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
Committee appointments to be made no later than September 1

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
  • TBD

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: Mike Adkins, Ector County ISD

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

EMP Chair: Justin Dearing, Carroll ISD

One person office, mid-size districts, writing/journalism: Ronnie Zamora, Los Fresnos CISD

TSPRA Rookie, small districts: Peyton Trawick, Godley ISD

Web/Creative Chair: Sam Alaniz, Medina Valley ISD

Star Awards Banquet Decorations: Hanna Chalmers, Angleton ISD

Vendor Relations: Erin Gregg, Lubbock ISD

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: Lyndall Gathright, Corpus Christi 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-TBD