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Tara Burdette, President and Webmaster, Constitution Committee Chair, Bylaws Chair

*​President and Webmaster of HCRWC from 2021-Present

*Vice President and Webmaster of HCRWC from 2019-2021

*Current Homeschool educator

*Former PACS System Administrator in area Radiology Department(s), X-Ray Technologist and CT Technologist

*Former Assistant Director at Tallahassee Diagnostic Imaging

*Served on Lincoln-Reagan Dinner Committee (2018, 2019, 2020)

*Serves on election and re-election campaign committees

*Assists with FCA fundraising events


Jan Zeller, Vice President, Program Chair, Campaign/Political Activities Chair and Parliamentarian Chair

*Undergraduate degree: Villanova University Bachelor of Nursing

*Graduate degree: University of Maryland Medical Informatics 

*Employment History: 50 years of various nursing opportunities from Maine to Mexico and Caribbean Islands and a season at McMurdo Station and South Pole. Before retirement in 2019 I was the Safety Officer for a Surgery Center in Palm Beach County for 4 years. 

*Politics: Northwest Precinct Vice Chair, volunteer Henderson County  Republican Party, GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner committee member, Host for Republican Candidates fundraisers, Primary 2022.  Prior to moving to Henderson County I was a volunteer for the Palm Beach County Republican Party and volunteer for Juno Beach local Republican Party.


Treasurer and Budget/Finance Chair

Colleen Cluphf


Cher Silvius, Secretary and Hospitality and Community Outreach Chair (2020-Present)

*Homeschool Educator 

*Former Radiologic Technologist at a Trauma Medical Center and Clinic

*Former Traveling Medical Assist and Rad Tech for NHANES III Study, Westat Inc

*Married for 27 years and mother of 4

*House flipper and rental property owner with my husband (side business)

*Former CCA Tournament Hospitality Room organizer and Homeschool Co-op teacher

*Volunteer in church ministries: from nursery care, leading small group bible studies for high school girls and ladies, crisis hotline worker, hospitality ministries, making meal ministries, shut-in visitation ministries, meals for the homeless ministries, pregnancy center ministries, book store/ library ministry, and VBS

*Served as a volunteer for an electoral campaign and as a poll observer, precinct chair, GOP Finance committee member, GOP prayer team member.


Doris Hawkins, Current NCFRW Mountain Region Representative, Past NCFRW VP Mountain Region and HCRWC Past President (2016-2019)

*Elected to Fletcher Town Council in 1995
*Candidate for Henderson County Tax Collector in 1997
*Girl Scout VP for 10 years as my daughter earned her Gold Award
*Served on the Fletcher Planning Board
*Served on the Henderson County Planning Board
*Served on the Henderson County Mental Health Board
*Worked with the Advance Team welcoming President George Bush to Henderson County
*Working with then GOP Chair Kathy Willis on the first Apple Cobbler event at the NC Apple Festival (raised over $5,000.00) the first year and for many years after that.
*HCRWC Women’s Club President: 2016-2019.  Our Club Received the Diamond Award from the NCFRW 2016
*Women’s Club VP: Two Years
*HCRWC Membership Chair for two years
*Attended a NC Treasure Certification class at the Board of Elections
*Doris is married to former Henderson County Commissioner Grady Hawkins; they have 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

*Doris currently serves as Assistant Secretary for the North Carolina Federation of Republican Women and will serve as NCFRW's WNC VP in 2022.



Barbara Mang - Membership Chair


Michele Woodhouse - Leadership Development Chair

Former District 11 Chair; Ran for election to the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 11th Congressional District in 2022

Michele Woodhouse earned a B.A. and an M.A. in organizational communication from Michigan State University in 1991 and 1999, respectively. Woodhouse's career experience includes founding Purple Door Aesthetics and working as a practice development manager with Viveve, Inc., a senior regional business manager with Suneva Medical, and a regional sales manager with Merz North America.

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