Parliamentarians of Metro New York (PMNY) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PARLIAMENTARIANS® (NAP),, was chartered on November 30, 2014.  Our  mission and vision is to promote the study of parliamentary procedure and provide engaging workshops and consulting services to local groups and organizations to support and encourage the proper practice of parliamentary procedure.


We are pleased to introduce the 2017-2019 officers as follows:
President - Mrs. Isatu Kanu-James
Vice President - Mr. Rufus Sadler, MD.
Secretary – Mrs. Beatrice Lors-Rosseau
Treasurer - Mrs. Veronica Straws-Malone


The Unit is comprised of members who hail from the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County. The charter members are: Isatu Kanu-James, Marlo Gantt, Renell Grant, Portia Harvey, Wilhelmine James, Veronica Malone, Loraine Richardson McCray, Nilda Rivera, Esq., Beverly Tatham, Esq., Jacqueline Waiters & Tyrone Waiters.  


Since its charter the Unit's membership has grown in size and proficiency.  Our membership comprises of men and women of diverse professional background including the field of medicine, nursing, intellectual property law, education, television and film production.   Furthermore, charter member Renell Grant achieved Registered Parliamentarian® (RP) status having successfully demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of parliamentary procedure. Lisa Grant DeGraffenreidt, Esq., Nilda Rivera, Esq. and Beverly Tatham, Esq. also charter members achieved Professional Registered Parliamentarians® (PRP) status which is the highest level of proficiency in the practice of parliamentary procedure. Additionally, the Unit was recognized as having the “Greatest Growth” at the 40th NAP Biennial Convention.    


At present, the Unit has partnered with the Office of Manhattan Borough President Gayle A. Brewer, Office of Bronx Borough President Rueben Diaz Jr., and New York City Department of Education Division of Family and Community Engagement to provide educational programs.  Lastly, the Unit will host its Inaugural Public Educational Workshop on August 5, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York.  The one day forum will include informative workshops facilitated by presenter(s) from the NAP Board and distinguished membership as well as an opportunity for attendees to sit for either the NAP membership and credentialing exams.  

In the interim, we invite you to join us at our meetings, programs and/or activities which will be announced via or mailing list and social media accounts.


Guided Principles
  • Reflect a commitment to fundamental parliamentary principles

  • Promote diversity, democratic decision-making and civic involvement

  • Maintain and enhance professional parliamentary credentialing standards

  • Promote knowledge and awareness of parliamentary procedure

  • Encourage partnerships and inclusiveness.

Our Mission

Mission Statement: PMNY is a society dedicated to educating leaders throughout the METRO NY area in effective meeting management through the use of parliamentary procedure.

© 2019 Parliamentarians of Metro New York

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