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National Chair

Janice Brooks

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Janice Brooks has over 20 years in public service leadership. At the federal level, she has been a human resources and labor-management expert at the U. S. Office of Personnel Management, the National Labor Relations Board, and the Department of Treasury. Mrs. Brooks is also a past state executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Most recently, as a senior fellow of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative, Janice has been devoted to the revitalization of small rural towns in her native Mississippi through engagement with municipality leadership and nonprofits that promote economic revitalization, social equity advocacy, and sustainability.


Mrs. Brooks serves as chair of the national board of directors of the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. and founding chair of the NCBW Metro-Jackson Chapter. She is a proud long-time life member of NCBW. Mrs. Brooks is also a past board president of Hannah House, Inc., former honorary national chair of Women in the NAACP and life member, as well as former board member of the Creative and Performing Arts Center. Chair Brooks has received multiple awards across the nation recognizing her commitment to service. 

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