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Women in Leadership - Guest Speakers

Let's learn more about our Keynote Speaker and Panelists of this empowering program.

Janet DePuy - Keynote Speaker

Janet represents Place 3 on the City Council. Prior to being elected in 2019, she served on the City of Richardson Plan Commission for more than 10 years, presiding as vice chair in 2018. DePuy has lived in Richardson for more than 30 years in various Richardson neighborhoods and has worked as a top Realtor in the area. Most recently she has served as a board member for the Heights Park Neighborhood Association (HPNA) since its inception in 2005, including 10 years as president. She is an alumna of Leadership Richardson XXXIII and serves on the Board of the Arts Incubator of Richardson (A.I.R). She was named a Richardson Real Hero in 2018 in recognition of her volunteer work. A graduate of Cheyenne Central High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she attended the University of Wyoming and completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas at Dallas. DePuy has a daughter, a son, a stepson and two granddaughters.

Rosy Robson McCreary - Panelist

Rosy joined FPC Richardson in 2018 for her first call after graduating from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA with a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education. A native of Black Mountain, NC (near Montreat), Rosy attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she studied sociology. Rosy has held leadership positions in student government at each of her campus stops, as well as helping launch the Joyful Feast, a new worshipping community in Richmond. Rosy has a deep love for Christ’s Church and is passionate about building relationships and fostering discipleship in creative and collaborative ways. She is married to a wonderful husband, Jay, and they have the sweetest puppy in the world named Lucy.

Hollis Owens - Panelist

Hollis Owens graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience from Washington and Lee University in Virginia and went on to get her Masters in Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas in 2000 where she was the recipient of the Marge Barre Award for Clinical and Academic Excellence. Hollis was a pediatric physical therapist for 20 years. During her many years in the healthcare setting, Hollis had the opportunity to work with patients in clinical research trials, inpatient, outpatient, home health, and school-based physical therapy. Through her work as a physical therapist, Hollis learned about the many barriers that people with disabilities face out in the community. To Be Like Me was founded in an effort to educate students, teachers, and community members about how to be more inclusive, kind, empathetic, and compassionate. Hollis lives in Richardson, Texas with her husband Brian and four daughters – Charlotte, Lawrence, Emily, and Leddy.

Mona Kafeel - Panelist

Mona Kafeel, Chief Executive Officer, of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. Mona is a proud Plano resident and served several years as a member on a Plano Independent School District PTA. Mona has continued to give back to the community through participation in the Plano Senior Advisory Board where she served as a Senior Advisory Board Member to the Mayor of Plano. In addition she served as a Public Policy Committee member for Texas Council on Family Violence, and was a Cultural Diversity Trainer to the Dallas Fire Department. Mona and TMWF are continuing to make an impact and create a safer world for the next generation of women leaders.

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