Amy BeanExecutive DirectorFoundation for the Education of Young Women
Ms. Bean's career is dedicated to bringing positive change to the lives of women and girls by addressing their most pressing issues. Amy joined FEYW in 2009 as Associate Director. Prior to joining FEYW, Ms. Bean served as Venture Center Manager at The Center for Women & Enterprise in Boston, MA. While there, she helped women of all backgrounds to start and grow successful businesses. Amy has also enjoyed international work, and has consulted on microfinance projects in India, Mexico, and Mali. She received a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, with a focus on economic development and social entrepreneurship, and a Bachelor of Pharmacy from U.T. Austin.
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 and has studied Financial Planning at Southern Methodist University. He has served on the Board of Directors, and is an active volunteer with Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Adams earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of North Texas.
Gina Betts is a Corporate Securities Partner with Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell 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.
Gloria Campos is co-anchor of WFAA’s News 8 at 10. Since 1989, she has been the producer of Channel 8’s "Wednesday's Child" reports about children in need of adoption. 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 a member of the Executive Committee for Dallas Summer Musicals and is an active member of 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.
Ashley Tripplehorn Hunt
Ashley Hunt is a partner in the interior design firm Tripplehorn Hoak 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. She is also a successful fundraiser for Cattle Baron’s Ball and The Arts Community Alliance. 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.
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 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 serves on the Board of Directors of Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and is involved with many charitable educational organizations. Ms. Miller earned
her degree from the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.
Camie Shelmire is 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. 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.
Kelly Tacke is active community volunteer and philanthropist. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector, including involvement in strategic direction, and developing and maintaining policies and procedures. Most recently, Ms. Tacke served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Palm Harbor Homes, whom Forbes named as one of America’s 10 Most Trustworthy Companies. Ms. Tacke graduated from 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.
Todd A. Williams
Williams Family Foundation
Todd Williams is the Director of the Williams Family Foundation and serves on the Board of Trustees for both UPLIFT Education, a college-prep charter school organization, and Austin College. He attended DISD schools and has remained focused on public education throughout his career. Mr. Williams served as chairman of The Real Estate Center at the University of Texas and The Real Estate Council in Dallas. He graduated summa cum laude from Austin College and earned an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.