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Arlington Chapter Executive Board

Jack & Jill of America, Inc.

Arlington Chapter

Arlington Chapter Executive Board 2014-2015

1PRESIDENT LASHANDA REED-LARRY joined the Arlington Chapter in 2008. She and her husband Cornell have three boys: Julian, Sean and Xavier. In her six years as a member of Jack of Jill, she has served as Vice President Program Director, Beautillion Chairperson, Sergeant-at-Arms, Children’s Cluster Coordinator and Grade Group Sponsor. She has also served on numerous committees, including Mothers’ Conference Plenary and Protocol Chair, Budget/Finance, Bylaws, Grievance, Foundation, Protocol and Membership. LaShanda currently serves on the South Central Region Nominating Committee and has recently been appointed to the National Strategic Relevance & Value Committee. Hobbies include spending time with family and friends,
Vice-President–Eddilisa Martin
Program Director–Angela Hale
Recording Secretary–Nikita Russell
Corresponding Secretary–Jaquetta Davis
Treasurer–Kelley Mack
2Treasurer Mack joined the Arlington Chapter of Jack and Jill Inc. in 2012 and is the mother of two lovely daughters, Hailey and Kaelyn Mack. She has served as Children’s Cluster coordinator for the Arlington chapter and was a
member of the Belle committee for the 2014 Beautillion. Her career of nearly 17 years at American Airlines has
helped prepare her for the role of Treasurer with responsibilities in financial analysis and budget planning in previous positions. Hobbies include spending time with family and friends, supporting local performing arts programs, watching sports, baking and entertaining.
Financial Secretary


I am Eddilisa Martin and I’ve been a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. since 2010. I was born and raised in Little Rock, AR where I graduated from the historic Little Rock Central High. My most important jobs are being a mother to my three children Mitchell (11), Hope (13), and Brandon (29); and a wife to my husband of 14 years, Marcus Martin. But since I’m not independently wealthy I did choose to pursue a profession in the field of pharmacy in which I’ve been practicing for over 20 years. I hold degrees from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy where I received my Doctor of Pharmacy degree. I’ve done many things in the profession of pharmacy but I currently work for AbbVie which is a large pharmaceutical manufacturer where I primarily provide clinical information to people in the insurance industry and other payers like state Medicaid. My dream career, however, would be a jingle singer! From that it is probably obvious that I love singing. To me a jingle singer would be the perfect opportunity to sing professionally and not have to tour which might be hard on a family. My husband, Marcus, is a graduate of Howard University where he earned his Ph.D. He currently runs his own company, 2M Research Services, LLC, and I help out administratively. Our family attends Community of Hope United Methodist Church in Mansfield where I sing on the praise team. I am also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and my hobbies include singing, hanging out with neighbors and friends, going to the movies with my family, and surfing the internet.


Greetings! I am Demethous (Dee) Morris Chambliss, a native of Mississippi, and a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. since 2000 – originally joining the Jackson MS Chapter (Southeastern Region) and transferring to the Arlington Chapter in 2009. I am a former Biology and Chemistry teacher and have experience in district administration, government, and development. Currently, I work as a Program Officer with Educate Texas at Communities Foundation of Texas in Dallas. I’m a graduate of Millsaps College, Jackson State University, and Delta State University and pledged Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. My main hobby or pastime is music (singing). My husband, Carneal, (a regional manager with MetLife and avid photographer) and I have three teens: Anna Kathryn (12th grade), Aryn Theresa (10th grade), and Carneal, IV (Neal – 8th grade). We worship at Community of Hope United Methodist Church in Mansfield. Contact us if you need a resource or support in any of the following areas: science fair and student research projects, content support in Science/ Math, babysitting, or photography.


Historian Kennedy joined the Arlington Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. in 2012 and is the mother of three energetic sons. She has served as Nominating Committee Chair, serves on the membership committee, and is currently a grade group sponsor. Her career of nearly 15 years with the U.S. Department of Justice positions her to understand the importance of adults positively impacting communities through structured involvement with youth. Hobbies include spending time with family and friends, travel,
dance, sports and mentoring youth.

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