NAACP Senior Staff

  • Bradford Berry was selected as General Counsel of the NAACP in June 2015.  He is a proud product of the public school system in Cincinnati, Ohio and attended college at The George Washington University, where he majored in Economics and was elected both to Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. Read more.
  • Robert C. Billups Sr.  is the Interim Chief Financial Officer.
  • Aba G. Blankson is Vice President of Communications and Digital Media. Ms. Blankson oversees the NAACP’s internal and external communications plans for brand management, public engagement, social media presence, and media relations. Read more.
  • A passionate advocate for social impact and justice, Abeni Bloodworth brings twenty years of non-profit industry expertise rooted in linking philanthropy to social change and leadership to community impact. As the Interim Chief Development Officer, Ms. Bloodworth leads the development and execution of an ambitious strategy to support the vision of the NAACP’s leadership in the continued fight for racial equality. Read more.
  • Paula Brown-Edmé is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.
  • Andrea Brown Gee is the Vice President of Memberships.
  • Robin R. Harrison is the Interim Director of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau.
  • Lottie Joiner is the Editor-in-Chief of The Crisis magazine, the official publication of the NAACP. She is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience covering social justice, civil rights, race and ethnicity. Prior to joining the staff of The Crisis, Ms. Joiner served as an associate editor for Emerge magazine and worked for the American School Board Journal, where she covered issues surrounding educational equity. Read more.
  • Tiffany Dena Loftin is the Director of the NAACP Youth & College Division. In this role, she serves more than 700 Youth Councils, High School Chapters, and College Chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights. Ms. Loftin brings to the NAACP an extensive experience in and passion for membership-based organizing at the local, state, and national level. Read more.
  • Janette McCarthy Louard joined the NAACP as the Deputy General Counsel in April 2017. Ms. Louard is a graduate of Wellesley College where she majored in English and graduated cum laude with Department Honors. She went on to attend Columbia Law School where she was a member of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review. Read more.
  • Patricia Pinchinat supports NAACP staff and operations as the Vice President of Human Resources. She has more than 15 years of experience in the human resources field, with a special expertise in nonprofit organizations, and has served the NAACP since 2013. Read more.
  • Hilary O. Shelton is the Senior Vice President for Advocacy for the NAACP where he directs the NAACP Washington Bureau. Mr. Shelton has more than 20 years of experience in government relations and federal advocacy. Prior to serving as director to the NAACP Washington Bureau, Mr. Shelton served in a number of leadership capacities for leading civil and human rights organizations. Read more.
  • Eris T. Sims is the Sr. Director of Events Planning for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In this role, Ms. Sims is responsible for the planning, management and execution for a variety of NAACP meetings and events. Read more.
  • Carmen Watkins leads the NAACP’s field operations department as Interim Vice President. She previously served as the NAACP’s regional director for the West and Southwest. As an advocate and champion for social change, Ms. Watkins continues to develop and nurture innovative programming and civil rights advocacy campaigns that meet the needs of the community. Read more.
  • Jamal R. Watkins serves as the Vice President of Civic Engagement for the NAACP, leading the Association’s efforts to maximize the African-American community’s participation and representation in our democracy.Read more.