Region Directors

Region VII
Carmel Scharenbrioch, Arrowhead RW

Region VIII
Charmaine Roth, Palo Verde RW

Carie Hughes, 2nd Vice President - Membership

Carie, an Arizona native, wears many hats, she’s a retired surgical dental assistant of 30 years, owner of Cherry Creek Ranch Venue events, a Home Smart realtor, a performer of 50 years in the arts, as a dancer, singer, and actor. Performing as a professional choreographer 7th season champion with Dancing for the Stars, the Boys & Girls club of Central Arizona. A past Arizona State line dance champion and served two terms as Arizona State Cattlewomen President, educating schools and the community about the cattle industry.

She’s a member of RWOP and has served with RWOP as the 3rd VP, 5th VP, Sergeant at Arms, parade co-chair & school volunteer. Serving our Yavapai County as a PC, Area 2 Director, past YavGOP 2nd Vice Chair, Sergeant at Arms, chaplain, events decorator, parade chair, and school board sponsor. Serving our state as a state committeeman, state delegate, AzFRW 2nd Vice President, AzFRW Head Sergeant at Arms, NFRW Sergeant at Arms and Candidate for AZGOP Sergeant at Arms.

She travels to Washington DC for NFRW board meetings, as Sergeant at Arms and meets with all of Arizona’s and many other states congressmen, women, and senators on a regular basis. She is a Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service graduate and was the volunteer of the year for the town of Dewey Humboldt 2021 and currently serves on the board at her local D-H community center. She is the First lady to John Hughes the Mayor of Dewey-Humboldt. Their daughter Bristol, 6, is the first cherub angel patriot of AzFRW. Carie and her family lead by example-they stand for God, Family and Freedom.

Joyce McClung, Treasurer

​Joyce was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. After high school, she joined the Air Force as a Law Enforcement Specialist to “see the world” and promptly got stationed at Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After serving in the Air Force, she pursued several interests including clown college. 1995 she got an associate degree in criminal justice and worked as a paralegal in several top law firms. Her main interests were criminal defense and family law.

In 2005 she married the love of her life, Brian, and in 2008 she moved to Arizona where he took an engineering job. She started working as a poll worker for the 2008 presidential election and continued to work the polls every election until 2022. She worked as a school bus driver in the Vail School District for several years and now is a stay-at-home wife by choice.

In 2021 upon an invitation from her sister-in-law she attended the Tucson Republican Women’s club and became a member in 2022. She became the secretary of TRW in 2022 and currently serves as the Secretary/Treasurer. In May of 2023 she was elected as Interim Treasurer for the AzFRW. Since joining TRW she became a Precinct Committeeman for LD 17, collected signatures for several candidates, propositions and the mayoral recall.  In 2022 she helped to get out the vote. Joyce lives in Tucson with her husband Brian and their two fur babies Burrito and Taquito a/k/a mischief and mayhem depending on the day.

Debra Schinke, 1st Vice President - Programs

Debra is passionate about the issues that face our community and nation and ensuring women play a vital role in promoting our Republican values. She is the Immediate Past President of Chandler Republican Women, a position she held for four years. In this position, she encouraged and empowered women of all ages and backgrounds to participate in events that affect us all as citizens, including supporting Republican candidates, education, scholarships and our troops. 

Debra is a Republican State Committeeman (LD 13), Republican Precinct Committeeman. Debra is married and has one son who serves in the U.S. military. 


Cindy Casaus, is a third-generation Arizonan committed to Republican politics and public service. She has served as Secretary of the Maricopa County Republican Committee, 2nd Vice President and Treasurer of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women, and President of Ahwatukee Republican Women. She served two terms as President of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women, and currently serves as Treasurer for the National Federation of Republican Women.

Cindy earned a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business and is a graduate of the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series, an elite program for Republican Women. She is an Assistant Director at the State of Arizona and resides in Ahwatukee with her husband David and daughter Adeline.

Region I
Liz Kennedy, Prescott Valley RW

Region II
Glenda Bird, Queen Creek-San Tan Valley RWF

Region III
Kaylee Nix, Thunder Mountain RW

Mary Baumbach, 3rd Vice President - Ways & Means

After moving to Arizona in 1985, she became a precinct committeewoman in the then-LD 30. At that time, she found campaigns to volunteer on at every level of government.

She also joined Chandler RW in 1990. She has been active in AFRW/AzFRW since that time.
In 2005, Ahwatukee RW was chartered; Mary has served faithfully as President and many other positions since the charter. She currently serves a  President of Ahwatukee RW.

A highlight of her service was during 2016 and 17 term, when she served on the AzFRW Executive Committee as 3rd VP, Ways and Means.

Mary and her husband, Curtis, have been married for 49 years. They have 5 children, 10 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Cindy Casaus, Immediate Past President

Region IV
Jackie Joyce, Lake Havasu RW

Region V
Heather Densmore, RW of Prescott

Region VI
Jill Slavin, Chandler RW

Pat Lorenzen, President

Pat Lorenzen has lived in Arizona for over ten years and was born and raised in Southern California.  She has served as Communications VP and President of Republican Women of Prescott, the largest Republican Women's club in the Nation, and as AzFRW Region V and Region I Director. She is a PC with Yavapai County Republican Committee. She is currently the President of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women. ​

Pat spent her career in medical sales as a territory sales manager covering Southern California, Arizona and Hawaii, specializing in specialty kits -trays and chronic wound care and burn products.  She resides in Prescott with her husband Tom, a retired LAPD Commander, and Hana, their chocolate Lab.

Jan Hermsmeyer, Secretary

​Secretary Jan is an experienced Secretary and longtime member of the Federation. She has been elected AzFRW Secretary two times in prior years. Jan has also served as Secretary for the California Federation of Republican Women.  Secretary Jan has served as Region VII Director and many AzFRW, NFRW, and Club committees. She is a Past President of Arrowhead Republican Women and Discovery Bay Republican Women in California. This term, Jan has been appointed to the NFRW Bylaws Committee. Jan has been a NFRW Regent since 1986.

​Arizona Federation of Republican Women Leadership Team