Board of Directors

The board of directors consists of 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.

Lee Woodward


Lee Woodward, PRP, CP

Lee Woodward, PRP, CP, is the city secretary and public information officer for the City of La Porte, Texas, and is the 2023 President-Elect of the Texas Municipal Clerks Association. She is a frequent instructor on election law, parliamentary procedure, public information, and records management. Woodward holds credentials as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (NAP), Certified Parliamentarian (AIP), Texas Registered Municipal Clerk, Texas Certified Public Manager, IIMC Master Municipal Clerk, and ICRM Certified Records Manager. She is active in EAP and as a member of four of its units; in the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians (TSAP) and as a member of five TSAP Units, as well as serving as the 22-23 TSAP Nominating Committee Chair; as a member and past president of the Betty S. Green Chapter of AIP; and as Audit Chair of AIP. She is a member of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers, Texas City Management Association, Texas Women Leading Government, and, and is an IIMC Athenian Leadership Society Fellow and Dialogue Facilitator. Woodward is the Treasurer of the national Board of Directors for the League of Women in Government. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University (College Station) and Johns Hopkins University and a charter member of the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs Honor Society at Rice University on behalf of the JHU MLA program.

Vice President

Thomas Holmes, RP
Rhode Island

Thomas Holmes, RP, of Rhode Island has been a student member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) since 2017, and has been one of nine student registered parliamentarians since 2021. He currently serves the Electronic Association of Parliamentarians as secretary. He has served as the eNAP Unit president, vice president, secretary, chair of the membership committee, and education committee chair. He has served as chair of the nominating committee for the New England Association of Parliamentarians and is currently secretary. He served as a member of the EAP Education Committee.



Monica Fontenot-Poindexter, RP

Monica Fontenot-Poindexter is a Registered Parliamentarian® of the National Association of Parliamentarians® (NAP) and a charter member of Green Gavel Electronic Unit (GGEU), serving as the Newsletter Committee Chair and inaugural Historian (2017-2021). She served on the EAP Nominating Committee (2018-1019), EAP Minutes Approval Committee (2021), and NAP New Member’s Orientation Committee (2022-Present). She is Vice President of Membership of Missouri City (TX) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and past Recording Secretary (for 8 years). She also served as Secretary of Our Choice Foundation, President of Houston Chapter of Charms, Inc., and as past President of Houston Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. She is a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and is President of Chesterfield Development Services, a land use and development company. 

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.