Board of Directors

Ingrid Palmer


Velma Carr-Marshall


Celestine Palmer

Founder & At-Large Member

Gwen Coley


Marisa Hall

First VP Programs

Star Thompson

Membership Chair

Sandi Cook


Lena Brown

Hospitality Chair

Jimmie Woods-Gray

At-Large Member

Shakari Byerly

At-Large Member

Joy Atkinson

At-Large Member

Gail Willis

At-Large Member

Past Presidents

Celestine Palmer 1991-2008
Jackie Hawthorne 2008-2014
Stanley Viltz Ph.D 2015-2016
Carmen Hawkins 2016-2018
Ingrid Palmer 2018-Present

Founding Members

Ludia AshfordJoy Atkinson
Alessia BuffordMamie Dave
Doris A. DavisYumiko Frazier
Woody FlemingMarie Hall
Dorothy JacksonBettie Jo McKinney
Rhenee MsArthurIris Palmer
Evelyn Metoyer-WilliamsOrethetta Osborne
Deloris SilaThelma Walker
Mary Castleberry-White 


Our Committees

1st VP
Political Involvement and Issues Committee

2nd VP
Program Committee
Membership Officer 
Membership Committee

Resource Development Officer
Business & Corporate Committee

Communications Officer
Marketing & Public Relations Committee

Finance Committee

Hospitality Officer
Hospitality Committee

Current vacancies include:  2nd Vice President, Programs, Resource Development Officer, Recording Secretary

Join Our Board

Interested in joining the board of LAAAWPAC? 

We are looking to fill 4 seats on our Board of Directors with community members who believe in the power of Black women to lead transformative change in our political system. 

Our expectations are simple:

  • Partner with fellow board members to implement strategic plan and continuously improve our organization
  • Commit to increasing visibility of our work
  • Attend Monthly Meetings
  • Make a Personal Gift
  • Support with Fundraising to achieve financial stability goals


Ready to join! Click here to complete our application.