Emily Hays

Board Member

Emily is currently a pharmacist at Healthsouth.

Dr. Sean Bush

Advisory Board Member

Bush has had a lifelong interest in reptiles and venomous creatures. He has written more than 50 publications on the treatment of bites and stings and has lectured on the local, national and international level. He has been featured in dozens of television documentary productions on several cable networks including Animal Planet, the Discovery Channel, National Geographic Television and PBS. Among other recognitions, he was an expert advisor on snakebite medicine to the White House Medical Unit from 2001-2009. Dr. Bush received a certificate of appreciation from the White House Medical Unit for Venom ER. The Unit is keenly interested in the topic as they are always on snake alert at Former President George Bush's Crawford, Texas ranch when he is there. The White House Medical Unit uses Venom ER for their training and told our Venom MD (and the Former President's namesake),

Alyssa Cannedy

Executive Director

Alyssa Cannedy serves as Executive Director of Peyton's Project. She earned her degrees in Education and Communications from Midwestern State University. Before joining Peyton's Project, Alyssa taught elementary education for 18 years.

Tricia Golding

Advisory Board Member

Currently employed with Hoegger Communications. She also serves on many boards including Non Profit Center and Peyton's Project. As well as member of the Rotary Club of Wichita Falls .

Dennis Cannedy

Advisory Board Member

Partner of Freemon, Shapard & Story with 35 years of experience in public accounting. Affiliated with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Wichita Falls Chapter of Certified Public Accountants, North Texas Estate and Financial Planning Council,National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Currently serves on the Advisory Board for Peyton's Project.

Dr. Scott Myers

Advisory Board Member

Specializes in Emergency Medicine in Wichita Falls and is affiliated with United Regional Health Care. Board certified for American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Physicians Specialists - Emergency Medicine. Currently serving as Advisory Board Member for Peyton's Project.

John Barnard

Advisory Board Member

Works as Sales Manager for Barnard Insurance. Serves with Ranch Days through Children's Miracle Network. Active board member for Peyton's Project.

Karla Dwyer


Joined Health South Rehabilitation Hospital of Wichita Falls 1995 serving as case manager, nurse manager, and currently Chief Nursing Officer. Currently a member Junior League of Wichita Falls and board member for Peyton's Project.

Ryan Matthews

Board Member

President/CEO of Trans Star Ambulance, a privately owned and operated ambulance service which provides ground transportation and ambulance service both locally and multicounty.

Tim Connolly

Board Member

Executive Vice President of American National Bank and Trust. Currently serves as board member of Peyton's Project.

Jennifer Risinger

Advisory Board Member

Account Manager at Texas Blood Institute. Member of Gold Coat Ambassadors and Vice President of Peyton's Project.

Debby Humbert


Director of Accounting Services and has worked at Freemon, Shapard & Story for 32 years. Certified as a Texas CPA in 1995. Expertise include private foundations, non profit organizations, and business/individual taxation. Currently serving on Peyton's Project and Texoma Planned Giving Council.