In accordance with the Federation Bylaws, the Board consists of both elected and appointed Officers each serving a one year term.
The twelve officers elected and installed during the Spring Federation Business Meetings are: the Federation President, the President-Elect, the Vice President at Large (who is the Immediate Past Federation President), seven Vice Presidents, the Recording Secretary, and Treasurer. The officers appointed by the incoming Federation President are: the Parliamentarian, the Corresponding Secretary, the Electronic Information Chair(s), the Parent Social Chair(s), Aggie Mom Camp Chair(s), the Hospitality Chair(s), the Historian and Development Chair.
All Officers serve a one year term from one Spring Federation Business Meeting to the next, except the Treasurer, whose term ends at the end of the Federation’s fiscal year, May 31st.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see each officer’s bio.
Home club: Tyler, District 12
Home club: Fort Bend, District 6
Home club: Coppell, District 1
Home club: Austin, District 5
Home club: Pearland, District 6
Home club: Brazos, District 4
Home club: Dallas, District 2
Home club: Randolph Area, District 8
Home club: Brazoria County, District 6
Home club: Galveston County, District 6
Home club: Waco-McClennan, District 16
Home club: Medina County , District 20
Home club: Fort Bend , District 6
Home club: Galveston County, District 6
Home club: Collin County, District 2
Home club: Kaufman County, District 2
Home club: Galveston County, District 6
Home club: Tyler, District 12
Home club: Pearland, District 6
Home club: Austin , District 5
Home club: Hill County, District 16
Home club: El Paso, District 10
Home club: Brazos County, District 4
Home club: Galveston County, District 6
Home club: Tri-County, District 4
Home club: NWHC, District 17
Federation Board Bios
Federation President 2021-2022: Katherine (McMordie) Latham ’80
Katherine M. (Katie) Latham ’80, is the current President of the Federation of Texas A&M Mothers’ Clubs. She received a B.S. in Recreation and Parks Business Administration from Texas A&M University in 1980 and a Masters in Elementary Education from Texas A&M Commerce in 1992. Katie is a proud Aggie daughter, wife, and mother. Her husband, Greig S. Latham ’80, earned his Electrical Engineering degree in 1982. Sons Major Garrett Latham ’08, and retired Captain Stuart Latham ’11, were Distinguished Military Graduates, members of Company E-1 in the Corps of Cadets, and officers in the United States Army.
Katie’s passion is serving others. Her career began in convention coordinating. As Account Executive for T.H.E. Meeting Planners, she planned and implemented major events and international travel for Frito-Lay, Southwestern Life Insurance, Fox & Jacobs, and Boy Scouts of America. Once her sons were in high school, she began teaching Kindergarten and first grade before specializing in ESL in a Title 1 school in Allen, Texas. Volunteer activities spanned Allen Lacrosse Treasurer, BSA Troop Committee, Chairman of Richardson Junior League-Kids on the Block, Children’s Program Coordinator for Community Bible Study, and President of Mothers’ Culture Club. She is Managing Partner of Keeva, LC, a software automation company whose clients include Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Link America. Katie is a certified Beekeeper and has bred miniature schnauzers. She and Greig are members of West Erwin Church of Christ.
Katie was on the Collin County Aggie Mom Board and served as Tyler Aggie Mom President and currently serves as Tyler Parliamentarian. She has served the Federation Board since 2012 in appointed and elected positions including 2nd VP Programs, 5th VP Boutique, and 7th VP Directory. She loves the outdoors, puppies, music, books, grandchildren, genealogy and Aggieland.
Vice-President at Large: Diane Eckols
Diane Eckols, Vice President at Large for the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs, has spent years serving nonprofits in both volunteer and professional roles. Diane’s focus is reviewing mission and practices to determine future long-range goals. Organizations Diane has served include Westminster School for Young Children, Duke School, and Junior League in Durham, North Carolina, and The North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Diane’s son, James Eckols ’17, received his degree from the Texas A&M University Galveston Campus where he studied Maritime Administration and Economics. It is Diane’s passion for the Galveston Campus that prompted her to serve on the Federation board as an advocate for Galveston Aggies and Sea Aggie Moms.
As President of the Federation 2020-2021, Diane’s Presidential theme was Aggie Moms Shining Together focusing on the mental health and wellbeing of our Aggies. The Federation’s marketing slogan was updated during Diane’s tenure from The Legacy Continues to Welcome to the Club. This new, forward thinking focus was created to consider families arriving on campus today and how Aggie Moms can best meet their needs. Due to Covid-19, all Federation General Meetings were broadcast via Zoom from the Memorial Student Center. Aggie Mom University was launched offering online training to all Aggie Moms. In spite of the Pandemic, three new Clubs were added including California and Chicago Area. With Diane’s leadership, Stephanie Collums ’87, was appointed Development Chair which resulted in a record-breaking year, despite Covid-19, and the Federation paid off the last $31,000 of a $500,000 endowment to Sterling C. Evans Library which was started 30 years ago.
Diane loves Texas A&M so much, her family is completing a lake house near Somerville Lake just 35 minutes from Kyle Field to enjoy when they are not living on their Trawler M/V Carolina Dream docked near Galveston.
President-Elect: Tamra (Nelson) Walker ’89
Tamra Walker ’89 serves as President-Elect of The Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs after previously serving The Federation as Treasurer, 2nd Vice President of Programs, and 6th Vice President of Districts. Tamra also serves as Ring of Honor Chair for her hometown Club and was previously the Coppell Aggie Moms’ Club President.
Tamra graduated from the TAMU College of Liberal Arts with a B.A. in Speech Communication and has spent the last decade serving in the C-Suite of Denbury (NYSE DEN) as an Executive Administrative Assistant. Prior to Denbury, she was a Project Consultant overseeing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and technology implementations. Tamra also frequently draws leadership insights from her experience as a serial small business owner and a high school speech and debate coach. She is a visionary activator that inspires, organizes, and efficiently directs to make team members around her successful.
As a first-generation college graduate, Tamra is extremely proud of the five golden Aggie Rings now worn by her immediate family! Her husband of thirty years, Jason Barrett Walker ’90, was Commanding Officer of Mascot Company, E-2 and is now employed by The Albers Group proudly supporting The Don and Ellie Knauss Veteran Resource and Support Center at Texas A&M University. Landry Walker Henthorne ’19, leads University Relations for ConocoPhillips alongside her spouse, Colin Ryan Henthorne ’19, a Supply Chain Analyst at ConocoPhillips. And the most recent TAMU graduate in the family is Chaney Rae Walker ’21, who completed a B.S. in Education and will be teaching kindergarten this fall at Uplift Charter School in Dallas. Tamra loves Pilates, hiking, and Aggie Football, and tries hard not to overuse exclamation points!
1st VP Membership: Denise Isenhour
Denise received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Texas State University in 1986. She married David Isenhour (NC State ’82 and MIT ‘92) in 1992 and is the proud mother of David Jr. who graduated in ’18 from Texas A&M with a degree in Petroleum Engineering and Christian who graduated with a Business Administration degree from Tarleton State University in ’21 and is attending the University of Houston for his master’s in finance.
Denise taught 5th grade for ten years, where she found her passion to serve. Over the past twenty years, She has volunteered as a Sunday School teacher, Director of Vacation Bible School, various volunteer leadership roles
in public education, and mentored at risk students. Currently, she is Chairman of the Board for the Epidermoid Brain Tumor Society.
Denise was President of the Austin Aggie Mothers’ Club in 2017-2018 and 2019-2020. She has served the Federation Board since 2019 in the positions of Aggie Mom Camp Co-Chair and Social Media Chair. In her spare time, she loves
spending time with her family and friends, laughing, helping others laugh, and Bible Study.
2nd VP Programs: Johnna Lenamon
Johnna Lenamon currently serves as the 2nd VP of Programs for the Federation. Johnna previously served at the 1st Vice President of Membership for the Federation. This is her 3rd year on the Board. Johnna also serves as the current President of the Pearland Friendswood Aggie Moms’ Club.
Johnna is a ’92 graduate of University of Houston earning a BS in Healthcare. Johnna is the proud mom of her Aggie, Morgan ’20 who graduate with a BS in Economics and completed his Masters in Finance from May’s School of Business in ’21. Johnna lost her beautiful daughter in 2020. Johnna has been with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) for 29 years. She is responsible for the commercial, government and retail provider networks in the Houston area.
Johnna volunteers her time by serving as the President of The Jordon Lenamon Foundation. She currently resides in Pearland with her husband, Martin, an Analyzer Technician with ExxonMobil.
3rd VP Registration: Colleen Holmes ’76
Colleen Holmes currently serves as the 3rd VP Registration for the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs. Colleen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 1976 and Masters of Education in Educational Curriculum and Instruction degree in 1984 from Texas A&M University. Her husband, Mike, of 44 years received his Electrical Engineering degree in 1977 and his MBA in 1993. Her children, Brandon ’04, Heather ’06, son-in-law Tommy ’06 and granddaughter, Kadence ’24 are also a part of the legacy of proud Aggie graduates.
Colleen is currently completing her 46th year at Bryan High School as a Science teacher. She is actively involved in the life of her students as a sponsor of several clubs, organizations and activities. She has been the recipient of the Bryan Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year, Outstanding Teacher of the TAMU Chapter of the Society of Sigma Xi and the Robert Fletcher Outstanding Science Teacher.
Colleen has a passion for being of service to others. She is a life-long member of the First United Methodist Church of Bryan where she volunteers in the Sanctuary Choir and Hosanna Bell Choir. She is the recipient of the You’re The Tops: Celebrating Women Who Make A Difference from the Prenatal Clinic of Bryan/College Station, Women of Distinction from the Girl Scouts of Central Texas, and the Dean’s Roundtable from the Education & Human Development of Texas A&M University.
In the local Brazos County Aggie Mothers Club, Colleen has served in many positions as well as the past-president. She has been a part of the Federation of A&M Mothers’ Clubs Board since 2013 as Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Parent Socials Co-chair, Boutique VP, Directory VP and Registration VP. Throughout this time, she has enjoyed being a part of the caring and nurturing of all past, present and future Aggies. “Once an Aggie Mom, always an Aggie Mom”.
4th VP Reports: Karen M. Hunter ’85
Karen Hunter currently serves as the 4th VP Reports for the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs. Karen received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Analysis (BANA) from Texas A&M University in 1985. Her husband of 31 years, Cary, received his Bachelor of Science in Dairy Science in 1987 and his Masters in Agricultural Economics in 1990, both from Texas A&M. Their children, Katy ’15 (BS, Kinesiology/Dance Science) and Craig ’16 (BS, Agricultural Systems Management) are also Aggie graduates, making Karen a proud Aggie, Aggie wife AND Aggie mom!
Karen is a member of Dallas County Aggie Moms’ Club, having previously served as Communications Chair and President. She is currently the Federation District Rep and Co-chair of the Century Celebration Committee as the first Aggie Moms’ Club turns 100 in February 2022. She has been a part of the Federation of A&M Mothers’ Clubs Board since 2016 as Aggie Mom Camp Co-chair, Electronic Information Chair, 7th VP Directory and District 2 Liaison.
Karen has recently completed her 20th year at Tyler Technologies, a company dedicated to providing solutions to the public sector. She enjoys volunteering, leveraging her skills and knowledge for creating and improving processes to various organizations. In addition to her involvement with Aggie Moms Clubs, she has also volunteered with St Monica PTA, JPII Booster Club, Jesuit Women’s Auxiliary, Cardinal Women’s Auxiliary and her neighborhood association’s board. In her spare time, Karen enjoys reading, crocheting, watching Aggie sports and baseball.
5th VP of Boutique–Melissa Martinez
Melissa Martinez currently serves as the 5th VP of Boutique. This is her second year on the Federation Board. Melissa, a first-generation college graduate, received her degrees, a BBA in Marketing in 1994 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg, TX., and her M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership in 2011, from Lamar University in Beaumont, TX. She and her husband Joe have five children, three of whom are Aggies: April Martinez ’18, Bio Medical Science (BIMS), Madeline Martinez ’22, Bio Medical Science (BIMS), and Carlos Martinez, ’25, Environmental Architecture.
Melissa has served 25 years in public education where she has taught Kinder-12th grade students. Most currently, she is an Instructional Technology Specialist supporting teachers as they integrate and teach with technology. In her spare time, Melissa also serves as an active volunteer with her church and enjoys dancing with her church Ballet de Folklorico group.
Melissa has served as the President of her local Texas A&M Mothers’ Club located in the Northeast side of the San Antonio area for the past six years. Currently, she is the Parliamentarian and Membership Chair for her local club. She is also entering her second year on the Federation Board. Last year, she was elected to the 2nd VP of Programs. This year she has been elected as 5th VP of Boutique. She is more than excited to be a part of the return of a live, face-to-face boutique during Family Weekend 2022!
6th VP Districts–Alice Artman
Alice Artman, 6th VP Districts for the Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs, has been a member of her home club, Brazoria County Aggie Moms for 20 years since 2001. She served in many officer positions including two years as President and worked on various committees. Alice and her husband, Sean purchased a new home and made the move to College Station about a year ago. Their daughter, Stephanie ’05, majored in Political Science with a minor in Communications. Stephanie also received her MBA from University of Texas McCombs Business School in 2009.
Alice received an Associates Degree in Applied Science Technology in 1991 from Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, TX. Alice worked at Brazosport College Library for five years and worked at Brazoswood High School Library for 14 years. She was involved in the first library automation in Brazoria County when she worked at Brazosport College. While working at Brazoswood, Alice was the Student Council Advisor. Alice’s last job was working for Brazoria County Elections Division where she worked as an election clerk and election judge. She volunteered as a youth minister at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Lake Jackson for approximately 12 years and did marriage preparation for engaged couples from 1995 thru 2017. Volunteer work is especially important to her family, which includes Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, Suicide Awareness and Prevention, local food banks including the Houston Food Bank, recycling in our community and many other organizations.
One of her accomplishments as a Student Council Advisor was being highlighted in a national Leadership Magazine twice where she emphasized leadership advice and about a program started by her council called “Got Your Back . . . Pack” where our council provided backpacks of food for our homeless student population to have access to food on the weekends. The backpack program was included in a National Student Council Conference in a workshop. Alice’s council received and given recognition with many state and national awards. She was also elected as District 7 Advisor of the year in 2009. Her District consisted of approximately 50 Houston Area high schools.
7th VP Directory–Mechelle Fisher
Mechelle Fisher serves as 7th VP of Directory of The Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs after previously serving The Federation as Treasurer, 1st VP of Membership, and Parent Socials-Galveston. Mechelle is in the Ring of Honor in her hometown club (Galveston County Aggie Mothers Club), currently serves as the club’s Secretary and was previously President-Elect, President, VP at Large, and Treasurer.
Mechelle previously worked as an Office Manager and Administrative Assistant in banking and finance before taking leave to stay at home and raise her 3 kids. Her husband, Paul, travels extensively for his job as Vice President of Key and National Accounts (Global) for Salient Systems, Inc. where he works in security video management. She has volunteered her time extensively after “retiring” and has helped many nonprofits fulfil their mission. She has worked in the office, volunteered as a foster home (and is an adopter), volunteered as a transporter, and served as an officer on the Board of a statewide equine rescue. She has also served as an officer in booster clubs (Band, JROTC), was a Girl Scout leader and “Cookie Mom” for many (MANY!) years, currently serves her local Aggie Mothers Club, and serves on the board of a local dog rescue.
Her oldest (who made her an Aggie Mom), Lauren Fisher (Tilley), received her B.S. in Biology in ’19 and is currently working as a Vet Tech while trying to get into Vet School. She was recently married to her high school sweetheart who is also a class of ’19 Aggie with a degree in Chemical Engineering. Mechelle’s son, a Specialist in the Army/Texas National Guard, is currently deployed overseas and plans to start his college education in Criminal Justice/Forensics once he returns – she is secretly hoping he will become her next Aggie! Her youngest recently graduated high school and will attend Texas A&M Corpus Christi in the fall as a pre-nursing student. She plans to get her BSN and work towards becoming a Forensic Nurse (and yes, we have been working on her to become an Aggie Nurse!)
Mechelle lives in Friendswood and loves food and traveling (sometimes even traveling just for the food!) She also loves decorating, gardening, cooking, and enjoying her extensive wine collection. As an animal lover, she is looking forward to moving to the country as soon as possible so she can finally live on land and have their 3 horses in the backyard!
Recording Secretary– Rose (Edmondson) Black
Rose is also currently serving as VP at Large, Boutique Chair and Website Chair for the Waco-McLennan County Aggie Moms’ Club, previously serving her home club as President and Recording Secretary.
Rose has served with various rural volunteer fire departments and rescue organizations, either on the board or as a volunteer first responder, as she holds a Texas State EMT certification. She is well trained in wilderness search and rescue, and she has assisted in TEEX area schools by leading teams from various volunteer fire departments as an assistant instructor in field trainings for search and rescue. She responds to situations with her husband, Randy Black, who is highly certified in many aspects of fire and rescue. Rose is also very proud of her husband for adopting four children in a large sibling group, and she helped raise them after they blended their family. Rose was able to work from home to be able to care for her mother with Alzheimer’s Disease full time and encourages anyone currently experiencing this to reach out to her for support. Rose has worked for American Income Life, a subsidiary of Globe Life, for 32 years and is currently an Underwriting Analyst.
Her daughter Briana graduated from Texas A&M University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and Political Science, with Magna Cum Laude honors. She is employed with Rice University as a Constituent Relations Officer in the Development and Alumni Relations office. Rose’s son Brett is a current student (Class of 2022) in the College of Architecture, pursuing a University Studies Architecture degree and minoring in Leadership in Construction Management and Communications.
Aggie Mom Camp Co-Chair– Suzan York ’86
Suzan York is in her 3rd year of serving on the Federation Board. Previously, she held the position of 4th VP-Reports. In her family, Suzan is a 3rd generation Aggie and graduated with a BBA in Marketing in 1986. She is a proud Aggie daughter, sister, niece, sister-in-law and aunt but best of all an Aggie Mom to Elise ’16 who lives and works in New York City. She also has a son, Troy, who recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior where he played college hockey.
Shortly after graduating from Texas A&M, Suzan went to work in the real estate appraisal business in the Dallas metroplex and became a Certified General Real Estate Appraiser where she worked in the commercial area. She transitioned to residential appraising in 1992 when her husband and his brother (Aggie Class of 1984) opened York and York, Inc. Real Estate Appraisers.
Once her kids reached school age, Suzan enjoyed volunteering at her kids school PTAs and select team organizations. President, Membership VP, Secretary, Treasurer, Carnival Chair and Drill Team Show Mom were some of the many positions she held during her time serving on various boards . While her daughter was in junior high and high school, they volunteered throughout the community for many non-profit and for profit businesses. She also was active as a dance mom and hockey mom volunteering many hours at competitions, recitals and tournaments.
Suzan is a member of the Collin County Aggie Moms Club joining in 2012 where she has served as President, Membership VP, Socials VP and Boutique Chair. She has enjoyed giving back to Texas A&M, not only to the school but to the students and moms, through her volunteering with CCAM and now on the Federation Board. Suzan loves to read, craft, Jazzercise and Aggie Football!!
Aggie Mom Camp Co-Chair– Kristi King
Kristi King serves as the Aggie Mom Camp Co-Chair. This is her fifth year to serve and she has held previous positions as 8th Vice President Parent Socials , 7th Vice President of Directory, 6th Vice President of Districts and Co-Chair of Hospitality.
Kristi graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in Education. Her first job was working for Electronic Data Systems for 18 years in the recruiting department and then in the information technology position that has continued to today. She accepted a new job at Affiliated Computer Services in 2007 and has been through two company acquisitions from being a Xerox employee to now working for Atos. In her current role at Atos she provides support to a global client as a Senior Information Technology Analyst.
As a first-generation college graduate Kristi is proud to be an Aggie Mom of her two sons. Kade ’17 has a degree in Biomedical Sciences and has completed veterinary school at Ross University in St. Kitts. Her youngest son, Heath ’20 studied at the Mays School of Business where he obtained his undergraduate and master’s degree in Accounting and Finance. Kristi has been married to her husband Jody since 1991. They currently reside in Forney, TX but have purchased acreage in College Station and plan to move there to make Aggieland their forever home.
Kristi has been the president of the Kaufman County Aggie Mom Club for the past six years. She is currently serving as Vice President at Large and has had the honor also serving as Membership Chair and Vice President. She truly enjoys volunteering her time and serving those in her community, the Aggie students and A&M University. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and is a season ticket holder to see the Aggies play football at every home game.
Hospitality Co-Chair–Sue Chelf
Sue Chelf, Hospitality Co-Chair for the Federation of Texas A&M Mothers’ Clubs, is serving in
this position for the second year in a row. She is a member of Galveston County Aggie Moms’
Club and Ring of Honor. Sue has served as an officer for GCAM in Membership, Hospitality and
Chairman of Ring of Honor. For the 2021-2022 Sue will serve the Galveston club as Historian.
Sue graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with a B.A. in Communication. Her
love of working with the public led her to a position as flight attendant for Delta Airlines. After
several years of flying Sue became a full time mom and substitute teacher. She continued her
work as a volunteer for several non-profit organizations including being President of Kingwood
High School Men’s Soccer Pals for three years.
Sue’s love for Texas A&M came from her two sons. Marcus, (Mac) ‘16 was in the Corps of
Cadets while earning his degree in Industrial Engineering. He is currently employed by the Jack
Olsta Company. Sam ‘18, graduated fromTexas A&M Galveston with a degree in Marine
Transportation License Option. He is currently employed as a Maritime Officer sailing the world.
Sue’s husband Max recently retired as a pilot after 40 years in the U.S. Air Force and Delta
Airlines. The Chelf’s enjoy all the family time they can get.
Sue loves serving the students of Aggieland and Aggieland By The Sea. She finds it an honor to
be a part of the Aggie family. Whether Sue is volunteering with Aggie Moms’ or traveling with
her family she is meeting and talking with as many people as she can.
Hospitality Co-Chair–Julie Upton ’94
Julie Upton currently serves as the Hospitality Co-Chair for the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs. Julie previously served on the Federation Board as Parent Social Co-Chair for the Galveston Campus. She has served on the Galveston County Aggie Moms Club Board as Recording Secretary as well as the Pearland Aggie Moms Club Board as VP of Programs. She is currently the VP of Programs for the Pearland Friendswood Aggie Moms Club.
Julie is a ’94 graduate of Texas A&M University earning a BS in Psychology and a ’97 graduate of Houston Baptist University earning a MS in Clinical Psychology. Julie is proud of her 3 Aggie graduates. Her son, Tyler ‘20, graduated from Texas A&M University in Galveston (TAMUG) with a degree in Marine Engineering Technology. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at TAMUG in Maritime Administration and Logistics. Tyler is a Field Engineer with Kiewit Offshore Services. Her daughter, Katie ‘21, graduated with a BS in Communication. Katie is an Options Analyst with Perry Homes. Her future son-in-law, Garrett ’21, graduated with a BBA in Finance. Garrett is an Investment Banking Analyst with Wells Fargo Bank.
Julie has been a REALTOR in the Houston area for 18 years. She owns Pearwood Properties. Julie volunteers her time serving her community through The Jordon Lenamon Foundation and The Texas Team Foundation. She currently resides in Pearland with her husband, Randy, retired Houston Police Lieutenant.
Hospitality Co-Chair–Karyn Ard
Karyn Received her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Henderson State University in 1995. Her husband, Jones, of twenty-seven years, received his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Henderson State University in 1994, and his Masters degree in 1995. Their oldest son Jones (‘22) is a first generation Aggie and introduced them into the Aggie family. He is looking to graduate in May with a degree in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Their son Connor is a junior in high school, and is an All-State trombone player.
Karyn is currently in her twenty-sixth year of teaching high school science. She has been the recipient of the Elysian Fields High School teacher of the year award in 2006. She has also been the Troup High School teacher of the year in 1012 and 2018. In 2018 she was also named as Troup ISD’s teacher of the year, the Region VII teacher of the year, and one of three finalists for the 2019 Secondary Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas. Karyn enjoys mentoring her students and pushing them to find their passions.
Karyn has been a member of her local Tyler Aggie moms club since 2018. She has served on the board for three years. She has served as the Corresponding Secretary, and is currently serving her second year as VP of Membership. She has enjoyed working to grow her local club and share the sisterhood of Aggie moms with others. Karyn is excited to serve her first term on the Federation Board. She is anxious to get to work to serve the University and our Aggies and is humbled by this opportunity.
Federation Parliamentarian–Monica Isgren
Monica Isgren is the Parliamentarian of the Federation of Texas A&M Mothers’ Clubs serving in this role for a second year. She received a BS in International Business and Marketing from Bowling Green State University in 1989. She and her husband John are the proud parents of two children. Michael is a Texas A&M Maritime Academy ’17 graduate on the TAMUG campus with a degree in Maritime Engineering. He is currently working for G&H Towing. Their married daughter, Maggie Pratt (MSU ’18, SGU DVM ’22 expected) is completing her 4th year, clinical year, at Iowa State University.
Monica has worked with nonprofit organizations in both volunteer and professional roles. She worked for many years serving local communities at YMCAs in the Chicago suburbs and the YMCA of Greater Houston. As an Aggie Mom, she served as the Galveston County Aggie Mothers’ Club as historian and VP of Communications. Recently after moving to Houston, Monica became a member of the Houston Aggie Mothers’ Club in addition to her ongoing affiliation with the Galveston County Aggie Mothers’ Club.
Monica loves travel, musical theatre and is an avid sports fan. She is passionate about her beloved Chicago Cubs and College sports.
Electronic Information Chair–Daniela R. Knight ‘87
Currently, Daniela serves as the Electronic Information Chair for the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs. She manages the Federation website, as well as the Federation email accounts. Daniela graduated from Texas A&M University in 1987 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition. She also received a Masters’ of Science in Nutrition in 1989 in the combined Masters’ and Dietetic Internship program. In 1989, she married Joe Knight, who received his Bachelors’ of Science in Political Science in 1987. Their children, Michael ’15 and Madison ’19 and their daughter-in-law Shannon ’15 are also all proud members of the Aggie Family.
Throughout her life, Daniela has enjoyed serving her community. She was the president of several elementary school booster clubs; she was a member of the board of National Charity League-Austin Chapter; she also served on the Hyline Board at Westlake High School. For the years that Michael, then Madison, were high school seniors, she was a committee member for Project Graduation.
For 30 years, Daniela has been a Registered Dietitian. Her first job was as Clinical Dietitian at Round Rock Hospital. She then moved on to be a Health Educator at Austin Diagnostic Clinic. Eventually, she owned her own dietetics practice in Austin for more than 15 years. Daniela has been retired for the last several years and enjoys using her free time for volunteer organizations, like Aggie Moms. She served on the Board of the Austin Texas A&M Mothers’ Club for 6 years, culminating in the role of President. This is her third year on the Federation Board. In addition to volunteer work, Daniela loves to travel, read, and hike in Colorado. She feels blessed to have made many wonderful friends through Aggie Moms.
Social Media Chair: Kari (Moore) Roush ’80
Kari Roush currently serves as the Federation’s Social Media Chair. She is a proud member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 1980 and serves as an Association of Former Students Class Agent for her class. Her husband, David ’78 received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Texas A&M in 1984, the year they married. They are very proud of their son James ’12, who followed in his father’s footsteps and graduated from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Kari’s brother Robert ’82, sister-in-law Carole ’86, nieces Audrey ’14, Meredith ’21 and Elizabeth, and nephew Bryan ’16 round out her big, happy Aggie family.
Kari has spent her career as a technical sales and support representative, first at IBM and for the past 25 years for Evans Standard Products, an oil and gas supply and service company. She enjoys her time working in the Permian Basin, but is happiest at home with Dave and their dogs in Hillsboro where she always has a restoration project in the works for their circa 1927 home. Besides historic homes and her Corgi dogs, Kari loves antiquing while traveling the back roads of great state of Texas and all things Texas A&M!
In Hill County, Kari has served as Muster Chair, Treasurer and Scholarship Chair for the Hill County A&M Club. She enjoyed her years as President of the Hill County Aggie Moms Club while James was a student. This is her sixth year to serve on the Federation Board, previously she was the Electronic Information Chair and Historian. She is honored to serve on the board of this wonderful organization and is “Standing Ready” to support all Aggies and their Aggie Moms!
Digital Marketing Chair – Nancy Skokan
Nancy Skokan serves as the Digital Marketing Chair this year. She is the President of the El Paso Aggie Mothers Club, which is a position she has held for the past 2 years. She was previously the Historian. She also served the Federation on the Nominating Committee in 2020.
Nancy is self-employed as a Realtor®, licensed in Texas and New Mexico. She has spent her entire adult life in the real estate industry. She began her career in Houston with Chicago Title and then took a position with Stewart Title that moved to her to El Paso, and her love for the West Texas town began. It was there that she met her husband Thomas and married and began a family. It was upon starting a family that she moved into the mortgage business. She owned her own mortgage brokerage company, El Paso Mortgage Corporation, for over 12 years. Feeling the need to change as the industry changed, she got her real estate license and began sales full time in 2014. She loves helping families with the biggest decision in their lives.
Nancy’s son Matthew, Class of ‘22, attending Texas A & M was a dream come true. He will be graduating with a degree in Material Science Engineering. Nancy comes from a family of many Aggies, but she attended Sam Houston State, just up the road. She says, “I wasn’t a student here, but I got here as soon as I could as a MOM!” Her great-great…grandfather Colonel A.J. Rose was the President of the Board of Regents for Texas A & M from 1892-1896! There’s old maroon blood in her family!
Nancy has served as the Booster Club President for Coronado High School Baseball, former PTA President for many schools for many years (as well as many other PTA positions), Board Member of the Frank Manning Little League Baseball Organization, former member of Junior League of El Paso and she currently serves on the Flourish Women’s Leadership Team. She has actively served in her church for over 24 years in many capacities.
Nancy loves to play golf, attend baseball games, travel and plan activities and events! Nancy is excited about this new position on the Board as she will be forging the way into Digital Marketing for the Federation with some exciting things like designing an app and implementing new innovative ways to reach our audience!
Galveston Parent Socials: Lydia Wharton
Lydia currently serves as the VP at large of the Galveston County Aggie Moms Club, and Secretary for the Pearland Friendswood Area Aggie Mom Club. She served as the president of the Galveston County Aggie Moms’ Club for the year 2019-2020, and is happy to serve on the board of the two clubs she is a member of this year. She is the proud parent of Brianne Wharton Class of ‘22 and Kai Wharton Class of ‘23. Brianne received her bachelors of science degree from the Texas A&M University-Galveston and is currently pursuing a PhD in Biochemistry at MD Anderson. Kai is pursuing a Computer Engineering degree at Texas A&M.
She has taught in Galveston County schools for the past 18 years. In her spare time, she volunteers at her home church, High School Band Booster Club, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and anything Aggie related service opportunities.
Traveling and seeing new places and things is her favorite thing. She loves art in all forms, and enjoys photography as a hobby. Other things she enjoys include outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, snorkeling, etc. But most of all she loves the memories she makes with her husband and two kids!
Historian: Kim Kovar
Kim Kovar serves as Historian for the 2021-2022 Federation of Texas A&M Aggie Mothers Clubs. She is a member of District 4, Tri-County Aggie Moms. She has been attending Aggie Mom Camp since 2008!
Kim and her husband Randy are proud parents of their Daughter Robyn class of 2011 and her husband, Travis , Class of 2009, and class of 2013. Their son Ross class of 2012. Robyn and Travis have blessed them with 4 beautiful future Aggie’s. Ross accepted a job in College Station immediately after graduation- so Kim and Randy spend a lot of time in College Station.
Being a part of Aggie Mom’s is such a rewarding experience- Kim has met life long friends that are like family. She looks forward to a wonderful year!
Development Chair: Stephanie (Rock) Collums ’87
Stephanie Collums currently serves as the Development Chair for the Federation of Texas A&M University Mothers’ Clubs. Stephanie, a first-generation college graduate, received her degrees, a B.S. in Educational Curriculum and Instruction in 1987 and her M.Ed. in Educational Administration in 1994, from Texas A&M University. Her daughter, Megan ‘16, son-in-law Sean ‘16 and son Nicholas ’19, are the second generation of proud Aggie graduates!
Stephanie recently retired after 30 very active years in public education where she had the honor to serve as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal and educational leader at Title 1 middle school campuses. Since retirement, she has served on various boards, including her local church, the Grimes County Reagan Dinner, and the Grimes County Republican Women.
Stephanie has served as the Secretary, President Elect, President and Past President of her local Texas A&M Mothers’ Club located in Northwest Harris County. She is currently entering her third year on the Federation Board where she enjoys being able to give back to Texas A&M by developing partnerships with donors and local businesses to support the Federation in its endeavors to grow clubs, Aggie moms, Aggie students and Texas A&M University. She believes everyone deserves an opportunity to be involved with Texas A&M!