Board of Directors

The board of directors consists of the four officers who are elected biennially in odd-numbered years. The board of directors sets the general direction of the association subject to the orders of the membership.

Beth James, PRP


Beth S. James, PRP

Beth S. James, PRP of League City, Texas has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2010, a professionally registered parliamentarian since 2017. Ms. James has served in many local and association positions, including the Charter President of Gulf Coast Parliamentarians (2011), Electronic Association of Parliamentarians (EAP) Charter Secretary (2017-2019), the unexpired term of EAP Treasurer (December 2018 – March 2019), NAP Professional Development Committee Member (2017-2019), National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) Immediate Past Parliamentarian (2016-2020), EAP Vice President (2019-2021), Green Gavel Electronic Unit President (2019-2021), Gulf Coast Apollo (TX) Chapter, The Links Incorporated Parliamentarian (2019-2021). Current positions include Texas State Association of Parliamentarians Education Committee and NAASC Houston Chapter Parliamentarian.

Vice President

Lee Woodward, PRP, CP

Lee Woodward, PRP,is a Texas Registered Municipal Clerk, a Master Municipal Clerk with the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, has completed the Texas Certified Public Manager program, and holds the NAP PRP and AIP CP credentials. She is active in Texas Women Leading Government, the National Association of Government Archives and Records Administrators (NAGARA), the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO), and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance (NDSA). She is a graduate of Texas A & M University, College Station, and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Currently, Woodward is the 2nd Vice President of the Texas Association of Parliamentarians (TSAP), President of its Gulf Coast Parliamentarians Unit, President of the Betty S. Green Chapter of AIP, and the Vice President of EAP, as well as being a member of seven additional NAP units and serving on a variety of committees.


Thomas Holmes, RP
Rhode Island

Thomas Holmes of Rhode Island has been a student member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2017. He has served the eNAP Unit as president, vice president, secretary, chair of the membership committee, and chair of the education committee. He has served as chair of the nominating committee for the New England Association of Parliamentarians and currently serves as secretary. He has served as a member of the EAP Education Committee and currently serves on the EAP Technology Committee.

Lachelle Fields


Lachelle N. Fields

Lachelle N. Fields is a Technical Team Lead for KBR, a contractor for NASA – Johnson Space Center (JSC). She works for the Mission Operations Facilities Division (MOFD) to provide engineering support of the ground systems used for manned spaceflight within the Mission Control Center (MCC).

Lachelle received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A & M University and a Master of Science in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Lachelle holds membership in the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP), the Green Gavel Electronic Unit of NAP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The Links, Incorporated and Jack and Jill of America.

Lachelle is the Immediate Past Parliamentarian (2016-2020) for the Greater Pearland Area (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and is currently serving as parliamentarian (2020-present) for the South Belt Houston Chapter of Jack and Jill of America.