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Leah Selvy

Leah Selvy is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated for 24 years. She currently serves as Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter’s Third Vice President and Undergraduate Advisor for Nu
Omicron Chapter, Duke University. She obtained two master’s degrees, including a master’s in social work. She is a social worker in Aging and Adult Services at Durham County Department
of Social Services. She has served in State and County Government positions in North Carolina for 21 years. Her community involvement includes church and serving on several boards in
Durham County.
Mrs. Selvy has already established a reputation as someone with a passion for volunteerism and a willingness to better her community. Annually, she delivers holiday food and gifts to families in
Durham and surrounding areas. She assists with raising money for the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, St. Jude, and March of Dimes; mentoring young adults and youth;
gifting toys, books, and clothes to the Ronald McDonald House; chaperoning at her daughter’s school events and cookie sales. She has canvassed at Town Hall meetings and worked at the
polls, encouraging community members to vote.

Eboni Pack

Member of Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter since 2019 and eager to share my talents and skills in an effort to add value to my chapter, serve the community and create meaningful and lasting relationships of sisterhood.

I reside in Sanford, NC by way of Detroit, MI with my loving and supportive family. My passion is assisting and educating others about the power of home ownership and I currently work for an all female African American firm, Sims & Kershaw Realty as a Real Estate Broker. Spending time with friends and family is my favorite thing to do. I also enjoy nature walks and traveling.

Currently, as an Executive Board member, my goal is to learn and develop into more leadership roles that grows my individual chapter as well as Zeta Phi Beta, Inc overall.

Dr. Alice Garrett

Dr. Alice J. McCullough-Garrett

Dr. Alice McCullough-Garrett is a retired-educators with more than 45 years in public education as a Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, Middle School and High School Principal and Chief Consultant at the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction(NCDPI).  At NCDPI, Dr. Garrett was Chief Consultant and Section Chief overseeing teams serving low-performing schools throughout North Carolina.  She is president of the Flood Group, President of the Bobby F. Garrett Cancer Benefit, Inc, and serves as Church School Superintendent for the Western District of the Western North Carolina Conference of the AME Church. She has received United States Congressional recognition and the NAACP President’s Award for her work in education.

As well as her work in education and the community, Dr. Garrett is proud to be a Zeta Dove with over 53 years as a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated where she is a Zeta Legacy and has served the organization in  leadership capacities on the local, State, Regional and National levels.

Esther Dunnegan

Esther Dunnegan joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc, Omicron Zeta Chapter in 1986.  She served as Souvenir Book Chair, Blue Revue Chair, co-developed & chaired “Wake County Teacher Appreciation Programs” and sponsored & hosted African Educator’s Delegation Reception.

She chartered Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter, Morrisville, NC, January 15, 2002; served as Basileus, implemented The Little Blue Scholarship Program, founded Morrisville Education & Community Service Enterprise, 501.c.3, co-chaired the Circle of Elders Program 2003-‘14, represented Sigma Xi Zeta at Zeta United Nations Day, chartered Zeta Amicae, 2014; Archonette Youth Program, 2004; Amicettes and Pearlettes, 2012, inducted First Zeta Male Network Auxiliary in NC and Eastern Region, 2013, Developed Sigma Xi Zeta Eldercare Program 2010, and received Wake County Human Services Grant Recipient to implement “Heart2Heart” women’s health initiative.  Esther Represented Sigma Xi Zeta in Community and Town of Morrisville Social Action and Engagement activities including establishing Shiloh Historical Marker and Dedication Program, Historical Board and Display, and Historical Preservation.

Esther was NC State Leadership Conference presenter and Area II Coordinator.  In the Eastern Region she chaired the Chapter Basileus Committee,  Youth Advisor, ER Newsletter Editor; was the ER Graduate Soror of the Year and was inducted into the ER Hall of Fame.  At the national level she was a workshop presenter, served on the Constitutions & Bylaws Committee and is currently the Director of the International Women of Color Committee.

Esther received a BA in History and Social Science from NCCU, Durham, NC, 1971 and an MA in History,1988.  She was a member of the Morrisville Planning and Zoning Board and is a member of the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce.

Lindy Brown

Soror Lindy M. Brown, Former Wake County Commissioner

Biography

 

Soror Lindy M. Brown grew up as a Community Advocate. She received her Undergraduate degree from North Carolina Central University and a Master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work.  Soror Lindy Brown is a Clinical Social Worker and currently, a Wake County Deputy Clerk in Special Proceedings, Adoptions.

Throughout, her professional career, Soror Brown became a stalwart “Community Advocate for the disabled, mentally ill and homeless/substance abuse citizens of Wake County.  Soror Brown worked on numerous campaigns throughout her thirty-four years of service in Wake County, North Carolina.  She pursued her first run for Wake County Board of Commissioners in 2005 and WON!  During her four years term, she was elected Vice-Chair by her peers and became Acting Chair during the illness of the Chair.  Wake County Citizens named her “The Peoples County Commissioner” for her willingness to listen and lead with a “Voice of Reason.” 

Governor Beverly Perdue appointed her to North Carolina State Social Services Commission in 2015.

Soror Lindy M. Brown became a Zeta in 1993, and ZOL Certified in 2007 (Group 1). She has held numerous positions on the State, Regional and National levels.  She was appointed to the National Get Engaged Team (Eastern Region) in 2018, and later the National Social Action Chair during Grand Valerie Hollingsworth- Baker, first year as the 25th International Grand Basileus.

Being a community activist is second nature to her.  Soror Lindy M. Brown states “It gives me joy knowing that I have provided others with the necessary resources to exercise their right to VOTE and bring about a positive change to our society.”

Let’s welcome Soror Lindy M. Brown, Life Member as a panelist!

Marquita Lilly

Marquita Lilly – 1st Vice President

Marquita Lilly was initiated on the campus of UNC-Pembroke located in Pembroke, NC. She is a super legacy with her mother being a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and her father being a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.

She received her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from UNC-Pembroke and her Masters in Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Carolina Central University.  She is currently employed as a scientist at Biogen at the RTP location.

Since being a member of Sigma Xi Zeta chapter she has held various positions on the Executive Board.  She is currently the First Vice President of the chapter and is responsible for all things pertaining to chapter membership.  She is also the chair of the Amenities committee, in addition to being a member on many chapter committees.

She has held the position of the NC Social Action Co-Coordinator since 2020 and she was awarded as the Sigma Xi Zeta Chapter, Zeta of the Year in 2020.

Her favorite quote is “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” ….              H Jackson Brown, Jr.

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