The WA Program Team will move our chapters toward transformational programming with measurable results & pursue Integrated/Umbrella Programs.
Encourages community collaborations to strengthen relationships and the Links brand through the use of best practices.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.
Fosters and promotes new innovative ideas that will enhance the scope of transformational programming in the arts.Read More
Seattle (WA) Chapter
Focuses on all health aspects and national initiatives aligned with the national theme, “Building A Healthy Legacy.“Read More
Wanda has practiced as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist for more than 20 years in the Texas Medical Center. She is a Phi Beta Kappa member and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Smith College, and received her medical degree and residency training at Baylor College of Medicine. Wanda has been the recipient of numerous awards, appointments and listings including the 2005 African American Business Achievement Pinnacle Award and the 2004 Texas Women’s Empowerment Award. In 2014 Wanda received the esteemed Maimonides Award for Medical Excellence.
Provides a global platform for programs designed to serve the educational, health and cultural needs of people of African descent.Read More
Kenadie is the Director of Business Engagement and Communications for Workforce Connections, the Southern Nevada Workforce Investment Board. She is also the founder and executive director of HerShe, a nonprofit that prepares girls in foster care to successfully transition into adulthood. Kenadie is a graduate of the Scott Hawkins Leadership Institute – Cohort V.
Coordinates and encourages chapters to conduct programs in their communities that eliminate disparities by reducing barriers to services through advocacy, education, and service.Read More
Coordinates the Services to Youth strategy to align with national initiatives, encourage a community of learning and to provide best practices across all chapters.Read More
Wendolyn has over 25 years experience as a human resource executive in the high tech industry for EDS, Dell Computers, AMD and Altera Corporation. Prior to high-tech, she led the development of the McDonald’s HR Service Center in Chicago. Her experience includes managing global teams in talent acquisition, employee relations, and diversity and inclusion.
Focuses on specific action steps to address the burden of mental illness in the African-American community and to address the stigma, signs and symptoms associated with mental health.Read More
Janice is a passionate scholar-practitioner in the field of counseling and psychology who divides her time between practicing, educating, consulting, and writing. In her clinical practice, she delivers evidence-based treatment to adults, children, and adolescent clients. Dr. Beal provides professional development workshops and early on in her career served as coordinator of the psychology program at Prairie View A & M University. As a consultant, she is responsible for the creation of three in-patient hospital psychiatric adolescent programs. She has presented her work at both national and international meetings on African American issues. She is the author of numerous articles and published two therapeutic coloring books for the children of incarcerated parents.
Coordinates programs that educate and advocate for individuals to become more aware of judicial and law enforcement issues that impact the lives of our communities.Read More
Mattie has spent the majority of her professional career as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. She currently serves in the Executive Division of the U.S. Attorney’s office, where she is responsible for a variety of areas, including diversity. She has previously served as both WA Parliamentarian and as National Parliamentarian, as well as National Chair of Ethics and Standards. She currently serves on the National Black Lives Matter Committee and the National Constitution and Bylaws Committee. Mattie obtained her B.A. from Smith College in Northampton, and a J.D. from University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor.
Coordinates efforts to educate members and the communities they serve on the crisis of human trafficking that exists in this country and throughout the world.Read More
Stephany holds a PhD, and currently holds the position of college professor and the executive director of an organization that assists victims of domestic human sex trafficking in escaping a life of violence and abuse.
Tracks legislation to serve as a foundation for Links facet programs developed to serve community needs, coordinates Links Legislative Day activities at the local, state and area levels, and activities related to the collaboration between the Links and the NAACP.Read More
Sandra has spent over 30 years in the Chemical Industry and currently works at The Dow Chemical Company as a Program Manager in their Manufacturing and Engineering IT Expertise Center overseeing Domain Architects, Knowledge Management Specialists as well as M&E Capital Project Engagement. She has previously served as President of the Plano North Metroplex (TX) Chapter where the chapter launched a Community Empowerment Series which included Black Lives Matter forums and Human Trafficking Summits. She currently serves as the Area Representative to the National Legislative Issues and Affairs Committee.
Sandra obtained her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University and was part of the 1st graduating class with this degree from the University.
Coordinates programs to equip minority youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields with the knowledge and skills to solve problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and analyze information.Read More
Carla has over 36 years of management experience in the social service arena and has served as a Council on Accreditation site monitor for quality and compliance. Her areas of expertise are in organizational/capacity-building, training, program evaluation/compliance, fund development, grant-writing and contract negotiation.
Spearheads one of the newest initiatives offering a unique opportunity to engage senior high school students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and global ambassadors. This leadership initiative is open to varied student groups. 59 for the Future is intent upon offering resources to all students to be change agents in their community and the world.Read More
For the past 44 years, Jackie has designed and implemented human services programs for children and families in Los Angeles. As Founder and Director of The Children’s Collective, Inc., a non-profit corporation, she manages 15 program locations and a staff of 125. In The Links, Incorporated, Jackie served for nine years as International Trends and Services Chair. She engaged Inglewood Pacific Chapter and other community organizations in the effort to reduce violence against women and girls in Sudan, and to advocate for an end to the genocidal war in Sudan. For this work, her Chapter won numerous Area and National program awards. Jackie is the immediate past Western Area Chair of International Trends & Services. Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology (with a minor in German) from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Psychology from the University of California at Los Angeles. She also completed the Executive Program in Management at the Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California at Los Angeles.