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 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.
Chief Financial Officer
I believe in Alpha Phi Foundation because I believe in supporting women in the areas that affects us the most. I’m proud to be a part of an organization dedicated to empowering women and investing in their education and growth.
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 give back to Alpha Phi 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 my best friends. Since the beginning, our membership has been comprised of truly inspirational leaders—women ahead of their time whose bold ideas have impacted thousands of women and given them the space and support they need to fulfill their potential. Today, single-sex organizations are under attack, and it is important that we work together to ensure the future of our Fraternity.
Laura Keene Demmer
(Beta Gamma-Colorado), Major Gifts Officer
Joining Alpha Phi changed the trajectory of my life personally and professionally. I was a shy, quiet collegian who found her voice, confidence, and direction through the leadership experience Alpha Phi provided and continues to provide for me. I support Alpha Phi Foundation for the other young women who may not know their own leadership potential without the opportunities, connections, and support Alpha Phi provides.
(Gamma Phi-Florida State), Donor Relations Manager
I support Alpha Phi because this organization 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.
(Epsilon Alpha-Ashland), Chapter Giving Coordinator
Joining Alpha Phi has empowered me to take on leadership roles, challenge myself in all areas of life, and has promoted major personal growth within. I give to Alpha Phi Foundation to allow the work and values that have been instilled in me to transcend to future generations. I would not be where I am without Alpha Phi, and I want other women to feel the same impact that I have.
(Gamma Phi-Florida State), Director of Programs
Over 60 years ago, a group of pioneering women established a philanthropic commitment to advancing women’s cardiac health. Today, Alpha Phi Foundation has been funding critical research that examines women’s experiences with cardiac issues, specifically. I am inspired and energized by Alpha Phi’s commitment to supporting women at the most fundamental level, knowing that if women’s heart health is understood and properly cared for, women can continue to live longer lives and better our communities and world.
Taylor Ann McNeil
(Beta Mu-Alabama), Accounting & Database Coordinator
Alpha Phi gave me lifelong sisters at a time when I needed them the most in life. Through Alpha Phi’s leadership training and opportunities, my friends transformed into strong leaders; giving me role models who helped me recognize my potential as a leader, advocate and friend. Without Alpha Phi, I wouldn’t have had the support and friendships I needed. I am forever grateful to Alpha Phi for those experience, and I want young women today to have the same opportunities and to discover their lifelong sisters.
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 a part of it.
(Gamma-DePauw), Marketing & Communications Manager
The friendships and connections I’ve made through Alpha Phi are countless; the impact my sisters have made on me is immeasurable. With them by my side, I have become a stronger leader, better friend, and more confident woman. I give back to Alpha Phi because it is important to me that we support and empower one other to live our best lives and watch each other grow. In Alpha Phi, I found that support and I hope the same for collegiate women today.
(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. My experience in Alpha Phi and 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.