Northwood Hills Homeowners Association ☆ P O Box 800874 ☆ Dallas, TX 75380-0874

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Meet the Board

Northwood Hills is a neighborhood worth preserving and protecting. At the forefront of that effort is Northwood Hills Homeowners Association. Active, inclusive and positive. NHHA mirrors the neighborhood it serves. It continues to grow and thrive through completely voluntary Membership, leadership and participation.

We have a 7-member Board of Directors, President, Treasurer and Secretary. We also benefit from the guidance of an Advisory Committee. NHHA is governed by Bylaws and has an Advertisers Policy.

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NHHA Board Members

Janet Marcum

Seat President
Email jm@northwoodhills.org
Phone 469-371-1085

Janet and Jeremiah Marcum moved to Northwood Hills in 2013 and have two young sons. Janet is a Broker for Marcum Real Estate and holds her CPA license. Jeremiah works as a Software Development Manager at Cisco. After receiving her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Accounting from Texas Tech University, Janet worked as an auditor for Clifton Gunderson in Amarillo and then as an SAP Analyst for Merit Energy in Dallas. “I was impressed with the sense of community I felt when moving into this neighborhood. I also recognized and appreciated the benefits of NHHA and immediately signed up to be a member. I have enjoyed helping out with the many beneficial projects that NHHA offers, and look forward to further serving my fellow residents in the role of President.”

Mitra Shamsa

Seat Area 1  
Email ms@northwoodhills.org  
Phone 214-695-0006  

Mitra Shamsa moved to Northwood Hills from the Richardson area in 1995. She has been in real estate with Ebby Halliday for over 25 years, since 1992. Being familiar with Dallas neighborhoods, when it became time to find a home for her and her children, she realized that Northwood Hills had what she was looking for. She was drawn to the beatiful, mature trees, the safety of the neighborhood, and the great public schools.

Both Mitra’s children attended Richardson ISD public schools and she was an active participant in their activities with Boy Scouts, Camp Fire Girls, and sports. Mitra was program chairperson at Women’s International Club of Dallas.

Mitra is a member of NHHA because she believes the only way a neighborhood becomes safe and thrives is if the homeowners are active and involved in their community. She and her husband live on a very friendly street where everyone knows each other, looks after each other, and gets together at least once a year to socialize.

Rennie Meriwether

Seat Area 2   
Email rm@northwoodhills.org  
Phone 214-704-5119  

Rennie and her husband Bill have lived on Mossvine for 20 years. They have 2 sons, ages 24 and 28, and a daughter-in-law. They all graduated from Richardson High School and went on to graduate from Texas A&M and University of Texas. Rennie previously worked as a retail buyer in the equestrian industry, where she rode and showed horses for many years. She is currently a real estate agent on the Redpath Team with Allie Beth Allman & Associates

Kristen Holden

Seat Area 3  
Email kh@northwoodhills.org  
Phone 972-385-9441  

Kristen and her husband Ken moved into Northwood Hills after falling in love with the trees, hills, and friendly neighbors of the area. A Baylor Nursing graduate, Kristen currently works as a school nurse at Trinity Christian Academy, from where her two boys graduated. When not taking care of school kids or spending time with family, Kristen loves cooking, making gift baskets, gardening, and playing with the family’s two Labrador retrievers.

Sharon Venable

Seat Area 4
Email sv@northwoodhills.org
Phone 214-212-4016

Sharon Venable and her husband, Charlie, have lived in Northwood Hills since 1996. She discovered NWH while driving around with her daughter, who is an interior designer. The house they chose needed a lot of work and they still feel like they are making it their own.

Sharon is very concerned about what happens inside Northwood Hills and feels like serving on the Board will help her contribute to our neighborhood’s success.

Sharon’s long career includes Community Relations with ATT, COO and other executive positions at the Dallas Regional Chamber, creating the first community relations initiative for Texas Women’s University, and establishing her own interim CEO consulting company.

Sharon is a consummate volunteer and can’t say no. She and Charlie have two grown children and 2 grandchildren, who are embarking on their first year of college.

Suzie Birnbaum

Seat At-Large  
Email sb@northwoodhills.org  
Phone 214-789-1200  

Suzie and her husband Scott have lived in Northwood Hills since 2011.  The beautiful trees and landscaping reminded Suzie of her native northern Illinois. Scott, a true Texan, is a lifelong Northwood Hills resident having attending Northwood Hills Elementary, Northwood Junior High and Richardson High School.  Recently retired from Director of Operations of Xela Aroma (a locally based manufacturer of candles and home fragrance), Suzie is enjoying and exploring new volunteer opportunities. With their four children now “out of the nest” – their two dogs Waylon and Coco are loving the extra attention.

Jeff Thompson

Seat At-Large  
Email jt@northwoodhills.org  
Phone 214-662-3654  

Jeff and his wife Michelle moved to Northwood Hills in 2010.  While contemplating a move south from far North Dallas, they fell in love with Northwood Hills’ lot sizes, original large trees, and the many ranch style houses. Jeff graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in finance, and ran a technology company for many years. He now owns a residential roofing company serving DFW. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, going to the gym, traveling with Michelle, and spending time with her and their three rescue dogs.

Cristi Sliter

Seat Area 5; Secretary
Email cs@northwoodhills.org
Phone 214-442-0970

Cristi and Ken Sliter moved to Northwood Hills in 2009. Cristi graduated from SMU with a BA in Communications and works in marketing. She enjoys cooking, reading and renovating her home, which feels like an ongoing project.

“We didn’t know Northwood Hills existed when we started our home search. Our agent mentioned it, so Ken and I jumped in the car to check it out. When we turned into the neighborhood and saw the mature trees and generous sized lots, we knew we wanted to make Northwood Hills our home.”

Dru Landrum

Seat Treasurer
Email dl@northwoodhills.org
Phone 903-821-4128

Dru Landrum was born and raised in Denison, TX and attended Texas Tech University. He received a BBA in Finance in 2005. After graduation, Dru attended law school at SMU and obtained a JD in 2008.

Dru practiced transactional law after law school and now focuses extensively on oil and gas law with his own practice – Logan, Landrum & Greenwood, PLLC.

Dru and his wife Stephanie moved to Northwood Hills in 2016 with the intention to raise a family here. They have two great kids and plan for them to attend Northwood Hills Elementary.

As Treasurer, Dru manages NHHA’s financial accounts, yearly budget and reserve fund. He has extensive experience in Quickbooks gained from managing his law firm’s accounting and the accounting of a real estate investment company in which he is a partner.

Advisory Committee

Judy Switzer

Seat Crime & Security Chair
Email js@northwoodhills.org
Phone 214-801-7273

Judy Switzer and her husband Bruce have lived in Northwood Hills since 1990. She is the broker/owner of her real estate company, Judy Switzer & Associates. Judy and Bruce’s kids attended Northwood Hills Elementary. Son Brett is an attorney and lives with his wife in Atlanta. Daughter Jillian lives in Santa Monica, CA and heads up business development for AirMap, a start-up that dynamically maps airspace for commercial and recreational unmanned aircraft systems (drones), navigation, and recreation. Within NHHA, Judy’s primary focus is on security and crime prevention efforts, managing the security patrol officers, tracking and reporting incidents, and working closely with Dallas police. “Security services and crime prevention are the number one priority for our members, and therefore NHHA,” she says. “We will continue to explore and evaluate every opportunity to enhance safety in the neighborhood.”

Glynn Newman

Seat Advisory  
Email gn@northwoodhills.org  
Phone 469-223-3582  

Dr. Glynn Newman has worked in the City of Dallas as the budget analyst for housing and in the City of Irving in the budget office. He is also a City of Dallas Commissioner who is currently sitting on the Dallas Police Departments Automated Red Light Enforcement Commission. Glynn is a professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Eastfield College. He brings to the board knowledge of how to maneuver through the city bureaucracy in order to maintain the reputation and quality of life in Northwood Hills. Glynn earned a degree in Political Science from St. Edward’s University in Austin and a Masters of Public Administration from St. Mary’s University, San Antonio. He also studied Political Ecology at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, and earned a doctorate degree in Public Policy from Walden University, Minneapolis Minnesota. Glynn and his wife Dr. Sharon Newman have two children and have lived in Northwood Hills since May of 2006, relocating from West Plano. The mature trees and location drew them to the neighborhood. “Northwood Hills is a great place to raise a family. I look forward to being able to use my knowledge of the workings of municipal government to help enrich and preserve the quality of life in Northwood Hills.”

Hunter McGrath

Seat Beautification  
Email hm@northwoodhills.org  
Phone 972-978-0873  

Hunter McGrath has been involved in commercial real estate for many years, most recently as a Vice President at PNC Real Estate. He currently considers himself semi-retired, with more time for hobbies and serving his community. He and his wife Victoria are long-time members of NHHA and have been residents of Northwood Hills for more than 10 years.

Past Presidents

Robert Dunn

Robert served Northwood Hills from 1989-1992 and helped set the foundation for what NHHA is today.

Larry Baker

Larry served as NHHA President from 1998-1999.