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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Virna Springer

Atlantic

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Social Sciences

Title

CPS/Community Youth Coordinator

Industry

DYFJ

Vivian Henderson, Esq.

Eastern

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Professional Category

Legal

Title

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney

Industry

Government Criminal Prosecution

Professional Firsts

In 2015, I became the first African American appointed to serve as a Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, which is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. To date, I am still the only African American to serve our City in this capacity. Today, I still serve in this capacity, where I serve as our Drug Court/Specialty Court Prosecutor and I also am the Director of the Virginia Beach Victim Witness Program.

WANDA DAWSON HUNT

Southeastern

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Health and Medicine

Title

Registered Nurse

Industry

Hospital - Level I Trauma Center

Professional Firsts

A former Associate Nurse Manager with nearly two decades of service within Interventional Radiology dedicated and focused on quality and patient safety, clinical practice, patient care, and a commitment to the organizations vision and mission.

WANDA DAWSON HUNT

Southeastern

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Health and Medicine

Title

Registered Nurse

Industry

Hospital - Level I Trauma Center

Professional Firsts

A former Associate Nurse Manager with nearly two decades of service within Interventional Radiology dedicated and focused on quality and patient safety, clinical practice, patient care, and a commitment to the organizations vision and mission.

Wanda Keyes Heard

Atlantic

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Legal

Title

Judge

Industry

Judiciary

Professional Firsts

First Female Chief Judge, Baltimore City Circuit Court (8th Judicial Circuit of Maryland)

Wanda Smith

Eastern

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Entrepreneurs

Title

CEO

Industry

Textile Designer

Professional Firsts

On May 2, 2001 received a design patent (Personal accessory suspension device) from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for my Nana Hook product which led to the development of other Nana Hook products

Wandera Jameta Carroll- Thomas

South Central

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Education

Title

Guidance Counselor/Therapist

Industry

Elementary Education

Wendy Felicia Blunt

South Central

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Professional Category

Legal

Title

Court Administrator

Industry

Municipal Court

Winona L Oliver

Great Lakes

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Professional Category

Science

Title

Mortician

Industry

Mortuary Science

Professional Firsts

I am the first and only Battle (maiden name) in our family of morticians to receive a doctoral degree. In addition, Myself and my sister are the first and only women in the family that attended the Cincinnati Mortuary College, graduated and became licensed Morticians and Funeral Directors. During the time between 2005 and 2008 the funeral home was run solely by women, myself and my sister jointly, for the first time in it's history. During that period, we were able to implement extensive renovations to the inside of the building as well as incorporate marketing strategies that would improve business. My sister and I retired in 2008. The business is still doing well. It is 85 years old now and is the second oldest African American Funeral Home in Cincinnati, Ohio, still family owned and run.

Yalaunda Toliver-Taylor

Southern

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Education

Title

Educator

Industry

Education

Professional Firsts

Inaugural Staff Member of a Charter School
Charter and First Female Cub Scout Leader of a Boy Scout Troop at my school.

Yasamine M. Harden

Great Lakes

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Health and Medicine

Title

Nursing Administrator

Industry

Healthcare

Yolanda C. Brown

Southern

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Education

Title

Director of Education

Industry

Education

Yolanda Means

Southeastern

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Legal

Title

Attorney

Industry

Law

Yolondalyn B. Murray

South Central

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Professional Category

Education

Title

Educational Liaison Coordinator

Industry

Government

Professional Firsts

As the City of Memphis's first Educational Liaison Coordinator, I've accomplished several goals that have helped moved the needle on literacy and STEM in the Greater Memphis area. Upon entering my role, I identified evidence-based education tools, created standardized materials, and trained Memphis Public Libraries' programming staff on ways to align their current programs with Tennessee grade level education standards to make the library system's programs more valuable to educators and their students. I've found avenues to engage non-traditional education partners, like HopeWorks and Literacy Mid-South, in educational programming that will prepare individuals for technical school/job placement. My passion is for STEM education, as a former FIRST Robotics Competition Coach; and I'm consistently introducing and training staff to design and implement innovative STEM programming to middle schools students enhance the City's
current STEM and 21st century technology offerings within the library system. I secured 20 free computer science Coding Kits from Google to teach Scratch coding; obtained over $60,000 in private grant funds from The Irvin Lansky Foundation to establish free LEGO Mindstorms Robotics programs in the form of camps and outreach programming to school classrooms using City staff; and I've co-authored and am the project manager for the library system's federal JAG grant which improves after-school programming for at-risk students, the first of its kind for the library system. These tools have been invaluable to the urban populations we serve as research consistently demonstrates that low-income minorities traditionally have the least access to quality STEM programming and I have helped Memphis's library system implement these types of programs free of charge to the public. Along with the increased STEM programming, I've built a strong relationship with Shelby County Schools where one was limited or non-existent; established a precedent of staff-facilitated summer camps where the City used to contract those positions out; enhanced evaluation and data collection procedures for programming; and created the library system's first Student Library Card program where school-age children can obtain a library card with extended privileges without their parents which removes the barrier of access to educational materials for children who are displaced or highly transient.

Yves-Rose Jerome Stewart

Pacific

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Entrepreneurs

Title

Owner

Industry

Sports

Professional Firsts

First African American female owned NFL Flag youth sports organization in Houston, Texas.

Yvette Denice Goins

South Central

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Military

Title

SSG

Industry

Quartermaster

Professional Firsts

Ms. Goins served as a quartermaster soldier for 20 years in the United States Army while and assuming leadership positions of increasing responsibility and complexity. She has learned to adapt to being flexible in her daily activities to accomplish the mission as she was approached. While Among her many accomplishments Ms. Goins served honorably and retired in the United States Army. Ms. Goins has held numerous assignments beginning in 1982 as a unit armorer and supply specialist. This is where she was introduced to supply accountability, maintaining 100% accountability at all times and the unit armorer which she received high ratings constantly on comet inspections and annual general inspections for weapons maintenance. In 1983 she went to Germany, HHD 28th Transportation and was assigned to be the assistant supply sergeant and the NCOIC Battalion Fuel Point. She was responsible for the requisitioning, monthly reports, property book, document register and supporting documents files for a 100,000 gallon per month fuel operation. In 1985 she was assigned to Ft Dix, NJ as a supply sergeant and was responsible for logistical support of a basic training company. She ensured there were adequate supplies and administrative materials were available for all training, messing, bivouac, equipment issues, and billeting. She maintained accountability for all unit property, both organizational and installation, supervise field mess operations and all field equipment in a high state of readiness. In 1990 Ms. Goins was assigned to HQ CO HQ CMD HAAF as the Property BOOK NCOIC and Senior Supply Sergeant. She managed all supply transactions for over 100 soldiers being discharged or reassigned from Desert Storm. She transferred over 84 million dollars’ worth of property for Desert Storm/Desert Shield units without loss of accountability. As the Property Book NCOIC she was responsible for over $250 million worth of property. She was the Chief Supply Inspector for the Brigade CIP programs; supervised supply personnel in establishing supply control management functions; maintained and ensured all supplies and funds were accounted for. As the Senior Supply Sergeant she managed over $36 billion worth of property with 100% accountability. She was the advisor to the commander on logistical issues, maintained accountability for over $143,067 million with 100% accountability. She transferred over $103,000 million worth of property to brigade HQ without losing accountability. In 1992 Ms. Goins was assigned to the 154th Sig Battalion Ms. Goins accounted for and managed all unit PBO property, she was responsible for material readiness, management of all classes of supply, maintained three tactical vehicles and responsible for over 3 million dollars’ worth of property. She had to reorganize a supply room which resulted in 100% improvements of supply operations. She eliminated an enormous excess of equipment and materials in a unit for the Treaty Implementation Plan. She supervised the daily function of the arms room, advised the commander on logistical matters. She managed three commander change of command with 100% accountability. She planned and coordinated the transfer of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment to support the drawdown in Panama. She fielded the Mobile Subscriber Equipment for HHC 154th Signal Bn and ensured hand receipts were prepared for 100% accountability. Ms. Goins also provided logistical support during JTF-Operation Safe Haven while stationed in Panama. While on active duty Ms. Dockery served an active role in Panama during the inactivation of the 154th Sig BN to ensure 100% accountability in 1997. 1997 Ms. Goins was assigned to HHC I Corps where she was assigned as the Supply Sergeant in the Fire Support Cell with the I Corps Field Artillery. Her duties included reviewing daily and monthly records of issue and turn-in for installation and organization property for I Corps Artillery, reviewing documents for accuracy and adjustments as needed. She was responsible for the daily operations of the Fire Support Element supply management with 100% accountability. She accounted for and managed all Fire Support Element property. She accounted for and maintained MTOE, TDA, and installation property for over 3 million dollars. Ms. Goins was Cross trained in Corps level Artillery fire support in order to assist in exercises. She provided artillery training in support of exercises to include Cascade Command, Corps Deep Operations Training and Yama Sakura. She was selected as the I Corps Artillery G-4 shift NOIC for selected exercises. Ms. Goins was selected by her leaders to be the NCOIC of the 98th Saint Barbara’s Day Color Guard. She fielded the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) with a smooth transition. In 1999 Ms. Goins was assigned as the Property Book NCOIC for the I Corps. She was responsible for 100% accountability of over 300 lines valued at 18 million dollars with 100% accuracy. She provided technical expertise and logistical support to 5 subordinate units. She reported Continued Balance System-Expanded to higher headquarters, maintained and reported equipment excess shortages, maintained logistical readiness ensuring worldwide deployment, activated two units to C-3, reduced excess from 11 lines down to 70 lines within a weeks’ time and maintained all supporting documents and audit trails with 0 defects. Ms. Goins retired in 2001 and began working as a contractor in 2003 with the United States Army Reserves Command.

Yvette Edwards Brown

Eastern

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Professional Category

Technology

Title

Technology Education Consultant

Industry

Technology Consulting and Worship Presentor

Professional Firsts

First black female to hold the state of Virginia Technology Student Association State Advisor Position

Yvonne Anthony Harrell

Southern

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Military

Title

Captain (06)

Industry

Health and Medicine

Professional Firsts

Opened first tele-radiology for a governmental agency in Los Angeles, California