President Mary E. Singletary, RN, BA
Mary E. Singletary, RN was elected to the presidency of the Council on June 19, 2003. Ms. Singletary graduated from St. Agnes Hospital School of Nursing Raleigh, NC as a registered nurse, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from New Jersey University.
Under her tenure, the Council and its affiliates have added to a growing list of accomplishments in the service of women and children: water wells in the rural villages in Ghana: children’ libraries in Ghana; books and educational supplies to schools in rural villages in Ghana and Malawi; lunch programs and feeding programs in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa; construction of an Infirmary and Health Center in Ghana, and assistance to women in Malawi recovering from obstetric fistula.
Ms. Singletary has received numerous recognitions and honors locally, nationally and internationally. Among the most recent awards includes” The International Community Service Award for outstanding contributions to the Rural Development of Ghana” by the National Council of Ghanaian Associations; the “International Leadership Award” by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; the “Beacon of Everlasting Light Award” by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority; the “Legacy of Service Award”, by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. (NANBPW), and in appreciation of her services a Bust Statue of Ms. Singletary was built on the campus of the Afua Kobi Ampem Secondary Girls School in Traboum, Ghana.
President Singletary highlights the power of community service in her spring interview with North Jersey Woman. Enjoy the following article:
*Mary E. Singletary, President
Caroline Themm, Vice President
Caroline F. Themm worked for more than twenty years as an insurance broker in the Casualty Department for a major insurance broker. In her retirement, she commits her professional skills to performing as a United Nations Representative for Soroptimist International.
Rahana Louis, Secretary
Rahana Louis has more than seven years of experience working for various organizations and on multiple causes/campaigns dear to her heart. She has served as co-administrator of the VDAY campaign at Hunter College for four (4) consecutive years holding various positions. At present, she holds the post of Overnight Supervisor of the Transitional Housing Program at Ali Forney Center. She received her B.A from Hunter College.
Paquita W. Henderson, Treasurer
P.W. Henderson a retired Internal Revenue Service Agent. She holds a MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University, and a B.A. in Business. Administration and Accounting (Cum Laude) from Lincoln University. She worked with the Criminal Investigation Division as an Auditing and Tax Law Expert. While there she prepared Appeals, civil and criminal penalties, and confidential reports in criminal and civil cases. Henderson assisted with IRS Appeals, IRS District Counsel, the FBI, and US Attorney offices in preparing information for trials as required.
Dr. Kathryn Malvern, Member-a-Large
Bette Levy, Member-a-Large