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.
(Eta Lambda-George Mason), Director of Marketing & Communications
I lead with heart because I am inspired by Alpha Phi Foundation’s mission: advancing the lives of women through the power of philanthropy. As a woman, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and proud Alpha Phi member – I can think of no other cause that best reflects my values. The Leading With Heart campaign is ensuring a bright and powerful future for not only Alpha Phis but women throughout the world. Creating a world filled with female leaders is a true passion of mine and I am lucky to demonstrate those values in all aspects of my life.
I am grateful to be a part of the Alpha Phi Foundation team. Working with people who support initiatives that further women’s heart health and leadership among the next generation is truly inspiring. It is fulfilling to be a part of changing lives for the better.
(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.
(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.
(Chi Omega Fraternity), 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.
(Iota Alpha-Pepperdine), Development Manager
From lifelong sisterhood to leadership opportunities (and more), it is my joy to serve and give back to the organization that gives us so much. Having been personally impacted by the loss of a loved one from heart disease, I choose to lead with heart and celebrate each day & milestone we reach. In our 150th year, I am proud to be an Alpha Phi, and support the Foundation’s commitment to improving heart health and the empowerment of future generations of leaders!
(Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority), Program Manager
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), Digital Marketing Specialist
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.
(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.
(Delta Delta-Oklahoma City), Chapter Giving Coordinator
Alpha Phi provided me the platform to learn how to be a brave, independent and decisive woman. I chose to lead with heart and give back to Alpha Phi Foundation because I believe future generations deserve the opportunity to join an organization that can change them for the better.