Raymore, Missouri
While fulfilling various officer responsibilities with other organizations, I was first introduced to the study of parliamentary law through the friendship and mentoring of the late La Donna Nelson, PRP. I became a member of the NAP under the monitoring of Dr. Leonard Young, PRP, for the first time in 1998. Thereafter, I was appointed as Parliamentarian to the Advocates to the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA) which is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. In 2016, I was appointed to serve on the AAOA’s By-laws committee. After a hiatus from NAP, I again participated in the study of parliamentary law and successfully passed the membership examination in 2014. I am currently a member of the Jacomo Unit, the Santa Fe Trail Unit, and the Missouri Registered Parliamentarians and Past Presidents Unit. I have served as the Education/Workshop co-ordinator and served on the bylaws committee of the Jacomo Unit. I have served as Vice President of the Jacomo Unit and the Santa Fe Trail Unit. I also have served as President of the Santa Fe Trail Unit and Vice President of the Jacomo Unit. In 2017, I completed my term as MSAP Secretary. I have served MSAP as Second Vice President, First Vice President, and am currently President. In 1995-1997, I served as President to the Auxiliary to the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. In 2016, I again served as the auxiliary’s president.

I previously was extremely involved in the Lees Summit Parent Teachers Association working on various tax bond issues. I also served as Lees Summit PTA Area Council President in 2002. I also served on the Lees Summit Citizen’s Advisory Board. My husband and I have one son who has been married nine years. In my spare time, I enjoy playing the piano, scrapbooking, traveling and spending as much time as possible with her husband and their grandson, Matthew Kaleb, who will be three in February, 2020. I also enjoy expanding my culinary skills by participating in various cooking classes throughout the Metro. In December 2018, I successfully achieved the credentialed status of Professional Registered Parliamentarian.

RITA K. WOMACK, PRP, First Vice President
Kansas City, Missouri
Rita became involved in parliamentary procedures because she is District Conference President with the Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Peter Claver. She wanted to manage a meeting efficiently and properly. She found the Fishing River study group and started her study. In December of 2016 she became an RP and December of 2017 she achieved PRP status. Rita has served as President of Fishing River while continuing the study of parliamentary procedure. Rita holds a Bachelor of Business from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Rita is retired from the Department of Justice where she spent 28 years as an Investigator for the Kansas City Field Division. Rita is married and has two children, four grandchildren and three great grandchildren. When she is not busy, she spends family time traveling with family and grandchildren. Rita serves as Director of the St. Monica Food Pantry. She provides, food, clothing, assistance with utilities, rent, medical prescriptions and eyeglasses. She directs a Thanksgiving and Christmas basket giveaway for families and seniors. When she is not busy with the pantry, she is an active member of the Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary. The group’s mission is to engage in various charitable projects within the church and community. Being active in MSAP has given Rita more knowledge to preside at meetings in an effective and proper manner. Rita is currently serving as First Vice-President of MSAP and is Historian of the Fishing River Unit. Becoming a member of Fishing River and MSAP to study parliamentary procedures has opened a word of knowledge for meeting management. It will impact my life as I continue to be active in various organizations.

BOBBY BALENTINE, PRP, Second Vice President
Raymore, Missouri
Bobby Balentine, PRP, is currently serving as the Recording Secretary for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #124. His interest in parliamentary procedure and National Association of Parliamentarians grew out of memberships in non-profit organizations and the desire to be active and make changes in those organizations.
He began self-study of Parliamentary Law in late 2008. In early 2009 he became a regular member of the Santa Fe Trail Parliamentary Unit out of Independence, MO. Then in June 2009 he became a Registered Parliamentarian and in August 2014 a Professional Registered Parliamentarian. Past positions he has held are Vice-President and President of the Santa Fe Trail Unit and Past 2nd Vice-President and President of the Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians.
In his spare time he actively participates in Boy Scouts with his wife, Amanda, and two sons, Logan and Trevor.

Independence, Missouri
A novice in parliamentary procedure, Carol Roberson passed the NAP exam in 2015. She went on to become a Registered Parliamentarian in November 2016 and a PRP in January 2018, largely due to the influence and guidance provided by Dr. Young, Joy Freeland, Denise Irminger and many others. Carol has held multiple offices within the Santa Fe and Jacomo Unit, currently serving as Treasurer. She also has served as MSAP First Vice President and is currently serving MSAP as Secretary. Carol works part-time as a public health immunization nurse and CPR instructor. She is also certified as a Child Passenger Safety Technician. She assists her husband in his dental practice by managing payroll, and serves as his city council campaign treasurer. Babysitting grandchildren and helping elderly parents round out her weekly activities. In her spare time, Carol participates in church activities, the Independence Junior Service League as Sustainer Secretary, Food For Thought Book Club, and Bunko Club. She enjoys running in 5K, 10K or half marathons, and volunteers whenever possible to assist local organizations. She and her husband, Scott, especially enjoy time spent with family, their three married daughters, sons-in-law, and four adorable grandchildren.

Overland Park, Kansas
Virginia Berberick has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Parliamentarians as Treasurer, Director-at-Large/Youth Committee Chairman, District Five Director, Chairman of the Bylaws/Board Standing Rules Committees, Chairman of the Registration Examiners Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee. She also served as the Educational Programs Chairman for the first National Training Conference, and on the Nominating Committee. She served as the Leadership Conference Coordinator for the 2009-2011 term. In 2011, she served on the Credentialing Appeals Committee.  She served as president of the Missouri State Associations of Parliamentarians in 1992-1994 and on many MSAP committees, and is currently the treasurer and the editor of the Missouri Parliamentarian newsletter. As treasurer, she is a member of the MSAP Executive Committee and the MSAP Board of Directors.  She served as chairman of the MSAP Special Committee to Consider the Leila Normandie Education Fund Investments.  She was an instructor and a judge of business procedures for the national SkillsUSA competitions for the 30-plus years that SkillsUSA held its national competitions in Kansas City, Missouri.   She is a member of the Missouri Past Presidents and Registered Parliamentarians Unit.  She is an active member of the Kansas State Association of Parliamentarians.  She serves as convention parliamentarian, bylaws consultant, and instructor for several organizations, including a blind organization, a farm broadcasting association and a teachers association.  Virginia enjoys dancing weekly to live big band music.

Denise Irminger, PRP, Historian
Liberty, Missouri
Denise Irminger is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) and is a credentialed Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP). she has served at the National District, State, and local levels of NAP.  Denise is also a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians (AIP). She is also a Trustee on the Lester L. Dahms Memorial Foundation of Parliamentarians and is currently serving as its Vice-President.  Denise is a partner of the Freeland & Irminger LLC. This partnership provides multi-parliamentary services for clients. Denise enjoys teaching parliamentary procedure and serving as parliamentarian for boards, conventions and meetings.

Joy Freeland, PRP, Parliamentarian
Independence, MO
Joy Freeland received her credentials as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian in 2010. She has served the Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians as President, 1st Vice President and Historian. At the local unit level, she is active in several parliamentarian units and has served in various leadership and committee positions. She is currently the president of the Fishing River Unit in Clay County. Joy has volunteered hundreds of hours teaching parliamentary procedure and providing study groups for unit members working towards their membership and parliamentarian credentials.  Joy is a graduate of St. Leo University. She is a Registered Paralegal and veteran of the United States Army Military Police Corps.