2020-2021 Executive Staff

District Governor

Lilian Thai

governor@tokeyclub.com

Hey Key Clubbers! My name is Lilian Thai and I’m super excited to be the 2021-2022 T-O District Governor. I am a rising junior at Garland High School in Texas and have been in Key Club since my freshman year. I served as the lieutenant governor of divisions 12/22 & 35 last year and am beyond grateful to have the opportunity to serve as District Governor this upcoming year. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis and drinking boba. Some of my goals this year include linking and expanding the district, while advocating for service and driving the board to stay motivated. I can’t wait to serve alongside y’all this year and feel free to reach out if you ever need anything!

District Secretary

Ginna Galindo Gomez

secretary@tokeyclub.com

Hello T-O! I’m Ginna Galindo Gomez, District Secretary for 2021-2022. I am beyond excited for this year! I have many things planned for the secretaries this year. A brief introduction of myself, I joined Key Club my freshman year and fell in love. I will be a Senior at Weatherford High School. My hobbies are watching anime, singing, and working out. My goals for they year is to increase monthly report rates by making the duties of the secretaries easier, updating resources for secretaries, and staying in contact with all secretaries. We have strived through a difficult year, but I believe we can make it out stronger T-Ogether.

District Treasurer

Makayla Hsieh

treasurer@tokeyclub.com

Hello hello T-O! I’m Makayla Hsieh and I am thrilled to serve as your District Treasurer for the 2021-22 Key Club Year! I am a rising senior at Martin High School in Arlington, Texas. I love to thrift, dance, and make new friends! I’ll have dancing sessions when I’m either giddy or stressed, and I hope I can show off my cool moves to y’all at LEDCON! As DT, I will mainly work to increase the T-O District’s membership this year with the membership committee. Additionally, I would like to continue our District’s legacy on the YOF Grant and make sure club treasurers submit their dues on time! I’m so ready to create great bonds with the T-O Board and my fellow treasurers this year! Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions or you just want to talk, and I shall greet you with smiles and random emojis!!

District Editor

Anushka Ranjan

editor@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O! My name is Anushka Ranjan, and I am incredibly excited to serve as your District Editor for the 2021-2022 Key Club term! Currently, I’m a rising senior at Goose Creek Memorial High School. Outside of Key Club, some of my favorite activities are watching horror movies, playing tennis, and eating chocolate chip cookies. I also love listening to music and am always looking for song recommendations! My main goals are to strengthen our Key Club community and help editors delve deeper into their roles. Please feel free to contact me if you need absolutely anything; let’s make this a memorable year for Key Club!

Convention Liaison

Val Hennessee

cl@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O! My name is Val Hennessee and i’ll be your Convention Liaison for the 2021-2022 Key Club year! I’m a current senior at Arlington High School, and I am a total nerd. I love choir, engineering, math, archery, and, of course, Key Club! This year, I want to increase the amount of scholarships raised and the number of clubs that attend LEDCON as well as help create an unforgettable LEDCON theme. I’m hoping to make this year one for the books, and I’m excited to start this journey with you all! Please reach out if you ever need anything, and remember that our service is best done T-Ogether :)!

Technology Producer

Noah Obuya

techproducer@tokeyclub.com

Hey y’all, I’m Noah Obuya, your Tech Producer for this year! I’m a senior at Mansfield Lake Ridge High School that loves plants and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Outside of Key Club, I’m involved in band, NHS, Minorities in STEM, and some other of my school’s various programs. Before becoming Tech Producer, I was my school’s webmaster for a year, then moving up to LTG, only for a month, before I was appointed to the position of Tech Producer. As Tech Producer my main goals are to increase the amount and type of videos we upload to Youtube, get some posts uploaded to our Twitter and TikTok, and aid Key Club Webmasters/ Editors in finding a posting style they enjoy. I can’t wait for all the things I see from T-O this year and I hope I can make you guys proud throughout my term and make a long-lasting impact that makes future boards proud as well.

International Trustee

Aliya Ali

Hey Texas Oklahoma! My name is aliya ali and i’m your international trustee for texas oklahoma, new jersey and rocky mountains! I am a senior from Las Vegas, Nevada! I love doing arts and crafts, reading, knitting and collecting crystals! My favorite animals are cats and sheep! If im not working on key club, you can find me in my school’s orchestra room, or in the library running NTHS! Some of my goals this year include advocating for transparency on the international level, creating materials for international candidacy and standardizing captions on all key club media, and finally helping districts with whatever they need, and to have running for higher office webinars! Feel free to reach out to me through the sistrict instagram @newtorocksey, or @aaliuaa or via email at aliya.ali@keyclub.org! I can’t wait to shoot for the moon with all of you!

2021-2022 Committee Chairs

Contests and Awards Committee

Jonathon Perez

ltg1@tokeyclub.com

Hello! My name is Jonathan Perez, and I’m the proud Chairman of the Contest and Award Committee. Our amazing members include LTG’s Mitha Ananth, Akshaya Chandra, Tyler Doan, Shreyan Katta, and Kawsar Yasin, as well as Convention Liaison Valaire Hennessee and District Tech Producer Noah Obuya. Our job as the Contest and Awards Committee is to ensure the Code of Contest and Awards is updated and improved to make participating as easy as possible. We also oversee and run the award presentations and contests at LEDCON. From here on out we plan on continuously amending and revising the Contest and Awards Code, providing new contest resources for T-O, and making the contest registration as easy as possible. The Contest and Awards Committee is beyond excited for this year, and we hope that we can encourage more clubs to participate and help make LEDCON a blast!

Governor’s Project Committee

Sheena Vaghela

ltg10@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O! My name is Sheena Vaghela and I will be serving as your 2021-2022 Governor’s Project Committee Chairwoman. The members of this committee include Akshaya Chandrashekhar, Minori Kikuchi, Jenny Khun, Lauren St. Clair, as well as our District Staff and advisors, Lilian Thai, Makayla Hsieh, Dennis Hogan, Olin Norrid, and Kenyon Black. This committee’s main responsibility revolves around this year’s Governor’s Project, “Crafting A Brighter Future.” This project is geared towards promoting art and creativity among the youth. Art allows for self-expression and has several emotional and psychological benefits. We hope to encourage T-O to serve creatively and promote arm within their school and community!

General Public Relations

Annie Nguyen

ltg3C@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O! My name is Annie Nguyen, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Chairwoman for the General Public Relations committee this year! I’m excited to work alongside our amazing Committee Members (Amy Ha, Jennifer Huang, Jose Mariscal, Kawsar Yasin, Khushi Parekh), District Staff (Anushka Ranjan & Noah Obuya), and Kiwanis Advisors (Keisha Jones & Kristina Jacobson). This Key Club term, the GPR and EPR committees are working together as one joint committee! The General Public Relations Committee in particular is responsible for keeping members informed and updated of District and International happenings, mainly through social media. Throughout the year, our committee will be working hard to keep T-O’s social media platforms up-to-date, informative, and interactive. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to our committee at any time, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing things T-O will accomplish this year 🙂

Membership Committee

Atharv Shinde

ltg4@tokeyclub.com or ltg6@tokeyclub.com

Howdy T-O Key Clubbers! My name is Atharv Shinde, and I am the chairman of the Membership Committee. Our committee consists of some awesome LTGs from across the board, including Dylan Dam, Matthew Spivey, Tyler Doan, Mitha Ananth, and Walker Blackmon. The committee is also aided by District Treasurer Makayla Hsieh, Regional Advisor Rafael Santos, and Regional Advisor Jaime Miranda. The purpose and work of our committee is purposed around creating and distributing resources for all of the clubs in our beautiful District to help them increase membership and keep members engaged throughout the year. These resources will be posted as flyers, notes, forums, and posters throughout our Instagram and website. This year we aim to increase our districtwide membership to 15,000 members and establish a T-O Hotline on our website to keep each member engaged with the district. We look forward to accomplishing these goals with the help every Key-Clubber in the district! One of our major projects this year, the T-O Hotline, is an upcoming feature on the website which will be created in partnership with the District Staff and Administrators. The goal of the T-O Hotline is to provide an easy and quick way for members to ask their questions and receive answers in a reasonable time period, place their recommendations on how we can improve as district, and engage with other members around the district. This feature will be regulated by the Membership Committee along with the District Staff. Another one of our major goals is to help each one of our amazing Key Clubs return to running efficiently and better than ever after a year filled with obstacles such as the pandemic. We plan on doing this by sending out monthly resources and ideas to help recruit members and help keep clubs organized as well as keep them active throughout the year. As a committee, we are excited for this upcoming year and are looking forward to implementing brand new ideas that you guys have. So we encourage you all to reach out to us or the District Staff and let us know how we can make this year an amazing one for everybody!

Regulations, Elections, and Credentials Committee

Viranda Kwok

ltg25W@tokeyclub.com

Hiya T-O! First off, I want to thank my members LTG Jeremiah Palma, Khushi Parekh, Lauren St. Clair, Matthew Spivey, and Minori Kikuchi. Thank you to our District Secretary, Ginna Galindo, and our District Governor, Lilian Thai. And last but not least, I also want to give thanks to our advisors, Shane Miller and Tyler Thompson, and our Assistant District Administrator Kelly Poland along with our District Administrator Kenyon Black. We have been working all year to make sure all clubs in the Texas-Oklahoma District are as productive as possible. This means we revise the bylaws, interpret the bylaws, keep meetings in order, and make our resources more accessible. In order to do so, we are creating a Bylaws 101 resource for all things that club officers and advisors would need to know whether it be when payments are due or how to run for a district position. Another one of our responsibilities is to oversee the District Staff voting process at LEDCON so for all incoming delegates, get ready to get super familiar with your REC committee members!

Events Public Relations

Graciela Bachu

ltg3S@tokeyclub.com

Howdy, T-O! My name is Graciela Bachu, some people call me “Ella,” and I’m the chairwoman of the Event Public Relations Committee. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with our Committee Members (Lt. Governors Amy Ha, Jennifer Huang, Jose Mariscal, Kawsar Yasin, and Khushi Parekh), Staff (District Editor Anushka Ranjan and Tech Producer Noah Obuya), and Regional Advisors (Keisha Jones and Kristina Jacobson). We, as the Event Public Relations Committee, also known as EPR, work to promote District Events — like Fall Rally and LEDCON (Leadership and Education District Convention) — with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness at and attendance of these events. So, stay tuned for updates on our two big events: LEDCON and Fall Rally. As a District Board, we aim to make this year’s events as big and as memorable as we possibly can in order to make up for the lack of in-person events for the past two years. To do this, we’ll be working on both familiar and new + creative projects for this year’s events. If you have any critiques, suggestions, or ideas on current promotion or promotional materials that you’d like to see, email me at ltg3s@tokeyclub.com!

2020-2021 Lieutenant Governors

Region 7 Division 1

Jonathan Perez

ltg1@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O! How’s it going? My name is Jonathan Perez and I am the returning lieutenant governor for Division 1. I am currently a Junior at Cleburne high School in Texas, where I am involved in a number of organizations including Key Club! In my free time you can find me hanging out with friends, listening to music, shopping, and occasionally making crafts. I hope to help my clubs fully recover from COVID, as well as raise activity and participation throughout the year. In addition, as Chairman of the Contest and Awards Committee, I hope to fully prepare for all contests in order to make this year’s LEDCON the best yet. I am looking forward to working with the board and hopefully seeing everyone at LEDCON!

Region 8 Division 2N

Kayla Ngo

ltg2N@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 8 Division 2S

Dylan Dam

ltg2S@tokeyclub.com

Hi guys! I’m Dylan Dam and I am the new Lieutenant Governor of divisions 2S and 32 for the year of 2021-2022. Some things about myself: I really like playing tennis, video games, and piano in my free time. I was appointed as the earlier this year, and while I am still new to all of this, I promise to help each and everyone one of you to the best of my abilities for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year. So excited to work with y’all!

 

Region 12 Division 3C

Annie Nguyễn

ltg3C@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O! My name is Annie Nguyen, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to serve as the Division 3C Lieutenant Governor for the 2021-22 term. I’m a current junior at Cypress Lakes High School in Houston, Texas, and have been in Key Club since my freshman year. In my free time, I love making specific Spotify playlists, watching K-dramas, and playing around with graphic design! Some of my goals this year are to encourage more clubs to get more involved with our district and expand our Kiwanis family. I cannot wait to see all the great things this Key Club term has in store for us <3

Region 12 Division 3N

Ben Lai

ltg3N@tokeyclub.com

Region 12 Division 3W

Anika Akdar

ltg3W@tokeyclub.com

Hey! My name is Anika Adkar and I am the LTG for Division 3 West for the 2021-2022 term. I am currently a Senior at Bridgeland High School and I have enjoyed being part of Key Club since my freshman year. Some of my hobbies include playing the viola and piano, watching netflix, drinking boba, and spending time with friends. Some of my goals include increasing the number of Builders and K-Kids Clubs in my division as well as in the District, through the K-Family and International Relations Committee. I hope to continue meeting more Key Club members throughout my term in my DCMs, and other divisional events!

Region 12 Division 3S

Vincent Pham

ltg3S@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 12 Division 3S

Graciela Bachu

ltg3S@tokeyclub.com

Howdy T-O! I’m Graciela, some people call me “Ella,” and I’m absolutely stoked to be the Division 3S Lieutenant Governor. Fun fact: My goal in life to become the best version of myself that I possibly can be guides all my decisions. My “Key Club Journey” began at Harmony School of Innovation – Sugarland where I focus a lot of my time on volleyball and the Technology Student Association. This year, my goal as Lieutenant Governor is to provide an organized and efficient system to serve as a strong foundation for club officers to build on in order for 3S to become the best version of itself. I’m most looking forward to LEDCON 2021 because I know, by that time, I’ll have gained tons of knowledge and friends through the experience of being on the District Board and given back that wealth of knowledge to 3S as well!

Region 14 Divisions 4/6

Atharv Shinde

ltg4@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O! My name is Atharv Shinde and I am electrified to serve as the LTG for Divisions 4 and 6! In my free time I love to play tennis, basketball, video games, and volunteer around my city. I am currently a senior Goose Creek Memorial High School and am a part of Key Club, NHS, StuCo, and Math Club. This year my goal is to increase club participation and spread the love of community service throughout my division. Since it is my last year in high school, I am all about having fun and I cannot wait to meet everyone at LEDCON!

Region 11 Division 5

Mitha Ananth

Ltg5@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 9 Division 8

Mattew Spivey

ltg8@tokeyclub.com

Hi Key Clubbers! My name is Matthew Spivey

Region 12 Division 9E

Tyler Doan

ltg9E@tokeyclub.com

Howdy! My name is Tyler Doan

Region 13 Division 10

Sheena Vaghela

ltg10@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 14 Division 11

Jose Mariscal

ltg11@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 5 Divisions 12/22/35

Kailey Patterson

ltg12@tokeyclub.com and ltg22@tokeyclub.com and ltg35@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 10 Division 14

Akshaya Chandra

ltg14@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 2 Division 16

Jocelyn Acevedo

ltg16@tokeyclub.com & ltg21@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 6 Division 18N

Walker Blackmon

ltg18N@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 6 Division 18S

Julian Garcia

ltg18S@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 2 Division 19

Jennifer Huang

ltg19@tokeyclub.com

Hey T-O!

Region 8 Division 23

Minori Kikuchi

ltg23@tokeyclub.com

Hi T-O! I am Minori Kikuchi, and I’m serving as the Lieutenant Governor of district 23. I am currently a sophomore at Garland High School, and am really excited to be working with you all! In my free time, I like to play Animal Crossing, occasionally do some thrift flipping, and very rarely play viola. I want to help the clubs in my division to succeed, and am looking forward to spending the rest of the year with Key Club!

Region 11 Division 24S

Jenny Kuhn

ltg24S@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 3 Division 25W

Viranda Kwok

ltg25W@tokeyclub.com

HHiya T-O! My name is Viranda from Jenks High School and I’ve been a Lieutenant Governor since my sophomore year (I’m a senior now so I’m old!!). Currently, I serve as the Division 25W LTG and I act as your Recreations, Elections, and Credentials committee chairwoman. I look forward to planning and attending LEDCON 2022 and I hope to see you all there! For you delegates, I will be seeing you guys around when we get into voting (don’t be scared!! I swear I don’t bite). If you’re bored one day, feel free to shoot me an email and let’s talk! ltg25w@tokeyclub.com

Region 10 Division 26

Ruthvic Jonna

ltg26@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 13 Division 28

Jeremiah Palma

ltg28@tokeyclub.com

Hello! My name is Jeremiah Palma and I am the Lieutenant Governor for Division 28! I am a senior and J. Frank Dobie High School in Houston, TX. My goal for this year is to see all the clubs in my division attend LEDCON! I wish everyone a safe and great year of service!

Region 2 Division 30

Anh Tran

ltg30@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 3 Divisions 25S/31

Khushi Parekh

ltg25S@tokeyclub.com and ltg31@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 9 Division 32

Dylan Dam

ltg32@tokeyclub.com

Hi guys! I’m Dylan Dam and I am the new Lieutenant Governor of divisions 2S and 32 for the year of 2021-2022. Some things about myself: I really like playing tennis, video games, and piano in my free time. I was appointed as the earlier this year, and while I am still new to all of this, I promise to help each and everyone one of you to the best of my abilities for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year. So excited to work with y’all!

Region 10 Division 34

Kawsar Yasin

ltg34@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 11 Division 38

Shreyan Katta

ltg38@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 7 Division 39N

Trinh Luong

ltg39N@tokeyclub.com

What’s up y’all!

Region 7 Division 39S

Lauren St. Clair

ltg39S@tokeyclub.com

Hello! My name is Lauren St. Clair, and I am the Division 39S LTG. I’m a senior at Mansfield Lake Ridge HS, and previously served as my club’s editor and president for some time. I love running, swimming, spending time with my family and friends, and volunteering. One of my primary goals as a LTG is to foster more inter-club volunteering opportunities and bonding experiences, and I am so excited to get those going. I look forward to working with each of y’all throughout the course of this year!

Region 2 Division 40W

Sana Arshad

ltg40W@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 2 Division 40E

Amy Ha

ltg40E@tokeyclub.com

Hey everyone! My name’s Amy Ha and I’m the lieutenant governor of Division 40E! This year, I am a junior at Mustang High School. Along with LTG, I also serve as National Honor Society Vice President and Co-Captain of my school’s robotics team, FRC 3464 Omega Factor. Besides from volunteering, I love to create art and make music! And play video games on PC, when I have the time. My goal as an LTG is to serve you all to the best of my ability and make sure you have the tools and tips you need to reach success!

2020-2021 Kiwanis Committee on Key Club

District Administrator

Kenyon Black

administrator@tokeyclub.com

 

District Assistant Administrator on Events

Kelly Poland

aaevents@tokeyclub.com

Hello Texas-Oklahoma! I am Kelly Poland and I’ve recently been named the Acting Administrator for our District. I’ve been involved with Key Club on various levels since 1998 when my children were in high school. I love hanging with my family and friends and working with Key Clubbers. I truly believe the tenet of Kiwanis that I can change the world one child and one community at a time.

2020-2021 Regional Advisors

Region 1

Olin Norrid

region1@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 2

Abby Stewart-Handrahan

region2@tokeyclub.com

 

Blake Rolller

region3@tokeyclub.com

Blake is originally from the Tri-Cities area of East Tennessee’s Appalachian Highlands where he was the District Governor of the Kentucky-Tennessee District during his Key Club years. He went on to attend the University of Tennessee where he majored in Political Science and restarted the CKI chapter there, going on the be District Governor for 2 years. After a stint working in state politics in Nashville, he moved to Auburn University to obtain a Master’s in Higher Education Administration. He then spent two semesters in Seoul, Korea as an English teacher before settling in 2019 at Oklahoma State University where he is now an area coordinator in student housing and member of the Stillwater Kiwanis Club.

Region 6

Rafael Santos

region6@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 7

Leticia Esparza

region7@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 8

Dennis Hogan

region8@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 9

Keisha Jones

region11@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 10

Kristina Jacobson

region10@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 11

Adrian Thompson

region11@tokeyclub.com

Hey! I was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland where I began my K-Family involvement as a member of the Patterson High School Key Club, which was sponsored by the Highlandtown Kiwanis Club in East Baltimore. With service in my heart, I was quickly elected to serve as the Patterson High School Key Club President, then elected to the post of Lt. Governor for Division 6-12 which covered Baltimore City and Baltimore County. After servicing as Lt. Governor I was encouraged by my fellow Key Clubbers to run for Governor of the Capital District, so I did. After an exciting election, I was elected Governor of Capital District Key Club. In my professional career, I have been an HR Generalist, Staffing Manager, Training Manager, and currently am a Homeowners Association Manager. I am excited to come back to the Kiwanis Family and I’m looking forward to broadening my Kiwanis career by serving as a Kiwanis Advisor for the Cedars International Next Generation High School Key Club and becoming a Regional Advisor for Region 11 of the Texas-Oklahoma Key Club District.

Region 12

Judy Pomorski

region12@tokeyclub.com

Hi everyone, my name is Judy Pomorski and I am very encouraged by this year’s District Board. We have some very smart and innovative members, and it’s a pleasure to see their ideas take shape and their generosity move into local communities. I think that all of us have good intentions, but Key Club gives us the opportunity to put those ideas in motion. Thanks for being wonderful inspiration.

Region 12

Shane Miller

region12assistant@tokeyclub.com

Hi! I’m Shane Miller and I’m one of the Regional Advisers for Region 10. I’m a Houston-based Land Ownership Representative at Chevron. In 2002-2003, I was lucky enough to be an International Trustee on the Key Club International Board and to be assigned Texas-Oklahoma District. Little did I know I’d be a redcoat years later! I enjoy the arts (I’m a member of the Board of Trustees of both the Houston Symphony and Houston Ballet) and almost anything outdoors. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the amazing group of LTGs and Staff that make up the District Board as they continue to make Texas-Oklahoma Key Club amazing.

Region 13

Tyler Thompson

region13@tokeyclub.com

 

Region 14

Jaime Miranda

region14@tokeyclub.com

Saludos All! I am Jaime Miranda, Regional Advisor for Region 14 in Deep South Texas: home of Great tacos and and the best Panchos in the area. I have been a member of the K-Family for a while, first as a Key Clubber in High School and most recently as a member of the Kiwanis Club of Edinburg. I’ve had the distinction of being selected by my home club (Edinburg, TX) as Kiwanian of The Year in 2010-11. I have served my home club as a member of the Board of Directors and as current club secretary. I was also named Division Club Counselor in 2014-17. As Kiwanis Lieutenant Governor, I was recognized by the Kiwanis International Foundation for helping my Division meet the 2013-14, and 2014-15 President’s Challenge. I also serve the Texas Oklahoma district as a Reginal trainer for leadership training. I am a retired citizen soldier, having served 20 years as a member of the Texas Army National Guard with federal tours in Japan and Afghanistan. I retired from the military in 2008. I currently work for The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, as Director of the College Assistance Migrant Program- Edinburg, a program designed to help migrant and seasonal farm worker students transition in college.

Hospitality Manager

Beverly Hogan