Sustainer Board Of Directors

AJ Bez

Sustainer President

AJ Bez is the 2022-2023 President of the Sustainers.  She has been a member of Sustainers for four years and has served as Communications Director and Vice President.  Outside of Sustainers, she is a Realtor with Benevides and Associates with an office in Greatwood and is a multi-million dollar producer.  AJ is also active in the Fort Bend Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association, works out mornings at F45 Greatwood, and likes to walk in the cooler months.  Originally from Pennsylvania, AJ never misses the snow and cold!  In addition to a busy Real Estate business, she also has two side hustles- pet sitting and works as a Consultant for WineShop atHome, an in-home wine tasting company.

Sheryl Slot

Sustainer Vice President

Sheryl joined the Fort Bend Junior Service League in 2017 as a Provisional, where she worked mostly with GiGi’s Playhouse.   She has been a Sustainer for four years, serving on the Board for the first time last year as Director of Communications.

Sheryl and her husband, Marshall, raised and homeschooled their three children in Richmond, and are now proud Grandparents.  Sheryl serves the community in several other areas, including the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Fort Bend County Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association, Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, and Community Bible Study.

Lori Gorewitz

Sustainer Director of Communications

My name is Lori and this will be my 5th year in FBJSL. I have served as Gigi’s Playhouse Placement Lead, two years on the BRC, and one year as the Sustainers Sugar Plum Liaison. I enjoy volunteering at Gigi’s, Reining Strength, and CAFB. I live in Missouri City with my husband, Marc, and we have two grown daughters.

Deborah Blake

Sustainer Co-Membership

Hi! My name is Deborah Blake. I am a proud mother and grandmother. I hold a BBA and have worked as a Supply Chain professional for over 15 years. I am currently providing corporate sourcing work for NRG . I love to travel and dance to good music. I enjoy gardening and growing fruit and veggies in my backyard container gardens. I am enjoying life and looking forward to what the future holds for me.

Barbara Hordern

Sustainer Co-Membership

Barbara Burgower Hordern is a native Houstonian who moved to Missouri City with her husband and two children in 1996. A graduate of Westbury High School, she attended the University of Missouri and graduated from the University of Iowa. After returning to Houston, she taught high school English for a couple of years before focusing on Journalism. In the 1980s, she worked for Newsweek as a stringer, then was brought on staff as an Assistant Editor and Chief of Correspondents for Newsweek on Campus. She was the Houston stringer for Money Magazine for more than a decade and freelanced for publications ranging from Time and U.S. News, to Working Women, Ladies Home Journal, and Parents. Currently retired, she volunteers for the League of Women Voters, National Council of Jewish Women, Lake Olympia Garden Club, and Congregation Beth Israel, as well as FBJSL Sustainers.

Adrienne Barker

Sustainer Sugar Plum Market Liaison

Adrienne has lived in Fort Bend County for 30 years and been very active in the community both professionally and in civic volunteer work.  As a fundraising professional, she has worked for agencies including American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Area Women’s Center, and others through the years.

She serves as the Vice President of the Missouri City Management District Board, is on the Executive Committee of the Sugar Land Cultural Arts Foundation Board, is a member of the Houston Junior League, and Past President of FBJSL Sustainers.  Adrienne and her husband, Brian, have three daughters and one son.  She enjoys reading, walking and being outdoors as much as possible.