Voting is underway for the positions of Area 2 and Area 4 directors. One can drop off
their ballot at the clubhouse until 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2021.
Following are the bios that each candidate prepared to introduce themselves to you.
Area 2 Director
My name is Catherine Persino, and I am putting myself forward as a nominee for
Area 2 Director.
My parents moved to MNW from overseas almost 25 years ago, and our family
moved to the neighborhood 8 years ago. My husband and I have 2 boys, ages 9
and 4, and we love our neighborhood. We’ve actively participated in all the Easter
festivities, Christmas festivities (our MNW Santa is LEGIT!), Food Truck Fridays,
4th of July parades/contests/festivities (our son placed in the decorating contest a
few years back!), Pool Opening ceremonies, Trunk or Treat decorating, and
more. When our neighborhood was voting for the next “version” of our
community pool, I hit the streets knocking on doors and advocating for the great
Aquatic Center we have today. We love our community, and I love the idea of
taking it a step further to not only be a participating resident but a contributing
member to the betterment of our neighborhood.
I am in the Human Resources Professional by trade and have over 20 years of
experience. Based on what I have learned about the Area Director role, I may have
a complimentary skillset based on my profession. Many times, I am the objective
intermediary between leadership and employees, working to strike a balance
between what is fair and reasonable to the employee while representing the best
interests of the company as well. I generally assume the best intentions and give
people the benefit of the doubt. That said, there are standards and expectations that
must be met on both sides, and sometimes this requires a firm action and
response. I am comfortable taking that stance.
Thank you for taking the time to read this quick blurb on me. In summary, I hope
you will consider me for the Area 2 Director position. I am excited about the
possibility of learning and serving on the HOA Board!
Thank you for your consideration.
Area 2 Director
I live in MNW with my husband and 3 children. I work in quality at a plasma
donation center. My objective as an Area Director is to help our neighbors deal
with their day-to-day issues, and represent their voices on the Board.
Area 4 Director
Kelley Minor and her family have been members of the Memorial Northwest
community since 2006. She previously served on the Board as Area 4 Director, but
stepped down when a change of employment and the resulting travel left her
unable to attend Board meetings. Now in a new position, she hopes to continue her
support of the MNW community.
Kelley is a solution engineer for a cloud software company and enjoys using her
problem-solving skills in everyday life. In her spare time, she loves to scuba dive,
travel, tend to her collection of tropical plants, and spend time with her family,
including a daughter heading off to college next year.
Area 4 Director
Mike & Hellena have been residents of Memorial Northwest for over 30 years. We
have raised all three children here and now have a grandson that can enjoy the
facilities with us.
Mike has two digital marketing businesses: one that he started 18 years ago and
another that was started 2 years ago. He is also on the Board of Directors of the
National Business Development Association – an organization that he helped to
found over ten years ago. He has also been on the Board of the American Institute
for Catalan Studies for over 25 years. Mike has a BS in Chemical Engineering
from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the University of
Houston. He is active in the Greater Houston Partnership and is a mentor for U of
H business students.
As area director I will be mindful of the concerns of the residents of my area and
be responsive to their requests on a timely basis. I would act as the conduit to the
Board and ensure that every resident is treated equally ensuring that the rules and
regulations are followed equally by all residents.