Cassann Blake, MD
Jacqueline M. Bolden
Tanya I. Davis
Alison DeSouza, MD
Frederica P. Dixon*
Kathy M. Eggleston
Anita Fain Taylor
Joe Ann Fletcher
Jenelyn (Jenny) J. Haye
Earlene Striggles Horne
Samine Jernigan, MBA
Linda Houston Jones*
Yvonne M. Jones
Consuelo S. McKinley
Delores Y. McKinley
Audrey Miller, PhD, RN
Catherine A. Minnis, MBA
Charlyne W. Monroe
Stefanie C. Moon, Esq.
Jacqueline W. Myles*
Julienne “Julie” Owens
Avis Proctor, Ed.D
Margaret L. Roseburr#*
Dorothy L. Ruffin#*
Doris (Pattie) Pettiford Wesley*
Chanadra Young Whiting, Ed.D, MPH, CHES
# Chapter Organizer
The North Broward County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated had its beginning in 1990 when three friends, Dorothy Ruffin, Margaret Roseburr and Gloria Butler (who has since moved away from the area) voiced their concerns about issues affecting the Northern Broward community.
These three dedicated women realized that the majority of services and civic organizations emanated from the central area of Broward County.
They found themselves constantly commuting to central Broward in order to participate in organizations and events which impacted the lives of African Americans.
Perceiving that there were enough concerns to be addressed within their own community, this original group invited other women with similar feelings and experiences to join them. They organized as the North Broward Women’s Group. The North Broward Women’s Group met monthly to plan and implement various successful projects. This committed, progressive group of ladies recognized the need to affiliate with a prominent national organization in order to be more effective.
In May 1995, the North Broward Women’s Group was chartered as a chapter of The Links, Incorporated.
The Chapter continues to sustain the vision of its founding members and to fulfill the legacy of The Links, Incorporated, by promoting friendship and providing service in the community.
The North Broward County Chapter of The Links, Incorporated is an organization committed to making a difference in the lives of the residents of the North Broward community through the leadership of professional women providing education, services to youth, mentoring, cultural enrichment, support of the arts and advocacy.
Co-Chairs: Sheri Brown, Jacquelyn Bolden and Tamara Gant
Fosters development through support, appreciation, and expanded opportunities for involvement by all segments of our communities in areas including the performing and visual arts and literary expression.
International Trends and Services
Co-chairs: Tamashia Buckner, Frederica Dixon and Angela Messam
Develops awareness of international issues, e.g. United Nations and Human Rights Day observations, Southern African initiatives, Haitian Refugee issues, and Special Services to International Guests.
National Trends and Services
Co-Chairs: Kathy Eggleston, Leslie Nixon and Burnadette Norris-Weeks
Provides direction through program content for addressing significant social, political and economic problems facing Americans at the local and national levels.
Services to Youth
Co-Chairs: Lynette Drayton, Connie McKinley and Anita Fain Taylor
Promotes active involvement in programs that contribute to the positive development, socialization, and maintenance of youth and their families in their respective communities in relation to: family life, education, drugs and alcohol abuse, unemployment, teenage pregnancy, literacy development, and self concept/self-esteem issues.
Health and Human Services
Co-Chairs: Yvonne Jones, Audrey Miller and Dionne Polite
The mission of the Health and Human Services facet is to promote and facilitate programs that support the maintenance of good health and the elimination of chronic health disparities in communities of color through education, health advocacy, and optimal utilization of health resources. Community education about health risks is crucial and The Links, Incorporated can play a significant role in providing it.