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Board of Advisors

Meet Our Advisors

As part of an initiative to bring measured and focused growth to the Lone Star Parity Project, the Board of Advisors was created to bring together a unique group of social influencers and community leaders with the common goal of bringing parity to Texas. Each of these advisors are steeped in expertise from within the Texas political sphere. Meet our Advisors.

Nancy Bocskor

Vandalia, Ohio

Nancy is the Director of the Center for Women in Politics & Public Policy at Texas Woman's University. The author of “Go Fish:  How to Catch (and Keep) Contributors:  A Practical Guide to Fundraising,” Nancy was an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Nancy is on the board for Running Start, an organization that encourages young women to run for office, and an advisor for the Veteran's Campaign, a program that encourages Veterans to enter public service.

Terri Broussard Williams

Austin, Texas

Terri  has  made  the  American  Heart  Association  (AHA)  her  career  home. She  also  serves  on  several  boards  including  the  Austin  Area  Urban  League,  the  Annette  Strauss  Institute  for  Civic  Engagement  and  The  Association  of  Junior  Leagues  International  among  others. In  addition  to  her  leadership  at  AHA,  Terri  is  focused  on  paying  it  forward – encouraging  and  building  up  others  who  strive  to  create  meaningful  and  groundbreaking  change  through  her  blog, movementmakertribe.com. 

Charlotte Clymer

Washington, D.C.

Charlotte Clymer is currently the Press Secretary for Rapid Response at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest LGBTQ organization. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Law and Military Policy (CLMP), the Military and Veterans Advisory Council for Outserve-SLDN, the Advisory Council for Running Start, and the D.C. Commission for Persons with Disabilities. She is a proud military veteran and transgender woman. She is based in Washington, D.C.

Taylor Foody

Austin, Texas

Taylor is a community engagement professional dedicated to connecting individuals to new ideas, networks, and opportunities for increased social impact. Currently, she serves as Program Coordinator at the Annette Strauss Institute of Civic Life. Outside of work, Taylor also serves as a volunteer with the Girl's Empowerment Network and Speak Up! Speak Out!, member of the Young Women's Alliance, and active board member of Team Snacks, an Austin-based cycling club for female-identifying cyclists of all abilities.

Asmara Saleemi

Dallas, Texas

Asmara is a full-time faculty member at Brookhaven College where she teaches courses on Government & Political Science. She is also a member of the IGNITE Texas State Council. Asmara earned her bachelor’s degree from SMU, and then earned her master’s degree from the UNT. Her master’s thesis focused on how electoral systems in Western Europe impact Islamophobia and ant-Muslim sentiments.  In 2015, she received the Focus on Excellence Award and the Innovator of the Year Award at Brookhaven College. She is a first generation immigrant and a proud resident of Dallas. 

Courtney Stein Lesskis

Austin, Texas

Courtney has worked for law firms and media companies in Los Angeles, New York City, and recently, Austin. She gained experience in politics by volunteering with various democratic causes, and working for a national broadcast news channel, where she spent several years navigating through a myriad of federal & state regulations, analyzing bills, tracking legislation, and researching policy. Outside the office, Courtney has devoted her time to support women-focused organizations & undeserved communities.

​Interested in joining our Board of Advisors? Email info@lonestarparityproject.org for more information.

Contact Us

Primary Locations
Dallas, Texas & Washington, D.C.

Phone

(214) 810-4681

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