MHVA Leadership

A Message from the President



The steadfast ladies of the mighty Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter (MHVAC) of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated are honored to welcome you, and we thank you for visiting us virtually. 

Founded on January 13, 1913, by twenty-two unwavering collegiate women on the campus of Howard University, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. continues to promote excellence in Sisterhood, scholarship, and service. The Sisterhood comprises more than 300,000 predominately Black college-educated women whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities worldwide.


This includes over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, and the Republic of Korea.


The Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was chartered in the historic dynamic Eastern Region on June 27, 1970. All programs and events offered by MHVAC are anchored in the sorority's Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Educational Development, Economic Development, International Awareness and Involvement, Physical and Mental Health, Political Awareness and Involvement.   


We invite you to regularly explore our website to become acquainted with who we are as a chapter and partner with us on future endeavors.  Please feel free to follow us on all social media outlets: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and subscribe to receive emails about our events and local happenings in the Mid-Hudson Valley.


If you are a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., we would love for you to visit us at a chapter meeting and/or join us at our events as we strive to make a difference in the lives of others in our commitment to excellence.


Yours Truly,


Lynnette Williams

President, Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Lynnette Williams

Chapter Leadership

President: Lynnette Williams
First Vice-President: Deborah Coffield
Second Vice-President: Carol Johnson-Cromer
Recording Secretary: Shernaine Archer
Corresponding Secretary: Danita Matthews
Treasurer: Shontell James
Financial Secretary: Autumn Culter

Assistant Financial Secretary: Melissa Swinton-Ghafoor
Chaplain: Shawna Newkirk-Reynolds                               
Journalist: To be annouced
Parliamentarian: Victoria McKenzie-Miles
Lisa Hines-Johnson
Custodian/Historian: Deborah Coffield
Immediate Past President: Annette Brooks Quarles

Committee Chairs

Arts & Letters: Sharon Young

Collegiate Connections: Shanice Benoit
Dr. Betty Shabazz Delta Academy: Juli Ross-Kleinmann
Economic Development:
To be announced

Emergency Response: Victoria McKenzie

Finance: Shontell James & Autumn Culter

Fundraising: Adrienne Strother

Heritage & Archives: Deborah Coffield
Internal Audit: Valentina Stubbs

International Awareness & Involvement:

Shawna Newkirk-Reynolds
Membership Services: Melissa Swinton-Ghafoor

Nominating Committee: Stephanie Barrett

Physical & Mental Health: Ozie Williams
Program Planning & Development
: Linda Melton-Mann

Policy & Procedures: To be announced

Public Relations & Publicity: Danita Matthews

Risk Management: Melissa Swinton-Ghafoor
Scholarship:Shawna Newkirk-Reynolds
Social Action: Adrienne Strother
Technology: Shanice Benoit, Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, Kimberly Santos-Gooden


Special Committees

Jabberwock Cotillion: To be announced

Branding: Deborah Coffield

Pan-Hellenic Council Reps:Shontell James

Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter Members

B. Anthony-Van Dunk, S. Archer, S. Barrett, S. Benoit, D. Coffield, A. Cutler, A. Davis, T. Lewis, E. Grace, N. Harris, L. Hines-Johnson, S. James, C. Johnson-Cromer, T. Lucas, L.M. Mann, L. Mason, D. Matthews, S. McIntyre-Daniel, V. McKenzie, L. Middleton, S. Newkirk-Reynolds, A. Quarles, F. Ransom, L. Riley, J. Ross-Kleinmann, T. Russell, K. Santos-Gooden, A. Strother, V. Stubbs, M. Swinton-Ghafoor, L. Williams, O. Williams, K. Wilson, S. Young