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MCABW Member of the Month

September 2020 Member of the Month

Kendra Windisch - MD Anderson

Congratulations to Kendra Windisch, Member of the Month for September!

Kendra is the Senior Community Relations Specialist and Community Education Professional for MD Anderson Cancer Center.

"I enjoy networking with other members, informing them about services offered at MD Anderson The Woodlands and educating on cancer prevention." Kendra joined MCABW in February of 2019.

The sole mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to end cancer.

As one of the world's largest freestanding cancer centers, in the world's largest medical center, MD Anderson has consistently been ranked the No. 1 hospital for cancer care in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. MD Anderson provides cancer care at several convenient locations throughout the Greater Houston Area.

Email Kendra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to for additional details.

Thank you for your contributing to MCABW!

August 2020 Member of the Month

Margie Taylor - Taylorized PR

Margie Taylor is our Member of the Month for August.

Although it seems like a lot longer, Margie joined MCABW as a member 10 years ago, in August of 2010. She assists MCABW with getting out our message to the membership, the community, and the media through public relations storytelling techniques.

Margie plays an active role in our social media campaign, press releases, and pretty much whatever Carol Gooch asks for her assistance with doing for MCABW. She was the past Events Leader for the organization promoting our participation in local parades and networking events.

After serving 11 years in Marketing and Development for local nonprofits Margie founded Taylorized PR, Public Relations “Taylor-ed” to your personalized small business needs offering social media marketing, branding, relationship marketing, blogs, press releases, and event management. She writes a weekly column in The Courier since 2017 and hosts Conroe Culture News Radio every Monday at noon at Lone Star Community Radio for the past 4 years.

Connect with Margie at Taylorized PR/a> or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Photo credit: Chelsea Williams Photography

July 2020 Member of the Month

Debbie Bevers - Love Your Skin

We are proud to share our Member of the Month for July, Deborah Bevers.

Debbie joined MCABW in August of 2019. She enjoys the comradery and support of the women in MCABW, not just for business but for personal. The women in the group genuinely care.

"No matter your age, gender, skin tone or ethnicity, Rodan + Fields® products can help you to achieve healthier, younger-looking skin."

"As an R+F Independent Consultant, I love that I can help people live better in their skin and become more empowered in their lives."

"I have personally seen the powerful effects R+F products have on customers and I really enjoy celebrating their results with them!"

Congratulations, Debbie!

Connect with Debbie at Love Your Skin or on her website

June 2020 Member of the Month

Ally Grounds - Financial Partner

We are proud to share our Member of the Month for June, Ally Grounds!

Ally Grounds joined MCABW in 2019. She has been the guest speaker for the Conroe Morning Coffee and authored articles for the Quarterly MCABW magazine. She also shares the responsibility of hosting the monthly dinners for MCABW (back when we did this).

Ally is employed with Global Financial Partners selling life insurance and currently working on her Certified Financial Planner™ designation. “I come from a large family of women who are always encouraging one another. I really love seeing women uplift one another. At the beginning of the year I became life insurance licensed."

"My goal in becoming licensed is to help and empower women through understanding their finances. MCABW is a place that encourages women to help one another to grow and succeed. I am proud to be a part of the MCABW family”.

Congratulations, Ally!

Financial Partner

May 2020 Member of the Month

Allison Yee - Yee Plastic Surgery

MCABW is thrilled to announce Alison Yee as Member of the Month for May!

Alison joined MCABW in September of 2018 and loves the organization!

"It is never DULL with this group! Always fun networking. The members are all very dedicated and truly sincere about helping each other, -women helping women." Alison is the CFO for Yee Plastic Surgery PLLC involved with accounting and marketing.

Yee Plastic Surgery is a unique business embracing the best patient care without aggressive procedures. Dr. Yee is a conservative physician with many years in plastic and reconstructive surgery and his compassion for each patient gives them confidence in themselves. Dr. Yee truly cares about his patients and develops the trust by taking the time to listen and respond honestly. He is one of the few plastic surgeons that accept insurance for skin cancer and other skin related conditions.

Learn more at

Congratulations, Alison!

Alison loves to adopt rescue dogs!

April 2020 Member of the Month

Kym Harris - Advanced Retirement Planning, LLC

Congratulations to Kym Harris, our MCABW Member of the Month!

Kym has been a member of MCABW since July 2016. She enjoys the comradery with business women, building relationships and referring them business. Lately during our pandemic crisis, Kym has been facilitating the Zoom meetings to keep everyone connected with MCABW.

The reason that I was attracted to MCABW is because it is a non-profit raising scholarship money for high school graduating senior girls."

Kym Harris is an Income Specialist with Advanced Retirement Planning, LLC - North Houston and has nearly 30 years' experience in financial services. Kym's mission is to help families plan for inevitable life experiences, lessening the burden from lack of income or legal difficulties from unexpected circumstances of accidents, incapacity or death.

Kym brings an intrinsic value with the products and services to assist families with loved ones dying to soon or living too long.

Kym's passion is to educate people to have the knowledge to make effective decisions for their family to prepare for the future with lifetime income solutions, optimizing savings, planning for Long Term Care, and transferring monies to designated family or charities. She offers Financial Solutions for everyone!

Connect with Kym at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Congratulations Kym!

March 2020 Member of the Month

Toni Smith - Essential Bodywear

MCABW is pleased to announce Toni Smith of Essential Bodywear is our Member of the Month for March 2020.

Toni joined MCABW in December 2019.

"One of the things I like most about MCABW is the woman I have met. Everyone is so nice and positive. It has given me an avenue to meet women."

Toni is an Essential Bodywear Fit Stylist offering complementary bra fittings and assistance with a personal touch of finding the right bra. Toni sells bras, panties, shapewear and ready to wear.

"If you are tired of searching for your correct bra size, with support and comfort try EBW bras and enjoy the personal customer service."

February 2020 Member of the Month

Leslie Guillermo - Quality of Life Chiropractic

MCABW is proud to announce Leslie Guillermo, Practice Representative from Quality of Life Chiropractic - Magnolia is our Member of the Month for February! Leslie is a Practice Representative at Quality of Life Chiropractic. She loves her job and assisting people in the area to live a better life with chiropractic care. Connect with Leslie for Lunch and Learns, festivals, or an opportunity to learn about chiropractic care.

Leslie is also retired from US Air Force and manages an in home dog concierge, Moco Canine Concierge in her home.

Connect with Leslie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (210) 863-7847

Thank you, Leslie for all you do for MCABW and our community!

January 2020 Member of the Month

Monica Romero - Family First Urgent Care

Monica Romero of Family First Urgent Care is our Member of the Month for January 2020, crowned at the February Luncheon.

Family First Urgent Care joined MCABW 3 years ago when we first opened. Best move they made was hiring Monica in 2018 to be the face in the community. MCABW is an organization that creates solidarity with female business owners that support each other for advice, referrals, and resources. Family First Urgent Care believes in that support and MCABW.

The organization was opened after the 3 nurse practitioner owners (Kimberly, Connie, & Claire) saw the demand for additional medical facilities in our community. Patients were coming into the emergency room because they needed care and could not finding affordable alternatives. Family First is a labor of love. The entire team is committed to providing affordable care to the community free from unnecessary testing or treatment.

Family First Urgent Care is launching a new membership program that will give families the care they need for an affordable monthly fee without having to worry about deductibles or co-pays. It also offers our small business owners a benefit to keep and retain Connect with Monica, Practice Manager at Monica Romero This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 936.235.2825.

MCABW is very grateful for Monica as a member of our organization!

October 2019 Member of the Month

Sue Walling - Sue's Tupperware Shop

We are honored to announce Jacqueline Walling (Sue) as our Member of the Month for October! Sue joined MCABW 3 years ago and you will see her at every Monthly Luncheon and most events with a prize of one of her prized cakes or an item she sells with Tupperware with Tupperware and Tranquility-Sue Walling. Sue is a true advocate for our organization, she has become very involved as a Diplomat and the Events Committee.

Her motto is "Our Products have 3 prices... Retail, Half Price & FREE! Ask me how... now! Click here to SHOP 24/7!!"

Sue sells her beautiful cakes through her Facebook page, Jacqueline Walling and her Tupperware at

Feel free to reach out to Sue for all your CAKE or TUPPERWARE needs through email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank you and appreciate you!

September 2019 Member of the Month

Vivian Kahla - LegalShield

MCABW is pleased to announce Vivian Kahla as our Member of the Month for September!

Vivian joined MCABW in September 2018 and you will see her at most of our monthly events. That is why she is Member of the Month! A true advocate for our organization, she has become very involved on the Fundraising Team.

You can count on always seeing her happy and smiling with a heart open to any assistance our ladies need. We are honored to have Vivian as a member and excited to honor her as Member of the Month for September!

Vivian is with LegalShield and IDShield as an associate because she believes that everyone deserves access to an attorney to protect them against identity theft. The world can be confusing, scary and just plain annoying, but with one phone call you can speak with an attorney or knowledgeable staff member to help you with your questions and concerns.

Contact Vivian at any event for a one/one meeting. Arrange to host an event for friends, family and/or your business.

Email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

July 2019 Member of the Month

Amanda Anders - Guaranty Bank & Trust

MCABW is pleased to honor Amanda Anders as our July member of the Month.

Amanda joined MCABW in November 2018. She has become very involved on the Diplomat team and was recently appointed to Chair of the Diplomat Team. You will see Amanda at most MCABW events with a huge friendly smile! We are honored to have Amanda as a member and excited to honor her as Member of the Month for July.

Miss Anders is a Banking Officer with Guaranty Bank & Trust. It is one of the oldest most respected banks in Texas with a history of serving generations of customers.

With a goal is to succeed with the community, the bank encourages employees to give back to the communities they serve and focus on strength and stability so all customers know they can depend on Guaranty Bank & Trust during difficult times. At Guaranty Bank & Trust, we are “growing because we help you grow".

You will see Amanda at MCABW events every month as well as Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber events. Check in with Amanda at her bank location in Conroe by Incredible Pizza!


June 2019 Member of the Month

Gloria Copeland - Gloria's Unique Treasures

MCABW is pleased to honor Gloria Copeland as our June member of the Month. Gloria joined MCABW 14 years ago as a Founding Member. She has been a Board Member since then and attends most events. Gloria sets up the room at Incredible Pizza every month way before anyone arrives for the Monthly Luncheon.

We are honored to have Gloria as a member and excited to honor her as Member of the Month for June. Gloria is a rock and will always have your back. She is a great contact to learn about MCABW.

Gloria is retired from Unique Home Inspections and presently has a booth space at the Antique Gallery, Gloria's Unique Treasures.


May 2019 Member of the Month

Debby Dykes - Network in Action Conroe & Magnolia

MCABW is pleased to honor Debby Dykes as member of the Month. Debby joined MCABW in February of this year and got involved with the Membership Committee. We are honored to have Debby as a member and excited that she has proven herself as Member of the Month for May.

Debby owns and leads a professional business networking group in Conroe area for business owners and decision makers, Network in Action franchise for the Conroe/Magnolia area. She started building a 2nd networking group in the 1488/I45 area. They meet monthly to build relationships, learn from each other and actively help each other build businesses through referrals with a guarantee up to a 10x ROI


April 2019 Member of the Month

Denise Daniels - Avon for Conroe and The Woodlands

Avon, the company for women, has been in existence since 1886, which was before women were given the right to vote. Avon founder, David H. McConnell, started this company to help women earn their own independent income. It started out as the California Perfume Company, but by 1929 it became Avon named after the beautiful gardens in England.

Avon is about empowerment of women. Avon helps women to support themselves, grow in business and gain their own independence. Avon is also a leader in fighting cancer and bringing awareness to domestic violence by raising millions of dollars to find a cure or to stop the violence and help women get a second chance.

I have been an Avon representative since July 11, 1994. I was living in Glendale, AZ at the time and I wanted something that would fit into my family life. I am an event’s team leader for MCABW and I have been a member since 2010.

March 2019 Member of the Month

Rachel Clark - Edward Jones

February 2019 Member of the Month

Becky Glass - Becky Glass Insurance

Becky Glass joined MCABW in September of 2015 and is now very involved as a team leader for the Membership Team. She is also a part of the scholarship committee and assists with donations for the raffles at meetings that funds the annual scholarships.

Becky is a commercial and personal independent insurance agent working with business owners that need general liability, property, business vehicle, professional liability, or workman’s comp. Individuals and homeowners can obtain personal insurance for their home, vehicles, recreational vehicles, boats, and renter insurance through Becky Glass Insurance Agency. She has been operating the business since March 2013. Connect with Becky via her Facebook page:

January 2019 Member of the Month

Dianne Thomas - Organize This!

Dianne Thomas joined MCABW in 2015 and now serves as a Diplomat encouraging other ladies to attend meetings and as a Mentoring Team Leader. As a member of the organization Dianne has developed long-lasting relationships with other like minded business women.

Dianne started her business in October of 2012 after many years in the corporate world. She joined the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and has received certificates for Workplace Productivity and Residential Organizing. Dianne’s clients are all over Montgomery and North Harris Counties. Dianne serves her clients through Home and Office Organizing with consistent follow-up. Learn more about Organize This!!! services at