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Maureen Duncan

Member, National Board of Directors

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Maureen Duncan - NAACP Board of Directors

Maureen Duncan is a lifelong resident of Anderson, Indiana, with a deep commitment to community service and leadership. She graduated from Purdue University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, complemented by minors in African American Studies and Organization, Supervision, and Leadership. During her time at Purdue, Maureen was instrumental in reactivating the Purdue Chapter of the NAACP in 2001, served as President of the Black Student Union, was a Team Leader/Supervisor for the Boiler Gold Rush Freshman orientation program, and participated in the President's Roundtable, among other activities. 


After graduating, Maureen dedicated herself to community service in Anderson. She served as an advisor for the Madison County/Anderson NAACP Youth Council for ten years and was elected as the NAACP Indiana Youth & College Division State Advisor in 2005, a position she still holds. She has played a pivotal role in reactivating and chartering numerous youth and college units across Indiana. 


Maureen co-directs the Anderson City Wide Toy Giveaway, which has become the largest one-day toy giveaway in the city over its eleven-year history. In addition, she has been a dedicated tutor for students from K-12 and college levels over the past nineteen years. Her community involvement extends to her church, Second Missionary Baptist, where she is a member of the Praise Team, and she is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, through the Anderson-Muncie Alumnae Chapter. 


Maureen furthered her education with an MBA in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017, a post-graduate certificate in HR from Anderson University in 2019 and completed the Madison County Leadership Program in 2018. Her contributions have earned her numerous awards, including the President's Award from the Madison County Branch of the NAACP in 2006, The Achievement Award, The Jeanette B. Strong Youth Leadership Award, the 2014 Political Action State Award, and the Youth Advisor of the Year award twice. In 2020, she received Indiana's highest honor, the Franklin E. Breckenridge Award, and was inducted into the Anderson Community Schools Hall of Fame in 2023. 


Currently, Maureen is the Director of the Advancement Academy at the Minority Health Coalition of Madison County, a program that supports Kindergarten through 8th grade students during school breaks. Her excellence in this role contributed to her induction into the Anderson Community Schools Hall of Fame. In 2024, Maureen was elected to the National Board of Directors for the NAACP. She is also pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration at Indiana Wesleyan University, expected to be completed in late 2026. 


Maureen lives with her three precious fur babies: Diamond, Duchess, and Marco, as well as her little sister Brooklyn.