Staff Corner


Sandra Louvier – Director

  • Small Business Workshops & Seminars
  • HCC Newspring Business Plan Competition
  • Mentoring Program
  • Strategic Partner Collaboration – Internal & External
  • HCC Entrepreneurial Classes, Certificates and Degrees for College Credit and Continuing Education
  • Speaker, Moderator, Recruiter, Advisor, Mentor
  • Past-U.S. Real Estate Director, Franchise Company
  • Past-Economic Feasibility Consultant – Hospitality Industry

Ms. Louvier has 17 years experience in economic feasiblity analysis and appraisal in the hospitality industry at PKF Consulting, Marriott International, and as President of her own consulting practice, Louvier & Associates.  She also served for nine years as U.S. Real Estate Director for the Haagen-Dazs Shoppe Company, Inc., franchise company.  Sandra joined HCC in 2009 to launch the Center for Entrepreneurship (c4e) and grow the center’s programs.  She also served in various positions in the HCC Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses from 2011-2013.  From 2013-2015, Ms. Louvier & HCC were selected to serve as an ambassador college for the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE).  In this role, she was in contact with over 50 colleges in 30 states to assist members in accessing NACCE resources to grow their programs.  Ms. Louvier also won NACCE’s National Impact Award and a Coleman Foundation Action Grant that she dedicated to creating and expanding internal and external entrepreneurial partnerships.   Ms. Louvier is a graduate of the West Houston Leadership Institute (2015) and Leadership Houston Class XXXIV (2016).   In 2015 and 2016,  Center for Entrepreneurship activities and presence expanded to both the HCC Spring Branch campus and the HCC Alief Hayes campus.   The Houston District Small Business Administration and SCORE recognized Ms. Louvier and the Center for Entrepreneurship as the 2017 Houston District Home-Based Business Champion.  She shares the award with all internal and external partners and, of course, the home-based entrepreneurs who have sought launch and growth through HCC programs.  In 2018, Ms. Louvier looks forward to serving on the new Houston Exponential Early Stage Investing Committee and to cross collaborative activities with the West Houston Institute opening at HCC Alief Hayes.

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David Regenbaum – Entrepreneur in Residence

  • picture2Center for Entrepreneurship Mentor
  • Silver Fox Advisors
  • V.P. HCC Foundation
  • Faculty & Mentor for 10,000 Small Businesses
  • Entrepreneurial Curriculum Advocate
  • Cross Collaborates with Multiple Disciplines

David Regenbaum was Owner and Operator of Association Management, Inc. (AMI) from 1979-2010. AMI achieved remarkable growth and prestige under his leadership for over 36 years, resulting in AMI becoming the leading community association management firm in Texas, managing over 300 communities consisting of over 100,000 homes and commercial units. Many of his innovative management philosophies and practices have become industry standards.  In 2010, he sold AMI to FirstService Residential Houston, the largest community association management company in America.  Regenbaum then served as President of FirstService Residential Houston for the next four years, before “retiring.”  Much to our benefit, David’s altruistic encore career is dedicated to empowering Houston’s startup and existing small business owners and to instilling entrepreneurial skills in the greater Houston area workforce through Houston Community College and the Silver Fox Advisors.  More on David 

Dr. Mohammad “Mo” Tehrani – Lead Mentor

  • mo-tehrani-head-shot-closer-199x300Full-Time Professor of Accounting, HCC
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Serial Entrepreneur-Businesses in Real Estate, Pharmacy, Security Systems and Accounting
  • Donates Prize Money to the HCC Newspring BPC – His Company, ProVideo Systems
  • Vice Chair, SCORE Houston
  • Neuro-Chemist too! – BS, Biology/Geology, M.Ph. in Human Biology, Ph.D in Neurochemistry.

Dr. Mohammad (“Mo”) Tehrani started his first business in 1995.  He has co-owned and still co-owns and/or invests in multiple businesses in varying sectors:  real estate, pharmacy; security systems; and accounting. Currently he is a consulting partner with a public accounting firm in Houston, Texas.  He is also a full-time professor of accounting at Houston Community College.  Dr. Tehrani, started out in neurochemistry and has a BS in Biology/Geology, an M.Ph in Human Biology, a Ph.D in Neurochemistry.  When he and his brother ventured into business ownership, he also enrolled in the Accounting program at University of Houston and became a CPA in 1999.   Mo has volunteered with various organizations such as the BCM-Credit Union, where he served on the Board of Directors. He joined SCORE in July 2012 and has served as Chapter Treasurer and Education Assistant Director, in addition to his ongoing role providing counseling to small business owners and current role as Vice Chair of SCORE Houston.  He now serves as lead mentor at the HCC Alief Hayes Center for Entrepreneurship providing one-on-mentoring to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs.  More on Mo   

Shanthi Nadesalingam – Program Coordinator 

Shanthi NadesalingamShanthi Nadesalingam  graduated from Texas State University, San Marcos with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  She started her career as Information Systems Analyst with H.E.B. Grocery Company.   In 1997, she transitioned to the Oil and Gas industry as Project Manager/Global Lead Process Analyst and Trainer.  She has over ten years of experience in Project Management, Business Process Improvement, and Change Management.  She has led teams through several complex technical projects and trained employees across the globe in multi-cultural settings.  In 2015 she joined SCORE and is a certified SCORE Mentor.  A year later she started her own business as a Health & Wellness Coach and provides her signature product “Fit for Life – The 5 Steps to Process Healing”.  Shanthi is a certified Yoga/Medical Qigong instructor and also a licensed YB12 Coach providing coaching programs for individuals and teams.  Through her coaching sessions, she develops and empowers high achievers who are happy, challenged and keep teams operating at their most effective, efficient, and optimum level in a stress-free environment, providing them with tools and techniques to help bring balance into their lives, reduce stress, maintain emotional balance, gain clarity, stay focused and committed.  Shanthi joined the Center for Entrepreneurship in July 2017 and serves as Program Coordinator/Mentor and through her skills and expertise is passionate in transforming dreamers into profitable entrepreneurs.

Opeyemi “Emi” Folabi, Reception Assistant

Emi Head ShotEmi Folabi  graduated from HCC in May 2016 with an Associate of Arts degree in Business and she joined the Center for Entrepreneurship in July 2016.   Emi books mentoring appointments, greets visitors and answers the phone (713-718-6650) for our Center for Entrepreneurship. She is based at our main location at HCC Alief Hayes on the 3rd Floor in Suite A321.  Emi also supports us when we host workshops, seminars, boot camps and other entrepreneurial events at our main location at HCC Alief Hayes and at our satellite location at HCC Spring Branch.