PAAC President 2015-2017
Service, Leadership, Empowerment
Ms. Sonya Whited is the President of the Princess Anne Chapter of (PAAC) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Initiated into the Sorority through the Bergen County Alumnae Chapter. Ms. Whited has shown a commitment to service in her career serving her sorority as well as impactful organizations such as United Way. At this organization she was the 2013-2014 Volunteer Chair for the Young Leaders Society as well as an active member of the Community Impact Committee and the Holiday Ball committee since 2013 to present. In her beloved PAAC, she has served the journalist and co-chair of Fundraising (previously Ways and Means). She also currently serves as Primary Advisor for Nu Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at Salisbury University.
Born and raised in New Jersey and graduating form Rutgers University with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Ms. Whited has worked for Perdue Foods LLC for 11 years, starting as a Senior Process Engineer and currently serving as Director of Process, Packaging and Commercialization.
PAAC President 2019-2021
Sylvia L. Quinton, Esquire is a public health and public policy attorney with expertise in tax-exempt charitable education, business development and partnerships, public health, higher education, substance abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS prevention, and economics. Her focus is working with community-based organizations to become influencers by creating access to political and economic power for their customers. She has an impressive public and private grant portfolio exceeding $15 million; including funding from the National Science Foundation.
Not many change agents can be credited with creating new terminology that altered the policies of a nation. Quinton's innovative and courageous thinking has turned the nonprofit industry up-side down with her "out-of-the-box" strategy to complete the unfinished agenda of the American Experiment as well as the Civic Rights Movement. Centuries from now her new term “Community Investor” will be the defining moment of true equality in the economic world. Her book entitled Community Investors: Making Money While Making Social Change is a strategic ready-to-use tools for maintaining and sustaining public and private investments in communities.
Currently, Ms. Quinton is supporting two Minority Serving Institutions Community-based Organizations programs funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The MSI-CBO programs are housed at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the Division of Student Affairs and the Department of Rehabilitation. The programs are creating new Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for the 18 to 24 African-American community.
Ms. Quinton is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore-University Maryland at Baltimore Honors Program (UMES-UMAB) and the Temple University School of Law. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The Links, Inc. Ms. Quinton is a fifth generation farmer and lives on her family’s historic farm in San Domingo on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education degree from Morgan State University in the Community College Leadership Development Program.