was elected to the board in May 2007.
currently works as a part-time business and contracts lawyer-mediator.
In the past, Whitfield was an entertainment lawyer for CBS, Paramount and NBC, and she has also worked part time as an attorney for Grayson County.
An active community and school volunteer, Whitfield has served as president of the Friends of the Sherman Public Library, a member of the city of Sherman library board, a member and 2006 president of the Child Guidance Clinic board, a "We Help Ourselves Child Safety Program" presenter, a member of the Volunteer Services Council of MHMR, a member of the Wellness Community Impact Team for the Grayson County United Way, a member of the Grayson County Bar Association, a member of the United Methodist Women's noon group and a member of the Sherman High School and Piner Middle School PTAs and PACES.
has also presented book reviews and other programs for the Sherman Public Library
, the American Association of University Women
, First United Methodist Women's groups and for fifth-grade students at Dillingham Intermediate School
has received the Star of Texas from MHMR for her
"We Help Ourselves" program work, and in 2003, she
was named Region 10 Parent of the Year by the Texas Association of the Gifted and Talented
Whitfield graduated summa cum laude from Fordham University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in social science.
She received her law degree from Boston University.
and her husband, Dr. Larry Whitfield, have lived in Sherman
for 10 years and are the parents of three children, two college students and one Sherman High School senior.