Reverend Talbert W. Swan, II
1st Vice President
Ida R. Flynn
She decided to run for the Executive Committee, and was elected. In 1980, her friend decided not to run again. Ida was urged to run and she was elected President.
During her tenure as President, Ida and the Board instituted many initiatives. She was a fierce advocate for social justice and a strong voice for communities of color. Ida continues her work through her church and in the community.
2nd Vice President
Rev. Mark A. Baymon, Sr.
Pastor Mark Baymon is the founder and Senior Pastor of Deliverance Center Ministries, a church designed to meet the needs of the total person regardless of race color or creed. Pastor Baymon has been the architect of partnerships, serve the Springfield community, surrounding areas and the world through outreach ministries and various services. He has a heart for the well being of the community and endeavors to ensure that much needed services such as, but not limited to, daycare, after school programs, summer camps, homeless nutrition programs and young men and women mentoring programs are available to those in need.
Sophia E. Jeffery is a resident of the Upper Hill Neighborhood of Mason Square in Springfield, MA. She was a Corporator for Springfield Institution for Savings from 1987 – 1994; was a member of Board of Directors, Spanish American Union for many years; is a member of the Springfield Branch of NAACP since 1979; from 1983 to 1993 served on the Governing Board of Springfield Redevelopment Authority and was Chairperson for six years. Sophia was also on the Board of the Mason Square Development Corp.; and was a board member of the Preschool Enrichment Team. She is currently the President of Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
Sophia is a 20 year member of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee; Springfield Democratic City Committee; and was Treasurer of Hampden County Democratic Committee from 1987 – 1993. .
Sophia is the window of Will Jeffery and the proud mother of three children and seven grandchildren. In January, 1990 Sophia was recognized by President Bush as one of his Thousand “Points of Light.” She was the 32nd person recognized. After thirty plus years, Sophia retired from the Early Childhood Centers of Greater Springfield as Director of Social Services/Health where she was responsible for providing Social and Health Services to three hundred families of children enrolled in the day care center.
Elected Executive Committee
Neel Abdul Hameed
Ann Bailey Leavenworth
Attorney Maurice Powe
|Armed Services & Veterans Affairs||Vacant|
|Communications, Press & Publicity||Vacant|
|Labor & Industry||Vacant|
|Legal Redress||Maurice Powe, Esq.|
|Membership||Ida Flynn/Leslie Smith|
|Religious Affairs||Rev. Mark Baymon/Rev. J.P. Morgan, Jr.|
|Women in the NAACP||Vacant|
Each committee establishes its meeting schedule based on the availability of its members. If you are interested in joining a committee, please email the respective committee chair(s) above or call the Springfield Branch at 414.650.6154 for more information.