Marilyn Jasper, President

Vice President (State of CA); Chaplain (Pacific Region)

In August 2011, Marilyn and six amazing women chartered the Zeta Amicae of Long Beach and have helped grow the auxiliary to where it is today.  She has served on the local, state and regional levels of the national auxiliary. 

Marilyn is the proud mother of one daughter - who is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; is a faithful member of Bethany Baptist Church of West Los Angeles; was educated at Southwest Community College and ITT Institute; and has been employed for the United States Postal Service with over 25+ years where she currently works as Supervisor of Customer Service.  Marilyn currently serves as President of the National Association of Postal Supervisors, Branch 39, and currently serves as President.

Constance "Renee" Henderson, Vice President

President (State of CA) & Member-at-Large Rep. (Pacific Region)

Renee is a native of California.  She learned early how to discover a need and find a solution, how to transform “ambition into action,” and how to give back more than you receive.  Giving back has always been Renee's mission. She has worked for private, city and non-profit organizations with experience as Asst. Director of Programs, Site Supervisor, and in Accounting.  She received formal education in Early Childhood Education and Sociology and has worked with mentally disabled adults, homeless children and financial systems.  With her passion for people, education, and keen work acumen, Renee took a leap of faith and is the owner of her own childcare center.  She now has the creative freedom to teach young minds through art and play.  

Renee plays an active role in her community by serving on the board for homeless children, advocating for women and children, and supporting programs that benefit youth. For Renee, this is yet another way to give back to her community and make a difference.

Her heart and commitment to serving others lead her to seek an organization whose mission of dedication and services with hands on involvement in the community.  In fall of 2014, Renee jumped at the chance to become a member of the Zeta Amicae of Long Beach.  Being a part of this auxiliary has afforded her the opportunity to play a more active and extended role in her community.

Her biggest accomplishment is being a loving and supportive mother to her only daughter.

Monitra Shine, Secretary

Treasurer (State of CA)

Monitra is a native of Long Beach, CA who attended Long Beach City College and Educorp Career College.  She has volunteered with the Long Beach Poly Jr. Jackrabbits Football Association since 2004 and has held the positions of Team Mom, Asst. Coach, Head Coach, Team Manager, League Secretary, Asst. Cheer Coordinator, and currently serves on the Executive Board as Cheer Coordinator.

 

Monitra was introduced to the Zeta Amicae of Long Beach in 2012 by her best friend and fellow Amicae.  Monitra spent that year attending programs, service events and shadowing the ladies in the Zeta Amicae before joining in fall 2013.  Since becoming an Amicae, she has held the position of Recording Secretary and currently serves as Vice President.  She was recently elected as Treasurer on the State level.

 

Monitra has worked in healthcare industry for almost 20 years with Molina Healthcare, St Joseph Hospital and UCLA.  She is working as a Provider Configuration Information Analyst for Molina Healthcare Inc. of Long Beach (9 yrs).  Her experience also includes working for Bank of America for six years.

 

Monitra is a proud mother of two daughters who was/is a faithful member of the Zeta Youth Auxiliary.  Her oldest is now a Junior at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ and her youngest has been a member of the Beach Cities Pearlettes for 3 years.  Monitra enjoys spending time with my children, team (cheer), reading and any crafts that comes her way - she specifically loves rhinestoning which is why she is also known as the ‘Bling Queen’.

Cynthia Ballard-El, Corresponding Secretary

Cynthia is a charter member of the Zeta Amicae of Long Beach, an auxiliary of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  She was honored as the first Amicae of the Year and recipient of the "Diamond Award" presented to her by Sigma Eta Zeta chapter in 2013.  Her positions as an Amicae include Treasurer and State Parliamentarian, and currently serves as Corresponding Secretary.

Cynthia is a loyal and loving wife of 30 years.  She is a proud mother of six beautiful children: four lovely daughters and two sons; and over twelve grandchildren.  Volunteering is her first love.  For over thirty years Cynthia has helped start numerous community-focused programs, school supplies giveaway, and donating socks to the homeless and has worked and served in various local communities (i.e., Compton, Carson, Los Angeles, Long Beach).

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Sayona "Tina" Greene, Treasurer

Sayona "Tina" Greene is an Executive Assistant at a non-profit organization in Los Angeles, CA and a small business owner.  Sayona has worked with “at-risk” in the non-profit sector for 25 years.

​Sayona was the first person in her family to attend college.  While attending Los Angeles Southwest College, she was on the Dean's List and earned an Associates of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a certificate in Business Management (both with honors) from Ashworth College.

Amica ​Sayona became a member of the Zeta Amicae of Long Beach in 2016 and truly enjoys participating in service events, reading, baking, and spending time with family.  She is the proud mother of one son who serves in the U.S. Army. 

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