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OFFICERS
Clay McCollor, Board Chair – Stibbs & Co PC
Sandy Petermann-Williams, Vice-Chair – RE/MAX, The Woodlands & Spring
Lorena Faccini, Treasurer – Chevron Phillips Chemical
Dr. Julie Barrett, Secretary – Texas Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

Thank you, James E. Pung, for your six years of service on our board: Nov 2015-Nov 2021

James E. Pung is the President / CEO of EnerCorp Engineered Solutions and is based in their USA headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas area. Prior to the merge of Energes, LLC and Dynacorp Energy Services which formed EnerCorp, Mr. Pung served as a the President / CEO of Energes, LLC since 2014. Mr. Pung also serves on the Board of Directors for a Woodlands, Texas-based environmental services organization, Sentry Energy Solutions. Previous to these roles, Mr. Pung served in various senior management positions for over 10 years for TETRA Technologies based in The Woodlands, Texas and Fort Worth, Texas. Over the past 19+ years, Mr. Pung has served in various management and technical support roles working in the energy, public utilities, and grocery retail sectors.

After moving to the North Houston area in 2010, Mr. Pung and his wife became actively involved in CASA of Montgomery County by becoming child Advocates, and Mr. Pung eventually began supporting the organization in other areas such as development committee leadership, advisory council, supporting the planning and execution of the CASA Superhero Run each year, and other various leadership roles, eventually joining the CASA Board in 2015. Mr. Pung has also served the community in various roles including Attendance Boundary Committee Member for Conroe ISD and staff advisor within their local church, The Ridge Community Church in The Woodlands. Mr. Pung and his wife Angela reside in Conroe and enjoy traveling, photography, cooking anything on their Big Green Egg, mountain hiking, local theater, and spending time with their three kids.

Clay McCollor – BOARD CHAIR – Executive Committee

Clay McCollor joined the CASA Board of Directors in November, 2015. Mr. McCollor is a Partner at Stibbs & Co., P.C., practicing business law, covering a wide variety of general corporate, transactional matters and securities and investment banking. Clay is dedicated to helping his clients, but he also appreciates his down time, whether that is enjoying a bottle of wine, traveling overseas, playing golf, or relaxing on the beach. He was honored to serve four years active duty in the U.S. Army Field Artillery achieving the rank of Captain. During his time in the service, he deployed to numerous locations throughout the world. He was no stranger to traveling or the Armed Forces as he was raised in a military family and was fortunate to grow up in beautiful locations, like Florida and Hawaii. He was the fourth generation in his family to serve on active duty. He is a devoted family man and loves spending time with his wife and five children. They enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, fishing, and swimming.

Sandy Petermann-Williams – Vice-Chair – Development Committee

Sandy Petermann-Williams joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2016, and has actively volunteered on behalf of CASA since 2015. She is an independent RE/MAX agent and residential real estate expert who serves The Woodlands and surrounding areas.

Sandy moved to The Woodlands over a decade ago after working for many years as an oil and gas accountant in her home state of Louisiana. She feels strongly about her commitment to the community through local non-profit organizations. In addition to her work with CASA, she has been a fundraiser for the South Montgomery County YMCA and is a project organizer for the Junior League of The Woodlands.

Sandy earned a degree in accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University. Along with her husband, Steve, she enjoys taking part in the many festivals, concerts and other community events that help make this area so special.

Lorena N. Faccini – TREASURER; Finance & Compliance Committee

Lorena N. Faccini joined the CASA Board of Directors in February, 2019. Ms. Faccini is currently the Policy and Controls Specialist for Chevron Phillips Chemical. She brings over 20 years of experience in finance, audit and accounting.

Ms. Faccini started her career in Argentina where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and received her license as Certified Public Accountant. She was business consultant and external auditor at Grant Thornton LLP serving the private and public sectors. Her professional path continued in the oilfield services industry working for Schlumberger as Treasurer for Latin America. After earning her Master in Business Administration, she moved to the United States to continue her career serving in various senior financial and management positions in Schlumberger.

Ms. Faccini is passionate about education and training. At the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she was Professor of Finance and Accounting for undergraduate students. In the corporate world, she played a key role in the training and development of employees across countries and cultures, first as Finance Trainer and later as Training Manager for the Schlumberger Finance Hub in Houston.

After moving to The Woodlands with her family, Ms. Faccini was appointed Controller at Lone Star College. In this role, she brought leadership and vision to the Financial Reporting and Operations departments, from accounting and payroll administration to risk management and other business services.

Ms. Faccini became part of CASA with the desire to contribute to giving opportunities and life choices to children that suffer abuse and neglect. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading and painting.

Julie Barrett – SECRETARY; Governance, Planning & Policy Committee

Julie Barrett joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2018 and brings over 20 years of experience in pediatric healthcare, education and local community involvement and knowledge. Dr. Barrett is the Director of Outpatient and Clinical Support Services for Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands. Dr. Barrett has been with Texas Children’s since 2003 in various capacities, the most recent being manager of Texas Children’s Health Center The Woodlands. She joined Texas Children’s as a senior audiologist when it opened the health center 12 years ago and has shown great leadership in the development and success of the location. Dr. Barrett’s leadership skills also have shined in the work she has done to grow Texas Children’s newborn hearing screening programs at partner community hospitals.

Dr. Barrett has a Doctor of Audiology from Salus University, a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from the University of Texas at Tyler, a Master of Science from Washington University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas and a Healthcare Management Certificate from Rice University. She and her husband, Mark, currently reside in The Woodlands with their three daughters, Kenlie, Malorie, and Evie. In her free time, Dr. Barrett loves spending time with her family enjoying each of their passions – Kenlie plays golf for Sam Houston State University; Malorie is a hunter/jumper and spends lots of time at the barn with her horse, Moon River; and Evie is a competition dancer and a joy to watch on stage.

Katie Beatty – Finance & Compliance Committee

Katie Beatty joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2019. Ms. Beatty is a Senior Manager at Grant Thornton, LLP and has over 10 years of public accounting experience auditing both publicly traded and privately held companies. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and holds a Masters in Accounting from Texas State University in San Marcos. Ms. Beatty grew up in The Woodlands. After finishing college, she returned to the area and currently resides in The Woodlands with her husband and their two dogs.

Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman joined the CASA Board of Directors in September, 2021.

Justin Lime – Governance, Planning & Policy Committee

Justin Lime joined the CASA Board of Directors in January, 2019. Mr. Lime is the owner of Affordable Concrete of North Houston.

Paul Mahoney – Development CommitteePaul Mahoney

Paul Mahoney joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2019. Mr. Mahoney is currently the President of the Production and Automation Technologies for ChampionX. Mahoney shares personal motivation to bring past experiences and education to strengthen CASA’s overall purpose and mission to assist those afflicted by abuse and neglect. Serving on several boards in the past for teen sports and Junior Achievement education, he shares in the views of others that passionately devote time and energy to improve quality of life and outcomes for those less fortunate. Since initial involvement, Mr. Mahoney has supported business concepts to provide underlying movement and sustaining productivity on socioeconomic related issues.

Mr. Mahoney’s career spans 34 years and includes business development/engineering, management, and executive leadership for technical solutions with industrial-based industries that are directly involved in energy production or downstream processing of energy-related materials. His areas of focus have been centered around delivering productivity through technology in mechanical or electrical forms for manufacturing and energy production business all around the world. He has spent over 20 years traveling the globe, creating and leading organizations in Europe, Middle Eastern, Latin and Pan Asia Pacific countries. His achievements and awards/acknowledgements have been recognized with several levels of business development excellence awards coupled with technical patents and innovation awards in solving productivity challenges.

Mr. Mahoney earned a Bachelors of Science in Physics and Electrical Engineering from Buffalo University in Buffalo, New York and holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Seattle University in Seattle, Washington.

Catherine Miller – Development Committee

Catherine Miller joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2021.

Jud Miller – Legislative Committee

Jud Miller joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2016. Mr. Miller is currently a Vice President with a large regional bank holding company in Houston, Texas and has spent over 15 years dedicated to using his knowledge of finance and banking to help companies and their leadership develop strategies around growth and success.

Mr. Miller has always been passionate about causes that help children rise above their situation.  Miller explains, “As a past officer of the Boys and Girls Club of Lee County (Alabama) as well as an officer of the Lee County Kiwanis Club, I feel strongly in helping children whom have been dealt an undeserving hand and feel it is our responsibility in trying to give them a chance for success in life.”

Given past rolls with non-profits and community organizations, Mr. Miller has seen many different ways of raising awareness for different causes, with most involving children.  His role within banking is to be the face of his organization in front of large, corporate, decision makers. In doing so, Mr. Miller will be an advocate for CASA with those that can make a difference as it pertains to moving CASA forward in its mission of continuing to serve every child in need.

Mr. Miller and his wife Patricia currently reside in The Woodlands with their son, William.  In his free time, he enjoys most outdoor recreation such as golf, fishing, and biking.  Having grown up on multiple continents, Mr. Miller and his family also enjoys traveling.

Tamika Taylor

Dr. Tamika Taylor joined the CASA Board of Directors in November of 2021. Dr. Taylor earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and earned two Master’s degrees from Prairie View A&M University in Educational Administration and School Counseling, and her Doctorate in Executive Leadership in December 2015 from the University of Houston. She has spent 16 years in the Conroe Independent School District and over 22 years in public education.  Dr. Taylor joined Conroe ISD in August of 2005 as a teacher at Runyan Elementary. During her tenure in Conroe ISD, she has served in the role of Counselor, Assistant Principal, Principal, Director of Assessment and Accountability, and Executive Director of School Improvement and Transformational Leadership.

Carol Watford – Legislative Committee

Carol Watford joined the CASA Board of Directors in January, 2019. Ms. Watford leads the Legislative Committee and also served as Sponsorship Chair for the 2019 CASA Speaks for Kids Gala: A Million Dreams.