Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated
Celebrates the Professional Achievements of Our Sisterhood

The Zeta 100 is a unique collective of sorors, spanning every profession, chosen for their career accomplishments, leadership, and dedication to their fields. This initiative promotes networking opportunities and highlights the excellence of our sorors, while inspiring and empowering the next generation of Zeta leaders.

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Melanie M. Lee

Eastern

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Professional Category

Legal

Title

Attorney, CEO

Industry

Legal Services

Professional Firsts

-Published Author, First book "Essentials to Planning your Legacy, Estate Planning Advice from your Oldest Daughter"
-First African American Attorney selected for legal membership in Estate Planning Council (Richmond, Virginia)
-First African American Attorney to serve on the Board for Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
-First African American Attorney selected for Board of Governors for American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys
-First female attorney selected to hold legal seat for Richmond City Council Advisory Board for Aging and persons with disabilities - appointed by Mayor and City Council
-First Female attorney as Legal Counsel for Urban Financial Services Coalition and went to serve as organization's National Vice President - nominated by organization and received National Presidential Service Award from President Barack Obama for exemplary service
-Recognized as a local and national speaker on topics of Estate Planning and Creation of Generational Wealth speaking for organizations l including but not limited to: National Press Women; Blacks in Government; Virginia Society of CPAs; Urban Financial Services Coalition; Internal Revenue Service (AIM chapter); (Local and Regional chapters) Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc., The Boule, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Melissa I. Walton-Jones

Midwestern

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Professional Category

Business

Title

Financial Controller & Business Administrator

Industry

Pharmaceutical

Professional Firsts

First to head up financial and business administration for pharmaceutical division of Smithfied Foods.

Melissa Jackson Holloway

Eastern

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Professional Category

Legal

Title

General Counsel

Industry

Higher Education

Melody D. Byrd

Great Lakes

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Human Resources

Title

S.T.E.M. Training Manager/Program Coach

Industry

IT Services and Solutions

Professional Firsts

1. For UST Global (2014-present), I serve as the S.T.E.M. training manager for the Step IT Up America Program. I am the first black female training manager to maintain a 90% graduation rate for 3 years. The program trains minorities, veterans and women in technology
2. At BlueCross BlueShield Association (2007-2014), I was the first black woman to serve as the Senior Business Analyst and write business requirements for the IPDS Cognos Application
3. Also at BlueCross BlueShield Association, I was the first black female to charter a professional development club. In 2012, I was the impetus for the chartering of Toastmasters of BlueCross BlueShield Association after doing an elevator pitch to the CEO
3. At IDX Corp (1997-2006), I was the first black women to travel the company and implement the Managed Care Software Application
4. Note that black women only make up 3% of technology positions so I am transforming lives and paving the way for more black female technologists! Yes!

Melody Dykes

South Central

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Professional Category

Technology

Title

Systems Manager

Industry

Government

Professional Firsts

Youngest woman named Systems Manager for the Division.

Melvena Wilson

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Education

Title

CHAIR

Industry

Higher Education

Professional Firsts

The youngest person to serve as Acting Director of the Office of Minority Health for the Florida Department of Health. First person in the state of Florida to earn a Doctorate in public Health with a concentration in Behavior Science and Health Education (earn December 2009 from FAMU). Founder/creator of the Center for Advocacy and Research on Health Equity, Inc. a IRS recognized 501c3 that specializes in health education and outreach focused on minority health disparities.

Melvina M Washington

Southeastern

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Health and Medicine

Title

Owner and President of Infinity HIM

Industry

Medical Coding / Healthcare

Professional Firsts

First African-American woman to incorporate an online self-paced instructor-led medical coding school for just 8 weeks at a lower cost than other competitors AND offers consulting services, resume writing assistance, interviewing tips and potential job placement with Infinity Health Information Management (HIM) or with other organizations. Infinity HIM provides self-paced training and education to be productive and employed with medical coding for hospitals within the Health Information Management (HIM) arena. Website: www.infinityhimschool.com and www.infinityhim.com

Melynda Shavonne Green

Great Lakes

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Professional Category

Social Sciences

Title

Clinical Social Worker

Industry

Therapist

Mercedes J. Bullock

Atlantic

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Professional Category

Business

Title

Regional Operations Manager

Industry

Retail

Méta S. Morrison

Atlantic

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Professional Category

Health and Medicine

Title

Chief Technologist

Industry

Transfusion Medicine

Meta Sherwood

Eastern

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Professional Category

Government

Title

Procurement Analyst

Industry

Office of Acquisition

Mianna Questelles

Atlantic

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Professional Category

Social Sciences

Title

Social Worker

Industry

Behavioral Health

Michela E. Ellis

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Legal

Title

Partner

Industry

Law firm

Michele E. Posey-Johnson

Great Lakes

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Professional Category

Business

Title

Treasury Analyst

Industry

Insurance

Professional Firsts

First Black and youngest woman promoted to Branch Manager at Citibank in the Chicagoland area.

Michele Gray-Samuel

Pacific

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Government

Title

Supervising Emergency Management Specialist (Recovery)

Industry

State and Federal Grant Administration

Michele Willingham

Great Lakes

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Business

Title

Account Executive, Trade

Industry

Pharmaceutical

Professional Firsts

I was the first African American Regional Sales Director Managed Markets at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. In that role I led a team of account directors in the pharmaceutical commercial payer space and government payer space (VA, Medicaid). I oversaw the negotiations and contracts to ensure that the company gained access for the products on regional and national formularies. My responsibilities included ensuring sales forecast were achieved or exceeded, meeting operational budget targets. I developed and implemented strategy and objectives in conjunction with brand teams. Worked closely with direct reports to build business alliances.
I am also the first African American Trade Account Executive at Avanir Pharmaceuticals. I am responsible for ensuring there is product in the channel. I negotiate contracts with wholesalers (McKesson, Cardinal Health, AmerisourceBergen). I am the point person for the major pharmacies ( CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart).

Michelle D. Johnson

Atlantic

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Government

Title

Assistant Records Liason Officer (ARLO)

Industry

Public Health/Medical

Michelle D. Turner

Great Lakes

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Professional Category

Technology

Title

IT Business Analysis Consulting Director

Industry

Insurance

MICHELLE ELIAS

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Legal

Title

Investigator

Industry

Law Firm

Michelle Hylton Facey

Great Lakes

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Professional Category

Engineering

Title

Mechanical Engineer

Industry

Manufacturing

Professional Firsts

First Female in Maintenance Assembly JNAP

Michelle Langham-Robinson

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Legal

Title

Attorney

Industry

Real Estate

Michelle Pierre-Farid

Great Lakes

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Professional Category

Education

Title

Chief of Schools

Industry

Education

Michelle T Williams

Midwestern

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Professional Category

Health and Medicine

Title

MSN-RN Supervisor of Patient Care

Industry

Healthcare

Professional Firsts

First Nurse in my organization to win the March of Dimes Award for Nursing Excellence
First African American Supervisor of Nursing in the organization

Michelle Van Ess

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Professional Category

Education

Title

Director

Industry

Education

Michelle W. Russell

Atlantic

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Professional Category

Government

Title

Deputy Director

Industry

Government

Professional Firsts

1st Female Deputy Director for the Department of the Environment

Michelyn Johnson

Atlantic

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Professional Category

Health and Medicine

Title

Registered Nurse

Industry

Home Healthcare

Mildred Thornhill Savannah

Southern

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Professional Category

Education

Title

Instructional Designer

Industry

HIGHER ED

Professional Firsts

First AFRICAN AMERICAN and First African American Female President of Campbell County Education Association, VA

Milrinette T. Nelson, BSN, RN, BC, PHR

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Health and Medicine

Title

Nurse Manager/ Registered Nurse

Industry

Pulic Health

Professional Firsts

The first registered nurse to lead the employee recruitment and retention department at my previous employer, Southern Regional Health System.

Miranda Kay Griffin

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Engineering

Title

Project Engineer

Industry

Construction

Miriam Lane

South Central

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Professional Category

Military

Title

Major

Industry

Military Police

Professional Firsts

I was the first Military Police commander to simultaneously command two companies in combat in a war zone. I was deployed to Iraq in 2004- 2005 and one company in the Green Zone and one company in East Baghdad, Iraq. As a woman of color, I am the first to do this in history among all officers, even men.

Moe Nicole

South Central

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Professional Category

Entrepreneurs

Title

CEO

Industry

Personal Growth, Development, and Education

Professional Firsts

I am a 1st generation college student in my family.

Monica B. Thompson

Great Lakes

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Professional Category

Entrepreneurs

Title

Director

Industry

Human Services

Monica M. Turner Leak

Eastern

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Professional Category

Health and Medicine

Title

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

Industry

ALLIED HEALTH SERVICE PROVIDER

Professional Firsts

ONE OF FOUR TO RECEIVE THE PAGE M SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE FIELD AT APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
Received service award by the Charles County Special Education Citizens Advisory Committee

Monigo Saygbay-Hallie

Southern

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Professional Category

Human Resources

Title

CPO - VP Human Resources

Industry

manufacturer - consumer packaged goods

Professional Firsts

Yum! Brands - first HR leader at the company to begin a rotation program to build women general markets for international markets
Yum! Brands - first HR leader at Yum! to build a recruiting book camp that built the capability of 18 global markets
jcpenney - Earned the president's award for starting 3 new concepts for jcp and figuring out how beer could be served at one concept
Sysco - Most senior AA female to lead the org design for the largest acquisition in our industry
Sysco - Led the people stream for Sysco to start a new company in Hong Kong

Monique Brierre Aziz

Southern

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Professional Category

Education

Title

Social Worker

Industry

Education

Morgan A Blount

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Human Resources

Title

Vice President, HR Generalist Lead

Industry

Financial Services

Professional Firsts

Developed first mentoring and professional developments for the Black Heritage Professionals within the firm. The professional development program was originally developed for the employees in Tampa, however, it was rolled out to multiple sites over the United States because of the effectiveness of the content.

N. Shavon Kelly

Atlantic

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Professional Category

Non-Profit

Title

Disability Consultant

Industry

20

N’Daria

Southern

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Government

Title

Team Leader

Industry

Government

Nadia D. E. Eaddy

Eastern

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Professional Category

Non-Profit

Title

Case Manager II

Industry

Human Services/Domestic Violence

Nadia S. Rolle

Southeastern

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Professional Category

Business

Title

Financial Controller

Industry

Insurance

Professional Firsts

The first female Financial Controller at the company to obtain the Cert CII (Certificate in Insurance) designation.