Sarah Thomas is a Senior National Account Executive for American Solutions for Business – a marketing company that focuses on print, promotional products and apparel. In 2010, she moved from Philadelphia to Texas and has lived in Irving Texas for over 7 years and on the ISF board for nearly 5 years! When she isn’t working on Irving Schools Foundation projects or selling items with logos on them… Sarah enjoys all things related to food, fitness and fun!
Phil Meaders is the Vice President of Lockwood Andrews and Newnam. Mr. Meaders has constructed many of the Dart Rails in the Dallas- Fort Worth area. From 2002 to 2006 Phil was a Scoutmaster for the Boys Scouts of America and from 2012-2014 he was a Trustee at the Lovers Lane United Methodist Church.
Andrew Licon has been a board member since January 2015. In 2007, Andrew started off as an Associate Adviser for Frost Brokerage Services and within 6 years he became the Wealth Adviser. He values hard work and is dedicated to his job which makes him an important part of the Irving Schools Foundation board.
Mary Sue Daniel is the Client Liaison at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson.
Jennifer Shrum is a Project and Programs Assistant for Irving Schools Foundation. Prior to this role, she spent five years volunteering and serving on the ISF Board of Directors.
A native of Duncanville, Texas, Jennifer holds a master’s degree in Media Studies and Management from The New School and a bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film from the University of North Texas. Her career prior to the non-profit world has been spent in corporate and freelance television production, teaching at North Texas colleges, trial-based legal media production, and producing digital content for broadcast television stations.
Jennifer is passionate about learning and storytelling of all kinds. Outside of ISF, she is active with the Many Helping Hands Thursday Night Feed for Irving’s homeless, the Online News Association, and the Advisory Board for Tarrant County College’s Radio/TV/Broadcast Program.
When not working, Jennifer enjoys cooking, road trips, live music, reading and loudly debating with her book club, keeping up with former students and colleagues, and spending time with her family.
Crystal Ramirez-Scanio serves as the President & CEO of the Irving Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports the students and teachers in Irving ISD. In her role as Executive Director, she is tasked with raising money to support projects and initiatives for which tax dollars cannot be expended, such as innovative classroom projects, scholarships, and funding for valuable learning tools.
Prior to joining the Irving Schools Foundation in 2012, Crystal served in many leadership roles in the Financial and Insurance industries. Formerly with Merrill Lynch in Irving, Crystal spearheaded recruitment events and marketing campaigns while managing relationships with current and potential clients. While at Merrill Lynch Crystal developed a passion for working with others and for helping individuals and businesses identify solutions to their financial needs. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, she was a top sales producer for AXA Advisors in Dallas, Texas.
Crystal earned her Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business from Texas Tech University and a Certificate in Financial Planning from Southern Methodist University.
Crystal is very passionate about the success of her community and has volunteered for a variety of organizations that promote the advancement of women and children in the DFW area. Crystal serves as President-Elect of the Irving Las Colinas Rotary Club Board of Directors, serves on the Board of Directors of La Cima Club as the Chair of the Membership Council, serves on the Dallas Council for Texas Association of Business, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Irving International Women’s Consortium.
In 2012, Crystal was named by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of their “Top 25 Young Latino Leaders in DFW” because of her commitment to the betterment of the DFW community. In 2013, Crystal was awarded the Women of ALPFA (Association of Latin Professionals in Finance and Accounting) Latina Achievement Award and in 2014, she was honored to have received the 2014 Diversity Ambassador National Award from Nissan Americas. Crystal is a graduate of Leadership Irving and is currently participating in Leadership North Texas. In 2016, Crystal was selected to serve as an Ambassador for the Women’s Leadership Live Conference.
Crystal lives in Irving with her husband, Tony, and her daughter.
Magda Hernández, a long-serving Irving ISD employee, was named Superintendent of Schools for the Irving Independent School District December 2018.
Hernández began her career in the district 26 years ago as a bilingual aide before earning her teaching degree from Texas Woman’s University (TWU). Hernández was then a bilingual and gifted and talented teacher at Good and Townley elementary schools before being promoted to assistant principal at Townley. She then moved up to the administration building where she has served as human resources staffing and recruiting coordinator, director of human resources, assistant superintendent of human resources, associate superintendent of human resources and deputy superintendent of administrative services.
Hernández also held the position of assistant superintendent of human resources in Waxahachie ISD. She graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in educational administration from TWU. She holds superintendent certification from the University of North Texas.
Hernández currently serves as Region 10 Human Resources Advisory Board Member and District IV representative for the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators (TASPA). In addition, she serves on the boards of Texas Workforce Solutions and Texas School Alliance.
Michael R. Huebner is an attorney/owner at The Law Office of Michael R. Huebner, PLLC, a firm that represents clients on estate planning, estate administration, and business issues. Michael is also an Assistant Judge at the Irving Municipal Court, and Vice President of Trinity Casting Service, Inc. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and the Navy Reserve.
Michael earned a Bachelor of Science degree in geology at Texas A&M University, a Master of Business Administration degree in business management at the University of Dallas, teaching certificates in physics, chemistry, mathematics, and earth science at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Juris Doctor degree at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, now Texas A&M University School of Law.
A resident of Irving since 1962, Michael attended A.S. Johnston Elementary School, Travis Jr. High School, and MacArthur High School, and he taught physics and chemistry at Nimitz High School for eleven years.
Michael has been General Counsel for the Irving Schools Foundation, Inc. since 2016. He also serves on the boards of the Friends of the Texas State Vietnam Memorial, Inc. and the Irving Family Advocacy Center, Inc.