NBDA Board

The NBDA Board of Directors is comprised of the following: four (4) Executive Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer; four (4) Regional Representative for NBDA Regions of Eastern, Midwestern, Southern, and Southwestern; and two (2) Appointed Board Members for special expertise. The Executive Officers are elected in an odd year at the biennial NBDA national conference while the Regional Representatives are elected in an even year at their respective regional conferences. Both Officers and Regional Representatives serve two-year term.

NBDA Board History

Executive Board

Ex-Officio Member
All Standing Committees

Program & Committee Oversight

  • Advocacy & Policy Committee
  • Achieves Committee
  • Black Deaf Senior Citizens Program
  • Chapter Development
  • Media & Communications Committee
  • Partnership
Isidore Niyongabo

Isidore Niyongabo

President
Texas, 2019-2021 Term
Isidore.Niyongabo@nbda.org


Chair, NBDA Board of Directors

Program & Committee Oversight

  • Academic Scholarships (NBDA & Partners)
  • Bylaw Committee (Chair)
  • Chapter Development
  • Collegiate Black Deaf Leadership Institute
  • Miss Black Deaf America Pageant
  • Partnership
  • Youth Empowerment Summit
Samuel Holden

Samuel Holden

Vice President
California, 2019-2021 Term
Samuel.Holden@nbda.org


Program & Committee Oversight

  • Chapter Development
  • Membership Committee (Chair)
Ashlea Hayes

Ashlea Hayes

Secretary
California, 2019-2021 Term
Ashlea.Hayes@nbda.org


Regional Representatives

Southern Region

Vyron Kinson

Vyron Kinson

Southern Regional Representative
Georgia, 2018-2020 Term
SouthernRegion@nbda.org

Marcus Washington, Alternative Representative
                              Alabama, 2018-2020 Term


Appointed Board Members