The Northern Virginia (NoVA) Section Executive Officers:

Officers of Community Based Section of NCNW are elected for a two year term. Each position carries specific responsibilities on behalf of the section. Below is a list of officers and elected members who fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

NoVA Executive Officers

• President Helene L. Fisher
• 1st Vice President, Programs Cathy Riddick-Brown
• 2nd Vice President, Membership Diana Hodge
• 3nd Vice President, Youth Karita Richardson
• Corresponding Secretary Cherie Furlow
• Recording Secretary Felicia Hackett
• Assistant Recording Secretary Pterri Shelton-Phillips
• Treasurer Sharon Prince
• Financial Secretary Rhoda Melvin
• Parliamentarian (Bylaws) Hassana Pretlow
• Historian Toni Jenkins-Payne
• Chaplain TBD

NoVA Executive Officers

» Standing Committees

• Finance and Budget
• Ways and Means

NoVA Fashion Show & Luncheon Committee Chair

» Non Standing Committees

• Bethune Recognition
• Cheerios
• Communication / Website
• Health & Nutrition
Legislative and Political Action
• Publicity
• Social
• Community Outreach

- Alexandria Community: Cathy Riddick-Brown, Chair
- Arlington Community: Sharon Goode, Chair
- Bailey's Crossroads / Falls Church Community: Clara Marshall, Chair
- Fairfax Community: Rita Graham/Janice Adams, Chair
- Springfield Community: Marjorie Hackett, Chair

The Northern Virginia Section was originally established as the Falls Church Section in 1975 by Mrs. Barbara Williams, assisted by Mrs. Bernice Tate and Mrs. Ora Lawson; serving the Falls Church Community. Later in 1976, it was decided that combining various local sections would better serve the community at large. Thus, the National Headquarters chartered the NoVA Section, bringing together Arlington, Falls Church, Alexandria, Springfield, and Fairfax, to address local needs while impacting communities area wide through volunteer efforts; improving conditions within communities one project at a time. The NoVA section community support efforts to date include, but are not limited to the following:

• Scholarship Jazz Brunch
• Monthly Bailey's Crossroads - Feeding the homeless
• Education Scholarship Workshop to educate Parents on preparing their children for college funding
• Donation of School Supplies for doorways for Women and families (formerly the Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (TACTS)
• Alexandria Community Partner for the Children’s Christmas Toy Drive
• Christmas Poinsettias delivered to our Young at Heart and Sick and Shut- In
• Thanksgiving Baskets to families in our community
• Center of Domestic Violence
• Falls Church Winter Shelter
• Collection of eyeglasses for the vision impaired
• Partnering with Black Women United for Actions’ Teen Improvement Program
• Supports the James Lee Community Center

Northern Virginia (NoVA) Section of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. is a nonprofit (501)c community and church based organization that is committed to contributing to the solution of the problem of human welfare, human rights, social planning and action on nation and international levels. The purpose of the Northern Virginia Section is:

• To give Scholarship Awards
• To develop leadership and promote personal growth
• To build a common fellowship among person members
• To concentrate on the needs of children , youth and aged
• To disseminate information concerning the activities of organized women
• To work to achieve equality of opportunity in a society free of discrimination and segregation based on race, creed, color, sex, or national origin
• To collaborate and cooperate with other organizations in achieving the above goals

Contact Us:

NoVA Section SVA003 of NCNW
P.O. Box 119,
Merrifield, VA 22116

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P.O. Box 119 Merrifield, VA 22116
Advocacy for health, education, and economic empowerment for women.