Our National Organization

About The Links, Incorporated

The Links, Incorporated consists of over 15,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas and the United Kingdom.  It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic ​survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work towards a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership.

Members of The Links, Incorporated contribute more than 1 million documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs. The organization’s facets are Services to Youth, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services.

​For more information, visit www.linksinc.org.



​National President

Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, Ph.D.

National Vice-President

Ethel Isaacs Williams, Esq.

National Recording Secretary

Crystal L. Kendrick

National Treasurer

Ethelyn S. Bowers

National Nominating Chair

Raynetta Waters

National Parliamentarian

Tyna D. Davis, Ed.D.


Area Director  

Glenda Masingale-Manson 
Central Illinois (IL) Chapter

Area Vice Director

Monica Boone Allen
Windy City (IL) Chapter


Jill Bryant Veneable
Greater Wayne (MI) Chapter

Sheila R. Brown
Lake Shore (IL) Chapter

Financial Secretary

Chalon E. Anderson, Ph.D
Oklahoma City (OK) Chapter


Sara Brown Clark
Youngstown (OH) Chapter

Links Foundation/Representative 

Tara R. Bradley 
Oklahoma City (OK) Chapter

Chair, Nominating Committee

Joyce Carter 
South Suburban (IL) Chapter

Program Coordinator 
Karen Patricia Williams 
Lansing/East Lansing (MI) Chapter

Immediate Past Area Director

Alice Strong-Simmons
Oklahoma City (OK) Chapter