The role of the Area Director is to assist the chapters in promoting civic, educational, and intercultural activities that will enrich their communities, and to unite the chapters within a geographical area to accomplish the goals of the National organization through the exchange of ideas, methods, and techniques to implement the National program.
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The Western Area Executive Board is charged with carrying out the leadership and governance duties of officers of The Links, Incorporated. These dynamic women will lead the Western Area for the next two years to greater heights, and strengthen the operations of Linkdom.
Trains, educates and inspires WA Membership Vice Presidents to elevate their proficiencies in member identification, recruitment, retention and satisfaction to insure the sustainability and growth of the Western Area and The Links, Incorporated.Read More
Lorna is Executive Director for The National Kidney Foundation serving Southeast Texas. A nationally-recognized nonprofit executive, she has also served as Executive Director for The Sickle Cell Association of the Texas Gulf Coast. She was a jury consultant, owning her own firm, JuryView, Incorporated. She has published articles in legal and communications trade magazines on effective communications and persuasion techniques. A Certified Mediator who has worked with corporate, governmental and education clients, Lorna is a graduate of UCLA.
Works to increase Western Area infrastructure efficiencies by improving chapter alignment with the Area and national office with an accurate database in MMS, developing and coordinating processes for enhanced data collection, analyzing and aggregating chapter specific information.Read More
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As Vice Chair, Pediatric Radiology at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach, California, Karen is a physician, also trained in records capturing, data archiving and reporting. She holds both an MBA and MPH, and is a graduate of the Scott Hawkins Leadership Institute – Cohort II. She is most proud of chronicling and digitally documenting her chapter’s award winning childhood obesity program.
Provides leadership in the financial life of the Area through diligent planning, informed and strategic decision-making, management of accounts and records, communication and consistent reporting.Read More
A member of The Links, Incorporated for 27 years, Diane has enjoyed 30+ years of volunteer service in the nonprofit, civic and foundation sectors of the community. She is a Registered Nurse and cultivated her financial, management and administrative skills through her continuing management of a medical practice and past Chief Executive Director of Pasadena Robinson Memorial.
Appointed to oversee Board travel; provide financial reporting; provide oversight of funds received at Area Conference, and assist with Area Conference registration.Read More
President and CEO of Education is Freedom, an organization focused on post-secondary education readiness, Marcia is frequently a spokesperson for K-12 school reform and the Black Lives Matter initiatives. Marcia served 5.5 years as chapter treasurer.
As leader of the WA Program Team, helps to move chapters toward transformational programming with measurable results and to pursue integrated/umbrella programs.Read More
Albuquerque (NM) Chapter
Beverly has served in several capacities within the Albuquerque chapter, including Archivist, Program Chair, Vice President of Membership and President.
Aligns the strategic goals and plans of the Western Area with our National Priorities. Facilitates the development, implementation and performance tracking of Western Area Work Plans.Read More
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Veronica is principal of Catalyst Strategy Group, and formerly Senior Vice President of J. Walter Thompson. She has provided strategy and branding solutions to Johnson & Johnson, Federal Express, the Department of Labor and Marriott. With an MBA from Columbia University, she is also a speaker on branding and strategy.
Trains members to become proficient in parliamentary procedure, and helps chapter officers and members to embrace the parliamentary rules which promote efficient and enjoyable meetings.Read More
Lucy is an attorney and a professional parliamentarian. She is secretary of the American Institute of Parliamentarians and a member of the Bylaws Committee of the National Association of Parliamentarians. She is a past president (2010) of the Texas State Association of Parliamentarians. She is a sought after specialist in assisting various nonprofit organizations achieve meeting efficiency, revise bylaws and assisting board officers in becoming proficient in parliamentary procedure. She has a J.D. (Thurgood Marshall School of Law), an M.S. (Brown University), and a Bachelor of Science (Southern University).
Supports the goals and objectives of our Area Director, Roxann Chargois and our National President, Glenda Newell-Harris.Read More
Constance served two terms as Area Director, Area Vice Director, and Nominating Committee Chair. She served on the National Executive Committee and first National Ethics & Standards Commission. She is in the registered nursing/health sciences profession. She holds master’s degrees in education and psychology.