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All aspects in the operational of BPIA is  managed by an accomplished volunteer board of directors. This group uses their collective expertise, time, and resources to advance the goals and to assure the visibility of the organization. 

Founder, Barbara C. Patterson

President, Sylvia Stanfield, US Ambassador (ret.)

Vice President, Business and Economic Development, J. Calvin Wiliams

Vice President, Education and Exchange, John-Ubong Silas

Vice President, Professional Development, Earl Yates 

Secretary, Ayala Brooks Hazell

Assistant Secretary, Eunice Reddick, US Ambassador (ret.)

Treasurer, Cory Bullock

Assistant Treasurer: 

Historian, Cynthia Johnson

Board Members-at-Large

Lassine Cherif

Sandile Hlatshwayo, Ph.D.

C. Steven McGann, US Ambassador (ret.)

Yvonne Hubbard 

Jeanne Toungara, Ph.D. 

BPIA membership is open to all applicants without regard to race, religion/creed; race/ethnicity; national origin; gender; sexual preference or identify.

Contact Us
BPIA Board:

Mailing Address:
BPIA P.O. Box 55992 Washington, DC 20011

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