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Board of Directors

Janet Asghar

President

Janet Asghar was educated in England obtaining a Bachelor of Education with Honors.  In 1975, Janet joined the University Officer Training Corps (part of the Territorial Army Reserves) at Nottingham, England.

After teaching in England for many years, she and her husband came to live in the United States.  In 1987, they moved to Austin, Texas where their 3 children have grown up.

Janet has been employed as a teacher and part of school administration, developing a hands on science curriculum, accreditation facilitator, college counselor and admissions manager.

Janet joined a company promoting entrepreneurship to teach in financial education to children and now has her own residential management company and works in management for a medical association.

Along with her children’s interests, she has joined the Boards of the Homeowners Association (1989-1992), Austin Children’s Choir (1997-2004), Liberal Arts and Science Academy Robotics Association (2012-2016), Austin Woman’s Forum (2000- present) and Operation Comfort (2004-present).


Lisa Miller

Vice President

Lisa Miller founded the Law Office of Lisa S. Miller in 2011.  Lisa’s practice focuses on providing quality legal services to corporate clients on transactional matters and general corporate maintenance including entity formation, mergers and acquisitions, financing, contract negotiations, and governance.

Previously, Lisa was with Jackson Walker L.L.P. where she practiced in the Corporate & Securities and Health Care Sections.  While she was with Jackson Walker, Lisa represented clients in a broad range of matters, including mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and financing along a broad spectrum of industries including health care, oil and gas, banking, and family offices.

Lisa has always considered San Antonio home and stays active in the community.  Lisa received her B.S. from Texas Christian University and her J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law.  Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons and can be found in the Texas hill country whenever she gets a chance.


Fred Jesse, Colonel, United States Army, Retired

 Secretary

Fred Jesse is from Nebraska and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska.  He received his Physical Therapy degree from the University of Iowa and his Master’s in Education from Trinity University.  Fred joined the United States Army in 1966 until 1995, when he retired.  Fred then worked in the civilian community working as a Physical Therapist from 1995 until 2004.  In 2004 Fred worked as a Physical Therapist at Brooke Army Medical Center and then the Center for the Intrepid from 2004 to 2015 when he retired.

Fred is very active with our sled hockey team.


Tom Roznowski

Treasurer

Tom Roznowski has served the public for over 45 years.  He began his career in public service in 1968 with the U.S. Navy as a line officer stationed aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea (CVA-43).  In 1973, he began his federal auditing career with the General Accountability Office (GAO) in the San Francisco Regional Office.  In 1976, he moved to Texas and continued working for the FEMA, Health, and Education Offices of Inspector General.  In 2006, he retired from federal service and began volunteering his time to Operation Comfort.


Ken Felty

Board Member

Ken Felty is a founding member of Helotes 4H Booster Club and instrumental in the purchase of land and building an activity center to house the largest 4H club in Texas. He is a life long member of the Helotes 4H Booster Club. He is involved in development of real estate in the Helotes area and a life member of the San Antonio Livestock Show. He served as a board member of Bexar County Junior Livestock Show. He is a founder of the Memorial Day Car Show, supporting those who have worn the boots of war. He is married to Ruth Artler Felty and has three children. He retired from University Health Science Center of San Antonio and now enjoys hunting and spending time with family.


Laura McAllister Johnson

Board Member

Laura McAllister Johnson was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1953.  In 1977, upon the completion of her education in banking, she moved to the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong.  Within six months she had, with a partner, started her own small design studio, a business which, over the next 14 years grew into the largest independent fully accredited advertising agency in Hong Kong.

Along the way Laura opened a chain of British Pubs and was co-founder of King&Country, the world’s leader in the production of military miniatures.  While in Hong Kong, Laura became highly involved in local charities which involved animals, children, the elderly and war veterans.

In 1994, Laura met her future husband, Belton Kleberg Johnson.  They married in Hong Kong in 1996.  Sadly, this happy epoch in Laura’s life was not to last.  Her beloved B became ill and lost his life to pancreatic cancer in 2001.

In 2002, Laura was blessed by the arrival of a beautiful baby boy, her chosen son named Jamie.  One year later, she was again blessed by the arrival of her precious baby daughter, Honor.  Jamie is now 11 years of age and Honor will soon be 10 years of age.

Apart from raising her family, Laura remains involved in King&Country.  She has been a member of First Presbyterian Church since 1995.  She also serves on the board of Mission Road Ministries and Operation Comfort.


Paul Mayer, M.D., Colonel, United States Army, Retired

Board Member

Colonel Mayer is a 1989 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.  In 1994, he received his Medical Doctorate from the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, and then completed a transitional internship at Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia.

Following a year deployment as Battalion Flight Surgeon for the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in the Sinai, Egypt, he completed the three-year emergency medicine residency at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Education Consortium in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

In 1999 he was assigned to Wuerzburg Army Community Hospital in Germany where he spent the first half-year deployed as the Officer in Charge of the Emergency Medical Treatment (EMT) section of the 67th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), establishing the initial CSH in the Kosovo campaign.  Upon redeployment, he served a Chief of the Emergency Department in Wuerzburg until 2002. During this tour, he also served as the Task Force Surgeon for Operation Victory Strike, the first-ever joint live-fire exercise with the new NATO partner, Poland.

From 2002-2005 he was the Chief of the Emergency Department/ EMS Medical Director at Ft Carson, Colorado and then attended Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in residence at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.  During his time at CGSC, he also earned an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas.

From 2006-7 he completed fellowship training in Emergency Medical Services and Medical Disaster Management at the University of Texas, Southwest Medical Center, in Dallas, Texas.  There he focused on planning and supervising large pre-hospital medical and ambulance systems, disaster response, and homeland security medical responsibilities.

Upon graduation from fellowship in 2007, Colonel Mayer became the Director, Department of Combat Medic Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  Here he supervised the training of all 68W, combat medics in the U.S. Army, and integrated the program into the tri-service Medical Education and Training Campus (METC.)

In 2008, COL Mayer deployed to Camp Bucca, Iraq where he served as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (DCCS) for the 31st CSH supporting Detainee Medical Care for the largest (20,000) detention facility in theater. He authored the initial program for theater detainee medical operations while there.

In 2012 COL Mayer became medical director at the U.S. Army EMS Program Management where he served as EMS medical director for all 36,000 medics in the U.S. Army worldwide.  In addition, he served four years as the U.S. Army delegate on the Board of the American National Registry of Emergency Technicians.

In 2014 he devised and directed the creation, funding and resourcing of the Center for Prehospital Medicine at the Army Medical Department Center and School at Fort Sam Houston, TX and served as its first director. This department consolidates the subject matter expertise, strategic and doctrinal medical planning for military operations worldwide and devises the cutting edge medical training programs for all prehospital and battlefield medical care for the U.S. Army Medical Department.

He retired from the United States Army in 2015 with awards including: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (2), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2), Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, NATO Medal, Multinational Force and Observer Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.

Now a civilian, Colonel Mayer practices emergency medicine at several facilities in Texas, including Methodist Hospital System in San Antonio, and as a partner in two new Freestanding Emergency facilities in San Antonio.  He also holds advisory board positions with Prytime Medical Devices and Medspoke, two small business start-up companies in the medical sector in San Antonio.

Paul served on the board of directors at Keystone school from 2009-2016, including 5 years as the board Chairman. During his tenure the board hired an incredible new head of school, created and executed a new strategic plan, successfully closed a $5 million capital campaign, funded and built a new science building, opened a new pre-school, attained record enrollment, revised and reconfigured a campus facilities master plan, expanded the campus with property acquisition, retired all long term school debt, and initiated and funded a $1 million endowment.

He and his wife Christine, a psychologist, have lived in San Antonio since 2007. Their three children attend Keystone School and are actively involved in ballet, fencing, swimming, music, equestrian events and team sports.


Trebes Sasser

Board Member

C. Trebes Sasser, Sr. is the Founder and President of Ridgemont Properties, Inc. and the Founder and Managing Partner of Sasser Royalties, LLC. Preceding these roles, Mr. Sasser worked for Venus Oil Company beginning in 1980 and left in 1984 to start Ridgemont Properties. Mr. Sasser graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1978 with a BBA in Finance.

Trebes is an active member of the National Association of Petroleum Landmen, National Association of Royalty Owners, San Antonio Landmen Association, San Antonio Apartment Association, Texas Apartment Association, and the National Apartment Association. He is a board member for Operation Comfort, San Antonio Youth for Christ, and the Valero Alamo Bowl. He is a past President and current member of the Alamo Kiwanis. Furthermore, he sits on the Board of Directors at Rio Bank.

Mr. Sasser is an active member of his church and holds weekly bible studies in the office. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura Sasser and their four children and nine grandchildren. When not in the office, he enjoys working on the ranch.


Ryan Snider

Board Member

Ryan Snider graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business/Sport Management.  Ryan received a Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing and Corporate Innovation in 2004 from Penn State University.  He is the Senior Director of Franchise Business Operations at Spurs Sports Entertainment and the senior officer for the San Antonio Stars and the Rampage.  In addition to Operation Comfort, Ryan also sits on the board for the SAISD Foundation.


Advisors

Gene Ames, Jr.

Jim Gorman

Francie Mannix

Linda Seeligson

Joci Straus

AnaPaula Watson

Saf Asghar – Ph.D-Technical Consultant

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