Meet The Leadership




President Elect


Vice President


Recording Secretary


Corresponding Secretary




Assistant Treasurer


Past President

Nancy Couch

I am very honored to serve as President of the CCRWC this year. I have loved being involved in politics since high school.
I have always wanted to be part of the “solution” and have enjoyed being a part of the CCRWC for the past twenty years, Precinct Chair of District 36,Women for Trump Committee and Women for Newt (back in the day). 

I enjoy being an active member of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce with Leadership Cobb, Honorary Commanders, Team Dobbins and Marietta City Council. I love being a part of my hometown community having grown up here in South and West Cobb.

I wear lots of hats – owner of Graphic Vision, Inc. for thirty years, business partner with “We Inspire Healthy Living” for twenty plus years, and Young Harris College Alumni Association Council . My BS degree is in Public Relations and Marketing from YHC and Georgia State University and Certificates in Health, Nutrition and Integrative Medicine from North Georgia College.

I am excited for CCRWC 2021 to INSPIRE – INFORM – INCLUDE as we head into the 2022 election season.

Melinda Pimentel


Coldwell Banker REALTOR® 11+ years
Morris & Raper New Construction REALTOR® 14+ years



Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church –
Member, Chancel Choir Member, Carols for Christmas Annual Concert, Zingers Singer for Older Adult Ministry – Aloha to Aging, Flower Arranging, Great Day of Service

Cobb County Republican Women’s Club –
Member Assistant Treasurer, Treasurer, Committee Chair

Project Christmas Child
MUST Ministry
Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Shoe Box
Salvation Army
Annual Vietnam Veteran Celebration
Operation Mail Call
Habitat for Humanities

Susy Shelton
Corresponding Secretary

Susy (Land) Shelton, moved from Ellijay to Marietta in 1976 and graduated from Marietta High School in 1982.

During high school her first work experience was for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office as a Records Clerk and then a Police Radio Operator. Her love for local politics began here.

She worked as a Legal Secretary for almost 20 years, in Marietta and Midtown Atlanta for Long Weinberg Ansley & Wheeler, as the Legal Assistant for the Managing Partner of the firm.

She volunteered as a substitute teacher, SACS School Accreditation Committee Member, Principal’s Advisory Team Committee Member, PTA Officer and obtained grant funding to reinstate the Safety Patrol Program at Varner Elementary School.

Founded and runs a monthly Ministry supporting the staff and teachers of Powder Springs Elementary School for the past 10 years. Foundation Member and School Advisory Council Member for Powder Springs Elementary.

Also held a variety of volunteer positions at her local church including Women’s Ministry Member, Head of Greeter Ministry, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teacher, Marriage Ministry Team Member.

She is a Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Volunteer and is a State of Georgia, Licensed Private Investigator.

Susy has one son, Chase Sanger, who is a retired US Army Officer. She is married to Marietta attorney and US Army JAG Officer, D. Kent Shelton.

Kristen Orton

Kristen Orton is originally from Alabama but has been a Cobb County resident for 16 years. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and is currently involved in the construction of Cobb County’s roadway infrastructure. Kristen has been involved with the Cobb County Republican Women for 2 years volunteering on multiple campaigns and is currently the Hospitality Chair. Kristen has an 11-year-old daughter, Elizabeth. Kristen is a member of Due West United Methodist Church where she serves on the Children’s Leadership Committee.

Kay Watkins
Assistant Treasurer

Kay is originally from Gainesville, Georgia and has lived in Cobb County for the past 35 years. She is a graduate of Lanier Technical College and has worked as a paralegal for a large Atlanta real estate closing attorney firm for 30 years. She is married to Tim and they have one son. Her favorite hobbies are baking, entertaining and reading.

Donna Watson
Vice President

Donna is from the small town of McKenzie Tennessee. He father was in the Navy so her family lived in many states. She has lived in Marietta for 32 years and considers this home. She has degrees from Union University, University of Tennessee and Kennesaw State University. She is a Nurse Practitioner. She has three children and one grandson. He favorite hobby is ballroom dancing