The Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle

The Leadership Circle is a volunteer advisory group comprised of our most valued volunteers.  They are very active in our programs, fundraising, and promoting our mission. Each member provides great insight and brings a unique perspective to the foundation.

Sarah Moreno Blancett (Greater Houston Area)

Sarah is the owner of SJ Wedding Design in Houston, TX.  She joined the Leadership Circle in 2015 and currently serves as the president of the volunteer advisory group.  Sarah was the driving force behind creating the Joe E. Moreno Memorial Golf Tournament in 2015.  Using her professional background in event planning, Sarah continues to be the lead volunteer in planning and implementing the annual tournament now named “Joe Moreno Charity Classic”, the foundation’s primary fundraiser.

As the sister of the late State Rep. Joe Moreno and the mother of a son with autism, Sarah is passionate about the mission of the foundation.




James Dinkins (Greater Houston Area/Southeast Texas Area)

James Dinkins joined the foundation’s Leadership Circle in 2015. He has over 15 years of experience advocating for those with Special Needs and their families. He works with Legislators at the state and federal level to ensure our most vulnerable live in a place that is free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. He was very instrumental in defeating Texas Senate Bill 204, which called for the closure of State Supported Living Centers, home to those with Special Needs.

James works in healthcare, where he serves as Senior Leader in Human Resources. He earned a Bachelor of Business Management and Master of Business Administration (MBA).




Cathy and Morris Hallman (East Texas Area)

Information and photo to be added soon.