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DDeellttaa WWoommeenn Soror Antoinette Byrd-Carr MD has been named Chief Medical Officer of Western Wayne Family Health Centers (WWFHC). WWFHC is a feder-ally qualified health center with locations in Inkster, Taylor and Lincoln Park, Michigan and served almost 12,000 patients in 2015 with more than 47,000 services. Byrd-Carr earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2007 from Wilberforce University; Master of Science in Anatomy in 2009 from Wright State University and a degree in medicine in 2015 from The Ohio State University. Dr. Byrd-Carr did her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center- Dearborn (now Beaumont Health-Oak-wood Campus) and is now on the medical staff at Beaumont-Wayne. She practices Obstetrics and Gynecology at WWFHC. s Family Court Commissioner Anne- Marie Clarke of the St. Louis Circuit Court has been elected chair-elect of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associa-tion (NBA) and will be sworn in at the NBA’s 92nd Convention in Toronto, July 29-August 3, 2017. The National Bar Association was founded in 1925 and is the nation’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly African American attorneys and judges. It represents the interests of approximately 65,000 lawyers, judges, law professors and law students. Clarke served as chair of the host committee for the NBA’s 91st Convention in St. Louis in August 2016, which was at-tended by nearly 1,000 lawyers from across the country. She was appointed Family Court Commissioner in 1998 and has been 36 • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. assigned to both the Juvenile Division and the Domestic Relations Division. She has served on numerous statewide committees, including the Fostering Court Improve-ment Committee under the Missouri Supreme Court. s Dr. Amina Gautier has been named the recipient of the Chi-cago Public Library and Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award for her recent book, The Loss of All Lost Things. She will be presented with the award at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner on Oct. 26 in Chicago. The 21st Century Award honors significant recent achievement in writing by an author with ties to Chicago. The Award is pre-sented annually to encourage the creation of new works and to increase the public’s awareness of the writer’s talents. Soror Gautier is also the author of three award-winning short story col-lections: At-Risk and Now We Will Be Happy. At-Risk was awarded the Flan-nery O’Connor Award, the First Horizon Award, and the Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction Award. Now We Will Be Happy was awarded the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, the Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Book Award, a USA Best Book Award, and a National Silver Medal IPPY Award. The Loss of All Lost Things previously was awarded the Elixir Press Award in fiction. Soror Gautier was initiated through the Quaker City Alum-nae Chapter and is currently a member of Dade County Alumnae Chapter in Miami. Soror Gautier teaches at the University of Miami where she is Associate Professor of English. She is listed in the Delta Authors on Tour official directory. s Judge Lydia Kay Griggsby was appoint-ed Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims on December 5, 2014. A Judicial Investi-ture ceremony was held on March 13, 2015, at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC, to officially welcome Judge Griggsby to the Court. Judge Griggsby is the daughter of the late Mary Kate Raynor Griggsby and Professor William L. Griggsby of Pikesville, Maryland. President Obama nominated Judge Griggsby to this position on April 10, 2014 and the United States Senate unanimously confirmed her nomination on December 4, 2014. In April 2015, the Chief Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims appointed Judge Griggsby to the court’s Information Technology Committee. Prior to her appointment to the court, Judge Griggsby served as the Chief Counsel for Privacy and Information Policy for the Senate Judiciary Committee, a position to which she was appointed by Senator Pat-rick Leahy (D-Vermont) in 2009. From 2004 to 2008, Judge Griggsby served as Privacy Counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee. During her tenure on the committee, Judge Griggsby was the lead Senate counsel on several pieces of legislation enacted by Congress to reform the Freedom of Information Act, including the OPEN Government Act of 2007 and the OPEN FOIA Act of 2009. In 2004, Judge Griggsby was appoint-ed counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. Prior to this appointment, she served six years as an Assistant United States Attorney with the United States At-torney’s Office for the District of Columbia from 1998 to 2004. Between 1995 and 1998, Judge Griggsby was a trial attorney with the Civil Division of the United States Department of Justice, where she litigated complex civil matters before the United States Court of


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