Twenty-two members comprised the original roster of the Chapter. They were: Cilla Lane Adkins, Dr. Beverly Jacques Anderson, Mary Theresa Anderson, Dr. Dolores E. Cummings, Mary Polly Douglass, Cheryl Gale Dowdy, Queen Logan Gladden, Dr. Verdell G. Graham, Dr. Venola L. Hill, Dr. Deanna Ford Horton, Dr. Mary E. Ivey, Dr. Judine Bishop Johnson, Tempy Brooks Lewis, Geneva Mays, Attorney Helen N. Miller, Raye Parrott Montague, Dr. Patricia Niles, Betty Quick, Jean Stephens, Dr. Barbara Dixon Simpkins, Jane Texiera, and Janie B. Taylor. Of the twenty-two members, the following were installed as the first chapter officers: Dr. Barbara Dixon Simpkins, President; Janie Taylor, Vice President; Jane Texiera, Recording Secretary; Dr. Judine Bishop Johnson, Corresponding Secretary; Dr. Beverly Jacques Anderson, Treasurer; and Dr. Deanna Ford Horton, Financial Secretary. Spouses and friends attended their chartering as along with members of the Arlington (VA), Harrisburg (PA) and San Francisco (CA) chapters, who welcomed the new members into the family of Linkdom. The Prince George’s County (MD) Chapter chartering program became the model that all future chapters-elect were encouraged to replicate.
Dedicated members who later served as Chapter President are as follows: Janie B. Taylor (1981-1983); Gloria T. Massie (1983-1985); Dr. Judine Bishop Johnson (1985-1989); Dr. Beverly Jacques Anderson (1989-1993); Dr. Deanna Ford Horton (1993-1997); Dr. Flavia B. Walton (1997-2001); Joyce E. Felder (2001-2005); The Honorable Gloria G. Lawlah (2005 - 2009); Virgenia L. Embrey-Brock (2009-20013); and Charlene Bey Proctor, Esq., (2013 – present). Under their leadership, goal-oriented, talented, creative, compassionate, resourceful and accomplished women volunteered countless hours over the years to serve the residents of Prince George’s County and beyond. They do so linked in friendship and service to deliver transformative and extraordinary programs and activities to make a difference where it counts in the lives of so many. Examples of this service include: