Leadership

Over our nearly 75-year history, 17 trailblazing women have served at the helm of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation, Incorporated. Under the transformative leadership of our national presidents, as well as current and past national officers and members of our Executive Council and Governance Committee, The Links has grown into a leading voice in black communities across the world.

National Officers

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.

National  President
Arlington (VA) Chapter

Ethel Isaacs Williams, J.D.

National Vice President
West Palm Beach (FL) Chapter

Crystal L. Kendrick

National Recording Secretary
Queen City (OH) Chapter

Ethelyn S. Bowers

National Treasurer
South Jersey (NJ) Chapter

Tyna D. Davis, Ed.D.

National Parliamentarian
Montgomery (AL) Chapter

Raynetta C. Waters

National Nominating Chair
Asheville (NC) Chapter

National Presidents

Sarah Strickland Scott

Co-Founder
1st National President
1949-1953

Margaret Rosell Hawkins

Co-Founder
2nd National President
1953-1957

Pauline Weeden Maloney

3rd National President
1957-1961

Vivian J. Beamon

4th National President
1962-1970

Helen Gray Edmonds

5th National President
1970-1974

Pauline Ellison

6th National President
1974-1978

Julia Brogdon Purnell

7th National President
1978-1982

Dolly Desselle Adams

8th National President
1982-1986

Regina Jollivette Frazier

9th National President
1986-1990

Marion Elizabeth Schultz Sutherland

10th National President
1990-1994

Patricia Russell-McCloud

11th National President
1994-1998

Barbara Dixon Simpkins

12th National President
1998-2002

Gladys Gary Vaughn

13th National President
2002-2006

Gwendolyn B. Lee

14th National President
2006-2010

Margot James Copeland

15th National President
2010-2014

Glenda Newell-Harris

16th National President
2014-2018

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard

17th National President
Present