Cynthia N. Colbert
President and Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston‐Houston
Cynthia Colbert joined the Houston Branch board in 2022.
Colbert is president and CEO of Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, overseeing assistance to individuals in southeast Texas by providing food, clothing, shelter and support services.
She served for six years as vice president of community resources at United Way Capital Area‐Austin and was previously executive director of Catholic Charities in Austin, Texas, and Wichita, Kansas.
Colbert is a board member of the Texas Executive Women, United Way of Greater Houston and Catholic Charities USA. She also serves as treasurer of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. She is also a senior fellow at the American Leadership Forum.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University in Sacramento and a master’s degree in social welfare, planning and administration from the University of California, Berkeley.