Board Of Directors

Stephanie Dilworth

Stephanie Dilworth

Chair

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Stephanie Dilworth has worked at the University of Minnesota for 20+ years, initially as Internal Auditor and currently as Chief Financial Manager for the College of Design. During her tenure, Stephanie served as Chair of the Civil Service Committee. In that capacity she was instrumental in the creation of the Staff Appreciation Day and the President’s Emerging Leaders program. She also represented the College of Design Professional and Administrative (P&A) employee group as a P&A Senator on the University Senate. Stephanie received the Civil Service/ Bargaining Unit Service Award, the President’s Award for Outstanding Service and the Outstanding Professional & Administrative Award from the College of Design. Stephanie is the 22nd National President of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Incorporated. She is currently serving on the Give MN Board as Treasurer and the Pilgrim Baptist Church Board of Trustees as Chair. Stephanie Dilworth has a BS in Zoology from the University of Michigan and a BS in Accounting from the University of Minnesota. She also obtained her Certified Internal Auditor designation.
Nicole Ford

Nicole Ford

Vice Chair

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Nicole Darden Ford is an IT Strategic leader with 20+ years of success spanning the Federal Government and Corporate Venues. Nicole has held a variety of leadership roles within the private sector and federal government, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff. She has extensive knowledge and application experience in cyber security, cyber forensics and homeland security practices. In her most recent role, as the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Carrier she is responsible for Information Security and Product (IOT) Cyber security, globally. Prior to joining Carrier, Nicole was the Vice President of Information Security and the Chief Information Security Officer for Baxter International Inc. where shehad global responsibility for Information Security, as well as Information Governance and IT Quality Compliance. Nicole joined Baxter in December 2016 as the Vice President of Information Security and Chief Information Security Officer from Venable LLP, an AMLAW 100 law firm, where she was Director of Information Security. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia. She holds the C|CISO, CISM, CEH and CISSP certifications. She served in leadership roles for various Baxter employee groups, including the Global Inclusion Council, African American Leadership Council and Baxter Women Leaders.She has held board roles on the H-ISAC, NTSC and Evanta Governing Board
Shantanoo Govilkar

Shantanoo Govilkar

Programs

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Shantanoo is a natural leader with a passion for Customer Service and ‘getting things done’! For the last 30 years, he has successfully demonstrated his revenue generation, leadership, relationship, delivery management, and community contribution skills throughout his career. He brings high-energy, excellent work ethics, and a ‘can do’ attitude backed by a solid track record. He is often invited to speak at industry events on the topics of IT Strategy, Analytics, and Cybersecurity. His beliefs center on ‘Creating Value through Trust and Integrity’ principle whether it is for the customer or for personal relationships. In addition to LMPF, he contributes to the causes of ImprovingMinds, Gary Community Partnership project in USA, as well as Orphan Girl Care Homes in India. His family includes his wife, Tanuja, and daughter, Shweta. Shantanoo likes reading books, playing chess, and traveling as his leisure activities.
Pamela Kearse

Pamela Kearse

Governance

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Pam Kearse is a seasoned corporate lawyer with a passion for mentoring and inspiring youth from various backgrounds.  She joins the LMPF board with over 15 years of experience as a business transactions attorney.  She received her LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulation from Georgetown University Law Center and her Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School.  She also obtained a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree from Georgia Tech.  Her professional experience includes careers at two major law firms in Boston, MA and Washington, D.C., a Big4 public accounting firm and a Fortune 7 healthcare company.
Cory Milam

Cory Milam

Executive Director

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Cory Darden Milam is a California native with a passion for technology and leadership development. As the Director of the Office of Innovation within the Office of Information Technology & Management at The Food and Drug Administration her focus is on enabling leading edge technologies, providing strategic direction to the agency’s scientific computing program and delivering collaborative knowledge management designed to enhance the agency’s ability to execute its mission to protect the public health. Ms. Milam has served in a wide array of Federal Government and private sector positions providing her extensive knowledge, experience, and application of project and program management practices. Ms. Milam has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems Management (University of the Potomac) and a Master of Science (Project Management) from The George Washington University. Currently, Cory celebrates more than 10 years of continuous service as she serves in the role of Chapter President for the award-winning Glamorous Gamma Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., the first African American Sorority created for business and professional Women. She is honored to serve on the National Headquarters Committee and continues in her role as a contributor to the Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation, the Sorority’s non-profit arm. Cory shares the legacy of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. with her sister, Soror Nicole.
Antoinette Murphy

Antoinette Murphy

Marketing

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Antoinette brings over 13 years of extensive communications experience from marketing to stakeholder engagement. She has broad expertise in branding, marketing, social media, book marketing and implementing integrated communications plans. Her experience also includes management positions for entrepreneurs, start-up communications & PR agencies, local government and 8a government contracting companies.

Most recently, she served as a senior program and project manager at the Department of Justice (DOJ), where she oversaw payment communications for the 9/11 Victims Fund. Prior to joining DOJ, Antoinette served as a senior project manager and marketing & communications strategist at NeighborWorks America, where she was the lead publisher and marketer of the book, “NeighborWorks Works.”  Antoinette led project based strategic communications and book marketing messaging counsel to NeighborWorks America 250-member networks. She also provided high-level communications support to leadership for overall visibility, branding alignment and messaging.  She has also held management positions at TCBoutik, NucoreVision Inc. and the International Life Sciences Institute. 

Antoinette holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from George Mason University and a Master of Business Administration, with a marketing focus from the University of Phoenix. She is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified. Antoinette enjoys watching movies, remaking her favorite foods into healthy versions, spending time with her family and hosting game night with her husband. 

Cheryl Scott

Cheryl Scott

Secretary

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My name is Dr. Cheryl L. Scott. I became a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., Gamma Tau Chapter 33 years ago in 1987. I am the immediate past President and the current Recording Secretaryfor Gamma Tau Chapter in the Central Region. I am also the Assistant Regional Director, Regional Scholarship Chairperson and Regional representative for Toys U Can’t Return and the Iota Mother’s Assistance Program.My education includes two undergraduate degrees 1) Zoology (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and 2) Medical Technology (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). I have also earned a Master’s degree and Ph. D in Plant Biology both from the U of MN-TC. I am a Professor at the U of MN-TCin the Biology Teaching and Learning Department and teach general biology. My hobbies include: reading, tennis, music and IOTA. As a member of the Lola Mercedes Parker Foundation Board I seek to promote initiatives that support African-American women, youth and familiesin education, financial stability and generational wealth.
KaShauna Spratley

KaShauna Spratley

Programs

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KaShauna G. Spratley, M.Ed., has over 15 years of experience as an Educator and working with youth with expertise in the areas of curriculum development, legal aspects & policies of special education, instructional strategies, program evaluation, transition and career guidance. KaShauna has served as a Special Education Teacher, School Case Manager, Graduation Facilitator and Career & Technical Education Resource Teacher.KaShauna is a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., and is the Immediate Past Chapter Presidentof the Gamma Zeta Chapter in Newport News, Virginia. During her administration, the chapter won numerous awards, recognition for programming and implementation of the sorority’s programs and projects. The most memorable achievements during her administration was earning the National Outstanding Chapter Award, National Outstanding Chapter President, and the National Youth Literary Award all for the 2017-18 sorority year, and the implementation of the chapter’s Toys “U” Can’t Return Workshops.KaShauna is the Founder & CEO of Kouture Events & Graphics, LLC where she also serves as a Freelance Graphic Designer.KaShaunaholds a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University and received her Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction from Averett University in 2001.KaShauna is also a license Nail Technician and enjoys all things beauty and fashion during her spare time. In addition to the beauty industry, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and experience new things.
Patricia Walker

Patricia Walker

Treasurer

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Patricia Walker has over 35+ years of Accounting experience. For the last 24 years, she has been working at Mitsubishi Motors North America in her current position as Manager of Payroll and Accounts Payable. Of course, with her accounting experience, her friends will always hand her the dinner bill to break down who owes what for dinner. She evaluated and recommended enhancements to the current financial systems. Acted as project leader on special projects concerning Payroll, Accounts Payable and/or disbursements.

Pat is a member and has held officer positions of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Crimson and Cream Community Foundation, Pages Readers Group and FEM Investment Group.

Pat received her MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Dorothy White

Dorothy White

23rd National President

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Mrs. White received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Jackson StateUniversity and her Master of Education in Early Childhood Advocacy Educationfrom National Louis University. During her thirty-three years as an educator,she taught First Grade, Kindergarten and Tuition-Based PrekindergartenAt Bouchet, she served on many committees, including the CurriculumCommittee, Professional Problems Committee, Quality Review Team, QuestProposal and Planning Team and the Primary Thematic Program DevelopmentCommittee. As a member of the Quest Team, she helped to write Curriculum Prototypes for the QuestCenter. She also worked as a teacher in the Y.I.P.P.I.E Drug Prevention Program and helped to establishthe Male Mentoring Group as a part of that program.As a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc., she served in many capacities on the local, regional andnational levels. Mrs. White believes that building a foundation for generational wealth will help toempower the African American community.

Board Of Advisors

Charlotte Berry

Charlotte Berry

National President Elect

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Mrs. Berry, is the National President Elect for Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.  She is active as a volunteer and serves on several boards in the Dallas and DeSoto areas.  Some of her volunteer commitments extend to the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, Texas Women’s Foundation and Texas State Senator Royce West’s Conrad Intern Program.

Professionally, she has worked in the private and non-profit sectors as both a manager and director.  Most recently she worked for the city of Desoto as the Victim Advocate for Family and Victim Violence.

She has a M. Ed from the University of Texas @ Arlington; B.A.A.S from the University of North Texas @ Denton, TX; certificates in Mid-level Management from El Centro Jr. College Dallas, TX, and Non-Profit Leadership Management from Southern Methodist University – SMU in conjunction with the Center for Non-Profit Management Dallas, TX.  Mrs. Berry is also a 2005 graduate and former board chair for Leadership Southwest.

Jessica M. Brown

Jessica M. Brown

Central Regional Director

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Jessica M. Brown is a native of Chicago, IL by way of Monroe, LA. A mother of two- Anika and Kendall. Earned degrees in Education and Nursing. Inducted in IPL in June 2003. Since induction, served on several committees in conjunction with holding elected positions on levels. Presented workshops on related professional and business topics within the sorority and healthcare profession. Currently, served as the Central Regional Director which encompasses nine chapters across several states. Professionally, a member of the National Association of Parlimentarian & Illinois Association (Marjean Unit). Currently, work as a surgical nurse/assistant at a Level I Trauma Center in Chicago, IL. Educated in both elementary and post-secondary education. Love to read, history, and travel.
Shirley Dean-Johnson

Shirley Dean-Johnson

Eastern Regional Director

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Shirley Dean-Johnson was initiated into Kappa Chapter of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority in 1997 and has 22 years of uninterrupted service. In 2007 she received the Outstanding Chapter President’s Award.  She has served as Eastern Regional Financial Secretary and Assistant Regional Director.  In 2017 she was elected the 23rd Eastern Regional Director, and in 2019 she was elected to serve another two years. Her focus is to continue to increase Iota’s membership, promote Iota’s national programs and projects, to build on the mission of the organization, and to support the LMPF. As a Regional Director who was always on the go until the coronavirus pandemic, her motto is “There is ALWAYS room for improvement.”

She holds an MSW Degree from Morgan State University. After 30 continuous years of service and being qualified as an expert witness in criminal and juvenile cases, she retired in 2017 from Child Protective Services in Baltimore City. She investigated cases involving all types of child maltreatment. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, going to the senior center and traveling.

Pamela Paige

Pamela Paige

Far Western Regional Director

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Pamela Paige bring over 20+ years of extensive workforce development experience and job development expertise with adult, dislocated workers, disconnected youth, younger youth reentry and women.  Overseeing a staff of 30, Pamela is the Workforce Development & Section 3 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and its 14 public housing developments.  Her Workforce Development Unit operates on an annual budget of $6.5 million and serves 3,500 active clients. She manages the Watts/ Los Angeles WorkSource Center, HACLA Summer Youth Employment Programs and HACLA Employment Technology Centers.  She has financial and professional alliances with the City and County of Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Pamela and her team were recently awarded the $3.7 million HUD Jobs Plus Grant for Nickerson Gardens Housing Development.  Pamela is an active member of the Los Angeles World Airport (LAWA) Taskforce, California Workforce Association (CWA), Interdepartmental Health Equity Collaborative (IHEC), and IHEC/Community Health Workers PATH Operations Work Group.

Pamela holds the office the Far Western Regional Director for Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. and member Gamma Mu Chapter, Los Angles, California. Her reputation as an FWR “Worker Bee”—translated as “working and not shirking”— preceded her into IOTA.  In return for its commitment to her, Pamela gives IOTA dedication, passion, an innate sense of adventure, the ability to multitask, undaunted enthusiasm and uncompromising loyalty.

Sociology was Pamela’s major at California State University, Long Beach and she since gone on to study at Arizona State University.

Phyllis A. Moore

Phyllis A. Moore

Southern Regional Director

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As a legacy of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. Soror Moore became a member of Alpha Xi Chapter, Knoxville, TN in the spring of 2000. She was intrigued by the organization’s success in helping women succeed in business and professional pursuits, providing scholarships to youth and serving as role models.

She is committed to our great sorority and finds the shared purpose and common vision of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. powerful and gratifying.

Her favorite sorority moments are times spent with sorors, working on programs, and enjoying the sisterly fellowship of each other.

A native Knoxvillan, first generation high school and college graduate, she is employed at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, as Director of Alumni Programs.

Married to MOI Michael Moore, they have one daughter and two grandchildren. Soror Moore, enjoys quilting, reading and traveling in her spare time.

Vahnita Loud

Vahnita Loud

Southwestern Regional Director

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Vahnita Loud has been a member of Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. since 1985. As a National Board Member, she currently serves as the Southwestern Regional (SWR) Director.  In 2019, during the 90th Anniversary National Convention, Ms. Loud received the National Outstanding Regional Director award. On a Regional level, Ms. Loud served as the Assistant SWR Director from 2013-2017; and as a member of Psi Chapter, she worked efficiently as Chapter President and Dean of Intake.

As a proven leader and professional, Ms. Loud served 33 years with Delta Airlines as a Supervisor and Communications Liaison to over 7,000 employees before retiring in 2005. She earned a B.S. Degree and a teaching certificate in Elementary Education and English from East Texas State University (Texas A&M University), Commerce, TX.

Ms. Loud is truly dedicated to her Dallas community and has been a member of Warren United Methodist Church since birth.  She is the Church Council Chair and was the Finance Chair and Board Member of District Metro Buildings and Relocations. In her spare time she volunteers as a Reading Tutor in the church’s After School Program.