 years until she retired. Helen has also served on the American Red Cross Disaster Team. Helen has been married for 48 years to Jerry, who is also a Lee College alumnus. Helen and Jerry love traveling, cruises and Galveston Beach trips and they also have 3 children and 9 grandchildren to keep them busy. Additionally, she is a member of the Red Hat Club, and she serves on The Dream Team at Faith Family Church, where she is also a member. Helen is an annual member of Lee College Alliance.
Renee Rhodes – Board Member
Renee is a proud graduate of Robert E. Lee high school and Lee College. She attended Sam Houston State University and pursued a degree in accounting. Renee is a lifetime Baytonian and her very first job was as secretary for the Lee College Athletic Director while attending Lee College. She currently serves as the Office Manager for Randy Casey – State Farm Insurance. She was Treasurer of Circle K as a student at Lee College. She is now is a member of Kiwanis Club of Baytown where she served as Kiwanis President for 2016-2017 term. Renee is a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.
Scott Sheley – Vice President
Scott is a proud graduate of Lee College. While at Lee, Scott was a member of the Rebel swim team. He went on to swim for Midwestern State University where he completed a bachelor of arts. He continued his education at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and completed a Master of Education at Prairie View A&M University. With a desire to serve his community, Scott served on the Baytown City Council for a record-setting 16 years. He is currently involved with the Baytown Optimist Club and serves on the Keep Baytown Beautiful board. He is the proud father of Austin Sheley. Scott is a former president of Lee College Alliance and a lifetime member.
Kimberlee Techeira – Secretary
Kimberlee is a Lee College graduate. She received a B.A. and M.B.A. in administrative management from UH-Downtown and Victoria. Kimberlee has worked in higher education for more than 15 years. She is the Director of Community Education at Lee College and serves as an adjunct faculty member for the Business Technology program. She is an active community volunteer, has served on local advisory committees and currently serves on the Texas Administrators of Continuing Education Organization as Board Treasurer. Kimberlee is a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.
Adrian Touchstone – Board Member
Adrian is a recent summa cum laude graduate of Lee College. He is currently attending the University of Houston-Clear Lake pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and aspires to be a licensed professional counselor. During his time at Lee, Adrian was a Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society member, a student ambassador and an inductee into the Lee College Hall of Fame. He is a current member of Toastmasters International and the Psychology Club at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. He lends his time to organizations including the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Foundation, Special Olympics, and the Missouri Street Church of Christ. Adrian is an annual member of Lee College Alliance.
Veronique Tran – Board Member
Dr. Veronique Tran joined Lee College in June 2017 as the Vice President for Instruction. She began her college journey at North Harris Community College (now Lone Star College – North Harris), received her B.S. in chemical engineering in 1991 from the University of Houston and completed a Ph.D in biomedical engineering in 2002 from the Joint Program in BME from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and the University of Texas at Arlington. She has held key leadership positions in academic and faculty affairs at Lone Star College, the University of Houston (UH) and Rice University. She and her husband, Tim, are the proud parents of two sons, one of whom recently graduated from Lee College. Dr. Tran is an annual member of Lee College Alliance.
Clarissa Martinez – Ex Officio
Clarissa is a friend of Lee College and a recent Baytonian. She completed a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix and went on to New Mexico State University-Las Cruces to complete a Master of Arts in Educational Administration. Clarissa has over 19 years of experience in higher education. Currently, Clarissa oversees alumni relations, serves as a grant manager, and is an adjunct faculty member at Lee College. Her community involvements include serving as current Vice-President of the Pilot Club of Baytown, and service on both the Lifeline and Lee College TRiO boards. Clarissa is a lifetime member of Lee College Alliance.