OFFICERS 2023-2025

Bernette Hardy-Keyes

Bernette Hardy-Keyes

President
A chartering member since 2015, Bernette holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems from Virginia State University. She is a retired IT professional from Dominion Energy, Inc. with an extensive knowledge of networking and email/messaging. She is now a licensed Realtor with Keller Williams Richmond West. Bernette has served as Recording Secretary and Vice President Programs. She serves as Neighborhood Watch Coordinator in her HOA; works in her church and in her community; likes to read, play tennis, and travel. Bernette is married and lives in Henrico, Virginia.
Carol Watkins

Carol Watkins

First Vice President - Programs
With an undergraduate degree in Sociology, Carol also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University. Carol is qualified as a Master Trainer, administrator, and instructor for the MBTI Step II. She serves her church in several leadership capacities, most notably as an ordained Deacon. Carol serves as the CARF Compliance Officer for Clearview Counseling Services, Inc., a mental health services provider in Richmond, Virginia. She spends much of her time volunteering as Executive Director of ChambluCaps, a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore, Maryland. ChampluCaps is a community-driven organization that promotes the elimination of health disparities among the African American population. A member since 2016, Carol has served on the Membership committee, Fund Development committee, and chaired the Ethics and Protocol committee.
Quanda Baker

Quanda Baker

Second Vice President - Fund Development Immediate Past President
Quanda Baker is a Chartering member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Richmond Metropolitan Area Chapter, and has been an active member for six years. She was elected Chapter President and served in this capacity for the 2019-2021 term, and currently serves as the Immediate Past President on the Executive Board. She has served as the Corresponding Secretary, as well as being a member of the Membership, Education, Finance, Bylaws, and Fundraising committees. She also served as the Phenomenal Women Gala Chairperson for two years. On the national level, Quanda served on the National Board of Directors as the National Secretary for four years. She served as a member of the National Education, Communication, Public Relations/Technology, Public Policy, and Communication committees. She also served as Co-Chair of the Fund Development Committee. At the 2021 Biennial Conference, she was elected Second Vice President of Finance and Fund Development.
Erika Brooks, MS, LPC, CSAC

Erika Brooks, MS, LPC, CSAC

Third Vice President - Membership
Erika Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Virginia. She has over 20 years of experience in the mental health field working in Crisis/emergency services, community mental health, and outpatient therapy. She is the owner of Enlightenment Counseling Services, LLC, and works in the health insurance industry. She is currently the Corresponding Secretary and Health Committee Chair for NCBW-RMAC. She also serves at the national level on the National Health and Membership Committees. She is active in her church, family, and community.
Tredessa T. Travers

Tredessa T. Travers

Recording Secretary
Tredessa T. Travers, has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from Old Dominion University, and a Masters in Business Administration from Olivet College. She continues to thrive as an insurance professional, and is involved in many active insurance industry organizations. She is also a devoted wife and mother, and has a strong passion for advocating on behalf of all black girls and women, and is a proud supporter of service throughout her community.
Alexandra Hayes Stewart

Alexandra Hayes Stewart

Corresponding Secretary
Bio Coming Soon
Krystal Green

Krystal Green

Financial Secretary
Krystal joined the Richmond Metropolitan Area Chapter in 2017 and began her service to the chapter as the chair of the mentoring program. Over the last four years she has been a member of the Economic Empowerment, Membership, Bylaws, Finance, and Chapter Leadership committees. Krystal is now serving her second term as the chapter Treasurer. She is committed to doing her part to help advance the mission and vision of the Coalition. Kevanique Cherry is a native of Richmond, Virginia, who has a passion for people and financial independence. Ms. Cherry has over 15 years of knowledge and experience in the financial service industry.
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Treasurer
This Position is vacant
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Parliamentarian
This Position is vacant
Hope Elliott

Hope Elliott

Bylaws Chair
Bio Coming Soon
Claudia Picot

Claudia Picot

Nominating Chair
Bio Coming Soon.
Lenora White-Carter

Lenora White-Carter

Historian
Lenora is employed as an insurance professional, and her career spans over 30 years, specializing in Medical and Auto claims, as well as being a member of the Employee Wellness team. A strong advocate for social change and equality for women and young girls of color, she volunteers her time and resources with NCBW, which mirrors her interests in community involvement, economic empowerment, and political advocacy. She holds the position of Historian and serves on the Executive Board of Directors. In her my spare time, she enjoys being an Officer of Elections. She is a devoted mother of two sons and a wife of 33 years. She has a love for the written word and serves as a poet at many different events.
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Chaplain
This Position is Vacant
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