Yolanda Waters, Ph.D.

Vice Chairman

Yolanda began her involvement in politics as a student at the University of Houston, where she met and ultimately married one of the longest sitting Judges in the State of Texas. She immediately became a campaign manager, fundraiser, political event planner, and political forum organizer, which was highlighted by dinner and subsequent meetings with the President of the United States. Her community efforts lead to appointments of Hispanics to higher positions in government and as heads of national committees. During this period of her life, Yolanda was appointed Public Affairs Chair of the East End Progress Association of Houston, where she served for three years. She was appointed by the Mayor of Houston as a Houston Ambassador, Elected President of the Political Association of Spanish Speaking Organizations, and appointed as head of the City’s Council on Hispanic Affairs. Yolanda found time to take the required coursework and testing to become a certified paralegal and was hired to assist the litigation partner of one of the largest law firms in Houston, including a stint working for John O’Quinn. She was ultimately asked to become a Paralegal Adjunct Professor.

After her divorce from the Judge, she returned to the University of Houston and attended the Women’s Campaign School at Yale. After meeting and marrying Alan Waters, they built a home in the Kingwood area, where she was elected to the Country Club Board for nine years and Ambassador Committee Chairperson for three of those years. She served on the Re-election Committee for Constable Ron Hickman (now the Sheriff of Harris County) and organized his largest functions. She was a member of the Kingwood Area Republican Women and President of the Lake Houston Women’s Association for three years, presiding over a 350 member organization, while working as a volunteer at Kingwood Psychiatric Hospital.

Yolanda earned a Bachelor of Science at Kaplan University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Law, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0. She also graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 from Argosy University, earning a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. Yolanda also maintained a 4.0 while earning a Ph.D. in Forensic Psychology.

Yolanda served on the board of Family Service Center of Galveston, is a Galveston Rodeo Sponsor, Salvation Army of Galveston sponsor, and a Bayou Vista Police and Fire supporter. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Houston Modular Services, the company she and Alan started 25 years ago in Houston.