Below are the officers for our chapter
Regent - Linda Lopez
Linda, our Regent, joined DAR in 2011 and the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2015. Linda served as the Corresponding Secretary and National Defense Chair while she was a member of the Lily of Cahaba Chapter in Alabama. She has served the Fielding Lewis Chapter previously as the Vice Regent, Registrar, DAR Good Citizen Committee and DAR Scholarship Committee Chair. She chairs the GSSDAR Genealogical Records Committee, and is a NSDAR Life Member. 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 of DAR, Linda enjoys genealogy, quilting, and gardening. Linda has two sons, Michael and Scott, and two grandchildren.
Vice Regent - Karen Kivette
Karen Kivette, our Vice Regent, 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, Treasurer and Registrar. 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.
Chaplain - Kelda Williams
Kelda Williams, our Chaplain, joined DAR and the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2018. Kelda was introduced to DAR by her dear friend, Pam Downs. Kelda was appointed as the Yearbook Chair and served as DAR Museum Outreach Co-Chair for the 2019-2021 term under Regent Ann Ameye. Kelda obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education from Kennesaw State University. After completing her degree, she shifted her focus to raising her two young daughters and her church activities. Kelda is a member of Vintage 242 Church. For more than 25 years she served as a youth leader within her church network. Through church, Kelda has had the privilege of serving on mission trips around the world including Mexico, Spain, Romania, and Scotland. She is currently focusing on volunteering with women’s ministry activities within her church. She also currently serves on Board of Directors for Chosen Vessels and for the North Georgia Chrysalis Community. Kelda is wife to Tuffy, and mom to daughters Gabriél (married to Stephen Galloway) and Victoria. She is exchange mom to Alina Brand from Germany, Therese Lie-Fundingsland from Norway, Angelica Docherty of Scotland, and countless other bonus children. She is most excited to welcome her first grandbaby in March 2022.
Recording Secretary - Marilynn Carol Palmer
Carol, our Recording Secretary, joined the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2012. Previously, Carol has served as our Chapter Historian, Project Patriot Vice Chair, Constitution Week Vice Chair, Constitution Week Chair in 2019, and Public Relations and Media Chair for two terms. She was also Public Relations State Vice Chair in 2016-2018, and she currently holds the State Appointments to two National Service Committees as State Vice Chair for the Constitution Week Committee and State Vice Chair for the Service to America Committee. Outside of DAR, Carol enjoys reading, playing tennis, genealogy, music, family events, and traveling. In addition to DAR, Carol is an active member in Atlanta 18 UDC, the John Clarke United Daughters of 1812, the Nicholas Wallingford Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century, and she is a member of The Dames of the Court of Honor. Carol attended West Georgia College and was a medical assistant. She worked as assistant to the head pathologist at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. After marrying her husband, Mark, Carol and Mark worked together to build his company which became one of Atlanta’s foremost custom building companies. Carol and her husband have two children, Alan Kenneth and Cheri Lynn, and five grandchildren.
Corresponding Secretary - Celine Lazarus
Céline was born and raised in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia. She and her husband, Chris, took over the main responsibilities of running the real estate brokerage that her parents founded in 2007. She currently is the main transaction broker for Sellect Realty overseeing a majority of the marketing for the company.
Céline joined the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2019, and has never looked back. She has been involved with DAR as chair of the DAR Schools Committee, and is now serving as the Corresponding Secretary for the chapter. She has paged at both the state and national level.
She enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her three young children - James, Scarlett, and Amélie Clare. Céline also loves to quilt and sew in her off time.
Treasurer - Andrea Riddle
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Registrar - Lisa Smith
Lisa joined DAR and the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2018. Lisa has chaired the Audit, Lineage Research, and name tag committees. A lifelong resident of Cobb County, she earned her BBA degree in finance from Auburn University. Lisa and her husband Scott are retired bank examiners with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Lisa has also served as treasurer and board member of the Cobb County Genealogical Society. In addition to genealogy, Lisa enjoys travel and appreciates the ability to combine these two joys! Lisa has three children, William, Mary Elizabeth, and Sarah.
Historian - Joan Bloom
Joan is a graduate of Emory University Law School and has been a sitting judge since 1999. Before becoming a judge she was an Assistant District Attorney in Cobb County for 14 years, prosecuting major felony cases including the death penalty murder case against Fred Tokars. Joan became a full time Magistrate Court Judge in Cobb County 1999. After serving Cobb for 28 years as a prosecutor and judge, she retired from full time work, and is currently an Associate Municipal Court Judge for the Cities of Austell, Acworth and Marietta.
Joan is also very active in the community. She is on the Board of Directors for the Marietta Police Athletic League. She is an active member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club, as well as being on the Kennestone Hospital Regional Board and the Kennestone Hospital Authority. Joan is also a graduate of Leadership Cobb and was a recipient of the YMCA (Lifesafe) Women of Achievement Award.
Librarian - Ann Ingle
Anne joined the Fielding Lewis Chapter in 2015 after she and her husband, Terry, moved to Cobb County. Previously, she was a member of Hatchie Chapter NSDAR in Hardeman County, Tennessee, having joined in 1984. Anne, the daughter of a career Army officer, was born in Washington, D.C. and traveled throughout the U.S. and overseas, including the Panama Canal Zone, Japan and Hawaii. She moved with her family to Memphis, Tennessee in 1959 and graduated from St. Agnes Academy. She is a graduate of The University of Memphis and holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Prior to retirement, Anne was an editor and associate publisher of a weekly newspaper in West Tennessee. She and her late husband are the parents of three sons, and they have four grandchildren. She has enjoyed traveling throughout Europe in recent years and is an avid reader.
Curator - Irene Coletta
Irene joined Fielding Lewis DAR in 2017 after a long search and lots of help for the Lineage Research Committee. Irene served from 2019-2021 as Membership Chair. She graduated from Mercer University with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a Master of Health Services Administration from St. Frances University in Chicago, Illinois. Irene worked as a pharmacist for many years at Piedmont Hospital and was Operations Manager. Irene is an active member of Alfred Holt Colquitt UDC chapter in Atlanta and is a board member of the Atlanta Opera. Irene loves to travel, host parties, read historical novels, and attend Atlanta Opera events. She enjoys spending the Summer and Fall in the mountains of North Carolina and be with her many family members who live there.
Parliamentarian and Protocol - Carolyn Hanf
Carolyn, our Parliamentarian, has long been an active member of DAR. She has previously served as the State Regent of Georgia from 1994-1996, the Vice President General from 1996-1999, the NSDAR Treasurer General from 2001-2004, and the Fielding Lewis Chapter Regent from 2007-2009. She was the President General's Appointee to the KDS Board of Trustees from 2013-2019. She has also served as the DAR School Georgia State Project Vice Chair, is a member of the State Speakers Staff, and is a member of both the Kate Duncan Smith DAR School Endowment Committee and the Tamassee DAR School Advisory Committee.