Meet Our RCA Board and Committee Members

Gloria Cosey

RCA President

Gloria is an entrepreneur in the fashion world with a background in advertising and sales in the Media. She moved to Rosemoor 40 plus years ago and she is the mother of two adult sons and the proud grandmother of Douglas. Gloria originally joined the Board as an Event Coordinator. Her creativity and motivation has helped to take RCA to the next level of working and improving the community. Gloria also has a thriving business with Mary Kay Cosmetics. She has done an outstanding job as the RCA President and looks for every opportunity to improve the organization. 

Darrell Benton

RCA Vice President / Annual Fundraising Chairperson 

Darrell has been a resident of the Rosemoor community for seven years. He is the proud father of two sons and one daughter. In addition to his roles the RCA, he is vice president of his block club; he organizes their annual block party, and mentors local youth. While serving in the Navy during Operation Desert Storm, Darrell received training to become a certified licensed electrician. He is the Owner of D-B Electrical, Inc. and serves residential, commercial and industrial clientele. Darrell's favorite quote is Dr. King's "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"" His calm demeanor, outgoing personality, and willingness to help others are the assets that he brings to help RCA work for the common good of the Rosemoor community.

Alfreda Palm

RCA Recording Secretary

Alfreda is a lifelong resident of Rosemoor. This along with the fact that she is an alum of Chicago State University leaves no question about her commitment towards the betterment of the community. RCA welcomes and appreciates Alfreda and looks forward to all that she brings to the organization.

Angela Ware

Corresponding Secretary / MLK Memorial Bridge Gateway Initiative Chairperson

Angela has been a resident of the Rosemoor community since 1996. She and her husband Undra' have been married for over 29 years. They have 3 children ages 24, 22 and 13. She believes that anyone who serves in a leadership capacity has an obligation to be innovative and open minded.  She has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from DePaul University, a Diploma in Finance and Banking from the American Bankers Association and a certificate in Project Management from DeVry University. Angela formerly worked at Chicago Commons (a non-profit organization) as a Fiscal/Contract Manager. It was her decision to apply to Skills for Chicagoland's Future (formerly Chicago Career Tech) that lead her to Chicago Commons. She credits Chicago Career Tech for helping her to "expand her vision and embrace uncertainty". She received CCT's "Outstanding Graduate Award". Her 23 years of experience in the banking industry along with her success at CCT served as a platform for being a productive member of RCA and Project Manager for the MLK Initiative, although she quickly confirms that it is the energy and passion from each of the other Board members that inspires her to do the things that she does. Her commitment to RCA has been demonstrated by creating and maintaining the Website for the organization. "It is an honor to work with people who are sincere in their efforts to better the community", she says.

Vernetta Rucker

Financial Secretary / Membership Chairperson

Vernetta knows much of the history of Rosemoor; she has been a resident for over 30 years. Her many talents assist us with the responsibilities and leadership of RCA. Vernetta keeps good records, she works with the treasurer in keeping RCAs records straight and she keeps the Board members straight too. Vernetta became a board member in 2004 and has always been a supporting member of RCA.  Vernetta has chaired many RCA events, whether fundraising or otherwise, she is always on the front line for the community. Growing the membership has become her latest mission, where she will no doubt excel. She is a strong mouth piece to tell people to get to the meetings and pay their dues.  Vernetta retired from CNA Insurance Company after many years of service.  She sees the value of RCA and does all she possibly can to keep us going and on track.

Julia Cartwright

Treasurer

Julia has been a resident of Rosemoor for about 30 years or more.  Along with our other board members, Julia multi-tasks and heads many fundraisers for her church and RCA. Julia is the longest sitting board member of this administration, coming to the board in 2001.  Julia is always timely with her reports and makes sure RCA finances are accounted for in a timely manner. A retired school teacher of many years, Julia also found time after retirement to tutor children. Julia loves working with children and is always seeking scholarship information and other valuable information for our high school students.  She thinks that our students need to venture out into the other subjects to become architects and the likes. 

Godfrey Lawson

RCA Residential / RCA Garden Chairperson

Godfrey R. Lawson has been a life long southside resident of Chicago and a 15 plus year resident of Rosemoor. He is married to Ann Miller-Lawson and they have a son Adam who is currently a student at Columbia College. Godfrey retired from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition to his role as RCA Residential Chairperson and RCA Garden Chairperson, he is an active member of the Air Force Security Police Association, Greater Roseland Chamber of Commerce, and serves as the president of his Block Club. Godfrey loves to read anything on African American History and the Civil War. With a motto like "get involved, physically and mentally", it's no wonder he was elected into the 2012 Chicago Senior Citizen Hall of Fame. 

Lola Davis

RCA Residential / RCA Garden Co-Chairperson

Lola has been a Rosemoor resident for over 30 years. She spent 25 years of her career in the Insurance industy working at both Marsh & McClennan Companies and AON Insurance Brokerage prior to retirement. In addition to having her Series 6 license, she also possesses a Nursing Assistant license.  Lola currently serves as RCA Residential Co-Chair and RCA Garden Co-Chair, but gives tremendous support to many of the RCA events like the "Back to School Parade" and our "Appreciation Awards Program" with RCA's youth. She is the 101st & Eberhart Block Club President and an active CAPS member. Despite her busy schedule, she finds time to spend with her 2 daughters, 4 granddaughters while remaining a dedicated walker. 

 

Marlene Paige

RCA President Emeritus

Marlene Paige became president of RCA in 2001. Relocating to this community in 1999, she soon found out about RCA. Under her leadership, RCA has become a viable community organization that sponsors numerous events designed to enhance the quality of life for all residents.  The Rosemoor Community Association was revitalized because Marlene felt a strong sense of community involvement and believed that other residents of this community felt the same way.  Of course, she was right; revitalization occurred because residents came together and supported the Association. Marlene remains an asset to the Association by serving as President Emeritus.

Mark Gray

RCA Advisory Board

Mark is a long time resident of Chicago and a current member of St. John de la Salle Catholic Church. Mark exemplifies what a true volunteer should be by always willing to lend a hand whereever there is one needed. His character and upstanding citizenship serves as an asset to the Rosemoor community and especially to the board.