Ann, our Regent, joined DAR and the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2012 with her mother, Rose Marie Benson. Ann and her mother have consecutive member numbers. Ann has previously served our chapter as the American History Chair, Scrapbook Chair, Reservations Chair, and Vice Regent. In addition to serving our chapter, Ann has served GSSDAR as the District Workshop Co-Chair, DAR Schools Vice Chair, and State Conference Chair. She is also a NSDAR Pending Life Member, Georgia Junior Club Life Member, Georgia Cameo Society Life Member, and Georgia State Chairman's Club Life Member. Ann worked with Bell Atlantic Telecom and is a former volunteer leader for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and catechist. Outside of DAR, Ann enjoys traveling, gardening, scrap-booking, genealogy, and home decor. Ann and her husband, Mike, have been married for 31 years. Together they have two children, Jackson and Sarah, and two grandchildren, James and Grason.
Vice Regent - Linda Lopez
Linda, our Vice Regent, joined DAR in 2011 and the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2015. Linda served as the Corresponding Secretary while she was a member of the Lily of Cahaba Chapter in Alabama. She has served the Fielding Lewis Chapter previously as the Registrar. Linda studied sociology at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and completed her Master's Degree in Social Work at the University of Alabama. Linda spent her career in social services working with child welfare, homeless services, and child residential facilities. Outside out DAR, Linda enjoys genealogy, quilting, and gardening. Linda has two sons and two grandchildren.
Chaplain - Virginia Huckabay
Virginia, our chaplain, discovered DAR through a chance meeting with a former Fielding Lewis Registrar in a store dressing room. After attending a meeting to learn more, Virginia joined DAR and the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2015. Virginia has previously been on the Conservation Committee and the American Spirit Magazine Committee and co-chaired the Membership Committee. Virginia was a teacher for 26 years and holds a Masters in Education from Georgia College and State University. Virginia and her husband, David, have two children and four grandchildren. Outside of DAR, Virginia enjoys reading, shopping, babysitting her grandchildren, traveling, and spending time with husband.
Recording Secretary - Elizabeth Frantz
Elizabeth, our recording secretary, joined DAR in 2011 with her mother, Tina Druckenmiller. They have consecutive member numbers. Elizabeth has previously served our chapter as flag Chairman, American History Essay Chairman, and DAR Schools Chairman. Outside of DAR, Elizabeth works as a registered nurse for a concierge physician in Buckhead. She met her husband, an anesthetist, at Wellstar Cobb Hospital. She has two daughters, Madelyn and Caroline. She also has a stepson, Joseph, who is married with a son, Preston. Elizabeth enjoys running ultra marathons, baking, and spending time with her family.
Corresponding Secretary - Kimberly Manroe
Kimberly, our corresponding secretary, joined DAR and the Fielding Lewis chapter with her eldest daughter, Elizabeth, in 2012. They have consecutive member numbers. Kimberly is serving her second term as Corresponding Secretary. She is also serving as Bylaws Chair. Previously, Kimberly has served as the Veterans Committee Chair and Yearbook Chair. Kimberly holds a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing and has worked as an outpatient clinic and school nurse. Currently, Kimberly works as a Registered Nurse for a local Home Health company. Kimberly is married with two adult daughters (both juniors in the Fielding Lewis chapter) and enjoys playing competitive tennis, hiking, kayaking on the weekends.
Treasurer - Lisa Cappetto
Lisa, our treasurer, joined DAR and the Fielding Lewis chapter in 2016, after a full year of lineage research. Lisa has previously served as Reservations Chair. Lisa had a career in the legal/risk management field as a Director of Risk Management as well as operating her own wedding photography business. Outside of DAR, Lisa's hobbies include traveling (she has visited all 50 states), American history, small-town antiquing, and reading historical fiction. She and her husband, Dan, have been married for over 30 years and have a son, Barrett, who serves as a Marietta police officer. Dan's job as a Sales VP for a Nashville-based company requires extensive travel, so she accompanies as often as she can!
Registrar - Karen Kivette
Karen Kivette, our registrar, joined DAR and the Fielding Lewis chapter in 2015, in time for the 125th DAR Anniversary. Karen credits her discovery of DAR and her love of lineage research to her cousin, Pam Thrasher. Karen has previously served our chapter as chair of The Flag of the United States of America committee and Treasurer. Karen is an Alabama native who attended The University of Alabama, where she met her husband, Wayde. Due to Wayde's position as a United States naval aviator, Karen has lived in many states across America, as well as a stint in Japan, which has cultivated her love for travel. Karen has two children, Emma Kylee Rice and Andrew.
Historian - Carol Palmer
Carol, our historian, joined the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2012. Previously, Carol has served as vice chair for Project
Patriot, vice chair for Constitution Week, chairman for Constitution Week in 2019, and Public Relations Chair.
Outside of DAR, Carol enjoys reading, playing tennis, genealogy, music, family events and traveling. In addition to DAR, Carol is an active member of Atlanta 18 UDC, John Clarke Daughters of 1812, and
Nicholas Wallingford Colonial Dames 17th Century. Carol was a medical assistant and worked as an assistant to the
head pathologist at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta. After marrying her husband, Mark, they worked together to build his business as a custom builder. Carol and her husband have two children, Alan and Cheri, and five grandchildren.
Librarian - Valerie Makant
Valerie Makant, our librarian, joined DAR in 1997 and the Fielding Lewis chapter in 2016. Valerie has previously served our chapter as American Heritage Chair and on the Lineage Research Committee. For this administration, in addition to serving as librarian, Valerie is the American Heritage Chair and on the By Laws Committee and Lineage Research. Valerie graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education. Valerie taught high school and middle school in Cobb County for 10 years and has been selling real estate for 14 years. She and her husband, Todd, have 4 children and 9 grandchildren. Outside of DAR, Valerie's hobbies include pottery, drawing and painting, photography, collecting seashells, reading, cooking, genealogy and spending time with family and friends.
Curator - Cheryl Hunt-Clements
Cheryl, our curator, joined DAR as an organizing member of the Trahlyta Chapter in 2004. She joined the Fielding Lewis chapter in 2012 and has previously served as librarian. Currently, Cheryl is the GSSDAR Meadow Garden Gift Shop Chair and on the Meadow Garden Board. Cheryl worked in education for 46 years. Throughout her career, Cheryl and her schools were recognized with many awards, such as the 2001 Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence. Cheryl received the 1994 Native Citizen Award from the Elberton Chamber of Commerce. She has a Doctor of Philosophy from Georgia State University. Cheryl has visited all 50 US states and all 7 continents. Her husband, Bill, is an avid supporter of DAR and volunteers as a Benjamin Franklin historical re-enactor! Cheryl and Bill have two grangrandchildren.