ROADwomen Board 2017
Rufi Natarajan is the sitting president and a previous board member of ROADWomen. She is originally from Karachi, Pakistan, and migrated to the states in 1972, where she pursued her education at the University of Missouri in Columbia.
Founding Board Member
As one of the original founders of ROADwomen, Muffie Moroney has played a reputable leadership role in the rich landscape of democratic politics in Harris County and the State, working to form a strong network of diverse clubs, organizations, and people.
Originally a Philly native, Gayle Fallon is the retired former President of the Houston Federation of Teachers, where she served for 34 years. As president of the union, she was involved with numerous political and community groups throughout the HISD community.
Adoneca Fortier was the former Supervisor of Clinical Studies at MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics. She has been a cancer researcher over 20 years and lives in Spring Branch with her husband of 26 years and son.
Roshanak Mohammadifar was born and raised in Tehran, Iran, until she was 14 years of age. She came to the United Stated in 1978 to pursue her education due to turmoil surrounding the Iranian Revolution. In 1992, Roshanak chose to become an American.
Native Houstonian, Abbie Kamin, is an incoming board member to ROADWomen. She is graduate, with honors, from Tulane University and holds a Juris Doctorate, with honors, from American University. Abbie currently serves as the Clerk to the State House Human Services Committee for the 85th Legislative Session.
New to the board, ROADwoman Kat Clemons is a native Houstonian who serves as the Director of Community Development at Hope Village in Friendswood, TX. For the last six years, Kat has worked in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors helping seniors with Alzheimer's, Dementia, and younger adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
Political Committee Chair
Diane is a passionate supporter of a woman’s right to choose, single payer insurance, public education, and feminist causes. As a member of the ROADwomen Board for 2017, Diane hopes to build meaningful coalitions among diverse groups of progressives who can win in 2018, and to group Young Roadies into a talent-farm for future leaders in Harris County.
Originally from San Francisco, California, Leif Hatlen has lived for long periods in many other parts of the world: Alaska, Norway, and Canada, as well as spending time in Algeria. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he graduated in 1965.