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 one of the sorority’s primary tenets—educational advancement. She is currently the Chair of the Events and Philanthropy Committee, in addition to her position of Vice- President of the National Board.
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 principals as they develop their leadership capacity
National VICE President Nikki Calliste
A member of Zeta since 1992, Soror Nikki Calliste also serves as the national liaison to both the Membership Intake and History and Archives committees. Her main goal is to effectively lead the sorority through the first phase of the reorganization while helping to ensure adherence to the Founders’ principals and ideals.
Committed to the field of public education for over 20 years, Nikki is currently an Educational Administrator with the central division of the New York City Department of Education.
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.