The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, with over 14,000 members established in 1946. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary professional women of color who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Chapter Officers

Kathleen Knight, President

Marilyn Jordan, Vice President of Membership

Debra A. Toney, Vice President of Programs

Rachel Anderson, Recording Secretary

Viva Wells, Corresponding Secretary

Dzidra Junior, Treasurer

Keysa Rogers, Financial Secretary

Karma Rodgers-Butler, Parliamentarian

Marian Burns, Immediate Past President

Las Vegas (NV) Chapter

The Las Vegas (NV) Chapter was established on May 27, 1976 and chartered in October 1976 by charter members Inez Archie, Anna Bailey, Shirley Barber, Charlotte Cook, Cheryl E. Florence, Hazel J. Gay, A. Rosalyn Guy, Pamela Ice, M.D., Deborah Moore, Evelyn O’Gwin, Maggie Pearson, Edna Perkins, Lillian Scott, Juanita Smith, Bobbie Troutman, Dorothy West, Sharon K. Willis, Lois Tabor Ice, and organizer Thelma Toms at the home of Edna Perkins.

The Links Foundation

The Links Foundation, Incorporated is a 501(c)(3)
established in 1979 to enhance and expand the philanthropic endeavors of The Links, Incorporated. Under Foundation guidelines, grants are made to support the five program facets of The Links, Incorporated.

National Officers

Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., National President

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D., National Vice President

Crystal L. Kendrick, National Recording Secretary

Carolyn Lewis, National Treasurer

Tyna D. Davis, National Parliamentarian

Western Area

The Western Area became a formal unit in 1954 and comprises Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Washington.  With 59 chapters with 2,851 members and counting, the Western Area is committed to the development and implementation of innovative and transformational programming.  

National Headquarters

The Links, Incorporated

1200 Massachusetts Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20005

Western Area Leadership

Roxann Chargois, Western Area Director

Lorna Hankins, Western Area Vice Director

Karen Cole, Western Area Secretary

Diane Scott, Western Area Treasurer

Pamela Fobbs, Program Coordinator

Veronica Spencer-Austin, Strategic Planning

Lucy Anderson, Parliamentarian

Constance Fitzpatrick Smith, Immediate Past Area Director

About Us

Foundation Officers

Glenda Newell-Harris, M.D., Foundation President

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D., Foundation Vice President

Clara Lee, Foundation Recording Secretary

Carolyn Lewis, Foundation Treasurer

Margaret Winn, Foundation Parliamentarian