Board of Directors
Anna M. Babin
Anna Babin was named President and CEO of United Way of Greater Houston in August 2005. Her appointment marked her return to the organization where she had previously served as Chief Financial Officer.
A CPA by training, Babin blends sound business acumen with a passion for social service. Working closely with corporate and community advisors, Babin spearheaded the creation of Vision 2012, outlining United Way's strategic direction for the future. This bold plan integrates United Way's commitment to the social services safety net with an innovative systems change initiative targeting family financial stability.
Under Babin's leadership, United Way has demonstrated a unique ability to coordinate the community's response to disaster. Her arrival at United Way in 2005 coincided with the influx of evacuees escaping the impact of Hurricane Katrina. Responding immediately to the unprecedented need, Babin convened area nonprofits to devise a strategy to address the burgeoning crisis. Just three years later, Babin again displayed her skill in generating a collaborative response to a community-wide disaster in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike.
Long a supporter of the United Way, Babin is passionate about the organization's mission to increase the organized capacity of people to care for themselves and each other, and to mobilize the community to make a lasting impression in critical social service need areas. Once a beneficiary of United Way services herself, Babin is dedicated to the well being of all she serves.
In her previous role as CEO of Catholic Charities, Babin led one of the state's largest Catholic social service organizations. Prior professional experience includes Price Waterhouse and Service Corporation International. A native Texan, Babin holds a degree in business administration from Lamar University. She is married, has two sons and two granddaughters.