Member, Manhattan Monthly Meeting, New York Yearly Meeting. Gloria is a Christian Friend and a pillar of her small meeting, Manhattan Monthly Meeting, a programmed meeting consisting mostly of Friends who grew up in Jamaica and sharing space with 15th Street Meeting in New York City. Gloria is central to the governance of her small meeting and is very active in international service. She is an NYYM representative to the Friends World Council on Consultation and has travelled very widely to Yearly Meetings and conferred with Friends throughout the world. This year she went to the FWCC conference in Peru as well as New England and Baltimore yearly meetings. Gloria is a mighty force and an essential New York Friend. Gloria brings diversity to Friends not only as an African American but a lifelong participant in Quaker life in its African and African diaspora manifestations in Jamaica and Kenya.