KAREN HUGHES WHITE
CO-FOUNDER & PRESIDENT
Mrs. Karen Hughes White was born, raised, and now resides in Fauquier County, Virginia. She is a descendant of free and enslaved African-Americans of Virginia dating to the early 1700s.
Mrs. Karen Hughes White was born, raised, and now resides in Fauquier County, Virginia. She is a descendant of free and enslaved African-Americans of Virginia dating to the early 1700s. She is married to G. L. White, Jr. and together they have six children. White graduated from the Hannah Harrison School of the YWCA with a diploma in Practical Nursing and licensed to work in Virginia and the District of Columbia. A participant in the Getting Word Project sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation and Africans in America produced by WGBS Boston, Massachusetts. Nominated as an Every Day Hero by WBLA Channel 7, White has completed service on several county appointed boards and committees and was a Fauquier County Circuit Court Deputy Clerk. White is President of the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County.
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KAREN KING LAVORE
CO-FOUNDER & VICE PRESIDENT
Karen King Lavore is a researcher and genealogist. She is a descendant of early Fauquier and Roanoke County freed and enslaved African Americans dating to the early 1800s. Co-founder of AAHA, co-author of Fauquier County Free Register of Negroes 1817-1865 and of the AAHAFC/s quarterly newsletter.
Karen King Lavore is a researcher and genealogist. She is a descendant of early Fauquier and Roanoke County freed and enslaved African Americans dating to the early 1800s. Co-founder of AAHA, co-author of Fauquier County Free Register of Negroes 1817-1865 and of the AAHAFC/s quarterly newsletter, Lavore is an former Advisory Board Member of the African-American Genealogical Research Institute in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, and Temple Business College in Washington, D.C. Retired from Pitney Bowes after 35 years of facilitating various administrative duties. Past Officer (Historian & Secretary) for the Virginia Beach Chapter of the National Council of Negro women. She is married to Louis Lavore, a Navy Retiree.
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LISA ELLIGANT TINES
TREASURER
Lisa Elligant Tines is retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. She is a graduate of Lord Fairfax Community College with a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University.
Lisa Elligant Tines is retired from the United States Navy after 20 years of service. She is a graduate of Lord Fairfax Community College with a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. She is employed at Fauquier Hospital. She teaches First Aid and CPR for the Fauquier Chapter of The American Red Cross and volunteers at the Fauquier Free Clinic monthly. She is married to Harold Tines, and has two children.
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MIRIAM HALL PORTERM PH.D.
SECRETARY
Miriam Hall Porter is a retired Assistant Professor of Special Education with the Graduate School of Education and coordinator of Project SELF at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She holds a B.S. From Hampton Institute, a M. Ed. from George Mason University, an M. Ed. from Virginia Tech, and a Ph D. from Virginia Tech.
Miriam Hall Porter is a retired Assistant Professor of Special Education with the Graduate School of Education and coordinator of Project SELF at George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. She holds a B.S. From Hampton Institute, a M. Ed. from George Mason University, an M. Ed. from Virginia Tech, and a Ph D. from Virginia Tech. Porter currently operates CMR Educational Consulting specializing in working with children with special needs, learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disorders. She is married to Conway Porter, and has three adult sons.
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