Officers are elected in November of even-numbered years and serve two-year terms. For 2019-2020:

President: Elizabeth Nathanson

Elizabeth Nathanson holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and a Project Management Certification from the Project Management Institute. After spending many years in the corporate world, she went on to serve the Prince William Symphony Orchestra as Executive Director and 6 years later Executive Director of Reach Out and Read in Washington DC.

Vice President: TBD

Treasurer: Buffy Ostlund

Buffy Ostlund originally came to Harrisonburg in 1972 to attend Madison College for a degree in social work, and in 1999 completed an MBA from JMU. She is married with 4 children and 12 grandchildren. She is currently retired, and resides on a Christmas tree farm in Singers Glen.  She joined NAACP in the fall of 2017, and was instrumental in the development of the Branch #7132 Doris Harper Allen College Scholarship Program.  In March 2018, she agreed to serve a 2-year term as branch treasurer.

Secretary: Marilynn Jarrells

Marilynn is a lifelong member of the community.  She attended Waterman Elementary, Harrisonburg High School, J.M.U., and E.M.U.   After teaching students with special learning needs for 26 years, she took early retirement.  She is currently working part time at J.M.U. as one of three campus operators answering the main line phone.  

Assistant Secretary: Pat Knight