Meet the Circle of Directors

Heather Pelley, Director of Membership & Engagement 

Heather Pelley, Director of Membership

Heather a Tennessee native, go VOLS!  Heather is a License Manager in the Shared Services Center in Oracle San Antonio.  She has more than 12 years of contracting experience encompassing federal contracts, non-profit, and for profit commercial markets.  Prior to Oracle, Heather served eight years active duty in the Air Force prior to working as a Sr. Subcontracts Specialist at Southwest Research Institute and then moving to Oracle America Inc.  Heather is a member or OWL (Oracle Women Leaders) who is a coalition partner of YWTF.  Heather is passionate about access to education for girls and women.


Shenée Simon, Founder and Executive Director

Shenée Simon, Founding Member & Director

Shenée is a Virginia native with an emerging presence in the San Antonio community has over fifteen years of experience in for-profit and not-for-profit sectors specializing in Human Resources, Education and Non-Profit Management. Most recently she has established the Younger Woman’s Task Force (YWTF) San Antonio. She has been an AAUW member since 2013. She also serves as AAUW Texas Public Policy Co-Chair.

Shenée has held influential roles such as Director of Development-The Jeremiah Center: Homeless Initiative in Orlando, FL, Director of the Transition from Welfare to Work Program with the Virginia Foundation for Women, led Development/Fundraising work at two prominent all girl independent schools in Virginia. She is a proven performer committed to the betterment of women and girls in her community where she lives and works. Her commitment to community and service has allowed her to serve on local, state, regional and national boards.

Shenée is currently pursuing a M.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Southern Connecticut State University. She holds a M.A. in Human Resources Management/Non Profit Management from Rollins College and B.A. in Women’s Studies & Leadership Studies from the University of Richmond.

Shenée is married and proud parent of three! She is excited to be a new Texan! ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

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