Dianne Wilson, who has served as the elected County Clerk of Fort Bend County since 1983, was elected to chair the board of Texana in 2005, after five years of service as a director. Dianne has served as an officer on many local, state and national boards in both the professional and volunteer arenas. She has been an active advocate for the mentally retarded more than 35 years, and served two terms as chair of the Richmond State School Volunteer Services Council and as a member of the Developmental Disability Planning Advisory Committee for Central Gulf State-Operated Community Services. She holds bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in public administration and is a fellow of the National Center for State Courts Institute for Court Management in Washington D.C.
Judge Carolyn Bilski
Judge Carolyn Bilski, a native of Sealy, Texas, is in her third term as the first female and first Republican County Judge in Austin County. She previously served on the Sealy City Council for more than eight years. Prior to the 1994 election, she completed an eight-year association with a public accounting firm. Carolyn is active as a spokesperson for RAP, the mentoring program in Austin County schools. She has served in many capacities for Houston-Galveston Area Council and has completed a year as president for Texas Regional Council of Governments. Carolyn serves on the State of Texas Regional Review Committee and on the Agriculture and Wildlife Research and Management Advisory Committee, as appointed by the Governor; on the HOA Board of Austin County's Meals on Wheels program; as chair of local Board of Emergency Food and Shelter Program, and as representative for Austin and Colorado counties to the Texana Behavioral Health Developmental Disability Board. In addition, she represents Austin County on the Southeast Texas Housing Finance Corporation, a funding authority for first-time buyers. She is an active member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sealy.
Anita Christensen, is a native of Matagorda County and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction and Kindergarten Certification from Texas A&M University. In addition, she has Teacher of the Young Child Certification from the University of Houston-Victoria. Anita taught for 13 years in the public school system and for the past 14 years has home schooled her children. She has served as president and secretary of the Association of Texas Professional Educators and has been a member of the Texas State Teachers Association. Anita has been very active with the St. Philip’s Catholic School where she has served on the Board and been Director of the CCE programs, Director of Youth Activities and a CCE teacher at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. She also volunteers with the Wharton County Youth Fair and Danish Heritage Preservation Society. Anita is married with two children who are attending college.
Ann Davis, who represents Waller County on Texana’s board, has advocated for and worked to improve services and programs for people with intellectual disabilities and mental illnesses for more than a quarter of a century. In 1990, she became a founding member and the first president of The Arc of Katy. She was elected president of the organization for a second time in 2004. A native of Waller County, Ann received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Sam Houston State University and completed a thirty-year career in Information Technology with a major oil company. Ann and husband live in Katy, where they are members of the First Baptist Church.
Dr. Dennis Young
Fort Bend County
Pastor Dennis W. Young has served as pastor of Missouri City Baptist Church (MCBC) for the past 18 years. He received a BA degree from Brooklyn College, NY, and MA and Doctor of Ministry (D. Min.) degrees from the Houston Graduate School of Theology, TX. Dr. Young has taken several mission trips to: Jamaica, St. Eustatius, St. Martin, South America and Nigeria. He served as President of the Board of Directors for Worldconnex in 2005-2006, Second Vice President of the Baptist General Convention of Texas in 2003-2004, and as President of the African American Fellowship of Texas in 2001-2003. In addition to his pastoral duties, he is currently a member of the Leadership Council for the Union Baptist Association and a member of he Bond Advisory Committee for Fort Bend Independent School District. Pastor Young continues to be active in local, state and international groups to plan and implement programs to address the spiritual, physical and social needs of people.
Fort Bend County
J.C. Whitten, who holds a B.B.A. in marketing and management from Southern Methodist University, is director of administrative services for Fort Bend County. J.C. has 30 years of experience in private business and more than 17 as a provider of medical services in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. His record of accomplishments in the entrepreneurial arena have honed his skills in developing business plans and pro-forma financial statements, managing business acquisitions, establishing marketing programs, negotiating contracts, recruiting and managing personnel, maintaining regulatory compliance. He has also been involved in many community and civic activities, including the Carrollton/Farmers Branch Kiwanis Club and the Fort Bend County Republican Men’s Club.
Mary Rose Zdunkewicz
Fort Bend County
Mary Rose Zdunkewicz has lived in Fort Bend County since she was two years old and has been a resident of Weston Lakes since 1985. She was one of the first "settlers" in Weston Lakes and has been a major contributor to the community by participating in public service, community development, business and volunteer activities, such as, her service on the Board of Directors of the Fort Bend Chapter of the March of Dimes. Mary Rose Zdunkewicz was a small business entrepreneur, operating clothing and gift shops in Missouri City. She has worked as a real estate sales representative for many of the major builders and developers in Fort Bend County and the Simonton-Fulshear area, and currently holds a valid Texas Real Estate Sales License. She served for twelve years on the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District at a time when many of the plans and programs were put in place to respond to the steady growth in the population of Fort Bend County. She was elected to the office of Mayor for the City of Weston Lakes.
Fort Bend County
Dr. Tape graduated cum laude from LSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and received her Doctorate from University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. She specializes in pediatric dentistry and completed her residency at University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where she served as Chief Resident. She received her Board Certification as a Diplomate from the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002.
Dr. Tape is an active member and past editor of the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is also involved in the local, state and national dental organizations. She has served as Associate Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston where she is a mentor and is highly respected for her “real practice experiences”. She is a wife, mother, doctor, leader, motivator, and teacher with high moral values and a great compassion for others. She is also known for countless hours of volunteerism and fundraising for many local non-profit organizations. She established Pediatric Dentistry in 1994 in Richmond, Texas with the philosophy that every child deserves the opportunity for quality care regardless of their race, social or economic background. In 2007, Dr. Tape expanded her practice to provide a new spacious state-of the-art office in Rosenberg only one mile from her original office.
Willie S. Greer
Willie Greer, a native of Beaumont, Texas, is a graduate of Brazosport College, in Lake Jackson. He served as a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, including a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1967-68, and later as a major in the Texas State Guard, from 1988-2000. Following his military service, Willie became vice president and manager of Crawford’s Furniture and Appliance, Inc., in Clute, Texas, where he worked for 27 years. Among his many civic involvements are activities in the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Marine Corps League, the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, Woodman of the World, Boy Scouts of America, Bay City Housing Authority, the American Red Cross and the Brazoria County board of the Federal Emergency Management Administration.