Lillian Greene has a BS in Special Education from Vanderbilt University and a M.Ed in Early Childhood Special Education from University of Texas. She has taught Special Education in Richardson ISD and Highland Park ISD but “retired” in 2016 when she and her husband, Gregory, had their daughter Eleanor.
She is an active member of St Michael and All Angels, Junior League of Dallas and volunteers with the Rise School of Dallas.
Valinda Wolfert is a board member and the Treasurer of Connecting Point. She is a retired corporate finance partner at Vinson & Elkins LLP, a law firm headquartered in Texas with offices in major energy, financial and political centers worldwide.
She is an active member of Highland Park United Methodist Church where she is very involved in their Special Needs Ministry and is also mother to William, a Connecting Point teammate. In her spare time, Valinda loves baseball and is a huge fan of the Texas Rangers, the Atlanta Braves and Clayton Kershaw.
Patti Schaub is a Connecting Point board member and serves as its secretary. She has three grown children, and her youngest, Stan, is a CPPC teammate.
Patti has a B.S. in Business from the University of Maryland and Master of Liberal Studies from SMU. She has lived in Dallas for the past ten years with her husband Greg and son Stan.
In addition to participating in the HPISD Special Education Advisory Committee and a variety of other organizations in the special needs community, she taught English to adults through North Dallas Shared Ministries and helped out at the Family Place residential campus. Golf, travel, and babysitting grandkids are Patti’s favorite hobbies.
Janet Salazar majored in Finance with a minor in Real Estate and earned a BBA at the University of Texas at Arlington and an MBA in Marketing from Texas Christian University. She has over 20 years of experience in corporate marketing and sales. Janet is an active participant in her community, school and church. She volunteers at Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center (DPRC), and serves as a Board Member of Life Alliance. This organization serves as the marketing arm for DPRC. She also serves on the SEPAC. Janet and her husband, Orlando, are parents to a child with special needs.
Nancy Himes earned her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas. She has ten years of experience in corporate management and marketing in the staffing industry. Her corporate experience included recruiting, interviewing, hiring, sales presentations and responsibility for net profits of branch offices. Nancy also has three years of interior design experience as a residential and commercial kitchen designer and twenty years as professional calligrapher. Since its inception in 2002 until 2013, Nancy has served on the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC). She led as Co-Chairman for two years. Nancy served as the Recruiting Chairman on the Parent Executive Committee of Highland Park’s Crew Team. She has played competitive TCD league tennis for over 10 years. Nancy has two children and has been married for 25 years to Doug Himes. Her husband is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and has worked as a gymnasium equipment sales/project manager for thirty years.