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Martha Marie Preston Executive Director and FounderMARTHA MARIE PRESTON - CEO
A native Texan who rose from her humble beginning in Royal Terrace, a rural sub-division in Houston, to become a successful entrepreneur and distinguished Ardyss International Platinum President, Martha Marie Preston moved to inner city Houston as a teenager.

The seventh of twelve children, she has devoted her life to helping others and supporting Houstonís community organizations. An overcomer who, after spending ten years in federal prison, founded Elite Ladies of Expression, Inc. a non-profit organization in Houston that provides assistance to at-risk youth, incarcerated and recently released females, individuals with mental and physical health problem, and the homeless.

Her electrifying personality has aided her in becoming one of the most successful and recognized citizens in Houston.

Jacquelyn Matthews, TreasurerJACQUELYN MATHEWS - President
An alumna of the University of Houston with a B.A. Degree in Accountancy and the University of Texas-McCombs School of Business with a B.B.A., Jacquelyn is a Business leader in the Non-Profit industry with over 25 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. She builds rapport, gains trust and drives results by maintaining forward-thinking mindset. She is uniquely qualified in all areas of Business Management with direct responsibilities for Business Start-up and Structural Development, Organizational and Change Management, Proposal Implementation, Contract Compliance Financial Management, Cost Control and Special Fundraising Projects for Non-Profit Groups.

Jacquelyn has served on boards and committees of numerous organizations and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors for Elite Ladies of Expression, Inc. Her other memberships include: Elite Ladies of Distinction, Texas Association Non-Profit Organizations, American Grant Writers Association, The American Small Business Coalition, Society of Human Resource Management, Texas State Human Resource Association, Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council, and Interior Design Society.

Carolyn Johnson, Vice PresidentCAROLYN BRYANT - JOHNSON - Vice President
Carolyn, is a product of the Clarksville, Tennesee, public school system.  She holds the distinction of playing basketball as a point guard under the leadership of Olympic Medalist, Wilma Rudolph.  A graduate of Franklin Beauty College in Houston, Texas, she is a licensed cosmetologist with a thriving clientele.  Carolyn is the owner and operator of C. T. & C. Hair Care Solon.  A member of Ship of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, she enjoys organizing events and helping others.  She received the Black Heritage Award in 1996.  In 2002 she was recognized as Beautician of the Year by City Wide Beauticians and was honored from 2005 – 2007 by the Cullen Missionary Baptist Church Chapter of Girls Rite of Passage.

Lora Sims - SecretaryLORA SIMS - Secretary
Lora Sims, who is recognized for her community service and lovely singing voice, is the Secretary for Elite Ladies of Expression, Inc. Since the age of five, she has enthralled many who have heard her vocal abilities. From the days she sang as a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, her goal has been to duplicate the strong, soul stirring vocal style of her mother. With the same dedication she has to furthering her vocal talent, she shows great willingness to reaching out to support other as they endeavor to achieve a better quality of life.

Cindy Alford, Assistant SecretaryCINDY ALFORD- Assistant Secretary
I am Cynthia Dianne Alford, Assistant Secretary of the Elite Ladies of Expression. I was the Civilian Fugitive Warrant Supervisor for Cook County Sheriff's Police Department and in charge of six county court houses. I retired in 2010 and relocated to Houston, TX in 2011. I am now a General Office Clerk for the Aldine Independent School District which I have been employed for the past five years. I am also the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent at Yale Street Baptist Church, pastored by T. Leon Preston II

Georgia Daniels, Assistant TreasurerGEORGIA DANIELS - Treasurer
A master of her craft, Georgia received her cosmetology license in 1980 and has been a stylist for over 30 years. She specializes in precision cutting and with her artistic vision and impeccable attention to detail and keeps up with the latest techniques/hair trends. Georgia enjoys working with clients to come up with styles individualized to their needs. She owned and managed BP de Salon in Southeast Houston for over eighteen years before closing in 2007 and is currently employed by Everlasting Beauty Salon in Houston, Texas and Walmart.

Georgia enjoys shopping, interior designing and fashion. She is an active member of Lyons Unity Missionary Baptist Church, President of the Witnessing Sunday School Class, and has served as chair of the Pastor and Wife Anniversary Committee. She loves hosting family gatherings and spending quality time with her family.

Roselinda Longoria, Assistant TreasurerROSELINDA LONGORIA - Assistant Treasurer
Roselinda Longoria is the Assistant Treasurer for Elite Ladies of Expression, Inc. A people person who also loves animals, she has spent her life helping people and working in the community to provide support for those in need. A registered nurse for more than twenty five years, she is the past vice president and president of the Oncology Nursing Society of Galveston.


Elite Team Committees and Members
1Activity Directors
Tara Fannin- Mark
Cheryl Preston
Gwendolyn Tunstall


1Community Liaison
Rev. Charles Johnson


Legal Advisor
Attorney Tara Long

1 Spiritual Liaison
Pastor T. Leon Preston II


Assistant Spiritual Liaison        
Dr. Vanessa Weatherspoon

1Public Relations

Ruthie Alexander

Margaret Barbary

Beverly Conley

Versie Green

Nicole Matthews

Jessie Preston

Maggie Preston

Sharon Preston
Shenette Vincent