Kingwood Area Republican Woman

Slate of Officers for 2021 Election

Joyce Chambers

Joyce Chambers

President

Joyce Chambers was born and grew up in the Ozarks in Mountain Home, Arkansas. She moved to Houston during her junior year in high school, graduating from Galena Park High School. She attended the University of Houston majoring in Business. Joyce recently retired from a career as an office manager, legal administrative assistant and special events coordinator after 30 years with Scott, Clawater & Houston. This year, she and her husband William (Bill) celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. Joyce and Bill travel extensively and run, hike and climb mountains throughout the world. They have two daughters, one in Atascocita and one in Huffman, and four grandchildren. The Chambers are members of Second Baptist Church Houston North and are active in several ministries in the church. Joyce serves on the Board of the Bear Branch Trail Association and is a member of several local social organizations. Joyce says, “KARW has enriched my life through friendships and informative speakers.”

 

Joyce has been a member of KARW since 2015. She has served on the Board as part of the Hospitality Committee. In 2019 and 2020, Joyce also served with the Dan Crenshaw Election Campaign.

Kathleen Jordan

Kathleen Jordan

1st VP Programs

Kathleen  moved with her family to Kingwood, from Buffalo, New York in 1978.  She and her three siblings all attended grade school in Kingwood where she met her future husband, Todd Jordan, in the sixth grade. The couple have been married for 23 years. Kathleen and Todd have one son, Luke, who is currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio.

Kathleen received her BS from University of Houston and went to work for Administaff/ Insperity. During the early growing years of the company, Kathleen was able to learn the many aspects of running a successful small business.  From explaining benefits plans to running payrolls, to her final professional position- strategic alliance specialist- all preparing her to take an active role in conservative politics.  She saw first-hand the requirements and restraints the government could have on the small business community and how important it is to give back to the community you call home. Kathleen retired from the corporate world to concentrate on caring for her family.

With strong community roots, Kathleen is following in her mother and mother in law’s footsteps. Her mother, Merilyn, worked as a registered nurse for thirty years at Northeast Memorial Medical Center caring for new mothers and infants. Kathleen was inspired by her mother’s volunteer activities at St. Martha’s Catholic Church, where the family were outstanding members.  Kathleen has taught CCE (Sunday School) and is currently an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at her parish.  Her mother-

Alicia Spear

Alicia Spear

Membership

Alicia Spear recently moved from Stafford, Virginia to a small farm in Crosby, Texas. In Stafford, she was heavily involved with the Stafford County Republican Committee and was appointed to 2nd Vice Chair. She is currently a member of the Lady Washington Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution; the Captain James Asbury Tait Chapter, National Society Daughters of 1812; and a member at large of the National Society Daughters of the Union. She has served her Virginia DAR chapter as vice regent for 3 years and regent for 1 year. In 2019, she was chosen as the Virginia DAR State Outstanding Junior. She has served the National Society Children of the American Revolution as a senior leader for    6 years. 

 

Alicia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master of Arts in Teaching Middle School Social Studies and a graduate certificate in American History. She works for a government contractor in Virginia as a Contracts Management Specialist. She is proud of the work they do, as their mission is to improve the lives of service members, Veterans and their families. She is also a licensed real estate agent.

Her husband Toller is a member of the Texas Army National Guard and they have 3 boys and a girl. They also have a horse, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 6 goats and some chickens.  Alicia’s hobbies include swimming, cross stitching and making hair bows and earrings with her daughter.

Shannon Walker

Shannon Walker

Treasurer

Shannon Walker is a farmer’s daughter from South Texas who, after graduating with a Master’s Degree in Accounting, came to the big city of Houston in 2004 to pursue a career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She has been married to her college sweetheart, Rick Walker, for 17 years. After her first daughter was born, Shannon put her career aside to raise children and create a loving home. Rick and Shannon were immediately drawn to the community of Kingwood to raise their 3 daughters and a golden doodle named Cooper.

Shannon utilizes her accounting knowledge by serving multiple non-profit organizations as Treasurer. She serves on the Stewardship Committee at Kingwood First Baptist Church where she has been a member for the past 13 years. Shannon was one of the 2018 recipients of the FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center’s Women of Achievement award. When she’s not running around the community, you can find Shannon curled up reading a good book with a hot cup of tea in hand.

After Hurricane Harvey devastated their community and destroyed their home, Rick and Shannon decided to enter the political arena with Rick’s Congressional Campaign and advocate for federal funding for their flooded community. Shannon spent her time block walking, fundraising and organizing volunteers for the campaign all while living on the 2nd floor and being the general contractor for their flooded home. Shannon joined KARW in 2017 and has been involved in campaign activities for multiple Republican candidates and strives to keep her beloved State of Texas RED!

M'Liss Painter

M'Liss Painter

Recording Secretary

M’Liss Painter graduated from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, and earned a BA in Communications and English. She later returned to LMU to earn a California Teacher’s Credential. Throughout her thirty-eight year teaching career, she has taught grades 2 through 12. As a teacher at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, she earned the distinction of Teacher of the Year. After retiring and moving to Houston, Texas four years ago, she decided to return to her profession and teaches Art at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School in Humble. M’Liss and her husband Charles married while he was serving as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. They recently celebrated thirty-six years of marriage and have three adult children, Matthew, Travis, and Shelley. M’Liss joined Kingwood Area Republican Women in July 2016 and accepted the position of Historian. She attended Abbott University Training, became a Voter Registrar, and has served as Delegate to the State Convention twice. She received the Family Time Women of Achievement Award for Human Services and was a Texas Federation of Republican Women Tribute to Women Honoree. M’Liss was nominated and served for two years as KARW President in 2018 and 2019. She currently serves on the KARW Board as Americanism Chair. She is passionate in her support of the Republican Party and its ideals and values. M’Liss is dedicated in her support of Republican candidates and elected officials. She has wholeheartedly embraced Texas as her new home.

Stacy Sherman

Stacy Sherman

Recording Secretary

 

Since moving to Kingwood in 2001, Stacy has been an active volunteer serving in various positions within Humble I.S.D. schools Greentree Elementary, Creekwood Middle, and Kingwood High.  Volunteer positions have included “room mom” for 15 consecutive years; Chess Club Advisor, 4 years; Yearbook Advisor, 8 years; Reflections Chair, 5 years; Project Graduation, 3 years; inaugural KHS Annual Fund photographer; and KHS NJROTC Booster Board member since 2017 and current President.  Additionally, Stacy has been a volunteer photographer for Sunshine Kids since 2010; fundraising for Wreaths Across America since 2018, and committed to the annual Walk With Me fundraising event at the Houston Zoo for EasterSeals of Greater Houston, since 2016.

Veteran of the U. S. Air Force

Born into a family of heroic veterans who have proudly served our great country fighting in WW2 and Vietnam — Stacy followed in her big brother’s footsteps and enlisted in the United States Air Force immediately following graduation from high school.  Stacy attended Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, TX from 1983 – 1987.  Military service began for Stacy with delayed enlistment June 1987 and active duty starting January 1988.  Stacy served as an airman 1st Class/Medical Service Specialist at Lackland AFB, TX; Sheppard AFB, TX; Maxwell AFB, AL; and Bergstrom AFB, TX.  Stacy was Honorably Discharged March 1991.

REALTOR®

Stacy is a Real Estate agent licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.  Stacy began her career in real estate in 1998 as a photographer for the Dallas Times Herald.  She is continuing her career in various positions including Commercial Property Management in the River Oaks District of Houston; New Home Sales in NE Houston for K. Hovnanian Builders; and currently a Commercial and Residential Real Estate Agent serving the Kingwood area.  Since 2014, Trade Association Membership includes:  National Association of REALTORS®; Texas Association of REALTORS®; and the Houston Association of REALTORS®.

Partner and Mother

Stacy and her partner Leanne, together, have 4 children — Marqus, Anna, Chloe, and Mason.   Marqus is a licensed real estate agent providing services to the NE Houston area; Anna is in her 2nd year at Loyola Law School in Chicago, IL; Chloe is a sophomore at UT Dallas studying Actuarial Science; and Mason is a Junior at KHS with plans to serve in the National Guard after graduation 2023.