Betty Culbreath was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, where she has accumulated a vast amount of knowledge in public housing spanning a career over 45 years. Ms. Culbreath went to Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas and later attended Huston Tillotson University in Austin, Texas where she studied sociology and education.
Over the course of her career, Ms. Culbreath has held myriad public service positions, such as chairwoman of the Dallas City Plan Commission, Dallas County Health and Human Services director, and chairwoman for the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Board. Additionally, Ms. Culbreath has received various awards, including the South Dallas Business and Professional Women Trailblazer Award, the Linda Keithley Award for Women in Public Management, the FAA Minority Procurement Award, and the 2002 Texas Black Women in Health Matters Award.
Ms. Culbreath served as a member of the Dallas County Hospital District board, which oversees the Parkland Health & Hospital System and currently serves as the vice chair of the Duncanville Plan Commission. Her successful and outstanding career in human services and public housing has established Ms. Culbreath as a strong leader in the Dallas community. As board chair of the DHA Board of Commissioners, Ms. Culbreath will help advance DHA’s efforts through her local government engagement and civic services. Her diverse expertise will serve as a great source of leadership and guidance for the organization.