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Yvonne Nambe-Roach


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Brent Scott

Vice President

Brent Draper Scott, Delta Mu Delta Honors Society. Teaches MBA/MSOL Studies at Mercy College of New York. Brent's career has taken two tracks, business leadership and public interest advocacy

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Kathy Lisenco


Kathy Lisenco

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Linda Robinson

Financial Secretary

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Cathy Sutherland


Catherine Sutherland has been a resident of West Orange since 1983 and a member of CBC (Concerned Black Citizens) and WOAHO (West Orange African Heritage Organization) since 1986. As a member of the West Orange African Heritage Organization, Catherine served as Membership Chair, assisted in the Tutoring Program and is currently Treasurer.

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Robert Simmons


Robert Simmons

Committee Chairs

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Kashon Abdul-Qadir

Website & Family Outreach

Kashon is a mother of two, wife and business owner. Kashon relocated her family from Wayne, NJ to West Orange in 2015 and absolutely love the town. Kashon enjoyed a wonderful fourteen year career education as a teacher and Director for Career Education in the Paterson Public Schools and Newark Public Schools. She resigned in 2017 to launch her two business ventures. Kashon brings her educational experiences, social and business savvy to help create unique ways to engage new young families that have moved to the West Orange area.

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Cynthia Hadley-Bailey

Marketing & Website 

Cynthia Hadley-Bailey was born and raised in the Bronx New York. York. She graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, earning an Associate of Arts Degree and Bachelor of Arts in Community Relations. She has resided in West Orange for over 30 years and very active in the community. She is the past chair of PASSE, a special education group in West Orange, West Orange Human Relations Commission, president of the West Orange African Heritage Organization and the Rotary Club of West Orange.


Carol Black-Lemon

Marketing & Website 

Carol is an active community artist, volunteer and member of several art organizations. She is Co-Chair of the West Orange Arts Council, and Co-founder and facilitator of an artist discussion group, Creative Connection. She studied media art for advertising at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and was an art director for many years before starting her own art & design business. Her focus these days is on creating art and bringing creative and cultural awareness to her community by helping others to express their hidden creativity.


Deborah Robinson

Membership & Education

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Rosary Morelli

Senior Advisor

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Doris Moses

Tutoring Coordinator

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Terry Trigg- Scales


Terry Trigg- Scales and her husband Errol moved to West Orange in 1984. They have one son, Jonathan. She is a career educator, who worked in the Montclair Public Schools for 38 years where she retired as Assistant Superintendent. She is active with the Essex County Retirees Education Association and served as president . She is currently CEO of Terry Trigg-Scales & Associates, education consultants.

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Christopher Shults, PhD


Christopher Shults, PhD is the Dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Strategic Planning and Chief Strategist at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. He has earned both a PhD and MA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology with honors from Morgan State University. Dr. Shults has authored multiple books and journal articles, consulted with numerous colleges and organizations, and continues as an adjunct professor. He has also served on several boards, as a lay minister for the UMC, a big brother, and as the lead chef (6 years) for a single mom’s ministry. Most importantly, he has been married for 25 years and is the father of three children attending public schools in West Orange.

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