NAACP Winchester Area Branch
President - Michael Faison
1st Vice President - Kermit Gaither
2nd Vice President - Frank Murphy
Branch Secretary - Susan MacDonald
Assistant Secretary - Bill Endorf
Treasurer - Zonetta Scott
Assistant Treasurer - Gwen Borders Walker
Member-at-Large - Greg Scott
Member-at-Large - John David Smith, Jr
Member-at-Large - Deran Whitney
The strength and effectiveness of an NAACP unit can be determined by how well its standing committee’s function. Those individuals who serve on standing committees accomplish the work of the Association.
Committee Lead, Andy Gyurisin
The function of the Community Coordination Committee shall:
enlist the support of other community organizations on issues affecting the interest of African Americans and other communities of color.
Committee Lead, Helena Renne
The Economic Development Committee shall implement local efforts and support national programs to preserve and expand economic empowerment among African Americans and other communities of color by:
Researching and establishing relationships with private and public entities;
Supporting the work of the National Office in monitoring the progress and activity of private and public entities designated by national programs.
Implementing local efforts to promote the growth of business ownership;
Increasing employment and job creation; and
Encouraging business development and home ownership.
Committee Lead, Eric Reifinger
The function of the Education Committee is to:
Seek to eliminate segregation and other discriminatory practices in public education;
Study local educational conditions affecting minority groups;
Investigate the public school system and school zoning;
Familiarize itself with textbook material used in the school and seek to eliminate material there from which is racially derogatory;
Keep informed of school conditions and strive to correct abuses where found and;
Aim to be a center of popular education on the race questions and on the work of the association.
Committee Lead, Vacant
The function of the Housing Committee is to:
Study housing conditions in the local community;
Receive and seek to address complaints of discrimination;
Oppose all restrictive practices whether public or private; and
Disseminate information and render such other assistance which may eliminate discrimination in housing.
Committee Lead, Mady Jimenez Rodriguez
The Political Action Committee seeks to:
Increase registration and voting.
Work for the enactment of municipal, state, and federal legislation designed to improve the educational, political and economic status of minority groups.
Seek to the repeal of racially discriminatory legislation.
Work to improve the administration of justice.
Work to secure equal enforcement of the law; and
Keep the National Office and the Unit informed of all proposed legislation which affects minority groups.
This committee is nonpartisan and shall not endorse candidates for public office.
Committee Lead, Tiffini Wise
The function of the Legal Redress Committee is to:
Investigate all cases reported to it that have been identified as discriminatory.
Supervise all litigation in which the branch is interested and;
Keep the conference informed on the progress of every case. The Legal Redress Committee (LRC) shall not give legal advice.
Committee Lead, Darlene Walker
The Freedom Fund Committee shall plan and conduct fund-raising activities, including entertainment and other projects, for local and national purposes within the scope of the Association’s program. It shall work closely with the Finance Committee.
Committee Lead, Zonetta Scott
The function of the Finance Committee is to study the financial needs of the Unit and be responsible for drafting an adequate annual budget.
Committee Lead, Cassandra Renzy
The function of the Health Committee is to:
Work to promote, protect and maintain the health of African Americans;
Assess the health needs of the community;
Advocate for equal access to health education, care, treatment and research for all Americans;
Sponsor health-related activities such as health forums, fairs and workshops highlighting issues of importance to people of color; and
Support health initiatives of the Association.
Committee Lead, Frank Murphy
The function of the Membership Committee is to:
Work to maintain and increase the membership of the Association;
Be responsible for planning and organizing an annual membership campaign;
Solicit new members and secure renewals.
Committee Lead, John Copenhaver
The Religious Affairs Committee shall include ministerial and lay religious leaders who are members of the Unit. It shall:
Promote educational programs designed to give moral and ethical interpretation to the civil rights struggle.
Interpret the work of the Association to organized religious groups of all faiths.
Enlist the support of such organized religious groups for membership, fundraising, and the struggle for equality and full civil rights; and
Provide resource assistance for religious education and social action activities, associated with the improvement of race relations.
Committee Lead, Anne Imrie
The function of the Veterans Affairs Committee is to:
Seek to establish a working relationship with those agencies in government, national, state and local, having the responsibility in the affairs of members of the various Armed Services and Veterans and to see that the programs to which they are responsible are administered fairly and justly to members of the minority community.
Serve as a center of information on matters affecting the members of the Active Military, Reserves, State National Guard and Veterans.
Committee Lead, Jennifer Adams
The function of the Criminal Justice Committee is to:
Seek to eliminate harsh ad unfair sentencing practices that are responsible for mass incarceration and racial disparities in the prison system.
Support and seek to increase trust and public safety by advancing effective laws enforcement practices.
Fight for restoration of the voting rights of formally incarcerated people and removal of barriers to employment.