Steven J. Kean, JD
Director / Board Chairman
Steven J. Kean holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a law degree from the University of Iowa. He has worked in the energy industry since 1985 in various commercial, operational and legal positions, primarily in the wholesale energy and pipeline sectors. He is the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Office of the Chairman of Kinder Morgan, Inc., one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in North America. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kinder Morgan Canada Limited. Mr. Kean is responsible for developing and executing the company’s vision and strategy and allocating capital to Kinder Morgan business units in a disciplined manner.
Melissa Kean, PhD
Director / Secretary
Melissa Kean is a member of St. Joseph Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas. During her time as the Historian of Rice University, she was named one of “Houston’s 41 Most Fascinating People” by the Houston Chronicle. Dr. Kean holds a BA from Iowa State, a Master’s degree from Creighton University, another Master’s degree from Rice University, and a PhD from Rice University. In addition to four history degrees, she also earned a JD from the University of Iowa. Dr. Kean’s leadership experience extends from her work with a private religious school for children to her service on a university board.
Gregory Asaf, CPA
Director / Treasurer
Gregory Asaf is a member of St. George Orthodox Church in Houston, Texas, where he serves on the Finance Committee. He is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas and holds a BS in Finance from Lehigh University and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University. Mr. Asaf is currently the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis at Stallion Oilfield Holdings, Inc. He previously held corporate advisory roles at FTI Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he was responsible for advising companies with financial and operational restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and working capital management.
Shell Keim holds a bachelor’s degree in social science from Gardner Webb University and is a graduate of the Classical Teaching Apprenticeship at the CIRCE Institute. In 2015, after spending 25 years homeschooling her six children through sixth grade, Shell joined the administration and faculty of Holy Youth Christian Academy in Chapel Hill, NC, a Coptic Orthodox parochial school, where she serves as principal and teaches kindergarten. Shell is also a long-term member of All Saints Antiochian Orthodox Church in Raleigh, NC, where she attends with her husband, Protodeacon David Keim, their children, and their growing families. Shell was the director of church school education at All Saints for 20 years, managing teachers, developing curriculum, and teaching middle school classes.
Dragos Neacsu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Bucharest and a Master’s Degree in Mathematics from the University of Oregon. He has worked in the energy industry since 2006 as an analyst in natural gas and power markets. He is currently a Fundamentals Advisor at BP North America Gas & Power, based in Houston. Dragos is responsible for generating long-term supply views on North American natural gas and natural gas liquids, as well as supporting BP’s power markets views, including basin deliverability, market consumption, infrastructure developments, competing fuels and regulatory trends. Dragos has served as the treasurer and president of the Parish Council of the Church of Saint Joseph.
Archpriest Richard Petranek
Father Richard Petranek served as the pastor of St. Paul Orthodox Church in Katy, Texas until his retirement in the summer of 2018. He possesses valuable experience working with parish day schools. Fr. Richard functioned as a chaplain in a parish day school of 450 children in grades K-8. He was a member of the Southwest Association of Episcopal Schools for over ten years. As a pastor, Fr. Richard oversaw a school of 750 students in grades K-8. In both schools, his responsibilities included supervision of multi-million dollar capital campaigns. His responsibilities also included interviewing and approving future board members.
Henry J. Kaim, JD
Henry Kaim is a member of St. George Orthodox Church. A retired attorney, he has been a partner in the international, national and Texas law firms of King & Spalding, Bracewell & Giuliani, Akin, Gump, and Sheinfeld, Maley & Kay. Mr. Kaim has been admitted to the prestigious American College of Bankruptcy and has been recognized during his career as a Texas Super Lawyer. He obtained BA degree from Southern Methodist University and a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, where he was an editor of the Houston Law Review. A subdeacon of the Church, he has served as President, Vice President, and member of the Parish Council of the Church of St. George.