NCBW Announces New National President
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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. Announces New National President
Elizabeth A. Jones takes the helm of a nationally recognized organization that’s an advocate of
Black women and girls.
October 28, 2021, Atlanta, GA – The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated (NCBW), whose mission is to advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment, announced the election of Elizabeth A. Jones as its tenth (10th) National President at the 20th Biennial Conference on October 9, 2021, in Orlando, Florida.
“My vision is to continue the trajectory of NCBW as the premier advocacy organization narrowly focused on advocating on behalf of African American women and girls. I believe the organization is uniquely positioned to improve the lives of Black women and girls, and our future is limitless with possibilities we have yet to achieve. I am committed to creating within NCBW a culture of constant improvement – a core value system committed to pushing our organization. to exceed its perceived limits and each member to excel beyond what they think themselves capable of achieving in service to our programs, sisterhood, and constituents,” said NCBW National President Elizabeth A. Jones.
President Jones joined the NCBW Greater Cleveland Chapter, Cleveland, Ohio, in September 2010. During her tenure, she has successfully served locally and nationally for NCBW as Chapter President, National Membership and Audit Chair, and National Third Vice President of Membership and Chapter Development and has served on several national committees.
President Jones possesses forty-five years of combined executive, nonprofit, and leadership experience. She advocates for the underserved and disenfranchised populations through her work with Greater Cleveland, Ohio nonprofits and community settlement houses supporting education, daycare; seniors; women in transition; and voting rights.
President Jones is the principal owner and CEO of Brown Jones & Dansby Financial Services Inc., a full-service accounting firm located in Beachwood, Ohio. Before she transitioned to the private sector, she enjoyed over 20 years of executive leadership as the Healthcare Administrator for The MetroHealth System, a nationally ranked nonprofit public health care system in Cleveland, Ohio.
The Ohio native has enjoyed serving as the Ohio Coordinator for Education, Travel, and Culture Inc., a Foreign Student Exchange Program to increase understanding and tolerance of other cultures through our youth. In addition, President Jones was honored when selected as a member of the American International Health Association (AIHA) Delegation traveling to the Slovakia Republic and surrounding areas to provide training to Community Health and Social Service professionals.
“Over the past 4-years, I was extremely honored to have led an organization that became more unified and focused on achieving its mission and objectives. We overcame the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by maximizing our talents and strengths to build an even stronger national organization. I am confident President Jones will lead, advance, move forward, and improve our organization. She will empower our members to continue their strong advocacy work for Black women and girls in communities we serve and convey a strong vision of our future,” said NCBW Immediate Past President Virginia W. Harris.
President Jones holds a Bachelor of Administration from Hiram College and a Master of Business Administration and Accounting Certification from Baldwin Wallace College. She serves on several community boards in the Greater Cleveland area. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s Alpha Omega Chapter; National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Western Reserve Section, Community Advisory Board Case Western Reserve University Cancer Center and the Northeast Ohio Black Health Advisory Board – Cleveland, Ohio.
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Incorporated is a 40-year-old advocacy organization whose vision is that black women and girls will live in a world where socio-economic inequity does not exist. Thus, we advocate on behalf of black women and girls to promote leadership development and gender equity in the areas of health, education, and economic empowerment. As a voice for millions of black women and girls in the United States, the Coalition believes in inclusion, respect, racial and social justice, integrity, accountability, and collaboration. For more information, visit the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. at www.ncbw.org.