Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Iota Chi Zeta Chapter

Meet the Executive Board

  • First Vice President- Jackie Mims-Levy 
  • Second Vice President- Wendy Stafford Jones
  • Third Vice president- Ashley Stafford 
  • Secretary- Ranell Gray 
  • Assistant Secretary- Myasia Jones
  • Treasurer- Deneal Fisher- McGowans
  • Phylacter- Jermel Bishop-Jackson 
  • Chaplain- Helen Murray 

Tonya M. Lewis, President

Tonya is a graduate of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore were she initiated into Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. during the Spring of 2006. She has a heart for service and believes in collaborative leadership. Tonya also serves as the State Social Media Co-Coordinator. 

Email: president@zphibixz.org 

Meet the Chapter President

Founded January 16, 1920.

​Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on the campus of Howard University on January 16, 1920as the the sister organization to Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated. The five founders of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Arizona Cleaver Stemons, Myrtle Tyler Faithful, Viola Tyler Goings, Fannie Pettie Watts, and Pearl A. Neal chose not to embrace the tenets of established black sororities, and chartered Zeta Phi Beta Sorority to encourage the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural, and educational programs; promote service projects on college campuses and in the community; foster sisterhood; and exemplify the ideal of Finer Womanhood.​

These ideals are reflected in the sorority’s national programs for which its members and auxiliary groups provide significant volunteer service, financial capital, and professional talent to educate the public, assist youth, enrich community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities and promote legislation for civic and social change. Learn more here.

Iota Chi Zeta Chapter History 

The Iota Chi Zeta Chapter was chartered on October 17, 1979 in Cambridge, Maryland. The chartering members included Soror Mary McEachin Thompson, Triumphant Soror Janice Jones-Lake, Soror Deborah Shockley-Dillard, Soror Alice Davis-Mitchell, Triumphant Soror Theresa Molock-Stafford, Soror Norby Molock-Lee, and Soror Darlene Burke. The chartering ceremony was held at Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church with words of inspiration delivered by Sigma Brother Dr. Edwin Ellis. 

While, Iota Chi Zeta Chapter has home in Cambridge, MD, the chapter has grown to include sorors from Dorchester, Wicomico, Talbot, Queen's Anne, Kent, Somerset, and Worcester County, as well as west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.