NAtional president valerie vallade
Soror Valerie Vallade is a founding member of Alpha Graduate Chapter, after having been inducted into Alpha Chapter in 1967. She has served both her undergraduate chapter and graduate chapters as Vice-President, and as a member of several committees. She spearheaded the scholarship program in support of one of the sorority’s primary tenets—educational advancement. Soror Vallade is a retired principal of the New York City Department of Education. Her career in secondary education spans more than 40 years. She is currently a Coach / Facilitator for the New York City Leadership Academy, where she supports new and experienced principals as they develop their leadership capacity.
National VICE President Nikki Calliste
Soror Nikki Calliste has been a member of Zeta since her induction to Beta Chapter in 1992. She serves as the national liaison to both the Membership Intake and History and Archives Committees and has worked on the Interim National Board to help lead the sorority through the first phase of the reorganization. Now as vice president she continues the work of ensuring adherence to the Founders’ principals and ideals.
Soror Calliste has been committed to the field of public education for over 20 years and is currently an Educational Administrator with the central division of the New York City Department of Education.
National TreASURER KARLA Calliste-EDGAR
Soror Karla Calliste-Edgar was inducted into Epsilon Chapter at Syracuse University in 1987 and has served on several committees within the organization, including Finance, Marketing and Branding, and Nominations and Elections Subcommittee. While on the Finance Committee Soror Calliste-Edgar was instrumental in working on the IRS process for obtaining non-profit status for sorority.
Soror Calliste-Edgar’s career in education has spanned over 30 years from preschools to universities. She is currently the Budget Coordinator for CIO office/ITS department at the University of North Florida.
NAtional secretary patricia bakeR
Soror Patricia Baker has worked with the Interim National Board in undertaking a Zeta Renaissance. She has worked on the History and Archives Subcommittee and the Current Membership Subcommittee. Soror Baker acted as Chairperson for the Nominations and Elections Subcommittee. In this position, she spearheaded the Nominations and Elections process by recruiting members to undertake this important function, and by acting as a non-voting advisor to the Nominations Committee which successfully completed the National Board elections of 2014.
Soror Baker is a retired Transit Manager from the MTA NYC Transit Authority after 30+ years of City/State service. She is most proud to have been a co-founder of the MTA’s Access-A-Ride Service for Transportation Disabled New Yorkers. Through this program, disabled people receive door-to-door rides throughout the five boroughs