Chairpersons & Committees

STANDING COMMITTEES

Parliamentarian
Beth Trimble, CPC, Red Oak ISD

Review of Financial Records & Procedures
Chair: Cheryl Loosmore, Lake Travis ISD
Committee: David Wiechmann, Pflugerville ISD; Eddie Villa, Austin ISD

Professional Awards
Chair: Traci Marlin, Midway ISD
Committee: Craig Eichhorn, APR, Alien ISD; Melissa Tortorici, Texas City ISD; Keyhla Calderon-Lugo, Edgewood ISD; Matthew Jones, Castleberry ISD

Scholarship
Chair: Courtney Sanguinetti, Lindale ISD
Committee: Jenny Davenport, Santa Fe ISD; Montreal Williams, DeSoto ISD

TSPRA Conference
Chair: Veronica Castillon, APR, TSPRA President
Committee: See Conference Committee

Executive Director Evaluation
Chair: Veronica Sopher, President-Elect, Fort Bend ISD
Committee: Veronica Castillon, APR, Laredo ISD; Monica Faulkenbery APR, Northside ISD; Sherese Nix-Lightfoot, Lancaster ISD; Jennifer Bailey, Jarrell ISD

Nominating
Chair: Veronica Sopher, President-Elect, Fort Bend ISD

Chair
Veronica Sopher, Fort Bend ISD, TSPRA President-Elect

Gulf Coast Area
Shawna Currie, Victoria ISD
Craig Verley, Mission CISD, Alternate

Houston/Beaumont Area
Kristi Hernandez, ESC-4
Art Del Barrio, Pasadena ISD, Alternate

East Texas Area
Matt LaBlanc, Bryan ISD
Jamie Fails, Willis ISD, Alternate

North Central Area
Anthony Kirchner, Crowley ISD
Megan Overman, EMS ISD, Alternate

Central Texas Area
Cristina Nguyen, Austin ISD
Tim Savoy, Hays CISD, Alternate

San Antonio Area
Patti Pawlik-Perales, Alamo Heights ISD
Pending, Alternate

West Central Area
Lara Robertson, Waco ISD
Jennifer Marshall-Higgins, CPC, ESC-12, Alternate

Northwest Texas Area
Erin Gregg, Lubbock ISD
Kenneth Dixon, Lubbock ISD, Alternate

Far West Texas Area: TBD
Andrew Reynoso, Canutillo ISD
No appointment made, Alternate

At-Large Vice President-Place 1
Sean Hoffmann, Seguin ISD
Ed Suarez, SCUC ISD, Alternate

At-Large Vice President-Place 2
Danielle Clark, APR, HCDE
Stephanie De Los Santos, HCDE, Alternate

At-Large Vice President-Place 3
Anthony Tosie, Lake Dallas ISD
No appointment made, Alternate

Strategic Planning
Chair: Veronica Sopher, President-Elect, Fort Bend ISD
Committee: Veronica Castillon, APR, Laredo ISD, Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Northside ISD; Rebecca Villarreal, APR, New Braunfels ISD; Stephanie De Los Santos, HCDE; Emily Conklin, CPC, Highland Park ISD; Denise Blanchard, Amarillo ISD; Ian Halperin, Wylie ISD; Tiffany Veno, Garland ISD; Justin Elbert, Klein ISD

Teller
Chair: Jeff Meador, APR, Granbury ISD
Committee: Valonia Walker, Aldine ISD; Stephanie Fretwell, Amarillo ISD

Past Presidents’ Council
Retired TSPRA Past Presidents are priority conference volunteers and per TSPRA bylaws/standing rules active TSPRA Past Presidents serve on Strategic Planning Committee and Professional Awards Committee

At-Large Representation by Diversity/Expertise

  • Rebecca Villarreal, APR, New Braunfels ISD- APR accreditation, crisis communication, fast growth districts and partnerships
  • Stephanie De Los Santos, HCDE-marketing, branding, multi-lingual
  • Sherese Nix-Lightfoot, Garland ISD, large department head, social media, member with fewer than 5 years TSPRA membership

AD HOC COMMITTEES

Star Awards Review
Print Newsletter & Holiday/ Commemorative Chair: Clarissa Silva, Texas City ISD
Committee: Wendy Sledd, Copperas Cove ISD; Anthony Kirchner, Crowley ISD

E-Newsletters Chair: Marco Alvarado, Lake Travis ISD
Committee: Deborah Sillman, San Antonio ISD; Justin Warnasch, Tomball ISD

Annual Report, Communication Plan, Handbook/Manual Chair: Carol Vaughn, HCDE
Committee: Rebecca Slack, Fort Worth ISD; Chrystal Payne, North East ISD

Non-English Chair: Gustavo Reveles, El Paso ISD
Committee: Susan Passmore, Goose Creek ISD; Romeo Canto, Edinburg ISD

Magazine & Consideration of Adding Digital Magazine Category Chair: Hayley Herring, Carroll ISD
Committee: Clare Haefner, TCTA; Denise Blanchard, Amarillo ISD

Consideration of Adding Fine Arts Photography Category Chair: Jason Gatell, North East ISD
Committee: Dave Einsel, HCDE; Matt Lucas, Deer Park ISD; Mimi Valdez, Lardo ISD

Budget
Chair: Veronica Castillon, APR, Laredo ISD
Committee: Veronica Sopher, Laredo ISD; Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Northside ISD; Rebecca Villarreal, APR, New Braunfels ID; Stephanie De Los Santos, HCDE ISD; Emily Conklin, CPC, Highland Park ISD; Cheryl Loosmore, Lake Travis ISD

APR Accreditation
Chair: Rebecca Villarreal, APR, New Braunfels ISD
Committee: Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Northside ISD; Candace Ahlfinger, APR, retired; Tim Carroll, APR, retired; Craig Eichhorn, APR, Alief ISD; Veronica Castillon, APR, Laredo ISD; Angela Duitch, APR, Tyler ISD; Arianna Vazquez-Hernandez, APR, CPC, PSJA ISD; Sheleah Reed, APR, Aldine ISD; Megan Overman, APR, CPC, EMS ISD; Leanne Libby, APR, Corpus Christi ISD; Jeff Meador, APR, Granbury ISD; Tami Sophia, APR, Brazosport ISD; Danielle Clark, APR, HCDE

Document Vault
At Large VPs, by virtue of job
Committee: Rebecca Villarreal, APR,, New Braunfels ISD; Stephanie De Lost Santos, HCDE ISD

NSPRA Liaison
TBD

TASA/TASB Fall Conference Resource Center
Cecilia Jones, CPC, Little Elm ISD

Crisis Team Development
Chair: Patti Pawlik-Perales, Alamo Heights ISD
Committee: Ian Halperin, Wylie ISD; Melissa Tortorici, Texas City ISD; Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Northside ISD; Tim Savoy, Hays CISD; Sylvia Rincon, Southside ISD; Kristin Zastoupil, Forney ISD

Digital Magazine
Chairs: Stephanie De Los Santos, At-Large VP 2; Veronica Castillon, APR, TSPRA President
Committee: Art De Barrio, Pasadena ISD; Cissa Madero, Pearland ISD; Sheleah Reed, APR, Aldine ISD; Adam Holland, Texas City ISD

Online Learning Program & Delivery
Chairs: Rebecca Villarreal, APR, At-Large VP 1; Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Immediate Past President

First Year Communication Academy (FYCA)
Chairs: Rebecca Villarreal, APR, At-Large VP 1; Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Immediate Past President

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
Chair: Veronica Castillon, APR, TSPRA President
Co-Chair: Justin Dearing, Carroll ISD
Committee: Veronica Sopher, APR, President-Elect; Monica Faulkenbery, APR, Immediate Past President; Rebecca Villarreal, APR, At-Large VP 1; Stephanie De Los Santos, At-Large VP 2

Preconference Day Chair: Emily Solis, Frenship ISD

Day One Chair: Claudia Rodriguez, Laredo ISD

Day Two Chair: Erin Gregg, Lubbock ISD

Day Three Chair & Star Awards Banquet: Dawn Parnell, CPC, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

EMP Chair: Justin Dearing, Carroll ISD

Donald Williams, Mansfield ISD (multi-member departments, TSPRA Veteran)

Timothy Richardson, Lancaster ISD, Conference Photographer

Web/Creative Chair: Sam Alaniz, Medina Valley ISD

Star Awards Banquet Decorations: TBD

Vendor Relations: TBD

APR Accreditation Preparation Course: Rebecca Villarreal APR, New Braunfels ISD

President’s Luncheon: Conference Co-Chair

Retiree member Volunteers: Candace Ahlfinger, APR; Christi Willman; Brad Domitrovich; Steve Knagg; Barbara Hannah; Shirley Brothers; Verone Travis; Andy Welch; Kathy Clausen; Terri Cook

ZONE COORDINATORS

Gulf Coast: Kim Snead, Flour Bluff ISD

Houston/Beaumont: Chelsea Ceballos, Klein ISD

East Texas: Sheila Adams, Lufkin ISD

North Central: Emily White, Sunnyvale ISD

West Central: Jennifer Marshall-Higgins, CPC, ESC-12

Central/Austin: Marco Alvarado, Lake Travis ISD

Northwest: Matt Koumalats, ESC-16

Far West: Andrew Reynosa, Canutillo ISD

San Antonio: Sylvia Rincon, Southwest ISD

AT-LARGE VICE PRESIDENT LIAISONS TO:

Place 1-Rebecca Villarreal, APR: Scholarship, Audit, APR Accreditation, NSPRA, Crisis Communication, Fast Growth, Partnerships

Place 2-Stephanie De Los Santos: Professional Awards, TASA/TASB Convention, Midwinter, Teller, Marketing, Branding, Multi-Lingual

Place 3-Sherese Nix-Lightfoot: Star Awards Review, Bylaws