Board of Directors

Paula King Harper, President

Paula King Harper has previously supported Wilson Pottery Foundation as Secretary for several years. She also coordinators the annual Wilson Pottery Show, held in conjunction with Seguin’s Pecan Fest Heritage Days in October. Paula is a fifth-generation descendant of Hiram Wilson and is honored to represent the family’s legacy as newly elected Foundation President. Paula is employed at University Hospital as a Chaplain and serves as an Executive Pastor of The Voice Revival Center in San Antonio, TX. She is married to JeRome Harper, they have four children and expect grandchild number 12 to arrive soon. Together, Paula and JeRome operate Harper Ministries International, a non-profit 501c3 offering mentorship, addiction recovery counseling and Before You Say I do, a premarital program sponsored by the State of Texas. Paula has authored Prosperous Living Daily Devotionals and Journals. Her books can be found at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon.

Jan Dixon, Co-Vice President

Jan Britt Dixson is a descendant of Hiram Wilson. His son Henry is her great-great grandfather. She is the daughter of LaVerne Britt who was instrumental in helping to establish and incorporate the foundation. Jan currently serves as Co-Vice President of this Foundation. Jan graduated San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.    

Jan was employed several years in various hospital labs and later managed an Ophthalmologist Office. She became interested in Education Administration and served as Director of Admissions and Director of Career Services for Medical Vocational Schools and a Community College.                         

Jan’s has a passion and skill for humanitarian and organizational fundraising. She was also instrumental with the opening of the Wilson Pottery Museum located at the Historical Sebastopol House in Seguin Texas and spearheaded the last Wilson Pottery Gala. Jan has two sons and four grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.  

James Johnson, Co-Vice President

James ‘JJ’ Johnson is married to Shirley Mercier Johnson and is the father of James Johnson III and Tomara Johnson Thompson (Deceased). He is grandfather to Rian Rose Thompson and father-in-law to Derrick Thompson. JJ holds an MBA from Texas Southern University, bachelor’s in accounting from University of Houston
and an Associate in Arts from San Antonio Jr. College.

Since 1991, JJ has been a Partner with J & J Johnson Accounting and Income Tax Partnership, Owner of JJohnson & Son Video Productions since 1985, and he retired from Shell Oil Company after 20yrs. JJ is also a professional Play Clock Operator, has worked 2 Super Bowls and 8 playoff games. He also worked as on field official for Southwest Athletic Conference, Texas Association Sports Officials and as a Referee for 30 years. JJ is the first black from the Houston Chapter to work a State Championship Game and he is the first minority elected to a Chapter Board Position and also served as Financial Committee Chair for 2 State Conventions.

JJ has served on numerous boards within his community and helped launch the audio/video ministry at his home church, The Fort Bend Church. JJ is a proud descendant of James Wilson.

Kathryn Amy Pulliams, Secretary

Kathryn Amy Pulliams is the newly elected secretary for the Wilson Pottery Foundation and is a native of San Antonio Texas, and I come from a family of three children and I grew up on the Eastside Denver Heights area of town.  Kathryn is a 1997 graduate of University of Texas of San Antonio bachelor’s with a degree in Education, and also graduated from Our Lady of the Lake University in 2013 with a Master’s degree in Education, specializing in school counseling.  Kathryn is currently an elementary School Counselor in the San Antonio Independent School District. Educating and counseling students is her passion.  She has also served her community schools through membership with the National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa Inc. since 2004 and served as secretary of this sorority for two terms.  

 Her hobbies include singing, reading, spending time with her pet dog, traveling, theater art performances, walks in the park and volunteer work.

Roshanda Anderson, Treasurer

Roshawnda Anderson is Treasurer on the Executive Board. Hardworking, team player and ambitious are a few words to describe her approach to her work in accounting and finance. With more than 20 years experience, she has worked on high-level finance projects in California and Dallas and served as City Treasurer of Prairie View, Texas. She was appointed Fiscal Analyst with the City of San Antonio’s Finance Department after successfully serving as the Assistant COVID-19 Executive Officer. 

Growing up on the City’s Eastside, she is a San Antonio native, graduating from Brackenridge High School. Roshawnda has an accounting associate degree in applied sciences from Brookhaven College; Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in Business University of Texas at Austin; Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Texas A&M-San Antonio; and Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce. She’s also a staunch advocate of breast cancer awareness, which she is a five-year survivor.  

Ken Smith, Board Member

Ken Smith is an award-winning web designer and developer for the City of Bryan, an independent digital services consultant, a former Washington Post journalist, an avid fly fisherman and a passionate collector of antique Texas stoneware.

In 2013, Ken moved back to Texas from Washington, D.C. Soon after, he bought his first antique Texas crock and, well, the rest is history. Literally. Today, Ken is a member of the Brazos County Historical Commission, a moderator of the Texas Stoneware Facebook group and the owner of Jalapeños in Exile Antiques and Collectables.

When not working on websites or looking for antiques, Ken spends as much time as he can fly fishing, cheering on his English and Italian soccer clubs, and spending time with his wife, Jennifer, their dog and their three cats.

Greg Meyer, Board Member

Greg Meyer grew up in the Ozarks of Missouri working summers on his Grandfather’s farm with cattle and chickens.  He graduated from the US Naval Academy and went into Nuclear Power and served on submarines for five years.  He has Master’s degrees in Biology, Information Systems, History and Data Analytics.  He taught one year at Fox Tech in San Antonio as a break from his current job working in IT at USAA.  He is married to Danelle and has three sons currently in college.  Greg volunteers with SAAACAM and the Texas Freedom Colony Project in cemetery preservation and historical research.  His previous board positions have been with the Agudas Achim Synagogue, Texas Jewish Historical Society and San Antonio Hebrew Free Loan.

Cindy Aguirre-Herrera, Board Member

Cindy Aguirre-Herrera serves as the news director for Seguin Radio KWED and the Seguin Daily News. Cindy has helped to shape the news organization for several years. In addition to her on-air responsibilities, Cindy also oversees the feature segments found monthly in the Seguin Today magazine. Her responsibilities include staying on top of all the latest news in and around Seguin and Guadalupe County. Much of that coverage is also provided via KWED’s social media and website, 

Over the years, Cindy has served on various community boards and organizations including the Seguin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter and other numerous civic and school related organizations. Much of her community involvement is spent providing numerous groups and businesses with detailed coverage on their operation or fundraising efforts. 

Cindy is a Seguin native and a 1996 graduate of Texas Lutheran University. She is married to husband Jesse. Together, they have two children, 11-year-old son, Ashton and 9-year-old daughter, Emmy.

Earline M. Green, Board Member

Earline M. Green Preserving Ceramic Legacies…One Potter at a time. Earline has served the Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, art communities for over 30 years. She is Professor Emeritus at Tarrant County College District, a Ceramic Artist, Potter, and an avid supporter of the Empty Bowls Project. Earline is best known for the Namesake and Community Spirit Murals at the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library in Dallas, TX. Her current work addresses the legacies of Enslaved Potters in Texas

LaVerne Lewis Britt, Emeritus Board of Directors

LaVerne Lewis Britt is a descendant of Hiram Wilson. Henry Wilson was her paternal great grandfather. Henry’s daughter Lottie Wilson Bibbs was her grandmother. Lottie’s son Eugene Lewis is LaVerne’s father. La Verne is a retired educator who earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with high school and Elementary Certification also a Master of Education with certification in guidance and counseling, both from Our Lady of the Lake University of San Antonio. She is also a Licensed Professional counselor in the State of Texas. LaVerne retired from NorthSide ISD as a teacher and guidance counselor. She also served as coordinator of elementary programs and NISD continuing education as well as with San Antonio Urban Ministries as Training Lodge Instructional Coordinator for their Fairweather Lodges.

Community involvement included President of NorthSide Independent Teachers Association, President of the San Antonio Ethnic Art Society, Board of Directors of the San Antonio Mental Health Association, Distinguished Award service recipient for outstanding service to the S A Mental Health Association. She also received the Human Relations award from TSTA for outstanding contributions in promoting Human Relations.

LaVerne is a member of Phi Delta Kappa and a member and Lector at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. She is the mother of three and grandmother of 10. LaVerne previously chaired the Wilson Family Reunion Historical Committee and spearheaded the Grant Preservation Acquisition Project for the Wilson Durham Chandler Pottery site excavation as well as the incorporation of the HJ Wilson Historical Foundation, DBA as Wilson Pottery Foundation.    

Custis Wilson Sr., Board Member

Cleo Graves, Board Member

Regina Lee, Board Member

Jenerica Wilson is the youngest daughter of Manuel and Ethel Wilson, Jr. She is a 4th generation Hiram Wilson descendant who annually volunteers at the Wilson Family Reunion, facilitating children’s activities. Additionally, she created and assists with managing the Hiram & James Wilson Descendants Facebook page.

Jenerica obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and was inducted in the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Upon graduating from PV, Jenerica began an illustrious career as a Mechanical Engineer, spanning over 15 years to date, during which time, her creative problem-solving skills served her in the aircraft engines, electrical utilities, and natural gas pipelines arenas.

She compliments her professional career with entrepreneurial passion, evidenced by a successful startup trucking company, A Action Transport and a chief role in spearheading the first African-American Club at a local utility company.

Socially, Jenerica’s joy is influenced by God, family, her two children, international travel, and tutoring math