Chapter Leaders

Executive Board


A native Texan, Liana has lived in and traveled to numerous countries around the world. When she’s not organizing something you can find her curled up with a good book, watching or playing tennis, or planning her next dive adventure. Liana has been happily married to her husband, Clint, for over 25 years, and together they have 2 adult daughters.  

Vice President

Meredith is a relative newcomer to Texas, hailing from Las Vegas and Montana. While earning her Masters of Science in Public Administration , she particularly loved city/urban planning classes and now applies that passion to residential spaces. She volunteers with Dress For Success, Child Advocates, the Alzheimer’s Association, Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, and the Junior League. In her spare spare time, she enjoys spending time with her cats and husband (in that order), Candy Crush, pageantry and cheese. 


Sandra is a minimalist at heart—her home and her attire are testaments to this lifestyle. Her idea of a fun outing is a day spent at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. She enjoys birdwatching and whenever possible, plays hooky from work to watch the SCRIPPS National Spelling Bee every year.


Suzanne loves the sound of waves crashing, her mom playing piano, and anything in Italian! She breaks out in song a lot, and collects way too many rocks. She was named 8th grade volleyball’s Most Spirited Player…’nough said about athleticism…well, she’s good at jacks! She overuses ellipses and exclamation points…regularly!


Professional Development Director

Lisa Hettinger hails from California but loves exploring the wonders and food of Texas. Lisa will organize anything – closets,offices, garages, events, parties and even small businesses! If not organizing, you can find Lisa hiking or curled up with a Jane Austen novel. 

Membership Director

Tiffany Mensing is a native Nebraskan, but since leaving the state for college, she has lived on both coasts and across the pond. She enjoys watching football, especially the Nebraska Cornhuskers, doing CrossFit, and eating good food and drinking wine with her husband. Tiffany spends her free time saying, “No!”, “Stop touching your brother!”, and “I love you!” to her two little boys and newborn baby girl.

Events Coordinator

After a lifetime of working in the corporate world, Sue was affected by the economic downturn losing two jobs in 13 months. Since that point, she chose instead to seek a career doing what she loved best – helping people and organizing. She is a mother of two and grandmother of three.

Marketing Director

Nikki is originally from Galveston, TX. She loves reading and watching football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most of her time outside of work is spent with her husband, whom she met while attending Prairie View A & M University, and her 3 Goddaughters.

Communications & Technology Director

Sabina is Yankee scum that was transplanted to Houston at a young age. She enjoys punning, long walks in primaeval forests and doing her cats’ bidding. She does not enjoy being a slave to consumer culture or participating in fruitless political arguments.

Business Partner Director

Valerie combines her decade of experience in interior design with her passion for organizing. She loves spending time with her husband and two daughters riding bikes, playing at the park, and enjoying all the culture Houston has to offer.

Corporate Associate Membership Director

The Corporate Associate Membership Director is responsible for working with the Associate Member Committee to build relationships with industry partners. The objective of the chair is to build a solid group of Associate Members who actively participate in and benefit from NAPO-Houston. Additionally, the Associate Member Chair works to increase familiarity between Regular Members and Associate Members to expand all members’ industry resources to ultimately promote each others’ businesses.

Sabina Gartler
Communications & Technology Director

Responsible for distributing the electronic newsletter, assisting other board members with technical issues, and coordinating with website and online membership database administration and support.