About Oakland County Links

Our History

The Oakland County (MI) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (OCC Links) is one of 288 chapters (15,000 members) worldwide of one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of professional women of color.
Chapter was chartered  May 17, 1981.

For 38 years our Chapter has actively worked to enrich the lives of those we serve in Oakland County, specifically in the Pontiac Community.  Our fundraising efforts have helped to create transformational programming, including establishing a reading room at the Pontiac Public Library, equipping a classroom at the Women’s Survival Center in Pontiac; ACT and standardized test-taking tutoring; financial literacy training; Model United Nations team tutoring and sponsorship; health and wellness fairs.  In the Pontiac senior community we have provided computer training, physical and fiscal fitness programs and wellness classes.

At the  Pontiac Middle School, we have donated high tech, interactive flat screens, established a clothes closet filled with school uniforms for the students (that we restocked through the year), provided a  washer and dryer,  provided a field trip to “The Lion King” play, collaborated with students, staff and community leaders to create a vegetable garden in the courtyard at Pontiac Middle School, organized a school wide Christmas party the last 3 years with over 400 children in attendance in 2018.
Our chapter members have helped spearheading education and healthcare initiatives for schools in Jamaica.

Our Executive Board Members

Gwen Malone Rhodes
President
Gloria McDonald
Vice President of Membership
Linda Ware Smith
Vice President of Programming
Lorine Mays-Parker
Treasurer
Angela Davis
Financial Secretary
Tammy Golden
Recording Secretary
Jacqueline Munson--Gaines
Corresponding Secretary
JoAnne Holbert Quince
Co-Parliamentarian
Kristi Goldner
Co-Parliamentarian
Kathryn Littleton
Nominating Chair
Trudy Gallant-Stokes
Archivist/Historian

Our Active Members

Adrienne Foster
Alicia Boler-Davis
Alicia Nails
Angela Davis
Ayanna Hatchett
Barbara Whittaker
Cheryl Richardson
Deandria Kimble
Debbie Harris
Deidre Waterman
Duryea H. (Dee) Callaway
Donna Dulaney
Gloria McDonald
Gwen Malone Rhodes

Janice Green
Jacquie Munson-Gaines
Jelani Jefferson Exum
Joanne Holbert
Kathryn Towe Littleton
Kelly Hall
Kimberly Diamond-Berry
Kristi Goldner
Lauren Barton
Linda Ware-Smith
Lolita Isaac
Linda Thomas
Lorine Mays-Parker
Machelle McAdory

Pandora Ellison
Regina Phillips
Robin Wright-King
Robyne Thompson
Shirley Mann Gray
Tammy Golden
Teresa Rodges
Terri Moon
Tonya Hallet
Trudy Gallant-Stokes
Valencia Parker
Winifred Green
*Kathy Littleton
*Dierdre Waterman

*Charter Members

Our Alumnae Members

Carol Gibson
Laurestine Hatchett
Aljean Bibb
Anne Mare Ice
Carol Goss
Barbara Diamond
Dorothy Byrd Holloway
Elaine Robertson
Jane Hammond
Jane Savoy
Julia Pate

Linda Smith
Mabel A. Higgs
Pat Parker
Pat Smith
Paula Proctor
Rita Jenkins
Robbie Johnson
Roz Miller
Celeste (Shelli) McDermott
Thelma Dave

Affiliate Members

Lisolee Moten