Board Leadership

Danielle Scheiner

Danielle Scheiner
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

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. 


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.

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.


Christin Allphin

Christin Allphin

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.

Diana Egley

Diana Egley

coming soon

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.


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.


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