Board Leadership

Christin Allphin
Board Chair

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.

Brittany Sloan

Brittany Sloan

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.

Reece Goodman

Reece Goodman


Reece Goodman joined the New Danville board in 2017 and serves on various committees including the Finance Committee.  He is self-employed working with small to medium-sized entities as a fractional executive, focusing on their operational and financial needs.  Early in his career, he spent 9 years in the audit division of a “Big 8” public accounting firm.  Mr. Goodman is a licensed CPA.

Reece and his wife, Leslie, have two grown children and two grandchildren. Reece serves on various committees of his church.

Odette D'Agostino

Odette D’Agostino

Odette is a certified teacher of the deaf having received her Masters’s 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 the 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

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.


Diana Egley

Diana Egley

Diana Egley joined the Board of Directors in 2020, serving as a parent representative for The Board.

After working over 40 years as a Registered Medical Technologist, Diana now spends much of her time serving adults with disabilities by volunteering at New Danville and Jazzy Junque Resale shop. Diana has also served on the Board of Directors for The Owen Theatre, volunteers at First Baptist Church of The Woodlands, and works with Love Fosters Hope, benefitting foster children in Montgomery County.

Diana and her husband have three adult children, including a son, diagnosed with autism, who lives and works at New Danville.

Brittany Sloan

Travis Ellard

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 by 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, wakeboarding on Lake Conroe, or traveling to snowboard in the mountains you will always find Travis remaining active and sharing his time supporting others.


Haley Garcia

Haley Garcia is a native Houstonian who has been committed to studying the landscape of the real estate market for 20 years. She is an entrepreneur, a broker, and a mentor who is passionate about cultivating lasting relationships with her clients. Garcia’s unstoppable spirit and resilience allow her to navigate even the most challenging transactions.

Garcia’s journey to real estate success was paved with grit and devotion. After earning praise as a capable agent early in her career, she purchased a real estate and relocation consultancy. In 2015, she founded the Haley Garcia Group. The group now has locations in Houston and The Woodlands and has grown to encompass a talented team of like-minded real estate professionals.

While Garcia specializes in luxury listings, her clients come from all walks of life. Her experience as an executive coach uniquely allows her to cater to each of her clients’ exact needs. She credits her achievements with her commitment to learning and education. She regularly meets with business leaders from different industries to exchange ideas and to evolve her approach to the ever-changing real estate market.

Deep-rooted relationships are the foundation of Garcia’s philosophy as a business owner and a real estate agent. Alongside her team, she strives to cultivate harmony and to build trust with each of her clients. She understands that buying or selling a home can be one of the most anxiety-inducing times in a client’s already busy life; she and her company are dedicated to making this process as painless as possible.  

On her rare days off, Garcia finds joy in her community. She is a proud dog mom, a certified yoga instructor, and an active member of several philanthropic groups. She is honored to be a co-founder and board member of Women of The Woodlands, a board member of The Woodlands Arts Council, a board member of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, a committee member of Habitat for Humanity, and a member of the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.

Career Highlights:
• Houston Business Journal Top 25 Teams 2019, 2020
• Houston Business Journal Top 25 Agents 2016, 2017, 2018
• Houston Business Journal Top 5 Luxury Real Estate Teams 2017, 2018
• Co-Founder of Compass Houston and Compass The Woodlands
• Houston Association of Realtors “Top 20 Under 40” Award
• Featured in Top Agent Magazine Multiple Times
• Featured on HGTV’s House Hunters.

Deven Hennessey

Since 2000, Deven has worked in the insurance industry, helping individuals navigate the maze of financial options. Seeing them realize the end result brings Deven tremendous satisfaction. He is focused on education, consultation, and implementation of protection and income planning. This process is a long-term relationship that spans years and, often, generations, as he works through your business or personal financial needs. Deven has had extensive collaboration with regional and national banks. He is experienced with buy/sell, executive bonus, key-person, deferred compensation plans, Section 79, captives, and premium finance.  

Deven joined EMG Insurance Brokerage in 2016 as the  Director of Life Insurance, Premium Finance, and Settlements.  He is focused on recruitment, consultation, and point of sale assistance for agents and advisors in the life insurance, annuity, disability income, and retirement fields. He works with financial advisors, CPAs, estate attorneys, and high net worth individuals, such as; physicians, dentists, lawyers, pro athletes, business owners, and executives.  

Deven has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont.  

Deven appreciates his opportunities to travel the world and sample amazing food. He loves adventures in the mountains and forests for hiking, biking, fishing, and exploring. He also enjoys sports car racing, golf, and tennis. His favorite activity may be snoozing in a hammock with his girls. 

Janine Jones

Janine Jones

Mrs. Janine Jones holds Public Relations & Marketing degrees and has been working in the Hospitality industry since 2005.

Married with four kids, the youngest attending The Woodlands High School, Mrs. Jones has been living in The Woodlands’ Cochrans Crossing village for 14 years now. Mrs. Jones has been influential in the community, affiliated with various charities including Women of the Woodlands, Interfaith of The Woodlands, In the Pink of Health – Memorial Hermann, HOPE – Will Herndon Research Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels of Montgomery County and the American Heart Association.

Mrs. Jones is now responsible for TRIS’ private dining offerings on-site, TRIS At-Home / Off-site Catering Services, Cureight At-Home Dining Experience, as well as our sister-brand Black Walnut Cafe’s banquet services.

Connie Mahaffey

After working several years in Education and the Insurance industry, I was able to retire and devote my time to volunteer.

In the Conroe Independent School district, I served on the Academy of Science and Technology Board and the PTA Board for College Park High School.

I helped form Legally Authorized Representative Alliance (LARA), a 501c3 charity to provide funds for events benefiting the Meadowbrook residents. I currently serve as Treasurer on the LARA board.

Diana Egley and I were responsible for starting the LARA Christmas store and maintaining it for six years providing much needed funds for activities for the Meadowbrook residents.

When Meadowbrook first opened, I was able to secure the funds and volunteers to start the pantry which has provided items not available with food stamps for the residents for the past ten years.

My husband and I have two children, a son and his wife who reside in San Antonio and our daughter who currently lives at Meadowbrook and attends the Day Program.

Troy Perkins

Troy has been a Financial Advisor for more than 18 years and is the President of Perkins Financial. He holds Life, Health and Variable Annuity License and has completed the FINRA sponsored Series 7 and 66 examinations.  Troy’s main areas of focus are working with individuals to develop an overall investment strategy, including retirement planning and working with business owners to choose the most suitable retirement solutions.

Troy lives in Spring, Texas with his wife, Kim, and their son, Collin.  They also have a daughter, Kathryn, who will be graduating from Texas Christian University this upcoming May.  In his free time, he enjoys golf and spending time with family and friends.

Eric Rabel

I’m Eric Rabel. I am currently Director of Development for the Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC) here in The Woodlands. I work with our Strategic Development Group and am involved in the creation, design,  and building of commercial developments (both here and in our Bridgeland master-planned community), with projects ranging from retail, office, hospitality, multi-family, and interiors. I’ve been with HHC for 8  years. I am a native Houstonian and have been a Woodlands resident for just over 7 years. I have been married to my awesome wife (18 years this year!) who is an amazing teacher, and we have 2 kids in high school. 

Pat Riley

With over 25 years of experience in municipal management and public service in operations with Cities, Water Districts, and the U.S. Airforce (Civil Engineering Red Horse), Pat offers a unique insight into the challenges and needs of municipalities and developments.  He has extensive experience managing projects and departments in all phases of municipal government including facilities, water, wastewater, storm drainage, streets, solid waste, municipal parks and cemeteries, airports, and municipal and development construction.  Pat is a Certified Public Manager who has TCEQ A Water and B Wastewater licenses.  .

Danielle Scheiner

Danielle Scheiner

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.


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