NAACP national board of directors member, Carmen Taylor has devoted much of her life carrying out the mission and vision of our NAACP. The third woman to be elected and the second resident of Hampton Roads to be elected, she served as president of the Virginia NAACP State Conference.
Prior to holding the state position, Taylor spent ten years as president of our Hampton NAACP Branch. During her tenure, she was credited with her pursuit for justice to help save the life of a mentally challenged convicted murderer, in Darryl Atkins vs. Virginia. She also helped decrease the number of school suspensions for students attending high schools throughout Hampton, Virginia.
Taylor has served as chair of numerous NAACP committees including more than fourteen years serving on the national resolution committee representing Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D. C.
Taylor is currently employed with the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Hampton, Virginia She proudly serves our nation's veterans with excellent healthcare.
In 2007, Taylor was honored to receive the Dream Lives on award, and in 2009, she received the Sister II Sister award. She has also been honored in 2014 as Alpha Kappa Alpha's Sorority, "Phenomenal Women for Civil Rights." The Barrett-Peake Foundation of Hampton, Virginia honored her during their 2016 celebration of women's history month.
Taylor has also been honored as a governor appointee to the 2015 Law Enforcement committee and the 2016 appointee to the governor's Monument Work Group.
A native of Akron, Ohio, Taylor relocated to Hampton after obtaining her bachelors degree in speech pathology and audiology, as well as a nursing degree from Hampton Institute, (now Hampton University). She later matriculated to Troy University in Troy, Alabama and completed the requirements for a masters degree in management with a concentration in nursing. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Carmen Taylor is the proud mother of three daughters: Creneace; Jasmine; and Alexis.