The IKSH Team

/The IKSH Team
Elizabeth Pudwill
Elizabeth PudwillPresident & Chair
Elizabeth works directly with the public on a daily basis at the Houston Chronicle as the Chronicle Reader Representative. She is also a secretary, columnist, and all around problem solver. A solution minded woman, helping people and finding solutions is what Elizabeth does best.

IKSH started in March of 2012 as a solution to a problem.

I Know Somebody Houston was born to create a large resource of women providing solutions to women with needs and share the concept that ‘you are not alone’; a fellowship of women helping women. The idea was shared from one powerful woman to another in a social setting.

Monthly meetings, offering free educational sessions, was the best way to bring a group together, to bond them and get the members supporting each other. It was also decided to keep IKSH women only.  A women only group made it safe for all women and provided opportunities to meet other women, make new contacts, friends.

The first meeting was June 6, 2012. We met at the downtown Houston library. The initial group invited women they knew.   There were about 60 women at the first meeting.

Ana Khan
Ana KhanSocial Media Expert
As the Social Media Chair, Ana works collaboratively with the Board to carry out IKSH’s Social Media structure and growth. Ana is also a photographer for Ama Photography and is employed at The Houston Chronicle. By serving on the Board, Ana fulfills her passion of giving back, inspiring hope and growth.
Marian LaSalle
Marian LaSalle Marketing
Marian LaSalle is the Co-Founder of Agency258 a marketing and promotions company based in Houston, Texas. Agency258 specializes in assisting businesses to ‘Get Seen, Get Heard and Get Talked About. Marian is a digital influencer in content marketing and loves connecting businesses with the products and services that move them forward.

Marian has over 17 years’ in client digital marketing experience, helping businesses with their social videos, website re-design and security, blogging content, email marketing strategy and countless other services. She and her team train or facilitate marketing ideas that work to drive traffic and gain online visibility. She started, developed and sold an IT firm before moving into the web design and marketing arena. Marian is passionate about her clients and has developed marketing programs to fit just about anyone’s budget.

Veronica Phillips
Veronica PhillipsSponsorship
Veronica Phillips earned a Master’s Degree in Social Worker from Stephen F. Austin State University. To compliment her degree, Veronica has over 11 years of professional experience in Marketing and Social Work. This experience has given her proper skills and tools needed to serve any demographic or population. Currently, Veronica is a valued employee in Marketing at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital. She serves on the IKS board in sponsorship. As a board member, Veronica is able to fulfill her passion for helping others by providing resources needed to help carry out their goals, dreams and visions.
Ashley D. Harris
Ashley D. HarrisTreasurer
Ashley Harris is the CEO of Behind The Numbers Financial Consulting. She understands what money really is, how to use it to attain and further your goals, when it can be used or invested in a better fashion, and she even know what to do when there just isn’t enough. Financial success is more than being able to pay your bills for the week or for the month but it’s about taking the area of finances head-on so that you can create a life you enjoy living.

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Amber Elliott
Amber ElliottEvents
Houston Chronicle society reporter Amber Elliott is a Texas native and veteran style expert. After serving as editor of Brilliant magazine, she left the Lone Star State for crash courses at Conde Nast Traveler and American Vogue before ultimately landing in the special events department of the famed fashion bible. Elliott has written for Style.com and assisted on set for Allure Russia, Vogue China, Vogue Japan and Tatler in addition to guest-editing fashion news for Hamptons magazine. From dressing Academy Award winners on the West Coast to covering features for the Houston Chronicle, she’s made a career out of living in style.
Karissa Littlejohn
Karissa LittlejohnSecretary
Karissa Littlejohn has a passion for helping women live their best lives. She empowers women through travel as a travel consultant and blogger at Traveling Kay LJ. As the Founder and Executive Director of WHYS Girls, she helps high school girls prepare for success.

Danielle Hoover
Danielle HooverSocial Media
Danielle Hoover from Hoover Works. Hoover Works Virtual Assistance helps busy women entrepreneurs and small business executives focus on generating revenue and building their client base by providing fully customized administrative assistance. The client base we serve is varied as is the scope of work/projects they require. We implement the client’s vision, goals, and administrative tasks. Helping busy women entrepreneurs is our passion!
Angela Lamonte
Angela Lamonte Photography
Angela makes I Know Somebody Houston look good. Angela has a unique gift for capturing the true essence of a person, and for helping them to feel at ease. She has traveled extensively, and is equally passionate about photographing people wherever she goes, building bridges between communities, and giving back. She is deeply interested in building authentic, and connected community both with the lens and without.

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