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Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees and Fund Fellows provide leadership, experience, and insight into the operations and vision of our National Education Fund, fostering a collaborative environment that propels our mission forward through strategic decisions and hands-on engagement. Their collective efforts ensure the Fund's initiatives effectively align with our core objectives, driving meaningful impact in the communities we serve.


Founder & CEO Emerita

Evelyn H. Hood, M.A.

Our visionary. Our sister.  Our friend.

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President & CEO

Juanita S. Love, M.S.

Current President & CEO, Juanita Sneed Love, a member of ΣΓΡ for over 60 years, holds master’s degrees in clinical laboratory science and laboratory administration. She has served the Sorority in various capacities and documented twelve generations of her family’s lineage as a historian. She is a retired microbiologist, health educator, and chief operating officer at a 150-bed hospital.

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Vice President & Board Life Member

Nadine Dillanado, M.A.

Nadine Dillanado, a founding board member since 1981, holds the position of Life Board member and currently serves as Vice President. With a background as a retired Chicago Public Schools Principal and a Certified Financial Planner, she brings over 50 years of dedication to ΣΓΡ.


Secretary & Southeast Region Trustee

Tamesha Favors, M.A.

Tamesha Favors has devoted over 30 years to ΣΓΡ, holding diverse leadership positions at local, regional, and international levels. Currently, she serves as a Regional Family Engagement Specialist for the Georgia DeKalb County School District Office of Federal Programs, alongside her role as a GED math instructor. Committed to empowering individuals through education, she tirelessly uplifts and supports those striving for self-improvement.

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Northeastern Region Trustee

Chandrai Jackson-Saunders


Board Life Member

Annie L. Brown, Ed.D.


Fund Fellow

Jimmie C. Jackson, Ph.D.


Treasurer & At Large Trustee

Theresa Armistead, B.S.

Theresa Armistead, a 40+ year member of ΣΓΡ, is a Senior Right of Way Professional and licensed real estate broker who owns a real estate consulting firm. Her firm specializes in providing services to public transportation agencies undertaking large-scale infrastructure projects.

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Western Region Trustee

Tadzia Dennis, Ed.D.

Dr. Tadzia Dennis, the NEF Scholarship Chair, ΣΓΡ member, and holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. With over 18 years of experience in student affairs and academic affairs, she earned the Faculty of the Year award in 2016. Dr. T's ultimate aspiration is to "change the world one student at a time."

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At Large Trustee

Carnetta Blakley, M.A.

Carnetta W. Blakely boasts over 50 years of membership in ΣΓΡ. Since 2007, she has contributed to the board of SGR-NEF. Carnetta, a retired public-school administrator, and educational consultant from North Carolina, also oversees the OCWEB Foundation in the nonprofit sector.


Board Life Member

Lora J. Vann, Ed.D.


Fund Fellow

Karen Y. Williams, PH.D.

Dr. Karen Y. Williams, a retired executive and philanthropist, has dedicated over 20 years to supporting higher education for deserving students through SGR-NEF fundraising efforts. She and her husband, Dr. Santana Williams, who is a former SGR-NEF scholar, have been proud donors since 2004.

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Financial Secretary & 

Southwest Region Trustee

Tyshara Lawson, M.S.

Tyshara Lawson, a member of ΣΓΡ for over 20 years, is a certified DEIB (Diversity, Equity Inclusion, & Belonging) program manager and change management professional. With over 15 years of experience in the technology industry, she has worked for companies like AT&T, Apple, & Microsoft.

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Central Region Trustee

Patricia Daniels, Ph.D.

Dr. Patricia Daniels, a ΣΓΡ member for over 50 years, served the organization in various local and regional capacities, culminating in her tenure as Central Region President from 1985-1989. With a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, she established the New Outlook Foundation to offer mentoring and mental health services to underprivileged youth and their families.

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At Large Trustee

Georgia L. Johnson, M.Ed.


Fund Fellow

Katie K. White, Ph.D.

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