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Past Presidents

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man or woman.” Every great enterprise of the world begins with the thinking and vision of one person and, on that thinking; other builders contribute their talents, energies and ideals. Our National Auxiliary is the lengthened shadow of its founder, Mrs. Alma Wells Givens, and other presidents who had a vision and the ability to make our organization an accomplished fact.

  • 2022–2023 Mrs. Marion E. Grace
    Forestville , NY
    (Jeffrey Grace )
    Theme: “Mitigating Disparities In Healthcare in a Post-Pandemic World”
  • 2021–2022 Mrs. Christine Williams, MBA
    Washington, DC
    Theme: “A Call for Action against COVID-19, Opioid Misuse, HIV/AIDS, and Vaping in the African American Community”
  • 2019–2021 Mrs. Lady Marie Hammonds, RN
    Washington, DC
    Theme: “Keeping the fight against Opiod and COVID-19 Tragedy Center Stage (with a strong focus on youngest victims: ( Newborn babies) through pro-active Measures of enhanced prevention, treatment access and education in the African American ”
  • 2018–2019 Gloria B. Goodwin, MSW
    Jacksonville, NC
    Theme: “C.O.P.E.: Continuing the Fight of Opioid Addiction Through Prevention, Education, and Behavioral Therapies in the African-American Communities.”
  • 2017–2018 Theresa O. Powell, RN
    Decatur, Alabama
    Theme: “Improving the Health of African-American Communities by Raising Awareness on Gaining Access to Healthcare Initiatives and Programs”
  • 2015–2016 Judge Morris L. Overstreet*
    Houston, Texas
    (Carla Ortique)
    Theme: “Reducing Health Disparities Through a Heart Healthy Lifestyle”
  • 2014–2015 Velva S. Clark, RN, BS*
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
    Theme: “Advocating and Engaging Our Behavior into Good Health”
  • 2013–2014 Helen Kinard Scott, DPA
    Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Theme: “Combating Health Disparities through Health Education and Healthy Solutions”
  • 2012–2013 Sharon C. Melvin, R.N., MPH
    Wilson, North Carolina
    Theme: “Building a Healthier & Safer World Through Partnerships, Community Service and Volunteerism – A Call to Service”
  • 2011–2012 Vivienne M. Hewitt, Esq.
    Matawan, New Jersey
    Theme: “Promoting Strategies to Enhance Positive Mental Health Habits: A Healthy Mind for a Healthy Body”
  • 2010–2011 Mrs. Michele Gandy, R.N.
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Theme: “Leading a Collaborative Effort in Health, Wellness and Prevention”
  • 2009–2010 Judge Morris L. Overstreet*
    Houston, Texas
    (Carla Ortique)
    Theme: “Reducing Health Disparities Through Proper Nutrition and Physical Exercise.”
  • 2008–2009 Mr. James M. Fultz, Jr.*
    Midlothian, VA
    (Lornel Tompkins)
    Theme: “Striving to Beat the Odds: The African American Men's Health Challenge.”
  • 2007–2008 Dr. Ruth V. Creary
    Beverly Hills, CA
    Theme: “Advancing Health, Enterprise and the American Dream - Project AHEAD.”
  • 2006–2007 Mrs. Rose E. McRae
    Theme: “Promoting Healthcare through Opportunity, Prevention & Education”
  • 2005–2006 Beverly J. Anderson, Ph.D
    Fort Washington, Maryland
    (Ronald )
    Theme: “Advancing the Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Financial Health of African Americans”
  • 2004–2005 Mrs. Dorothy Jean Smith*
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Theme: “Eliminating Health Disparities Through Valid Service to the Underserved”
  • 2003–2004 Mrs. Pamela Freeman Fobbs, JD
    Clovis, California
    Theme: “Heal Our Land”
  • 2002–2003 Mrs. Janis O. Hadnott*
    San Antonio, Texas
    Theme: “ANMA/NMA-A Partnership That Must Be Preserved If We Are To Survive the 21st Century - Health Care Among Minorities Still Suffers, How We Address The Disparities Is Crucial.”
  • 2001–2002 Mrs. Mauree Ayton*
    Washington, DC
    Theme: “Health in the New Millennium: Eliminating Disparities - Empowerment for Change”
  • 2000–2011 Mrs. Dolores Caffey-Fleming
    Ranch Palos Verdes, California
    (Arthur W.)
    Theme: “Setting the Pace for Optimum Health Through Healthy Lifestyle Choices”
  • 1999–2000 Mrs. Delores Dalton
    Midlothian, Virginia
    (Randall E.)
    Theme: “Strengthening Families to Create Healthier Communities”
  • 1998–1999 Mrs.Sharman Dennis
    Washington, DC
    (Gary C.)
    Theme: “We Are Who Our Ancestor Were - Looking Back As We Move Forward in Fulfilling Our Obligation to Improve the Status of Health Care Through Commitment, Respect and Partnership”
  • 1997–1998 Mrs. Vickie Butcher
    San Diego, California
    (Richard O.*)
    Theme: “Designing our Destiny for the 21st Century: A Healthy Youth and Elderly Population at Home and Abroad”
  • 1996–1997 Mrs. Gloria Dunmore
    Washington, DC
    Theme: “Investing in Youth and the Elderly…Our Challenge for the 21st Century”
  • 1995–1996 Mrs. Betty Graves
    Los Angeles, California
    Theme: “Making Olympian Strides Toward Improved Health Care”
  • 1994–1995 Mrs. Gladys Bransford
    Houston, Texas
    Theme: “Violence and Its Effect on Our Future Generation”
  • 1993–1994 Mrs. Sandra Murdock
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Theme: “Health Education: A Remedy To Change A Society at Risk”
  • 1992–1993 Mrs. Janet Turner
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Theme: “Accessible Quality Health Care for All - A Fundamental Right not Just a Privilege”
  • 1991–1992 Mrs. Mae S. Walton
    Washington, DC
    (Tracy M.*)
    Theme: “Emotional and Optimal Health: The Black Family's Priority”
  • 1990–1991 Mrs. Donna Rice
    Columbia, Maryland
    Theme: “Mobilizing for Improved Health Status for Black Americans in the 1990's: Unifying for Survival”
  • 1989–1990 Mrs.Anna Harris
    Houston, Texas
    (Robert B.)
    Theme: “Health Preservation: A Challenge for Survival”
  • 1988–1989 Mrs. Daisy Bailey*
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Theme: “Setting Goals - Meeting Challenges: Striving for Excellence For a Better World”
  • 1987–1988 Mrs. Mary Thompson*
    Oakland, California
    Theme: “Health and Education: A Strong Legacy for Black Youth”
  • 1986–1987 Mrs. Ruby Franks*
    Temple Hills, Maryland
    Theme: “Make a Commitment, Dare to Be Involved”
  • 1985–1986 Mrs. Jennie Davidson*
    New Rochelle, New York
    (Arthur T.*)
    Theme: “Cancer, Drug Abuse: National Priority, National Crisis”
  • 1984–1985 Mrs. Mildred Lord
    Houston, Texas
    (Edward A. R.*)
    Theme: “Building Bridges: Back to Basics Through Nutrition and Parenting”
  • 1983–1984 Mrs. Anne Smith-e-Incas*
    Groveport, Ohio
    Theme: “Working in Concert and Harmony to Broaden the Base and Strengthen the Foundation of ANMA to Insure a Proud Legacy for Future Generations”
  • 1982–1983 Mrs. Margurite Mazique*
    Washington, DC
    (Edward C.*)
    Theme: “Improving the Quality of Life Through Services to Children and Youth”
  • 1981–1982 Mrs. Vera Ricketts*
    Los Angeles, California
    (W. Newton)
    Theme: “Focusing on Cancer Awareness and Youth Concerns”
  • 1980–1981 Mrs. Robbie Chissell*
    Baltimore, Maryland
    (H. Garland*)
    Theme: “Health Care of the 80's - Making a Difference”
  • 1979–1980 Mrs. Kay Richards*
    Yeadon, Pennsylvania
    (Carlton C.*)
    Theme: “The Year of the Child - Broaden and Support Services to Youth of Our Community”
  • 1978–1979 Mrs. Laura H. Tompkins
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    (William G.*)
    Theme: “Survival in the Universe - Focus on Self Development and Relationships with Others”
  • 1977–1978 Mrs. Lillian Nixon*
    San Francisco, California
    Theme: “Quality of Life - Our Priority - Maintain Good Health - Prolong the Life Span”
  • 1976–1977 Mrs. Frances Alle*
    Eastville, Virginia
    Theme: “Focus on Health Care - The IN Thing”
  • 1975–1976 Mrs. Helene Cave*
    Brooklyn, New York
    (Vernal C.*)
    Theme: “The Accent is on You - The Involved Person”
  • 1974–1975 Mrs. Ola B Reed*
    Pine Bluff, Arkansas
    Theme: “Pioneers of the 30's - Blazing the Trail for Youth, Our Most Valuable Natural Resource”
  • 1973–1974 Mrs. Hazel Maxwell*
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    (John W.*)
    Theme: “Health Care - Challenge and Opportunity”
  • 1972–1973 Mrs. Alice Davis
    Washington, DC
    (T. Wilkins*)
    Theme: “Health Care of the Seventies - A Bold Approach”
  • 1971–1972 Mrs. Mary Stewart*
    Detroit, Michigan
    Theme: “Bridging the Gaps”
  • 1970–1971 Mrs. Alice Bledsoe*
    Los Angeles, California
    (Ralph E.*)
    Theme: “Key to the 70's - A Decade for Action”
  • 1969–1970 Mrs. Anne Jordan*
    Savannah, Georgia
    (Carl R.*)
    Theme: “Health Involvement Here and Now - A Monumental Image”
  • 1968–1969 Mrs. Marian Capps*
    Norfolk, Virginia
    (John W*)
    Theme: “Focusing on Problems of Dynamic Dimensions-Medical Careers, Mental Health, Sex Education”
  • 1967–1968 Mrs. Wilhelmina Thomas*
    Washington, DC
    (Ashley O.*)
    Theme: “Profile of New Dimensions-Highlighting Personal and Family Living and Sex Education”
  • 1966–1967 Mrs. Julia Long*
    Union, South Carolina
    Theme: “Focus on Contemporary Needs and Conditions”
  • 1965–1966 Mrs. Gwendolyn Davis
    High Point, North Carolina
    (Murray B)
    Theme: “Be Wise, Capitalize on Excellence”
  • 1964–1965 Mrs. Essie Tucker*
    Santa Monica, California
    (Marcus O.*)
    Theme: “Meeting the Challenge in an Era of Revolution”
  • 1963–1964 Mrs. Alice Wiggins*
    Camden, New Jersey
    Theme: “Insure Our Future - Keep Interested, Informed, Involved”
  • 1962–1963 Lottie Bailey Harris, M.D.*
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Theme: “Creating New Images Through Service, Leadership, Initiative”
  • 1961–1962 Mrs. Celonia Walden
    Baltimore, Maryland
    (Emerson C.*)
    Theme: “Sound Investments in Health Careers”
  • 1960–1961 Mrs. Erma Cornish*
    Washington, DC
    (Pinyon L.*)
    Theme: “The Crucial Challenges of Our Times”
  • 1959–1960 Mrs. E. Emily Hedgeman*
    Detroit, Michigan
    Theme: “Action Through Leadership”
  • 1958–1959 Mrs. Mattie Collier*
    Hot Springs, Arkansas
    Theme: “Fulfillment Through a Dynamic Guidance of Youth”
  • 1957–1958 Mrs. G. P. Schanck*
    Orlando, Florida
    Theme: “To Foster Ideals of Better Living”
  • 1956–1957 Mrs. Alice Hayes*
    Niagara Falls, New York
    (Charles B.*)
    Theme: “Rebuilding Sound Values in a Delinquent Society”
  • 1955–1956 Mrs. Bennie McLendon*
    Atlanta, Georgia
    (F. Earl*)
    Theme: “New Horizons in Service to Handicapped Youth”
  • 1954–1955 Mrs. W. E. Pannell
    Clarksville, Tennessee
    Theme: “Today's Challenge Becomes Tomorrow's Promise”
  • 1953–1954 Mrs. R. Stillman Smith*
    Macon, Georgia
    Theme: “Building Today for a Better Tomorrow by Pulling Together”
  • 1952–1953 Mrs. J. M. Knox*
    Detroit, Michigan
    Theme: “Working Together for a Democracy by Sharing Our Good with Others”
  • 1951–1952 Mrs. Alvin Scott Mason*
    Salem, New Jersey
    Theme: “Working Today for a Better World Tomorrow”
  • 1950–1951 Mrs. Eunice Matthews*
    Washington, DC
    Theme: “Developing Better Human Relations”
  • 1949–1950 Mrs. Henrine Knaive*
    Laurel, Mississippi
    Theme: “Working together”
  • 1948–1949 Mrs. Letteria Dalton*
    Lima, Ohio
    Theme: “Unifying the Nation, Beginning with Ourselves in Our Community”
  • 1947–1948 Mrs. D. N. Miller*
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Theme: “Woman's Role in a Changing Social Pattern of Current Problems”
  • 1946–1947 Mrs. Lenora Freeman*
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Theme: “Facing The Rising Sun”
  • 1945–1946 Mrs. J. E. Alexander*
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Theme: “Woman's Place in a Changing World”
  • 1943–1945 Mrs. W. G. Alexander*
    Orange, New Jersey
    Theme: “A Woman's Part in Post War Planning”
  • 1941–1943 Dr. Bessie B. Small*
    Denton, Maryland
    Theme: “Social Hygiene and Civilian Defense”
  • 1940–1941 Mrs. D.W. Byrd*
    Norfolk, Virginia
    Theme: “American Defense and Child Welfare”
  • 1939–1940 Mrs. W.W. Dumas*
    Natchez, Mississippi
  • 1938–1939 Mrs. Roscoe Giles*
    Chicago, Illinois
  • 1936–1938 Mrs. Alma Wells Givens*
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • * Deceased


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