About Us

National History

Founders Sarah Strickland Scott and Margaret Roselle Hawkins

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of nearly 16,000 professional women of color in 288 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas.

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.

The Links, Incorporated is an organization of accomplished, dedicated women who are active in your community. The Links members are newsmakers, role models, mentors, activists and volunteers who work toward the realization of making the name “Links” not only a chain of friendship, but also a chain of purposeful service.

For more details about the national organization of Links, click here.

Local History

Charter Members 3
With fourteen civic-minded women comprising its charter membership, The San Antonio Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was formally installed during a chartering ceremony on December 10, 1960. The Charter Members of the San Antonio (TX) Chapter are: Ophelia Aycock, Josephine Bellinger, Helen Booker, Bella Cameron, Christine Clardy, Doris Horne Ellison**, Anna Harris, Vernis Hudgins, Myrtle Hurd, Alma Inge, Marion Johnson, Lillian Story, Julia Taylor and Augusta Whittier.

**Active Charter Member
Link Doris Horne Ellison

San Antonio (TX) Chapter

The Links, Incorporated


2019 – 2021

PRESIDENT, Paula E. Miles

FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, Kayla Jewitt Jackson

SECOND VICE PRESIDENT, Aissatou Sidime-Blanton



FINANCIAL SECRETARY, Velma Willoughby Kemp

TREASURER, Michelle Hayes


HISTORIAN, Doris Horne Ellison

CHAPLAIN, Karen Trotty Douglas

Current Members (Active)

Rosaland Guidry Anderson

Laura  Banks-Reed+

Yonnie Blanchette

Danese Blankenship

Deborah Stanton Burke

Jelynne LeBlanc Burley

Dianna Moseley Burns-Banks

Edra Anderson Bush

Sherrilynne Cherry

Marnice Cheryl Davis

Sharon Crockett-Ray

Mary Peters Davis

SchRhonda Dunn

Doris Horne Ellison*+

Kathryn Dorsey Harris

Rhonda Harris

Tricia Hilliard

Yvonne E. Hilliard

Renée Horne

Sharalyn Johnson

Yolanda Michelle Johnson

Angela Stokes Jolivette

Lillian Martin Jones

Sharla Jones-Flaum


Angela Kaiser

Wynette Hadnott Keller

Harriet O’Banion Kelley

Jennifer R. Kelley

Margaret A. Kelley

Alice Rose Kennedy+

Stacie H. Koonhow

Jeanine Martin

H. Donna Millhouse

Melissa Monroe-Young

Devethia Nichols-Thomposon

Kendahl Owoh

Bonnie Prosser-Elder

Francine Prosser-Johnson

Dionne Roberts

Geneé Schexnayder

Tara Margin Sutton

Sharon Gardner Swisher

Tina Tatum

Ivy Ruth Taylor

Joycelyn Theard-Battles

Monique Bell Verson

Christine J. Warren

Dorathy Washington

Tina Rawls Wright

Mattie Lynette Young

Alumna Members

Brenda Winborne Anderson

Thelma Taylor Andrews

Shawana Freeman Blair

Ollie Sanders Bryant

Tessye Thomas Carroll

Minnie Walker Collins

Deborah Collins Crawford

Joan Hartfield Duncan

Clarice Golightly-Jenkins

Maria Stevenson Greene

Clarice Thompson Jackson

Carolyn C. James

Barbara Price Lawrence

Aaronetta Hamilton Pierce

*Charter Member

**Western Area Nominating Committee Member

***Western Area Nominating Fund Development Chair

+Platinum Member