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Meet your 2012-2013 CGA Board Members

September 12, 2012

Please join us in welcoming our 2012-2013 CGA Board Members. We hope these brief resumes will help you get to know them a little better.

To contact any of our board members, please see our Contacts tab above.

President- Amanda O’Neal-Brummitt  

Amanda is the Chief Operating Officer for Metropolitan Anesthesia Consultants. She is also founder and owner of The Brummitt Group, a boutique healthcare consulting firm. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration and holds a Master of Health Administration. Amanda is married with two daughters. She enjoys running, gardening, snow skiing, playing softball, and is an avid USC football fan. She also volunteers her time for philanthropic efforts and gifted education.

1st Vice President/Programs: Speaker Series Chair- Roya Tompkins

Looking forward to serving another year on the CGA board.  Roya is an active volunteer parent in CISD schools as well as in her community.  She is married with two sons, an 8th grader at Middle School North and a 4th grader at Denton Creek.  She is self employed and works part-time providing consulting and contract services to several different healthcare providers.  She has a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters in Science. In her free time she enjoys reading, photography, and spending time with her family.

1st Vice President/Programs: Student Enrichment Chair- Tawnia Wise

Tawnia is the Director of Development at Volunteers of America Texas. She is a certified fundraising executive with over 10 years of fundraising experience. She received a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Denver and a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Oklahoma. Tawnia lives in Carrollton with her two children, ages 5 and 7. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends. She is an active member in the Junior League of Collin County and is excited to join the CGA Board.

Treasurer – Jeanne Wray

Jeanne is the owner of Jeanne P. Wray, CPA, providing income tax consulting and preparation services.  She holds a Master of Taxation and is a Certified Public Accountant.  Jeanne is married with two children, a son and a daughter.  She enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends.  She also volunteers her time for her local church and for the Coppell High School band.

Secretary/Library- Jeff Jordan

Jeff has worked in Information Technology in Financial Services for the past 25 years, since graduating from college with a BS in Computer Engineering from Oklahoma City University.  For the previous two years, he has served as the CGA representative at CMSN.  He has resided in Coppell for 13 years, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Town Center Elementary PTO, Coppell YMCA, and Dallas Ultimate Association.  Jeff is  married to Lisa; they have a daughter who is enrolled in the 8th grade at CMSN.

Membership- Joan Bush
Joan is the President of JSB Research Associates and conducts educational research and program evaluation for school districts, universities, education service centers, non-profit organizations, and other research centers. As a mom who lives in a guy’s dorm (husband and two gifted sons), she’s developed a passion for understanding the “wiring” and unique emotional and social needs of gifted children and adults. When not working or taxi driving family members, she is active in her church and on The Motley Fool discussion boards.

Past President- Elizabeth Chappell

Elizabeth is the former President of CGA and coordinates our annual creative writing competition. She also currently serves on the TAGT Parent Division Board.  She received the TEA Heroes for Children award in 2011 for her advocacy efforts with gifted/twice exceptional children.  Elizabeth is married with two boys.  She is an attorney and volunteer who is dedicated to providing a voice to those in need.

2nd Vice President and Fundraising Chair/ Mosaic Chair- Aanchal Prakash

Aanchal is a PTO Board Member and active volunteer at her daughters’ school/school district. She opted to be a stay-at-home mom after a successful career in financial project management and consulting services, and earned her MBA in Finance from India. Aanchal moved to the Dallas area in 2005, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She also spends her time doing philanthropic activities, is a budding financial planner ,and likes to travel.

Newsletter-Zarin Pathan 

Zarin left a career in advertising media planning, to stay home with her children. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics, and a Masters in Business Administration. She loves to travel and experience different cultures and ways of life; she grew up in India, and has also lived in Kenya, NY, Chicago, and most recently, Dubai. Zarin enjoys reading, writing, new technology, and volunteering her time at the schools.

Publicity/Historian – Nichole Bentley 

Nichole is the founder and owner of Bentley Business Consulting, a group that assists small business owners address their operational needs and coaches small business owners.  She has a Bachelor of Business Administration and obtained her Masters of Business Administration from SMU.  Nichole is married with 4 sons who attend Pinkerton, CMS West and NTH@C. Nichole is a die hard Husker fan and she enjoys reading, writing, genealogy and fitness.  Her volunteer time is spent at church, CISD and the Education Foundation and gifted education.

Webmaster and Blog – Lian Loop

After serving as CGA Co-President from 2008-2010, Lian continues to stay involved in CGA in other board member roles.  She is an active parent volunteer in Coppell ISD schools and with other non-profit organizations in the area.  Lian is married and has two sons who attend CMS East and Coppell HS.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stanford University.

Legislative- Tracy Fisher

CGA Founder and past president. Parent of two gifted Coppell graduates who attended Town Center Elementary, CMSN, CHS and Victory Place. Newly elected CISD school board member, parent representative serving on TAGT Board of directors and chairman of TAGT Parent Division.

Scholarship Committee Chair- Michelle Bauer

This is Michelle’s fourth year with CGA, and her third year as a board member.  She has been married 22 years to a surgeon and has 4 busy kiddos; one in college, one at CHS, one at North, and one at DCE.  Her MBA kept her busy working in the healthcare field, however she now uses her skills to multitask at home.  She loves yoga, tennis, cooking, travel, and advocating for her kids education.

Coppell ISD Board of Trustees CGA Liaison – Thom Hulme

Thom is a mortgage originator and sales manager for Interlinc Mortgage Services. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a BA in Psychology. Thom is married to Kelly with one daughter, Marin and two sons, Christopher and Stephen. He enjoys gardening, sports, and sings with the Arts District Chorale of Dallas. He also volunteers his time for philanthropic efforts as a board member on the Coppell YMCA Board, Navigating Recovery and Arts District Chorale of Dallas.

Watch this space. We will be profiling our wonderful campus representatives in our next issue.

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