Executive Committee

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Jacque Ballard
president2@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Earl Calloway Jr. – 1st Vice President and Chairperson, Community Outreach
vicepres1@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Maxine Grant – 2nd Vice President and Chairperson, Membership Services
vicepres2@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Lawrence Bradford – 3rd Vice President for Youth and Young Adult Affairs
vicepres3@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Paula E. Davis – Treasurer
treasurer@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Mary Yearby – Assistant Treasurer

Stephanie G. Davis – Recording Secretary
recsec@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Donna Spring – Corresponding Secretary & Events Calendar
calendar@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Joseph Nelson – Sergeant At Arms
sergeant_at_arms@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Navada “Peaches” Warren – Chaplain
chaplain@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

TBA – Historian
historian@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Earl Pope, President Emeritus
epope8704@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Beverly Lindsay Johnson – Immediate Past President
blindayjohnson@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

COMMITTEES

Membership Services – Jacque Ballard
membership1@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Community Events Calendar – Donna Springs and Renita Smith
calendar@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Hand Dance Ministries – Navada “Peaches” Warren, Chairperson
hdministries1@nationalhanddanceassociation.org

Fundraising – TBA

APPOINTED POSITIONS

Parliamentarian – TBA
Historian – TBA
Legal Affairs Advisor – John Mercer, ESQ
Newsletter Editor – TBA
Media and Public Relations – Beverly Lindsay Johnson

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TBA – Chairperson
John Mercer, ESQ

Jacque Ballard - President

President

Jacque Ballard, President Born and raised in Washington DC. Learned to hand dance a Susa Junior High School. At lunchtime, we had “Soc Hops” where we danced for the entire hour everyday. While in middle school and high school, I …

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1st Vice President and Chairperson Community Affairs

Earl Calloway Jr. — 1st Vice President and Chairperson Community Affairs Earl Calloway Jr.  was the first Vice President of the National Hand Dance Association in 1996. A native Washingtonian, Earl graduated from Cardozo High and spent several years at The …

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Maxine Grant

2nd Vice President

Maxine Grant – 2nd Vice President and Community Historian Also a native Washingtonian, Maxine Grant was born and raised in the southeast and northwest sections of Washington, D.C.  She retired from the Federal Government after 41 years of service at …

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JoJo Nelson, Vice President

3rd Vice President

Joseph “JoJo” Nelson – 3rd Vice President for Youth & Young Adult Affairs Affectionately known as JoJo, he has been a dedicated member of NHDA since 1995. He has enjoyed the Hand Dance community since 1990 and supports all Hand …

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Donna Springs

Corresponding Secretary, Events Calendar Coordinator

Donna Springs — Corresponding Secretary, Events Calendar Coordinator I was born on November 5 at Adams Hospital (private hospital) in Washington, DC. My primary education began in the Allegheny County (PA) public school system until 1956, then transferred to District …

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Stephanie Davis

Recording Secretary

Stephanie Davis – Recording Secretary My name is Stephanie Davis and I am a Washingtonian born on July 9th. I graduated from McKinley High School. Yeah TECHITES!!! I have been dancing for about 15 years. Feeling a void in my …

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Navada Peaches Warren, Chaplain

Chaplain

Navada “Peaches” Warren – Chaplain Affectionately known as “Peaches”, she is one of the original members of the National Hand Dance Association formed in 1994, and currently serves as the NHDA Chaplin and the Chairperson of the Hospitality/Benevolence committee. She is considered …

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Parliamentarian

Herb Smith — Parliamentarian Herb Smith has been a faithful member of the National Hand Dance Association since the mid-1990s.  He has been hand dancing since 1957 when he won a talent show with his classmate at Shaw Jr. High …

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Maxine Grant

Hand Dance Community Historian

Maxine Grant —  Hand Dance Community Historian Also a native Washingtonian, Maxine Grant was born and raised in the southeast and northwest sections of Washington, D.C.  She retired from the Federal Government after 41 years of service at the U.S. …

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Elizabeth Clark-Lewis

Historian

Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Historian Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, PhD  is Professor of History at Howard University and the Director of the Public History Program. The former Director of Graduate Studies is the past National President of the Association of Black Women Historians; has …

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Earl Calloway

Sergeant At Arms

Joseph “JoJo” Nelson – Sergeant At Arms Affectionately known as JoJo, he has been a dedicated member of NHDA since 1995. He has enjoyed the Hand Dance community since 1990 and supports all Hand Dance activities. His introduction to the …

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NHDA Committees

Community Calendar – Renita Smith, Coordinator Renita joined the NHDA in 2008, and has been the Community Calendar Coordinator since that time.  She is a dedicated member of NHDA and not only coordinates the monthly NHDA Community Calendar, Renita also volunteers in assisting with activities …

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