Chapter Member Spotlight

Meet New Mother Tiffany Jones.   She was sponsored by Mother Kristel Blow and will be mentored by Mother Monica Broughton.  Mother Jones is a proud alumna of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science.   Mother Jones is a Release Train Engineer with Chevron.   Most recently, she received the Chevron North America Exploration & Production President's Award for generating more than $20MM business value in the Factory Integrated Tools Program.   

 

In addition to Jack and Jill, Mother Jones holds membership in the following organizations:  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. - Psi Mu Omega Chapter (Disaster Relief Coordinator and Newsletter Editor), Challenger Elementary PTA Past Vice President & School Supply Chair, and the Project Management Institute - Houston Chapter.

Mother Jones has been married to her husband Dominique for 4 years.  She is the loving mother of Devin (10) and Denver (4).  When she isn't busy getting up to speed with all things Jack and Jill or planning events for our chapter, she enjoys stock trading, reading and spending time with her family.  She's also a Pinterest enthusiast and member of the Macy's Wine Club. 

 

Mother Jones accepted her invitation of membership in Jack and Jill because faith, family, community involvement and diversity enrichment are key principles in her household.  Her belief is that Jack and Jill will provide her children with enrichment opportunities and connect her family with like minded families who hold the same principles.  Mother Jones wants her children to excel as future leaders and to become compassionate individuals who understand their history, strength, and the importance of the black family.  

 

We are so happy to have you Mother Jones!  Thank you for leading and making things happen for our Chapter!

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

Meet New Mother Rockell Brown Burton.   She was sponsored by Programming Director Adrianne Scruggs, MD and will be mentored by Mother Taiya Fabre.  Mother Burton is a proud 2-time HBCU alumna.  She received her BA in Mass Communications from Xavier University of Louisiana and her MA in Communications from Howard University.  Mother Burton went on to Wayne State University where she obtained her Ph.D. in Media Studies.  Most recently, she was a 2019-2020 Fellow at the Institute for Diverse Leadership in Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

Mother Burton is a University Administrator and Professor at Texas Southern University.  In addition to Jack and Jill, Mother Burton holds memberships in the following organizations: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc,. Xavier Alumni Association, National Communication Association, and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

 

Mother Burton has been married to her husband, Malcolm, for 14 years and she is the loving mother of Naomi (5).  When she has time to unwind, Mother Burton enjoys water lounging and exercising.   Mother Burton accepted her invitation of membership in Jack and Jill because she desires to provide her daughter with positive well-rounded age appropriate experiences.  She loves our emphasis on community, family and leadership.  She wants her daughter to be confident, proud of who she is, and to be around other children with similar interests. 

Mother Burton, we are so excited to have you and your family in our Chapter!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

Meet New Mother Undrea Kennedy.   She was sponsored by Mother Alicia Washington and will be mentored by Mother Kristel Blow.   She is a proud graduate of Southern University and A&M College where she received her BS in Agricultural Sciences.  She went on to obtain her MS in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Mother Kennedy is a Global Human Resources Partner for the Packaging, Specialty Products, and Hydrocarbons Research & Development function at Dow Chemical and will be celebrating 21 years of service with Dow on October 3rd.

Mother Kennedy has been married to her loving husband Wil for 13 years and she is the adoring mother of twin boys Willie IV and Amos (10).  In addition to Jack and Jill, Mother Kennedy holds memberships in the following organizations: Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM); Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc (Suburban Houston Fort Bend Alumnae Chapter - Diamond Life Member); Southern University Alumnae Federation (Houston, TX Chapter - Lifetime Member).

 

When Mother Kennedy isn't busy with her professional organizations, she enjoys traveling, enjoying different types of "experiences", spending time with her family, and sketching/drawing.  She is also a Foodie.  When Mother Kennedy thinks about Jack and Jill, she immediately thinks about Black Excellence at its best! Mother Kennedy and Father Wil strive to model black excellence for their boys each and every day.  She looks forward to continuing to network with other black families who embody similar values/aspirations.

Mother Kennedy, we are so happy to have you and your family in our Chapter!

But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required. - Luke 12:48

Meet New Mother LaVerne Taylor.  She was sponsored by Mother Juny Simpson and will be mentored by Mother Dameria Boston.   Mother Taylor is a proud graduate of Texas Southern University (BS Administration of Justice).  She went on to obtain her MBA from the University of Phoenix.  Mother Taylor is the owner of Inspired Diva Boutique and a Veteran Service Representative with the VA.  Mother Taylor most recently won a Hennessy Unfinished Business Grant. 

In addition to Jack and Jill, Mother Taylor is the Founder and President Divas In Boots.  When she's not busy running her businesses and her organization, she enjoys creating, writing, and spending time with her family.   Mother Taylor is the loving mother of Landon (6) and has been married to her loving husband, Marlow for 21 years.

Mother Taylor accepted the invitation of membership in Jack and Jill so that Landon could meet other African American children who have the same ambitions and mindset.  Because Landon is an only child, Mother Taylor wants to make sure that Landon is cultured and builds lifelong relationships and friends with children who look like him.

 

Mother Taylor, thank you for being so enthusiastic and engaged from the moment you joined the South Belt Houston Chapter.  We are so happy to have you and your family!

"Be inspired and be you.”- Mother LaVerne Thomas

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