History

History of NAAAHR

Incorporated in September 1998 in the State of Maryland, the NAAAHR was  co-sponsored by the Baltimore Black Human Resources Network and the  Washington DC Black Human Resources Network. The NAAAHR was formed by a  coalition of 17 local organizations of Black and African American  professionals and consultants from many cities across the country. We  are an association of 4300 members and affiliates and operate over 28  chapters and interest groups throughout the nation. Many of our members  affiliate with other professional and trade organizations but find their  local NAAAHR chapter a valued resource for shared learning,  professional development and personal growth opportunities.

History of NAAAHR-GNY

NAAAHR-GNY was officially chartered in September 1998 at the first annual conference in 1998.   The chapters were formed over the next two years and in October of 2000, NAAAHR-GNY was listed as one of the eleven founding chapters.

Membership was determined to be available to all professionals working in, affiliated with or interested in the field of human resources.  The New York Chapter was deemed Greater New York because of its location as a tri-state chapter with New York, Northern New Jersey and Connecticut being served by this organization.

A Board of Directors was formed with the following officers for 2001 in place:

President – Katrice Little-Simon
President Elect – William Rolack, Sr.
Secretary– Marilyn Christian
Treasurer – James Johnson
VP External Affairs – Vicki Cowan & Michelle Leathers
VP Legislative Affairs – Theodore Williams
New Jersey Regional Representative – Audrey Sanders
New York Regional Representative – Regina Wharton
Director-At-Large – Jim Wood