2015-2017 Texas State Officers
State Regent Rosie Stockwell, Edinburg
Rosie is a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and has been a member of Court Our Lady of Mount Carmel, #1993, Edinburg, since 1989. She has served her court in the offices of Vice Regent and Regent.
In 2007 Rosie was appointed District Deputy for District #50. During the 2007 CDA State Convention she was elected to the State Nominating Committee. She served as Co-Chair for the 2009 State Convention, McAllen; and honored as one of the Top 5 District Deputies at the 2011 State Convention.
Rosie was elected as State Secretary 2011-2013, Second Vice State Regent 2013-2015, First Vice Sate Regent 2015-2017 and State Regent 2017-2019. At the 2014 National Convention she was elected as the chairman to the 2016 National Nominating Committee.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics from Texas A&M University, Kingsville, and a Master of Science in Human Sciences from Texas A&M University, Kingsville, Rosie also holds a Supervision Certificate (K-12) from the Texas Education Agency. She was employed as a Home Economics teacher for twenty-two (22) years and is presently the Supervisor of the Teen Parent Program for the ECISD.
Rosie and her husband James were married in 1973; they have two children. Rosie loves to read, sew, and spends her spare time in South Padre Island fishing, visiting friends, and enjoying the sunsets.
First Vice State Regent Melodie Brunt, Texarkana
Melodie is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Texarkana, and has been a member of Court Marie #344, Texarkana, since 1997. She served her court in the offices of Vice Regent and Regent.
In 2009 she was appointed District Deputy for District #6; elected State Treasurer 2011-2013; elected State Secretary 2013-2015; Second Vice State Regent 2015-2017 and First Vice State Regent 2017-2019.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from East Texas State University, Texarkana, and a Master Degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M, Texarkana. Melodie has been employed by JCM Industries as a staff accountant since 1992.
Melodie and her husband Bill were married in 1977. They have three daughters and seven grandchildren. Melodie loves Girl Scouts, camping, canoeing, sewing, and traveling.
Second Vice State Regent Becky Brown, Angleton
Rebecca “Becky” is a member Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Angleton, and has been a member of Court Immaculate Mary #2134, Angleton, since 1995. She served her court in the offices of Financial Secretary and Regent.
In 2011 she was appointed District Deputy for District #35, and Liturgy Chairman for the 2011 State Convention. In 2013 Becky received one of the Top-5 District Deputy awards. She was elected as State Treasurer 2013-2015, State Secretary 2015-2017 and Second Vice State Regent 2017-2019.
Becky has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Business Administration from Texas A&M University. She is the Officer Manager/CFO for a family business in Angleton. Becky has three children and four grandchildren. She loves reading, traveling, weekend movie marathons, hiking, and sharing time with her family.
State Secretary Terri Beltran, El Campo
Terri is a member San Roberto Bellarmino Catholic Church and has been a member of Court San Roberto Bellarmino #2275, El Campo, since 1989. She has served her court in the offices of Recording Secretary, Vice Regent and Regent.
She was appointed District Deputy for District #14 2000 – 2007; State JCDA Chairman 2007- 2013, and State Public Relations Chairman 2013- 2015. She received the 2011 State Regents award. Terri was elected State Treasurer 2015-2017 and State Secretary 2017-2019. Terri received the 2015 JCDA Saint Anne award.
She has been a Maintenance Secretary for El Campo ISD since 1987. Terri and her husband Augustine were married in 1978. They have three children and four grandchildren. Terri’s other interests include A.C.T.S., reading, doing crafts, sewing and baking.
State Treasurer Mary Jane Albert, Houston
Mary Jane has been a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Community, Houston, since 1982. She is a charter member of Court of the Holy Family #2597, Houston, instituted in 2008 and served her local court as the charter Regent.
In 2009, Mary Jane was appointed District Deputy for District #54 and was elected to the State Nominating Committee at the 2009 State Convention. At the 2017 State Convention in Corpus Christi she was honored as one of the Top 5 District Deputies and elected to the office of State Treasurer 2015-2017.
Mary Jane attended Blinn College in Brenham, McKenzie Baldwin Business College in Bryan and Southwestern Paralegal Institute in Houston. She and her husband Merv have been owners of NTD Shipping, Inc. since 1998.
Mary Jane and Merv were married in 1987. They have four daughters, one son, four granddaughters and two grandsons. Mary Jane’s favorite past times are cooking, baking, swimming and spending as much time as she can with her family, especially their grandchildren.
State Chaplain Rev. Gregory T. Labus, Edinburg
Reverend Gregory T. Labus is the pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Edinburg and has been the local court chaplain of Court Our Lady of Mount Carmel #1993, Edinburg since 2014.
He was born and raised in Edinburg where he attended St. Joseph Catholic School through the eighth grade and graduated from Edinburg High School.
Fr. Greg has a Bachelor of Music Education from Texas Christian University, Fort Worth and a Master of Divinity from the University of St. Mary/Mundelein Seminary in Chicago, IL. He was a parish musician at Holy Family Church in Fort Worth and the associate director of music at the Corpus Christi Cathedral.
Father Labus was ordained to the priesthood in 2006 in the Diocese of Brownsville. His Ecclesial assignments include: assistant to the rector at the Basilica of Our Lady of San Juan del Valle-National Shrine; parochial vicar of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Harlingen; parish administrator of St. Mary Church, Santa Rosa; pastor of Our Mother of Mercy Church, Mercedes and served as the local court chaplain of Court Divine Mercy #2420. He also served as Liturgy and Worship Chair for the Diocese of Brownsville and currently serves on the Board of the Southwest Liturgical Conference representing the Diocese of Brownsville.
At the 2017 CDA 50th Biennial State Convention in Corpus Christi, Fr. Greg was appointed State Chaplain for the 2017-2019 term by State Regent, Rosie Stockwell.
Immediate Past State Regent Eve Trevino, Corpus Christi
Eve is a member of Most Precious Blood Catholic Church and is a charter member of Court Most Precious Blood #2380, Corpus Christi, instituted in 1992. Eve served her court in the offices of Vice-Regent and Regent.
She was appointed District Deputy for District #48, and Registration Chairman for the 2000 State Convention in Corpus Christi. In 2004-2005 she served as State Habitat for Humanity chairman on the first CDA Habitat build in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Eve received state recognition at the 2005 State Convention for her work with Habitat for Humanity; in 2007 she received one of the Top-5 District Deputy awards; and in 2015 she received the State Regents award. Eve began her journey as a state officer when she was elected State Treasurer 2007-2009. She was then elected State Secretary 2009-2011; Second Vice State Regent 2011-2013; First Vice State Regent 2013-2015; and State Regent 2015-2017.
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and was employed thirty (30) years with the City of Corpus Christi. Eve and her husband Dennis were married in 1966; they are owners of an insurance business. They have two children and three grandchildren who are the love of her life. Eve enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and is very involved with their school and sport activities, especially the little league baseball games.
2016-2018 National Representatives for Texas
National Director Carolyn Bachmann, Scotland
23rd State Regent 2007-2009
National Director 2014-2018
Carolyn is a member Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Wichita Falls. She was a member of the Junior Catholic Daughters and became a member of Court Our Lady of Good Counsel #309, Wichita Falls, in 1978. She has served her court in the offices of Monitor, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, Vice Regent, and Regent.
Her State Court journey began when she was appointed as District Deputy 1988-1992; elected State Treasurer 1998-2000; State Secretary 2000-2002; Second Vice State Regent 2002-2005; First Vice State Regent 2005-2007; and State Regent 2007-2009. "Together We Are Strong" Ecclesiasticus 4:9 was the theme for her term as State Regent. Carolyn received State recognition as the recipient of the 2007 and 2013 State Regents Awards.
Three years later (2012) when asked for a highlight of her term, Carolyn replied; "The most positive thing occurring during my term was the Habitat Home we built in Wichita Falls in the fall of 2007. It was a joy to see the gratitude and happiness in the eyes of the beholder receiving our gift of love as she said to me, 'Why would someone who does not even know me want to help me get a home I can call my own?' This is what CDA sisters do in giving of themselves to help others. Continue your work for we are all bound as sisters. To quote Maya Angelou, 'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel'. You have all made me feel like a brilliant star"
She joined the National Board when she was elected National Director 2014-2016. Carolyn was reelected as 2016-2018 National Director at the 56th Biennial National Convention in Pittsburg. Carolyn served as a member of the 2014-2018 National Membership & Court Development Committee, and Chairman of the 2014-2018 Bylaws Committee. In addition, she served as a member of the 2016-2018 Circle of Love Family Program.
Carolyn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a Minor Degree in Chemistry from Midwestern State University. Carolyn and her husband Chris were married in 1971. They have two children and five grandchildren. Carolyn enjoys her farm, yard work, fishing, collecting old money, traveling, visiting her grandchildren and attending their sporting events.
National Regent Elect Olga Samaniego, El Paso
Olga is a member of St. Raphael’s Parish in El Paso. She was a member of the Junior Catholic Daughters and became a member of Court Our Blessed Mother #1731 in 1969. Olga served her court in the offices of Monitor, Financial Secretary, Recording Secretary, Vice Regent, and Regent.
She received the 2009 and 2013 State Regents awards. Olga began her journey on the state board finishing an unexpired term as State Secretary; elected Second Vice State Regent 2000-2002; First Vice State Regent 2002-2005; State Regent 2005-2007. The theme for her term as State Regent was “Women of God, Be Not Afraid.”
Olga is known nationally for her spirituality and leadership. She began her journey on the National Board in 2010 when she was elected as National Director; 2012-2014 Second Vice National Regent; 2014-2016 First Vice National Regent; and at the 56th Biennial Convention in Pittsburg, she was elected as the 2016-2018 National Regent Elect.
She has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Texas, El Paso, in Secondary Education, English and Spanish. Olga retired from EPISD where she worked as an English teacher, English Department Chair, and Literacy Coach for 33 years.
Olga and her husband Sam were married in 1970. They have one daughter and two grandchildren living in Arizona. She enjoys reading, watching old movies, spending time with her granddaughters and traveling with her family.
2017-2019 State Board
|Rosie Stockwell||Melodie Brunt|
|2017-2019 State Regent||2017-2019 First Vice State Regent|
|315 Alamo St.||1243 N. FM 2148|
|Edinburg, TX 78541||Texarkana, TX 75501|
|Becky Brown||Terri Beltran|
|2017-2019 Second Vice State Regent||2017-2019 State Secretary|
|P. O. Box 1478||P. O. Box 407|
|Angleton, TX 77516-1478||El Campo, TX 77437-0407|
|Mary Jane Albert||Eve Trevino|
|2017-2019 State Treasurer||2017-2019 Immediate Past State Regent|
|12110 Oak Park Drive||1102 Delta Dr.|
|Houston, TX 77070||Corpus Christi, TX 78412|
|Reverend Gregory T. Labus||Carolyn Bachmann|
|2017-2019 State Chaplain||2014-2018 National Director|
|114 W. Fay St.||19417 FM 172|
|Edinburg, TX 78539||Scotland, TX 76379|
|National Headquarters||Helene Shepard|
|Mary Impellizeri – Executive Director||National Regent|
|10 West 71st Street||PO Box 455|
|New York, NY 10023||Washingtonville, NY 10992|
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