BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Stephanie Milstead – Chair
Stephanie moved to Montgomery County when she was in second grade. She has lived, worked, and raised her family in a community that she dearly loves. A member of the Board of Directors since 2004, Stephanie was in full support of Kathy Sanders’ vision in creating such a wonderful community. Ms. Milstead is also an active member of the TNCA Board of Directors Resources Committee, donating her time and talents to many major fundraising events.
The vision of a community like New Danville is one that Odette feels is greatly needed. As a teacher of the hearing impaired for many years and personal relationships with parents of children with disabilities, She felt that it was important to participate in the growth of New Danville. She has been fortunate to have co-chaired the New Danville House Raffle, the 83.33 event and four annual sales of Jazzy Junque and now helping to open and volunteer at the full time Jazzy Junque storefront. Proceeds from this endeavor benefits the many programs at New Danville.
Melissa Young – Treasurer
joined the board of directors of Texas New Community Alliance dba New Danville in March 2008. Due to her experience as a lobbyist on behalf of private charity bingo operators, Melissa travels throughout the state and to Austin to educate legislators on the benefits of charity bingo operations. Through Melissa’s efforts, she was instrumental in having New Danville accepted as one of the several charity partners with the largest charity bingo operator in Texas, and assisted in obtaining its charity bingo license through the Texas Lottery Commission.
CJ Haynes – Secretary
CJ is vice president/owner of Investment Advisory Services, Inc., a fee- based portfolio management firm that fosters relationships while helping clients achieve financial security, with her husband John. Prior to joining the firm in 1996, she was Regional Vice President for Aetna Life & Casualty, Retirement Plan Services, Inc. and CIGNA Retirement Services.
Ms. Haynes is a member of The Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church where she has served as an Elder and on numerous committees. She is a 2003 Woodlands Hometown Hero, 2010 Citizen of the Year and 2009 Woman of Distinction. She and John have two children and have been residents of The Woodlands since 1992.
Barbara joined TNCA Board of Directors in 2005. She has been a past Vice Chair and Chair. In her occupation as a registered nurse she has focused on Pediatric & Emergency Medicine. She has been Cattle Baron’s Ball Chair, President of the Conroe Symphony League, Outstanding Women with the Republican Party and founding member of FAITH in Montgomery County. As a director with TNCA she has worked on all aspects of fundraising and plans to continue these endeavors.
Martha began volunteering at New Danville the day it opened in October 2007. Every Tuesday she helps in the Miniature Horse Therapy Program. Martha became a board member in 2009. She is currently in charge of the Volunteer Program and also sits on the Meadowbrook Auxiliary Committee as a non-voting member and and assists on the fundraising committee.
Nan has served on the Texas New Community Association’s Board of Directors since its inception in 2005 and served as Secretary of the board for many years. Nan enjoys working on fundraisers and volunteering weekly at the Jazzy Junque storefront benefiting New Danville. Nan’s career as a Special Education Counselor made her very aware of the need for an appropriate setting for special needs individuals once they exit the public schools. She is proud to be a part of the development and support of the New Danville community that is now so ably providing the essential next step for these individuals.
Sharon moved to Texas from West Virginia in 1982 and began working in the area of Special Education. She is a member of the Texas Council of Administrators of Special Education. Her career in special education includes being a teacher, diagnostician, supervisor and director. As a newly elected member of the New Danville board, she will continue working with a very special population of adults.