Our Team2019-09-19T10:29:26-05:00

Giving Back the Gift to Other Women

Your Circles of Women South Central Community 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 Circles of Women 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.

Kellye Kimball
Kellye KimballPresident
“My desire to serve has blossomed in recent years. I am looking forward to supporting, growing and strengthening our community.”

Kellye brings her passion for the community and the personal growth work we offer to the role of President. She enjoys meeting the new members and staying connected to active members. She is an effective, compassionate communicator and will be supportive of board colleagues, international representatives, other regions, and our community. She is looking forward to helping promote the board’s vision and goals.

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.
Cindi Rauch
Cindi RauchSupport Position: Comfort Queen Coordinator
“There is nothing more powerful or radical or stunningly beautiful than a woman who chooses to rebuild her life. Day after day, hour after hour, no matter how many pieces are hers to sweep up, or how many mistakes she must now spin into gold.”
– Cara Alwill Leyba, author of Stripped

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.

Tonia Andersen
Tonia AndersenFinancial 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.
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 logoed items needed on the Woman Within Weekend.
Adrienne Wohn
Adrienne WohnVice President
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
~ Helen Keller

As Vice-President, Adrienne offers her years of experience and offers guidance on our mission.

Help Wanted
Help WantedCircle 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.
Jeanine Baker
Jeanine BakerSupport Position: Staffing Supporter
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 ThomasSecretary
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.
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.
Rebecca Pradt
Rebecca PradtSupport Position: Accounting
Our Accountant keeps our finances in line and helps us use our financial resources wisely.
Help Wanted!
Help Wanted!Development Director
The Development 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.
Karen Sharp
Karen SharpEvents 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.
Aubrey Allison
Aubrey AllisonMarketing Director
“I stand on the sacrifices of a million women before me thinking what can I do to make this mountain taller so the women after me can see farther”
-Rupi Kaur

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.

Beth Holland
Beth HollandTechnology Director
“It’s not a woman’s job to get smaller and smaller until she disappears so the world can be more comfortable.”
~ Glennon Doyle Melton

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.

JJ Lassberg
JJ LassbergPast President
JJ’s personal mission is to create safety and acceptance in the world. She believes in giving back and doing her part to make the world a better place. She is passionate about the Woman Within International and Circles of Women – South Central communities, committed to the task of creating safe spaces for women to find and connect with their authentic selves.

She is a smitten spouse and devoted mom.



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