MWM-TX Steering Committee

The TxGCP MWM-TX Steering Committee charged with creating a multi-pronged strategy to engage 20,000 mentors, volunteers and role model across Texas through existing systems such as Texas STEM Connections in an effort to excite girls to pursue STEM experiences, classes, majors and careers. 

Steering Committee Members

  • Kristina Barker, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Walmart Health and Wellness, Dallas
  • Cindy Beau, Business & Domain Consultant, TCS - Tata Consultancy Services, Houston
  • Cindy Berkman, External Affairs, BP, Houston
  • Latoya Bullard-Franklin, Founder and CEO, The Bulsard Group, LLC, Houston
  • Tricia Berry, Collaborative Lead, Texas Girls Collaborative Project / Director, UT Austin Women in Engineering Program, Austin
  • JaNelle Casson, Extension Associate, Texas 4-H Urban Outreach Programs, Killeen
  • Nandika D'Souza, Regents Professor and Associate Dean-Undergraduates, University of North Texas, Denton
  • Kimberly Lane, Professional Development Affiliate with, Blended Learning Specialist, Lancaster ISD, Dallas
  • Candice Lawrence, Lead Science Instructor /Instructional Coach, Richardson ISD, Richardson
  • Mark Litzinger, Regional Health and Wellness Director, Walmart, Dallas
  • Andrea Nino-Penaloza, Research and Development Engineer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company, Tomball
  • Maria O'Connell, Vice President, Quality, Baker Hughes, Houston
  • Rama Ponnapati, Production Enhancement Operations, Baker Hughes, Houston
  • Tracy Richardson, Vice President, Recruitment Outsourcing Practice Leader, Agile-1, Frisco
  • Asha Vaidya, Curriculum Developer and Adviser for Thinking Media (Learning Blade), Sugar Land
  • Jeanne Waggener, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager, Walmart, Bellmead (Waco)
  • Terry Wood, Technology VP Research & Technology, Strategy, Planning and Communications, BP, Houston

Candice Lawrence, Maria O'Connell, and Rama Ponnapati are serving as Steering Committee Co-Chairs. Contact the MWM-TX Steering Committee by emailing