Sustainer Board

2016-2017 Sustainer Board


President – Cindy Dempster
Cindy Dempster joined the Fort Bend Junior Service League in 2005. Her Provisional year she served on the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. Cindy’s second placement was the Sugar Plum Market (SPM) Committee where she served on the Fashion Show Committee her first year, Committee Lead on the Fashion Show for two years and SPM Co-Chair for three years. In 2011, she joined the FBJSL Board of Directors as Director of Publicity. As Board Liaison for East Fort Bend Human Need Ministry she helped to organize the fashion show for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser. The following year she served as President-Elect and then President for the 2013-2014 League year.  Cindy can be reached at
Vice President – Dorine Craig
Dorine Craig joined Fort Bend Junior Service League Sustainer’s in 2011. Dorine has served and volunteered with several organizations such as: Fort Bend County Women’s Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science of Sugar Land, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry, Literacy Council of Fort Bend County, FBJSL Sugar Plum, Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels, and Young Survival Coalition of Houston. In addition Dorine completed FB Leadership for Non-Profit Excellence in 2016, received FBJSL’s Sustainer of the Year 2014-15 Award, and FBCWC Boogie Volunteer of the Year 2013 Award. This is Dorine’s second year serving on FBJSL’s Sustainer Board, where she is serving as Vice President.  Dorine can be reached at
Treasurer: Liz Furman

Liz Furman joined the Fort Bend Junior League Sustainer’s in 2010. She has volunteered for CASA for years and has received her ten-year service pin. She served on the CASA Home Tour ticket committee for several years and more recently has served as photographer at the CASA Gala. She has also volunteered as photographer for Fort Bend Literacy Council’s Spelling Bee and Fort Bend Literacy Council’s Reading between the Wines, Community Partner’s Rainbow Room, Parks Youth Ranch Cowboy-Up, Fort Bend Education Foundation Gala and Shindig, Fort Bend Cares Road Trips, Hope for Three, East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry Empty Bowls Fundraiser, American Cancer Society’s Couture for the Cause, Salute Fort Bend, Youth in Philanthropy, ARC of Fort Bend, Children at Risk, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce and numerous other events. She also served on the PTO Board for several schools and was honored as Volunteer of the Year.

Currently, Liz is serving as Vice President of Fort Bend Panhellenic. During her time as a FBJSL Sustainer, she has served on the Sustainer Board for three years as Vice-President, Secretary and currently serving as Treasurer.

Wanda Sdao

Wanda Sdao joined Fort Bend Junior Service League Sustainer’s in 2004. She served on the Children’s Book and Author Committee for two years. She chaired the Cookbook Committee for the first League cookbook, Edible Heirlooms, during the marketing phase and then served on the Cookbook Committee for the development of the second League cookbook, Treasures of the Bend. Wanda co-planned the monthly Sustainer Dining Diva luncheons for two years. She served as Sustainer President in 2009-2010. She received Sustainer Volunteer of the Year award in 2010-2011. Wanda served on the FBJSL Advisory Committee. She has volunteered at Sugar Plum Market, Girl Friends Giggle, and various core placement events.

This is Wanda’s first year on the Sustainer Board of Directors, where she serves as Secretary.


Publicity: Mary Favre

Mary Favre joined Fort Bend Junior Service League Sustainer’s in 2010. Mary has served on over 26 civic or community endeavors; including Asians Against Domestic Abuse, Child Advocates of Fort Bend, Fort Bend Education Foundation Gala, Rainbow Room, Parks Youth Ranch, Sugar Land Cultural Arts, and Youth in Philanthropy, just to name a few. In addition, she has received several recognitions and honors for her community service such as, Fort Bend Focus Jewel for 2012, Child Advocates Blue Ribbon Award, Parks Youth Ranch True Believer Award and FBJSL’s Sustainer Rookie of the Year Award in 2011.

Currently, Mary is serving as Director for the First Colony Community Association and Board member on Parks Youth Ranch. This is Mary’s third year serving on FBJSL’s Sustainer Board, where she is serving as Publicity Chair and previously as Past-President and President.


Past-President: Kelly Metzenthin
Kelli Metzenthin has lived in Fort Bend County over 37 years and joined the League in 2010. She Graduated from Dulles High School and has a BS in Business Administration from Letourneau University. Kelli has been married to Steve Metzenthin for over 12 years and they live in Sugar Land with their Labrador retriever, Frankie.

Prior to joining the Literacy Council of Fort Bend and serving as their Director, Kelli was the Development Officer for AccessHealth, and the Development Director for Child Advocates of Fort Bend. This is Kelli’s second year serving on FBJSL’s Sustainer Board where she is serving as Past-President.