Jennifer Vernino, a native Texan, moved back to Texas in 2004 from Rochester, MN. The return to Dallas with her 3 kids and her husband Steve (a professor in Neurology at UTSW) allowed her to be closer to her family.
Jennifer and Steve have three grown children. Christopher, their eldest, is a software developer in Austin, TX. Megan, their middle child and oldest daughter, works as a chemical engineer for Pfizer in Kalamazoo, MI. Their youngest, Alexandra recently graduated from college and began her medical school studies.
Jennifer grew up in Denton and was involved in training and showing American Quarter Horses. As an adult, she enjoys dog training and currently works with her black labrador retriever, Eevee, on obedience trials, agility courses and barn hunt.
As a stay-at-home mother, Jennifer remained very active with her kids’ school, sports, and extracurricular activities. She served as president of the local Mockingbird chapter of National Charity League and served a term as the Regional Director for NCL. In addition, she served in school leadership roles, on educational committees, and program development within the Catholic School system. In recent years, she has worked regularly with Dwell with Dignity, a local organization that repurposes furniture and home décor to help underprivileged families furnish their first homes.
Jennifer has been a member of FWC since 2006 where she was introduced to the group by Stephanie Haley. She attended book group regularly as well as other interest groups and recently became active in FWC leadership roles.
Previously Featured Member
Pam Kimatian came to Dallas in 2017, joining her husband Steve who is a Vice Chair in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, and Anesthesiologist in Chief for Children’s Health System of Texas. She has served FWC as a member of the Programs Committee, and is the current FWC Treasurer and Co-President.
Pam has an undergraduate degree in accounting from University of West Florida and has worked as a cost accountant and as account manager for a medical billing service. Upon moving to Dallas, she chose to pursue a career path that would allow her to focus on her passion for personal fitness and wellness. Having completed a 500 hour training program she now enjoys her work as a Pilates instructor, teaching group classes and private clients. She loves the way Pilates can transform people’s lives, no matter age or level of fitness, improving strength, balance, and self-esteem.
Pam and Steve have three sons. Stephen is a 2021 graduate of The US Air Force Academy currently stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. Harrison is a rising senior at Notre Dame, where is has been an Epee Fencer on their NCAA Championship Team. Gregory is a rising sophomore at Jesuit Dallas who completed a 83 mile backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Reservation this summer.
Transitioning to a new city, FWC provided friendship and fellowship that she was extremely appreciative of and she looks forward to doing the same for other members of our community.