Former Regional Directors



L. Pearl Mitchell*: 1st Great Lakes Regional Director, 1929-1930

Margaret Davis Bowen: 2nd Great Lakes Regional Director, 1931

Mattie Dalton Jackson: 3rd Great Lakes Regional Director, 1932-1934

Beulah T. Whitby*: 4th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1934-1946

Wilbretta Pope Johnson*: 5th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1937-1938

Irene A. Graves*: 6th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1938-1940

Juanita Davis Webster*: 7th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1941-1942

Laura Thelma Fife Lovelace*: 8th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1943-1946

Ruth M. Thomas Hargrave*: 9th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1948-1950

Fannette B. Norris*: 10th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1950-1954

Gwendolyn C. Goldston*: 11th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1954-1958

La Rue Frederick*: 12th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1958-1962

Bernice I. Sumlin*: 13th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1962-1966

Thelma C. Hollis*: 14th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1966-1968

Altha C. Brown*: 15th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1968-1972

Eva L. Evans, Ph.D.: 16th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1972-1974

Madelyn H. Giddens*: 17th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1974-1978

Gloria S. Smith, Ph.D.: 18th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1978-1982

Bella G. Parker, Ph.D.: 19th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1982-1986

Ann C. Battles: 20th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1986-1988

Emma Lilly Henderson: 21st Great Lakes Regional Director, 1988-1990

Phyllis E. Robinson, Ph.D.: 22nd Great Lakes Regional Director, 1990-1994

Patricia Petty-Wilson: 23rd Great Lakes Regional Director, 1994-1998

Rachel E. Ashburn Mallory: 24th Great Lakes Regional Director, 1998-2002

Pamela L. Redden, MD: 25th Great Lakes Regional Director, 2002-2006

Schylbea Jean Hopkins: 26th Great Lakes Regional Director, 2006-2010

Charlene Truitt Nelson: 27th Great Lakes Regional Director, 2010-2014

Toni S. Kendrick: 28th Great Lakes Regional Director, 2014-2018

*Deceased


A History of the Great Lakes Region - Every Chapter's History Is Precious 1924-2010,
Published and Copyright 2010, Editor-Octavia Walters Cabey