Penn Towne (PA) Chapter, The Links, Incorporated

About Us

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 16,000 professional women of African descent in 292 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, and the United Kingdom. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

Our core values are friendship, integrity, honesty, service, commitment, family relationships, courage, respect for self and others, legacy, confidentiality, responsibility, and accountability. The members of The Links, Incorporated are influential decision makers and opinion leaders. The Links, Incorporated has attracted many distinguished women who are individual achievers and have made a difference in their communities and the world. They are business and civic leaders, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward a common vision by engaging like-minded organizations and individuals for partnership. Links members contribute more than 1 million documented hours of community service annually – strengthening their communities and enhancing the nation. The organization is the recipient of awards from the UN Association of New York and the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation for its premier programs. In 2019, The Links, Incorporated was nominated for a Luxembourg Peace Prize by the Schengen Peace Foundation and recognized by the late Congressman John Lewis as a distinguished organization of outstanding community service and influence.

The outstanding programming of The Links, Incorporated has five facets which include Services to Youth, The Arts, National Trends and Services, International Trends and Services and Health and Human Services. The programs are implemented through strategies such as public information and education, economic development, and public policy campaigns.

Click Here  National Website

Click Here – Regional – Eastern Area Website

Executive Committee

President:                                  Kimberly Bridges-White

Vice President:                          Heather Ruddock

Recording Secretary                 Mavis Ball

Corresponding Secretary:        Gabrielle Baugh

Treasurer:                                  Lydia Allen Berry

Financial Secretary:                 Tina Williams

Parliamentarian:                       Linda Gilliam

Chaplain                                    Lynda Thomas-Mabine

Immediate Past President      Thais McNeal

Member -at-Large:                   Miriam Harden

Program Coordinator:             Marcellette Wise

Strategic Planning:                 Robyn Jones

Historian:                                Alexcia Mikell Wells

Facet List

Health and Human Services: Lisa Suarez and Gabrielle Baugh, Co-Chairs

  • Rhoda McKinney-Jones
  • Renee Chenault-Fattah
  • Eydie Miller-Ellis
  • Caroline DeMarco
  • Leslie Wyche
  • Rosalyn Robinson
  • Linda Thomas Marine
  • Wilfreta Baugh
  • Denise Hooks Anderson
  • Susan Taylor
  • Nicole Black

International Trends: Charlotte McKines-Lawrence, Chair

  • Alexcia Mikell Wells
  • Deidre Guice Minor
  • Pamela Jordan
  • Shariah Dixon-Turner
  • Catherine Dabney Clemons

National Trends: Lea Knight, Chair

  • Miriam Harden
  • Melissa Parker
  • Kellyn Hodges
  • Lydia Mallet
  • Robyn Jones

Services to Youth: Darnell Belford, Kymberly Truman Graves (HBCU) Co-Chairs

  • Nicole Pullen Ross
  • Sheila Woods-Skipper
  • Louetta Hadley
  • Tamara Greenfield King
  • Deidre Farmbry
  • Sharon Parks
  • Charisse Lillie

Arts: Kelley Hodge, Chair

  • Kelley Hodge
  • Joye McDonald-Hamer
  • Annette McDaniel-Turner
  • Carol Horne Penn
  • Mavis Ball
  • Lydia Allen-Berry
  • Alycia Horn
  • Lavida Allen
  • Tanya Deyo


Link Lavida Allen

Link Melanie Allen

Link Lydia Allen-Berry

Link Bert Asbury

Link Crystal Ashby

Link Mavis Ball

Link Gabrielle Baugh

Link Darnell Belford

Link Nicole Black

Link Kimberly Bridges-White

Link Priscilla Sims Brown

Link Rebecca Chastang

Link Renee Chenault-Fattah

Link Catherine Clemons

Link Lisa Crutchfield

Link Caroline DeMarco

Link Tanya Deyo

Link Shariah Dixon-Turner

Link Erica Armstrong Dunbar

Link Linda Gilliam

Link Scheryl W. Glanton

Link Kymberly  Graves

Link Phoebe Haddon

Link Miriam Harden

Link Kelley Hodge

Link Kellyn Hodges

Link Adrienne Horn

Link Alycia Horn

Link Robyn R. Jones

Link Pamela Lanham
Link Tamara Greenfield King
Link Lea Daniels Knight

Link Charisse R. Lillie

Link Carolyn Oakley Lowe

Link Lydia Mallett

Link Annette McDaniel-Turner

Joye McDonald-Hamer

Link Charlotte McKines-Lawrence

Sylvia Watts McKinney

Link Rhoda E. McKinney-Jones

Link Thais McNeal

Link Eydie Miller-Ellis

Link Henri Moore

Link Bonnie Murdah

Link Melissa Parker

Link Sharon Parks

Link Carol Horne Penn

Link Theresa A. Powell

Link Nicole Pullen-Ross

Link Rosalyn Robinson

Link Heather Ann Ruddock

Link Lisa Channing Suarez

Link Susan C. Taylor

Link Lynda Thomas-Mabine

Link Marilou Watson

Link Alexcia Mikell Wells

Link Tina B. Williams

Link Marcellette Wise

Link Sheila Woods-Skipper

Penn Towne Past Presidents

Link Dr. Gwendolyn G. Hewlett
(First President )
Link Naomi Hamilton
Link Dr. Constance E. Clayton
Link Ora Bundy
Link Nettie Taylor

Link Reba Bowie
1985 (passed away while in office)

Link Ruth Moses

Link Carolyn Hall

Link Beverly Coleman

Link Ruth Bridges

Link Nina Kenney

Link Naomi Strange

Link Scheryl Glanton

Link Rosalyn Robinson

Link Joanna Lewis

Thelma Henderson

Caroline DeMarco

Link Thais McNeal


Link Constance Clayton

Link Ruth Bridges

Link Carolyn Hall

Link Annette Miller
Link Vivian Vaughters


Link Wilfreta Baugh
Link Yvette Bradford

Link B. Ruth Bridges

Link Constance Clayton

Link Beverly Coleman

Link Deidre Farmbry

Link Louetta Ray Hadley

Link Carolyn Hall

Link Thelma Taylor Henderson

Link C. Irene Hill

Link Joanna Lewis

Link Annette Miller

Link Emily Pollard

Link Vivien Vaughters

Link Louise Watkins

Link Leslie Wyche


Link Annette Miller

Link Louis Watkins