Executive Committee

  • Kristin Kubala

    Kristin Kubala

    President

    Kristin Kubala has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Texas State University. She worked as a licensed des…

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  • Francesca  Sosa-Alkhoury

    Francesca Sosa-Alkhoury

    VP/Administration

  • Diane Smith

    Diane Smith

    VP/Development

  • Angelica Justiniano

    Angelica Justiniano

    Secretary

  • Leena Nacy

    Leena Nacy

    Executive Advisor

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Board of Directors

  • Mary Brightwell

    Mary Brightwell

    Fundraising

  • Laura Sosa

    Laura Sosa

    Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

    Principal + Owner of Laso Design LLC, Laura Naily Sosa is a Brownsville, Texas native who graduated from The Art Institute of…

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  • Elizabeth Longstaff

    Elizabeth Longstaff

    Marketing

  • Francesca  Sosa-Alkhoury

    Francesca Sosa-Alkhoury

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

Committee Chair

  • Gillian Stanley

    Gillian Stanley

    Fundraising

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Kristin Kubala

Kristin Kubala

President

Kristin Kubala has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design from Texas State University. She worked as a licensed designer in Austin, TX before moving to Houston and making the transition into commercial flooring sales. Kristin is an expert on creating, building, and managing relationships within the design community. With ten years of Interior Design and seven years of Resilient Flooring Sales under her belt, she brings a unique blend of creativity and flooring knowledge to customers.

Laura Sosa

Laura Sosa

Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Principal + Owner of Laso Design LLC, Laura Naily Sosa is a Brownsville, Texas native who graduated from The Art Institute of Houston with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with a major in Interior Design. She is also in the process of completing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Construction Management, from Dallas Baptist University. As a Houston based Interior Designer and active member IIDA, TAID, ASID, and NEWH, Laura has over a decade of experience designing spaces on a local, national, and international level. She has had the opportunity to travel and incorporate her design skills on projects primarily in the Middle East. Her passion for Design and Architecture, have driven Laura to challenge herself by taking on multi-million-dollar projects ranging in Healthcare, Commercial, Multi-Family, Senior Living, Residential, and Research Based Design.

Laso Design was established in 2021, as a design firm with a mission to create spaces that welcomes cultural diversity, embraces regional and religious design elements, while allowing the client’s style to be reflected, but also promote their well-being. Outside of design, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her dog.

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