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Jana Whitby

As the Executive Director at WIH, Jana works closely with the Board of Directors to ensure the ongoing success of this iconic Houston institution. In her four years in this role, she has been a promoter of organizational health and growth and made various operational improvements to enhance the learning environment for students. Her favorite aspects of the job include finding new and dynamic professors, pulling together a comprehensive array of class offerings, and daily interacting with students. Jana has a background in event planning and has a BA in English from Baylor University. Both she and her husband are native Houstonians and live in their “empty nest” Galleria-area home. Jana is the mother of a 28-year-old married daughter and a 21-year-old senior in college—and yes, they are seven years apart with the same husband of 33 years.