Chief Executive Officer
Foundation for the Education of Young Women
Lynn is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where she received a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry. She has worked in the industry as a consultant for a privately held Biotech firm for 22 years. Lynn is best known for her leadership roles in the Dallas community. Currently, she is Chairman Emeritus and Life Member of the Board of Directors of the Visiting Nurse Association; Board Member, The Trinity Trust; Dedman College Executive Board at Southern Methodist University; Past Chairman and current Board Member of TACA; Past Chairman and current Board Member of the Dallas Film Society; The Bridge Homeless Shelter Board of Directors; Board Member, The Salvation Army; Board Member, Dallas Women's Foundation; Children's Medical Center Foundation Trustee; Letot Center Foundation Trustee; Dallas Historical Society Chairman of the Board of Trustees; Dallas County Community College District Foundation Executive Board Member; The Family Place Foundation Chairman of the Board; American Film Institute Advisory Board; and UT Austin College of Natural Sciences Advisory Board. Lynn is an avid runner, a former oboist, and a classically trained pianist. Lynn loves going to the movies, running, traveling, reading, and spending time with her nieces. She has been married to her husband Allan for 14 years.
Board of Directors
Matt AdamsVice PresidentNorthern Trust
Matt Adams is a Vice President at Northern Trust, NA in Dallas, Texas. He joined Northern Trust in 1999 and has over 20 years in both Private and Personal Banking. Mr. Adams holds a Series 7 investment license. He holds a B.B.A degree from the University of North Texas, and has taken advance studies in financial planning at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Adams is on the Board of Directors at Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity.
Gina Betts is a Corporate Securities Partner with Patton Boggs, LLP in Dallas where she is chairman of the firm’s Private Equity Practice Group and a leader in the firm’s philanthropic efforts. Ms. Betts served as chairman of the Cattle Baron's ball, which is the largest single fundraiser for the American Cancer Society in the United States. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Russian, Political Science and History from Southern Methodist University and her Juris Doctorate from American University.
Retired TV news Anchor
Gloria Campos recently retired as co-anchor of WFAA’s News 8 at 10 after a 40 year career. Ms. Campos' community involvement is extensive. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Mass Communication at Texas State University, the Dallas Summit, the (DFW) Network of Hispanic Communicators, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and serves on the Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of North Texas.
Laura V. Estrada
President & Owner
Laura Estrada is president and owner of Garza Business Services, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in corporate, legal and financial printing. Throughout the past 30 years, Ms. Estrada has supported women and girl-focused projects in the community. She is an active member of Dallas Summer Musicals, The Dallas Assembly, The Dallas Summit, and Hispanic 100. She is a graduate of Leadership Texas and Leadership Dallas. Ms. Estrada attended Texas Woman’s University and earned a degree in Radio and Television.
Marion Flores is partner with SeatonHill Partners. She began her finance career at Citibank in New York, and moved to Dallas where she has worked in commercial lending, business consulting and media services. She is past president of International Women's Forum Dallas and UT Southwestern Presidents Research Council and currently serves on advisory boards for the Nasher Sculpture Center and UT Dallas School of Business, Center for Finance Innovation. Ms. Flores graduated from Wellesley College with a degree in philosophy and earned an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School.
Ashley Tripplehorn Hunt
Ashley Hunt is a partner in the interior design firm Tripplehorn Hunt Interiors. Ms. Hunt is passionate about women's causes, in particular, empowering young women through education. She is actively involved in the community and serves on the Board of the University of Texas at Dallas Center for Brain Health and is a member of the Crystal Charity Ball. Ms. Hunt earned a bachelor's degree in Art History from Mary Baldwin College and a master's in Design from George Washington University's Mount Vernon College.
Margaret Keliher is a practicing lawyer and lobbyist. She is the former Dallas County Judge, charged with overseeing the Dallas County Commissioners Court, and the former Judge of the 44th Civil District Court.Prior to becoming a Judge, Margaret was a felony prosecutor in the Dallas District Attorney’s office. Margaret believes in giving back to the community, and currently serves on several nonprofit boards. She is a Past President of Executive Women of Dallas and the International Women’s Forum-Dallas. Ms. Keliher graduated from the University of Virginia and earned a JD from SMU’s Dedman School of Law.
Liza Lee, Advisor to the FEYW Board
Head of School
Liza Lee is Head of School at the Columbus School for Girls in Columbus, Ohio. Ms. Lee served as the first Executive Director of the Foundation for the Education of Young Women while she was the Headmistress of the Hockaday School in Dallas. She is a national leader in the education of girls and young women—she established The Hockaday School's reputation as one of the best in the country. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Southern Methodist University.
Barbara D'Auria Lerner, Ph.D.
Associate Provost of Undergraduate Studies & Academic Partnerships
Barbara Lerner is the Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Academic Partnership at Texas Woman’s University. She has more than 30 years of academic experience as a teacher, scholar, administrator and consultant. Dr. Lerner facilitates public school and university partnership programs and serves as liaison to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. She earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the George Washington University and her doctorate from Texas Woman's University.
Evelyn Henry Miller
Chief Financial Officer
Evelyn Miller is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Agencies of Change, a creative and strategic agency. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector, as well as expertise in media and technology. Ms. Miller was recently named 2012’s Outstanding CFO for Midsize Public Companies by D Magazine. She is involved with many charitable organizations and has served on several boards, including eight years on the Board of Directors of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Miller earned her degree from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
Senior Vice President, Financial Services
Camie Shelmire is Senior Vece President of Financial Services for Nationstar Mortgage Holdings. a philanthropic leader and an advocate for women and girl-focused projects. She has served as a senior level advisor to both startup and Fortune 500 companies. Ms. Shelmire is involved with Texas Wall Street Women through her financial services and management expertise and serves as a partner for Dallas Social Venture Partners. Ms. Shelmire earned a bachelor of arts degree in Journalism and Political Science from Southern Methodist University.
Director of Admission
Michele Snyder is the Director of Admission for Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She has over 15 years of dedication to all-girls education and has focused her professional life on creating student leadership opportunities and guiding young women toward exploring new ground. Ms. Snyder earned her master's degree in Education and National Certification in School Psychology for the University of Cincinnati.
Director of Education and Community Relations
Aleta Stampley is the Director of K-12 Education and Community Relations for Texas Instruments. Aleta is an active member of the community and plays a key role in the support of numerous organizations including Change the Equation, Business Roundtable, Reading Partners, Educate Texas and CitySquare. She is a board member of Big Thought, COMMIT and Teach for America. In 2010, Ms. Stampley received the Leadership Dallas Distinguished Alumni. Ms. Stampley is a graduate of the Washington University School of Fine Art where she majored in both Advertising Design and Illustration.
Chief Financial Officer
Kelly Tacke is the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Capital Southwest Corporation, a publicly traded business development company that makes private equity investments. She has more than 18 years of executive leadership experience and over 30 years in the financial sector. She is also and active community volunteer and philanthropist. Ms. Tacke is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.
Ann Rubenstein Tisch, Advisor to the FEYW Board
Founder and President
Ann Tisch is the Founder and President of the Young Women’s Leadership Network, which supports five single-gender public schools in New York City. Ms. Tisch spent 19 years as a broadcast journalist before dedicating her professional life to developing the next generation of women leaders from the population of minority girls she sees in her schools. The YWLN was the inspiration that lead to the creation of the Foundation for the Education of Young Women and the all-girls public schools across the state of Texas. Ms. Tisch graduated from Washington University in St. Louis.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Michele Vobach is a senior investment banker in Healthcare Finance for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. She is responsible for leading the coverage of a wide variety of healthcare, governmental and academic institutions throughout the country. Prior to joining BAML, she was a senior banker with Goldman Sachs. She is active in the community serving on the boards of The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) and the Municipal Advisory Council of Texas. She has also served as Corporate Underwriting Chair for Baylor Health Care System's Celebrating Women Breast Cancer Fundraiser. Ms. Vobach graduated from Rice University and has been actively involved with the University in many roles over the years including serving on reunion committees, advisory boards and as DFW Alumni Association President.
Todd A. Williams
Todd Williams serves as the founding Executive Director and Chairman of Commit!, a non-profit organization working to improve college and career readiness levels across Dallas County. He is the Education Policy Advisor to Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and is the board chair for Austin College. Mr. Williams served as chairman of The Real Estate Center at the University of Texas and The Real Estate Council in Dallas. A Dallas ISD graduate, Todd earned an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with a BA in Economics from Austin College.