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Officers & Board of Directors

Latasha Denise Clemons

Chapter President

Latosha Clemons is currently the Fire Chief of Forest Park Fire Department in Clayton County, Georgia. Prior to her appointment she served the City of Boynton Beach as Deputy Fire Chief for nearly 24 years. In addition, Latosha was the first African American Female in the City of Boynton Beach Fire Department, a department established in 1924, and is currently the First African American Female Chief in the City of Forest Park. Academic and professional development has always been a priority for Chief Clemons. Latosha completed an Associate of Science Degree in Emergency Medical Services in 2001, an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science in 2005, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership in 2006, and a Master of Science Degree in Executive Management in 2014, she attended the Carl Holmes Development Institute at Dillard University.. Latosha has a passion for community, which motivates her to continue growing in her personal and professional life

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Shatenda Lajuan Leonard

1st Vice President of Programs 

Shatenda LaJuan Leonard, who prefers to be called Lajuan. Entrepreneurship is written in her DNA, as she has followed the footsteps of her grandmother as a business owner. She was co-owner and founder of “Oh My Soul” restaurant, one of the first full soul food restaurants operating within the West Atlantic Avenue Redevelopment Corridor for three (3) years. During the pandemic, Lajuan has experienced overwhelming growth as the Owner and Operator of Sweet Tees Custom Designs and Embroidery. Not only is she a business owner, but a philanthropist also continues to be locally known as an outstanding event planner, and successful fundraiser. LaJuan has been an active member of the South Palm Beach County National Coalition of 100 Black Women for the past 7 years. As a proud mom of two handsome young men and a daughter-in-love, she enjoys being called “G-Ma” and loves spending quality time and creating magical moments for her four grandchildren. Lajuan desires to share and empower women with her knowledge and personal experiences.

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Desiree Jackson

2nd Vice President of Finance & Fund Development: 

Desiree Jackson joined the National Coalition of 100 Black Women South Palm Beach Chapter in 2019 with a mission to share her passion for giving back to her community. In addition to being an active member of NCBWSPBCC, Desiree is involved in T.E.A.M. Elam’s Foundation is an organization that is active in giving back to the community in the following areas: youth empowerment, mentoring, food for families and Our Annual “Day In the Park Event”. Desiree wears several hats in this organization: vendor and volunteer solicitation, logistics, registration, and sponsorship review. Desiree holds a BA in Business Administration from Northwood University WPB Campus. She is currently working for one of Florida’s Utility companies, she’s in her 34yr. She has a niche for mentoring and grooming employees to reach their full potential. Desiree is married to Amos Jackson Jr and the mother of a blended family of five beautiful children and seven grandchildren. My motto: When giving is a part of your fabric, it is fulfilling to cut a piece and sow something together to BLESS someone else.

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Pauline Lawson

3rd Vice President of Membership 

My name is Pauline Lawson I presently hold the position of 3rd Vice President of membership and Chaplain. I have been a member of NCBW South Palm Beach chapter since 2018 and have served on the membership team since that time . When I became a part of NCBW I became a member to make an impact in and around the community at another level, with community service . I am currently holding the position of Executive Director for Cherry Oak Palm County Assisted Living . Where I lead a team of approx 110 employees and residences. I am the wife of Senior Pastor, Brian Lawson and I have served as the First Lady for the past 7 years at Greater Trinity Missionary Baptist church of Dania Beach Florida . I am also a mother of Mckenna (18) and Mekhi Lawson (16). I have been married for 23 years.

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Board of Directors

Brenda Durdan - Emeritus
Latosha Clemons
President of the Board 

Rhonda Williams-Turner


Anjanette Hanna

Vice Chair 

Cassandra Oliver

Ashley Riley

Karen Sims

Crystal Washington

Minerva Wilson

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