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The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of more than 17,000 professional women of African descent in 299 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.


The Tacoma (WA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated was chartered in 1966, and the chapter celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 19, 2016. Visit to learn more.


Mentha Hynes-Wilson


Kay Wilson-Kirby

Vice President

Gina Youngblood Hatcher

Recording Secretary

Christina Abby

Corresponding Secretary

Barbara Jean Lane

Financial Secretary

Denita Harden-Patton


Iris Williams-West



Alyce McNeil
Angela Walker
Christine Turner
Connie Lassiter
Dorothy Williams
Ella Williams
Dorris Okoro
Helen Henderson
Joan Ray
Kirsten Watts
Lisa Shyne
Mary Green
Melva Copes
Pamela Davis-Thompson
Pamela Jones Hadley
Samantha Black-Parker
Sharon Freeman
Stephanie Croom Williams
Stephanie McGriff
Stephanie Tisby
Thelma Adenika Crovello
Tracy Flood-Harris
Vera Davis Marks
Victoria Fletcher
Alicia Stephens
Anne Wade
Denise Robinson
Frances Davis
Joann Jones
Kasaundra Moody
Kimberly Green
LaTonja Hunter
Rossalind Woodhouse
Stine Armstrong

Chapter Officers 2022-2024

  • President: Mentha Hynes-Wilson
  • Vice President: Kay Wilson-Kirby
  • Recording Secretary: Gina Hatcher
  • Corresponding Secretary: Christina Abby
  • Financial Secretary: Barbara Lane
  • Treasurer: Denita Harden-Patton
  • Parliamentarian: Iris Williams-West

Facet & Committee Chairs

  • The Arts: Christina Abby
  • Health & Human Services: Angela Walker
  • International Trends: Barbara Lane
  • National Trends: Gina Hatcher
  • Services to Youth: Tracy Flood-Harris
  • Archives & History: Anne Wade
  • Audit: Christine Turner
  • Bylaws: Stephanie Williams
  • Ethics & Standards: Sharon Freeman
  • Finance: Denita Patton and Barbara Lane
  • Fund Development: Sharon Freeman
  • Hospitality: Alicia Stephens
  • Inspirational Leader: Joan Ray
  • Membership: Kay Wilson-Kirby
  • Nominating: LaTonja Hunter
  • Organizational Effectiveness: Lisa Shyne
  • Program: Lisa Shyne
  • Protocol: Iris Williams-West
  • Public Relations/Communications: LaTonja Hunter
  • Retreat Planning: Mentha Hynes-Wilson
  • Rituals & Ceremonies: Mary Green
  • Scholarship: Christine Turner
  • Strategic Planning: Kimberly Green
  • Technology: Gina Youngblood-Hatcher