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.
First Vice President - Programs
A charter member, Carmen is a Cybersecurity professional with a broad knowledge of hardware, software, and networking technologies, to provide an effective combination of analysis, implementation, and support. Carmen is also a decorated U.S. Army veteran; she possesses 15 plus years of Active and Reserve military service; and she served as a senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Civil Affairs in the first Persian Gulf War. Carmen also has over three years of experience as a post-secondary school educator. Carmen’s focus on community has led her to a number of volunteer community activities and community leadership roles. Carmen has had a life-long interest in the Arts, and enjoys Volksmarching.
Delta R. Bowers, DM
Second Vice President - Fund Development
Dr. Bowers is the Chartering President and the current Vice President of Fund Development. She is President of DRB & Associates Consultants, LLC, and Independent Intergenerational Women of Color. She is also the founder of Chickahominy River Women's Society. She sits on the Board of Trustees for Central International College.
Third Vice President - Membership
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.
Tredessa T. Travers
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.
Erika Brooks, MS, LPC, CSAC
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.
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. Kevanique currently serves in her second term as the Financial Secretary. Her hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying anything new, especially restaurants.
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.
A chartering member since 2015, Cathy is a graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor’s degree in Leadership and Communications. She is a retired marketing and sales professional from WDVE radio station in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and recently retired from Virginia State University as Special Events Coordinator. Cathy is involved with a number of voluntary community activities and leadership roles.
Tyee Davenport Mallory, MBA
Tyee Davenport Mallory is a senior political and public service professional. She previously served the Richmond chapter as Parliamentarian. She was also the Chair of the Public Policy/ Political Action Committee, as well as a former member of the Technology/Public Relations Committee.
Immediate Past President 2021-2023
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.
Ola Mallory Gaines, PhD, a former research scientist, joined NCBW RMAC, in 2016. Ola is a member of several committees. Per the Chartering President’s vision, Ola instrumentally helped to transform the Health Fair into an annual signature event: the Women's Health Summit. Ola is passionate about collaborating with members of the Coalition to serve others in the community. She enjoys reading and research.
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.
Diveda Palmer has been a member of NCBW Richmond Metro Area Chapter since August, 2019. Sister Diveda currently holds the position of Chaplain starting in 2022. Since joining the chapter, her committee membership has included the Film Screening, Scholarship, Education, and Leadership & Development committees. Sister Diveda is a certified Executive Coach and Talent Development professional, and currently leads Career and Leadership Development at the Virginia Department of Transportation. She is blessed to be married to Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Rodney Palmer, and they have two beautiful daughters, Maya and Jade.