Board Members

Andrew Brenneman

Andrew Brenneman, Board Chair

Andrew is the owner of 721 Holding Company LLC, which focuses on building home services businesses in the Houston, Texas area.  Prior to starting 721 Holding Company, Andrew was a consultant at Bain and Company, specializing in the oil and gas and industrials sectors across a number of disciplines.

Andrew received his Bachelor and Master of Accountancy degrees from Baylor University in 2011.  He received a Master of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2016.  He has lived in the Houston, Texas area for most of his life.

Andrew and his wife Nina have two wonderful children (Clara and Dean).  When not working, Andrew enjoys finding the best BBQ in Texas, following the Baylor Bears with die hard passion, golfing, and skiing.

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Louise Crider, Treasurer

Louise has held financial analyst positions with Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, LP – The Woodlands from 2001 to present, including Senior Financial Analyst, Process Systems Specialist, and Corporate Staffs Finance Manager.  Since 2010, she has served as Corporate Reporting Senior Finance Analyst. Prior to her work with CPChem, Louise held financial analyst and accounting positions with Pennzoil-Quaker State Company – Houston (1993-2001), Penreco-Div. of Pennzoil – Karns City (1985-1993), and Reidbord Brothers Company – Pittsburgh (1982-1985).

Louise received her BSBA in Accounting in 1981 from Robert Morris College, Coraopolis, PA, and her MBA & 5-Yr Cert. in Accounting in 1993 from Clarion University, Clarion, PA.

Louise has been an active member of Institute of Management Accountants since 1985, serving on Local, State and National level from local board member to President (1991-1993); from state board member to Texas Council President (2001-2002); to National Vice President (2002-2004).  Currently serving at local chapter level as Mentor to the President and as ACCE. She also has served on the Board of Directors of Meals on Wheels Montgomery County since 2014, previously serving as Treasurer and wlll be Chair of the Board as of October 1, 2019. Louise has also held leadership roles for Montgomery County United Way, serving as Chair of the Financial Independence Impact Council, and member of its Community Impact Council and Chair of Panel 1 for the Financial Independence Fund Committee, prior to the 2016 merger with Houston United Way.  Louise has served as a business resource community leader to Lone Star College Accounting Advisory Board since 2009, as a Junior Achievement volunteer at Oak Ridge Elementary school for 10 years, and she is a graduate/alumni of Leadership Montgomery County Class of 2013.

Louise has been an active member of the Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church since moving to The Woodlands in 1993, serving as an Elder, Deacon, Treasurer (5 years), Sunday school teacher, and Confirmation mentor.  She’s also served on the church’s Finance Committee (Chair), Mission Outreach Team and on the Stewardship and Nurture Committees. As a Chevron Phillips Chemical Company employee 501(c)3 organization, Louise has served in various positions up to serving as President (2012-2013), and currently serves as an Advisor to the Board of the Jane Phillips Society Woodlands Chapter.  In the past, Louise has also served as Treasurer of FFA and The Woodlands Operation Graduation organizations.

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Vicki Fullerton, Board Secretary

Vicki was the 2009 Chairman of the Board of the Houston Association of Realtors, and was the 1992 President of the Montgomery County Association of Realtors, 1999 Lone Star CRS Chapter President, & 1996 Greater Houston CRS Sub Chapter President. She has held many positions with TAR & was the 2017 Chairman, & also serves on the NAR, TAR, and HAR Board of Directors.  She has been honored as the Houston Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year in 2006 , John E. Wolfe Citizen Recipient in 2006,  Montgomery County Realtor of the Year in 1991 & 1998, Greater Houston CRS of the Year in 1996, Lone Star CRS of the Year in 1997, and was named one of the 50 most Influential Women in Houston in 2012.

As a caring professional, Vicki donates her time, abilities and enthusiasm to numerous countywide community service agencies. She feels that it’s important to contribute to the community where she lives and works, and the satisfaction she receives from seeing Montgomery County thrive and grow is well worth the effort.

She has served on many boards, including the United Way of Montgomery County, Emergency Assistance, and was the 2000-2001 Chairman of the South Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, as well volunteering many hours of her time in the community.

Vicki understands that your surroundings must fit your lifestyle.  Vicki’s favorite past time is playing golf, especially in Hawaii.  She and her late husband, Bruce, spent most of their vacations playing the fabulous golf courses throughout the Hawaiian Islands. When her time will allow, Vicki still loves to play at several of the championship courses in the area.

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Todd Duncan

Todd Duncan has been actively involved with All Ears! since 2017, as an Elder with the Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church (WCPC).  He has enjoyed helping to integrate All Ears! into the WCPC campus and mission program.

Todd moved to The Woodlands in 2014 with his wife, Chris, and Labrador Retrievers Molly and Pepper, to join his kids and Grandkids who have careers and school in the Houston area.

Todd has volunteered to help children`s programs for a long time, most notably on the Board of Trustees of The Cincinnati Children`s Hospital Medical Center for 13 years.

Todd`s work career was as an executive with the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati before retiring to North Carolina in 2003.

Todd believes in the mission of All Ears! and looks forward to continuing to help children and families in the challenges and opportunities of learning to hear and speak!

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Jennifer Hogan

Jennifer Hogan

 

Jennifer Bruch Hogan is a lawyer who graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 1982, earned her J.D. degree with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1985, and obtained Board Certification in Civil Appellate Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1991.  She practiced law as a civil appellate specialist for more than 30 years, handling a wide variety of complex cases in the Texas Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit, and the Texas Courts of Appeals. Immediately following law school, she served as a law clerk for the Texas Supreme Court.

Ms. Hogan has been named one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2006 and a Texas Super Lawyer every year since that recognition began in 2003.  She is rated as “AV-Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbell.  Her law firm, Hogan & Hogan, is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers with a Tier One National ranking in appellate law. 

Ms. Hogan is an elected member of the American Law Institute.  She is a Greenhill Fellow and serves as a trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society.  Ms. Hogan is a life fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a sustaining life fellow of the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations. 

Long involved in school governance, Ms. Hogan served for many years on the Board of Trustees of the Awty International School in Houston, concluding her most recent service in 2021, and she was the Board Chair from 2005 through 2008.  At the college level, Ms. Hogan was President of the Parent Network Board of Claremont McKenna College in California, where she was elected to serve as a trustee of the College’s Board of Trustees from June 2016 through June 2018. 

Ms. Hogan became acquainted with All Ears! through her long friendship with Steve and Lee Rech and their remarkable daughter Anna.  A long-time supporter, she looks forward to furthering All Ears! mission to ensure that every child with hearing loss has access to a comprehensive Listening and Spoken Language program.  Jennifer and her husband Richard have three adult children.  

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Meg O’Donnell

Meg O’Donnell has a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Oklahoma and has worked in the oil and gas industry for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Alan, have three adult children and have been very active in a variety of sports, educational, and child welfare organizations for the past 30 years. Meg is originally from Pennsylvania but has lived in the Houston area since graduating from college and currently resides in Bentwater north of Conroe. She enjoys golf, travel and reading and is very excited to be on the board of All Ears Listening and Language Center.

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Gregg Piontek Board of Director

Gregg Piontek

Mr. Piontek serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newpark Resources, Inc., a role he’s held since 2011. He joined Newpark in 2007 as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer and served in this capacity until 2011.  Previously, Mr. Piontek served in various financial roles for Stewart & Stevenson Services, Inc. and Stewart & Stevenson, LLC from 2001 to 2007, including Divisional Controller, Assistant Corporate Controller, and as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to that, Mr. Piontek served in various financial roles at General Electric, CNH Global N.V. and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Piontek received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Arizona State University and Master of Business Administration degree from Marquette University.

In addition to his service on All Ears! Board of Directors, Mr. Piontek also serves as a board member for Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas.  Previously, he also served for six years on the Finance Committee for The Woodlands United Methodist Church, including two years as Chairman of the Committee.

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Steve Rech

Steve is a partner in the Vorys Houston office and a member of its litigation group.  He has 30 years of experience representing businesses involved in complex commercial disputes.  Steve has successfully tried dozens of both jury and non-jury cases in state and federal courts.  Notably, Steve obtained a defense verdict after a two and a half week jury trial in which a major gas marketer sought $50 million, claiming an index replacement clause had been triggered.  He also represented a major oil company in a week long arbitration concerning operating rights for a $1.0+ billion project in the Gulf of Mexico, and pursued an engineering, design and construction firm and its insurers through six weeks of arbitration in a case involving the design and construction of a 50 megawatt cogeneration facility.  Steve also proudly does pro bono work related to deafness. Among other meaningful services provided, he filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on behalf of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf in a case involving the refusal to provide appropriate accommodations to a medical student with a profound hearing loss.  Steve is a past chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Litigation Section.  He has been named numerous times as one of Texas’ “Super Lawyers.”

Along with his wife Lee, Steve has been active in the world of hearing loss since his daughter was born profoundly deaf in 1997.  He was a member of the first board of directors of American Cochlear Implant Alliance, a also a member of the boards of directors of the Alexander Graham Bell Association, Houston Ear Research Foundation and Houston’s Center for Hearing and Speech.  Steve served as Chairman of the Board of Auditory Verbal International prior to its merging with Alexander Graham Bell Association.  Along with his knowledge of the importance of early intervention in babies with hearing loss, Steve brings strategic vision to the All Ears! organization.  He is committed to All Ears!’ future growth believing it to be a premier provider of listening and spoken language services.

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Karen Seefeldt

Karen Seefeldt, retired CPA, returned to the All Ears BOD in November, 2021 after previously serving for five years as a founding member and the organization’s Treasurer.  Karen graduated from The University of Oklahoma with a BBA, majoring in Accounting and subsequently worked in industry as Assistant Controller, Technical Writer, and Planner.  She currently serves as All Ears Advocate for the Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church (WCPC) Mission Outreach Team.  She and her husband, Mark have been WCPC members since 1997 where Karen has been active as a Sunday School teacher, foreign mission worker and volunteer on various church committees.

Karen and Mark have grown sons, Scott and John, and also Henry, an 8th grader attending Legacy Prep Academy in The Woodlands.  All three of the Seefeldt children attended Early Learning Program at WCPC.  Karen has been a longtime supporter of the Listening and Spoken Language approach to communication for children who are deaf/hard of hearing.  She looks forward to once again lending her expertise, guidance and dedication to All Ears’ worthy mission during the organization’s future growth.

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Advisory Board

Sonal Saraiya, M.D

Karen Solcher, Ph.D.

is past chair and a current advisory board member for All Ears! Listening and Language Center.  Her graduate degrees are from Texas A&M in the field of Educational Psychology.  Karen taught special needs children in several public school districts before completing her career in Community Development, for Humble ISD.  She has served in  multiple capacities on charitable boards and as a speaker/advocate for philanthropic organizations.  Karen and her husband, Ray, participate in regular mission trips to Latin America, where they work with a team to test and fit children with hearing aids.  She especially enjoys participating in the children’s education program at their church in Bentwater.