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Honorary Co-Chairs

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Christina A Jones

VP HR Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Relations

Shell USA


Christina has worked for Shell for eighteen years as an HR professional with a variety of experiences.  She has served in HR roles in Texas, California and abroad in Oman and The Netherlands.  Her experience has been in support of multiple Shell businesses, including Supply and Distribution, Lubricants, Manufacturing, Upstream Non Operated Joint Ventures, Downstream Commercial and Renewable Energy Solutions.


She has been fortunate to contribute in a vast array of roles from HR Account Manager, Lean Practitioner, Recruitment Manager, Talent Manager, HR Business Partner and HR VP for Country HR Consultancy before taking on the role as VP HR D&I/Employee Relations for the US.


Christina earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Human Resource Management, both from Texas A&M University.  She’s married for eighteen years with a high school sophomore son on the school soccer team and is working to complete their adoption process of their daughter from Haiti.  In her spare time, Christina enjoys reading, traveling, wine tasting, eating what her classically trained chef husband creates and visiting the orphanage when they can.

Steven Foster

President, South Houston Market, St. Luke's Health


Steven Foster is the South Houston Market President for St. Luke’s Health. In this role, Foster manages three of twelve hospitals with the Texas Division within Common Spirit Health which includes Patients Medical Center in Pasadena, Sugar Land Hospital and Brazosport in Lake Jackson. Common Spirit Health formally known as Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) is the largest not-for-profit faith based system in the US.


Born in Mexico City but raised in Texas, Foster has more than 20 years of progressive hospital administration experience in California, Oklahoma, and Texas as well as internationally in Costa Rica and Mexico. His experience ranges from for-profit hospitals to large, U.S. News and World Report Ranked #1 Academic Medical Centers.


Steven earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a Master’s of Healthcare Administration (MHA) from the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and is board certified as a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He is credited for creating productive relationships with members of the medical staff, employees, and Board members in each organization he works at. He has managed complex hospital operations and physician practices with over 50 physicians. His collaborative management style and focus on accountability at all levels produces positive results in patient safety, employee and physician satisfaction.


Steven received the distinguished 2021 National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE) leadership award for his career achievements. He is founder and Houston chapter President of NALHE (2020-2022). Foster is married to his wife, Florencia, and has three children named Marisol, Sebastian and Lucas.

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