Board of Directors - Bios
Board Chairman | Army Veteran
Production Engineer; Oxy, Inc
Jeremy is a successful leader with a diverse background in military operations, project management, construction and oil & gas. He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY and his MBA from the Jones School of Business, Rice University in Houston, TX.
Throughout his diverse career, he has worked with wild land firefighting, fixed site security, operations in time constrained environments, training/mentoring, technology application and transformation, commercial construction, data management/analysis, and oil & gas production. He has extensive knowledge in team building, strategic/operational planning and execution, and problem solving & decision making. He has proven success in safely delivering results in time-constrained, high-stress environments.
Partner; PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
Amy is a Partner in the assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. She has over twenty years of experience providing assurance services to both domestic and international companies in the energy, utilities, and industrial products sectors. Amy also serves as a mentor and coach for staff and has taken on various leadership roles including PwC diversity initiatives and recruiting.
Amy is Certified Public Accountant licensed in the state of Texas and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Baylor University and her Master of Accountancy degree from Baylor University. Amy also serves on the Accounting Advisory Board for Baylor University’s Accounting and Business Law department.
Board Director | Army Veteran
Executive Director, JP Morgan
Miles is an Executive Director in J.P. Morgan’s Investment Banking practice based in Houston. He specializes in the energy sector where he advises many of the industry’s leading corporations and partnerships. Miles has spent the past decade advising public companies on their most important strategic initiatives, including mergers & acquisitions, raising new debt and equity capital, and other corporate finance topics. He has substantial experience working with and advising c-suite executive and boards of directors.
Miles earned a B.A. from American University’s School of International Service, a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and an M.B.A. from Georgetown University. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army; he enlisted after high school and completed tours of duty in the former Yugoslavia and Iraq.
Attorney; Cage, Hill & Neihaus LLP
Theresa, who is an attorney, proud Texan, and native Houstonian, practices law with the law firm of Cage, Hill & Niehaus LLP. She is a graduate of the South Texas College of Law Houston and concentrates in her legal practice in representing businesses in their financial reorganizations and trustees in all aspects of bankruptcy estate administration.
Theresa also holds a certification in executive non-profit management from Rice University. During her legal career Theresa has actively volunteered for the Houston Bar Association in numerous charitable projects and events and in its Veterans Initiative providing pro bono legal counseling for local military veterans.
Wyona Freysteinson, Ph.D.
Professor; Texas Woman’s University
Dr. Freysteinson is a Professor and full graduate faculty scholar at Nelda C. Stark College of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University in Houston, Texas. Prior to accepting a full time position at Texas Woman’s University, Dr. Freysteinson had extensive experience across the continuum of care. She was a director of nursing for the largest non-profit home health in Southwestern United States.
In addition, she opened and directed a home and inpatient hospice program in this organization. Dr. Freysteinson has extensive experience in skilled nursing and hospital nursing including emergency, neurosurgery, and medicine.
Dr. Freysteinson’s primary research focus is body image. Her studies of the experience of viewing self in the mirror for individuals who have suffered a recent visible body disfigurement due to surgery and/or trauma has resulted in sensitive meaningful nurse-patient communications. Her work with homeless women veterans has led to a greater understanding of the embodied experience of military sexual trauma as experienced in the mirror, in society, and in intimate relationships. She has published numerous articles and has presented her work locally, nationally and internationally.
In service to the community, Dr. Freysteinson is the Founder and Director of the Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton’s Parish Nursing Ministry. She is also the Vice President and a founder of the non-profit organization National Women with Disabilities Empowerment Forum. Some of the workshops provided by this organization include: Self-esteem, Motherhood, Advocacy and Empowerment, Art and Creative Expression, Healthy Relationships, Body image, Women’s Health, Employment, and Financial Independence.