Our Presidents

Eta Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®. was chartered on May 23, 1964, at Luigi’s Restaurant on Westchester Avenue, Bronx New York. Former North Atlantic Regional Director, Member Alocita Flood officiated the Chartering, and there were twelve charter members: 

Members Nearline Bertin, Gwendolyn B. Bland, Thora L. Dudley, Jacqueline L. Everett, Olga O. Garett, Joan S. Drane Silvey, Mary O. Harris Hope, Bessie Johnson, Mae Tate Jones, Gladys J. Simms, Marietta Tanner, and Irma Wilson.

Ms. Olga O. Garett

Ms. Garett served as the 1st and 4th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

During her 1st administration, guided by the Civil Rights Movement, Ms. Garett led the chapter to host a Luncheon in which the chapter honored Mr. Kivie Kaplan, the National Chairman of the NAACP Life Membership Committee.  Soror Garrett presented Mr. Kaplan with a check for $1000 to the NAACP Special Fund.

1st President of Eta Omega Omega, 1964  - 1966, 1973-1974

2nd President of Eta Omega Omega, 1967 - 1968

Ms. Delores Lemon served as the 2nd President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

During her administration, the chapter held its Autumn Frolic, featuring La Roque Bey and his dancers.  Autumn Frolic was an annual event to increase the chapter’s scholarship fund.  The chapter further established its presence in the Bronx and donated to the NAACP and Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

Ms. Delores Lemon

Ms. Grace Wheeler

Ms. Grace Wheeler served as the 3rd President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

During Ms. Wheeler’s administration, the chapter successfully raised money, enabling the sorority to close out the Martin Luther King Fund Drive to purchase his birth home.

3rd President of Eta Omega Omega, 1969 - 1972

5th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1974  - 1976

Ms. Dierdre Jones served as the 5th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

During her adminstration, Ms. Jones implemented the Reading Experience. Working with other The New York Chapters Chairperson, she helped implement the 3rd successful reading experience.  The overall goal was to help eradicate illiteracy.

Ms. Dierdre Jones

Ms. Mary DeCharbert

Ms. Mary DeCharbert served as the 6th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.  

6th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1977 - 1980

7th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1981-1982

Ms. Dorothy Sharp-Hart served as the 7th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.  

Ms. Dorothy Sharp-Hart

Ms. Isabella Mcleod

8th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1983-1986

Ms. Isabella Mcleod served as the 8th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

Ms. McLeod ensured that the community was educated and engaged in the political process.  During Ms. McLeod's administration, the chapter hosted a Voters Forum on the roles and responsibilities of elected officials.

Ms. Sheila E. Jackson

9th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1987-1988

Ms.Shelia Jackson served as 9th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

She continued the chapter long legacy of exceptional services to the Bronx community. Ms. Jackson is one of our living legends who still inspires members to remain active in services to the community.

Ms. Helen Morgan Tomlinson

10th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1989-1990

Ms. Helen Morgan Tomlinson served as the 10th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

Ms. Tomilson served as president during a time when the sorority focused on the end hazing practices. 

Ms. Joy Elaine Daley

11th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1991-1994

Soror Joy Elaine Daley served as 11th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

Through her leadership, the chapter became prominent and made a lasting impact on the Bronx community. She has been recognized as President of the Year, the highest honor the Region bestows on chapter presidents.

On the regional level, Ms. Daley served as Sergeant at Arms, Assistant Parliamentarian, Awards Committee Co-Chairman, and Regional Conference Co-chairman. She also served as the Chairman of the North Atlantic Region Nominating Committee and was appointed Chairman of the National Nominating Committee.

As the 30th North Atlantic Regional Director, she lead the region to great heights with a strong emphasis on being timely, accountable, transparent, and fiscally responsible.

She created the first Regional Treasury in the history of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

In 2018 she was appointed as the International Regional Director.

Ms. Pauline L Monsanto

12th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1995 – 1998

Soror Pauline L. Monsanto served as the 12th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

During her administration, the chapter achieved the following

  • Won Graduate Advisor of the Year (1997), received by member J. Jones 

  • Won 1st Place Program Exhibit (1998) 

From 2015-2018, Ms. Monsanto and member Johnsie Williams-Thomas lead the fundraising efforts in collaboration with the member Yvonne Rolle Watts, Executive Director of Wheeler, Wilson, and Johnson Community Projects.  The fundraising committee successfully conducted three events that raised money for the chapter and the foundation.  The events included a “Scholarship boat ride,” a “Night at the Bronx Museum” promoting and the “HBCU Luncheon.” 

Ms. Phyllis Forde

13th President of Eta Omega Omega, 1999-2002

Soror Phyllis Forde served as the 13th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter.

During her administration, the chapter achieved the following

  • Won President of the Year, Mid Size Chapter (2002)

  • Won 1st place Chapter of the Year, Mid Size Chapter (2002)

  • Won Spirit Award for Rites of Passage Mentoring Program (2002)

  • Won 1st Place Program Exhibit (1998) 

  • Received Gold Level EAF Certificate 

Additional notable commendations as follows:

  • Appointed Cluster 3 Co-Coordinator in 2000-2002

  • The Angel Award, received by member Pauline L. Monsanto  

  • The Community Service Award -Rosalie Hall  

  • The Good Citizen Award, received by member Linda Simms Chin
     

Ms. LaVerne D. B. King

14th President of Eta Omega Omega, 2003-2006

Ms. Laverne D. B. King served as the 14th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

 

She continued the legacy of outstanding service leading the chapter’s signature program AKATeens Rites of Passage.

During her administration, the chapter achieved the following:

  • Won 2nd place Chapter of the Year  (2004)

  • The Chaplains committee was instituted. 

  • The chapter received an Educational Award for Reading One to One (2004)

Ms. King is a pioneer and trailblazer who remains dedication to the Chapter’s Signature Program, AKATeens Rites of Passage (ROP) program for high school girls. The program completed its 28th year helping girls develop leadership and life skills to build self-confidence and social responsibility.   

Ms. Regina Williams

15th President of Eta Omega Omega, 2007-2009

Ms. Regina Williams served as the 15th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

During her administration, the chapter achieved the following:

  • Won 1st place Chapter of the Year, Small Sized Chapter (2007)

Ms. Linda Simms Chin

16th President of Eta Omega Omega, 2009-2010

Ms. Linda Simms Chin served as the 16th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

During her administration, the chapter achieved the following:

  • Won President of the Year (2010)

  • The Highway Beautification Award was awarded to Eta Omega Omega for AKARosa initiatives

  • Hosted " Precious" Movie debut and panel discussion as well as donated to Children's Aid Society

  • Lead the AKA & DST Women's History Month book signing collaboration

  • Established a children's savings program with TD Bank

Ms. Monica Whiting-Hogans

17th President of Eta Omega Omega, 2011-2014

Ms. Monica Whiting-Hogans served as the 17th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

During her administration, the chapter achieved the following:​​

  • Won Chapter of the Year (2011, 2013)

  • Won President of the Year (2013, 2014)

  • Won the Ruth C. Easley Reactivation Award (2011)

  • Won the Erma W. Barron Making A Difference Award for Connection (2011)

  • Won the Wilma Holmes - Tootle Education Enhancement Award (2011), received by member Donna Joseph

  • Won Shining Star Service Award (2012)

  • Won the Idell S. Pugh Angel Award (2012), received by member Juilette Charles-Rawlins

  • Received Process Pearl, North Atlantic Region Certificate (2011)

  • Received EAF Gold Level Certificate (2011), and received EAF Platinum Level Certificate (2013, 2014)

  • Received Community Service Award from the NYPD 47th Precinct Community Council (2013)

Ms. Marci Whitehead

18th President of Eta Omega Omega, 2015-2018

Ms. Marci Whitehead served as the 18th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

She implemented the program platform "The Pink Print" and conducted several leadership lounges to educate, provide information, and train future leaders of the chapter.

During her administration, the chapter achieved the following:​​

  • Won Chapter of the Year (2016, 2017)

  • Won President of the Year (2016, 2017)

  • Received proclamations from Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson and Senator Jamaal T. Bailey

  • Received citations from Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli

  • Received certificates of recognition from Governor Andrew Cuoma, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Assemblyman Micheal Blake and City Councilman Andy King

  • Received congressional recognition from Congressman Eliot Engel (2018)

Ms. Donna Joseph

19th President of Eta Omega Omega, 2019-2020

Ms. Donna Joseph currently serves as the 19th President of Eta Omega Omega Chapter. 

She leads the chapter through the international platform, "2018-2022, Exemplifying Excellence Through Sustainable Service" through the implementation of the international community service days in the Bronx 

During her administration, the chapter has achieve the following thus far:​​​

  • Received The North Bronx Section of  National Council of Negro Women, Incorporated Women of Distinction Award (2019)

  • Received Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Xi Phi Chapter Community Partner Award for Scholarship (2019)

  • Received Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated Xi Phi Chapter Honoring Former Eta Omega Omega President Marci Whitehead (2020)

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Updated last : September 22, 2020

 

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