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Makeda Scott was born in Tampa, Florida but lived most of her life in Baltimore City, Md. She has twin sons and a daughter and has been married for 14 years. She received a B.A. degree in communications  from St. Augustine University in Raleigh, N.C.  After graduation, she attended Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga. When she returned to Baltimore City, Makeda utilized her exceptional journalistic skills as a Commissioner on the Maryland Transportation Board, a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Team, a member of the National Association of Journalists, and as a senior campaign strategist for a candidate seeking to become Baltimore City's mayor.


 As an effective communication leader and public affairs diplomat, Makeda accomplished many achievements at the following sites: 

WSB-TV Channel 2 (Atlanta, Ga.), Enterprise Foundation (Columbia, Md.)

American Federation of State and County Municipal Employees (AFSCME),

The British Embassy (Washington, D.C.), Congressman John Sarbanes Office (Washington, D.C.), and the League of Women Voters (Baltimore City, Md.).


The historic election of Makeda Scott in 2018 as the first Black female chairperson of Baltimore County's Board of Education is a tribute to her leadership, vision, and dedication to service. Makeda Scott is a proud member of the Emerge Maryland organization, the Women's Campaign School at Yale (Yale School of Law), and  Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Inc.


Traci Leach-Walker

Membership Coordinator

Traci is a wife and a mother of three children, who resides in Baltimore County, Maryland. For her undergraduate studies, she graduated from Villa Julie College (now known as Stevenson University), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Management.


For her graduate studies, she graduated from the University of Baltimore, with a Master of Science degree in Applied Psychology with a focus in Industrial Organizational Psychology. Traci is currently a procurement professional with nearly 20 years of experience in the field.


Traci loves spending time with her family, hiking, dancing, and reading. Traci is excited about the opportunity to serve as the Membership Coordinator for Five Star Women of Color.   


Ursula Bishop

Executive Assistant

ursula is a mother of two adult children, who resides in Baltimore, Maryland.


Deanna V. Ikhinmwin

Grant Writer

Deanna is a mother of two and a wife of over 35 years, who resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

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