Meet the Foundation Staff
Meet the people behind the programs, scholarships, grants, and fundraising initiatives that continue to pursue the mission of Alpha Phi Foundation.
(Beta-Northwestern), Executive Director
I choose to lead with heart and give to the Foundation because it is an organization that supports leadership development for the next generation of women leaders. I am inspired and humbled by the leadership opportunities offered by the Fraternity and supported by the Foundation to ensure that Alpha Phi women continue to make their mark on the world.
Crista Cate Vasina
(Delta Gamma-Northern Colorado), Senior Director of Development
Alpha Phi has helped shape me into the woman I am today. Since joining in 1983 and attending my first leadership training in 1985, Alpha Phis have been my mentors, role models and some of my dearest friends. I chose to lead with heart because I believe in the impact we have on our members and the role we can play in making each member her best self.
(Beta Omicron-Bowling Green), Major Gifts Officer
In Alpha Phi, I have found true role models and friends. Since the beginning, our membership has been comprised of truly inspirational leaders whose bold ideas have impacted thousands of women and given them the space and support they need to fulfill their potential. Now, Leading With Heart gives us the opportunity to give to our beloved organization for the next 150 years.
(Theta Nu-Appalachian State), Gift Officer
I am proud to lead with heart because I truly would not be who I am today without Alpha Phi. Programs funded by Alpha Phi Foundation have allowed me to further develop leadership skills, give back to my community, and build relationships with strong women who have served as mentors, friends, and colleagues. I am inspired by the meaningful initiatives to which Alpha Phi Foundation contributes, and having experienced them first hand, I know what a lasting impact they will provide for generations to come.
Manager of Annual Giving
I am inspired by Alpha Phi Foundation because of the initiatives in place which serve to empower the lives of so many women. I am thrilled to be part of an organization that strives to support women all over the world through such life-changing work.
(Gamma Phi-Florida State), Donor Relations Manager
I choose to lead with heart because Alpha Phi believed in my potential for leadership and service to others long before I knew it myself. In Alpha Phi, I found impactful mentorship, lifelong friendship, and a call to pay it forward. Through advising and my Donor Relations opportunity with the Foundation, I am still inspired by Alpha Phi’s will to empower and uplift women’s lives through the power of philanthropy.
(Zeta Alpha-Eastern Illinois), Office and Event Manager
The friendships I formed through Alpha Phi have shaped the person I am today, and I want other women to have the same rewarding experience. Serving as my chapter’s event chair, you could say Alpha Phi laid the groundwork for my career and still serves as my strongest network. I choose to lead with heart because women’s heart health education is something near and dear to me, and I am passionate about driving that research forward through the Foundation.
(Epsilon Alpha-Ashland), Database Specialist
I lead with heart because I believe in the power of philanthropy. The work of Alpha Phi Foundation empowers members, enriches the Alpha Phi experience, and influence research for women’s heart health. Alpha Phi Foundation has provided me with leadership and professional opportunities, lifelong connections, and the confidence to prosper.
While creating awareness for women’s cardiac health, Alpha Phi Foundation fosters growth, sisterhood, and support among an incredible network of women. I am passionate about being part of this organization whose mission is to serve and empower women in order to further advance their lives in so many different ways. The Foundation is an amazing means to bettering the future of women everywhere, and I am proud to be leading with heart.
(Zeta Pi-Case Western Reserve), Communications Coordinator
Alpha Phi and Alpha Phi Foundation provided me the platform to learn, grow and lead as a collegian. I lead with heart because my experience in Alpha Phi and my relationship with the Foundation completely changed my life’s path and I’m proud to work for and support an organization that helps women find their voice and shape their futures.