Undaunted by the fight

Shanon Belle, C’2008


Shanon Belle

Shanon Belle is from San Diego, CA.  She graduated from Spelman College with a B.S. in Chemistry in 2008. She works as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines and currently serves as President of the NAASC, Los Angeles Chapter. 

One of her primary goals is to ensure that students of color have access to quality and affordable education.

Tamika Brady

Vice President

Tamika Brady

Tamika Brady is a business consultant with over 15 combined years of experience working in real estate, technology, and sales. She currently resides in Los Angeles and works for a technology and telecommunications company within their global real estate department as a portfolio manager and strategic market planner. Tamika graduated from Spelman College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and MBA from Pepperdine University in 2020. In addition to her work, Tamika is the proud mother to her son Caleb and enjoys being an active member of the PTA where she serves as the co-chair of the literacy committee.  She enjoys volunteering, promoting academic excellence, and encourages college education.   Tamika is passionate about uplifting the next generation and believes education is the key to success. 

Dr. Jordan Greer, C'2012


Dr. Jordan Greer

A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Jordan Greer (C’ 2012) previously served as the Student Relationship Chair from 2020-2022.

As the Associate Director at USC Race and Equity Center, she engages education practitioners in meaningful conversations about racial equity and seeks to co-develop real-world solutions that ensure the success of racially minoritized students in post-secondary education.

As the Treasurer of the NAASC-LA Chapter, Dr. Greer hopes to ensure access to all of her Spelman sisters who wish to connect through community service and sisterhood.

She currently serves the NAASC-LA chapter as Treasurer.

Andrea Mills, C'1976

Financial Secretary

Andrea Mills

Andrea V. Mills graduated in 1976 from Spelman College – an Economics major. She earned a master’s degree, Applied Economics, from University of Michigan in 1979.

Upon returning to CA, she became an active NAASC-LA member in 1981. Since then, Andrea has served as corresponding, financial and recording secretary, chaplain, and recruitment (college fair) coordinator, and on committees.

A retired budget analyst (35 years, City of Los Angeles), she enjoys volunteering with church and community organizations.

Tobi Shannon, C'2016

Recording Secretary

Tobi Shannon

Tobi Shannon, C’2016, is the Recording Secretary for the Chapter. A native of NC, she was president of the Seattle-Tacoma chapter, before moving to LA to pursue an MBA & MPA.

Currently, Tobi works to dismantle the anti-Blackness that pervades our society, which includes being in community with her Spelman sisters!

Kia Bahner, C’1987

Assistant Recording Secretary

Kia Bahner

Kia D. Bahner graduated with a B.A. in English, class of 1987.  A native of Nashville, TN, Kia has had a lifelong affiliation with Historical Black Colleges and Universities.

Having practically grown up around her parents’ alma mater, Fisk University, she has developed a keen sense of service to all.

She served as both Vice President and President of the Nashville Spelman Alumnae chapter.

Her career path has been in independent school admissions, and in that field she has made a priority of supporting young Black students

For the past three years, Kia has been active with  NAASCLA chapter as Assistant Recording Secretary and now as Co-chair of the Membership Committee.

Pia Days C'2001

 Social Media Chairperson

Pia Days

Pia is a 2001 graduate of Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Drama and a 2004 graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill (MFA).

After service as Vice PResident with NAASC-LA, she became the Social Chaair (2016-present)

She is an actress an owner of Chocolate Tenders, LLC (Mobile Bartendering).

Pia is originally from Miami, FL and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Shanon Belle, C’2008

Corresponding Secretary

Ericka Abram

A native of Los Angeles, Ericka was raised in Oakland and grew up in Beverly Hills. The daughter of Black Panther Party leaders Elaine Brown and Masai Hewitt.

A 1992 graduate of Spelman College, Ericka remained in Georgia for several years working for CNN. Then she became the Director of Public Relations for the Tubman Museum in Macon. A move to Ohio led Ericka to the most rewarding and fulfilling work managing an art studio for young artists at Hattie Larlham, a residential medical facility for children with severe developmental disabilities. Additionally, Ericka created and curated several exhibits in Ohio including Sistas Thrive Art Revolution (STAR), Rubber City V-day , and BLAkron. She also curated an exhibit, “Centennial Celebration”, for the University of Akron’s Shirla R. McClain Gallery,

Currently Ericka is in pre-production talks for a limited series based on her upbringing while also completing her autobiography Black Panther Princess for Amistad Press at HarperCollins.

Robn Dionne Smith

Corresponding Secretary Co-Chair

Robin Dionne Smith

Robin Dionne Smith is a native of Washington, DC.  She received her BA in Theatre from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia in 1998.  Robin moved to LA in 2006 and joined the NAASCLA as a member.  
Robin has extensive experience as an actor but her life led her into corporate field management and training currently working as an Account Manager within the technology space.   After years of extensive travel for work, Robin is happy to have more time to commit to the chapter and is currently serving as Lip Revolt Chair and Corresponding Secretary Co-Chair.  She is also very active with DEI and recruiting minorities and HBCU alum.

Robin lives in Altadena, CA with her husband Wilson, and their dog Ginger.  When she is not working, she loves working out on her Peloton, boating, biking, hiking, and consuming as much Vitamin D as the sun can offer.   She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, and loves both sisterhoods immensely.

Judy Carey Copes, C'1969


Judy Carey Copes

Judy Carey Copes 1969, Sociology Major, Chaplin for NAASC-LA. Born, raised and educated in Detroit, Michigan. 

She is presently owner of JuAl Tutoring and Independent Project Consultant with Pearson.  Her passion is uplifting and inspiring future generations.

Trenee Sims


Trenee Sims

Trenee Sims is employed by the County of Los Angeles with nearly 25 years. She is currently a member of the National Council Of Negro Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Trenee’s passions include spending time with her family, training her Boxer puppies, cooking, gardening, and restoring old homes. Trenee graduated from Spelman in 1986 with a degree in English.

Taylor Hunter, C'2016

Recruitment Chair

Taylor Hunter

Taylor Hunter born and raised in California, graduated from Spelman in 2016 with a BS in Biology, and currently works for UCLA Health.

In her free time she loves to travel, coordinate international tours for women and is a coordinator for BGSC.

As an advocate of the HBCU experience and education she assists with chaperoning HBCU tours across the country.

Taylor loves taking on new opportunities that allow her to grow, learn and give back to her community. 

Erin Kimble, C'2019

Membership Chair

Erin Kimble

Erin Kimble C’2019 is from Los Angeles, CA. graduated with a B.A in Psychology. She is a candidate for a Master of Science in Counseling with a focus in School Psychology at California State University, Los Angeles.

She currently serves as the Administrative Assistant Intern at UP Church. In her free time, Erin enjoys exploring restaurants and journaling.

Yvonne Anderson, C'1974


Yvonne Anderson

Yvonne Anderson MPA – Class of 1974; from Washington. D.C.  Experienced Manager and Analyst with a demonstrated work history in local government administration.

Previously employed with the County of Los Angeles- Department of Mental Health as a Healthcare Budget Analyst. 

Currently employed with the Gailen and Cathy Reevers Center for Community Empowerment as Executive Director.

Ann-Marie Rice, C’1987

Brunch Chair

Ann-Maria Rice

Ann-Maria Rice – simply known as Maria graduated with a BA in political science in 1987. Maria currently serves as Chapter President after serving as VP, Recording Secretary, and President.

Maria has over 20 years of business development, consulting, sales and leadership for various companies and organizations.

Maria believes in putting humanity first while dedicating her life to serving others and helping young black girls find their black girl magic.

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“It’s my choice and I choose to change the world.”

– Sarah Stephens Benibo c’2007