Chairman of the Board
Danielle Scheiner is Deputy Director of the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council. Danielle is the immediate past-chair of Montgomery County United Way. She joined New Danville’s board of directors in December 2014 as the vice-chair of Marketing. Danielle has two sons, one of which has been diagnosed with autism.
She and her family reside in Montgomery, Texas.
Reece Goodman joined the New Danville board in 2017 and serves on the Finance Committee. He is the managing partner of TechCXO, LLC in Texas. TechCXO, LLC is a consulting firm providing on-demand executives to entrepreneurial firms that have need of professionals with C-suite experience without engaging them on a full time basis. Reece specializes in Finance and Operations. Reece works closely with New Danville’s accounting and finance department.
Reece and his wife, Leslie, reside in Montgomery. Reece serves on the Finance committee of his church.
Odette is a certified teacher of the deaf having received her Masters degree from Louisiana State University. After teaching for many years, she eventually joined her family business in real estate development and earned the designation of Realtor. Prior to moving their company to Texas, she served in numerous areas on the board of Realtors including president of the Commercial Investment Division , MSL and finance committee. She also served as president of the Apartment Association and several areas in the Home Builders Association.
Upon the move of the company to Texas, she headed up D’Agostino Outdoor, the billboard division of the company, serving as managing director.
The company has always had a philosophy of giving back to the community by selecting a local charity to support along with their support of St. Jude, Covenant House, and Veterans groups. New Danville was the perfect fit.
Odette has served on the ND board of directors for many years. She co chaired the New Danville House Raffle, has served on the Tea On The Lawn committee since its inception, a member of the finance committee and currently serves on the development committee. Her greatest pride is co chairing the opening of Jazzy Junque , an upscale home décor store, with profits directly benefiting the day programs at New Danville. She continues to volunteer regularly and oversees the day to day operations.
Her other interests include being active in her church serving as Eucharistic Minister, serving as a youth director, and a member of the finance and building committees. She has served on the board of Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, been a leader in local scouting programs, youth faith sharing groups and a member of The Lions Clubs.
Kathy Sanders founded New Danville in 2005. She serves as its CEO and Vice-Chair of Operations. Prior to New Danville, she volunteered on boards and committees for numerous Montgomery County charities and service organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Humane Society of Montgomery County, Montgomery County United Way, and The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce. Kathy is an entrepreneur and has been described as a ‘builder;’ she successfully developed a food manufacturing business and founded Lone Star HCS, a state-certified provider of services for disabled individuals.
Kathy is the mother of Jimmy, the inspiration for her to develop a community such as New Danville. Kathy and her husband Steve live in The Woodlands.
Christin Allphin joined the New Danville Board on September 1, 2018. Christin leads the Healthcare Commercial Banking Group and the Business Banking Team for Woodforest National Bank. With more than 14 years in the banking industry, she is responsible for leading a team of relationship managers in working with existing healthcare and business banking clients and building new client relationships.
Christin is an active participant in various charitable and civic organizations, which include being a board member for the Economic Development Partnership of The Woodlands, board member for The Montgomery County American Heart Association, Past Board VP of Finance for the Junior League of The Woodlands, Past Board Treasurer for Executive Women’s Alliance, member of Financial Women in Texas, and an active member of The Woodlands United Methodist Church. She is also a 2015 graduate of Leadership Montgomery County.
She is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Christin and her husband, Matthew, and their daughter, Mackenzie live in The Woodlands.
Travis knows the meaning of hard work. A native Houstonian, he earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas where he balanced his studies and his responsibilities as a part of the Mean Green football team. Ellard went on to earn his MBA at UNT before moving home with a vision of innovating the insurance industry. It was during graduate school that he found his passion for insurance and saw a unique opportunity to take the industry to the next level. He has done this through providing new perspectives and solutions with commercial insurance and risk management to companies of a broad range. Ellard has also built niche units within his team to better serve the industries they specialize in such as, not for profits, manufacturing, and contractors.
In December of 2017, Ellard moved to The Woodlands and is proud to call Montgomery County home. He has quickly become a part an integral part of the community and is thrilled to be able to support the organizations and the people that make it great. He currently holds a board position for YES to YOUTH Montgomery County Youth Services, is a consistent volunteer for The Montgomery County Food Bank, and many others. As a foodie he also enjoys supporting our locally owned restaurants while entertaining friends and family. Following his college football years he remains a sports and fitness fanatic and finds joy in staying active. From cycling through local parks, wake boarding on Lake Conroe or traveling to snowboard in the mountains you will always find Travis remaining active and sharing his time supporting others.
Meagan Jamaluddin moved to The Woodlands 3 years ago when she married her husband, Shan, who is the COO of his family business, Epcon Industrial Systems. She most recently served for 2 years as the Director of Development at Interfaith of The Woodlands overseeing their special events and fundraising.
Prior to her time in The Woodlands, she worked in nonprofit development for over 10 years at several institutions in Dallas including The American Heart Association, The Hockaday School and Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. She is a graduate of Baylor University and attends The Woodlands United Methodist Church.
Meagan enjoys supporting local area organizations as a volunteer and is currently assisting several organizations as an independent fundraising consultant.
She, her husband, and their son live in The Woodlands.
Jim’s vast experience in people management includes operations, safety, training, human resources and labor relations. He has written and directed a number of labor/management appeals and arbitration cases before Special and Public Law Boards as well as the National Mediation Board Arbitrators. Jim has a BA in Organizational Management, an MS degree in Management, and an MA degree in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation.
As an elected public official who understands the importance of bringing parties together in order to get things accomplished, he works with his constituents to resolve issues and find resolution in both the private and public sectors.
Jim serves or has served on a number of board and committees including Sons of the American Revolution, the Montgomery County Fair Association, the Houston Livestock Show, State Officer of the Texas Jaycees, the United States Jaycees Senate, co-founder and past board Chairman/Member of Leadership Training for Christ organization, and as an Elder at Grace Crossing Community Church of Christ.
Brittany Sloan is an Estate Planning Attorney with the Strong Firm P.C. in The Woodlands. She serves as Vice-Chair of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County.
She also serves at Outreach Committee Chair on the Woodlands Arts Council. She is a 2018 graduate of Leadership Montgomery County.
She, her husband, and 2 children live in Willis.
Daniel Tan is currently the Honorary Assistant Secretary of the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS). He is also the Chairman of the Residential and Community-based Care Services Committee.
Daniel has been a Board member of MINDS since 2008. He has previously served in the Audit Committee, Social Enterprise & Employment Development Committee, School Management Committee, Public Relations, Education and Communications Committee, and was the former chairman of the Volunteer & Donor Management Committee. He was also the chairperson for MINDS’ voluntary wing — MINDS MYG, from 2007 to 2010.
He’s also currently representing MINDS as a Board member in the Children’s Charities Association and had previously represented MINDS in the Board of Special Olympics and Singapore Disability Sports Council.
Daniel served on MSF’s Enabling Masterplan 3 Steering Committee and also as President of the Raleigh Society, a youth development organization.