District G

Staff of District G

Monica Aizpurúa, Chief of Staff
Monica Aizpurúa returns from the private sector to join the District G team bringing 13 years of prior City Hall experience to her position. She served in the following capacities:

  • Chief of Staff, Office of Council Member Mike Sullivan, January 2008 - January 2013
  • Chief of Staff, Office of Mayor Pro Tem Michael Berry, January 2002 - December 2007
  • Scheduler, Office of Council Member Orlando Sanchez, January 2000 - December 2001

A lifelong Houstonian, Monica takes pride in her city and enjoys serving her community. She participates in Wreaths Across America every year in honor of her uncle and cousin. For the past six years she has participated in Candlelighters of Houston in memory of her cousin. Monica enjoys immersing herself in different cultures. She studied world dance in college at the University of Houston, learning and performing dances from all across the globe. She earned her Yellow Belt in Capoeira and is a former board member of the Brazilian Arts Foundation.
 
In her spare time, Monica's favorite family activity is road trips with her son Jose and her daughter Tristan. Sometimes she even brings the family dogs, Maverick and Beast, along for the ride.

Mark Kirschke, Director of Constituent Services and Communications
Mark F, Kirschke served as communications director for former District G Council Member Oliver Pennington for his entire six year term. Mark, a Board Certified Commercial Real Estate Lawyer, was engaged in the private practice of law for nearly 25 years prior to joining District G council staff.  Mark graduated from the University of Houston Law Center in 1987, and received a B.A. with dual degrees in Political Science from James Madison College and Philosophy from the Michigan State University College and Arts and Letters in 1984.

Mark is a tireless community advocate, having dedicated thousands of volunteer hours as a board member of the Briarmeadow Homeowners’ Association, the Mid-West Super Neighborhood #20 (as president during 2010 and 2011), as a volunteer disabled parking enforcement officer, a City of Houston citizen park inspector, a member of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), the Harris County Citizens Corps, ARES (the Amateur Radio Emergency Service), the Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services, the City of Houston BPMS150 Cycling Team and the FEMA Emergency Management Institute.

Kathleen Osborne, Constituent Liaison and Scheduler
Kathleen Osborne joins the council staff after having served as assistant campaign manager for Greg Travis. She also worked as a legal assistant at the Travis Law Firm. P.C.

Kathleen graduated from Loyola Law School in New Orleans and has a B.A. in History from Texas A&M University. Kathleen is active in the community, serving on the boards of several young professional organizations. She is also a member of the Houston Young Lawyers Association, Y’ALL (Young Aphasia Leadership League), and supports Ronald McDonald House Charities.