Our Leadership

BWNA is a collaboration of the Women's Departments of 17 member bodies. The Executive director and/or president of each member body makes up the BWNA executive board. This collaboration includes well over four million Baptist women across North America.

  • The BWNA Board

Officers 2017-2022


TaNikka Sheppard

Dr. TaNikka Marie Sheppard is a mentor, minister and spiritual leader who helps churches, organizations and institutions positively engage and lead the next generations.

Jemell Moriah

Vice President, Prayer
Jemell Moriah is a retired social worker who lives in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with her husband Lionel, a retired pastor and professor.

LaKeeyna Cooper

Vice President of Networking, Leadership Development and Mentoring
LaKeeyna serves as the secretary of the Lott Carey’s board of directors and as the coordinator of Young Adult Women for American Baptist Women’s Ministries.

Renée James

Vice President of Communications and Promotion
Renee is the communications director for Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec (CBWOQ) and editor of its award-winning magazine live.

Corinne R. Skerritt

Corinne Skerritt is a revenue officer with the US Dept. of Treasury. She has been working in collections since 1982 as field personnel.
Scroll to Top