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Sarah is a native of upstate New York who spent 9 years in Boston after graduating. Sarah soon realized that the cold New England winters were not for her and traded in her snow boots for cowboy boots and moved to Austin in 2012.
Sarah is a Tax Director in the Asset & Wealth Management practice, specializing in state and local taxes. She has 13 years of public accounting experience and serves clients that sit in the fund of fund, private equity/venture capital and real estate space.
Sarah holds a BS in Business Administration and a MS in Taxation from Northeastern University. Sarah is a licensed CPA in Massachusetts and Texas, as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
In additional to her passion for state and local taxes, Sarah has a love for animals. She is active with the Heart of Texas Lab Rescue, a local animal rescue in Austin, where she serves as a foster mom to labs waiting to find their fur-ever home.
Education – Networking – Philanthropy
Ms. Jones founded Pyxis Care Management, a healthcare advocacy firm. Daily, she pairs her passion for improving lives with health industry expertise and 20 years of management and corporate experience with extensive senior management background in business analysis, sales, and marketing. Mindy is a Texas Certified Guardian, a Certified Senior Advisor, and was named a “Healthcare Hero” by the Fort Worth Business Press. Community service plays an important role in her life. Not only is she a mother, she is also a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of America and a member of National Alliance on Mental Illness. She and her husband are active in their church and in scouting as well as in their children’s schools. Mindy has been an active member of Texas Wall Street Women since 2015 and is an active member on the board.
Julie La Pata is a Manager in the Consulting division at J.Taylor & Associates, LLC, a CPA firm in Fort Worth, TX. Julie’s emphasis is in the healthcare industry, wherein she assists multi-specialty physician practices, hospital health systems, physician management companies, and private equity firms with business valuations and due diligence efforts related to mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining JTaylor in 2017, Julie worked in the Assurance Practice at Ernst & Young, LLC in Fort Worth, TX, with a focus in the Oil & Gas industry. In this role, she performed audit work for several Fortune 500 companies.
Julie is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy. She is a certified public accountant and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), Texas Wall Street Women (TXWSW), the Junior League of Fort Worth (JLFW), and the TCU Young Alumni Board.
Ana Coscia is a tax partner with Baker Tilly with almost twenty years of experience. She coordinates tax services; brings timely, value-added tax strategies; and provides on-going proactive planning advice to her clients. Her clients include companies in high growth mode or going through significant change. Ana’s experience includes time in industry that provides a unique perspective on client service.
Ana graduated from Texas Christian University with her Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting, and Master of Accounting.
Ana is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and Texas Wall Street Women (TXWSW).
Irene Minderhoud is a Senior Mortgage Banking Analyst at CBRE, a global leader in the commercial real estate industry. Irene joined the commercial agency closing group in February 2017 as an insurance analyst and became a Senior Closing Analyst in June 2018.
Ms. Minderhoud manages multifamily agency closing transactions with brokers and real estate firms across the country. Her expertise includes representing both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae as well as institutional borrowers. She also manages loan origination, funding, closing and purchase. Ms. Minderhoud is instrumental in establishing, documenting, and implementing policies and procedures. She also contributes to the development of software programs related to closing and servicing to improve efficiency and excellence as one of the top producing teams within CBRE.
Ms. Minderhoud received her B.S. in Finance from Trinity University and is currently pursuing her Texas Real Estate License.
Ms. Minderhoud is active in the Dallas/Fort Worth community. She is a member of several organizations, including The Junior League of Fort Worth, CBRE Women’s Network (Dallas), and Texas Wall Street Women.