Message from the President

Greetings Sisters,

I hope this message finds you well, having enjoyed the summer, and ready for a great year!

I offer congratulations to my fellow 2018-2020 officers:

Vice President – Kuan Evans

Secretary – Diana Jackson

Treasurer – Kimberly Roan

Financial Secretary – Karima Bouchenafa

To our 2014-2018 officers: Valerie Dorsey Allen (President) Michelle Ray (Vice President), Colleen Winn (Treasurer), Juanita McCary (Secretary), Karima Bouchenafa (Financial Secretary), and Shervonda Carr (Acting Secretary) I offer my thanks and congratulations to each of you for your service and leadership within ABWHE.

As your new national board president, I have big shoes to fill. Throughout ABWHE's history, beginning with Jacqueline Kane, so many dynamic women have served in this role. I am grateful for the footprints that have been left and the guidance that has been generously shared with me. I am thankful for having been able to previously serve as national board secretary under strong and visionary past presidents, Carol Carson-Warner, Heather Tarleton, and Valerie Dorsey Allen.

Late last month members of the national board traveled to Minnesota for the ABWHE Leadership Retreat. Kudos to Kimberly Roan (President, Minnesota Chapter), Yolanda Lewis (Vice President, Minnesota Chapter), and members of the Minnesota Chapter who hosted us and took grand care of us. We had a productive time and enjoyed the opportunity to have fellowship with each other. Stay tuned for updates about programming and plans for our upcoming national conference.

Lastly, if you have not yet had the chance to renew your ABWHE membership for 2018-2019, please visit our newly relaunched website at

If you have already renewed your membership, thank you!

I am excited about what is to come for ABWHE and look forward to the work that we will do together.

Onward and upward...

Michelle D. Morrow, Ed.D.

President, ABWHE National Board