Chris O’Rourke – President
A native Houstonian, Chris grew up in Kemah south of Houston. After high school, Chris enlisted for eight-years in the US Marines during which time he attended electronics repair school in California.
In 1995, Chris joined Microsoft where he held titles such as Systems Engineer, Field Beta Engineer, & Sr. Technology Specialist. In 1997, Chris received an award from Bill Gates for being the #1 Systems Engineer within the Central Region of North America.
Chris left Microsoft in 2003 to pursue investments in real estate, and currently owns a handful of single-family rental homes and one small apartment complex in The Woodlands. Chris is also the owner of Outback Western Wear in Magnolia, Texas where he teaches C&W dancing.
Charlie Bell - Vice President
Charlie is a lifetime resident of Magnolia, Texas. As a devout Christian, Charlie has a strong desire to work within his community to make a difference. Charlie looks forward to serving the needs of his community with like-minded citizens.
Charlie Bell is a graduate of Magnolia West High School and Tarleton State University and is currently employed with Tejas Underground Utilities since his graduation in 2016.
Dennis Semmler - Secretary
Dennis Semmler has been a resident of Tomball for 37 years. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1972 as a licensed Pharmacist. Mr. Semmler has over 40 years of clinical and management experience in both Retail and Hospital Pharmacies and was also a former Hospital Executive as well as a Compliance Officer. He has been married for 35 years and has 4 children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Mr. Semmler served on the Tomball Centennial Committee and is currently a Deacon at his Church. He is proud to say he was a founding member of Tomagwa HealthCare Ministries.
Rodney Field - Treasurer
Born and raised in Texas, Rodney entered in the Army in 1988. He spent 6 years in a Airborne unit. He was Honorably Discharged in 1994. He then went on to work in the private sector as a fire fighter for 23 years where he was a Engineer/Operator for the Cy-fair, Tomball and Magnolia fire departments. Also during this time he has been a Service Consultant with Parkway Chevrolet and Fred Haas Toyota Country keeping with his local ties. He is now co-owner of Love My Clean Windows and Love My Clean Roof here locally. He is a proud parent of a son and daughter with 5 grandchildren. He loves giving back to his local community and strives to become more involved each and every day.
Patsy Marburger - Parliamentarian
Patsy has lived in Waller, Texas for over 50 years. She is the owner of Chat & Curl Beauty Salon in Waller for 45 years.
She is a member of St. Katherine Drexel Church in Hempstead, Texas and is a faithful volunteer to many organizations including the Hockley Senior Center, House of Help, and many organizations at her church.
Patsy is married to Danny Marburger and has three awesome children and six beautiful grandchildren.
Patsy loves giving back to her community!!
Irma Gonzales - Member
Irma is a resident of Magnolia, Texas for over 30 years. She is currently the Registrar for the Magnolia Independent School District, which is a position she has held for 22 years. One thing she loves about her job is meeting new families that move into the Magnolia area.
Irma has been married to her high school sweetheart for 35 years and has three great children and five grandchildren who she adores.
Tom Turner - Member
Bio to come
Terry Arnold- Member
Bio to come
Ann Marie Paradowski – Executive Director
Ann Marie who is a native Houstonian moved to Magnolia where she lived for 35 years. When living in Magnolia, she was involved in numerous organizations, including many projects for the Magnolia Independent School District. She is currently living in Cypress.
A Pharmacy Technician by trade, Ann Marie has worked in various hospitals for over 40 years gaining a lot of knowledge and understanding for the medical needs of the community. She works part time for Houston Northwest Medical Center and HealthSouth Rehab Hospital and is currently teaching at Lone Star College as a part time Lab Skills Instructor for the Pharmacy Technician program.
Ann Marie is a proud mother of two children and five grandchildren.