Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors

Through the leadership of our Board of Directors, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County has transformed into the leading organization serving homebound seniors within Montgomery County.

Board Chairman

JOANNE TIKKANEN

Portik Enterprises, LLC

Joanne worked for 17 years in the Oil & Gas industry as a financial and business analyst. She established her own company in 1987 and developed the Hibernia Royalty Model for a consortium of 6 Oil & Gas Companies, working offshore in East Coast Canada. She’s been living in The Woodlands since 2003.

Past board Chairman

Charles W. Crowl, Jr.

Crowl & Associates, PLLC

Founder of Crowl & Assoc., PLLC and its President for more than 35 years. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Bill is a Certified Public Accountant and Personal Financial Specialist. He is active in local politics, non-profits and his Church. He and his wife live in Conroe.

Vice Chair / Treasurer

LOUISE CRIDER

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co.

Louise is the Senior Finance Analyst in the Financial Reporting and Analysis department at Chevron Phillips Chemical Company. She has been in the Chemical business for 32 years and is an active member of the Institute of Management Accountants holding several board positions. She is a 2013 graduate of Leadership Montgomery County and remains very active in the community.

Secretary

GARY CONWELL

First Phase Communication

Gary is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in marketing and public relations. After spending a career in the Health Science and Medical Center field, Gary started his own consulting firm, First Phase Communications in 2009. He is an active member in numerous professional organizations in Montgomery County.

Governance

PATRICIA SCHWARTZ

Lone Star College, Montgomery

Pat is an adjunct professor at Lone Star College-Montgomery in the Nursing Division. As a registered nurse and PhD, she was Director of Nursing Research at Texas Children’s Hospital, where she worked for 15 years. She was an adjunct professor at both UT Health Science Center in Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. She’s been a resident of Montgomery County since 2007.

Development

KELLY ROGERS

Movement Mortgage

Kelly Rogers leads a team of Loan Officers in customer service, production, recruiting and community engagement. She spends her days coaching, mentoring and training Loan Originators and Real Estate Professionals to assist them in achieving their personal, professional and financial goals, as well as the needs of their clients. Her time is dedicated to her family, community, team and clients.

Board Member

RICH BURKET

Community Volunteer

Board Member

DENISE ESSENBERG

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Board Member

MATTHEW HAMMIT

Texas Orthopedic & Sports Medicine

Matt is an Orthopedic Surgeon at Texas Orthopedic and Sports Medicine, and is also Clinical Faculty at the Baylor College of Medicine. He grew up in Montgomery County, and attended Texas A&M University. He also serves as the team physician for several area high schools. He lives in The Woodlands with his wife and their three sons.

Board Member

RANDY JOHNSON

Montgomery County Hospital District

Board Member

ANDREA RAIFORD

Community Volunteer

A resident of The Woodlands for the past 18 years, Andrea served many nonprofits with her gift of fundraising. She served as the Senior Advance Team Leader for President George H.W. Bush and led projects in the United States, Europe, and the Far East. She was the Senior Development Director for the Montgomery County Food Bank and a two-time Co-Chair of Memorial Hermann Hospital-The Woodlands’ “In the Pink of Health”.

Board Member

BRITTANY SLOAN

Dossey & Jones, PLLC

Brittany is an associate attorney at Dossey & Jones, PLLC in The Woodlands. Her primarily focus is on Elder/Medicaid planning, Estate planning, Business, and Real Estate. As a graduate of Texas Tech University, Brittany holds a Masters of Business Administration in addition to her law degree. Brittany and her husband have two children and are active in the community.

Board Member

RUDY WENTZLER

Woodforest Financial Services, Inc.