National Advisory Board
The mission of the National Advisory Board (NAB) of Epsilon Gamma Iota., Inc. is to serve and assist our membership of Epsilon Gamma Iota Incorporated by equipping and empowering the engineering community with professional training and knowledge of technical matters relating to engineering, engineering technology and computer science. The National Advisory Board’s goal is to foster an inclusive environment of community service and academic enrichment for breakthroughs in scientific disciplines by focusing on education, national programs and services in accordance with the purpose of the Fraternity and the Family.
The National Advisory Board holds a 2 year term. These are the current 2016-2018 NAB members…
Faye Moore | National Director
I proudly graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a B.S in Computer Engineering Technology and minor in Computer Science. I completed the membership process for the Alpha Chapter of Epsilon Spr. 2001. I joined Epsilon because of the support and mentor-ship they provided me personally and academically, quickly proving to be my extended family. As an undergrad I held a number of executive & chair positions within Epsilon and was very involved in other campus organizations and activities; including but not limited to being a founding member of the Engineering Technology Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi, and member of the PVAMU tennis team. I graduated with honors in Dec. 2004 and immediately became involved at the national level in various capacities. In addition to Epsilon, I am currently a Senior Manager at Accenture in Houston, TX, where I have spent the past 10+ yrs working with Oil & Gas companies and very involved with my church and community. My main goal as National Director (the first female ever) this term is to “Bridge the Gap”…the gap between chapters, alumni, undergraduates and our sponsors.”
The National Director is the chief executive officer of the Corporation. The National Director supervises and controls all of the business and affairs of the Corporation. Responsibilities also includes presiding over all meetings of the members and the Executive Board.
Jeremy Williams | 1st National Vice
I became a member of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. in the spring of 2008. During my undergraduate years at Prairie View A&M University, I served as Vice President of the Alpha Chapter. While at PVAMU, I was captain of the golf team and won 3 collegiate golf tournaments. I was also named Academic All SWAC and was recognized as the Computer Science Student of the year for excellence in the classroom. Along with school and golf, I worked part time at the PVAMU Storefront as a program tester for Lockheed Martin.
Upon graduating PVAMU in May 2010, I moved to Chicago, IL to work for IBM as a Technical Sales Specialist in Enterprise Storage solutions. I worked at IBM for 3 years until deciding it was time to pursue my true love and passion for Golf. I currently play golf professionally on the Northern Texas PGA tour. I now live in Austin, TX where I was born and raised. When I’m not golfing I volunteer at the First Tee and Junior Golf Academy to help teach and mentor young minority golfers.
As a member of the National Advisory Board, my primary goal is to improve both the electronic and verbal communication of the organization to increase the attraction and awareness of members and sponsors.
The 1st National Vice shall perform the duties of the National Director when the National Director is absent, is unable to act, or refuses to act. The 1st National Vice also shares the duties as the committee overseer with the 2nd National Vice; they are responsible for overseeing the activities of active committees. The 1st National Vice meets regularly with committee chairs and writes reports on committee activities. These reports are read during General Board Meetings.
Samiria Percival | 2nd National Vice
The 2nd National Vice is the only executive board position held by an undergraduate member, providing the undergraduate perspective. The 2nd National Vice shall perform the duties of the National Director when the National Director and 1st National Vice are absent, are unable to act, or refuse to act. The 2nd National Vice shares the duties as the committee overseer with the 1st National Vice; they are responsible for overseeing the activities of active committees.
Chris Morrison | Recording Secretary
The recording secretary responsibilities include:
- Taking minutes of the meetings of the members and the Executive Board
- Maintaining custody of the corporate records and the seal of the Corporation
- Respond helpfully to reasonable requests from the corresponding secretary in fulfilling the corresponding secretary’s duties and prepare draft letters or reports for the National Director or Executive Board at their request.
Sherman Livingston | Corresponding Secretary
I graduated from the prestigious Prairie View A&M University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and minor in Construction Science. I also completed a business certification in Entrepreneurship. I was fortunate enough to join the Alpha Chapter of Epsilon Spring 2015. I joined Epsilon because I wanted to build a network with other young minorities in STEM, social growth, and to be apart of an organization I can help grow and develop.
As an undergrad I was actively involved on campus. I chaired various positions within the Marching Storm, American Society of Civil Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Student Government Association and a few other organizations. Upon graduation I immediately became involved at the national level. In addition to Epsilon, I am currently a Project Coordinator with the City of Dallas Mobility and Street Services Department in Dallas, TX.
My main goal as Corresponding Secretary
The corresponding secretary responsibilities include:
- Give all notices as provided in the bylaws or as required by law
- Keep a register of the mailing address of each member, advisor, Executive Board member and officer of the Corporation
- Maintain communication between Undergraduates, Neophytes, Graduates and Transitional Members
- Organize and distribute the Corporation’s newsletter
- Prepare a yearend report, every spring semester, to be submitted to the Executive Board (the yearend report shall detail the programs and activities, which were sponsored by the Corporation during the previous year)
- Respond helpfully to reasonable requests from the Recording Secretary in fulfilling the recording secretary’s duties, and prepare draft letters or reports for the National Director or Executive Board at their request.
Shamalle Payton | Treasurer
I graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2012 with a B.S. in Computer Science. I became a member of Epsilon in Spring 2009. I decided to join this organization due to the ability to be surrounded by like-minded and goal oriented people but what I got was so much more. I learned the true meaning of extended family and knowing that no matter what problem or circumstance I face, I am not alone.
While in undergrad I held the position of Community Service chair and Social chair and served on many committees in Epsilon. Although I was very active in Epsilon, I enjoyed and held leadership positions in other organizations as well. To name a few: PVAMU cheerleader, Campus Activities Board, Panther Advisory Leaders and Student Government Association holding the positions of Vice President, Secretary, Senator of Engineering and Senator of Athletics.
I currently teach at Katy High school as the Computer Science and Technology Teacher.
My main goal as Treasurer is to compile accurate records documenting all transactions and dues paid in an easily accessible manner available for future Treasures.
The treasurer responsibilities include:
- Having charge and custody of and be responsible for all funds and securities of the Corporation
- Receive and give receipts for moneys due and payable to the Corporation from any source
- Write checks and disburse funds to discharge obligations of the Corporation (funds may not be drawn from the Corporation or its accounts without the signature of the National Director or 1st Vice National Director in addition to the signature of the treasurer)
- Prepare financial reports annually and prepare or secure the preparation of all tax returns and related tax information.
Board of Directors
BriAntoine Westmoreland | Director of New Membership
I graduated from Prairie View A&M University in May 2011 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. I became a member of the Alpha chapter of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. in Spring 2009. I joined our great organization because of the great relationships I saw between members; additionally, I was drawn to the opportunity to fellowship with other young professionals who I had many common interests with.
During my time in college I was a member of the PVAMU Bowling Team, Community Service Chair for Epsilon, Girl Scout volunteer, and a member in several engineering professional organizations.
My goal as Director of New Membership is to make the transition from prospective member to active member an easy one. As well, I want to work hand in hand with out Director of Expansion to help our organization expand all over the country.
The Director of New Membership is to oversee the Membership Intake Process (MIP) activities of the undergraduate chapter, ensuring they meet National standards and remain in good standing as outlined in the National Bylaws of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. and by the associated university/college.
Miosha Robinson | Director of Undergraduate Affairs
I graduated from Prairie View A&M University in the Fall of 2001 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. I was honored to be accepted into the Mighty Alpha chapter of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. in the Spring of 2001. Joining this organization was not just about the process, the partying, or the networking; but the integrity, work ethic, and life-long family atmosphere that I witnessed. My undergrad years were filled with playing volleyball for PV, academic memberships and offices, and volunteering for numerous organizations.
I continued my education and received my Paralegal degree in September 2005 and my Masters in Criminal Justice from Boston University in 2012. In my journey to educate myself, I have come to realize that not everyone can afford the opportunities that I have been blessed with and so, my career takes me to helping adults take advantage of what an education has to offer.
The Director of Undergraduate Affairs is to oversee the activities of each undergraduate chapter, ensuring they meet National standards and remain in good standing as outlined in the National Bylaws of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc and by associated university/college. These activities include social events, fundraising efforts, and community service projects.
Jessica Grice | Director of Social Events
I became a member of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc. in the Fall of 2002 through the Almighty Alpha Chapter. During my undergraduate years at Prairie View A&M University, I served as Historian and Step Master of the Alpha Chapter. While at PVAMU, I have been a member of SGA, Council of Student Organizations, PALs, worked as a CA in the University College, as well as many other activities and organizations.
Upon graduating PVAMU in May 2010, I moved to Dallas, TX to work for Luminant as a Technical Data Specialist in Process Management. I now live in Houston, TX where I work as a 7th Grade Math teacher and Girls Basketball and Track coach. I am also the mother to a wonderful 4 yr old baby girl, Ry’Leigh.
As a member of the National Advisory Board, my primary goal is to integrate lasting and meaningful activities for the Undergraduate and Graduate members. I hope to provide fun and exciting adventures and memories to last a lifetime.
The Director of Social Events is responsible for coordinating all National events including all activities related to the Bi-Annual National Convention.
Paloma Woods | Director of Scholarship
I graduated Prairie View A&M University in the Spring of 2015 with my B.S. in Civil and Environmental engineering. I also became a member of the Alpha chapter of Epsilon Gamma Iota, Inc in the spring of 2015. I joined this organization not only because of common interests but because I saw the hard work, dedication, and great family bond members had with one another.
During my time in undergrad I was highly involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers as a member, Vice President, and eventually President in 2015. I was also inducted into the Civil Engineering honor society Chi Epsilon in 2014.
Upon graduation I began working for Jacobs Engineering Group in buildings and infrastructure as a Civil EIT.
As the Director of Scholarship I plan to raise funds for the internal scholarship program and provide members with information on external scholarship programs they can take advantage of.
The Director of Scholarship is responsible for administering and finding funding for any internal scholarship programs. This position is also responsible for finding external scholarship programs and presenting those to the membership.
Milan Barnett | Historian
The historian shall keep accurate and complete books and records of the history of the Corporation. The historian shall also maintain a portfolio containing information concerning awards, honors, achievements and other accomplishments, which mark the Corporation’s outstanding status. When requested, the historian shall present the history of the Corporation. The historian shall perform other duties as assigned by the National Director or the National Advisory Board. The historian shall perform all duties incident to the office of historian.
Matthew Murray | Chaplin
I received both my B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and my M.S. in Computer Information Systems Engineering from Tennessee State University. Compelled by a sense of kinship and support in the midst of the struggles that come with an undergraduate engineering program; I completed the membership process for the Delta Chapter of Epsilon in the spring of 2003. As an undergrad I served as both fundraising and chaplain within Epsilon and was very involved in various other campus organizations and activities. The bonds of extended family that began and have continued since those days have never ceased to enrich my life.
In addition to Epsilon, I spent several years doing experimental Cybersecurity and Radio Frequency research and an engineer and PM. I currently function as a Software Engineering Manager and Chief Test Engineer at Lockheed Martin in Herndon, VA.
The Chaplin leads the membership in the invocation and the benediction portions of each meeting of the membership. The chaplain is also responsible for providing spiritual counseling for the membership of the Corporation.
Derrick Davis | Parliamentarian/ Sergeant of Arms
I graduated from Prairie View A & M University in December of 2014 with my B.S. in Computer Science after attaining my A.A.S in Computer and Electronic Engineering Technology in 2006. I entered the lights of the Alpha chapter of Epsilon in Spr. 2014 while in undergrad I held the positions of Community Outreach Chair and also Alumni Liaison.
I joined Epsilon as a way to culminate all my successes as an engineer having already been a member of the National Technical & Vocational Honor Society, and holding the position of Telecommunications Chair in the National Society of Black Engineers both at the chapter and regional levels this opportunity was another piece of my engineering masterpiece. Family, discipline, patience, and endurance are things this great organization offers me.
After graduation I traveled to California to perform duties as a Senior Analyst of SAAS Application Development in the field of Business & Technology Integrations. I also worked as an Inclusion & Diversity steward within the company and this extended my duties to become a community outreach and recruitment resource. I obtained many skills and certifications through my time with the company that now allow me to pursue personal entrepreneurial and contract opportunities.
As Parliamentarian/Sgt. at Arms my goals are to see where I can help the National Advisory Board and offer my services in efforts to build and support this organization.
The parliamentarian shall ensure that all meetings of the members are in accordance with the parliamentary procedure as stated in The New Robert’s Rules of Order by Mary A. DeVries. The parliamentarian shall bring copies of the articles of the incorporation and the bylaws to all general meeting of the members and the National Advisory Board meetings. The parliamentarian shall perform all duties as assigned by the National Director or the National Advisory Board. The parliamentarian shall perform all duties incident to the office of parliamentarian.
The sergeant-at-arms shall ensure meetings of the members are conducted orderly and shall move all disorderly members as directed by the National Director or the 1st National Vice Director.
Open NAB Positions
2.01 The Executive Director of Operations is governed by the National Constitution and the National Director and shall:
a.) Helps create a working relationship between the National organization and other businesses and organizations. I.e. (NSBE, SBA, SMBA, ASME, IEEE, ChME…etc.).
b.) Assist in defining necessary positions, roles, and responsibilities within the national organization.
c.) Responsible for the daily operations of the national office. i.e. .(Any formal documentation that may require review from the Federal, State or National Government. Including all legal matters that may pertain to the national organization.)
d.) Coordinate the necessary bills pertaining to Federal or State documentation with the financial officer.
e.) Coordinate with the Director of New Membership and Treasurer about issues dealing with membership and new membership status.
f.) Coordinate with Treasure and Financial Reporter manages and refines the budget of the Corporation.
g.) Continue to promote the national constitution.
h.) Continue to develop and build upon the goals of the national organization and its business plan.
i.) Responsible for fundraising money for the National Treasury of the Corporation..
j.) Responsible for creating his/her own board/task force to assist in all operations of the Corporation.
This is a higher and fire position approved by the National Advisory board with a five (5) year contract. Salary would be based on an annual 15% of all new moneys the Executive Director of Operations brought into the Corporation through his/her efforts. This candidate must be a good standing (financial) member of the Corporation. Candidate must be classified as a Graduate member for no less than two (2) year with Corporation. Undergraduate members and Transitional members are not eligible for this position.