Karen D. Murdockmoved to Columbus from Cleveland in 2012. She is an Income Tax Auditor for the City of Columbus in the Division of Income Tax. Karen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Administration in 2006 from Thiel College in Greenville, PA.
Karen is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and currently serves as the Treasurer of the Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter. Karen embraces her Sorority’s Elder Care initiative by playing bingo with the seniors of Summit Trace.
In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with her husband, Earle, and their 5 children.
Karen D. Murdock
Chevon A. Toleris currently employed as an Administrative Professional with the State of Ohio Department of Transportation. She holds an Associates of Applied Science from Columbus State Community College in Early Child hold education, two Bachelor of Science degrees from The Ohio State University with a concentration in Child and family studies and Technical Education and Training respectively. She also holds a Master’s of Science from Central Michigan University with a concentration in Human Resources and a certificate in General Business.
Chevon joined Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Zeta Zeta chapter, Columbus, Ohio in Spring 1999. Within the organization (locally and statewide) She has held several positions at the state and local levels. Those positions include Publicity Chair, Stork’s Nest chair, Financial Secretary, Elections Chair, Founders’ Day committee member. Chevon is also an Archonette youth advisor earning the recognition of the Columbus City Council for continued mentoring for young ladies in the community aged 14-18 years old.
Donnese "Nisi" Franklin currently serves as Public Relations Committee Chair for Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She is responsible for leading all publicity and marketing affairs, including but not limited to: website and social media maintenance, article publishing, chapter advertisement, scrapbooking, organizational paraphernalia.
Honors and achievements: 2009 Undergraduate Member of the Region for Minority Students in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS)
Educational background: Alumna of The Ohio State University, Class of 2011
Personal hobbies and interests include photography editing, graphic design, learning the Adobe suite and crafting.
Quote: “To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail”- G. Armani
Marketing & Public Relations
Dorothy "D" Maloneserves as Constituency Liaison for the Mayor’s Office of CelebrateOne. D is charged with engaging non-traditional partners to include the faith-based community, affinity groups, Greek organizations and the barber, beauty nail industries to align with and support efforts to reduce the city’s infant mortality rate through service, education and information exchange.
Prior to joining CelebrateOne, D held executive leadership roles in the fields of human resources and information technology for Governor Richard F. Celeste and three state treasurers. She transitioned from government to serve as Director of Membership Services at First Church of God and Director of Career Development at Dress for Success Columbus.
D is a member of First Church of God and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Columbus Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter and she serves on the Executive Board as Parliamentarian and is a member of the chapter’s membership and Z-Hope committees. A Columbus native, she earned her graduate degree from Mid America Christian University. D acknowledges the most important honor bestowed upon her is as proud mother to daughter, Emaí Cullynn Daniel.
Dorothy "D" Malone
Angela MC Cousin, Immediate Past President, is a Management Analyst with the City of Columbus, Department of Finance & Management, where she oversees the budget for the City’s Fleet Management Division.
Angela is a Columbus native who earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration, with a Finance concentration, from Florida A&M University (FAMU) in 2011.
Angela is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. where she currently serves as
Immediate Past President of the Gamma Zeta Zeta, Graduate Chapter. Angela also lends her financial expertise to the sorority by serving on the National Internal Audit Committee and as the Zeta Phi Beta Centennial Commission Finance Committee Budget Chair.
Angela is the wife of Leonard S. Cousin II.
Angela M.C. Cousin
Immediate Past President
Deborah Woodlyhas over twenty-seven years of non-profit accounting and governmental grants administration experience. Prior to starting her own fiscal consulting company, A.T.I.C. Consulting, LLC she worked in Columbus with several non-profit organizations to ensure their success in both their accounting systems and grants administration.
Currently, Ms. Woodly is contracted with the National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations, through the University of Massachusetts, Donahue Institute, supporting the efforts of the Office of Head Start to work with agencies across the country that receive Head Start funding, addressing areas of fiscal weaknesses and/or non-compliance, and providing a framework of technical assistance and training on the federal regulations that govern compliance, as well as fiscal capacity building.
Ms. Woodly received a BS from The Ohio State University, where she became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Xi Gamma Chapter in 1980, and served as President for the Chapter. As a member of Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter, she has served on various committees, and was President of the Chapter from 2015-2017. Ms. Woodly currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation.
2nd Immediate Past President
Monique A. Hall is an Associate Counsel for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Prior to joining Nationwide, Monique spent several years handling litigation in various practice areas, including product liability, consumer and mortgage law, whistleblower actions, workers’ compensation, and e-discovery. Monique is a proud, two-time Buckeye, having earned her juris doctor degree from Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University in 2002, following her 1999 summa cum laude bachelor’s degree in criminology, also from OSU.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Monique enjoys being active in community organizations, and is the Board Chair for the Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, which supports the charitable endeavors of the Columbus Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, where she is an active member.
She is also a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation, where she serves with other volunteer lawyers who give of their time and resources to advance the justice system in Ohio.
Monique A. Hall, Esq
Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation Executive Board Chair
Cathy Mock serves as corporate director of supplier diversity for Cardinal Health. She is responsible for leading the company’s national supplier diversity initiatives, which are designed to enhance its purchasing activities with small, minority-, veteran- and women-owned businesses.
Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Mock served as president of what is now the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council, an organization that helps member organizations identify and build relationships with minority-owned businesses.
Mock holds a BS in education from Bowling Green State University and a MA in public administration from Northeastern University in Boston. A Diamond Life Member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., she chartered the Psi Epsilon Chapter at Bowling Green State University in 1974. She is a past Great Lakes Regional Board Member and past president of Beta Zeta Zeta Chapter in Cincinnati and Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter in Columbus, Ohio.
Mock is the Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance Board Chair, a member of the Board of Directors for St. Stephen’s Community House, Pacesetters, Inc. and Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation.
Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation Executive Board Vice-Chair
LaRita M.J. Smith is an Information Technology professional. LaRita holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, from the University of Dayton and a MBA in Technology Management from Franklin University.
LaRita has served the community throughout her 25 year membership in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. In August 2012 she was appointed by the 24th International President Dr. Mary Breaux Wright to be the 12th State Director for Ohio. This office represents one of the two state representative positions on the regional board for the sorority. Local leadership responsibilities included serving on numerous committees and elected offices, notably as Chapter President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter and Board Chair of the Gamma Zeta Zeta Education Foundation, Incorporated [Charter Member].
A member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, she served as the Nursery Administrator for 15 years, and 20 years on the official board. She is a member of the Urban Resurrection Community Development Corporation board.
LaRita is a married mother of 2 very active daughters and is currently employed by the Columbus Regional Airport Authority.
LaRita M.J. Smith
Immediate Past Ohio State Director
LaShanda C. Coleman is an Academic Advisor and Recruitment Coordinator at The Ohio State University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a Specialization in Sport and Leisure Studies from The Ohio State University, Masters of Science in Student Affairs and Higher Education from Indiana State University and currently pursuing her Doctorate in Higher Education at Ohio University. She currently serves on the Columbus City Council Commission on Black Girls under the leadership of Councilmember Priscilla Tyson.
Initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Xi Gamma Chapter at The Ohio State University in the spring of 2003, she has held numerous positions at the local, state and regional levels. She currently serves as the 3rd Vice President of Gamma Zeta Zeta Columbus Graduate Chapter. Also an active member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council of Columbus since 2006, she has served as 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President, and President.
LaShanda is the Founder of Unleashed Sports and Fitness and a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. LaShanda is the proud mother of Jamari and Jameer Walls.
LaShanda C. Coleman
Lori Diazis a Licensed Funeral Director in the State of Ohio. She is the proud owner of Affinity Memorial Chapel. Her passion for people motivated her to choose this career path.
Lori’s educational career path includes a B.A. in Communication from The Ohio State University, Master in Business Administration and a Master in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University.
Lori is member of the Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church. Her professional organizations include Ohio Funeral Directors Association; Buckeye State Funeral Director and Embalmer Association; African-American Funeral Professionals of Central Ohio (co-founder); National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Ohio Chapter (charter member); and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Gamma Zeta Zeta Chapter.
After one year of membership she named the State of Ohio Zeta of the Year in October 2016 because of her zeal. She serves as the Z-HOPE (Zetas Helping Other People Excel) Chair which organizing the community service outreach for the entire Chapter. She serves on the Membership, Bi-Law and Public Relations Committees.