Joy D. Freeland has served MSAP as Historian and First Vice President. She is a member of Santa Fe Trail Parliamentary Unit, where she served three terms as Historian and on various committees. She is also a founding member of Fishing River Unit of Clay County, where she served as Secretary and Treasurer. Joy is also a member of the Missouri Past Presidents and Registered Parliamentarians Unit, Heartland Unit and Plaza Unit.

Joy enjoys teaching parliamentary procedure and has conducted numerous study groups, including a year-long preparation class for the RP examination. She will be leading another long term RP study group being in September 2015. In 2012, Joy assisted in converting one of her study groups to Fishing River Unit of Clay County. She has conducted many workshops for various organizations in the community.

In her spare time, Joy serves in leadership positions on her condominium association board and various political organizations. She also volunteers as parliamentarian for several local and state organizations.

As a Professional Registered Parliamentarian, Joy serves various clients, including dog clubs, homeowner’s associations, women’s groups, and other nonprofit organizations.

Joy and her husband, Tim, are veterans of the United States Army Military Police Corps and enjoy sports, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with their two sons and their families.

TERESA A. DEAN, PRP, Second Vice President

Teresa began the study of Parliamentary Procedure in 1972 and  is credentialed as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP) by the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP).

She has served as President of the Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians 1984-86 and a second time 2010-2012.  She regularly is asked to present educational programs.

Presently she is Treasurer of the Santa Fe Trail Unit of Eastern Jackson County and Missouri Past Presidents and Registered Parliamentarians Unit.  She is also a member of the Electronic Network of Advancing Parliamentarians (E-NAP).

She has served as a judge for both the preliminary and finals rounds for SkillsUSA national contest for many years and was a member of their Technical Committee for Chapter Business Procedure when the competition was held in Kansas City.

Teresa is also a Certified Professional Parliamentarian and Teacher (CPP-T) credentialed by the American Institute of Parliamentarians.  She is a Past President of the organization (2001-2003), and is an Instructor for the Correspondence Courses.  She is a Trustee for the Lester L. Dahms Memorial Foundation.  She holds a BS degree in Education from the University of Oklahoma.


Virginia Berberick has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Parliamentarians as Treasurer, Director-at-Large/Youth Committee Chairman, District Five Director, Chairman of the Bylaws/Board Standing Rules Committees, Chairman of the Registration Examiners Committee, and the Budget and Finance Committee. She also served as the Educational Programs Chairman for the first National Training Conference, and on the Nominating Committee. She served as the Leadership Conference Coordinator for the 2009-2011 term. In 2011, she served on the Credentialing Appeals Committee.

She served as president of the Missouri State Associations 1992-1994 and on many MSAP committees, and is currently the treasurer and the editor of the Missouri Parliamentarian newsletter.

She served as chairman of the MSAP Special Committee to Consider the Leila Normandie Education Fund Investments.

She is a member of the Missouri Past Presidents and Registered Parliamentarians Unit. She serves as convention parliamentarian, bylaws consultant, and instructor for several organizations, including a national farm broadcasting association, a Missouri blind organization, a Missouri teachers association and a Missouri rural letter carriers association. She is an instructor and a judge of business procedures for the national SkillsUSA competitions.

Virginia enjoys dancing two or three times a week to live big band music.

DENISE IRMINGER, PRP, Parliamentarian

Denise Irminger, PRP, has been involved in parliamentary procedures over 25 years. She is a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians and is a Professional Registered Parliamentarian. She currently serves as the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP) District V Director and is on the NAP Board of Directors.

Denise has served Missouri State Association of Parliamentarians (MSAP) in various offices from Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary, and First Vice President. She served MSAP as President from 2000-2002 and again 2008-2010. She currently serves as Parliamentarian.

Denise is a member of the Santa Fe Trail Unit, the Missouri Past Presidents & Registered Parliamentarians Unit, and the Fishing River Unit.

She has served as a judge for the preliminary SkillsUSA national contests and has judged for the local Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA).

Denise is also a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians. Also she is a trustee of the Lester L. Dahms Foundation and serves as their secretary.

Denise has a B.S. in Human Resource Management from Friends University, Wichita, KS. She is employed at Mazuma Credit Union as their Executive Assistant and serves as the secretary to the Board of Directors and serves as their in-house parliamentarian.

KAREN MEADOR, RP, First Vice President

Karen, a resident of Peculiar, Missouri, has been a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians since 1990 and became a Registered Parliamentarian in 2001. She served as Auditor, Secretary, and Vice President for the Parliamentary Club and Historian and Secretary for MSAP.

Karen is the agent for the Belton License Office. She served as Cass County Public Administrator from 1993 to 2009. Karen is the agent for the Belton License Office. She served as Cass County Public Administrator from 1993 to 2009. She has a Bachelor in Business Administration from Baker University.


In 1981, Roxanne Hubbard earned a double Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and in Spanish from William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri. After her college graduation, she was employed in the accounting department at the Alameda Plaza Hotel, Kansas City. Missouri.

Following her husband’s college graduation and their marriage, he entered medical school. During his four years of medical school, she became involved with the Student Associates Auxiliary, serving as President for two years.

In 1992, they moved back to Missouri where she was contacted by the Auxiliary to the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMAOPS) to serve as Second Vice President. She also served as First Vice President and President. During her service to AMAOPS, she was introduced to the study of parliamentary law through the friendship of and mentoring by the late La Donna Nelson, PRP.

She became a member of the Jacomo Unit under the mentoring of Dr. Len Young, PRP, for the first time in 1998. Thereafter, she was appointed as Parliamentarian to the Advocates to the American Osteopathic Association (AAOA) that is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

After a hiatus from NAP, she again participated in the study of parliamentary procedure and successfully passed the NAP membership examination. She is currently a member of the Jacomo Unit and the Santa Fe Trail Unit. She currently serves as the Education/Workshop coordinator and served on the bylaws committee of the Jacomo Unit.

While their son was in school, she was instrumental in forming the PTA Chapter at Highland Park Elementary, Lee’s Summit, and is a charter member. In 2000, she served as President of the Pleasant Lea Middle School PTA, Lee’s Summit. She also held various committee chairmen and officer positions within the Lee’s Summit Area Council PTA, ultimately serving as President. She was also appointed to serve as a member of Lee’s Summit Citizens Advisory Council. On behalf of the district, she was instrumental in campaigning successfully for what was, at the time, the largest no-tax bond issue in Lee’s Summit.

She and her husband have one son who has been married four years. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, scrapbooking, traveling and spending as much time as possible with her husband and family. She is also enjoying the expansion of her culinary skills by participating in various Cookbook Clubs and cooking classes in the metro.

She is currently working toward her goal of achieving the credentialed status of Registered Parliamentarian. It is an honor to be nominated for the office of Secretary and she looks forward to serving MSAP.


Fern has served three previous terms on the MSAP Executive Committee, one as Historian and two as Secretary. She is serving her fifth term as President of the Heartland Parliamentary Unit.

In her spare time, Fern serves in leadership positions in various political organizations.