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Erick Wright

Erick Wright


1980 Alabama State University Graduate
Communications Major

Currently residing in Lithonia, Georgia and serving his first term as President of the NAA. Erick recently retired after 27 years as a federal government employee. Prior to being elected President, Erick served as the First Vice President, and past president of the Metro Atlanta Alumni Chapter. He is a former Drum Major of the Mighty Marching Hornets Band and member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Erick’s goal is to significantly increase NAA membership through effective communications.

Shannon Cloman

Shannon Cloman

1st Vice President

1999 Alabama State University Graduate
Mathematics Major

Shannon is transitioning to the 1st Vice President position after serving the past four years as the Treasurer. Shannon is currently residing in Silver Springs, Maryland and committed to providing fiscal fidelity for National Alumni Association funds.

Shannon Lawrence

2nd Vice President

2001 Alabama State University Graduate
Business Administration/Marketing Major

Shannon was elected 2nd Vice President during the 2019 Biennial Convention for the next two years. Prior to this election, Shannon served as the Farwest Regional Director.

Tamara Lovejoy

Tamara Lovejoy


1997 Alabama State University Graduate
Biology Major

Tamara is currently residing in Douglasville, Georgia and she is serving her second term as the Treasurer after completing a four-year term as the Financial Secretary. Tamara is committed to maintaining funding for current and new membership as well as enhancing visibility into how each chapter pays a role with the NAA's financial health.

Nikki Manus

Nikki Manus

Financial Secretary

2002 Alabama State University Graduate
Communication/Radio/TV Broadcasting
Indiana Wesleyan University Master's Degree of Science Management
Project Management Professional-PMP
SAFe Certified Advanced Scrum Master-SASM
Technical Project Manager

Nikki is currently residing in Indianapolis, IN. serving her second term as Financial Secretary and is committed to documenting, recording and managing membership records in addition to providing fiscal fidelity for the National Alumni Association.

Yolanda Robinson

Yolanda Robinson

Recording Secretary

1982 Alabama State University Graduate
Computer Information Systems Major
Master’s Degree Business Management
Troy University

Yolanda is a dedicated public/community servant and a proven, experienced leader with a commitment to the NAA Foundation, Alabama State University, and it's students.

Vanda Jones

Farwest Regional Director

2010 Alabama State University Graduate
Psychology Major; Biology Minor
Television & Film Producer
CEO Cmnsoon Entertainment

Vanda was elected Farwest Regional Director in 2019 following the election of Shannon Lawrence as 2nd Vice President. In addition to Regional Director, Vanda is currently serving as President of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter.

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Donetta Greggs

Farwest Regional Representative

James Catledge

Midwest Regional Director

1969 Alabama State University Graduate
Elementary Education Major
Retired Educator Cleveland Public School System

James is currently residing in Gates Mills, Ohio.

Shannon Washington

Midwest Regional Representative

1996 Alabama State University Graduate
Accounting Major

Shannon resides in Chicago, IL where he currently serves President of the Chicago Alumni Chapter.  Shannon is a Residential Service Coordinator for Urban Development Corporation where he advocates for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities to ensure quality and affordable housing. Shannon was elected Regional Representative at the November 2020 Midwest Regional Conference.


Dolores Elias Allen

Dolores Elias Allen

Southeast Regional Director

1973 Alabama State University Graduate
English Major
M.Ed English
2001 Administrative Certification

Dolores currently resides in Phenix City, Alabama. Besides encouraging, supporting and assisting alumni members to engage and represent ASU with pride, my focus is recruiting and a retention of students.

Daisy Baxter-Glass

Daisy Baxter-Glass

Southeast Regional Representative

1966 Alabama State Graduate
English & Social Studies Degree

Retired from Newark New Jersey Board of Education. Relocated to Alabama in 2006. Currently lives in Headland, AL and is involved with the Senior Center, Church Clerk, Bowling League, and President of the Dothan Alumni Chapter.

Malcolm Mallory

Northeast Regional Director

Demeatrice Saunders

Northwest Regional Representative

1983 Alabama State University Graduate 
Business Administration (CIS) Major; Marketing Management Minor 
Federal Government IT Specialist (Ret.) 
Registered Representative/ Financial services
Demeatrice was elected Northeast Regional Representative in 2020. 
Previously held office(s): Philadelphia Chapter Corresponding Secretary, Northeast 
Regional Secretary.  Hometown: Verbena, Alabama

Vanessa Dickens

Vanessa Dickens Gadie

Past President

1982 Alabama State University Graduate
Early Childhood Education Major
Master’s Degree in Education
Alabama State University

Vanessa currently resides in Burford, GA. Vanessa is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Cromwell Handy

Cromwell Handy

Alumni Affairs Director

1980 Alabama State University Graduate
Accounting Major

As Director of Alumni Affairs for ASU, Cromwell serves as the conduit between the University and National Alumni Association with a goal of increasing alumni participation. Cromwell is a former member of the Mighty Marching Hornets.

Executive Officers

Title Name Address Email Phone
President Erick Wright 5499 Mayfair Crossing Drive
Lithonia, Ga 30038 404.783.0831
1st Vice President Shannon Cloman 13400 Bregman Road
Silver Springs, MD 20904 301.802.6941
2nd Vice President Shannon Lawrence P.O. Box 1054 
Gardena, CA 90249 310.538.2124
Recording Secretary Yolanda Sayles Robinson P.O. Box 6078
Montgomery, AL 36106 334.303.3797
Financial Secretary Nikki Manus 5940 Dunmore Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46254 317.506.1064
Treasurer Tamara Lovejoy P.O. Box 490807
College Park, GA 30349 770.634.8859

Regional Directors

Region Name Address Email Phone
Farwest Vanda Jones 5183 1/2 W 20th St.
Los Angeles, CA. 90016 310.704.9858
Midwest James Catledge 1815 SOM Center Rd
Gates Mill, OH 44040 216.469.5513
Northeast Malcolm Mallory 240.938.1985
Southeast Dolores E. Allen 87C Nuckols Rd
Phenix City, AL 36869 706.888.8619

Regional Representatives

Farwest Name Address Email Phone
Farwest Donnetta Greggs 541 Capistrano
Oakland, CA 94603 510.246.9840
Midwest Shannon Washington 550 E. 50th Place
Chicago, IL 60615 773.457.2887
Northeast Demeatrice Saunders 383 Osceola Ave.
Elkins Park, PA 19027 215.498.1364
Southeast Daisy Baxter-Glass 108 Huntingdon Dr
Headland, AL 36345 973.951.5561