Our Board

See information at the link for the roles, duties and responsibilities of all TAPVI Officers and Board Members at Large, who together make up the TAPVI Board:

See information at this link for a list of our Committees and the roles, duties and responsibilities of our Committee Chairs and Members:

See information here about our latest face-to-face board meeting!


Alison Smith, Houston


Linda Hulett, Houston


Terri Bailey, Luling

Board Member at Large

Meglyn Masters, Houston

Past-President Board Member at Large

Beth Jones

Board Member at Large

Hillary Rodriguez, Houston

Board Member at Large

Patty Bushland, Austin

Board Member at Large

Shannon Coffel, Spring

Non-Voting Board Members

Affiliate Leader – San Antonio

Aubri Simpson

Affiliate Leader – Austin


Affiliate Leader – Fort Worth

Margie McInroe

Affiliate Leader – Dallas


Committee Chair – Futures Planning

Brenda Maust, Pasadena

Committee Chair – Webmaster

Bob Smither, Friendswood


Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired Outreach


Past Board Members:

Liz Eagan, Bastrop/Austin (Board Member at Large 2014-2017) – Liz noted that she is unsure of her future involvement on the board at this time.

Alison Smith, Houston (Board Member at Large 2012-2014 and 2014-2015, Secretary 2015-2017 and 2017-2019, President 2019-2020, -elect 2018-2019, past- 2019-2020)

Veronica Alvarez, Round Rock (President 2015-2016 (-elect 13-15, -past 16-17), Spanish Committee Chair)

Linda Hulett, Houston (Treasurer 2012-2015, Treasurer 2015-2018, Treasurer 2019-present)

Gwen Davis (Board Member at Large 2016-2018)

Karen Whitty, Austin (President 2016-2017, -elect 15-16, past- 2017-2018)

Deb Christoph, Houston (Board Member at Large 2015-2016, President 2017-2018, -elect 2016-2017, resigned in June 2018 and did not serve as past-president)

Joe Paschall, Austin (President 20xx)

Isela Wilson, Rancho Viejo (President 20xx)

Michele Chauvin, Sugar Land (President 20xx)

Alaine Hinds, La Porte (President 20xx)

Crystal Johnson, Spicewood (Secretary 2014-2015)

Laura Boeing, Bastrop (President 20xx)

Jennifer Vincent



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