Meet the Team

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ALLISON SILVEUS

Co-Founder, CEO

A Designer, Educator, Geneticist & mom who has completed research work on in-group bias, language discourse, virtual reality & genetic variants for immunology.  In addition to consulting work for publishers, such as Pearson Publishing, she has designed Ready-to-Go Genetics Teaching Modules for other higher education faculty across the nation. She has assisted in coordinating a Latina STEM program, funded through several grants while engaging with other colleagues to share the impact of such programming. She is currently finishing up a doctoral degree at Texas Christian University and working at a medical school in Fort Worth, TX.  Her recent research work is around intersectionality for identity development and a book chapter on leadership adaptation in response to COVID-19. She spends her spare time dancing, co-authoring work with colleagues and enjoying time with family. 

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JORGE SILVEUS

Co-Founder

A Mechanical Engineer, Designer, Graphic Designer, and holds a patent (pending) focussing on designing more efficient, durable and precise drill bits for the Oil and Gas industry.  Prior publication work includes “Peak oil vs. Export Land Model”.  In his spare time, he enjoys being outside, spending time with family, working with his hands, and in general enjoys improving everything around him.

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JENNIFER JAMES

Chief Advisor

Jennifer James is a Founder of StrategyHous, a Strategy and innovation firm located in Dallas, Texas focussed on Consumer Products, Technology, and Social impact ventures. Through much success with working with many inventors, tech startups and global brands, Jennifer expande her innovation efforts across the US helping companies build their portfolios through collaborations. In between driving what’s next in products and technology, Jennifer serves on the TCU Young Chancellor Advisory Board, TCU Neeley School of Business Entrepreneur & Innovation Institute and St. Philip’s School & Community Center Board. Jennifer resides in Mansfield, Texas and is married with three children, Nathan (9), Riley (5), and Ayden (1) and married to Joe James.

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DR. FRANK PAPA

Advisor

Dr. Frank Papa serves as a medical faculty member with research interest in a learning sciences-based approach to educating current medical students.  His research endeavors began in 1979, and have continued on into integration of programming and math skills, that will provide a computer-based model of understanding how to diagnose patients.  This computer-based model for diagnostic reasoning led to the construction of an artificial intelligence tool called KBIT.  He has received numerous awards and published educational research from groups such as the AAMC, AACOM, Decision Sciences Institute, and ACEP.  He has received funding from organizations including the United Stated Department of Education and NBOME.  He earned his DO from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and later received a PhD in Higher Education/Computer-Based Education and Cognitive Systems from UNT.

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ANGELA BROWN

Financial Advisor

Angela Brown holds degrees in Accounting and English, with a minor in Geology, and she is a CPA.  She is a member of various professional organizations such as the Texas Society of CPA’s and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Inc. (COPAS).

 

Ms. Brown has worked for companies that specialized in manufacturing, financial services, defense and research. These companies include Northrop Grumman, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of North Texas, Associates Cash Express and Texas A&M University Research Center Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. 

 

Ms. Brown also worked in the oil and gas industry, working at companies ranging in size from small independents to fully integrated oil & gas companies.  She began her industry career in oil and gas at Fina Oil & Chemical and Petrofina Gas Pipeline, first managing offshore revenue accounting and later becoming a member of a newly formed natural gas marketing team. At ANG Holdings, LLC, Ms. Brown was directly involved in the project management and business development of an electronic gas flow telemetry device and natural gas data re-delivery service over a secure web site; a method of data gathering that revolutionized the energy industry.  More recently, she worked for Penn Virginia Corporation, where she was the senior financial analyst for the midstream division of the company. She moved to Fort Worth in 2010 and joined Petroleum Exploration Company, Ltd., where she was the controller until 2016. Throughout her career, she has held numerous positions, including, but not limited to, natural gas marketing, contract administration, financial analysis, budgeting, forecasting, treasury, project management, and she has built and conducted in-house professional training programs. 

 

Currently, Ms. Brown is the Accounting Manager for Vetoquinol USA Inc., an affiliate of a global veterinary pharmaceutical company headquartered in Lure, France.

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