Meet the Board

John K. Bielamowicz – Presiding Member

John is the founder and President of Biel Partners, LLC, a commercial real estate brokerage and property tax consulting group based in Addison, Texas. He is also the Co-Founder of United States Mask, a manufacturer of N95 respirators made in North Texas.  He is a proud graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a concentration in Real Estate.  He is a volunteer pilot with Angel Flight South Central, and serves on the NAIOP North Texas Board of Directors. John and his wife Molly Beth live in Waxahachie with their sons William and Matthew.

Ronald S. “Ron” Palomares, Ph.D. – Vice-chair

Dr. Palomares is a practicing psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology in Denton, Texas. He is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and Philosophy at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, while also working part-time as a clinical psychologist in a long-term care/rehabilitation facility in Carrollton, Texas. Dr. Palomares served in the Texas Army National Guard and later commissioned into the U.S. Air Force as a missile launch officer where he served on active duty until his departure after obtaining the rank of captain, to pursue his doctoral degree in psychology. He has provided international psychological relief services in Nepal and South Sudan while contracted with Elisabeth Scheffer and Associates, as well as to military service members and their families as a Military Family Life Consultant, posted to Fort Hood (TX) and various military posts in Germany. Dr. Palomares is a fellow of the American Psychology Association, and member of the National Association of School Psychologists, as well as a past member of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Psychological Association. Dr. Palomares obtained his BA degree in psychology from Texas A&M University, a MA in counseling psychology from the Lesley University, and PhD in school psychology from Texas A&M University. Dr. Palomares is a Knight of Honor in the Brandenburg Bailiwick of the Knightly Order of Saint John of the Hospital of Jerusalem (Johanniter Order), originating in 1099 and is the oldest charitable organization in existence today.

Herman Adler, M.A.

Herman B. Adler, MA, of Houston, is a practicing licensed psychological associate with independent practice. Mr. Adler has worked in the mental health field in both inpatient and outpatient settings for over ten years and was appointed by Governor Abbott to serve on the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists in 2018. Mr. Adler is an associate member of the American Psychological Association and a member of the Texas Association of Psychological Associates. He received a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Jamie Becker, Ph.D.

Dr. Becker is a psychologist who is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and practices at Children’s Health Children’s Medical Center. Training and supervision are areas of particular interest for Dr. Becker; she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Associate Director of Training for the APA-Accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology at Children’s. Clinically, Dr. Becker’s work is primarily in pediatric health psychology, delivering care to patients with chronic illness, mainly cystic fibrosis. She currently serves as Clinical Manager of the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, which delivers mental health and crisis stabilization services to youth who are medically hospitalized or seeking emergency care across the Children’s Health system. Dr. Becker is a member of the Texas Psychological Association, the Dallas Psychological Association, and the Society of Pediatric Psychology; she also sits on the National Mental Health Advisory Board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She completed her doctoral degree at the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, her predoctoral internship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.  

Ryan T. Bridges

Mr. Bridges is a Risk Analyst with Total Petrochemicals, a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven supermajor oil companies in the world. He previously spent a number of years in insurance and financial services as the Director of Recruiting for the Fitzpatrick Group, and as a Financial Representative with AIG Financial Network. He was appointed by Governor Abbott in 2018, and formerly served as the Student Regent on the Texas State University System Board of Regents and Student Representative on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in General Business from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. Additionally, he is an Eagle Scout and a Master Mason with the Freemasons – Grand Lodge of Texas, as well as a Life Member of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association. Ryan and his wife Amanda reside in Houston.

Jeanette Deas Calhoun, Ph.D.

Susan Fletcher, Ph.D.

Susan Fletcher, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist and licensed specialist in school psychology in Frisco, Texas.  She is in private practice specializing in working with families and also serving in various roles forensically.  She is an author and presents at national conferences.  Dr. Fletcher is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, American Association of Suicidology and her local professional organizations.  She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Performance from the University of Florida and her graduate degrees from Texas Woman’s University in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology.

Sangeeta Singg, Ph.D.

Dr. Sangeeta Singg, PhD, LP is a professor of psychology at the Angelo State University (ASU) where she started the graduate counseling psychology program and served as the Program Director for many years. She is a past president of the Psychological Association of Greater West Texas (PAGWT) and received “Top Honors with an Award of Meritorious Service” and “Outstanding Leadership as the President, Unfaltering Dedication, and Unrelenting Meritorious Service for Ten Years to the PAGWT.” Her other honors include “Jimmy Alvarez Outstanding Contribution to the Counseling Profession” award from Three Rivers Counseling Association, ASU Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, Phi Delta Kappa Research Award, and Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Ambassador Award. She was recently named as the “Remarkable Woman of Concho Valley,” a Nexstar Media initiative to honor women who have had influence on “public policy, social progress and the quality of life” and who make “difference by self-achievement, community contribution and family impact.” She was also named a “San Angelo Woman to Watch” by the San Angelo Business & Professional Women’s Club. ­ Singg has served on numerous local and national boards of directors of nonprofit organizations including the board of the American Heart Association, Tom Green Division for 35 years, serving four terms as president. She is also an avid researcher with 45 publications and 120 presentations. Singg holds a bachelor’s degree from Punjab University, a master’s degree from Mississippi State University in sociology, and master’s and doctoral degrees in psychology from Texas A&M-Commerce.

Andoni Zagouris, M.A.

Mr. Zagourisis a licensed psychological associate and licensed specialist in school psychology who spent a number of years in the Rio Grande Valley region providing assessments and counseling services for adolescent students dealing with mental health issues. Prior to practicing school psychology, he worked with various rehabilitation groups. Mr. Zagouris received a Bachelor of Science in secondary education and a Master of Arts in psychology and education from Texas A&M University – Kingsville.