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.
President, Mid-Hudson Valley Alumnae Chapter
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
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
Sergeant-at-Arms: Lisa Hines-Johnson
Custodian/Historian: Deborah Coffield
Immediate Past President: Annette Brooks Quarles
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:
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
Social Action: Adrienne Strother
Technology: Shanice Benoit, Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, Kimberly Santos-Gooden
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