Board Spotlight


The former Johnnie Raye McMillian, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Fayetteville University and a Masters of Education Degree from the University of Miami. After that she was certified by the State of Florida in areas of: Elementary Education, Educational Leadership, Guidance and Counseling, Social Studies, Mental Retardation, and Specific Learning Disabilities. She retired from the Miami-Dade County Public Schools after a 39 year successful career that took her from the classroom to an Educational/Placement Specialist, ESE; Interim ESE Director, Region IV; Interim Principal, Westview Elementary and Summer Principal, Floral Heights Elementary School. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Miami-Dade College, Florida Memorial and Nova University. At the Miami Dade County Public School District level, she served as Director, Title I Program and District Director, Alternative Education Programs, where she was directly responsible for Juvenile Justice and Teen Parent Programs. She is the proud mother of three adult children, Ronald, Norman, II and Treska; and the loving grandmother of Amber, Chalice, Khari and Destinee.

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Gloria Jean Sweet-Love

Gloria Jean Sweet-Love has been President of the Tennessee State Conference NAACP since January, 1996. Under her leadership, the TN State Conference has become a force to be reckoned with in the Civil Rights Advocacy and Policy arena.

During her tenure, she has established an Annual Legislative Day on the Hill and Race Relations Summit.  She is currently establishing the first Excellence & Equity in Education (EXCEL) program for at risk students.

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Karen Boykin-Towns

During her nearly 20-year career, Karen Boykin-Towns has succeeded in high-profile positions in both government and the private sector. The theme connecting all of her professional positions, from her “fresh-out-of-college” job as a legislative staffer in state government to her current position as Vice President, Public Affairs, Global Sites for Pfizer Inc, has been her ability to take on strong challenges—often in newly created leadership roles—and deliver results.

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Clayola Brown

Clayola Brown began serving as National President of the A. Philip Randolph Institute, located in Washington, D.C., in August 2004– the first female to serve in that role.

Ms. Brown’s lifelong commitment to labor activism began in her hometown of Charlestown, South Carolina, where she—alongside her activist mother—campaigned to organize the Manhattan Shirt Factory.

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Hazel N. Dukes

Hazel N. Dukes is President of the NAACP New York State Conference and a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, a member of the NAACP Executive Committee and well as and active member of various NAACP board sub-committees.  Ms. Dukes is a woman of great strength and courage.  Her dedication to human rights and equality is exemplified by her role linking business, government and social causes.  Ms. Dukes is an active and dynamic leader who is known for her unselfish and devoted track record for improving the quality of life in New York State.

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Alice A. Huffman

Alice A. Huffman began her tenure as President of the California NAACP January 2000. Under her leadership, the organization has accelerated into one of the most sought after organizations in California’s policy arena. The State NAACP office is in downtown Sacramento two blocks from the state Capitol. She employs a small staff to advocate on key civil rights issues. She believes that the NAACP is the constant voice for low income African Americans and students trapped in low performing schools or the criminal justice system. She is a member of the National Board of Directors of the NAACP.

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For more information regarding the NAACP National Board of Directors, or to request a speaking engagement, please contact the NAACP Board Relations Office at 410-580-5138

NAACP National Board Officers

Chairman Roslyn M. Brock

Vice Chairman Leon W. Russell

Assistant Secretary Carolyn Q. Coleman

Treasurer Jesse Turner, Jr.

Assistant Treasurer Leonard F. Springs

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