Board of Directors

Christopher W. Edwards, CPA
Christopher W. Edwards, CPA brings to CSF extensive hands-on experience in finance, accounting, operations management, and tax reporting. He has proven ability to implement and maintain internal control over financial reporting compliance, directing the fiscal and accounting functions of a corporate structure, including public reporting, corporate strategy, financial policy, mergers and acquisitions. His expertise includes financial and strategic planning; complex business and tax issues; crisis and risk management; business expansion and startups; budget and staff management and development; accounting and financial operations; internal controls and procedures; and domestic and international tax compliance. Mr. Edwards is president of C.W. Edwards & Associates, LLC.
Kathryn E. Hayden
Kathryn E. Hayden is a financial advisor with Raymond James and, along with Robert Wayne Jamail, Sr., created the Jamail Hayden Group. The team provides holistic wealth planning, investment portfolio construction, performance analytics, and monitoring for high-net-worth individuals and families. She has more than 35 years of experience and has held managerial, marketing, training, and consulting positions in both the broker/dealer and investment advisory industries.
Pedro Diaz-Marchan, MD, FACR
Pedro Diaz-Marchan, MD, FACR is a clinical and academic neuroradiologist and is Chief of Neuroradiology Service at Ben Taub General Hospital. He is Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Education for the Department of Radiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he serves as director for both the Diagnostic Radiology and Diagnostic Neuroradiology fellowship programs.
Megan A. Mooney, Ph.D.
Megan A. Mooney, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice, providing therapy and psychological assessments for children and adolescents. Dr. Mooney has focused on serving traumatized children and families for over 15 years and she has a specialty interest in working with LGBTQ youth who are disproportionately impacted by a variety of traumatic experiences. She has presented locally and nationally about trauma, treatments for trauma in children and families, and ways to prevent and treat trauma in LGBTQ youth. Dr. Mooney is the President Elect for the Texas Psychological Association and is also a member of the Houston Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association.
Victoria Filippov Nemeth
Ms. Nemeth* is the managing partner at Filippov Law Group, PLLC. She also serves as General Counsel of the Houston branch of a $1.4 billion professional infrastructure and environmental services company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. She has more than 21 years of business experience and 18 years of legal experience. In her roles as a director, general counsel, chief compliance officer, and COO, Ms. Nemeth has managed the legal affairs and business operations of both private and publicly traded companies in the United States and abroad.
*No relation to Shawn Nemeth.
Shawn Alex Nemeth
Mr. Nemeth, a born visionary, has invented and reinvented himself many times over: accomplished singer, ordained pastor, worship leader, song writer, traveling music group director, college instructor, fitness professional, life coach, workshop facilitator, keynote speaker, author, and founder of a charitable foundation.
In addition to being President and CEO of the Chester Street Foundation, he is author of the book Thorns of Chester Street, which chronicles his own personal story of abuse, neglect, recovery, and transformation. Proceeds from its sales benefit Chester Street Foundation.
Franelle Rogers
Franelle Rogers is a longtime philanthropist, community volunteer, and Houston-area event chair and/or committee member. Since 1977, Franelle has offered her leadership and volunteer heart to raise funds and awareness for important organizations throughout the Houston community. Her most recent positions include the 2019 Chairman of the Cherish Our Children International (COCI) Luncheon, the 2018 Auction Chairman of the American Heart Gala and the 2017 Chairman of Winter Ball benefitting Crohn’s & Colitis. Franelle also continues to serve as the Honorary Chairman for the MS Society fall luncheon. A major wine enthusiast, Franelle is an active member of the francisco+co event team; coordinating wine auctions for event clients, consulting individuals’ wine cellar content and appraisal, and arranging wine donations for events when the need arises.
Leslie K. Taylor, PhD
Leslie K. Taylor earned her doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of New Orleans in 2010. During her training, she discovered her passion for working with youth survivors of trauma and supporting them in their recovery. She has specialized training in trauma focused interventions for children and youth exposed to physical and sexual abuse, neglect, natural disasters, and other types of traumatic losses, such as death or separation from a caregiver. She has worked in several different types of child focused organizations, to include child placing agencies, schools, inpatient, and outpatient mental health clinics. Dr. Taylor is particularly interested developing family-school-community partnerships to promote child and youth well-being and resiliency. She currently serves as the Director of Clinical Operations for Child and Adolescent Services at UT Health’s Trauma and Resilience Center, forwarding the center’s research, clinical and educational initiatives.

Advisory Board

Ann Friedman, PhD
Ann is a psychologist who has studied mindfulness intensively with various national teachers since 2007. She received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at UCLA. Ann has also completed courses for teaching mindfulness to children and teens through Mindful Schools, Sitting Like a Frog and A Still Quiet Place.

Ann teaches mindfulness classes for adults, teens, and school districts, often in collaboration with Mental Health America of Greater Houston. She also presents at corporations. In 2018 Ann was sent by UNICEF to teach Mindfulness in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

Ann previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Counseling Psychology Graduate Program for over ten years. She holds both a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston. She completed her Residency in Clinical Psychology at U.T. Medical School and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.

DeJuana Jernigan MSW, LCPAA
DeJuana is an avid child and family advocate who is committed to the work that she does to ensure that children are safe and families are supported to care for them. DeJuana worked with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services — Child Protective Services Division — for 10 years, where her last position was as a Regional Program Administrator in the Greater Houston Area. DeJuana joined DePelchin Children’s Center in 2006 as the Adoption/Post Adoption Program Coordinator, where she remained until being promoted to Foster Care Program Manager, then to her role as the Director of Child Welfare Services (Foster Care, Adoption, & Post Adoption) in 2008. In 2012, her role expanded to include oversight for Residential Treatment Services and, more recently expanded to include oversight for DePelchin’s integrated child welfare/mental health team — Family Integrated Relational Services Treatment (FIRST) Program. DeJuana currently acts as DePelchin’s Licensed Child Placing Agency Administrator (LCPAA) and is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) Educator. She also serves as the President for the Texas Foster Care Association.