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Gov. Perry Appoints Six to OneStar National Service Commission

AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry has appointed six members to the OneStar National Service Commission for terms to expire Mar. 15, 2016. The commission works with the OneStar Foundation to further national service initiatives in Texas, and administer the AmeriCorps Texas program.

Daphne Brookins of Forest Hill is a human services specialist for the City of Fort Worth Community Action Partners and is currently launching Rising Stars, a youth leadership initiative. She is a board member of Expanding Your Horizons, the Amon Carter Jr. Downtown YMCA, Director's Circle of Girls Inc., New Directions Initiative, Tarrant County Challenge, and Southeast Fort Worth Dropout Coalition. She is also a former forum leader and former spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, former mayor pro tem and councilwoman for the City of Forest Hill, and past president of the Texas Wesleyan University Alumni Association. She is a past member of the Texas Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities, Tarrant County CHIP Coalition, and Fort Worth Sister Cities Young Professional Advisory Council. Brookins received a bachelor's degree from Texas Wesleyan University.

Aranda "Randi" Cooper of Nacogdoches is program director for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Deep East Texas. She is a former graduate assistant in the Stephen F. Austin State University Office of Student Affairs Programs - Leadership and Service, and past coordinator for the university's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, The BIG Event, Alternative Spring Break and President's Volunteer Service Awards. She is an AmeriCorps alumna, and a past member of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA. Cooper received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in secondary education from Stephen F. Austin State University. She is reappointed to the commission.

Mary M. Keller of Harker Heights is founder, president and CEO of the Military Child Education Coalition, and former superintendent of education services for the Killeen Independent School District. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Phi Delta Kappa Professional Education Association and American Society of Association Executives. Keller received a bachelor's degree and master's degree in education from Wayland Baptist University, and a doctor of educational administration and supervision from Texas Tech University. She is reappointed to the commission.

Cynthia B. Nunn of Dallas is president of the Center for Nonprofit Management. She is programs vice president of the Chamber of Human Service Non Profits and a member of the Leadership Dallas Alumni Association. She is a board member of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, board secretary of the Harmony Community Development Corporation, and a member and past president of the Dallas Chapter of The Links Inc. She is also a community advisory committee member of the Junior League of Dallas and a volunteer engagement committee member of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Nunn received a bachelor's degree from Wilberforce University.

Charles "Chuck" Wall of Austin is founder and CEO of Customer CEO Consulting and MarketPowerGroup. He is a member of the Customer Experience Professionals Association, an honorary alumnus of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and a past member of the Southern Methodist University Alumni Association. He is also a past board member of Campfire USA and the Clarity Child Guidance Center of San Antonio, and a past advisor for Big Brothers/Big Sisters of San Antonio and Goodwill of San Antonio. Wall received a bachelor's degree from Southern Methodist University. He is reappointed to the commission.

Michael Williams of Arlington is the Texas Commissioner of Education. He is reappointed to the commission.