Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough. -  Mary McLeod Bethune

M-B Section  NCNW, Inc.

P.O. Box 6037, Largo, MD 20792

​​Commitment, Unity and Self Reliance

Mitchellville-Bowie Section of National Council of Negro Women, Inc.

Adrienne Stapleton

3rd Vice President

Youth Division

​Marsha Brookins

Spiritual Leader

Sheila Craig-Whiteman
Education Committee

Ashley Patterson
Planning Session Committee 

Leslie Johnson
Outreach Committee

Estelle Carter

Spiritual Leader

Winona Toland Peterson
Communications Committee

Alexandra Harris
Outreach Committee

Tracy Bagley
Social Committee

Vicky Stanley
Ways & Means Committee

Demeika Clary

Shaunta Mitchell

Bonita Davis

Spiritual Leader

Kimberly Edwards
Corresponding Secretary

Vanashia Mason
Recording Secretary

Planning Session Committee

Melinda DeLoatch-Speight
Financial Secretary

Karen Sommerville

Josephine Wadley
1st Vice President

Tavia McClam-King

2nd Vice President

Membership Committee


I want to be remembered as someone who used herself and anything she could touch to work for justice and freedom.... I want to be remembered as one who tried.

Dr. Dorothy Irene Height


If we have the courage and tenacity of our forebears, who stood firmly like a rock against the lash of slavery, we shall find a way to do for our day what they did for theirs.

Mary McLeod Bethune


We are all leaders in our own right.  Members have the opportunity to lead committees and special projects that support the community we serve.

2020- 2022 Executive  Board & Committee Chairs

How long have you been a member of NCNW?

Membership est. 2006

What is your fondest memory while serving in the Mitchellville-Bowie Section?
My fondest memories have been my service.  I have been afforded the opportunity to serve as the Financial Secretary, the Planning Session Chair and the CrabFeast Chair for several years.  I and our loyal CrabFeast supporters look forward to this event yearly.

What is your vision for the section?
To continue the NCNW legacy of our founder, Ms. Mary McLeod-Bethune, in valuing NCNW’s most valuable assets, the women who make up our membership and to capitalize on the strength of our members to embrace our organization’s mission in making a difference in the lives of others and our communities.   I want to continue to focus on events, activities and programs that align with our national programs that will bring awareness, enhance our physical beings and promote healthier lifestyles. I want to explore the reason why we all chose MB-NCNW and reignite that initial passion to reconnect, reclaim and retain our membership as we continue to grow and expand our footprint in our communities. I would like to create an internal mentorship environment for our young women (Youth Division)  to tap into our amazing resource of women to enhance their lives by empowering them to make positive life choices in meeting their personal, professional and educational needs: promoting community responsibility and to encourage them to break through stereotypes to help create a pathway for them to be leaders in the future.

VERONICA L. QUANDER, President of the Mitchellville-Bowie Section

Our president