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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Dr. Avis Criss

Great Lakes

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Non-Profit

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Senior Specialist

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Healthcare

Dr. Benita Harris

Southern

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Health and Medicine

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Chief, Army Public Health Nursing

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Military

Dr. Bola Tilghman

Southeastern

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Education

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Associate Professor

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Higher Education

Dr. Carletha Hughes

Great Lakes

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Health and Medicine

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Doctor (Medical Doctor)/Pediatrican

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Health

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First Black female Medical doctor to own her own clinic in Chicago Heights, IL

Dr. Dierdra Maddox

South Central

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Technology

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IT Project Manager

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Information Technology

Dr. Eboni Winford

South Central

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Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Lead for National Consulting and Training

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Healthcare

Dr. Ebony Coney

Southeastern

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Health and Medicine

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Clinical Supervisor of Foster Care and Citrus Helping Adolescents Negatively Impacted by Commercial Exploitation

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Community Mental Health

Professional Firsts

First to be hired as the Clinical Supervisor of Broward County with the responsibility of expanding mental health services to meet the needs of those in foster care and victims of human trafficking working closely with the FBI, State Attorney's Office, judges, and treatment centers.

First to be a part of the creation and establishment of Grace Court in Miami Dade and Rise Court in Broward County. These courts have been created to specify meet the need of victims of human trafficking.

First member of employment agency to become a member of the Human Trafficking Outreach Committee for Super Bowl LIV

First to train government and social service agencies in Houston on the human trafficking treatment model established by Citrus Health Network and recognized as a promising practice

Dr. Evette Maynard-Noel

Eastern

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Technology

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Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

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Government

Dr. Felisha Parsons

Great Lakes

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Education

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Educator/Consultant

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Education

Dr. Gabriella Jones

Pacific

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Social Sciences

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Alternative Corrections Educator

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Adult and Juvenile Justice System

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First African American to volunteer as a sign language translator for deaf inmates at California's Orange County Men's Jail

First African American to oversee the opening and operation of a youth and family resource center for incarcerated youths

First correctional education instructor to complete a research dissertation on the needs of incarcerated youths and the best practices to address the complications they encounter while incarcerated in Orange County, CA

Dr. Jameela R. Fulton

Pacific

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Health and Medicine

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Podiatrist

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Medicine

Dr. Juanita Wilchie

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Military

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LTC Administrative Chief/ Owner, New Dawn Counseling

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Medical Service

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First African-American female Executive Officer for the 8th BN Training Command.

Dr. Karen Sims

South Central

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Education

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Exceptional Education Teacher

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Education

Dr. Katrina Sparks

Atlantic

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Education

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PhD

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Education

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Educator providing speech and instruction for children and adults classified with various developmental disabilities.

Dr. Kiara Culmer

Southeastern

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Health and Medicine

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Coordinator of Rehabilitation Services

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Healthcare

Dr. LaKeshia T. Pride

Eastern

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Military

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HR Officer

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Military

Dr. Latasha Jones

Atlantic

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Education

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Dean of Students

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Students with Disabilities

Dr. LaVerne Antoinette Stewart

Southeastern

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Education

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Educator

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Education

Dr. Lenora Hogan

South Central

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Education

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Director/Principal

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School District

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First African American and First Female Director of Millsaps Career and Technology Center
People’s Choice Best of Starkville - Best Public School Educator

Dr. Leslie Hodges-Jackson

Southeastern

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Health and Medicine

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Employee Health Nurse Program Coordinator

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Government

Professional Firsts

In 2015, my colleague and I developed the first evidence-based nursing research poster session for "Nurses' Week." This idea was conceived to encourage bedside nurses to become comfortable with the concept of evidence-based research. Currently, I mentor nurses that are interested in completing an evidence-based poster.

Dr. Letitia T. Bradley

Pacific

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Social Sciences

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Director, Leadership Support Services

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Leadership Preparation

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As one of the few Social Science (Psychology & Counseling) leaders to become a principal I also hold the distinction of being the youngest person to hold the position of principal in Compton High's history. Additionally I am the first Black woman ever hired as a manager at the Santa Barbara County Education Office. There are 66 total to give perspective.

Dr. Littisha A. Bates

Great Lakes

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Social Sciences

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Associate Professor

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Higher Education

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I am the first full-time Black faculty member to receive promotion with tenure in the Sociology Department at the University of Cincinnati. I am also the first Black woman to ever receive promotion with tenure in my department (regardless of full-time or part-time status). This is a huge milestone as Black women make up less than 1% of tenured faculty at historically white colleges and universities.

I am also part of a group of 5 Black faulty to be the first in my institution to create and launch a fully funded affinity group. The Black Faculty Association at the University of Cincinnati (https://www.uc.edu/about/provost/faculty/associations/black-faculty-association.html) is one of kind and has paved the way for various other affinity groups at the university.

Dr. LizaJoy Burton

Southeastern

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Science

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Cancer Scientist

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Winship Cancer Institute

Dr. Marilynn J Noble

Eastern

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Government

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Federal Privacy Compliance Manager

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Civil/Public Servant

Dr. Marilynn Patterson Grant

Atlantic

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Philanthropy

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Program Director

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Private Family Foundation

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Currently, Marilynn is the only African-American Female leading a Foundation in Rochester, NY. She is responsible for the dissemination of 3.2 million dollars in grants for education and cultural civic initiatives. She formerly served 35 years in the Rochester City School District. She was the first African-American to lead a major core subject (social studies) in the Rochester City School District, she was featured for exemplary subject area leadership in a New York State Department of Education video on Social Studies Leadership(2002). In 2005, she challenged her seniors at Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School to earn $1 million in scholarships, they ultimately earned $7 million in scholarships, earning the title of her "Million Dollar Class." In the same year, over 1,200 6th and 8th grade students designated Wilson as their school of choice for the 2005-2006 academic year. Dr. Grant was asked to expand the school to include two buildings and two separate campuses. As a result, she was appointed Lead Principal to lead "one school, uniquely spread across two campuses." While Principal of Joseph C. Wilson Magnet High School, the school was ranked (Newsweek/Washington Post) #24 in the nation among America's Top High Schools (2006). It was also ranked #1 among all urban High Schools in New York state, and #5 among all urban high schools in the nation (based on the number of students receiving free/reduced lunch and enrolled in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Courses) (2006). She was the first African American female Principal of Wilson. Awards and honors include: 2019 Finer Womanhood Award-Psi Omega Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., 2016 Athena Award Finalist, Proclamation declaring "Marilynn Patterson Grant Day" (2010), Proclamation from New York State Senate for Distinguished Service by Sen. Joe Robach (2010), Distinguished Public Service Award (2010) from the Baptist Minister's Alliance, Leadership Award from the Program In Executive Leadership at St. John Fisher College School of Education (2010), Heart of Gold Award from the Rochester Labor Council (2009), White Rose Award (Services to Youth), from the Rochester, New York Chapter of the Links, Inc. (2007), Willie Lightfoot Youth Advocate Award, Monroe County Legislature (2006), Distinguished Mother Award, Rochester Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. (2001), Zeta of the Year for the Theta Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (1986 & 1987). Her biggest joys are her Faith, Family, and Friends (Sorors).

Dr. Mildred Triplett McCoy

Southeastern

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Education

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Retired Director of Professional Learning

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Education

Dr. Monica L. Leverette

Pacific

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Health and Medicine

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

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Healthcare

Professional Firsts

I am now in private practice and am the soul proprietor of my business. My business name is Mind, Body, and Soul Psychiatry, PLLC.

Dr. Nashett C. Garrett

Eastern

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Social Sciences

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Consultant and Administrator

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Education

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First to have a Pan Hellenic scholarship named in my honor at NC A&TSU

Dr. Natalie Clark

Southern

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Health and Medicine

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Pharmacist

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Pharmacy

Dr. Natasha Murray

Atlantic

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Education

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Professor; K-12 Administrator; Board of Directors

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Education

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The first (teacher) educator in my region to simultaneously be a professor on the university level; administrator on the K-12 level; teach high school course; and publish articles.
Also, the first black editorial panel chair for one of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' teacher journals.

Dr. Nell Williams Ingram

Southern

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Education

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Director, Alternative Teacher Certification

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School District

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..First Director to receive a 100% on program evaluation from the Texas Education Agency
..First Director to lead the certification program to a 90%+ pass rate in all certification areas offered
..First Director to Increase program teacher intern participation over 400: reached 600 teacher interns for 2 years
..First African American elected National President of the National Alternative Certification Association
..Selected twice as teacher of the year for Longfellow Academy

Dr. Patricia A. Thomas

Eastern

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Education – Submission Capacity Reached

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Director of Advising & Wellness; Mental Health Counselor

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Education & Counseling

Dr. Portia Rae Hemphill

Great Lakes

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Social Sciences

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Founder and CEO

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Academia, Consulting, Government

Professional Firsts

For over 20 years, Dr. Portia Rae Hemphill has led efforts to strengthen the cradle to career pipeline for underserved youth. A first generation college student, she is a proud alumna of Chicago Public Schools, Wesleyan University, and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.

Serving as a notable member of Northside College Prep's first full graduating class, she was recognized as the first President of the African-American Culture Club, (serving as such for her full four-year tenure), an inaugural member of its National Honor Society (becoming the first African-American elected as Vice-President). and as the school's inaugural Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient.

While attending Wesleyan University, Dr. Hemphill became a Zeta Phi Beta, leading the charge to develop Upsilon Sigma, a long awaited metro chapter of which she is Basileus Emeritus. Dr. Hemphill was a personable and vocal student leader who earned dual honors in government and African-American studies, becoming the first African-American to do so. A native Chicagoan, she returned home to teach early childhood education in the historic Bronzeville community. She led the turnaround of two classrooms, a feat she considers among her greatest.

In her time as a teacher and student, she witnessed cultural gaps present in the development of formal student success models adopted by large policy institutions. Dr. Hemphill left a piece of her heart in the Pre-K classroom to pursue a joint doctorate of political science and public policy at Michigan.

During the start of her time at Michigan, she joined Rho Delta Zeta chapter. With tenacity and endurance, Dr. Hemphill led the chartering of the NPHC of Ann Arbor, of which she is President Emeritus after having served two terms.

As a Michigan student, her dissertation reinvigorated the study of political socialization and joined a budding body of literature that interrogates the cultural impetus behind the behavioral political development of Black youth. As a scholar, her areas of expertise lie in U.S. domestic policy, community-centered urban development, behavioral American politics, media psychology, mixed-methods data collection and analysis, marginalized group politics, cultural politics, and Black youth political behavior.

Dr. Hemphill has led the White House, HUD, PolicyLink, and dozens of city, state, federal, private, and non-profit executives in using evidence-based models to evolve the role that institutions play in creating innovative wraparound support systems. As a Presidential Management Fellow, she was a principal transition team member of the Obama Administration’s My Brother's Keeper Task Force, writing the Administration’s guide for the initiative. Dr. Hemphill’s writings have been published in executive policy white papers and scholarly journals.

Driven by her passion to link academic expertise to practical impact, she recently founded Scientists for Social Progress: an intersectional firm of scientists who develop powerful solutions in the interest of social good. She encourages the belief that many of the most enduring and impactful of scientific pursuits are made by scientists talented in their ability and forthright in their desire to elevate the human condition. A native Chicagoan, Dr. Hemphill currently resides in Washington D.C.

Dr. Raina J. Jackson

Atlantic

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Education

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Program Manager and Coach, Pursing Equitable Restorative Communities

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Student Support Services

Dr. Renata Hollins-Wells

South Central

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Education

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Director of Special Education and Federal Programs

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Education

Dr. Rhonda M. Lawson

Southern

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Government

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Public Affairs Specialist

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Homeland Security

Dr. Rosalind Pijeaux Hale

South Central

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Education

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Professor Emeritus of Education

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Higher Education

Professional Firsts

First Chair of the Division of Education at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA that included the undergraduate and graduate programs in education on campus. Chair of the Division of Education at two historically black colleges, Xavier University of Louisiana and Miles College in Fairfield AL when they received initial accreditation of their undergraduate and graduate programs in education. Organized founding chapters of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education at two historically black colleges, Miles College (Alpha Delta Nu Chapter) and Xavier University of Louisiana (Alpha Zeta Iota Chapter).

Dr. Ruth H. Baxter, B.S., M.S., A.P.C., Ph.D.

Eastern

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Social Sciences

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Doctor

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Counseling and Therapy

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First female on the Red Cross Education Board for elementary schools
First ambassador of mental health for the International Sorum - Cambridge, England
Lifetime Achievement Aware - Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Ruthdasia Lanier-Williams

Atlantic

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Education

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Teacher

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Education

Dr. Samantha E. Barnes

Eastern

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Science

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Clinical Pharmacist

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Pharmacy