Chapter Member Spotlight
Meet Parliamentarian Lachelle Fields. She has been a member of the Sensational South Belt Houston Chapter of Jack and Jill of America since 2019. Parliamentarian Fields is a proud graduate of Prairie View A&M University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering. She then matriculated to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she received her MS in Technical Management.
During her time at NASA, Parliamentarian Fields received the Mission Systems Operations Contract (MSOC) Excellence Award, which recognized her significant contributions to ensuring the availability, integrity, reliability, and security of the Flight Operations Directorate’s Mission Systems supporting NASA spaceflight programs requiring mission operations support. In addition to receiving this amazing award, Parliamentarian Fields has received Sliver Star (25 years) status in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and is a member of the 100 Club in the Greater Pearland Area Chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
Parliamentarian Fields manages all that she has on her plate, including chairing both the Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Committees of the South Belt Houston Chapter very well. To decompress, she enjoys exercising, writing poetry, interior decorating, and shopping. She is the loving mother to two beautiful girls, Reagan (12) and McKinley (8) and has been married to her husband, Brandon Fields, MD for 16 years.
Parliamentarian Fields encourages everyone to "be themselves because everyone else is taken." We couldn't agree more. Everyone's unique perspective is important to the South Belt Houston Chapter and desired. We are so happy to have Parliamentarian Fields in our Chapter as a strong leader. Thank you for all that you have and will continue to do.
Meet Mother Maya Cooper. She has been a member of the Sensational South Belt Houston Chapter since 2014. Mother Cooper is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University ("gig 'em") where she received her Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering. She then went on to obtain her M.S.E. in Food and Bioprocess Engineering from Purdue University.
Mother Cooper has been instrumental to the success of our annual Jack and Jill Day having planned it exquisitely over the past few years. She is also an active member of the Community Service Committee. In addition to these amazing contributions, she is the loving mother to Kennedy (14) and has been married to her loving husband, Ishmael, for 15 years.
In her spare time, Mother Cooper enjoys jogging, cooking for special diets, and advocating for sickle cell. Mother Cooper firmly believes that "we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit." Thank you, Mother Cooper, for consistently being excellent in our chapter. Your commitment, grace, and consistency are greatly appreciated.
Meet Mother Mary Fontenot-Robbins. She has been a member of the Sensational South Belt Houston Chapter since 2009. Mother Fontenot-Robbins is a proud graduate of the University of Houston-Downtown where she received her Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Mother Fontenot-Robbins recently became of member of the illustrious Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Mother Fontenot-Robbins has such a big heart. She views her family's accomplishments are her own. Her loving husband, Dr. Wendell (married 21 years), owns and operates two thriving businesses (W. A. Robbins Construction Co. & The Highway Distillery). Her oldest daughter, Codi (26) is a TSU graduate, newly married to her high school sweetheart, a new homeowner, manages the Distillery, and has become a young black female distiller. Her son, Wendell IV (20), is a college sophomore at Prairie View A&M and parlayed a volunteer position with the Biden/Harris campaign into a paid internship. Her youngest daughter, Marley (14) is an 8th grade, all-A student who is at the top of her class. She is also a newly inducted Officer in the National Beta Club at The Imani School. Mother Fontenot-Robbins considers these her accomplishments as well, because it takes a lot of love and care to get things done and make her family run smoothly.
When Mother Fontenot-Robbins isn't busy supporting her family and the Community Service, Jack and Jill Day, and Young Achievers Committees/Group, she enjoys cooking and writing.
Mother Fontenot-Robbins, you do it all, and so well. You are such a blessing to our Chapter. "God made no mistakes" bringing you to us. Thank you for all that you do.