Board of Directors

A Word from Our Founders

“Gena and I feel very blessed for the friends and supporters who have helped make the Kickstart Kids program the success it is today. Next to our family Kickstart Kids will always be Gena and my mission in life.

We began in 1992 with four middle schools, three in Houston and one in Galveston with 600 students. Currently, Kickstart Kids is in 59 schools throughout Texas with approximately 9,500 students. We have impacted the lives of over 95,000 students in 25 years, with many of them graduating from college.

Kickstart Kids students develop the mental and physical strength to deal with the challenges they will face in the future. Gena and I have witnessed first-hand many of our youngsters grow into adulthood, face challenges head-on and overcome any obstacles that got in their way toward achievement.

To say how proud we are of these incredible young people would be an understatement.”

– Chuck & Gena Norris

Chuck and Gena Norris

Board of Directors

Chuck Norris
Co-Chair, Founder

Gena Norris
Co-Chair, Executive Chair

Lloyd Ford
National Board

John Gibson
National Board

Bill Hickl
National Board

Brenda Love-Jones
National Board

Judge Michael T. McSpadden
National Board

Kevin Mitchell
National Board

Keith Mosing
National Board

Laura True
National Board

Mike Forshey, Special Advisor
National Board

Kevin Mitchell, President
Dallas Community Board

Mike Forshey
Dallas Community Board

John Hensley
Dallas Community Board

Wanda Hensley
Dallas Community Board

Kennith Layton, M.D.
Dallas Community Board

Cheryl Sinacola
Dallas Community Board

Lindy Teague
Dallas Community Board

Mashall Teague
Dallas Community Board

Bill Hickl, President
Houston Community Board

Waylon Clark
Houston Community Board

Alex Forshey
Houston Community Board

JD Huey
Houston Community Board

Brenda Love-Jones
Houston Community Board

Ed Jones
Houston Community Board

Mike King
Houston Community Board

Claudia Kreisle
Houston Community Board

Judge Michael T. McSpadden
Houston Community Board

Keith Mosing
Houston Community Board

Laura Pears
Houston Community Board

Colleen Phalen
Houston Community Board

Jessica King Price
Houston Community Board

Jenny Reed
Houston Community Board

Eric Self
Houston Community Board

Laura True
Houston Community Board

Champ Warren
Houston Community Board

Bernie Warriner
Houston Community Board

Laura Warriner
Houston Community Board