Welcome to NABA Metro DC Chapter page. Our inclusive mindset encourages membership from college students to entry-level staff to senior executives. To increase transparency and future opportunities for our members, we are offering a number of new strategic and distinctive events and activities this fiscal year. These events and activities will provide networking, personal and professional growth that will embody NABA's goals and motto "Lifting As We Climb."
We are committed to support the advancement of our members through new programming initiatives this fiscal year to continue to understand the needs of both our members and corporate partners to enhance the return on investment. The NABA Metro DC Chapter offers a variety of options to both members and non-members that want to improve their business proficiency. We look forward to having you participate in one of the many informative professional development sessions, beneficial community service initiatives, career enhancing networking opportunities along with the many other member benefits.
The Metropolitan Washington, DC chapter, founded in August 1972, was the first chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) established outside of New York. Marion Holmes, who led the founding group, was elected the first chapter president.
Programs in the first year included the co-sponsoring of the Education Symposium for Accounting Instructors for Predominantly Black Colleges in Conjunction with the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. The chapter members also participated in a career day activity sponsored by the National Negro Women’s Business and Professional Club.
Rudolph Graham, MBA – President
Jamal D. Burise, CICA – Immediate Past President
Tyrone Jones, MBA, CTP – First Vice President
Thema Patterson, CPA – Second Vice President
Ashley Hagans, CPA, CGFM – Third Vice President
JoAnne Pittman – Treasurer
Seymone Ellis, CPA – Secretary
Bobby Chungong – Co-Director, Membership
Dehkonti Paelay, CPA – Co-Director, Membership
Valerie Fomengia – Co-Director, Student Member Services
Brittany Wilson – Co-Director, Student Member Services
Phyllis Carter – Co-Director, Financial Literacy
Kimberly Baptiste – Co-Director, Financial Literacy
Ozoemena Nnamadim – Co-Director, Programming
Joyce Harris – Co-Director, Programming
Bobby Chungong – Director, Corporate Partnership
Nikki Akinyeye, CPA - Co-Director, VITA
Andrea Smith, CFE - Co-Director, VITA
Mavis Robinson, MBA - Director, ACAP