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RMAC Board of Directors - 2021 - 2023 Officers

  Bernette Hardy-Keyes

Bernette holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University and a Bachelors 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 is a charter member of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Richmond Metropolitan Area Chapter where she previously 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, Va.

  Delta R. Bowers, DM
Second Vice President

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 the founder of Chickahominy River Women's Society. She sits on the Board of Trustees for Central International College.

  Tredessa T. Travers
Recording Secretary

Tredessa T. Travers, has a Bachelors 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 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.

  Kevanique Cherry
Financial Secretary

Kevanique Cherry is a native of Richmond, VA 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. Kevanique hobbies include spending time with family and friends, traveling, and trying anything new, especially restaurants.

  Cathy Wysong
Nominating Chair

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 Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and recently retired from Virginia State University as their Special Events Coordinator.  Cathy is involved with a number of voluntary community activities and leadership roles. 


  Lenora White-Carter

I am an insurance professional. My career expends over 30 years specializing in medical auto claims and a member of Employee Wellness team with my employer. 

I am a strong advocate for social change and equality for young black girls and women of color.  I volunteer my time and resources with an excellent organization, NCBW

Which mirrors my concerns for community involvement, economic empowerment and political advocacy.  I hold a position as Historian and member on the Executive Board of Directors of NCBW. In my spare time, I enjoy being an Officer of Elections. I am a devoted mother of 2 son’s as well as a wife of 33 years. I often share my written word as a poet and have spoken at different events.

Tyee Davenport Mallory, MBA
Chapter Parliamentarian Chair, Public Policy & Political Action Committee

Tyee Davenport Mallory is a senior political and public service professional.
She currently serves the Richmond chapter as Parliamentarian, Chair of the Public Policy/ Political Action Committee, and a member of the technology/public relations committee.

  Carmen Daugherty
First Vice President

Carmen is a Cybersecurity professional with a broad knowledge of hardware, software, 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 served as a senior Non-Commissioned Officer in Civil Affairs in the first Persian Gulf War.  Carmen also has over three years’ 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.

  Carol Watkins
Third Vice President

With an undergraduate degree in Sociology, she also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Averett University. Carol is qualified as a Master Trainer and administrator, and instructor for the MBTI Step II; and a certified Conflict Dynamics Profile Administrator through Eckerd College. She serves her church in several capacities to include serving as chairperson of the Stewardship Ministry and Couples’.  She also serves her church as a Deacon.

Currently professionally retired, Carol spends her time volunteering as Executive Director of ChambluCaps, a nonprofit organization based in Baltimore, MD.  ChampluCaps is a community driven organization that promotes the elimination of health disparities among the African American population. Carol also serves as the CARF Compliance Officer for Clearview Counseling Services, Inc., a mental health services provider.

  Erika Brooks, MS, LPC, CSAC
Corresponding Secretary

Erika Brooks is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) in the state of Virginia. She has over twenty (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 on the National Health and Membership Committees. She is actively in her church, family, and community.

  Krystal Green

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, 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.

  Ola Gaines
Bylaws Chair

Ola Mallory Gaines, PhD, a former research scientist, joined NCBW RMAC, Inc. 2016. Ola is a member of several committees. Per the Chartering President’s vision, she instrumentally helped to transform the Health Fair to an annual signature event, 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. 

  Diveda Palmer

Sister 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.  Committee membership since joining includes Film Screening, Scholarship, Education and Leadership. 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.

  Quanda Baker
Immediate Past President

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 of the chapter (2019-2021), and currently serves as the Immediate Past President and on the Executive Board.

She has served as the Correspondence Secretary, 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 she was elected at the 2021 Biennial Conference as the Second Vice President of Finance and Fund Development.  Quanda served as an Officer 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.