Speaker Date Topic
Ken Lambert Oct 21, 2021
Avoiding the Funeral Trap
Avoiding the Funeral Trap

Decisions made in the first few minutes after a death occurs, can cost a family thousands, and often tens of thousands, more than they would normally spend. Statements made to authorities and funeral providers can easily set a family on a path that leads to manipulation, price gouging, and mistakes the family may regret for generations.

Funeral Negotiators provide independent advice and planning.  You keep control. You decide from a position of knowledge and strength.  You will be very pleased and confident with our advice, whether you are calling us for the first time when a death has already occurred or you are planning your or a loved one's funeral before death has occurred.



No Morning Meeting Oct 28, 2021
Twila Carter (in person) Nov 04, 2021
The Astros Foundation
The Astros Foundation

Twila Carter enters her eighth season as Senior Vice President of

Community Affairs and Executive Director of the Astros Foundation. She
made the transition to baseball in 2011 with Jim Crane’s purchase of the
Astros franchise and has worked with The Crane Group in various
capacities since 1998. The Astros Foundation has received numerous
awards and recognition during her tenure.  In 2017, the foundation received
the Allan H. Selig Award for Philanthropic Excellence, Major League
Baseball’s highest honor and recognition of the charitable efforts of its
clubs. The award recognized the Community Leaders program, a
cornerstone initiative that supports youth baseball and softball throughout
Greater Houston.
Prior to her current role, Twila served as the project manager for many
Minute Maid Park renovations and the development of numerous projects
for Crane Capital Group, including the building of the Crane Worldwide
She currently serves on the boards of AVDA-Aid to Victims of Domestic
Abuse, Family Time Crisis and Counseling Center, The Texas Council on
Family Violence, USO Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston. She
also serves on corporate advisory councils for Houston Area Women’s
Center and Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation.  She was named
one of the 2017 Top 30 Influential Women of Houston, the 2016 Inspire
Women’s “Business Woman of the Year”, 2014 Kingwood Women of
Achievement for Community Service and received the 2013 State
Community Service Award from the Texas Daughters of the American

No Morning Meeting Nov 25, 2021
Rep. Ann Johnson (In person) Dec 02, 2021
Texas Legislative Update and Q&A
Texas Legislative Update and Q&A

Texas State Representative District 134
Representative Ann Johnson is a former Chief Human Trafficking Prosecutor, current teacher, and small business owner who works as an attorney in our criminal justice system for victims of sexual exploitation and those who cannot afford a lawyer. Ann is honored to have been elected to serve as State Representative for Texas House District 134 in 2020. Texas Tribune said "Democrat Ann Johnson, of Houston, offered thoughtful legislation and proved remarkably effective at working with Republican lawmakers."

No Morning Meeting Dec 23, 2021
No speaker- Members fellowship Dec 30, 2021
Esmaeil Porsa, MD (In person) Jan 20, 2022
Immigration story - from Iran to United States
Immigration story - from Iran to United States

Esmaeil Porsa, MD is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Harris Health System

Dr. Esmaeil Porsa serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Harris Health System in Houston, Texas. Prior to returning back to Houston in 2020, Dr. Porsa served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy and Integration Officer at Parkland Health and Hospital System where he had worked since 2007 in different capacities including the Medical Director of the Dallas County Jail Health program, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Professional and Academic Affairs and Interim Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Porsa completed a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio before earning his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center Medical School in San Antonio. He completed his training in internal medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston where he also served as the Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Porsa completed a Masters of Public Health degree in epidemiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health as well as a fellowship program in primary care at the UTHSC-Houston medical school in 2005. Dr. Porsa obtained his MBA degree in Healthcare Leadership from University of Texas in Dallas in 2017.
Dr. Porsa has a special interest in improving community health through addressing social determinants of health (SDOH) and healthcare delivery in correctional setting. He currently serves as the Vice Chair for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and is a member of the Certified Correctional Health Care Professional Board of Trustees for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).

No Morning Meeting Jan 27, 2022
No Morning Meeting Feb 24, 2022
No Morning Meeting Mar 24, 2022
No Speaker- Community service Mar 31, 2022