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Former Presidents

Cecelia R. Huff, JSM
President 2021-2022


Mrs. Cecelia Huff is a Charter Member of the Omega Rho Omega (ORO) Chapter and served as the first Parliamentarian of the newly chartered chapter. 


Mrs. Huff's administration theme was Sisterhood, Service, Leadership!  The theme fostered The PinkPrint, an inclusive plan to build strong members (Core), engage in passionate community service (Heart) and emphasize supreme leadership (Crest). Designing with the big picture in mind to build the ORO house:


  • Increased membership, growth, and development of the chapter by 150% to 125 active members. 

  • Conducted and guided our first Spring 2022 Membership Intake Process (MIP), welcoming 39 new lovely members to the chapter.

  • Led our first 2021 Founders’ Day Program exclusive to chapter members, Regional Director, and local public officials in the community.

  • Facilitated our milestone 2022 Chapter Five Year Anniversary celebration, including Regional leadership and many local community public officials in attendance representing Eastern Henrico, New Kent, and Charles City County.

  • Continued fostering and building relationships with our local elected officials in the community.

  • Awarded the chapter’s first Lisa Winn Bryan Scholarship recipients while recognizing and awarding our continued ORO scholarship recipients.

  • Held our first major successful fundraiser: Pink Pearls Scholarship Gala.

  • Participated and collaborated with local surrounding chapters in Sisterly Relations and Program events, including Joint Founders’ Day.

  • Successfully partnered with the community, Divine 9 members, and other organizations for many program events, including Heart Health, Stroll & Roll – Veteran Collection Drive, and The Pink Power Up - Breast Cancer Awareness.

  • Increased community involvement and development. Participated in many monthly engaging programs and events that benefitted the entire community.

  • Conducted  Chapter Sisterly Relations Membership Retreats and Operations workshops.

  • Creation of The PinkPrint, the President’s Newsletter to disseminate additional chapter and membership information to keep members informed.

  • Chapter recipient of the 2022 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference Awards and Recognition to include: Membership Reactivation, Connection & Social Action, Women’s Healthcare and Wellness, Building Your Economic Legacy, Education Advancement Foundation (EAF) Gold status, and Best of the Best.

  • Launched Walking With The Madam Challenge to promote healthy walking and lifestyle.

  • Transitioned successfully from Virtual to Sisterhood Live chapter meetings and events.

  • Kicked Off Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) and Soaring to Greater Heights of Service and Sisterhood with the leadership of our new International President.


Mrs. Huff was initiated into the Delta Omega Chapter in Petersburg, Virginia, in the Spring of 1999.  In 2022, she was appointed to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Risk Management Committee.

Candra E. Parker
President 2019-2020

Candra Parker

Candra Parker’s administration saw the Omega Rho Omega chapter’s attainment of the milestone of 50 members, as a result of the chapter’s reactivation efforts. With the theme of Mindful Sisterhood, Impactful Service, highlights included:


  • Built infrastructure and processes to transition Chapter Operations to virtual only environment, in accordance with safe practices established by our leadership.

  • First time serving as host chapter for the Regional Director’s 2019 Northern Western Cluster meeting, held at Virginia State University.

  • Kicked Off Annual Reactivation Day Events.

  • Premiered “Care for Care Givers” Workshop for the community.

  • Accomplishment of two chapter retreats each year, including the first Chapter Operations Retreat, Sisterly Relations Retreat and the Spiritual Retreat, “Fuel for the Fall”.

  • Launching of chapter website with a Members Only area. 

  • Acquisition of the chapter shield to support chapter branding and recognition

  • Participated in collaborations with metro-Richmond chapters for #CAP and Connection Committees.

  • Building relationships with elected officials and representatives of Henrico, New Kent and Charles City county schools.

  • First Chapter Evaluation with Regional Standards Committee.

  • Facilitated on-going relationships with churches in service area, including St. James and Antioch Baptist churches.


Ms. Parker was initiated into the Theta Kappa chapter at the University of Virginia in the Spring of 1982. She is a Silver Star.

Lisa Winn Bryan
President 2017-2018

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Dr. Lisa Winn Bryan was installed on April 22, 2017, as the first president of the newly chartered Omega Rho Omega (ORO) chapter.


Winn Bryan’s focus was the establishment of ORO culture as a new chapter with the administrative theme Pursuing Chapter Excellence:


  • Creation of the names for the interest group, the Cultured Pearls of the James, the chapter newsletter, Pearl Press, and constant messaging that “We Help Each Other.”

  • Chartering leadership in the service area of Charles City, the birthplace of the 22nd International President, Janet Jones Ballard; this was an administrative highlight of the 29th International President, Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson

  • The establishment of a sorority marker by the 18th Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Joyce Henderson, on the campus of Virginia Union University for alumna Janet Jones Ballard outside of the Allix B. James Chapel at Coburn Hall

  • The First ORO chapter scholarship was administered through a gift by Dr. Joseph Johnson, former interim president of Virginia Union University

  • ORO Adopt-A-Highway marker in Charles City, Virginia

  • Winn Bryan is a former interim vice president at Virginia Union University and a strong supporter of HBCUs; there were many partnerships with VUU during the first ORO administration


Winn Bryan was initiated into the Lambda Chi chapter at James Madison University in the Spring of 1989. She is a Life Member.

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