Prominent NXiZ Sorors
NXZ Movers and Shakers
Soror Beatrice Welters – Beatrice W. Welters has been US Ambassador to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago since March 2010. Mrs. Welters founded An-Bryce Foundation, which provides multiple settings for underserved youth to become confident thinkers by providing an environment that stimulates the curiosity for learning and the discovery of self. Mrs. Welters was honored with the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service and longstanding commitment to philanthropy in 2008.
Soror Sarah Greene – Sarah M. Greene was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Head Start Association (NHSA). NHSA is dedicated to meeting the concerns of the Head Start community and represents more than 900,000 children, 148,000 staff members and 2,196 Head Start programs nationwide. Among her duties at the Alexandria-based association, Ms. Greene supervised office operations to ensure implementation of NHSA’s goals and objectives as established by the Board of Directors, acts as ambassador and advocate for the Head Start community and provides insight for the future direction of Head Start. Ms. Greene’s ambassadorship has taken her to an international level. With Head Start delegates from across the United States, she served as delegation leader in educational exchange programs to Australia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, China and Paris, France.
Soror Reverend Lucille C. Norville-Perez M.D – Dr. Perez is the President and CEO of the Cave Institute (thecaveinstitute.com), a non-profit firm, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, that focuses on health policy and research with a special emphasis on faith and ethics.
Soror Elaine McDowell Ph.D – Elaine McDowell has more than thirty years of experience in administering treatment, research and prevention programs in the alcohol, drug abuse and mental health fields. During her tenure with the U.S. Federal Government, she rose to the highest career level in the Senior Executive Service. She is the recipient of a multitude of awards including, the National Medical Association’s Award for Outstanding Leadership in Improving Health Care in the Black Community; awards from the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, the Boys and Girls Club of America, and the National Association of Native American Children of Alcoholics.
Soror Linda Thompson – Ms. Thompson earned a BA degree in English from Lincoln University and an MBA from Strayer University. Ms. Thompson is currently the Acting Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity at U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Prior to joining U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, she was the Executive Director of Bethel House, Inc., a non-profit faith-based organization, where she coordinated one of the first faith-based sponsored welfare-to-work job readiness program in the Washington metropolitan area. She has also served as the National Executive Director of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for ten years.
Soror Thelma Duggin – Appointee for Member, Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars by President Obama on Feb 24, 2011
Thelma Duggin is President of the AnBryce Foundation, an organization that provides long-term academic and leadership enrichment programs to underserved youth. Prior to joining the AnBryce Foundation, Ms. Duggin was a Senior Vice President at UnitedHealth Group (UHG). Before joining UHG, she served as President of Americhoice of New York and Americhoice of New Jersey, Inc. Ms. Duggin previously served as a Special Assistant to President Reagan and Director of the 50 States Project for Women, and as Coordinator of Minority Affairs to Former Secretary of Transportation, Elizabeth Dole. Ms. Duggin completed the General Management program at Harvard Business School and was a resident fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She holds a B.S. degree from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin, and an honorary doctorate from Morris Brown College.
Soror Krysta Jones – Outreach Director for Congressman Jim Moran, National Social Action Director for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Founder and CEO, Virginia Leadership Institute, Chair, Arlington Commission on the Status of Women, and Board of Directors, A-SPAN
Krysta Jones has committed her life to public service, developing leaders and changing lives. Named one of the EnVest Foundation’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2012, she has received the “Co chair of the Year” for Women in Government Relations, and was named one of Dovely Magazine’s “Zeta Power 20″. Consistently described as ” having the highest standards of professionalism”, “passionate” and an “outstanding leader”, in 2006, Krysta identified a need and founded Virginia Leadership Institute, Inc., which has trained over 200 Black future political candidates and leaders. She has served as a co convener for the Northern Virginia Coalition, which has registered, educated and empowered thousands of voters. Krysta is currently serving as the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women for Arlington County and the Vice President of the Arlington Street Peoples Assistance Network. She is also a proud life member and the National Social Action Director for Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Krysta has successfully represented two associations for eight years as a registered lobbyist. At the American Psychological Association, she drafted legislation on healthy media for youth and convened a national coalition and forum with experts to discuss the negative effects of sexualization on women and girls. While serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay from 2000-2002, Ms. Jones helped create student governments, and procured funding and provided training for a community radio station. Krysta has also managed and volunteered on several political campaigns. Ms. Jones holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from The George Washington University. She is also a graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership Class of 2006, Leadership Arlington Class of 2010 and the National Urban Fellows America’s Leaders of Change Class of 2011.