Our Leaders

The affairs of TxDLA are managed by a Board of Directors, which is also the governing body of TxDLA, serving as an advocate for the broader field of digital learning. The Board formulates policies of the organization consistent with its purposes and subject to any specific directions of the membership.

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Michelle Singh (Durán), Ph.D.

Chair of the Board & Government/Military/Non-Profit Director ('21-'24)
Assistant Commissioner of Digital Learning, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
512.427.6284
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Jenell Paul

President ('22-'23)
940.704.0738
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Harriet E. Watkins, Ed.D.

President-Elect ('22-'23)
Chief Academic Officer
Instructional Connections, LLC
888-221-2418
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Charlene Stubblefield

Secretary (’22-’24)
Executive Director, Center for Instructional Innovation and Technology Services (CI2TS), Prairie View A&M University
936.261.3281
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Chantell Link, Ph.D.

Treasurer (’21-'23)
Director of Student Persistence
Western Governors University
385.428.6171
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Aleyda Cantu-Lee, Ed.D.

Immediate Past President (’22-’23)
Director, Digital Learning & Academic Innovations, Office of Distance Education & Learning Technologies, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
361.825.2131
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Rhonda Blackburn

Corporate/Private Sector Director ('20-'23)
Co-Founder
B&B Consulting
979.255.0289
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Tamarin Butcher

4-Year Higher Education Director ('21-'24)
Team Lead, Instructional Design and Faculty Support, I.D.E.A.S.
University of Massachusetts
512.245.5204
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Texas E. Reardon IV

2-Year Higher Education Director ('22-'25)
Director of Distance and Digital Learning
Panola College
903.693.2024
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Teela Watson

K-12 Education Director ('20-'23)
Executive Coach and New Business Development Team
engage2learn
817.740.7611
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Mary Anderson

Member-at-Large ('21-'24)
Instructional Designer
Texas State University
830.302.6886
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Francisco Garcia, M.Ed.

Member-at-Large (’19-‘22)
Director, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Center for Online Learning and Teaching Technology
956.882.6667
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Mark Workman

Member-at-Large ('20-'23)
Dean of Distance Learning
Blinn College
979.209.7403
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John Copeland

Chief Information Officer ('20-'23)
Director of Sales, Digital Media
Diversified
281.254.6757
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Abigail Gamble

Regional Group Development Chair (’22-’25)
Associate Director, Online MBA
Baylor University
254.710.6025
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Kelli Erwin, Ed.D.

Executive Partnership Development Chair (’22-’24)
Instructional Design Manager and Product Owner, Learning.com
503.517.4450
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Gerry Pedraza

Parliamentarian (’22-’25)
Instructional Designer III, Engineering Studio for Advanced Instruction and Learning, Texas A&M University, College Station
979.847.6160
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Lisa Tomsio

Executive Manager
Texas Distance Learning Association
512.402.7797

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