A Typical Saturday For Camelia Mazard

Leadership Award recipient Charlene Drew Jarvis PhD with award presenter Camelia Mazard.
Leadership Award recipient Charlene Drew Jarvis PhD with award presenter Camelia Mazard.

How does the Washington City Paper Reader’s Poll 2013 ‘Best Lawyer’ spend her Saturdays?

Camelia Mazard is a partner at Doyle Barlow & Mazard PLLC and always has a full schedule. This trilingual dynamo is originally from Southern California. However, the way she has soared in the DC political and social scene’s, you would think she was an east coast native.

Camelia Mazard The Capital City chapter of The Links Inc. High Tea

On March 30th, she allowed us to tag along and take a closer look, for a half-a-day-in-the-life moment. We met at Nantucket Hair Salon on H Street Northwest at 10:15 am. The visit initiated with a mani-pedi, makeup by George, and concluded with hair by Yvonnick.
TIP: Nantucket Hair Salon is FABulously efficient.

Cami with Ganesha Martin, Special Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Baltimore
Cami with Ganesha Martin, Special Assistant to the Mayor of the City of Baltimore.

After the primping was complete, we were off to Macy’s for tea gloves. Then we hopped in a cab and made our way to the historical The Willard InterContinental Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue.
TIP: When visiting The Willard for an event durning Easter weekend, on a bright and sunny afternoon and battling Cherry Blossom Festival sightseers – LEAVE home early.

Camelia Mazard The Capital City chapter of The Links Inc. High Tea

Camelia was a co-chair and an award presenter at this year’s proper tea for The Link’s Inc. 2013 Women’s Recognition High Tea. Upon arrive she went straight to work. Correcting sitting placements, arranging Kayla’s Cookies and Crumbs ‘Thank You’ gifts and double checking the wine and champagne selection to ensure her personally invite guest were take care of.

Camelia Mazard The Capital City chapter of The Links Inc. High Tea

The Link’s Inc. Capital City Chapter posed for their annual group photos, while their guests began to make there way through the ballroom’s pre-reception area. A market place of vendors displayed elaborate big hats, delightful fascinators and sorority paraphernalia. Most found themselves purchasing hats for Gold Cup.

With champagne in hand, attendees mixed and mingled with old friends before being summoned to the hotel’s grand ballroom for the afternoon’s main event.

Camelia Mazard The Capital City chapter of The Links Inc. High Tea

The Capital City chapter of The Links, Inc. honored these five local women for their superior works and efforts

Honorees:

Leadership Award for Business and Economic Empowerment
The Honorable Marie Johns
Deputy Administrator
U,S. Small Business Administration
Marie C. Johns is Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she is responsible for management of the agency and development of SBA programs and policies.  Johns was nominated by President Obama on December 17, 2009, and confirmed by unanimous consent in the Senate on June 22, 2010.

Camelia Mazard The Capital City chapter of The Links Inc. High Tea

Leadership Award for Education and Service to Youth
Charlene Drew Jarvis, PhD
Former Elected Official, Scientist, University President
Charlene Drew Jarvis (born July 31, 1941, Washington, D.C., as Charlene Rosella Drew) is an American educator and former scientific researcher and politician who served as the president of Southeastern University until March 31, 2009. Jarvis is the daughter of the blood plasma and blood transfusion pioneer Charles Drew.

L to R: Archie Rich, Cami, and Michael Kibbler
L to R: Archie Rich, Cami, and Michael Kibler

Leadership Award for Philanthropy and Community Development
Stacey D. Stewart
United Way Worldwide
As U.S. President, United Way Worldwide, Stewart drives the strategic direction for United Way in the U.S., working with leaders throughout the United Way network to drive community impact in the areas of education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life. She will also work to protect and enhance the organization’s brand and reputation.

A place of Caramel Cherry Choux, Sake Almond Bread, Brandied Cherry Shortcake, Vanilla Cherry Creme Brulee and Pistachio Paris Breast was the only way to end this delectable tea.
A place of Caramel Cherry Choux, Sake Almond Bread, Brandied Cherry Shortcake, Vanilla Cherry Creme Brulee and Pistachio Paris Breast was the only way to end this delectable tea.

Leadership Award for Health and “Human Services
Vanessa N. Gamble, MD, PhD
Professor of Medical Humanities
The George Washington University
Vanessa Northington Gamble, a physician and medical historian, chaired the Tuskegee Syphilis Study Legacy Committee in 1997 that secured a presidential apology for the treatment of Africa American patients. Before coming to GW, she taught at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts, Hampshire College, the University of Wisconsin, and Johns Hopkins University. Appointed head of the Association of American Medical Colleges‘ (AAMC) Division of Community and Minority Programs in 1999, Professor Gamble has served as consultant or committee member on a range of projects run by national medical organizations, including the Institute of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Foundation for AIDS Research.

Camelia Mazard The Capital City chapter of The Links, Inc. High Tea

Leadership Award for Legislation and Public Advocacy
Elaine R. Jones, Esq.
President and Director Counsel Emeritus
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
Elaine R. Jones is a prominent civil rights attorney and activist. She joined the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (LDF) in 1970 and in 1993 became the organization’s first female director-counsel and president.

L to R:  Madeline Lawson, Tea Co-Chair; Claudia McKoin, CCC President; Glenda Newell, National Vice President; Edna Longgreen, Tea Co-Chair
L to R: Madeline Lawson, Tea Co-Chair; Claudia McKoin, CCC President; Glenda Newell, National Vice President; Edna Longgreen, Tea Co-Chair

About The Capital City chapter of The Links, Inc.
The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 276 chapters located in 41 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry.

L to R: Yolene Legrand, Camelia Mazard and Audra Cunningham
L to R: Yolene Legrand, Camelia Mazard and Audra Cunningham

All-in-all we enjoyed a splendid afternoon with some of the countries most influential women. We left feeling inspired to make a difference. We learned a great deal about our dear friend, Camelia Mazard.

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