Bob was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Now retired, Bob spent 37 years with Mobil and ExxonMobil in various technical and management positions.
In addition to his for-profit experience, Bob has 13 years of non-profit experience. He volunteered with the Montgomery County United Way (2007 – 2016), serving on its Board as well as the Finance, Strategic Planning, Community Impact, and Strategic Investment Committees. His experiences with the United Way agencies and the needy combined with his love for childrenled Bob and his wife Pat to volunteer with CASA in early 2013 as advocates. Bob and Pat continue advocating while Bob serves on the CASA Board and Governance committees for the past 6 years.
Having co-chaired a United Way committee on behavioral health needs in Montgomery County, Bob was awakened to the community needs in its lack of resources and its complexities of treating behavioral health and insurance issues. This experience combined with the behavioral health struggles of a close family member has led Bob to join Mosaics of Mercy.
Dawn currently co-owns Healthy Life Unlimited Pilates Studio with her husband Michael. She is an NPCP Certified Pilates Instructor and personal trainer. Dawn graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Biology in 1991. That same year, she married her high school sweetheart. They have been married for almost 30 years, have lived in The Woodlands since 2004, and have three grown, amazing children. Dawn specializes in training clients that are just out of physical therapy, but not quite ready for group fitness classes. She has been teaching Pilates since 2001, and what started out as a hobby, has now become her passion.
Carolyn Robistow, M.Ed, LPC counsels overwhelmed and anxious people-pleasing perfectionists. Her first career as a teacher led to a calling in encouraging wellness for the person in the house who is carrying the mental weight of keeping everyone on-time, organized, healthy, and happy (even at the expense of that person’s own mental wellbeing). Carolyn and her family live in Magnolia. They love spending time outdoors with friends, dancing, and traveling the country to visit family. Carolyn was introduced to Mosaics of Mercy after opening her therapy practice in The Woodlands, and she immediately felt passionate about promoting Mosaics of Mercy’s mission throughout the area.
After graduating from Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Ferrell attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a four year Psychiatry residency training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where she served as the administrative co-chief resident as well as the chief resident of the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic.
Dr. Ferrell is board certified for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, Houston Psychiatric Society, American Group Psychotherapy Association, Houston Group Psychotherapy Society and Association of Women Psychiatrists.
In addition to her private practice in Spring, she maintains her affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine as Clinical Assistant Professor and joined faculty at Sam Houston State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Paige began serving her community in 1987 as a volunteer at the local women’s shelter after graduating from Texas A&M University. Eleven years of programming and management followed in Information Technology departments in the Houston area. She has over 30 years as a community volunteer, including VP of Philanthropy for National Charity League / The Woodlands / Texas Laurels chapter. Her passion in co-founding Mosaics of Mercy came as a result of the time and knowledge gained supporting a close family member struggling with mental health and substance abuse. Paige is raising her grandson with her husband Tom.
Featured in Hope Pieced Together podcast Episode 24
Ms. Sharp was named the President and General Manager of The Woodlands Township in February of 2022. She has 29 years of experience with the Township and its predecessor entities, serving as Assistant General Manager for Finance and Administration since 2001. The Township has consistently won awards for government accounting during her leadership. She served an integral role as part of the team that led the transition to the Township in its current structure and has promoted stability throughout prior leadership transitions. Ms. Sharp holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
Robyn was born in South Africa, raised in New Zealand and accepted a work transfer to the United
States 21 years ago, to lead Compaq’s North American Personal Computer Division. After graduating
college with a master’s degree in History and Political Science, Robyn worked for the NZ Department of Health developing health policies. Her move into the business world came via an opportunity with IBM where she had a very successful career in sales, marketing and business management.
Fourteen years ago, Robyn and her husband established their own business consulting firm which gave them the time to volunteer in the community. With a passion for speaking up for abused and neglected children, Robyn volunteered for CASA Child Advocates of Montgomery County as a Child Advocate, advocating for 25 children during that time. In addition, Robyn led the annual fundraising Gala; joined the Board, led the Governance Committee and Chaired the Board.
Robyn is also President of a non-profit, grass root membership organization, Aging in Place, The
Woodlands which provides neighborly support to residents of The Woodlands, choosing to age
independently in their own homes.
Having personal experience of the frustration involved in accessing appropriate assistance for mental health sufferers, from children to seniors, Robyn joined the Board to support the organization as it continues to develop efficient and effective ways of connecting those needing help with those providing appropriate recovery services and support.
Marina Silver is a champion for those in need. An entrepreneur, business owner and a designer, she takes inspiration from her neighbors and the organizations she has had the opportunity to work with that are changing the world. Marina has always loved people for who they are, not what they have. She and her husband Bryan Frenchek have been present as chairs and sponsors to countless non-profit organizations in Montgomery County – as helping those in need is something that is dear to her. The mission of Mosaics is close to their hearts as she & Bryan lost their son Brady to addiction. Marina has always realized it isn’t just about money, time is the ultimate investment when it comes to philanthropy. She is honored to give her time now to serve on the Board of Directors at Mosaics of Mercy.
Mark is a former Human Resources executive, who spent the last 9 years of his career working in Houston. He recently retired to Suttons Bay, MI with his wife Julie, a retired Registered Nurse. A native of Michigan, Mark spent much of his career in California, the Gulf Coast and Rotterdam, The Netherlands working in the Oil and Gas, Chemical and Marine Transportation industries. Early in his career he managed Group Homes and Work Programs for Developmentally Disabled Adults. The mission of Mosaics of Mercy is so powerful, that Mark wants to bring his energy to reinforce and strengthen the ability of Mosaics of Mercy to provide Hope, Resources and Education for every person in the greater Houston area dealing with brokenness; no matter the cause. Mark holds a Masters degree in Industrial Psychology from Western Michigan University; currently serves on the Board of Inland Seas Education Association, is a certified SCORE mentor and is blessed with two wonderful children plus two grandchildren.
Jeremy, LPC, began his career as a youth pastor. He then became licensed as a professional counselor and worked in a psychiatric hospital in the Houston area. After this experience, he worked on a mobile assessment team assessing psychiatric facilities. Seeing the need for a new team and a new approach to providing psychiatric and substance abuse emergency situations, he began his mobile assessment business Mental Health Solutions. He currently has a contract with Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as other small emergency clinics in the greater Houston area.
Featured in Hope Pieced Together podcast Episode 29