Tammy Russell-Meadows

CEO of RUSMED Consultants, LLC.
Chaplin of The Raleigh Graduate of Swing Phi Swing
Associate Pastor at Greater Grace Christian Church in  Youngsville, NC since 1990
Graduate of Shaw University School Of Divinity
Graduate of VSU

Message from the President


The Raleigh Graduate Chapter is proud to celebrate in 2019 our 30th Anniversary and the 50th Anniversary of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.®  On April 4, 1969, our beloved organization was founded at Winston Salem State University at the conclusion of the Civil Rights Movement, which was also the one-year anniversary of the assassination of  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In 1989, the Raleigh Graduate Chapter of Swing was founded and for 30 years, we have made a commitment to service in the Triangle community.

As we celebrate these two milestone Anniversaries, we will continue our commitment to public service, social action, advocacy and youth empowerment. We are passionate about our service to our community and grateful to the relationships we have built in the last 30 years.

As the President of the Raleigh Graduate Chapter, I'm excited about the future of Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship , Inc.®, and as we embrace the future, it’s our hope to continue to make a difference in the lives of women, girls and families.

Yours in Swing,

Roxanne Aaron
President, Raleigh Grad Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.®

"If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way." 

                                                            - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Who's who in our raleigh graduate chapter

Bettie Murchison
Pledged Swing Phi Swing in 1973 at North Carolina Central University

Serving as Parliamentarian for the Raleigh Graduate Chapter 2016 - 2018

Co-Chair of Swing Phi Swing Speakeasy 2015

CEO of Oasis Health & Wellness Centers International

Lori Gittens 
National President of Swing Phi Swing
​Social Fellowship, Inc.®

Roxanne Aaron
President, Raleigh Grad Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.®

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Debra Lightner
CFO of Lightner Funeral Home and Cremation Service
(Lightner Funeral Home is family owned and operated. It holds a rich legacy of community service since 1911.)
Past  President of The Raleigh Graduate Chapter
​Recipient of The Outstanding Chapter Member Award in 2011
Debra is the daughter of the late Mayor Clarence E. Lightner, the first African American Mayor in the City of Raleigh.

Kim Williams-Capers

Board of Director-Finance Chair of Swing Phi Swing SFI®
Past National Treasurer of Swing Phi Swing SFI®
Founding member of The Raleigh Graduate Chapter
Board of Directors for Women NC North Carolina Committee for Women for CEDAW/CSW

Served as past & Present:
Raleigh Grad President*Chairwoman of the National Finance Committee*National Scholarship Committee*50th Anniversary Committee*Joint National Convention Committee*Alumni Advisory Committee*Southeast Region Advisory Committee * Nomination and Recognition Advisory Committee*AROPC for The Raleigh Graduate Chapter*Chapter Treasurer*Chairwoman for the Chapter Finance Committee*Chapter Assistant Public Relations Representative*

Mildred A. Council, MSW
​The longest serving Council member serving the city of Greenville, NC
since the inception of the City Manager form of Government in 1959 for 22 years;
District #1 Council Member from 1987-2009
Mayor Pro-Term from 1999-2001 and 2005-2009

Served 6 years and 9 months on Pitt County Board of Education and Board Chair;
Swing 1969 Muntu Chartered Line Shaw University; Graduating in 71' with a BA in Sociology

Masters in Social Work University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 74'

Recieved over 50 distinguished Awards including NC Order of the Long Leaf Pine 2006,

Swings Prestigious Tanya McCoy Sutton Leaderdhip Award 2006;

110th Congressional Record Tribute by Representative GK Butterfield on 11/5/18

Raleigh Graduate Chapter of Swing Phi Swing -2018 Swing of the Year

 A 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award by City of Greenville Human Relations Council




Social Fellowship, Inc.

Julie Johnson
National Board Of Directors Chair

Kim Williams-Capers
Board of Director - Finance Chair

Raleigh Graduate Chapter Officers​

    Celeste Pleasant                                   Jewyl Dunn                                  Teresa Edmundson
          Vice President                                                           Treasurer                                                                 Secretary

    Beverlon Braswell​                                  Roc Rouse                                 Joyce Greene Mcleod
            Parliamentarian                                                    Public Relations                                                      Chapter Historian