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The Northeast Region, Inc. is one of five (5) Regions of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Incorporated, an international, non-profit service organization of registered professional nurses and nursing students, chartered October 16, 1932 at Freedman's Hospital, now Howard University Hospital, in Washington, DC. The current theme for the Sorority is "Developing healthy communities through, advocacy, collaboration, education, leadership, research and service."

In 1946, Boule' (National Conference) established a committee to divide the states into Regional districts. In 1953, the Northeast Region became the first, officially organized Region of the sorority. This historic event took place at Provident Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland. At its inception, the Northeast Region had seven graduate chapters and one undergraduate chapter. As of May 2021, the Northeast Region has 27 graduate chapters and 17 undergraduate chapters.

The Northeast Region of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. became incorporated on April 13, 2012.

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Greetings to Our Guests, Community Partners, and Members,

Welcome to the official website of the Northeast Region, Inc. of  Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. It is truly a privilege and honor to greet you as the 20th Northeast Regional Director. Our region prides itself on providing outstanding programs and service throughout our graduate and undergraduate chapters. The Northeast Region, Inc. was the first established region after the sorority was founded in 1932 and continues to expand its reach across 14 states and over 40 chapters.

As members of this esteemed organization of registered professional nurses and nursing students, we aim to continue the vision of our Founders set forth over 88 years ago. As a region, we are excited about the opportunities to continue our efforts to maximize our public service footprint throughout the Northeast Region.

Guided by the motto “Service for Humanity”, the Sorority has Programs focusing on health promotion/disease prevention, leadership development, mentoring, recruitment, retention and scholarship.

Thank you for visiting our website in an effort to learn more about our region. We encourage you to visit our website frequently to stay abreast of important community announcements and upcoming program events.


Angela R. Jourdain

Angela R. Jourdain, DrPH, MSN, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC

20th Northeast Regional Director


Board Members   

Assistant Regional Director

Akia Blandon, 


Assistant Beta Representative

Desiree A. Rosario 


Recording Secretary

Vikki Briggins, MSN,RN-BC

Corresponding Secretary

Patricia R. Bruce,



Stacey Johnson,


Financial Secretary

Nycole P. Hollington, MS,RN,ACNP-BC


Charlene Glasgow, DNP, MHA, RN-BC


Sheila Rogers,


Door Keeper

Tamika Y. Smith,



Sandra Baker 



Committee Chairman

Zenobia Richbourgh, MSN, RN, FNP, CPN


Immediate Past Director

Juanita Hall, BSN, RN

Meeting Coordinators

Erica Underdown Palmer, MSN, BSN, RN

Brenda Drayton-Hays,



Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

Founder Aliene Carrington Ewell and our Jewels

Clara E. Beverly

Lillian Mosely Boswell

Gladys Louise Catchings

Bessie Foster Cephas

Henrietta Smith Chisholm

Susan Elizabeth Freeman

Ruth Turner Garrett

Olivia Larkins Howard,

Mildred Wood Lucas,

Clara Belle Royster

Katherine Chandler Turner


Membership into Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is by invitation only. 

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