The Executive Committee shall be comprised of the Executive Director, Executive Music Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer,  and the chairs of all Standing Committees.

Dr. Arlette Miller Smith

Dr. Arlette Miller Smith

Founder and Executive Director

Donna M. Jones

Donna M. Jones

Treasurer, Scholarship Chair, Finance Committee Chair and Website Committee

Evangelist Gloria Ann Brooks

Evangelist Gloria Ann Brooks

Executive Music Director

Wynndy Turner

Wynndy Turner

Secretary and Scholarship Committee

Emma “Cheri” Miller

Emma “Cheri” Miller

President, Scholarship and Website Committee

Dr. Twyla Cummings

Dr. Twyla Cummings

Website Chair and Soprano Section Leader

Ruth Anderson

Ruth Anderson

Vice President, Scholarship Committee and Bylaws Chair

Rose Stokes

Rose Stokes

Public Relations Chair

The Officers of AKOMA shall be comprised of Executive Director, Executive Music Director, President, Vice President, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Attendance Clerk, Chaplain, Sectional Leaders, Herstorian, and the Parliamentarian.

AKOMA

AKOMA

Dr. Arlette Miller Smith

Dr. Arlette Miller Smith

Founder and Executive Director

Wynndy Turner

Wynndy Turner

Secretary and Scholarship Committee

Colette Hardaway

Colette Hardaway

Directress, Alto Section Leader, Music and Scholarship Committee

Sharon Barber

Sharon Barber

Tenor Section Leader

Rita Mitchell

Rita Mitchell

Parliamentarian, Scholarship Committee and Bylaws Committee

Evangelist Gloria Ann Brooks

Evangelist Gloria Ann Brooks

Executive Music Director

Regina Fowler

Regina Fowler

Assistant Secretary and Website Committee

Arneska Harvey

Arneska Harvey

Alto Section Leader and Membership Committee Chair

Magelene Moore-Holley

Magelene Moore-Holley

Tenor Section Leader and Bylaws Committee

Patricia Starks

Patricia Starks

Chaplain

Emma Miller

Emma Miller

President

Donna Jones

Donna Jones

Treasurer, Scholarship Chair, Finance Chair and Website Committee

Dr. Twyla Cummings

Dr. Twyla Cummings

Soprano Section Leader and Website Committee Chair

Gloria McCullough

Gloria McCullough

Attendance Clerk and Scholarship Committee

Ruth Anderson

Ruth Anderson

Vice President, Scholarship Committee and Bylaws Chair

Myrtle Day

Myrtle Day

Assistant Treasurer and Finance Committee

Terrilyn ``Terri`` Hammond

Terrilyn ``Terri`` Hammond

Soprano Section Leader and Website Committee

Déserée Bliss

Déserée Bliss

Herstorian and Hospitality Committee Chair

The members of AKOMA African American Women’s Gospel Choir,  spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and their African American heritage through the ministry of music, poetry and dramatic presentation.

Carmen Allen

Carmen Allen

Website Committee

Carolyn Butts

Carolyn Butts

Kathy Damann

Kathy Damann

Directress and Music Committee

Patricia Floyd

Patricia Floyd

Scholarship Committee

Beatrice Harris

Beatrice Harris

Julia Lawson

Julia Lawson

Technical Support

Rachel McDonald

Rachel McDonald

Esther Pinkston

Esther Pinkston

Technical Support and Scholarship Committee

Gaya Shakes

Gaya Shakes

Anita Terrell

Anita Terrell

Clara Warfield

Clara Warfield

Finance Committee

Gloria Wilson

Gloria Wilson

Finance Committee

Moreen Anderson-Moore

Moreen Anderson-Moore

Sharon Chandler

Sharon Chandler

Bylaws Committee

Amanda Darden

Amanda Darden

Evelyn Greenwade-Boltwood

Evelyn Greenwade-Boltwood

Interpreter

Barbara Johnson

Barbara Johnson

Yvonne Lewis-McDonald

Yvonne Lewis-McDonald

Michelle Antoinette Miller

Michelle Antoinette Miller

Website Committee

Georgia Prescott

Georgia Prescott

Cecille Shorter

Cecille Shorter

Tonya Thompson

Tonya Thompson

Eunice White

Eunice White

Bylaws Committee

Roxanne Wright

Roxanne Wright

Antoinette Barrett

Antoinette Barrett

Lolita ``Betty`` Costner

Lolita ``Betty`` Costner

Music Librarian

Debbi Ellis-McKnight

Debbi Ellis-McKnight

Phyllis Griffin

Phyllis Griffin

Cheryl Johnson

Cheryl Johnson

Irene Marrero

Irene Marrero

Cheryl Moore

Cheryl Moore

Ella Reed

Ella Reed

Anita Simpson

Anita Simpson

Public Relations and Finance Committee

Sylvia Walker

Sylvia Walker

Valerie White-Whittick

Valerie White-Whittick

Irene Marrero

Irene Marrero was born in Rochester, NY where she has resided her entire life. She is one of eight children and her family lived across the street from St. Simon’s Church where she has been a member for more than 75 years.

Irene has been retired for many years and spends her time focusing on her family which includes her husband, children and grandchildren. Being retired allows her to focus on her favorite pastime of making prayer shawls. Additionally, she and her husband volunteer in the community because to quote Irene: “giving back is important”.

Prior to her retirement Irene was employed as a community liaison for the Urban Suburban Program. In this role she worked with troubled youth and supported the Superintendent of Schools.

She has been married to Jesu Marrero for the past 67 years. To this union were born three children. Her husband is a retired Sgt. Major in the U.S. Marine Corps where he served for almost 30 years. She says they are enjoying getting old together.

Irene Marrero joined AKOMA five years ago as a member of the tenor section. She was encouraged to join by friends who are AKOMA members. Her favorite AKOMA song is Get Your House in Order and being in AKOMA is special to her because of the friends she knows who are members, and because of the many new spiritual sisters she has met.