Kingwood Area Republican Woman
Slate of Officers for 2021 Election
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.
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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-
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.
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.
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.