Welcome, Celica Bailey
















Celica Bailey, President of The African Rose Foundation Dallas, Tx. Entrepreneur & Masters of Divinity student at SMU. From San Bernardino, Ca, Obtained my Bachelors degree in Psychology at Georgia State University (2013) .Mother. Business Strategist. Philanthropist.


A Woman of Firsts Joins the League Board

Welcome Reverend Diana Casteel!













The League is delighted to welcome Reverend Diana Casteel to its Board of Directors.  A masters graduate of  SMU-Perkins School of Theology, Reverend Casteel is an Ordained Elder in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and currently serves as Presiding Elder of the Greenville-Texarkana District in the East Texas Region. 


A recognized pulpit trailblazer, Reverend Casteel was the first female pastor at St. Luke C.M.E. Church in Jefferson, Texas and St. Mark C.M.E. church in Longview, Texas, working as senior pastor at the latter for over thirteen years.  In another leadership first, she chaired the Joint Board of Finance for the C.M.E. East Texas Region from 2010-2014; the first woman to do so.  


"Diana has a passion for helping others and a strong track record in financial management and group facilitation," said League Administrator Robert McAfee. "We're excited that she is bringing her enthusiasm, leadership skills, and wealth of experience to the League Board at this critical time for climate justice advocacy.  I look forward to working with her."  


In addition to her board and Presiding Elder commitments, Reverend Casteel is pursuing a doctorate at Perkins School of Theology.



Welcome, Darianne Maclin





















Darianne Maclin, BSW is originally from Fort Smith, Arkansas, and currently serves as Director of Diversity and Inclusion at William Woods University. She is passionate about helping to create engaging communities of change-makers. Darianne holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from William Woods University, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in social work at Missouri State University.


Welcome, Que Mumford


















Quinyatta Mumford, MPH, from Little Rock, is a Leader, Innovator and Pioneer. Ms. Mumford is the founder of Mumford and Associates, an innovative health education and promotion firm that offers individualized, evidence-based, practical, understandable, holistic health education and promotion processes.



In a world of pandemics, epidemics and the unknown where communities experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their health to unravel. Quinyatta Mumford, is the heart behind the Curvy Consciousness movement; accepts the call to be the change agent.