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Our Board

Mark Freeman, Board Chair – ProDirectional
Katie Beatty, Treasurer – Momentum Midstream, LLC
Christina Meineke, Vice-Chair – ENERCORP
Dr. Julie Barrett, Secretary – Texas Children’s Hospital
Mark Freeman – Board Chair – Executive Committee
Mark Freeman

Mark Freeman joined the CASA Board of Directors in September 2021. Mark is an Oil and Gas industry executive with a diverse background that allows him to see challenges from a variety of perspectives thus finding optimal, novel, and creative solutions. Mark has led teams in sales, operations, marketing, engineering, and product development in two different industries. Throughout all of these opportunities, he has established a strong track record of performance. Additionally, Mark has managed businesses ranging in size from $80 million in annual revenue to $360 million in annual revenue and has successfully improved market share and profitability.

Mark’s specialties include general business management, leadership, P&L optimization, business development and sales execution, product management and marketing, market analysis and segmentation, the development of go-to-market strategies, and business analytics.

Christina MeinekeChristina Meineke – Vice-Chair – Governance Committee

Christina Meineke joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 2022. Christina is the Chief Financial Officer for EnerCorp where she is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of all finance and accounting-related activities. Christina has been with EnerCorp since 2017.

Over the past 21 years, Christina has held a variety of managerial finance and accounting roles supporting operations, business development, and technology with a significant international focus. Prior to joining the company, Mrs. Meineke served as Controller for the global energy service division of Tetra Technologies, focused on several product segments including Flowback & Well Testing, Water Management, and Completion Fluids, a position she held since 2012. She previously held various finance positions with Tetra, including USA Controller and Western Hemisphere Controller from 2008 to 2012. Additionally, Christina has served in finance management roles for large fortune 500 companies such as Halliburton and Kinder Morgan. Mrs. Meineke worked for Nabors Industries, Inc. from 1998 – 2005 and held various accounting positions up to International Regional Controller, where she focused on international business and accounting for the drilling division.

Mrs. Meineke received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M University. She currently lives in Spring, TX with her husband and two daughters.

Katie BeattyKatie Beatty – TREASURER; Finance & Compliance Committee

Katie Beatty joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2019 and is the Financial Reporting Manager for Momentum Midstream, LLC. Ms. Beatty 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, their young daughter, and two dogs.

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.

Brian AlbertBrian Albert

Brian Albert joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 2022. Brian Albert is a partner in The Woodlands office of Kean Miller. He joined the firm in 2023 and practices in the business, corporate, and real estate groups. Prior to joining the firm, Brian was a partner in a private practice law firm in The Woodlands and also served as in-house counsel and law clerk to Fortune 500 companies across several industries. Brian is particularly active in the commercial real estate development and energy sectors. On what drew him to CASA, Brian explains, “As a product of the adoption and foster care system, CASA’s mission is personal to me. The more I learned about CASA’s reach and impact in our community, the more I knew I wanted to be a resource for it in whatever way I could.”

Brian brings a unique combination of years of legal experience in both the private and public sectors, as well as prior participation in numerous youth education and outreach initiatives. Aside from work, Brian also volunteers his time and resources in serving on various boards and committees of local organizations, including past and present leadership positions with Leadership Montgomery County, Education for Tomorrow Alliance, The Woodlands Bar Association, and The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce. After graduating from American University in Washington, D.C. with a degree in Business Administration and a specialization in Finance, Brian went on to attend the University of Houston Law Center, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Houston Business & Tax Law Journal. Brian and his wife, Angelina, reside in The Woodlands and are parents to three wild and crazy kids, Miller, Noah, and Adalynne.


Brit Benko joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 2022. Ms. Benko is Senior Vice President, EHS and Manufacturing Excellence at Huntsman Corporation. Prior to joining Huntsman Corporation in August of 2020, Brit served as Vice President Health, Safety Environment, and Regulatory at Southwestern Energy Company. Previously, Brit served in a variety of EHS roles with increasing responsibilities at several companies including Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and BP.

Travis GuinnTravis Guinn

Travis Guinn joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 2023. Travis is the Vice President, Development and Construction, at The Howard Hughes Corporation.

Jason Howze
Jason Howze

Jason Howze joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 2023. Jason is the Senior Vice President, Woodforest National Bank.

Marcella HerreraMarcella Herrera

Marcella Herrera joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 2022. Marcella serves as the Program Manager at Canopy Cancer Survivorship Center at Memorial Hermann, a center dedicated to providing the finest support, education, and integrative services to all impacted by cancer. A graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio, Marcella spent more than ten years of her career serving children in foster care, most recently as a Program Director with Child Protective Services.

“Over a decade of my career was dedicated to serving children in foster care and working collaboratively with CASA,” Marcella shares, “I believe it takes a village to provide the best care, support, and normalcy to foster children in our community which is why part of my leadership philosophy at Child Protective Services was to partner with organizations such as CASA to build a safe, caring, and supportive network for the families we served.”

Marcella has a passion for serving the community, building programs, and creating diverse and inclusive environments. She also serves in a leadership role for the Junior League of the Woodlands, of which she has been a member since 2017. Through volunteer roles, she has led efforts in fundraising, marketing, volunteer coordination, community research, project development, event planning, mentorship, diversity, and inclusion.

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 his 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 the views of others that passionately devote time and energy to improve the quality of life and outcomes for those less fortunate. Since initial involvement, Mr. Mahoney has supported business concepts to provide underlying movement and sustain 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/acknowledgments 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 MillerCatherine Miller – Development Committee

Catherine Miller joined the CASA Board of Directors in 2021. Catherine brings to the board a comprehensive knowledge of non-profit development best practices and leads the Board Development Committee.

Tamika TaylorTamika Taylor

Dr. Tamika Taylor joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 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 at 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.

Zachary Williams
Zachary Williams

Zach Williams joined the CASA Board of Directors in November 2023. Zach is the Vice President of Drill Bits, Oilfield Services, and Equipment for Baker Hughes. An executive in the energy industry, Zach has more than 20 years of experience leading high performing teams. In his current role, he leads 800-plus employees and is responsible for Operations, Sales, Supply Chain, Product Management, Engineering, and Technology. He is a strong leader, driving focus around execution of strategic goals and objectives that deliver industry-leading market share and operating margins.

“I wanted to participate in an organization where I could add value and ultimately give something back to the community in which I live,” Zach said. “I am passionate about children and ensuring they have the opportunity to grow and develop in a safe environment. I have enjoyed participating in CASA events over the years and have family members who have been CASA Advocates.”

Zach has spent more than 20 years in leadership roles where he gained experience in commercial, technical, financial, and service delivery leadership positions. His leadership experience, business and financial acumen, operational execution, and results-oriented approach will add value to the Board and the organization. Zach is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps with extensive leadership experience across multiple industries, including aviation and energy. Zach is a proud parent of three children and enjoys supporting their education and sports activities including football, volleyball, and dance. In his spare time, Zach enjoys golf and spending time in the outdoors with family and friends.