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Dr. Harris serves as the VP & CAO at United Way of Greater Houston (UWGH). As one of the largest United Ways in the U.S. by annual revenue, they are a leader and trusted partner in improving lives, tackling critical community social issues, and helping neighbors in need land on their feet, and stay there. As CAO, Angel oversees UWGH’s development and brand strategies to execute the community’s Second Century Vision. Over her career, she has raised over half a billion dollars to fund investments in poverty-reduction programs across the country.


Before joining UWGH, Harris served as the Executive Director of Dress for Success Columbus. By providing a network of support, career development tools, and professional attire, Dress for Success empowers women to achieve economic independence.  Dress for Success Columbus serves more than 2,000 women annually and has empowered more than 18,000 since opening its doors in 2007. Under her leadership, DFSC expanded programming to support more women’s paths to financial stability and doubled organizational revenue.


In an effort to use her voice to drive change, Angel has served as a panelist and speaker for hundreds of events. She is often called upon to speak on issues related to development, increasing opportunities for marginalized communities, women’s empowerment, and faith in a better tomorrow.


Angel was selected as Columbus CEO Magazine’s Small Nonprofit CEO of the year in 2020, At the Table Community Excellence Award Recipient in 2020, and Buckeye Lifestyle’s Woman of Initiative in 2019. In addition, she was an honoree in the 2014 Class of Business First’s Forty Under 40. Her additional honors and awards include proclamations for outstanding community service, several outstanding achievement awards, Executive Elements Woman of the Week, Greater Ebenezer’s Woman of the Year, the 2022 Dreams UnleaSHEd Community Service Award, recognition in Who’s Who in Black Columbus publications in 2005-2017 and was featured as a Who’s Who Game Changer in 2015.


Angel serves and has served in a variety of community-related positions, including being a member of the Greater Houston Partnership’s Executive Women’s Partnership, a trustee for the Livingston Avenue Collaborative for Community Development, a first connection volunteer for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and a volunteer tax preparer for the Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition.  She has invested in young leaders as a mentor in both the Big Brothers Big Sisters school-based mentoring program, and the Franklin University Undergraduate Coaching Program. She recently ended 7 years of leadership as President of the Greater Ebenezer Cathedral of Praise Women’s Auxiliary. A graduate of Project Diversity, a member of Leadership Columbus class of 2007 and was also a founding member of the United Way Women’s Leadership Council and is a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society.  She and her husband, Chris, have a blended family with seven children.

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