Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors generously lends their expertise, leadership and support to the organization. Meet the Board members and professional staff who work together to support families on their medical journey.
Amy Mcgeady, PhD
IT’S TIME TEXAS
Amy McGeady is a strategic thinker who loves helping great organizations grow to their full potential. Amy is known for her collaborative leadership style, ability to synthesize complex issues quickly, and knack for identifying growth opportunities and connections. She earned a doctorate in political science at Purdue University. In 2016, Amy rejoined the nonprofit world as the vice president of mission and strategy for IT’S TIME TEXAS, an Austin-based organization that empowers Texans to lead healthier lives and build healthier communities. Amy loves traveling, camping, reading, binge watching TV and listening to podcasts. She and her husband, John, have two fabulous kids and one truly cool dog. She is the president of the Wonders & Worries board of directors.
Hogan Assessment Systems
Brandy Agnew is a highly regarded industrial and organizational psychologist and executive coach. She has an 18-year history of assessing executive talent, coaching senior leaders, and helping build leadership and team effectiveness. Currently, she serves as a senior leadership strategist Hogan Assessment Systems, providing subject matter expertise and thought leadership. Brandy lives life as a mother of three children, Cruz (13), Stella (11) and Van (7); a devoted wife and consummate professional. She is a past president of the Wonders & Worries Board, and serves on the boards of Westwood Country Club and Beyond Batten Disease.
Mark has spent the last 16 years working with various healthcare companies to deliver value to patients, providers and payers. He started with Eli Lilly and Company, collaborating with psychiatrists, internal medicine and long-term care physicians to help manage patients with depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mark transitioned to Myriad Genetics in 2008 and has held several positions, including his current role as National Sales Director where he leads a 200-person commercial team. He has in-depth working knowledge of the current oncology environment and how oncology providers make decisions to maintain clinical, operational and financial health within their marketplace.
Meredith lost her father when she was only 10 years old. She understands the power and profound impact communication and child therapy has in the development of children going through pain, suffering or loss due to a parent’s illness or death. Wonders & Worries became incredibly dear to Meredith’s heart when introduced to the organization over 10 years ago.
Meredith Bagan has lived in Austin for more than 20 years. She graduated from the University of Texas, and worked with KASE/KVET Radio stations and Forest Pharmaceuticals for numerous years. She is a mother of 9-year-old twins and is married to local businessman Jim Bagan. She is currently serving as PTO President for her children’s school, Eanes Elementary, along with involvement in several other local groups.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Jimmy has been a long-standing advocate for Wonders & Worries. He now serves as treasurer of the board of directors.
Mulberry Real Estate Partners
Tom Bogardus joined Mulberry Real Estate Partners as director of operations in 2017; before that, he worked at HTH Capital and Cushman & Wakefield. Throughout his 20+ year career in commercial real estate, Tom’s experience includes budgeting, commercial real estate, lease administration, account management and development. His portfolio encompasses office, MOB, industrial, flex and retail assets across the Northeast; Washington, DC; and Texas. Tom has served a wide range of clients including Fortune 500 companies, small family owned businesses, state and federal government agencies and high-net-worth individuals. Tom is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University and is married to his lovely wife Savanna. Tom and Savanna have two children, Jackson and Katharine.
Ross Buchholtz, CPA
J. Ross Buchholtz CPA, PLLC
Ross specializes in strategic tax planning, mergers & acquisitions, business sales, business purchases, real estate, ongoing business and individuals. Ross grew up in Austin. After graduating from Westlake High School, he attended Auburn University on a diving scholarship, where he earned a BS in accounting and became a three-time Academic All-American. Following graduation, Ross moved back home to Austin, Texas, and began his tax and accounting career in 1992. He has served on the Wonders & Worries Finance Committee for several years.
Renewal by Andersen
In 1979, Chris Cashion entered the home improvement business as a telemarketer. With one leg and both arms in casts from a motorcycle accident, cold calling for leads was about the only job he could find. From that humble beginning, he has done everything from designing direct mail, writing radio scripts to selling windows in customer’s homes.
After starting his own home improvement business years later, his core values became the guiding principles of the organization: integrity, commitment, balance, alignment and achievement. Working with the Renewal by Andersen brand exclusively now, Chris’ company represents most of Texas, Oklahoma and part of Arkansas. It made the INC 5000 list in 2016, and was included in the top 10 Austin Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in Central Texas the last few years. Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing and traveling with his wife of 36 years, Lisa Cashion, MD. He serves on the October 2017 No Worries Classic planning committee.
Anu Chadha, MD
Physician, Austin Regional Clinic
Anurekha (Anu) Chadha, MD, is the Director of Clinical Research at Austin Regional Clinic and has a clinical practice there, specializing in rheumatology. She is board certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. Dr. Chadha has extensive experience in research and has managed a multitude of clinical trials. She is married to Punit Chadha, MD, an oncologist, and they have young children. Anu enjoys traveling and supporting local charities.
Trek Doyle, JD
Doyle & Seelbach
Trek Carlsand Doyle is an owner of the law firm Doyle & Seelbach, PLLC which he co-founded in 2015. His practice focuses on civil litigation and he handles personal injury, employment, coverage, real estate and other commercial matters. Trek received his juris doctor with honors from the University of Texas.
Trek is married to Kristen Doyle, and they have one son, Cason. Trek became acquainted with Wonders & Worries in 2005 when Kristen was diagnosed with leukemia. Cason was five at the time, and their family became Wonders & Worries clients. Trek has served on the board of Wonders & Worries since 2007. He has also been involved in various cancer-related causes and has participated in four endurance events to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Kelly was introduced to the Austin nonprofit world through her board position on the Travis County Medical Alliance. In college, Kelly studied and earned a degree in human development and family relations. Wonders & Worries’ mission struck an immediate chord with her love and concern for the development of children. Kelly and her husband, Brannon, are the co-chairs for Wonders & Worries’ February 2018 Unmasked Gala. Kelly is also a wife and proud mother of four. She has a passion for promoting the health and well-being of children, committing much of her time to volunteering with local charities and nonprofits including Wonders & Worries, Travis County Medical Alliance, Big Brothers Big Sisters and HeartGift.
Beth Ivers, MBA
RJ Wronski Associates
Beth is an experienced entrepreneurial professional with a passion for growing and developing organizations, products and people. She currently works as vice president of client engagement and solutions for R.J. Wronski Associates, a boutique learning and leadership development organization with global reach. Previously, she was vice president of leadership programs for Austin-based Enspire Learning. She is a graduate of University of Texas at Austin’s Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program and holds her MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. A native Austinite, Beth is an avid golfer, a practicing yogi, an amateur chef and a wandering global nomad whose bags are always packed. She is excited to bring her experience to help Wonders & Worries scale their programs to reach audiences outside the Austin area.
John Lebowitz, MBA
John joined Stryker in 2010 in the newly created position of vice president, distribution and logistics. Prior to Stryker, John held various supply chain positions at Dell, Texas Instruments and Nortel. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Bentley University, and a master’s degree in business administration from St. Edwards University in Austin. He has been a keynote speaker at such events as the Gartner Global Supply Chain Symposium and the University of Tennessee Supply Chain Symposium. John lives in Georgetown, Texas, is married to Denise, and has one son, Michael. He has been involved with many community organizations including serving on the board of the Williamson County United Way. His hobbies include walking, Tai Chi, golf and gardening.
Brent’s love for nonprofits started at an early age when he watched both his parents give their time to organizations and causes. In college, Brent focused part of his studies on child life psychology, and spent his summers as a camp counselor at Peaceable Kingdom, a camp for children with chronic illnesses and special needs. As a native Austinite, he has seen the city grow, and with it, an increasing number of young families have moved here. As a result, the number of children who must cope with parents facing serious illnesses is increasing too. Brent joined the Wonders & Worries Board to make sure every child who has a sick parent can benefit from the services provided by Wonders & Worries. He is vice president of the board of directors and chair of the June 2018 Urban Scavenger Hunt.
With over 20 years of executive experience in finance and operations, Jim recently made a lifestyle change to work part-time to devote more time to his family. This has also allowed him more time to help others achieve their own dreams. Whether it’s through building financial models for a startup business or helping friends with retirement planning, Jim enjoys being able to lend his expertise to help others. Jim and his wife, Laurie, love to volunteer for all kinds of organizations and are working hard to instill that spirit in their children. He also recently discovered his love of dogs when Brownie, a Labradoodle, joined the family! Jim is excited to share his passion for helping organizations thrive with Wonders & Worries.
Courtney Yau, MD
Physician, Texas Oncology
Courtney Yau is a medical oncologist at Texas Oncology, dividing her time between Seton Williamson County Hospital and Seton Harker Heights. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. Yau specializes in medical oncology and hematology. She has a special interest in breast cancer and melanoma, including clinical research. Prior to joining Texas Oncology, Dr. Yau worked at Baylor Scott & White. Dr. Courtney Yau is married to Dr. Peter Yau, a pulmonologist/Intensive Care Physician. They have two young children and several dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and donating to local charities.