2019-2020 BOARD MEMBERS
Beth grew up in a small suburb of St. Louis and attended Texas Christian University for undergrad and Southern Methodist University for grad school. She is a former elementary school teacher, reading specialist, current SAHM extraordinaire, and toddler chauffeur. She is involved with Junior League of Dallas and currently serves as their Signature Projects Vice President, as well as volunteers with Community Partners of Dallas, Children’s Medical Center, and Genesis Women’s Shelter. She is married to Adam, and mom to Arabelle (5) and Lyndon (2). In her free time, Beth loves to cook, read, write, scrapbook, do yoga, but since having kids, participates in none of the those activities!
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Dori is originally from Dallas and attended Southern Methodist University. Dori recently left her job in advertising to spend more time with her kids. She serves on the Ursuline Alumnae Board and St. Anne’s Board at Christ the King and currently serving as the Co-Chair for the Bishop's Invitational. She is married to Jesus, and mom to Alexander (5), Mila (2), and Christian (10 months). In her free time, Dori enjoys traveling, horseback riding, cooking, and shuffling kids around town for activities.
Jill is from a small town in Arkansas and attended Southern Methodist University. She is currently taking a break from a career in finance to stay home with her son. She is married to Blake, and mom to Cooper (4). In her free time, Jill enjoys working in the yard and wasting her brain cells watching BRAVO reality tv.
Kelia is originally from Forest City, NC. She attended UNC Charlotte for undergrad and Queens University of Charlotte for grad school. She formerly worked in Higher Education Administration at Queens University, Harvard, and Samford. Kelia is married to Will, and mom to Colton (5) and McClaine (3). In her free time, Kelia enjoys exercising (currently hooked on Orange Theory), traveling to visit family, looking at decor blogs and magazines, and baking.
Brittany is from Wichita Falls, TX and attended Southern Methodist University. Brittany works as a stylist for J.Hilburn Men’s Custom Clothier. She is married to Mike, and mom to Wells (6), Whitley (4), and Wagner (22 months). Brittany used to sing professionally, and in her free time, she still enjoys doing that but mainly likes playing with her kiddos.
CHILDREN'S PARTIES COMMITTEE
Chelsea is originally from Idabel, Oklahoma and attended the University of Oklahoma. She loves working as a Registered Nurse and is involved with the Birthday Party Project, Genesis Women’s Shelter, ChildCare Group, and the Dallas Arboretum. She is married to Parker, and mom to Brooks (5) and Banks (3). In her free time, Chelsea enjoys working out, trying new restaurants, traveling, and anything outdoors with her high energy boys!
Hollie Landis is from Colleyville, TX and attended the University of Alabama. She is currently a stay-at-home mom and is a former Account Manager at KidKraft. She is married to David, and mom to boys Andrew (5) and Connor (2). In her free time, Hollie enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with family.
Ashley Mayya grew up in Baton Rouge, LA and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for undergrad and then Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. She owns her solo law practice, Ashley Mayya Law. Ashley is married to Shay, and mom to Sawyer (4) and Stella (9 months). In her free time, Ashley enjoys working out, cooking, hanging out with friends, wine, and trying new restaurants in Dallas.
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Christina is from Pittsburgh, PA and attended Miami University - Ohio. Christina recently left her position as Director of Marketing at Equinox to stay at home with her twins. She is married to JW, and mom to twins Blair and James (2), with baby boy number 3 on the way! In her free time, Christina enjoys yoga, tennis, cooking, playing with their 3 dogs, and is an avid Pittsburgh sports fan!
Ardy is from Dallas and attended Stephens College, in Columbia, Missouri. Ardy is a former buyer at Stanley Korshak. She is married to Darren, and mom to Charlie (5) and Claire (2). In her free time, Ardy enjoys snow skiing and spending her summers at the lake.
MOM'S NIGHT OUT CO-CHAIR
Lacy is from Dallas, TX and attended the University of Oklahoma for undergraduate and received her Masters in Accounting from Southern Methodist University. She was a CPA with KPMG prior to becoming a stay at home mom. Lacy is married to Clayton and mom to two boys Davy (4) and William (1.5). In her free time, she enjoys skiing, hiking, trying new restaurants and spending time with family and friends.
COUPLE'S EVENTS COMMITTEE
Whitney Harmon is from Shreveport, LA and attended Louisiana Tech - School of Architecture. She loves working as an interior designer and has formerly sat on the Board for her daughter’s school and volunteered for underprivileged families at Providence House. Whitney is married to Jon, and mom to Vivian (5) and Amie (3). In her free time, she enjoys running and working out for her physical and mental well being. She also loves cooking, entertaining, Girls Nights Outs, and spending time with friends.
Lindsay grew up in small town Penfield, Ohio, and attended Bowling Green State University majoring in Communications and Public Relations. She is the owner of Bell Family Company, a child care placement service based in Manhattan, which she founded 10 years ago as a babysitter on the Upper East Side in NYC. She is married to Brad, and mom to Brooks and Bennett. In her free time, (this doesn’t happen much!) she likes to go on walks and talk to her mom and four younger sisters on the phone.
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Samantha Is originally from Dallas and attended Southern Methodist University. Samantha is married to Jay, and mom to Alice (1). They are excited to welcome a little boy to their family this upcoming February. Samantha serves as a Personal Risk Advisor with Swingle Collins & Associates. She works with successful individuals and families on all their personal insurance needs. Samantha enjoys yoga, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family in Colorado as often as possible.
COUPLES' EVENTS COMMITTEE
Ellis is from Lookout Mountain, TN and attended Auburn University. Go Tigers! Ellis is currently involved with the Meadowbrook School as Social Chairman, Junior League, and West Dallas Community School. Ellis is married to husband, Steven, and mom to Brown (5) and Wells (3). In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time together as a family in Colorado and at their ranch in East Texas.
COUPLE'S EVENTS COMMITTEE
Marla worked in marketing communications and events in the beauty/fashion industry for many years. After having twin boys, she put that on hold and currently works part time for her family business in commercial real estate. She is married to Clint, and mom to Sophia (4) and twin boys Luke and Grant (2). In her free time, Marla enjoys chasing around her 3 kids and looks forward to MNOs!
MOM'S NIGHT OUT CO-CHAIR
Kristin is from Memphis, TN and attended the University of Memphis. Prior to becoming a mom, Kristin worked in multifamily property management as a Manager of Revenue Systems for the largest property management company in the nation. She is mom to son Even (4), a Memphis Tiger and Grizzlies basketball fan, and enjoys reading, yoga, cooking, traveling, and live music/concerts.
CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES CHAIR
Christi is from Arlington and received her undergraduate degree in Child Development and Family Studies from North Texas. She moved to Dallas last year after living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 17 years. While in the Bay Area, she directed the preschool at Golden Gate Seminary, completing a Master of Education Leadership degree, and then taught graduate-level ECE classes as an adjunct professor. Now she continues helping preschools with administrative processes and program development in Dallas and the Bay Area. She is married to Aaron and mother to Lauren (3) and enjoys hiking, the theater, and watching USC football!
Camila is originally from Bogota, Colombia and attended Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia for law school and IE Business School in Madrid, Spain for her MBA. She is the former Head of Admissions and Director of Business Development for IE Business School. She is involved with the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance and Young President’s Organization (YPO). Camila is married to husband, Adolfo, and mom to Emma (4). In her free time, Camila enjoys traveling, eating, and spending time with family.
PLAYGROUP KICKOFF CHAIR
Heather is from Coppell, TX and attended Southern Methodist University. She owns and operates four surgical practices with her husband - Surgical Specialists of North Texas. Heather is an active member of Watermark Church and she enjoys volunteering with the Dallas Zoo, the Dallas Children's Advocacy Center, and the Perot Museum through Junior League of Dallas. She is involved with Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and acts as their Hospitality Chair. Heather is married to husband, Tim, and mom to daughters Ashlyn (4) and Annabelle (2). In her free time, she enjoys exploring the Dallas dining scene and her guilty pleasures of watching the Bachelorette, while eating Nothing Bundt Cakes.
Lee Nayeb is the Advertising Chairman for PHECA.
CHILDREN'S PARTIES COMMITTEE
Liz is a Dallas native, attended the University of Texas at Austin and is an avid Longhorn's fan! She is the Vice President of Client Services for a healthcare firm and is lucky enough to work from home so that she can also spend time with her son, Clark (1). Liz enjoys spending time with her husband, Neil, traveling, cooking and watching sports. Liz Nesladek is on the Children's Parties Committee for PHECA.
Mandy grew up in Plano and attended Baylor University. She works in Digital Marketing at Southwest Airlines. She is married to Trent, and mom to two girls, Jillian (3), and Alice (1). In her free time, Mandy likes to travel, read, and spend time with her family.
Jessica grew up in Plano, TX and attended the University of Texas for undergrad and SMU for law school. Jessica is an attorney practicing commercial litigation (part-time currently) and owns her own event planning business - Fresch & Fancy! She is married to husband, Dale and is mom to three kids, Juliana (5), Roman (2), and Sawyer (one week). In her free time, Jessica enjoys planning over-the-top parties, wine, and visiting Napa and Sonoma valleys. Jessisa is the Philanthropy Chairman for PHECA.
She is originally from Jackson, MS, and attended Vanderbilt University. She is currently a freelance cookbook editor and recipe tester, having spent ten years in book publishing at Penguin Random House in New York City. She is married to husband Travis and mom of Charlie (2) and a baby girl due to arrive in early 2020. In her free time, Ashley enjoys cooking, running, and reading. Ashley Meyer is on the Programs Committee for PHECA.
Kristen Saxton is on the Programs Committee for PHECA.