EXECUTIVE DISTRICT OFFERS
District Governor ~ Ericka Davis
Ericka J. Davis was born and raised in New York City. She attended Catholic schools, graduating from Cardinal Spellman High School, Bronx, NY, Ms. Davis has a Bachelor of Arts from SUNY-New Paltz with a dual major in Economics/Sociology and a minor in Business Administration. She has a Masters’ in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Ms. Davis is the Director, Research Accounting – Finance Division at the Hospital for Special Surgery, which is ranked #1 in Orthopedic Surgery in the US. She was previously employed at NYC Health and Hospital Corporation for fourteen years as a Chief Financial Officer, Associate Director- Finance and Budget Analyst.
Ms. Davis is a proud Life Member of the National Association Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. and a graduate of its’ Leadership Institute. She is the Governor Elect of the Northeast District (2017-2019), Treasurer of The New Rochelle Club and has served as Vice Governor, Northeast District, Internal Technology Chair, Northeast District and President of the Bronx Club. She has served as the National Internal Technology Chair of NANBPWC Inc. since 2011. She is a member of the Greater Bronx (NY) Chapter of The Links and is the chair of the Health and Human Services facet.
Ms. Davis is a devoted and dedicated member of Bronx Christian Fellowship Church, Bronx, NY, where she serves as a trustee and in other church ministries, under the leadership of Pastors Que and Tim English. She is Board Treasurer for Bronx Clergy Criminal Justice Roundtable. She provides workshops and serves as a panel speaker for women in the Professional Women’s Group and Associate Professional Women’s Group with Dress for Success, an organization close to her heart.
Ms. Davis is married to the love of her life, Troy Davis and has a son Nicholas. She has an extended household of her niece, Jasmine (14), mother-in-law Yvonne and sister-in-law Melissa. She is also a proud aunt of Lauryn and Malcolm.
District Vice-Governor ~ Cassandra Lang
Cassandra C. Lang concurs with Marian Wright Edelman when she contends that “service is the rent we pay to be living. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.” She dedicated her life to community service at an early age and continues working toward making this a better world in which to live, work and recreate.
Cassandra’s professional experience as a manager includes more than twenty years of service at Southern Connecticut State University where currently she serves as the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the Undergraduate Admissions. As a member of the enrollment management team, Cassandra oversees the department budget and supervises the clerical operation of the department. In addition, she is the President of AFSCME Local 478 with a membership that encompasses over 400 members.
Her membership with the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., began as a charter member of the Elm City Youth Club where she served as the First Vice President. She was a member of the Tennessee State Beta Psi Club; President of the Elm City Young Adult Club (1982 to 1985) and Northeast District Director of the Youth, Young Adult, and Young Men (1985 to 1989). National service includes being a member of the evaluations committee (2013). She is the Immediate Past President of the Elm City Adult Club and Northeast District Recording Secretary. She is also President Emeritus of the Sojourner Network of Democratic Women and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
It is Cassandra’s goal to increase and strengthen the leadership and educational opportunities by working closely with Madame Governor and her fellow district officers to create a series of workshops/presentations/and on-hands projects that will be a part of the Northeast District meetings and conferences. Her life’s motto is “If I can touch one somebody then my living won’t be in vain.”
Director of Membership ~ Lorrie Ayers-Hutchinson
Born and raised in Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn, Lorrie received an excellent education from NYC public schools and Medgar Evers College, CUNY. After holding both creative and administrative jobs in the private and public sector, she joined the team of Community School District 13 where she provides support and resources to parents, staff and the community for the purpose of supporting student achievement. Lorrie is excited to support district initiatives including the creation of the District Family Resource Center and engaging the community around the topic of equity and access. Happily married to George Hutchinson, founding member of 500 Men Making a Difference and creator of the Race for Excellence Mentoring Program her love story reminds you that it is never too late for love. Her son, Shane, whom she credits with her involvement in community activities is an entrepreneur. Lorrie currently serves on the Executive Board of the Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc. and Pearls for Her, an organization for women over 40.
Since receiving the Brooklyn Club Community Service Award in 2009, she has become an active member. Positions held include: Second Vice President- Youth Leader, First Vice President, Founder’s Day Chair, Ticket Chair, Scholarship Committee, NED BRIM Representative and NED Youth Leader. Lorrie is the President-elect of the Brooklyn Club, NANBPWC, Inc.
Recording Secretary ~ Jessica A. Taylor
My name is Jessica A. Taylor and I am a long-time resident of Roselle, NJ. I like, Governor Davis have attended catholic school most of my life. I received my college preparatory diploma from Union Catholic Regional HS of Scotch Plains, NJ (2010), and has pursued and achieved higher education at Montclair State University of Montclair, NJ where I have received a Bachelor of Arts in Justice Studies with a concentration of Justice and Families (2014) and a Master of Arts Degree in Child Advocacy and Policy (2016).
Currently, I am a Paralegal of a prestigious law firm in Morristown, NJ and has been previously employed as a legal assistant for 4 years. As being a Business and Professional Woman, I anticipate furthering my education and attending law school in 2020 to pursue my dream of becoming a judge in the juvenile justice system. My hope is to change the language of how we address juvenile delinquency to avoid future recidivism and to improve the quality of life of youth who may be looked upon as “troubled”.
In my free time, I enjoy serving my community. Community service is imperative for our communities to thrive! Service is something I am no stranger to. From serving my community in a multitude of capacities starting at an early age, I have learned very expeditiously to be quick to give and slow to take. As I serve my community, I am a mentor and board member of the Concrete Rose Project of Roselle, NJ and the Secretary and active member of the Urban League of Union County Young Professionals. The book of Matthew 20:26 states “but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant”. I desire for my life’s work to be impactful and enriching to others.
I send you sisterly love from the North Jersey Unit Club where I am a proud club sister and serve as current Recording Secretary. Fairly new to the organization, I was inducted into our highly respected organization November of 2017. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve the MIGHTY North East District of NANBPWC, Inc. and to bring new ideas and concepts to and for our organization.
Financial Secretary ~ Amini Mills
Hello my name is Amini Mills. I am a wife and mother two sons (ages 14 and 7). I am an environmental engineer with seventeen years of experience providing environmental compliance support for both private, industrial and Federal clients. I assist them with implementing regulations associated with air quality, surface water and stormwater discharges, industrial wastewater handling, and hazardous waste. I have worked, primarily in the Tri-State area, but have experience in Florida, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Arkansas and other States. I have also managed remediation and construction projects with budgets ranging up to $300,000. To offset my professional life and contribute to my local community, I joined the Union County Club of the N.A.N.B.P.W.C. in 2010. Since joining the Club, I have provided technical support for Club programs including preparation of flyers and other associated documents. I served as the Fundraising Chair, Co-Chair for Club Luncheon and the Journal chair. In September 2017, I will start my second term as First-Vice President of the Club. During my tenure as First-Vice President I have chaired the Club’s Programs Committee and was responsible for the preparation of the Year-End Report and all other submissions related to Programs. Additionally, I implemented a Health and Safety Moment at our Club Meetings to discuss various health and personal-safety issues and to provide tips and resources to help mitigate the issues.
Treasurer ~ Angela Kulesz
I began my “B&P” journey in the Central Jersey Youth Club (CJYC). I was in the 8th grade. The first office that I held was Treasurer. When I graduated from Neptune High School, I was President of CJYC. I then attended North Carolina A & T State University where I studied computer science. After 2 years, for personal reasons, I dropped out and took a job as a bank teller while attending community college. I then realized that you cannot pay rent on a teller’s salary. I moved on to cash processing (accounts receivable) at New Jersey Natural Gas Co.
My supervisor and co-workers were members of the Central Jersey Club. As I moved through the ranks and finished my 4 year degree at Thomas A. Edison State College, I joined the adult club in 2000 and became a life member in 2004. I served as Correspondence Secretary, I am in the middle of my 2nd term as Treasurer, and served as Fundraising Chair on the district level.
At NJNG, I was promoted to Accounting Clerk II. I started looking for a change and ended up working at the Theater at Lincoln Center as their Budget Manager. I moved on to AIG to be their Manager of Reinsurance Accounting / Financial Reporting.
I hope to bring to expertise to the position of Treasurer for the Might Nor’ East.
Youth Leader ~ Cynthia Farmer Streeter
Cynthia was inducted in the Elm City Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. in May 2014 where she has served as the Fundraising Chair, Publicity Chair and elected Youth Leader in 2017. She has participated on many committees, such as leadership, scholarship, youth advisory, by-laws, senior outreach, holiday baskets, service walks, and Founders’ Day. On behalf of the club she has co-chaired the African American Women’s Summit and supported it for many years. The Elm City Club bestowed Cynthia with the Club Appreciation Award in 2017. Cynthia is a Life Member believing in commitment and dedication to NANBPWC, Inc. and recently joined the Life Membership Guild.
For many decades Cynthia has been in medical specialty sales and marketing. She has been a college faculty lecturer for ten years teaching undergraduate and graduate students marketing, global management and advertising. Cynthia attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Drexel University, earning a BS in Biological Sciences. She has an MBA from the University of Connecticut in International Business and minor in Marketing.
Cynthia has volunteered at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History for ten years, leading the Teen Summit at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, J. Legacy of Environmental and Social Justice community event. She is the past President of the Peabody Associates Council, past Vice President, Chair of Peabody on the Road and a member of many committees. Cynthia is a Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and past President of New Haven Alumnae Chapter. Her leadership in the sorority was paved by experience as a Vice President, Treasurer, with many committee positions including Fundraising Chair and Delta Academy & GEMS. Cynthia’s personal mantra is “commitment, cooperation, communication and community.” She enjoys concerts, travel and mentoring young people to have a positive vision of themselves and their future.
Parliamentarian ~ Honorable Robin Lynn Wilson
The Honorable Robin Lynn Wilson was appointed to the Connecticut Superior Court bench in May 2003, by Governor John G. Rowland. In January 2011, Governor Dannel P. Malloy appointed Judge Wilson to a second eight-year term on the bench. Judge Wilson has presided over criminal and juvenile cases, and is presently assigned to the New Haven Judicial District where she presides over complex civil cases, including medical malpractice cases, automobile cases involving severe and significant injuries and commercial contract cases. Judge Wilson was recently honored by the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association (CTLA) with the CTLA 2017 Judicial Award. This award is given annually by the CTLA to a Judge who exemplifies legal scholarship and judicial excellence.
As Dr. Martin Luther King said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing for others.” Judge Wilson joined the Elm City Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. in 1986 as a Young Adult where she held the office of Recording Secretary and served on numerous committees. In 1991, Judge Wilson became a member of the Adult Club and has served on numerous committees, including Bylaws where she served as chair. Judge Wilson was appointed Parliamentarian by President Cassandra Lang in 2013. As Chair of the Bylaws Committee, Judge Wilson along with her committee conducted an exhaustive review and revision of the Elm City Club’s Bylaws which were officially published in September 2015. Judge Wilson is honored to serve as District Parliamentarian. As District Parliamentarian, it is Judge Wilson’s goal to work with Madame Governor, her executive team and the local clubs, to develop a strong governing document by conducting a thorough review and revision of the NED Bylaws.
Judge Wilson is also a member of the New Haven Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary, Court 266 and the Knnnnnights of Peter Claver Ladies of Grace 4th Degree Sister Harrall Chapter #33, where she presently serves as the Scribe (Recording Secretary). In 2006, Judge Wilson was appointed by the Mayor of the City of New Haven to the City of New Haven Youth Commission where she serves to enhance the lives of New Haven’s youth by ensuring they receive the necessary services to empower them to become productive citizens. Judge Wilson is committed to the betterment of her community through her work in community service, and is especially committed to mentoring youth. She truly believes that “our youth is our democracy and our legacy”.