James E. Pung, Board Chair – EnerCorp Sand Solutions
Clay McCollor, Board Vice-Chair – Knighton & Stone, PLLC
Lorena Faccini, Treasurer – Lone Star College
Dr. Julie Barrett, Secretary – Texas Children’s Hospital
Katie Beatty – Grant Thornton, LLP
Lee Boothby – Newfield Exploration Company
Scott Creasman – EMCOR Industrial Services
Sean Douglas – Huntsman Corporation
Robert Evans – ExxonMobil, Retired
Lorena N. Faccini – Lone Star College
Justin Lime – Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Kristi Lindahl – Dahl House Interiors
Paul Mahoney – Apergy
Jud Miller – Woodforest National Bank
Dr. Curtis Null – Conroe ISD
Carol Watford – Grace International Children’s Foundation, Retired
Sandy Petermann-Williams – RE/MAX, The Woodlands & Spring
James E. Pung is President of EnerCorp Sand Solutions and is based in their USA headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas area. Mr. Pung was appointed to this position in December 2017 after the merge of Energes, LLC and Dynacorp Energy Services. Prior to this merge, Mr. Pung served as a the President / CEO of Energes, LLC since 2014. Previous to these roles, Mr. Pung served in various senior management positions for over 10 years for TETRA Technologies. Over the past 15+ years, Mr. Pung has served in various management 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. James and his wife Angela reside in Conroe and enjoy traveling, classic car shows, outdoor hiking, local theater, and spending time with their three kids. James and his family are active members of Stonebridge Church where James teaches Sunday School and supports the church in other various activities.
Clay McCollor joined the CASA Board of Directors in November, 2015. Mr. McCollor is an Associate Attorney at Knighton & Stone, PLLC, 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.
Lorena Faccini joined the CASA Board of Directors in February, 2019. Ms. Faccini serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor-Financial Reporting and Operations for Lone Star College.
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 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.
Lee Boothby joined the CASA Board of Directors in April, 2018. Mr. Boothby was named Chairman of Newfield Exploration Company in May 2010. He was previously named President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Boothby served as Senior Vice President – Acquisitions and Business Development. From 2002 – 2007, he held the role of Vice President – Mid-Continent. Boothby was responsible for leading Newfield’s early development of the Woodford Shale Play in southeastern Oklahoma and other resource plays that have driven this region’s significant growth. From 1999 – 2001, Boothby was Managing Director – Newfield Exploration Australia Ltd. (divested in 2003) and managed the Company’s operations in the Timor Sea, from Perth, Australia. Prior to joining Newfield in 1999, Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company. Boothby serves on the Board of Directors of the American Petroleum Institute. He is a member of the Board and past Chairman of the American Exploration & Production Council and a member of the National Petroleum Council where he serves on the Finance Committee. He is a past board member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, America’s Natural Gas Alliance, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board. In 2015, Boothby received the prestigious Chief Roughneck Award, honoring an individual whose lifetime achievements represent the highest ideals of the industry. He also is a member of the Louisiana State University Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering Advisory Committee and Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He holds a degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University and an M.B.A. from Rice University.
In his role as Chief Financial Officer, Scott assists EMCOR Industrial Services to build upon its foundation, helping to ensure that Ohmstede, Repcon, AltairStrickland, Diamond Refractory, Tiger Tower Services, and Turnaround Welding Services follows in its heritage of providing clients reliable and high-quality services they require in today’s challenging environment. Scott’s responsibilities cover the full range of financial operations, including financial reporting, management information systems (MIS), treasury functions, billing, accounts payable and receivable, payroll administration, credit and collections, and other related business services.
With over his twenty-five years of business management and finance experience, Scott brings considerable knowledge and expertise to the EMCOR Industrial Services organization regarding a range of business and financial disciplines. Examples include venture capital financing, S-1 preparation, banking relationships, and M&A transactions. Throughout his career, Scott has held positions of Controller, Chief Accounting Officer, and Vice President–Finance.
Scott received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 1987, and is a registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Sean Douglas is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Huntsman. Mr. Douglas was appointed to this position in January 2017. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Treasurer since July 2016. Mr. Douglas left the Company in July 2012 to perform charitable services and rejoined the Company in July 2015 as Vice President, Corporate Development. He previously served as Huntsman Vice President, Corporate Development from December 2009 until July 2012. Mr. Douglas served as Vice President and Treasurer from 2002 to December 2009, Vice President, Finance from July 2001 to 2002 and Vice President, Administration from January 1997 to July 2001. Prior to joining Huntsman in 1990, Mr. Douglas worked for the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Bob Evans joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2013. After more than 7 years volunteering with Montgomery County United Way, Bob became acutely aware of the social needs of county residents, children in particular. Over 40% of the children in Montgomery County live at or below the federally defined poverty level. This understanding, as well as a love for children, led Bob and his wife to volunteer with CASA in early 2013. It quickly became evident how important CASA volunteers were to the eventual placement of children in a permanent and loving home. Because of his strong belief in CASA’s mission, Bob asked to join the Board to further CASA’s mission and impact.
Bob brings to the Board over 25 years of for-profit management experience. Additionally, he has 7 years of non-profit experience with the Montgomery County United Way, serving on its Board as well as the Finance, Strategic Planning, Community Impact, and Strategic Investment Committees.
Bob was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. After completing a B.A.Sc degree in Geophysics at the University of Toronto in 1972, Bob accepted a position with Mobil Oil in Calgary, Canada. Now retired, he spent 37 years with Mobil and ExxonMobil in various technical and management positions in Canada, USA, Libya and Indonesia, mainly in oil and gas exploration.
Bob and his wife, Pat, moved to The Woodlands in 2005 and are parents to 3 grown children, Ryan, Michael and Stephen. They also have 3 beautiful granddaughters, Reed, Aurora and Ruby. Bob loves to golf and scuba dive, and downhill skis on his annual winter trip to Canada. Bob and Pat travel about 80 days each year, and particularly enjoy travel to countries with different cultures, history, foods, languages and religion.
Justin Lime joined the CASA Board of Directors in January, 2019. Mr. Lime is the Subsurface Manager, International New Ventures for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.
Kristi Lindahl joined the CASA Board of Directors in November, 2018. Ms. Lindahl is the Owner/Designer of Dahl House Interiors.
Paul Mahoney – Development Committee
Paul Mahoney joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2019. Mr. Mahoney is currently the President of the Production and Automation Segment for the Apergy Corporation. r. 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.
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.
Dr. Curtis Null joined the CASA Board of Directors in July, 2018. Dr. Curtis Null became Superintendent of Schools in June of 2018. He has 18 years in education, serving 16 of those years in Conroe ISD.
Dr. Null earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in 1998. Upon completion of his undergraduate degree, he attended the University of Florida and earned a master’s degree in 2000 with an emphasis in Sports Medicine while working directly with the Florida Gator football team. Dr. Null also had the opportunity to serve as an instructor in the College of Health and Human Performance while at the University of Florida. In 2000, Dr. Null began his career in Conroe ISD at The Woodlands High School where he served as a teacher and athletic trainer for three years. At this time, he continued his education at Sam Houston State University earning his principal certification. In 2003, Dr. Null was named assistant principal at Knox Junior High. He served in that capacity for one year before assuming the same position at Magnolia Junior High in Magnolia ISD for two years. In June of 2006, Dr. Null returned to Conroe ISD when he was named principal of Peet Junior High. He was appointed interim principal at Conroe High in February of 2010 and was named principal in April of 2010. Dr. Null completed his superintendent certification at Sam Houston State University in 2010, and, in 2012, earned his doctorate degree in professional leadership from the University of Houston. Dr. Null was named Conroe ISD Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education in December 2013. In January of 2016, he became the Deputy Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Null was invited to participate in the Texas Principals’ Visioning Institute in 2010 where he worked with 40 other principals from across the state to develop model practices for Texas schools. Dr. Null was named Humanitarian of the Year at Peet Junior High in 2007 and received the same honor at Conroe High in 2011.
Currently, Dr. Null serves on the Executive Board of Directors of The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce and is an Ex-Officio Director on the Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas, the Education for Tomorrow Alliance, the Conroe Economic Development Council, the Montgomery County Public Health District, and CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County. Dr. Null is a graduate of the Leadership Montgomery County Class of 2015 and a member of the Conroe Noon Lions Club.
Dr. Null is married to Tanya, who teaches prekindergarten in CISD. They are members of First United Methodist Church in Conroe. Together they have two children, Travis, a 2018 Conroe ISD graduate, and Kailey, who attends school in Conroe ISD. The Null family is very proud that Sheldon ISD, located in Northeast Harris County, opened Michael R. Null Middle School, named in honor of Dr. Null’s father in 2009.
Carol Watford – Legislative Committee
Carol Watford joined the CASA Board of Directors in January, 2019. Ms. Watford most recently served as Sponsorship Chair for the 2019 CASA Speaks for Kids Gala: A Million Dreams.
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.