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2013 Officers with Judge Anna Demacopoulos

2014 Officers

President, Donna Miller

Raised in Chicago, DWSS President, Donna Miller, has been a resident of the South Suburbs for over 10 years. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University, Donna Miller is an accomplished professional having worked for several top healthcare companies with the personal mission of decreasing health disparities and creating pathways that ensure prosperity for the generations to come. She’s been heavily involved in community, civic, and political activities ranging from being a Red Cross Volunteer working in the area of HIV/AIDS, Sickle Cell, and Cystic Fibrosis to lending her expertise to various boards, organizations, and political campaigns. As a 2012 candidate for State Senate herself, Donna is a huge supporter of women running for public offices. As the wife of Dr. David Miller and the mother of two sons, Daniel and Donovan, Donna is also committed to raising awareness of the political process amongst the youth of America.

Vice President, Zaveola Coleman

Zaveola Coleman has a long history of serving, whether it be for her hometown village of Hazel Crest as the Veteran Commissioner, in her positions working as an educator, or in her 24 years of military service. Currently a retired veteran, she is an officer and member of the 8th Infantry National Guard Association of Illinois. Within The Association, she serves as the chaplain and chairperson of the Health and Wellness committee, and also as a member of both the Special Events and Scholarship committees. She’s an active member of the Dorie Miller 915 American Legion Post where she sits on the Housing committee. Zaveola, who has a bachelor's degree from Columbia College in Chicago, first became involved with the democratic process during the 2008 inauguration and hasn’t looked back since. She finds it a privilege to give back through DWSS, and firmly believes in the importance of supporting the process and planting seeds that nourish and grow the nation.

Secretary, Jean Rogers

Jean Rogers holds Master Degrees in both Public Administration and Social Work, and is a Board Certified Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Jean has actively worked in both the public and private sectors for over 30 years, and served as Region 27 Chair for over 1400 teachers and support professions. Additionally, she served on the Illinois Education Association Board of Directors for three years as well as other organizations. Jean is extensively involved in the community serving in many roles such as Adjunct Field Professor for Chicago State University, Aurora University, and Governors State University and as the United States Forum/United Nations Liaison Representative for Delta Kappa Gamma Alpha Sigma sorority. She is a mother of 4, grandmother of 5, and great-grandmother of 8 as well as a life member of Daniel Chapel A.M.E. Zion church.

Treasurer, Beverly Spencer

Beverly is the mother of one daughter, and has been a resident of the South Suburbs for over 20 years. She currently works for the Illinois Department of Revenue as a Revenue Auditor and is also a member of the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. Her first involvement in the world of politics was as an election judge, and progressed over the years to include becoming involved in several campaigns before becoming a member of the Democratic Women of the South Suburbs. Beverly is very excited to serve as the treasurer of DWSS, and to help this organization further it’s efforts in promoting the involvement of women in politics and democratic ideals.

Parliamentarian, Sharon Morrissette

Sharon Morrissette has a MA from Chicago State University, and is a retired educator of Chicago Public Schools. She has done extensive work in the education field, working as a participant on Chicago Board Of Education Social Science Framework writing team and as well as the Task Force revision team. She was also a staff presenter for the Board Of Education Academic Social Science Standards and Frameworks, and developed curriculum for University of Illinois’s High Achievement Program. Sharon campaigned for Harold Washington with an organization called One Thousands Lights. In 2012, she successfully rallied with Committee Chairman Riley Rogers to oppose the landfill expansion in Dolton, IL and to influence Gov. Pat Quinn to not sign the bill. Sharon has been involved with DWSS since 2011, and is thrilled to join her other exec board members in growing this organization into a more substantial resource for those residing in the south suburbs. God is the light in her life and she’s blessed with a lovely, supportive daughter.

South Suburbs of Chicago, IL