Board Members

Letter from the President

Greetings from the Northeast Region!

I am excited and honored to serve as president of the National Council on Black American Affairs, Northeast Region (NCBAA-NE). The fabulous Northeast Region is comprised of 12 states and two U.S. territories (Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virgin Island). Within these areas we are striving to expand our outreach by increasing individual and institutional memberships.

The focus of NCBAA is to assist community college African-American staff and students in navigating higher education career pathways and achieving success through attaining educational and employment goals.  You can expand your networking circle by joining us at our annual Regional Conference, March 19–20, 2020 at Capital Community College, in Hartford Connecticut. The conference theme is The Evolving American Community College: Trends, Challenges, and Strategies for Student Success. This theme is supported by five tracks which respond to new challenges and opportunities facing community college faculty, staff, and students (Teaching & Learning, Government & Policy, Organizational Change, Partnerships, and New Student Normal.) Many thanks to Dr. Duncan Harris, Campus Chief Executive Officer at Capital Community College for hosting our regional event.

Stay connected to NCBAA-NE by browsing our website, chatting with us on LinkedIn, sending us your thoughts and questions via email, or connect with us directly. If you have any noteworthy higher education news you would like to share, please contact us.

I look forward to meeting and working with you through NCBAA-NE. Have a fantastic academic year!

Educationally Yours,

Dr. Tonja L. Ringgold
President, NCBAA-Northeast Region

Dr. Tonja Ringgold
Dr. Kellie Byrd Danso
Vice President, Organizational Vitality
Ms. Sheryl L. Nelson
Ms. Mary Coleman
Ms. Alonia C. Sharps
Dr. Daphne Snowden
Co-Vice President, Programs & BMC President
Dr. Carolyn G. Williams
Co-Vice President, Programs
Dr. Carolyn H. Anderson
Co-Vice President, Membership
Dr. Derrick Little
Co-Vice President of Membership
Dr. Gwendolyn W. Sanders
Co-Vice President, Public Relations
Dr. LaVon Williams
Co-Vice President, Public Relations
Dr. Rhonda Spells Fentry
National President
Dr. Barbara Gaba
Past President
Dr. Michelle Harris Bondima
Board Member
Dr. Gina Gaines
Board Member
Dr. G. Duncan Harris
Board Member
Dr. Kimberly H. James, M.ED., DM
Board Member
Dr. Roy H. McLeod
Board Member
Dr. Judith A. Stang
Board Member
Mr. David A. Taylor
Board Member
Dr. Ladylease G. White
Board Member
Dr. Calvin E. Woodland
Board Member
Dr. Wilfredo Nieves
Dr. Antonio Pérez
Dr. Cheryl M. Smith
Ms. Evelyn Whitaker