President’s Corner

Cathy P. Riddick-Brown is the current President of the Northern Virginia Section of the National Council of Negro Women and has been leading the section since July 2021.

Mrs. Riddick-Brown is intensely committed to serving the Northern Virginia community. She is gratified by of the work the Section performs in leading the way through volunteer efforts to impact the lives of families in our community through scholarships, education promotion, health and economic empowerment initiatives, legislative and political awareness, and cultural involvement.

Along with the NoVA Section, Mrs. Riddick-Brown volunteers at the Alexandria Black History Museum, is the Volunteer Coordinator for First Night Alexandria, a Charter Member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA.

As a transplant North Carolinian Mrs. Riddick-Brown spent her entire career in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She retired from the Federal Government in August 2017 with 40 years of service. As a Contract Specialist, she spent her twilight career as the Deputy Director of the Acquisition and Logistics Department, for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS), Department of Defense. She has an undergraduate degree in Business Management from National Louis University and graduate degree in Acquisition and Contracts from Florida Institute of Technology.

Since retirement, life has continued a forward motion. She joined the NoVA Section of the National Council of Negro Women (NoVA NCNW) in December 2015. She has been actively involved in the Section in various positions; committees to officers and landing as the President for the 2021-2022 Section year.

Her mantra is that “I am led by the Holy Spirit, living a life that makes an effective difference in the lives of others.”