Board of Directors

Bob Freeman

Board Treasurer

Bob is a CPA and a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Texas Tech University. Bob has also served on the National Council on Governmental Accounting and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. Bob also coauthors a leading government accounting textbook, leads CPE seminars nationally, and often serves as a consultant and expert witness.

He and his wife, Beverley, have five children, two of whom are affected by Down syndrome.

odrjf@aol.com

 

 

 

Melynn Henry

Melynn Henry is a native of Amarillo and graduate of Texas A&M University. She is an Instructional Coach for Lubbock ISD in the language arts department.

She has been a dedicated High Point Village volunteer for the past several years. Her involvement at High Point is dedicated to her late “sister-friend”, Carey, who had Down syndrome. Melynn is married to Ryan Henry.

 

 

  

Jill Jacobus

Jill is the President of Scarborough Specialties, Inc. one of the largest promotional agencies in Texas. Jill and her husband of 19 years, Jay, have been blessed with three amazing adopted sons.

 

 

 

 

 

Courtney Jordan

Courtney serves as a Senior Vice President and Trust Officer for First Financial Trust.  She is from Lubbock and graduated with a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech in 1986.  She and her husband, Doug, have a wonderful blended family of four boys.  One of their sons was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome in high school.  With the support of the Burkhart Center at Texas Tech during his first year, he is beginning his junior year of college as an accounting major and successfully participating in campus life.

 

 

 

 

 

Brad Pettiet

Board President

Brad has served as the attorney for High Point Village and as a Board member since February 2008. Brad has been a practicing attorney for 28 years. He is a graduate of South Plains College, Texas Tech University and Oklahoma City University School of Law.

Bradley and Karon have been married for 38 years and are the parents of three daughters. Karon is a Special Education Teacher for Frenship ISD.

bmpettiet@sbcglobal.net

 

Debra Salley

Board Secretary

Debra Salley is a Family & Consumer Science teacher at Levelland High School. She currently teaches Nutrition & Food Science, Preparation for Parenting, Apparel and Child Development. Although she does not have a degree in special education, she enjoys including children with disabilities in her classroom.

She has a Bachelors degree from Texas Tech University with a double major in Home Economics Education and Clothing & Textiles. She also has a Masters degree from Texas Tech in Home Economics Education.

Debra’s daughter, Jennifer, has Down syndrome and is her inspiration for High Point Village. Jennifer is blessed with many special need friends in the Lubbock area. High Point Village allows her to keep these friends for a lifetime and allows Jennifer to achieve the independence and have an adult life. Debra also has an older daughter and three wonderful granddaughters.

dsalley@esc17.net

unspecified-1Sam Scheef

Sam is a lifelong resident of the South Plains.  After graduating from Texas Tech in1980, he was involved in the hardware and software industries.  In 1985, Mr. Scheef started a software development firm for crop insurance clients, as well as other nationally recognized companies in various industries.  The company grew, merged, and transformed into what is now the fifth largest crop insurance company in the United States, ARMtech Insurance Services.

Sam has two sons, one of which was diagnosed with autism at the age of 7.  The other son, Spencer, is a student at the University of Denver.

Mr. Scheef serves on the board at Peoples Bank and is Vice Chairman at ARMtech Insurance Services.

 

Dr. Andy Shaver

Dr. Shaver is a practicing physician in Lubbock, Texas. He is a graduate of UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Dr. Shaver is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He is also an accomplished speaker and author with an interest in the origins of human suffering and how to better address these issues through compassionate healthcare systems.

 

 

 

 

David Taylor
Board Vice President

David and his wife Jennifer, are very involved with Bacon Heights Baptist Church, High Point Village, the Burkhart Center for Autism Research, Special Olympics and other various adoption agencies across Texas. David and Jennifer have been blessed with three adopted children. Ashley has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Grant has Asperger’s Syndrome and Brooke is a very supportive sister to her special needs siblings.

 

 

 

Paul Wilson
Paul graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Engineering. He worked as an Engineer and later as Vice President of U.S. Sales for Continental Eagle Corporation in Prattville, AL and later for Consolidated Gin Company in Lubbock, TX. Paul has built and managed cotton gins in Georgia and Texas and currently is the General Manager of United Cotton Growers Cooperative in Levelland, TX.

Paul serves as a trustee and director of TACT, a health insurance trust serving agricultural cooperatives. He also serves on the Cotton Chair Advisory Council for Texas A&M University and serves as a board member of numerous state and regional Agricultural Associations.

Paul has 3 daughters. The youngest, Amy, born in 1993, has Down Syndrome.

paul.wilson@ucg.coop

 

Board Member Emeritus 

Joel Tankersley

Joel holds a Bachelors degree in Agriculture from Texas Tech University. He is a former partner in Hybrid Seed, where he was involved in production, operations, management and marketing for domestic and international clients. He was appointed to represent the ASTA on a fact-finding mission to India and Pakistan and was awarded the TSTA distinguished service award in 1998.

Joel and his supportive wife, Sallye, have three children, Dean, Jeff, and Krista. Joel is a deacon at Bacon Heights Baptist Church, he is a former Scout Master and past President of the Rotary Club.

jtank37@sbcglobal.net