About the Chapter


On this page:

  • Executive Committee
  • Committee Chairs
  • Chapter By-Laws, Policies & Rules


Adrianne M. Callahan, President

Patricia Thompson, 1st Vice President

Anthony L. Ward , 2nd Vice President

Brian C. Bell, Secretary

Antionette Hall, Corresponding Secretary

Yvette Coleman, Treasurer

Deena M. Sheppard, Assistant Treasurer

Yvette Coleman, Immediate Past President



The President may appoint all standing committee chairs, special positions, and special committees. The term of office for all appointed positions and committees shall be concurrent with that of the appointing authorities, unless otherwise specified at the time of appointment. In no case will the term of an appointment extend beyond the term of the appointing authority.

Gwendolyn Jordan – Scholarship Committee Chair
Scholarship Committee: The Scholarship Committee shall be responsible implementing, and maintaining scholarship programs as recommend and/or approved by the Executive Committee or General Membership. Scholarship Committee will be an active committee based upon availability of funds.

Cora Helm – Membership Committee Chair
Membership Committee: The Membership Committee shall be responsible for developing and implementing programs for membership drives, receiving and screening applications, and any other functions deemed necessary by the Chapter or Executive Committee.

Jacqueline Dillard – Bylaws Committee Chair
Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for the bylaws of the chapter. This committee will be responsible for all amendments and alteration actions of the chapter’s bylaws, policies, and standing rules to be initiated, prepared, and/or presented to the chapter membership for voting

Lashana Johnson – Program and Planning Committee Chair
Program and Planning Committee: The Program and Planning Committee shall be responsible for development and implementation of the necessary programs and requirements to fulfill the purpose and objectives of the chapter. This committee shall be responsible for training and assistance in those areas critical to the well being of Black government employees. All programs pursued by this committee must be approved by the Executive Committee and/or General Membership and certified to be feasible by the Finance Committee.

Lisa Farmby - Communication & Public Relations Committee Chair
Communication and Public Relations: The Communications and Public Relations Committee shall be responsible for the development and printing of all published documents of the chapter; shall be responsible for all contacts with the media (TV, newspapers, etc.). The primary purpose of this committee is to assure public exposure of the chapter as approved by the Executive Committee and/or Membership. All public statements shall be in accordance with National policies.

Tony Ward – Finance Chair
(1) Finance. The Finance committee shall be responsible for the financial accountability of the chapter. This committee will be responsible for, but not be limited to, determining the cost of the chapter's programs and reporting to the general membership the feasibility of implementing these programs. In addition:

(a) This committee will serve as the audit committee for audits required by law, or any other reason.

(b) An audit must be conducted and results reported at the first Chapter meeting of each calendar year. This committee will have access to all financial records necessary to complete the audit. In the function of the Audit Committee, the size of the committee will be increased by at least one (1) member. No officers that signs or countersigns checks can be members of this committee when performing the audit functions.

2016-2017 Audit Committee members – Sheila Barnes, Cheryl Simpson, Jodi Wilson

Marion Cleveland – Chaplain
The Chaplain shall be appointed by the President and shall give the invocation and/or benediction at chapter meetings, events and functions as requested by the President.

Brian Bell – Parliamentarian
The Parliamentarian may be appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee or regular membership and shall give parliamentary opinions upon request.

Khalia Poole – Webmaster
The Webmaster manages the NHC website and offers communications product development services to the Communications Chair and NKHC.


2015 Approved Chapter By-Laws (To Be Posted Soon)

2014 Approved Chapter By-Laws (PDF, 971KB, February 2014)

NKHC Standing Rules (PDF, 402KB)