225 Alpha Phi Features: Women’s History Month Recap

by Maia Gadsden in Media & Videos

We’re shining a spotlight on 225 phenomenal Alpha Phis who inspire their communities and are leaders in innovation, character, and generosity.

Throughout Women’s History Month, we shared these Alpha Phi Features on our Instagram Story. We set out on a project to recognize alumnae and collegiate Alpha Phis from our past and present making great strides in their fields and leading with their hearts. You can view the entire Alpha Phi Feature series today in our recap below and in our Heritage Instagram Highlight.


Alpha Lambda (Alumnae Initiate)
Marisol Deluna
Fashion designer

Marisol is a fashion designer specializing in colorfully designed apparel and accessories. She has run Marisol Deluna New York for over 20 years and chairs the Marisol Deluna Foundation, a nonprofit formed to support the education and mentoring of students and professionals in the fashion and design arts in Texas.


Alpha (Syracuse)
Dr. Electa B. Whipple
First Alpha Phi physician

Dr. Whipple was the first Alpha Phi to study medicine. She received her medical degree in 1884.


Beta (Northwestern)
Liwanag Ojala
CEO of CaringBridge

CaringBridge is the first nonprofit social network with global reach. It allows those facing various medical conditions to communicate with their family and friends.


Gamma (DePauw)
Betty Mullins Jones
Writer; International President; NPC Delegate

Betty served as International President from 1970 to 1974, NPC Delegate from 1974 to 1990, and published several books, including A Goodly Heritage: The Collected Works of Betty Mullins Jones.


Delta (Cornell)
Meghan Dubyak
AVP for Strategic Communications, Georgetown University

Prior to her current role, Megan was the Press Secretary to Vice President Joe Biden and Special Assistant to the President.


Epsilon (Minnesota)
Carol March
President of Madison Restaurant Group

Carol got her start in the restaurant industry at the age of 15 as a hostess. Today, she is the president of a restaurant group and opened her eighth concept, Gray Duck Tavern, in May 2017.


Zeta (Goucher)
Katherine Baker
WWI Red Cross Nurse; Corporal, French Army

A Red Cross nurse, Katherine was made corporal of the 137th regiment in the French Army and posthumously awarded the Croix de Guerre.


Eta (Boston)
LM “Lunar” Sawyer
Reporter and Host of Airshow 360

Airshow 360, the next generation of air show production, is dedicated to bringing the excitement of air shows to a broader audience through innovative programming.


Theta (Michigan)
Beverly Lasher
Philanthropist and scholarship initiator

Beverly’s bequest made in 2018 is the largest single gift in Alpha Phi Foundation history and established the Beverly Lasher Memorial Scholarship.


Iota (Wisconsin)
Kimberly Kelleher
President, Advertising Sales and Partnership at AMC Networks

Kim is an accomplished executive with over 20 years of experience, having previously worked at Condé Nast, SAY Media, TIME, and Sports Illustrated.


Kappa (Stanford)
Audriana Fitzmorris
Three-time NCAA D1 Women’s Volleyball Champion

Audriana is a nationally-recognized volleyball player set to graduate this spring with a degree in Human Biology.


Lambda (UC Berkeley)
Margaret McNamara
Founder, Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental is the largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization in the United States.


Mu (Barnard)
Agnes Ernst Meyer
Journalist, philanthropist, civil rights activist, and art patron

Agnes was one of the first female journalists for the New York Sun and went on to purchase The Washington Post with her husband, Eugene Meyer.


Nu (Nebraska)
EvaJane Sinclair Kinney
Assistant director at Disney; Foundation scholarship initiator

After receiving help from local alumnae to finish school, Jane was inspired to leave her entire estate to Alpha Phi Foundation to establish the Jane Kinney Memorial Scholarship.


Xi (Toronto)
Jennifer (Connyoung) Moon
Chief News Anchor and Editor, Arirang TV

An experienced news anchor, journalist, and documentary filmmaker, Jennifer is also a regular contributor for BBC World.


Omicron (Missouri)
Katelynne Cox
Founder & ED, Silent Is Not Compliance; Miss DC 2019

Founded in 2016, SINC seeks to prevent sexual violence, advocate for survivors as new legislation develops, and connect rape victims with rehabilitation resources.


Pi (North Dakota)
Beverly Hanson
Professional golfer

During her 10-year professional career, Beverly had 17 career wins on the LPGA Tour, of which three were majors.


Rho (Ohio State)
Sara Kite
Director, CEO Communications at AT&T

Sara has been a proud AT&T employee for eight years and previously traveled as an Educational Leadership Consultant.


Sigma (Washington)
Muriel King
Fashion designer

Muriel was one of the first American fashion designers to achieve name recognition. She designed costumes for several major films in the 1930s and 1940s, and dressed stars like Katharine Hepburn.


Tau (Oregon)
Sienna Palmacci

Digital Producer, TBWA\Chiat\Day

Sienna has done brand work for clients like McDonald’s, Gatorade, Hulu, Target, and Volkswagen. Before her current role, she worked at Deutsch and David&Goliath.


Upsilon (Washburn)
Georgia Neese Gray
First woman Treasurer of the United States

Since her appointment in 1949, only women have served as US Treasurer. She also served on the Foundation Board and received the FEW Award in 1974.


Phi (Oklahoma)
Julie Jacobs Daniels
Oklahoma State Senator

Julie was the only newly elected female senator in a year with 25 seats up for election. She previously served as mayor of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and as a city council member.


Chi (Montana)
Sheila Macdonald Stearns
First female president at University of Montana

Sheila served as interim president in 2017 and was the longest-serving — and first female — Commissioner of Higher Education for the State of Montana from 2003-2012.


Psi (South Dakota)
Margaret Coshun Hutchinson
International President; NPC Chairman

Following her term as 46th International President, Maggie became Alpha Phi’s NPC delegate and served as NPC Chairman from 1951-1953.


Omega (Texas)
Liz Carpenter
Writer, reporter, feminist, and presidential advisor

Liz was the first woman executive assistant to a vice president (LBJ) and first professional newswoman to serve as press secretary to a first lady (Lady Bird Johnson).


Beta Alpha (Illinois)
Amy Kesman Rossi
Engagement Manager, Disney Institute

Before her current role, Amy served as a facilitator for the Disney Institute for five years and previously worked for Walt Disney World for 14 years in various management roles.


Beta Beta (Michigan State)
Jenica Myszkowski
COO, Paper Source

Jenica started her career in retail in 1999 as a store manager for Wet Seal. She was Vice President of Stores for Kate Spade & Company before being named COO of Paper Source in 2017.


Beta Gamma (Colorado)
Taylor Lorenz
Technology Reporter, The New York Times

An expert on internet culture, memes, and influencers for NYT Styles, Taylor was named one of the most (#7 to be exact) Influential People in Influencer Marketing by Influence Weekly.


Beta Delta (UCLA)
Judge Dorothy Wright Nelson
Federal court Judge

Dorothy was the first female dean of a major American law school, serving as dean of USC Law School from 1969 to 1980. She is currently the Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Beta Delta (UCLA)
Maryam Ghofraniha
Global Product Partnerships, Google

Before her return to Google in 2018, Maryam was Head of Global Partnerships at LinkedIn, where she led strategic partnerships for LinkedIn’s social impact team, LinkedIn For Good. She also serves as a mentor at TechWomen.


Beta Epsilon (Arizona)
Anita Shannon
Director of Community Expansion, Northern Europe at WeWork

After traveling as an ELC, Anita began her career with WeWork in 2015 on the Community Management Team. She was the Director of Culture Operations before assuming her current role last fall.


Beta Zeta (Idaho)
Jennifer Stiefel
President & Co-Founder, Heritage Distilling Co.

Majority-owned by women and family-operated, Heritage Distilling Co. is the most awarded craft distillery in North American by the American Distilling Institute.


Beta Eta (Manitoba)
Michelle Virog
Owner, Bold Social Strategies

Michelle is a seasoned social media strategist and content queen who aids her clients in connecting with their audiences effectively on platforms like Facebook.


Beta Theta (British Columbia)
Claire Eccles
Baseball player

Claire is a member of the Canada women’s national baseball team, winning a silver medal at the 2016 Women’s Baseball World Cup. In 2017, she joined the Victoria HarbourCats and became the first woman to play in the West Coast League.


Beta Iota (West Virginia)
Shannon Marie Smith
Media Manager, Paid Social at 360i

In 2017, Shannon became the first African-American woman Student Body Vice President at West Virginia University. She now works in paid social with clients like Hudson’s Bay and Lord + Taylor.


Beta Kappa (Denison)
Charlene Lugar
March of Dimes advocate

Charlene served as vice-chair of the Board of Trustees for the National March of Dimes and as chair of the Mothers March of Dimes. Through the Charlene S. Lugar Birth Defects Grant Fund, she raised nearly $1 million for health education and medical services programs in Indianapolis.


Beta Lambda (Rollins)
T. Meredith Ross
Accomplished engineer

In recognition of her tireless and unwavering dedication to the growth and development of the Society of Women Engineers and its mission to support women in engineering, Meredith was named a Distinguished New Engineer in 1988 and Fellow in 2000 by the Society.


Beta Mu (Alabama)
Alyson Pugh Tignor
Owner, Magnolia Media Public Relations

Founded in 2015, Magnolia Media Public Relations is a boutique public relations agency specializing in wedding and small business marketing.

 


Beta Nu (Duke)
Emily Briere
GNC Engineer, SpaceX

Before her role at SpaceX, Emily served as the Mission Director for Time Capsule to Mars, interned at Lockheed Martin, and was a research associate/space cadet at the NASA Ames Academy for Space Exploration.


Beta Xi (American)
Marjorie Heiner Bartlett
Zoologist and teacher

Following her transfer from American University during WWII, Marjorie became the first female teaching assistant in the University of Wisconsin’s zoology department.


Beta Omicron (Bowling Green)
Adrian Mitchell
Global Corporate Events Manager, IBM Sterling

In her role with IBM, Adrian creates galvanizing, immersive experiences that enable clients to engage directly with world-class expertise and each other.

 


Beta Pi (USC)
Maxine Marcus
Founder & CEO, The Ambassadors Company

Noticing the stark gap between business executives and teens, Maxine, at 17, founded The Ambassadors Company. The company has been featured in Forbes, Vanity Fair, and The Daily Beast.


Beta Rho (Washington State)
Brea Starmer
Founder & President, Lions + Tigers

After facing hiring discrimination while pregnant, Brea founded Lions + Tigers, an agency with heart connecting flexible, fierce talent with clients who embrace the future of work.


Beta Sigma (Utah)
Ashley Jolin
U.S. Congressional candidate

Running on a platform of honesty and responsiveness, Ashley was a candidate for Utah’s 2nd Congressional District. She is also the founder of the nonpartisan nonprofit Emerging Leaders Initiative of Utah.


Beta Tau (Indiana)
Valerie Jones
Storyteller, journalist, and producer

Valerie is a six-time Emmy Award-winning senior producer for The American Law Journal, which aims to empower people to better understand the law, Constitution, and legal system.


Beta Upsilon (Oregon State)
Beverly Willis
Architect

During her career, Beverly played a significant role in the development of many architectural concepts and practices that influence the current design of American cities and architecture. She is also co-founder of the National Building Museum in D.C.


Beta Phi (Whitman)
Zoë Kelly
Press/Staff Assistant, United States Congress

Passionate about women’s advocacy and civic engagement, Zoë is a member of Representative Jahana Hayes staff. She was previously a congressional fellow and intern for Running Start.


Beta Chi (Bucknell)
Nancy Owen Craig
Writer and philanthropist

Nancy served as Executive Director and Director of Philanthropic Campaigns for Alpha Phi Foundation, as well as Executive Director of Sigma Sigma Sigma Foundation. She is the namesake of the Nancy Owen Craig Outstanding Philanthropist Award and authored Alpha Phi Toujours, the second volume of Alpha Phi’s history book series.


Beta Psi (San Jose State)
Lisa Matherly
Vice President, Marketing at [24]7.ai

A dynamic marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in building and optimizing high-performance teams, Lisa has also worked for McAfee and Intel in executive roles.


Beta Omega (Kent State)
Jodi Sittig
Vice President, Global Brand Management at Converse

Jodi is a high impact, results-driven global marketing and strategic brand management executive. Before her current role, she was VP of Marketing at Spanx and held several director roles at Nike.


Gamma Alpha (San Diego State)
Lindsay Brewer
Social media influencer

A recent graduate of San Diego State University, Lindsay is a social media influencer, racing driver, and model with over 1.1 million followers on Instagram.


Gamma Beta (UC Santa Barbara)
Erica Kwiatkowski Nielsen
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

Erica served as the State Campaigns Director for Kamala Harris for the People and campaign manager for Congresswoman Katie Porter, whose election flipped the O.C. Congressional District.


Gamma Gamma (Drury)
Sherry Wilcher
Dedicated volunteer

Sherry has been the Chapter Advisor at Central Missouri for over 13 years, and also serves as a CCA, ETL, and member of the Extension Committee. Before her retirement in 2011, she was a CSE Supervisor for the State of Missouri for over 31 years.


Gamma Delta (Kansas)
Janet Murguía
President & CEO, UnidosUS

UnidosUS is the largest national Latino civil rights advocacy organization in the U.S. In her role, Janet often testifies before Congress about issues like education, healthcare, and immigration reform. She received the FEW Award in 2018 alongside twin sister, Mary Murguía, a federal circuit court judge.


Gamma Epsilon (Lake Forest)
Susan DuMont
Associate attorney, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.

Susan currently specializes in products liability and mass torts litigation. She traveled as an Educational Leadership Consultant before receiving her master’s and law degrees at the University of Delaware and University of Maryland, respectively.


Gamma Zeta (Puget Sound)
Kirsten Daniels
Of Counsel, Cairncross & Hempelmann

Kristen is an expert in and passionate about employment law. As an employment law attorney, she works with clients to address and manage their most valuable asset — their workforce.


Gamma Eta (North Texas)
Brandy Cole
Creative Director

Brandy is a results-driven creative director and producer who has worked with clients like the GRAMMY Awards, Google, YouTube, Bud Light, E!/NBC, and more, while at agencies like Tribal Worldwide, TBWA\Chiat\Day, Hook Studios, 3AM, and phenomenon.


Gamma Theta (Colorado College)
Pat Brewster
Foundation Board Chair

Pat served on Alpha Phi Foundation’s Board of Directors from 1986-1992 and as Board Chair from 1988-1992. Professionally, she was CEO of Donor Alliance, a recognized leader in facilitating the donation and recovery of transplantable organs and tissues.


Gamma Iota (Texas Tech)
Debra J. Ringold
JELD-WEN Professor of Free Enterprise

Debra is a professor at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University and a marketing research consultant. She has consulted for companies like the U.S. Census Bureau, Anheuser-Busch, Hewlett-Packard, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


Gamma Kappa (CSU Long Beach)
Justine Okajima
Food blogger

Justine is the brain and palette behind @justine.eats, a food blog dedicated to providing simple and nourishing food inspiration to her audience of over 14.3K followers on Instagram.


Gamma Lambda (Houston)
Janet Clugston Ressling
Artist

An artist based in Conroe, Texas, Janet inspired a multi-generation tradition of painting. Her daughter, painter René Wiley, and granddaughters recently celebrated ten years of working together at the René Wiley Gallery and their family heritage in fine art.


Gamma Mu (Georgia State)
Dr. Lynda Boucugnani-Whitehead
Neuropsychologist

Before retiring, Dr. Lynda dedicated over 40 years to studying neurological and neuropsychological characteristics of students with learning, behavioral, and emotional difficulties and translating this knowledge to help them navigate their education and differences.


Gamma Nu (Miami University)
Taylor Kastenbaum
Global Marketing Manager, Calvin Klein Underwear + Swimwear

Taylor is a highly motivated and passionate marketer who has worked for Calvin Klein since her graduation in 2016. She is also a singer/songwriter.

 


Gamma Xi (Wichita State)
Dr. Quincalee Brown
Consultant

Dr. Brown is a retired nonprofit executive and consultant. She served as executive director of the Water Environment Federation and its Foundation, as well as president of the American Society of Association Executives. After coaching Wichita State’s debate team to a national championship, she was named Debate Coach of the Year in 1968.


Gamma Omicron (Drake)
Valerie Buvat de Virginy
Organizing Intern, Warren for President

Valerie is a first-generation Venezuelan-American student studying strategic political communications. She recently interned for Senator Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign.


Gamma Pi (Arizona State)
Keaton Milburn
Digital content creator

Keaton is a beauty, fashion, and lifestyle blogger with over 480K subscribers on YouTube and 179K followers on Instagram. She is the co-founder & co-owner of Twinflames Apparel and host of the I’m Into It! with Keaton Milburn podcast.


Gamma Pi (Arizona State)
Cassy Hough
Head of Industry, Pandora

Cassy connects advertisers with engaged audiences on Pandora and SoundCloud. She has worked at Pandora since 2011 and previously held roles at CBS Radio, iHeartMedia, EMC Creative, and CNN.


Gamma Rho (Penn State)
Kim Brannon
Chief Information Officer, SAP National Security Services

Kim is an expert in information technology, systems, and management. Before her current role, she worked at Raytheon, Kearney, and Lockheed Martin. Kim also served as an Alpha Phi Foundation Board Director from 2014-2018.


Gamma Sigma (Wisconsin-Stout)
Gabriella Parker
Executive Team Lead, Target

With many scholarships, academic honors, and a 10-week executive store intern program under her belt, it’s no surprise that Gabi received a job offer to join Target’s Executive Team Leader program prior to graduating in May 2018.


Gamma Tau (Willamette)
Terri Ostlund Brooks
Alpha Phi Historian

Terri is key in preserving and promoting Alpha Phi’s rich heritage. A longtime volunteer and dedicated alumna, Alpha Phi appointed her as International Historian in 2014.


Gamma Upsilon (Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Kathy Ehley
Mayor of Wauwatosa, WI

Kathy has served as mayor of Wauwatosa since 2012, overseeing one of the town’s most significant periods of growth and community improvement. She previously spent five years as executive director of the Village Business Improvement.


Gamma Phi (Florida State)
Mary Gardner Flanagan
Beloved volunteer

Affectionately known as “Mary Phi” by sisters of Gamma Phi, Mary was a dedicated volunteer and friend to the chapter and Tallahassee community. She was an officer and member of the Tallahassee Junior Woman’s Club and, for over 30 years, a top producer for AVON.


Gamma Chi (Portland State)
Nancy Jo Steetle
Career coach

Nancy is the founder of Next Chapter Coaching, which provides coaching for individuals, couples, and teams seeking to navigate transitions around health, career, finances, and relationships. She provides a safe space for them to discover, remember, listen to, and act upon their own deepest wisdom.


Gamma Psi (Ripon)
Dena G. Willmore
Honorary Life Trustee

Dena is a retired partner and senior VP of Wellington Management Co. She served on the Ripon College Board of Trustees for 22 years, serving as Chair from 2003 to 2009. Dena received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007 and Medal of Merit Award in 2012.


Gamma Omega (Midwestern State)
Jessica Heer
Senior Vice President, Talent Attraction & Leadership at Dallas Regional Chamber

Jessica leads the Dallas Regional Chamber’s talent attraction initiative, Say Yes to Dallasmarketing the Dallas Region to attract and retain talented workers to start or continue a career in the Dallas Region.


Delta Alpha (East Carolina)
Linda Gardner Massie
International President; Foundation Board Chair

Linda served as International President from 1994-1998 and on the Foundation Board from 2004-2012, chairing the Board from 2008-2012. In 2013, the Linda Gardner Massie Scholarship was endowed in her honor to recognize her years of service.


Delta Beta (Texas A&M-Commerce)
Carol Grohmann Copeland
Foundation Scholarship initiator

Carol, with her husband James, established the Carol Grohmann Copeland and James Copeland Delta Beta Chapter Scholarship in 2019. We look forward to awarding this scholarship for the first time for the 2020-2021 academic year.


Delta Gamma (Northern Colorado)
Judy Kay Mead
International Song Chair and longtime volunteer

Judy served as the International Song Chair for 30 years, keeping Alpha Phi’s beloved songs alive. She has over 50 years of volunteer experience, served on the International Executive Board from 1972-1976, and even traveled as an ELC in the 1960s.


Delta Delta (Oklahoma City)
Carri Perrier Hicks
Oklahoma State Senator

Senator Hicks is an educator, lifelong Oklahoman, and representative for District 40. She currently serves as the co-chair of the Legislative Diabetes Caucus, teaches 4th-grade math & science, and is an active volunteer for education-related causes.


Delta Epsilon (Iowa)
Beth Amelon
Development Director, Go Red For Women

As development director, Beth assures that the vision and strategic direction for Go Red For Women events align with the goals and objectives of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.


Delta Zeta (Maryland)
Beth Bernstein
Premier wedding planner

Beth is the owner and event director for SQN Events. Since SQN Events launched in 2009, her work has become internationally known and has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Modern Luxury Weddings, and InStyle.


Delta Eta (Adrian)
Haley Petrowski
Cyberbullying prevention advocate

Haley courageously speaks about her personal experience with cyberbullying and helps champion anti-cyberbullying legislation in Michigan. She attended the 2019 State of the Union Address as a guest of Congressman Tim Walberg.


Delta Theta (Western Michigan)
Ronda Boertmann Akande
Owner, Eco Island Packaging

A permanent resident of Antigua since 2016, Ronda founded Eco Island Packaging to give Caribbean communities an eco-friendly and biodegradable alternative to plastic and styrofoam containers.


Delta Iota (Roanoke)
Joan Aichele
Roanoke Hall of Famer

A three-sport varsity athlete, Joan is regarded as one of the finest all-around female athletes of Roanoke College. In 1974, she was co-captain of the state championship basketball team, named to the All-State basketball squad, and selected as Outstanding Female Athlete. She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1984.


Delta Kappa (Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Madi Vander Heyden
Panhellenic President

Madi is a junior studying marketing and international business. Before assuming her new role, she served as Director of Alumnae & Parent Relations and Director of Merchandising. She is also a member of Order of Omega.


Delta Lambda (Memphis)
Colleen Mulroy
Educator and accountant

Initially a special education teacher, Colleen returned to school to take accounting courses and successfully passed the CPA exam. She went on to join George B. Jones & Co., where she became their first woman partner during her 27 years with the firm.


Delta Mu (Purdue)
Kathleen Sarpy
Founder & CEO, Agency H5

Kathleen, an expert in public relations and marketing, is regularly featured as an expert voice on outlets like NBC, CBS Chicago, PR News, and PR Week. Her value-driven agency is recognized among the best firms in the country, and Kathleen has been named one of the Top Women in PR.


Delta Nu (Maine)
Julia Van Steenberghe
Miss Maine USA 2020

One month before completing not one but two degrees a semester early at the University of Maine, Julia was crowned Miss Maine USA 2020. She will compete for Miss USA 2020 and travel as an Educational Leadership Consultant for Alpha Phi during the 2020-2021 academic year.


Delta Xi (Nebraska-Kearney)
AshLea Allberry
COO, Nanonation

AshLea is an information technology leader who has served in many operational and organizational roles within software product and service firms. In her current role, she leads company operations, product development, and marketing system enhancement.


Delta Omicron (St. Cloud State)
Dr. Charlene Myklebust
President, EQ Learn

An educational and mental health consultant, Dr. Myklebust has a rich background in classroom teaching, public education administration, and mental health. Founded in 2008, EQ Learn offers affordable and high quality online learning opportunities for educators.


Delta Pi (Indiana State)
Abby Bakotic
Chapter President

Abby is a junior studying health sciences and a talented violinist. Her outstanding performances earned her a spot to perform at Indiana State’s 2020 President’s Concert. Before her current role, she served as Vice President of Member Education & Programming, Director of Social Media, and Director of Academics.


Delta Rho (Ball State)
Keri Miller VanAcker
Associate Director of Sales, Hornblower Cruises and Events

Keri is a creative destination management professional and a dedicated volunteer for Alpha Phi. She received the Constellation Award in 2018, which recognizes alumnae whose sustained voluntary efforts advance Alpha Phi’s strategic progress and yield significant impact.


Delta Sigma (Wisconsin-Stevens Point)
Roxanne Baumann
Director of Global Engagement, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnerships

Roxanne was named a 2019 Milwaukee Woman of Influence for her work in making sure that Wisconsin manufacturers realize their exporting potential.


Delta Tau (LSU)
Rachel Richlinski
Multimedia sports journalist

Rachel is currently the in-arena reporter and host for the Colorado Avalanche. She was previously the main sports anchor/reporter at WLBT-TV/FOX40 in Jackson, Mississippi. She is also a founding member of Delta Tau chapter via their recolonization in 2013.


Delta Upsilon (Baldwin Wallace)
Donna Baltakis
Director, Keep Eunice Beautiful

Donna was named Eunice Citizen of the Year in 2013 for her work to make the Louisiana city a better place to live. Under her leadership, Keep Eunice Beautiful has earned the Circle of Excellence Award from Keep Louisiana Beautiful four years in a row.


Delta Phi (Indiana U. of Pennsylvania)
June Herron
Beloved volunteer

June is a committed volunteer and retired event management professional. She has spent over 20 years supporting the alumnae experience along the eastern seaboard and is currently an Alumnae Engagement Manager for the eastern quadrant.


Delta Chi (William Woods)
Sara Mayer
Director of Operations, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Sara provides leadership for a variety of strategies designed to create cost-effective and on-going sources of volunteer development, community presence, and mission enhancement. She is also an educational and nonprofit consultant.


Delta Psi (Wisconsin-Oshkosh)
Josefina Castillo Baltodano
Founder & Executive Director, Executive Leadership Academy

ELA is a multi-day program designed to provide insights and experiences that will be useful to persons who are interested in moving to high-level university and college leadership positions.


Delta Omega (Minnesota State-Moorhead)
Mary Peterson
Former International Executive Board & Foundation Board member

Mary served on the IEB from 1990-1992 and on the Foundation board from 1994-1995. The Red Dress quilt hanging in Alpha Phi’s Executive Office was handmade by Mary and gifted to us in 2016.


Epsilon Alpha (Ashland)
Judge Teresa Molina
Circuit Court Judge

Judge Molina began her career in law as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Cook County. She was appointed judge of the First Municipal District in July 2019 and reelected in March 2020. Prior to her appointment, she was the Chief of Real Estate Prosecutions at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.


Epsilon Beta (Butler)
Jennifer Muszik
Head of US Commercial Learning, Biogen

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience leading cross-functional teams in the development, delivery, and sustainment of new and innovative programs. She is also an author, business consultant, and executive coach. She previously held roles at Roche and Pfizer.


Epsilon Gamma (Sacramento State)
Carole Salerno
Forensic artist

Inspired by a former colleague and event in her personal life, Carole left the private sector join to earn a Master’s in Criminal Science. She serves the victims of and witnesses to crimes while her work supports investigations, special victims, crime, analysis, and patrol units.


Epsilon Delta (Northern Illinois)
Denise Jung Reens
Beloved Fraternity staff

Denise served as Director of Training and Development for Alpha Phi from 1993 until her retirement in 2017. Under her leadership, Alpha Phi launched the Emerging Leaders Institute and Leadership Fellows. She also led the planning of Leadership Conferences and Conventions for many years.


Epsilon Zeta (Central Michigan)
Bishop Cate Waynick
Anglican bishop

Bishop Waynick is the Provisional Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Michigan. She previously served as the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis from 1997 to 2017.


Epsilon Theta (Northern Iowa)
Allison Rickels
Executive Director & CEO, FarmHouse Foundation

Allison is the first and only woman CEO of a men’s fraternity educational foundation and received Alpha Phi’s Ursa Major Award for her role. She also serves as President of the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence.


Epsilon Iota (Duquesne)
Melinda Roeder
Host, reporter, and journalist

Melinda is a multi-Emmy Award winning journalist. She is current a host, reporter, and producer for KDKA Newsradio and TV. She also teaches at Waynesburg University in the Department of Communication and is a faculty advisor for WCTV.


Epsilon Kappa (West Chester)
Christina Specos
IFBB Pro & Wellness Coach

Christina is a professional bodybuilder and elite sports performance & fitness coach. She has over 18 years of experience consulting and training high school, collegiate, and professional athletes.


Epsilon Lambda (Texas-Arlington)
Janice Thompson-Burgess
Communications Officer, City of Fort Worth

Janice oversees communication planning for Fort Worth’s municipal programs, specializing in transportation and capital projects. She also served as Epsilon Lambda’s chapter president.


Epsilon Mu (Lander)
Molly Mitchell Spearman
South Carolina Superintendent of Education

Prior to her election in 2015, Molly worked as a music teacher and assistant principal for 20 years. She is also a former four-term member of the South Carolina House of Representatives.


Epsilon Eta (Old Dominion)
Whitney Niven
Director of Planning, Brooklinen

Before joining the bedding startup in 2019, Whitney was the Director of Merchandise Planning at Brunello Cucinelli. She has also held roles at INTERMIX and Christian Dior.


Epsilon Nu (Delaware)
Emma Devine
Senior Manager, Europe at Vivo

Despite only receiving her passport at 21, Emma has circumnavigated the globe and visited over 30 countries. She has lived in Greater China for over 8 years, worked for large multi-national corporations, and held global leadership roles.


Epsilon Xi (Southern Illinois)
Bianca Trejo
Business Intelligence Analyst, Apple

Bianca specializes in I&D analytics, strategy, and leadership insights. She previously worked as an analyst for Walt Disney World after receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology.


Epsilon Omicron (Austin Peay State)
Sherry Kimbro
Athletic trainer

Sherry began working as an athletic trainer for the University of Alabama in 1987. She served as the Chief Athletic Trainer for Indoor Volleyball at the 1996 Olympics. She was inducted into the Alabama Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame in 2007 and retired in 2019.


Epsilon Pi (Evansville)
Carol Anne Snider
Branch Chief, FEMA

Carol serves as the subject matter expert for FEMA’s employee performance management and awards programs. She has served as an Alumnae Chapter President and member of the Alumnae Strategy Team, and is an Alumnae Affinity Specialist for Epsilon Pi.


Epsilon Rho (UC Davis)
Chelsea Hoff
Founder, Fearless Wines

The daughter of winemakers, Chelsea was destined for a career in the wine industry. With a desire to bring back the wine-making techniques she learned abroad, she started Fearless Wines in 2016. She currently continues to work in Napa Valley as a consulting assistant winemaker for a handful of clients.


Epsilon Sigma (Dallas Baptist)
Paula Morris
Founder & President, The Morris Law Firm

Paula has over 35 years of experience in intellectual property law. Before starting her own firm in 1999, she was a founding partner of Madan & Morris. Her firm was listed as a DIV 500 top emerging business in 2007 and 2008.


Epsilon Tau (LSU Shreveport)
Dr. Donna Rushing
Endocrinologist

Dr. Rushing is an internist who specializes in endocrinology, diabetes & metabolism, and internal medicine. She received her medical degree from LSU School of Medicine and has been practicing medicine for 37 years.


Epsilon Upsilon (CSU Northridge)
Clarissa Rojas
Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives

Clarissa is the youngest Communications Director in Congress. She began her journey on Capitol Hill as an intern for Representative Nanette Barragán and quickly worked her way up to her current role in Representative Darren Soto’s officer.


Epsilon Phi (NC State)
Cynthia Zuckerman
Director of Undergraduate Advising, North Carolina State University

Cynthia currently oversees undergraduate advising for the Department of Communications at NC State. She traveled as an Educational Leadership Consultant from 1994 to 1995 and has served as a chapter advisor and Alumnae Chapter President.


Epsilon Chi (Cal Poly)
Liz Quinn
Director, Business Partnering at Adobe

Liz is a strategic HR leader and certified Executive Coach with over 20 years experience in HR business partnering and organizational development within high growth technology companies.


Epsilon Psi (Lehigh)
Ann Lewnes
EVP & CMO, Adobe

Ann is responsible for Adobe’s marketing and communications efforts worldwide. She previously served as VP, Marketing for Intel and serves on the board of Mattel. She was awarded Alpha Phi’s Ursa Major Award in 2018 and inducted into the American Marketing Association’s Hall of Fame in 2019.


Epsilon Omega (Texas A&M)
Karen Bavender
Senior Communication Consultant, Principal Financial Group

Karen is a proactive and strategic consultant who helps her clients meet their complex employee communication needs. She has held many volunteer roles with Alpha Phi, currently serving as Chapter Advisor for Zeta Delta and a Collegiate Chapter Manager.


Zeta Alpha (Eastern Illinois)
Erin Weed
Creator of The Dig

Erin is a speaker, author, and communication specialist who helps leaders clarify their purpose, simplify their message, and amplify their truth. Her clients include Google, NFL champions, University of Colorado, CableLabs, and hundreds of entrepreneurs, artists, activists, academics, and executives from across globe.


Zeta Beta (Loyola Marymount)
D’Ana Smith
CEO & Creative Director, Fourth Period

D’Ana founded Fourth Period, an LA-based streetwear brand, to promote a culture of creativity and innovation. She is also the executive director of Purpose Denim, a locally-crafted denim company that donates a portion of its proceeds to single mothers in need.


Zeta Gamma (Santa Clara)
Alexa Conomos
Host and news anchor

Alexa is best known for her role as anchor of Emmy Award-winning News 8 Daybreak on WFAA-TV Channel 8. Passionate about education, she was the first journalist to receive the United Way Robert Miller Media Award. She now enjoys a career in residential real estate through her family-based business, Anderson Conomos Team.


Zeta Delta (Iowa State)
Sarah Uchytil
Professional certified coach

Sarah is a life and career coach who helps her clients make big and bold changes in their personal and professional lives. She was named one of the Top Life Coaches in the Greater Kansas City area in 2017, 2018, and 2018 by Expertise.com.


Zeta Epsilon (Indiana U. Southeast)
Stephanie Johnson Watson
Real estate broker

Stephanie is a savvy real estate, human resources, and recruiting professional. She has served in a variety of advisory board roles and is an advisor for Beta Tau, as well as a Collegiate Chapter Administrator for Beta Tau and Epsilon Beta.


Zeta Theta (Tufts)
Patricia Sutherland
Real estate broker

An experience real estate professional, Patty was also COO for The Acton Handyman and is a founding Wellness Partner with Amare Global. She continues to be a mentor and leader in her industry, in her community, and for her Alpha Phi sisters and peers.


Zeta Iota (Virginia)
Rebecca Jarrett
Soccer player

A sophomore forward for UVA’s women’s varsity soccer team, Rebecca was named to the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Team for the CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship. The team went on to dominate and win the tournament, qualifying for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.


Zeta Kappa (Texas State)
Brook Wootton
Investor relations & corporate communications executive

Brook is a highly dedicated investor relations executive with over 20 years of experience. She has served as VP, Investor Relations for InfraREIT, Inc. and Director of Investor Relations for LINN Energy and Noble Drilling.


Zeta Lambda (Southern New Hampshire)
Barbara Buzzelli
Financial Adviser, Diastole Wealth Management

Barbara is a charter member of Zeta Lambda and served as Chapter President in 1980. She has held a number of volunteer roles and has served as a Chapter Advisor for Iota Lambda since 2007.


Zeta Mu (Colorado State)
Heather Brevik
Human Resources Business Partner, Delta Dental of Colorado

Heather is an HR professional with over 20 years of comprehensive experience. She is also co-chair of the Alumnae Strategy Team and president of the Denver Alumnae Chapter. During her tenure, the group was awarded Outstanding Alumnae Chapter — Western Quadrant & International Outstanding Alumnae Chapter.


Zeta Nu (Texas Christian)
Anne Bramman
CFO, Nordstrom

Anne leads efforts to drive productivity and support Nordstrom’s continued growth. She previously served as Senior Vice President & CFO for Avery Dennison, Carnival Cruise Line, and Henri Bendel.


Zeta Xi (Elmhurst)
Kristy Boulos
Vice President & Account Supervisor, Matrix Partners

Kristy has more than a decade of experience in the pet industry and oversees public relations, social, digital, and design teams. She also traveled as an Education Leadership Consultant from 2001 to 2002.


Zeta Omicron (Johns Hopkins)
Molly Dillon
Policymaker & New York Times Bestselling author

After serving as a civil rights policy advisor in the Obama administration from 2013 to 2017, Molly co-authored Yes She Can. The New York Times Bestseller shares 10 stories of hope, inspiration, and change from 10 young female staffers of the Obama White House.


Zeta Pi (Case Western Reserve University)
Shelby Ovrom
Hardware Development Engineer, Amazon Lab126

Shelby is currently an engineer for Amazon Lab126, the research and development team responsible for devices like Fire tablets, Kindle e-readers, and Amazon Echo. Prior to graduating in 2018, she interned at Apple and Intel.


Zeta Rho (Bentley)
Laura Smith
Senior Vice President, Racepoint Global

Laura is a marketing leader, brand strategist, and expert relationship manager. Before joining Racepoint Global in 2014, she held roles at SapientNitro, Arnold Worldwide, and Digitas North America.


Zeta Sigma (Franklin & Marshall)
Hannah Wolf
Campus recruiter, Spotify

Hannah is an all-star recruiter and has connected top university talent to their dream companies. Prior to working for Spotify, she recruited for Yahoo and Bloomberg LP.


Zeta Tau (Illinois State)
Carol Lindamood Harlow
Director, Washington Office for American Legion Auxiliary National HQ

Carol has a twenty-year fundraising and executive management career specializing in raising awareness and financial resources for military and veteran causes and institutions of higher education.


Zeta Upsilon (Washington University)
Danielle Leventhal
Artist

Danielle is an award-winning painter. In 2017, she was commissioned to paint a portrait of Hillary Clinton as a surprise for President Clinton’s birthday. She has worked for several art institutions, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and Matthew Marks Gallery.


Zeta Phi (MIT)
Ugwechi Amadi
Writer, consultant, and neuroscientist

Ugwechi is a brilliant consultant and currently writing her first novel. She received the Martha Foote Crow Award in 2010 after being named a Rhodes Scholar to pursue her Ph.D. in clinical neuroscience.


Zeta Chi (Columbia)
K. Deneen Bennett
CEO & Owner, KDB Couture Consulting

Deneen is a results-focused executive coach and human resources professional with over 20 years of experience in the luxury retail and entertainment industries. She is also an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and on the Board of Trustees of DASI.


Zeta Psi (Dayton)
Brooke Loucks
Director, Global Marketing & Communications at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Brooke has worked in legal marketing for 13 years. She was previously Director of Development for NorthShore University Health System and Director of Programs for Alpha Phi International Fraternity.


Zeta Omega (Northwood)
Penny Wilson
Certified equine-assisted professional coach

Penny spent 20 years in accounting and finance before receiving her coaching certification in 2019. She utilizes the present nature of horses to help clients identify and eliminate personal and professional roadblocks. She also served as Chapter President for Zeta Omega.


Eta Alpha (New Hampshire)
Karen Siegel Fitting
Director of Training, Foresee Consulting

Karen is an award-winning technical trainer, certified travel planner, and creative photo manager. She currently serves as Chapter President of the Silicon Valley Alumnae Chapter.


Eta Beta (CSU San Bernardino)
Stacy Grissen
CEO & Clinical Manager, Aesthetically Pleasing Medical Spa

Stacy is an advance nurse practitioner and founded Aesthetically Pleasing in 2004. The medical spa is now one of San Diego’s premier beauty boutiques and has been featured in Vanity Fair.


Eta Gamma (Akron)
Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo
Vice Provost for Student Life, American University of Sharjah

Lisa is a dedicated higher education professional who has led numerous global projects in student affairs. She is Secretary General for the IASAS and an adjunct professor for Purdue University Global.


Eta Delta (CSU East Bay)
Courtney Andreas-Gray
Lawyer and beloved volunteer

Courtney’s spirit and tough love transformed Eta Theta into a thriving, life-altering chapter. After her passing in 2006, her parents and Alpha Phi sisters worked diligently to establish and endow the Courtney Andreas-Gray Memorial Scholarship.


Eta Epsilon (Villanova)
Cara Fitzgerald Whitman
Vice President, Talent Development & Head of U.S. Graduate Development at HSBC

Cara is a versatile talent development professional and recruiter. She previously worked at The Blackstone Group and Bank of American Merrill Lynch. She currently serves as an SEO Scholars Mentor for 11th grade students.


Eta Zeta (Binghamton)
Chantal Emmanuel
CTO & Co-Founder, LimeLoop

Chantal is passionate about using technology as a tool to create solutions and seeks to empower others to excel in careers in tech. She serves as a Director for the San Francisco chapter of Women Who Code and was named one of 30 Female CTOs to Watch in 2019 by Girl Geek.


Eta Eta (Seton Hall)
Nicole Milazzo
Vice President, 5W Public Relations

Nicole leads the Travel, Hospitality, and Entertainment team at 5W. Through her keen understanding of media relations, her clients have been featured in The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Associated Press, Reuters, and more.


Eta Theta (San Francisco State)
Melissa Friedman
Television producer

Melissa is a Daytime Emmy-nominated television producer. She has over 15 years of experience producing top-rated TV and digital series for ABC, Lifetime, TLC, Oxygen, E!, BET, MTV, VH1, and more. She has served as an Alumnae Chapter President and Alumnae Chapter Administrator.


Eta Iota (Pennsylvania)
Sujata Gosalia
EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Cox Communications

Sujata oversees existing strategy, new business development organizations, and Cox Media, the company’s advertising division. She previously held senior roles at Sodexo, NeuStar, and Oliver Wyman.


Eta Kappa (UC Irvine)
Stina Skewes-Cox Trainor
Head of Policy Visits, Facebook

Prior to joining Facebook, Stina served as Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs for the NYC Department of Finance and Deputy Director of Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.


Eta Lambda (George Mason)
Meaghan Rose
Founder & CEO, Rocksbox

Meaghan founded Rocksbox on the premise that accessorizing should be fun, affordable, and effortless. Since its founding in 2012, the company has shipped more than a million boxes and been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, and the Wall Street Journal. She also serves on the board of Project Glimmer.


Eta Mu (Marquette)
Alexandra Whittaker
Senior News Editor, Cosmopolitan

Alexandra is a strategy-minded journalist who writes and edits all things news. She manages a stellar team of writers who deliver your daily dose of celeb & pop culture news. She previously worked for InStyle and Teen Vogue, and even sat on the Alpha Phi Quarterly Editorial Advisory Board as a collegian.


Eta Nu (SUNY Albany)
Diana E. Lawrence
SVP, Digital & Integrated Print at Horizon Media

Diana joined in 2016 Horizon Media to lead their digital and integrated print division. She previously served as VP, Integrated Publishing at Carat USA and worked with clients like Burberry, Beiersdorf, British Airways, Disney, and Staples.


Eta Xi (UNC Wilmington)
Sasha Horowitz
Vice President, Global Functions Talent & Diversity Manager at Citi

Sasha builds, implements, and measures strategies that strengthen talent management practices, diversity representation and inclusion, and employee engagement. Before joining Citi, she held senior management roles at Bertelsmann SE & Co. and Foot Locker.


Eta Omicron (Virginia Tech)
Caitlin Massie King
Director of Business Development, J.S.G. Corporation

Caitlin leads business development, sales, and customer service for J.S.G. She currently serves as a Recruitment Advisor and Collegiate Chapter Administrator, and was recently appointed to the Virginia Board for Contractors.


Eta Pi (Richmond)
Michelle Singewald
Preschool teacher

Michelle currently works with the inquisitive, active, and funny students at St. Matthew’s Preschool. She was one of nine Educational Leadership Consultants to travel during the 1991-1992 academic year.


Eta Rho (San Diego)
Daniela Garcia Allie
CEO, Amador Collective

Daniela is a creative entrepreneur with a natural ability to connect with people. She founded Amador Collective in 2018 to create soulful and free-spirited greeting cards & paper goods to connect people in an authentic way.


Eta Sigma (Lafayette)
Leah Godin
National Program Manger, Fresh Start Reentry Intiative

STRIVE Fresh Start is a Department of Labor-funded program that helps adults reentering the community from incarceration reconnect with the workforce. Leah provides coaching and facilitates technical assistance for the six sub-grantee organizations running the programs.


Eta Tau (SUNY Cortland)
Courtney E. Stevens
VP, People Operations at AdHawk

Courtney joined AdHawk as Head of People Operations in 2018 before being promoted this year. She was previously Head of Operations at FloorForce and held roles at PillPack and Founder Collective.


Eta Upsilon (Chapman)
Maci Peterson Philitas
Co-Founder & CEO, On Second Thought

Maci is an entrepreneur and respected thought leader. Under her leadership, OST has expanded to 190 countries, secured multiple patents, and now licenses its software across several industries. She has been named to several notable lists and profiled by NPR, The Washington Post, and BuzzFeed.


Eta Phi (Stony Brook)
Dr. Anna Bentsianov
Ophthalmologist

Dr. Bentsianov is an ophthalmologist with over 17 years of experience. She has been published in a number of professional journals and holds membership in seven different professional societies.


Eta Chi (Bishop’s)
Hayley Campbell
Board member, Y4Y Québec

Hayley’s commitment to her community earned her the 2018 Young Québecers Leading the Way Award. She was a Leadership Fellows program participant and currently serves as an advisor for Kappa Zeta and Alumnae Affinity Specialist for Eta Chi. She is also founder of Youth for Youth Québec.


Eta Psi (Eastern Washington)
Amanda Yapp
Flight attendant

Amanda’s globe-trotting position has allowed her to pursue volunteerism. Her passion for the law has aided her investigating case work as a CASA. She is also a member of the Junior League of Seattle and serves as an advisor for Eta Psi.


Eta Omega (Towson)
Joanne Sibony
Vice President, Product Strategy and Execution at Comcast Cable

Joanne leads the strategic definition, delivery, and maintenance of complex and disruptive technology for the Next Generation Access Network organization of Comcast. Before joining Comcast in 2003, she held roles at AT&T and TCI Cable.


Theta Alpha (Linfield)
Madeline Dennison
Global Brand Communications Manager, Adidas

Maddy works in Adidas’ basketball division building consumer love for the brand, driving footwear and apparel sales, and developing storytelling for their athletes. She is also a professional photographer.


Theta Beta (Bryant)
Michelle Farabaugh
Chief Marketing Executive, CohereOne

Michelle is responsible for developing innovative strategies, driving sustained revenue growth, and increasing profitability. She was named one of the 2019 Top Women in Retail by Top Retail and has held CMO titles at Harry & David, BevMo!, Galls, Smith & Hawken, and West Marin.


Theta Gamma (Truman State)
Lora Tuley Brys
Nonprofit volunteer

Lora has over 20 years of local, regional, and national volunteer experience for Alpha Phi and Alpha Phi Foundation. She currently serves as an Alpha Phi Foundation campaign ambassador and is a Governing Board Director-at-Large for the Junior League of Wichita.


Theta Delta (Creighton)
Judge C. Shannon Brown
Justice, New Mexico Supreme Court

Prior to her appointment, Justice Bacon served as a district court judge on the Second Judicial District Court and as the Presiding Civil Judge. She has also served on nonprofit boards for more than a decade addressing the needs of youth experiencing homelessness.


Theta Epsilon (SUNY Buffalo)
Jacquelyn De Jesu Center
Founder & CEO, SHHHOWERCAP

Jacquelyn is known for creating disruptive ideas by finding power in simplicity and beautiful execution. In 2014, she set out on a mission to create a shower cap that wouldn’t feel like a sacrifice. Since its launch, SHHHOWERCAP has been featured in Allure, Vogue, Essence, and Forbes.


Theta Zeta (Florida Tech)
Ashley Saxon Moore
Structural Design Engineer, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ashley spent 6 years at Piper Aircraft as an airframe design engineer before moving to Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense technology companies. She has served in a variety of advisory board roles for Theta Zeta.


Theta Eta (Western University)
Wendy Yang
Senior Product Designer, Google

Wendy currently works on Google’s Augmented Reality products and features. She was previously a product design lead for the global Apple & IBM partnership and a managing consultant for IBM.


Theta Theta (St. Joseph’s)
Sami Clark
Account Manager, Corporation Partnerships at Los Angeles Lakers

Prior to joining the Lakers organization, Sami held roles at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and AMB Sports + Entertainment. She has also interned for the Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls.


Theta Iota (James Madison)
Megan Sette
Entrepreneur & strategist

Megan is co-founder and executive producer of The Heart Series, a two-day conference centered around the intersection of business and bettering the world. She is also founder of M Collaborative and co-founder and chair of the board of directors for GRID110.


Theta Kappa (Rochester)
Janis Coughlin-Piester
Deputy Office Head, National Science Foundation

Janis is a key member of the Budget, Finance, and Award Management team. She previously served as a director at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is an Alpha Phi Foundation campaign ambassador.


Theta Lambda (Central Missouri)
Dawn Bauer
HR Manager, National Ground Water Association

Dawn is a seasoned HR generalist with over 22 years of experience. She also gives back to Alpha Phi as a Collegiate Chapter Administrator and as a coach for Alpha Phi’s League of Coaches program.


Theta Mu (Hofstra)
Rosemarie DeWitt
Actress

Rosemarie has been featured in a number of films and TV shows including Standoff, United States of Tara, and La La Land. She portrayed the title character in Rachel Getting Married to critical acclaim, and most recently appeared in the highly anticipated Hulu drama miniseries, Little Fires Everywhere.


Theta Nu (Appalachian State)
Melissa Kletzker
Vice President & Director of Corporate Internal Communications, Parsons Corporation

Melissa plans, directs, and executes innovative internal communications strategy to engage and empower employees to make a difference. She also traveled as an Educational Leadership Consultant during the 1999-2000 academic year.


Theta Xi (Shippensburg)
Colleen Driscoll
TSS, Pennsylvania Counseling Services

Colleen is a dedicated therapeutic support provider who works one-on-one with clients to carry and enact their treatment plans. She is currently an advisor for Epsilon Kappa and has served on Alpha Phi Foundation’s Clara’s Circle Leadership Council.


Theta Omicron (McMaster)
Melanie Spence-Ariemma, Ph.D.
Provost & VP Academic, Sheridan College

Melanie has been in the post-secondary sector for 17 years and is passionate about the experience of her students. She is committed to academic quality and excellence in teaching and learning and has earned respect for her inclusive and transformational leadership style.


Tracy Sher
Theta Pi (Emory)
CEO, Pelvic Guru & Sher Pelvic Health and Healing

Tracy’s mission is to ensure that everyone has better access to pelvic health care and education. She is the founder of the Global Pelvic Health Alliance Membership and clinical director of her own pelvic physical therapy practice. She also served as Theta Pi’s first Chapter President.


Theta Rho (Cameron)
Amanda Palumbo
Writer-Editor, Stars and Stripes

Amanda is an award-winning television news producer and journalist. She has won multiple Emmy Awards for her work as Senior Executive Producer of News & Investigations for KCTV and KSMO-TV.


Theta Sigma (Southern Utah)
Maile Wilson-Edwards
Mayor of Cedar City, Utah

Maile is Cedar City’s first female and youngest mayor. She is currently serving her second term and is an attorney with Kirton McConkie law firm. Passionate for public service and policy, she has interned with First Lady Laura Bush, worked for the Mitt Romney for President Transition Readiness Project, and served at the Department of the Interior.


Theta Tau (Rensselaer)
Tyler King
Design & Studio Lead, IBM

Tyler leads the design and research efforts for IBM Z Resiliency. She also created and leads IBM Studios Poughkeepsie’s New Hire Education and Design Intern Program, two project-based learning experiences that educate designers on Enterprise Design Thinking, IBM Z, and leadership development.


Theta Upsilon (CSU Chico)
Emily Bruns
President, Chico State Democratic Club

Emily has been an officer for the Chico State Democratic Club since 2018 and was elected President in 2019. She also serves as an academic advisor at Chico State and a platform committee ambassador for the California Democratic Party.


Theta Phi (Christopher Newport)
Carson Pokorny
Soccer player

Carson is CNU’s first ever first team CoSIDA Academic All-American in any sport. She is one of the school’s two student-athletes to earn a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection three times. In 2018, she earned the NCAA DIII Elite 90 award for women’s soccer.


Theta Chi (UNC Asheville)
Lesa Wendeln
Sr. Director of Quality & Process Management, ADP

Lesa is an operations and logistics expert. She holds multiple Six Sigma certifications and focuses on transformation and cultural change to innovate, simplify, and grow ADP with competitive offerings, product & service enhancements, and operational excellence.


Theta Psi (SUNY Plattsburgh)
Cassie Andrews
CEO, Come Together Counseling

After teaching English in Seoul for two years, Cassie moved back to the U.S. to complete her master’s in mental health counseling. Her private practice focuses on the needs of the LGBTQ community. She has served as an ELI facilitator, collegiate chapter advisor, and Alumnae Chapter President.


Theta Omega (Barry)
Sarah Wolfer
CEO, Girl Boss Sports

Sarah founded Girl Boss Sports to provide a positive soccer experience focused on female athletes and coaches. She has played soccer for over 25 years and currently plays professional football with the Oregon Ravens Women’s Tackle Football Team. She is also a private practice therapist.


Iota Alpha (Pepperdine)
Stephanie Nordstrom
Global Social Media Lead, Amazon Music

Stephanie is a social media marketing, public relations, and consumer engagement professional. Prior to joining Amazon, she was Head of Social Media for Fender and spent 10 years in the PR agency world developing social strategy for some of top lifestyle, CPG, travel, and music brands.


Iota Beta (St. Mary’s)
Dr. Olga Martinez Hickman
Executive Director, Bachman Lake Together

Dr. Hickman supports cross-sector partnerships aimed at redesigning systems and strategies to enhance high-quality early childhood education. She has over a decade of relevant education experience that includes supporting statewide leadership, literacy, and system-change initiatives across Texas.


Iota Gamma (University of the Pacific)
Jessica Safir
International Communications Manager, UK at Google

Jess started at Google in 2011, where she’s developed her skills as a program manager and communications specialist. She founded and is Alumnae Chapter President of the England Alumnae Chapter, Alpha Phi’s first overseas alumnae chapter.


Iota Delta (Rhode Island)
Alison Tibbets
Vice President, Volunteer Programs and Strategy at Muscular Dystrophy Association

Alison is responsible for developing, implementing, and executing a nationwide strategy to create a culture of high impact volunteerism. Prior to joining MDA, she worked at the American Cancer Society for 9 years.


Iota Epsilon (Kettering)
Kathryn Cesiel
Crash sensing performance engineer

Kathryn has held an electrical and mechanical engineering co-op with General Motors since 2016. She has been inducted into six honor societies and is a two-time Alpha Phi Foundation scholarship recipient.


Iota Zeta (Colorado School of Mines)
Stephanie To
Quality Control Analyst, AveXis, Inc.

Stephanie ensures the quality of life-changing treatments of rare neurological genetic disorders. She has served as Chapter President and currently serves as an advisor for Iota Zeta and Beta Gamma.


Iota Eta (DePaul)
Andrea Law
SVP, Client Executive at Northern Trust

Andrea assists large corporations in managing their retirement plans, working with their accounting and human resources departments. While working for Alpha Phi, she helped create the Emerging Leaders Institute. She is currently a coach for Alpha Phi’s League of Coaches program.


Iota Theta (Wilfrid Laurier)
Sarah-Beth Anders
Director of Product Marketing, LinkedIn

Sarah-Beth was integral to the explosive launch of LinkedIn’s new applicant tracking system, Talent Hub. She previously held roles at Greenhouse Software, Inc. and Achievers. She also traveled as an Educational Leadership Consultant during the 2008-2009 academic year.


Iota Iota (George Washington)
Liza Dee
Director, SKDKnickerbocker

Liza develops and drives communications strategy for political, corporate, and nonprofit clients. She has helped execute high-profile campaigns to elect Democrats, expand access to reproductive healthcare, and raise the minimum wage.


Iota Kappa (Dartmouth)
Charlotte Blatt
J.D. Candidate, Yale Law School

Prior to law school, Charlotte spent a year as a Fulbright Research Fellow. She is a two-time Foundation scholarship recipient and has served as a research intern at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, campaign fellow for Hillary for America, and press intern for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.


Iota Lambda (Connecticut)
Kristen Roeckle
SVP, Commercial Solutions at Concentric Health Experience

Kristen is passionate about driving change in healthcare by developing strategies that shape brands. Prior to joining CHX, she held VP roles at Centron and Omnicon Health Group. She is also a member of the Ad Age Collective Expert Panel.


Iota Mu (Georgia Tech)
Brighton Kamen
UX designer, IBM

Brighton is a designer, writer, and researcher with expertise in on-boarding, storytelling, and crafting cohesive product narratives. She also organizes community events to promote STEM in local schools.


Iota Nu (Kentucky)
Dominique Newland
News anchor, KYMA News 11

Dominique is the sunrise anchor for KYMA News 11 based in Yuma, Arizona. She is well-versed in show production, digital content, and script writing, and has interned for WISH-TV, YSBnow, Magical Elves, and The Late Late Show with James Corden.


Iota Xi (Denver)
Erin Jones
Former Chapter President

Erin is a senior studying business information & analytics and marketing. She has interned with Goldman Sachs as an operational risk summer analyst. She served as Chapter President for Iota Xi.


Iota Omicron (WPI)
Erin Esco
Senior software engineer, Wayfair

Erin is a full-stack software engineer with e-commerce, robot, and biotech experience. Prior to joining Wayfair full-time in 2017, she interned with the company and Amazon Robotics. She served as Chapter President for Iota Omicron.


Iota Pi (Northern Arizona)
Claire Nolan
Food Video Producer, Director & Editor

Claire began her journey creating recipe videos for BuzzFeed Tasty. She has created over 200 recipe videos and produced, filmed, and directed Tasty’s hit YouTube show, Chef Out Of Water. Her videos and recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Doctor Oz, and featured in all five of BuzzFeed Tasty’s Cookbooks.


Iota Rho (Clemson)
Carly Sincavitch
Foundation scholarship recipient

Carly is a senior studying political science and philosophy. She has interned for Kids v Cancer, the U.S. House of Representatives, and Booz Allen Hamilton. She is also a member of Alpha Phi’s Committee on Leadership and an Alpha Phi Foundation scholarship recipient.


Iota Sigma (Carnegie Mellon)
Kelsey Scott
Systems engineer, Northrop Grumman

Kelsey has worked on technology ranging from cyberspace to outer space. She is the reigning Miss Midwest Collegiate US and founder of the Princess Program for Budding Engineers & Scientists, which aims to increase accessibility to STEM education for young girls.


Iota Tau (Harvard)
Amanda Nguyen
Founder & CEO, Rise

Amanda founded Rise to protect the civil rights of sexual assault and rape survivors. She is the force behind the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act — the 21st bill to pass unanimously through Congress. She was nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and recently launched Rise Justice Labs, the first accelerator designed to help everyday people advocate for their civil rights.


Iota Upsilon (Ottawa)
Alicia Cooke
Executive Assistant to the Minister of Northern Affairs & the Chief of Staff

Alicia currently works for the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and previously served as a Parliamentary Assistant. She is also the Outreach Lead for the Capital Pride Youth Committee.


Iota Phi (St. Francis)
Rachel Esparza
Medical student

Rachel is in her final year of medical school at the Yale School of Medicine. She is a two-time Foundation scholarship recipient and plans to become a pediatric surgeon following graduation.


Iota Chi (Yale)
Jade Buford
Gymnast

Jade is a senior studying the history of science, medicine, and public health. She is a three-time Ivy Classic All-around champion, two-time ECAC Gymnast of the Year, and holds team multiple records in vault and beam.


Iota Psi (North Florida)
Mayeska Sand
Social media manager, Jacksonville Jaguars

Mayeska is an emerging public relations, marketing, and strategic communications professional. She is currently on the Jaguars Game Day Production team and previously interned with the Jacksonville Sharks.


Iota Omega (Mississippi)
Lexie Harper
Miss University of Mississippi 2020

Lexie is a senior studying integrated marketing communications. She is also president and founder of Clothed in Confidence, which seeks to educate, empower, and elevate all women to reach their full potential in the workplace and in life.


Kappa Alpha (UNC Chapel Hill)
Alyssa Floyd
Director of State and External Affairs, UNC SGA

Alyssa is a sophomore pursuing a dual degree in information science and strategic communications. She was recently elected to the UNC SGA Executive Board. She previously served as VP of Strategic Marketing for the UNC Association of Student Governments.


Kappa Beta (UC San Diego)
Amanda Tjitro
Medical student

Amanda is a second-year medical student at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and a two-time Foundation scholarship recipient. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and hopes to work within pediatrics to reduce barriers in access to quality healthcare for her future patients.


Kappa Gamma (Southeast Missouri State)
Kate Herrmann
Intern, Drive Social

Kate is a creative and results-oriented social media marketing specialist. She is a founding member of Kappa Gamma and served as Chapter President. She previously interned with Alpha Phi International Fraternity.


Kappa Delta (Stevens Institute for Technology)
Stephanie Funcasta
Scientist, Roche Diagnostics USA

Stephanie currently works for the Case Investigation & Resolution RMD Reagent Life Cycles at Roche Molecular Systems. She was previously an engineering intern for AriZona Beverage Co. and the U.S. Department of Defense.


Kappa Epsilon (Georgia)
Emma Rose Lowder
Intern, National Organization for Women

Emma Rose is a junior studying psychology and women’s studies. Through her internship, she has had the opportunity to provide insight on NOW’s new young donor program and attend congressional hearings, press conferences, and briefings.


Kappa Zeta (McGill)
Margaret DeMilt
Chapter President

Margaret is a junior studying philosophy, art history, and political science. She is an assets inventory software development intern for Société Générale and has served as a summer immersion program TA for Girls Who Code, a mentee at Microsoft, and product development intern for Verizon.


Kappa Eta (Florida)
Kelly Barnhill
Professional softball player

Kelly is a founding member of Kappa Eta and a pitcher for the Chicago Bandits. While at Florida, she received many accolades, including the EPSY Award for Best College Female Athlete as well as Softball Player of the Year by espnW. She won two SEC Softball Tournament championships with the Gators and was selected first overall in the 2019 NPF Draft.


Kappa Theta (Baylor)
Julia Arciola
Twirler

Julia is a freshman studying international studies and decorated baton twirler. She is a Golden Girl for Baylor’s Golden Wave Marching Band and recently took home two gold medals in the Senior Elite Two Baton & Artistic Twirl categories from the 2020 Pan-Pacific Cup.


Wyoming Colony
Amanda Verheydt
Founding member

Amanda is a junior studying dietetics and is Wyoming’s first Vice President of Community Relations. She is a founding member and organized the colony’s first Red Cross CPR Training.


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