Eric retired in 2015 after working 33 years in the petrochemical industry. During his career he filled roles as Mechanical Engineer, Technical Leader and Supervisor locally and in world-wide support positions. Eric grew up in Baytown and lived most of his life here. After graduating with a BSME from Louisiana State University in 1981, he and his wife Aileen married and moved to Baytown and have lived here ever since.
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Eric and Aileen have three grown children, Christopher, Danielle, and David.
Board Vice Chair
Jennifer is originally from Dayton, Ohio and received a B.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Purdue University. She moved to the Houston area in 2000 to accept a position at ExxonMobil Baytown Technology Center. During her career, Jennifer has worked assignments in the Technology Center as well as in various Baytown ExxonMobil manufacturing sites supporting different polymer operations. She is currently the Global Process Technology Manager for the Polypropylene, Vistamaxx and Adhesion platforms.
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Jennifer and her husband Jeff have two children. Their son is serving in the US Navy and their daughter is a student at the University of Texas.
Blake was born in Baytown and currently lives in the Baytown area. Blake graduated from Baytown Christian Academy, to later attend and graduate from the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Blake is a Financial Advisor with an Edward Jones Investments office located in Baytown.
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Blake's hobbies include fishing, hiking, golfing, camping, sports, tennis and running.
James Bernick, M.D.
Dr. Bernick is a Family Physician/Geriatrician. who has been married to his wife, Pamela, since 1978. Dr. Bernick and Pamela are the proud parents of Paige and Alex.
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Dr. Bernick has been married to his wife, Pamela, since 1978. Dr. Bernick and Pamela are the proud parents of Paige and Alex.
Virginia received her education in central Louisiana and graduated from Louisiana Tech with a BA in Education. After moving to Houston and teaching in HISD for two years she was hired by Pasadena ISD and taught third and fourth grade for twenty-seven more years. During this time she attended the University of Houston - Clear Lake and received her MA in Education Supervision. She was a team leader, mentor for eight student teachers, participated in Successful for All Program sponsor by John Hopkins. She also served as a member of the PISD Committee for Students with Disabilities. This was of special interest since she had survived polio at the age of six months old and would always have a disability and have a personal understanding of people with disabilities.
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Virginia's family includes one granddaughter, one son and his wife, and two step-sons and their wives.
Gary S. Englert
Gary was born in Baytown, Texas in 1961. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 1979. After attending high school, Gary attended Lee College and graduated in 1984. After his graduation he attended the University of Houston in Clear Lake, Texas where he graduated in 1989. Gary is currently employed as an Executive Vice President / Regional CEO with Stellar Bank and has been in the banking industry for 35 years.
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Gary has been married for 32 years to Diane Englert. They have a 26 year-old son named Taylor. Gary's hobbies include cycling, playing tennis, golfing, and volleyball.
Lynne Foley has been the Lee College Director of the Senior Adult and Travel Program for the past 29 years. She also serves on the Board of the Lee College Foundation and is an integral part of the Community Education Department of the College.
She and her husband Dan have been Baytown residents for the past 44 years and have a son and family in Pennsylvania and daughter and spouse in Washington DC.
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In December of 2010 his oldest son Michael was 21 and was in his senior year of college when a highly intoxicated driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran into Michael while he was riding his bicycle near campus. Michael suffered a severe TBI (diffuse axonal injury) and was in a coma for almost 30 days. As a result John & his wife know firsthand the long road to recovery for patients with TBI based on the many days their son stayed in acute hospitals, visits with numerous specialists and in-patient stays at various brain injury rehabilitation facilities in Austin, TX, Pittsburgh, PA and now most recently in Houston. John & Marlene understand the benefits of Physical, Occupational & Speech therapies and the important role they play as their son’s advocate. It was John’s passion for rehabilitation and the benefits it provides that drew him to BARC. It is his hope that he can utilize his experiences gained over the years to help provide input as a member of the board from the caregiver perspective.
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John and his wife Marlene have been married for over 35 years and have five grown children of which 3 are married: Michael, Matthew (and Merlyn), Timothy, Joseph (and Sophia) and Kaitlyn (and Robert). He passions are faith, family, listening to music and working his small cattle operation.
Bryn is a partner at the firm Mayo & Poland. Licensed to practice law in the state of Texas, Bryn is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), the Texas Chapter of NAELA), and the Special Needs Alliance. She is a member and past president of the Elder Law Committee of the Houston Bar Association and a member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Houston Bar Association.
Born and raised a Kansas girl, Bryn earned her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University. Bryn earned her law degree from Washburn University School of Law. In Topeka, Kansas, where she was a staff member and two time published writer of the Washburn Law Journal. She was inspired to become an elder law attorney when she watched her family struggle with care options for her great grandmother, LuLu Sleeper, who lived to the age of 109.
Bryn moved to Texas and joined the firm of Pi-Yi Mayo in 2007, partnering with Pi-Yi in 2018 to form Mayo & Poland, PLLC. Today, she focuses her practice on special needs trust planning and administration, Medicaid planning, and qualified settlement funds. She is a frequent speaker on these topics at continuing education conferences for attorneys and trust officers.
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Sam received a BS in Marketing from the University of Arizona and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. In 1970, he began a career with Humble Oil/Exxon/ExxonMobil. He was a mathematical model builder, financial analyst, and information systems designer.
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Sam and his wife Joanne live in Baytown as do their three adult children and their families. He is also a satisfied client of the Bay Area Rehabilitation Center physical therapy services.
Doug and his wife have been married for nearly 5 decades. They have two wonderful children and four grandchildren. Doug graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and then Cornell University where he received a Masters in Chemical Engineering. He then started to work for Exxon Chemical Co. Over a 35-year career, he held several assignments in New Jersey, Texas and Singapore mostly in the manufacture of petrochemicals. His final two assignments were Plant Manager of the Baytown Olefins Plant and Manufacturing Director of the Singapore Chemical Plant.
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While he previously participated in several sports in his younger life, he now especially enjoys his five grandchildren in addition to golf, gardening and traveling.