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For over 75 years, the Eastern Area of The Links, Incorporated has led the way in friendship and service with distinction. It is with pride that we carry on the distinguished legacy of our co-founders through these two core tenants. As the first Area within The Links, Incorporated, the Eastern Area’s focus on transformational service to communities and nurturing powerful and authentic friendship is executed with intentionality and purpose by 82 chapters and nearly 5,000 dynamic women throughout Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and the United Kingdom.


Under the leadership of our National President, Ethel Isaacs Williams, Esq., our focus on service is even more “mission critical” and “mission possible” on global issues influencing our communities here and abroad inclusive of education, voter’s rights, health equity, leadership social justice, financial literacy, and community wealth. The Eastern Area is steadfast in its commitment to and support of the National agenda which addresses some of the most critical needs facing our communities as a whole and our Black communities specifically.  


Studies show that “sustainable societies depend upon strong families.” With this in mind, the Eastern Area’s new focus is, “Elevating Friendship, Empowering Families,” I am humbled and privileged to lead this Area in harnessing the power of true and authentic friendship to fortify families throughout our communities. In doing so, we will leverage The Links’ rich legacy of service by galvanizing the members of our Area to be the face of committed and leading change.  


In everything we do, our goal is to improve the lives in our communities. We are stronger together. By elevating our friendship, our mission to empower families and impact communities will be fully realized. Continue to visit our website often, where you will learn more about our transformative Eastern Area programs and initiatives that are always “Linked in Friendship, Connected in Service.”


Lisa Loury Lomas, Ph.D.

Eastern Area Director

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