Jane Austen Society of North America
  North Texas Region
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Susan Jelen - Regional Coordinator
Susan E. Jelen has served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Federal Labor Relations Authority since September 2001.  She also served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Social Security Administration from October 1997 until September 2001.  She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law.  She graduated with honors from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas.  
Susan attended the second meeting of the North Texas Chapter of the Jane Austen Society of North America and has happily been an active member since that time.  She has been a life member of JASNA since 2003.  
Susan never can make up her mind about which is her favorite Jane Austen book.  She is torn between Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion; although Emma continues to get better and better with each reading.  Her favorite characters are Mr. George Knightly, Henry Tilney and the ever-delightful Miss Bates.   
Vicky Ford - Treasurer
Once upon a time.....there was a little girl who was good with numbers.  That’s all you really need to know.
Chris Peirson - Program Chair
Chris Peirson received a J.D. Degree from Texas Tech University Law School in 1977.  She is Board Certified by the State Bar of Texas as a specialist in the field of Residential Real Estate Law.
Chris founded her firm, PeirsonPatterson, LLP, located in Dallas, Texas, in 1984.  Her practice is restricted to residential and consumer lending.  She is a recognized specialist in the area of residential real estate law and regulatory compliance.
Chris is a frequent speaker on both the state and national level, having made presentations for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the American Institute of Banking, the State Bar of Texas and many other professional organizations.
Her publishing history includes many publications for the State Bar of Texas, the University of Texas School of Law, the South Texas School of Law, and the Texas Land Title Institute.
Jamie Pouster - Membership Chair/Secretary

Jamie Pouster is a librarian by profession for over twenty years. She has been a Jane Austen fan for many years and continues to enjoy learning more about Jane Austen at the AGMs and regional meetings. She has been a member of JASNA-North Texas and JASNA Southwest California