2020-2021 Executive Committee


Hon. Yvette Mansfield Alexander

Chief of Protocol

Baton Rouge City Court 

Baton Rouge, LA 

Hon. Harry E. Cantrell, Jr. (Ret.)

Magistrate Judge

New Orleans, LA


Hon. Bonita Coleman

Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois

Sitting in Domestic Relations Division 

Markham Courthouse

Markham, IL

Hon. Cassandra Collier-Williams

Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General Division, OH


​Hon. Marguerite Downing

Los Angeles Superior Court

Los Angeles, CA


Hon. J. Imani Drew 

Associate Judge

21st Judicial Circuit

Kankakee County, IL


Hon. Linwood Foust

Resident Superior Court Judge (Retired)

State of North Carolina

26th Judicial District

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte, NC


Hon. Alice Gray

Circuit Judge

Pulaski County Circuit Court, 12th (Civil) Division

Pulaski County Courthouse

Little Rock, AR   

Hon. Shelvin Louise M. Hall (Ret.)


Illinois First District Appellate Court

1st Division, Cleveland, OH


Hon. Priscilla Hall

New York State Supreme Court Justice

New York, NY

Hon. Marion Humphrey, Sr. (Ret.)


Pulaski County Circuit Court

Little Rock, AR


Hon. Freddrenna M. Lyle

Judge of the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois in

Chicago, IL


Hon. Herman Marable

67th District Court

Flint, MI

Hon. Debra Nance

46th District Court

Southfield, MI

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Hon. Luke A. LaVergne (Ret.)

Executive Director

The Family Court of East Baton Parish

Baton Rouge, LA


Hon. Monica McCoy Purdy

Associate Judge of the State Civil District Courts in Dallas County

Dallas, TX

Hon. Loyce L. Ryan

Shelby County General Session Court

Division 15, Memphis, TN

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Hon. M. Lynn Sherrod


Madison County District Court

Huntsville, AL

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Hon. Sheva M. Sims

Shreveport City Court

Shreveport, LA 


Hon. Rodney Smith

United States District Judge

Southern District of Florida

U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hon. J. Machelle Sweeting


Acting Supreme Court Justice

New York State Supreme Court


Hon. Alfreda Talton-Harris (Ret.)

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

Fifth Judicial District of Virginia

Suffolk, VA


Hon. Craig Walker

Acting Supreme Court Justice

Presiding Judge – Youth Part

Supreme Court Kings County – Criminal Term

New York, NY