Our Board2021-02-11T19:53:45-06:00

Giving Back the Gift to Other Women

Woman Within South Central is a volunteer-led, donation funded, nonprofit organization guided by women for women and supported through workshop fees as well as donations. The South Central region of Woman Within International includes women from Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Mexico. They choose to be a part of a community of women in order to support themselves and other women on their path to personal growth and enrichment.

An Environment of Celebration and Support

We seek to provide opportunities for women to support transformation and growth within themselves and other women. We also seek to create an environment to celebrate and support women in their life’s journey, welcoming and honoring women from all walks of life, in order to develop an inclusive community whose values reflect tolerance, integrity, accountability, compassion and love.

The Board of Directors at Woman Within South Central collaboratively and strategically guide and lead the successful journey of our Woman Within Weekends, Woman Within Circles, and other programs. Together they set and hold the vision, mission, and values of the organization and direct the operational delivery plan and policy.

Karen Sharp
Karen SharpCo-President
Kelly Powers
Kelly PowersEvents Coordinator
The Events Coordinator cultivates opportunities region-wide for women to continue their personal growth and sense of connection. She is responsible for coordinating community events, Staff Training, and Celebrations.
Charlene Zak-Knepper
Charlene Zak-KnepperFinancial Director
The Financial Director functions as the chief financial officer of the organization. It is her responsibility to keep the financial records up-to-date and accurate, and report the information when requested.
Rebecca Pradt
Rebecca PradtSupport Position: Accounting
Our Accountant keeps our finances in line and helps us use our financial resources wisely.
Nancy Shuman
Nancy ShumanSupport Position: Merchandise Maven
The Merchandise Maven purchases, organizes, manages and sells the variety of Circles of Women South Central branded items we sell as well as the logo items needed on the Woman Within Weekend.
Cindi Rauch
Cindi RauchSupport Position: Comfort Queen
The Comfort Queen Coordinator trains and advises the Comfort Queen Leader on the Woman Within Weekend in the South Central Region. She is responsible for Comfort Queen registration, communication for Comfort Queens, and all associated scheduling and paperwork.
Julie Boon
Julie BoonCo-President
Kimberly McCollum
Kimberly McCollumCircles Coordinator
The Circle Coordinator administrates the logistics of all the regional Circle Trainings and serves as a resource for Circles throughout the region by providing information, support and guidance.
Elizabeth Bolton
Elizabeth BoltonEngagement Coordinator
Tonia Andersen
Tonia AndersenSecretary
The Secretary is the board member who is responsible for the oversight of the corporate recording of minutes, and the logistics of the monthly phone conference meeting. She is also responsible for limited general correspondence such as thank you notes.
Adrienne Wohn
Adrienne WohnWisdom Council
Jeanine Baker
Jeanine BakerSupport Position: Staffing Supporter & Wisdom Council
The Staffing Supporter connects with women around the world who apply to staff a Woman Within Weekend in the South Central Region. She is responsible for staff registration, communication for staff members and all associated paperwork.
Sandee Thomas
Sandee ThomasVice President
Open Position
Open PositionFundraising Director
The Fundraising Director raises the funds vital to the growth of Woman Within in our Region and makes it possible for women with financial need to attend our programs.

Do you have a passion for raising money to support our WomanWithin Weekends, our region and scholarships for our programs? Woman Within South Central needs your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your gifts!! We invite you to join our dedicated and dynamic team and share your gifts in a powerful and meaningful way.

Job Description and mentoring in this position are available upon request. Please contact Julie Boon for any questions at: Julie@womanwithinsouthcentralusa.org.

Lori Nazareth
Lori NazarethMarketing Director
The Marketing Director is responsible for communicating the organization’s mission, vision, and activities to others. She supervises activities of the Merchandise Maven and the community’s email communications.
Ashley Thomas
Ashley ThomasTechnology Director
The Technology Director guides and aids the Board of Directors in the selection and use of the best technological solutions to support the community and the mission of the organization. She aids in the administration of the website, email communications, registrations and Board logistical management.
Beth Deruelle
Beth DeruelleSupport Position: Center Director
The Center Director is the main contact for participants and handles their registration, payment, paperwork and questions before and after a weekend.
Julie Vogel
Julie VogelSupport Position: Supplies Superstar
The Supplies Superstar manages and provides all the items necessary for a Woman Within Weekend in the South Central Region.



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