Julia Herring

Basileus (President)

Soror Julia Herring is originally from Fayetteville, N.C. She works as a registered nurse. She joined the Eta Mu Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated in Spring 2003 at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She has held numerous positions throughout the organization and she is the current Basileus of the chapter as well as the Western Region Anti-Grammateus.

C. Lynn Willis

Anti-Basileus (Vice-President) / Rhoer Advisor

Soror C. Lynn Willis is the Anti-Basileus of Zeta Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter. She spent 20+ years traveling the world and building Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority's brand.  She joined  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority over 29 years ago to partner with powerful women to enhance the community.  She firmly believes in sisterhood and growth of this illustrious organization.  

Education:

Master's of Science in Educational Leadership with a major in the Foundations of Leadership from Troy University, Troy AL

Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA

Associate Degree in Logistics from Community College of the Air Force  Maxwell AFB, AL

Bianca Davis-Lovelace

2nd Anti-Basileus (2nd Vice-President)

Soror Bianca R. Davis-Lovelace is the Executive Director of REACH Renton and serves as the Washington State Tri-Chair for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  

 

Bianca earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech from Jackson State University and a Master of Arts Management degree with a focus in Nonprofit Management from Columbia College Chicago in 2010. Later, she received her Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary in May of 2013. 

 

In addition, to her pastoral ministry, Bianca was formerly employed with Hektoen Institute/ Chicago's Cook County Health & Hospital Systems as an Early Intervention Services Specialist and Health Educator, where she provided health education, community outreach, testing/counseling, and early intervention services to at-risk communities and clients diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. In 2015, she was chosen as Princeton Theological Seminary's Black Theology and Leadership Fellow and one of Union Theological Seminary's top 50 Millennial Leaders. Also, in 2015 she was awarded the honor of Chicago’s 40 Under 40 for the Young Women Professionals League. In 2017, she served and represented the state of Washington as a Spring 2017 Community Organizing Fellow for Organizing for Action founded by Former First Lady Michelle Obama & Jim Messina.

Talia Euell 

Grammateus/Philo Advisor

Soror Talia Euell is the current Grammateus and Philo Advisor of Zeta Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter. She is a Michigan and Alabama native, a graduate of Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and MBA from Bethel University. 

Tailia chose Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. because this organization fits her like no other. It gives her an opportunity to help people around the community as she travels with the military and meet new people with multiple cultures. She feals so welcomed by the women in the sorority and aims to continue to make others feel the same for many more years. 

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Joy Bryan

Tamiochus

Soror Joy Bryan is originally from Barbados where she had all of her formative education. She immigrated to the United States 30 plus years ago and joined the United States Air Force where she served over twenty years, all overseas. During that time, she traveled to both Europe and Asia. Besides traveling, she enjoys reading, cooking and gardening. She has an Associates Degree in Human Resource Management and Education, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration and Certificate in Human Resource Management. She is the mother of a beautiful daughter. She is currently a travel agent, a Fl state Realtor and an author. She is  the winner of the Silver Medal from the Florida Authors and Publisher’s Association in 2018 for her book, titled, “Transformation: An 80 day Journey of Redemption, Renewal and Reformation.”

 She has a keen interest in assisting and serving others, in any way possible, and the Sorority Slogan of “Greater Service, Greater Progress” appeals to her because of the service to the community, especially women and youth in under served communities. She believes in giving a hand up, not a hand out because if you teach a person to fish, they will be able to eat and earn to improve their current experience in life.

Jacina Laboo

Anti-Grammateus

Soror Jacina LaBoo is from Kent, WA.  She joined the Pi Delta chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho in Spring 2001 at Washington State University.  She has taught physical education for 16 years.   Jacina currently lives in Covington, WA with her son Xavier.  In her spare time she enjoys working out, traveling and watching sports with family and friends.

Alicia Reed

Epistoleus 

Soror Alicia Reed, is the current Epistoleus for Zeta Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Prior to joining Zeta Phi Sigma, Soror Reed held office with Delta Psi Sigma Seattle Alumnae chapter as their 2nd Anti-Basileus; as well as the Basileus of her undergraduate chapter of Beta Epsilon in South Carolina. Soror Reed received her B.S. in Biology from Benedict College in Columbia, SC. Her goal as a member of Zeta Phi Sigma Alumnae Chapter is to leave a positive impact on Pierce County. There is so much to be done to help our community and she wants to help be a part of the change needed.

 

Karen Watts-Jones

 Chaplain/Parliamentarian

Soror Karen Watts-Jones is a native from Lexington, KY.  She recently reactivated with the Zeta Phi Sigma Alumna Chapter, Tacoma, WA in effort to connect with professional and talented women that have a passion to give back to their community, but more importantly, the desire to be a positive influence to the youth of our community. She believes it is imperative that our youth see progressive professional women willing to invest in their future in addition to providing support and hope to the disenfranchised.  She joined Sigma Gamma Rho over 35+years ago as a Chapter member of Eta Phi Chapter at Western KY, University.  After serving her country and retiring, she is excited to be reunited with the Sorority and the dynamic women of Zeta Phi Sigma that have pride, purpose and a vision. Education:Bachelors of Science in Health Care and Community Health, from Western KY University, Bowling Green KY.

Sylvia Cook

Rhoer Advisor 

Soror Sylvia Cook was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and joined this beautiful sisterhood in the fall of 1989 at Cheyney University with three other young ladies. She is a former US Marine and recently relocated to Tacoma Washington in December 2018 from Douglasville, GA. 

Valencia Tapia 

Rhosebud Advisor 

Soror Valencia Tapia is from Lawton, Okahoma, and moved to Washington State in 2014. She joined this Great Sorority Spring 2012 through the Iota Chapter at  Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, where she also received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management. She currently resides in Puyallup, Washington, with her husband and son. She is currently the Assistant Marketing Director at South Hill Mall, but later plans to become an Entrepreneur. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family , watching Korean Dramas, and traveling as much as she can.

Malayna Taylor 

Soror Taylor joined the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., in Fall 2016. She Graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a Certification in Exercise Physiology. She is currently an Active Duty Officer in the United States Army, and pursuing a M.S. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

Renee Walker 

Soror Renee Walker  chose Sigma Gamma Rho 27 years ago because I fell in love with the sisterhood and the community service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Ethnic Studies.  She is currently the Operation Administrator for Financial Design Group.

Cherie Griffin

Sharalyne King 

Soror  King is a native of Toledo, Ohio. She joined Sigma Gamma Rho in 1992 through the Delta Phi Chapter, at The Ohio State University. She joined this wonderful collegiate organization working alongside women who are professional and have a desire to help strengthen communities with their talents. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2013 and has worked with numerous professional Sigma women here in the area. Soror King has a Master in Teaching and Business Adimistration as well as a B.S in Public Health. 

Natasha Myers 

Soror Natasha Myers is from Fayetteville, North Carolina and a true Southern belle at heart. Outside of being a single mother of three children, she is a full time Internal controls & investigations manager with the Department of Social & Health Services. While juggling being a mom and having a demanding career, she is also pursuing my bachelor's degree in Business Administration with concentration in Organizational Leadership. Natasha chose Sigma Gamma Rho because  she fell in love with everything this organization stood for. Growing up, she wanted to join a sorority, but a preference never crossed her mind. At that time, it was all about "status" and not the true meaning behind joining a sisterhood. As she got older, that ship sailed until she met a Philo who introduced her to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. From day one, she felt welcomed, comfortable and could see the love these women had for one another, the organization and their mission. The more she learned about Sigma Gamma Rho, she knew this was the organization for her. "This is a family of educated, loving, supportive women who selflessly give their time to community work, provides education in various ways and who are determined to be a positive influence to all they encounter". Being a member of this organization has encouraged and motivated her to be the best woman, mother, leader and Soror she can be. She is beyond blessed to belong to SGRHO and will do her part to continue the traditions of this great organization.

Amber Ben-Hanania

Lorra Jackson

Soror Lorra Jackson joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 1998 at University of Washington, Seattle Campus Omicron Zeta Chapter. Soror Jackson graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree but for many years her passion for art led her to pursuing a masters in fine art, which she received at the New York Academy of Art. She has since settled into a career in Custom Compliance and works as a Senior Analyst for an importer with her customs broker license. Soror Jackson still continues her passion for art with small projects outside of work.

Angela Gentry

LTC Angela Gentry commissioned as an Active Duty Military Intelligence Officer out of the University of Washington Army ROTC program in 2000.  After graduating the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, LTC Gentry served with the 3rd Infantry Division based out of Fort Stewart for just over three years while living in Savannah, GA. Before moving back to the State of Washington, LTC Gentry attended the Military Intelligence Career Course and spent her final years on active duty serving in various positions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   

 

In 2008, LTC Gentry transitioned from active duty and joined the Washington Army National Guard. As a member of the Washington National Guard, LTC Gentry has served in numerous positions to include as a Company Commander, Executive Officer and Battalion Commander of the 341st Military Intelligence Battalion.  She currently serves as the Director of Intelligence Operations, also known as the State G2 / J2. Alongside her career in the Washington National Guard, LTC Gentry has served in various roles fulltime to include Chief Intelligence Operations as a Department of the Army Civilian for I (US) Corps, Assistant Professor of Military Science for the Pacific Lutheran University Army ROTC and Deputy Human Resources Officer for the Washington National Guard Federal Human Resources Office.  She currently works fulltime for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Joint Reserve Intelligence Program (JRIP) as a Strategic Liaison.  

 

In 2010, the Gentry family joined another pastoral team to plant a church, the As One Community Church, located in Lakewood, WA.  Outside of her work life, LTC Gentry dedicates her time to supporting her husband Eldie, a phenomenal pastor, as part of this ministry while taking care of their three amazing children, Micah (14), Danya (12) and Kaia (10). 

Soror Kristin Patrick is originally from Battle Creek, MI and currently resides in Auburn, WA. She relocated to the area to accept a job with the Social Security Administration where she has been working for about 1 year. She attended Alabama A&M University in Normal, Al where she became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. during spring 2005 and earned my B.S. in Nutrition and Hospitality. Soror Patrick's hobbies are anything that involve puzzles, old movies, jazz and laughing. She is very excited to have the opportunity to meet and interact with like minded women who have made a commitment to serving others!

Karen Watts-Jones

 Chaplain/Parliamentarian

Soror Karen Watts-Jones is a native from Lexington, KY.  She recently reactivated with the Zeta Phi Sigma Alumna Chapter, Tacoma, WA in effort to connect with professional and talented women that have a passion to give back to their community, but more importantly, the desire to be a positive influence to the youth of our community. She believes it is imperative that our youth see progressive professional women willing to invest in their future in addition to providing support and hope to the disenfranchised.  She joined Sigma Gamma Rho over 35+years ago as a Chapter member of Eta Phi Chapter at Western KY, University.  After serving her country and retiring, she is excited to be reunited with the Sorority and the dynamic women of Zeta Phi Sigma that have pride, purpose and a vision. Education:Bachelors of Science in Health Care and Community Health, from Western KY University, Bowling Green KY.

Sylvia Cook

Rhoer Advisor 

Soror Sylvia Cook was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and joined this beautiful sisterhood in the fall of 1989 at Cheyney University with three other young ladies. She is a former US Marine and recently relocated to Tacoma Washington in December 2018 from Douglasville, GA. 

Valencia Tapia 

Rhosebud Advisor 

Soror Valencia Tapia is from Lawton, Okahoma, and moved to Washington State in 2014. She joined this Great Sorority Spring 2012 through the Iota Chapter at  Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, where she also received her Bachelors of Business Administration in Management. She currently resides in Puyallup, Washington, with her husband and son. She is currently the Assistant Marketing Director at South Hill Mall, but later plans to become an Entrepreneur. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family , watching Korean Dramas, and traveling as much as she can.

Malayna Taylor 

Soror Malayna Taylor joined the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc., in Fall 2016. She Graduated from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a Certification in Exercise Physiology. She is currently an Active Duty Officer in the United States Army, and pursuing a M.S. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

Renee Walker 

Soror Renee Walker chose Sigma Gamma Rho in 1989 because she fell in love with the sisterhood and the community service. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Ethnic Studies.  Currently she works as the Operation Administrator for Financial Design Group.

Cherie Griffin

Soror Cherie Griffin joined Sigma Gamma Rho through Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. She is a Washington native, and chose Sigma Gamma Rho for its connectedness to unconditional sisterly love. The Sorority's commitment to youth enhancement and scholarship drives her passion  Moreover, the sorority affords her the opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

Sharalyne King 

Soror  King is a native of Toledo, Ohio. She joined Sigma Gamma Rho in 1992 through the Delta Phi Chapter, at The Ohio State University. She joined this wonderful collegiate organization working alongside women who are professional and have a desire to help strengthen communities with their talents. She moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2013 and has worked with numerous professional Sigma women here in the area. Soror King has a Master in Teaching and Business Administration as well as a B.S in Public Health. 

Natasha Myers 

Soror Natasha Myers is from Fayetteville, North Carolina, and a true Southern belle at heart. Outside of being a single mother of three children, she is a full time Internal controls & investigations manager with the Department of Social & Health Services. While juggling being a mom and having a demanding career, she is also pursuing my bachelor's degree in Business Administration with concentration in Organizational Leadership. Natasha chose Sigma Gamma Rho because  she fell in love with everything this organization stood for. Growing up, she wanted to join a sorority, but a preference never crossed her mind. At that time, it was all about "status" and not the true meaning behind joining a sisterhood. As she got older, that ship sailed until she met a Philo who introduced her to Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. From day one, she felt welcomed, comfortable and could see the love these women had for one another, the organization and their mission. The more she learned about Sigma Gamma Rho, she knew this was the organization for her. "This is a family of educated, loving, supportive women who selflessly give their time to community work, provides education in various ways and who are determined to be a positive influence to all they encounter". Being a member of this organization has encouraged and motivated her to be the best woman, mother, leader and Soror she can be. She is beyond blessed to belong to SGRHO and will do her part to continue the traditions of this great organization.

Amber Ben-Hanania

Soror Amber Ben-Hanania joined Sigma Gamma Rho, Incorporated spring 2016 at Stetson University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Art. When she moved to Seattle, she decided to continue with the sorority to meet new sorors and to  continue supporting the organization she values. Soror Ben-Hanania joined because of Sigma Gamma Rho's values system and sisterhood. She believes in the support that the chapters provide each soror to help reach their full potential, and respects the history that the sorority was built on and wants to uphold the traditions of her fellow sorors. 

Lorra Jackson

Soror Lorra Jackson joined Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 1998 at University of Washington, Seattle Campus Omicron Zeta Chapter. Soror Jackson graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree but for many years her passion for art led her to pursuing a Master's degree in Fine Art, which she received at the New York Academy of Art. She has since settled into a career in Custom Compliance and works as a Senior Analyst for an importer with her customs broker license. Soror Jackson still continues her passion for art with small projects outside of work.

Angela Gentry

LTC Angela Gentry commissioned as an Active Duty Military Intelligence Officer out of the University of Washington Army ROTC program in 2000.  After graduating the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, LTC Gentry served with the 3rd Infantry Division based out of Fort Stewart for just over three years while living in Savannah, GA. Before moving back to the State of Washington, LTC Gentry attended the Military Intelligence Career Course and spent her final years on active duty serving in various positions at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   

 

In 2008, LTC Gentry transitioned from active duty and joined the Washington Army National Guard. As a member of the Washington National Guard, LTC Gentry has served in numerous positions to include as a Company Commander, Executive Officer and Battalion Commander of the 341st Military Intelligence Battalion.  She currently serves as the Director of Intelligence Operations, also known as the State G2 / J2. Alongside her career in the Washington National Guard, LTC Gentry has served in various roles fulltime to include Chief Intelligence Operations as a Department of the Army Civilian for I (US) Corps, Assistant Professor of Military Science for the Pacific Lutheran University Army ROTC and Deputy Human Resources Officer for the Washington National Guard Federal Human Resources Office.  She currently works fulltime for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Joint Reserve Intelligence Program (JRIP) as a Strategic Liaison.  

 

In 2010, the Gentry family joined another pastoral team to plant a church, the As One Community Church, located in Lakewood, WA.  Outside of her work life, LTC Gentry dedicates her time to supporting her husband Eldie, a phenomenal pastor, as part of this ministry while taking care of their three amazing children, Micah (14), Danya (12) and Kaia (10). 

Kristin Patrick

Soror Kristin Patrick is originally from Battle Creek, MI, and currently resides in Auburn, WA. She relocated to the area to accept a job with the Social Security Administration where she has been working for about 1 year. She attended Alabama A&M University in Normal, Al, where she became a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. during spring 2005 and earned my B.S. in Nutrition and Hospitality. Soror Patrick's hobbies are anything that involve puzzles, old movies, jazz and laughing. She is very excited to have the opportunity to meet and interact with like minded women who have made a commitment to serving others!

Thais Howard

Soror Thais Howard joined Sigma Gamma Rho in 1989 at Clemson University where she chartered the Mu Psi chapter and received her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. She joined her sorority due to the sisterhood and the opportunity to give back to the communities in which she lives. She grew up in South Carolina and has lived in several different states where she has been doing work for Sigma Gamma Rho, including Tennessee, Utah, Florida, Washington and New York. She recently relocated back to Washington and is currently the Director of Engineering for the Port of Tacoma and the Northwest Seaport Alliance.

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