Our Mission

CCPPI is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing policies that promote human, civic, social and economic justice and to taking the necessary action to affect progress in all areas of civic improvement throughout the culturally diverse communities in the Southern United States.

Our Focus Areas

Economic Development
Civil Rights
Human Rights
Labor Rights
Criminal Justice
Tax Policy
Immigrant Issues

The Center for Civic and Public Policy Improvement (CCPPI) was formed exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and Texas Tax Code Section 11.18(c).  In all of its programs, CCPPI seeks to…


Inform citizens about civic rights and responsibilities and inspire them to get engaged in their local communities.


Connect people from different communities and disciplines to create new approaches to solving our biggest challenges.


Empower individuals who are leading change around the world, and help develop new ways to enable all citizens to take action.


Translate new ideas into concrete actions that will have a measurable impact, enlisting partners across all sectors to scale what works.

Our Leadership & Board

CCPPI was founded in 2012 by Texas Representative Garnet Coleman and is governed by a volunteer board of directors, chaired by Omar Reid.

Our Board

  • Omar C. Reid
  • Randall K. Ellis
  • Anthony Haley
  • Joseph C. Madden
  • Revlynn C. Lawson
  • Rebecca Acuna

Our Team

  • Algenita Scott Davis
  • Robert Bradford
  • Joy Fitzgerald
  • Sean Haley
  • Angie Gomez
  • Linda Larry Mitchell
  • Annette Bracey (Volunteer)

Omar C. Reid

Board Chairman

Omar Reid is the Senior Vice President of the Human Resources Department at Harris Health System, also known as Harris County Hospital District. He has an extensive background that includes 6 years as the HR Director at the City of Houston and 25 plus years with United Parcel Service (UPS) in various capacities.

Mr. Reid is an adjunct professor at Texas Southern University and a Fellow at the University of Houston-Downtown. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from University of Houston – Downtown and his MBA from Texas Southern University.

Randall K. Ellis

Vice Chairman

Randall K. Ellis currently works in the Government and Public Affairs Department of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO). Before METRO, Randall worked for Legacy Community Health Services in Houston, Texas where he oversaw the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts at the local, state and federal level, as well as serving as the spokesperson for the organization with the media.

A native Houstonian, Randall attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Romance Languages. He has a post-graduate degree in Foreign Trade from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Texas School of Public.

Anthony Haley

Board Member

Anthony Haley is an attorney who provides strategic advice and public policy research to businesses, state and local governments. Haley possesses seventeen years of experience working in leading roles in and around the Texas Legislature.

Anthony graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1993 and was admitted to the Texas Bar. He earned his B.A. from Brown University in 1985 with a major in Spanish and a minor in Linguistics. Haley graduated from Strake-Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston.

Joseph C. Madden

Board Member

Joseph Madden is the director of Public Policy for Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis.  In this capacity, Joe oversees a team of analysts to help research and inform policy decisions made on the precinct and county level. Joe has built a career centered on public service and advocacy, especially in the areas of healthcare, insurance, civil justice and consumer affairs. Joe has also worked in leadership roles inside the state Capitol and helped craft public policy on the local, state and federal level.

Joe graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Government.

Revlynn C. Lawson

Board Member

Rebecca Acuna

Board Member