2017 Slate of Nominees for Alumnae Association Board and Committee Positions

The Nominating Committee respectfully submits the following slate of candidates for election at the Annual Meeting, to be held on May 20, 2017. Each candidate has been fully informed of the responsibility and rights of the position and has indicated consent to serve if elected. Members may submit additional nominations as outlined in the bylaws. Recommended changes to the bylaws need to be considered before the slate.

Board of Directors Positions

President (2017–2018)
Marcia Brumit Kropf ’67, New York, NY. Self-employed, consultant. MAT, Oberlin College; PhD, New York University. Association: President 2014-present, External Awards Committee chair 2011–2014, Alumnae Honors Research Committee member 2005–2008.

President Elect (2017–2018)/President (2018–2021) [Please note: This is a new position, proposed in the bylaws changes.]​
Maria Z. Mossaides ’73, Worcester, MA. Child advocate, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts. JD, SUNY, Buffalo; MPA, Harvard University. Association: Alumnae Trustee Committee member 2015–2017; Alumnae Development Committee member 2002–2003. Class: current reunion cochair, cornerstone chair; former co-head class agent, co-reunion gift chair, class agent, reunion hospitality chair. Worcester Club: former secretary. College: Mount Holyoke Fund Steering Committee chair; Parent Development Committee member; Young Alumnae Committee former chair; Volunteer Recognition Task Force member. Loyalty Award 2008.

Clerk (2017–2020)
Markeisha J. Miner ’99, Ithaca, NY. Dean of students, Cornell Law School.  JD, University of Michigan. Class: former nominating committee member, class agent. Detroit Club: former alumnae admissions representative. College: Black Alumnae Conference Committee, current member; former member 2011–2012. Young Alumnae Loyalty Award 2009.

Young Alumnae Representative (2017–2020)
Tarana Bhatia ’15, Washington, DC. Senior consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton.

Committee Chairs

Classes and Reunion Committee (2017–2019)

Melissa Anderson Russell ’01, East Sandwich, MA. Preschool director, The Hundred Acre School at Heritage Museum and Gardens. MA in education, Lesley University. Association: Classes and Reunion Committee, member 2016­–2017. Nominating Committee member 2013–2016. Class: current treasurer; former treasurer, class agent, reunion welcome/hospitality chair, reunion gift caller. Cape Cod Club: current president, website coordinator; former membership chair. Rhode Island Club: former alumnae representative assistant. Young Alumnae Leadership Award 2016. 

Communications Committee (2017–2020)

Marisa C. Peacock ’01, Arlington, VA. Principal, Strategic Peacock. MA, Georgetown University. Association: Communications Committee member 2014–2016 member. DC Club: former communications committee chair.

Alumnae Trustee and Nomination Committee (2017–2020)

Susan d’Olive Mozena ’67, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. Chaplain, coordinator of adult education, Grosse Pointe Memorial Church. MA in teaching, Northwestern University; MA in health services, University of Michigan; Master of Divinity, McCormick Theological Seminary. Association: Alumnae Trustee Committee member 2014­–2015, AT Task Force member 2013–2014, Alumnae Trustee 2007–2012, Admissions Liaison 2000–2004, Clubs Committee member 1988–1991. Class: current vice president, reunion chair, reunion lead gift committee member, class agent; former president, reunion chair, head class agent, class agent, reunion gift caller, reunion honoraries hostess, reunion gift chair, Nominating Committee member. Detroit MI Club: former president, book award chair, special gifts volunteer, LG volunteer. College: former enrollment task force member. Medal of Honor 2002.

External Awards Committee (2017–2020)

Linda Renasco Cadigan ’68, DeSoto, TX. Senior consultant, Cargill Associates. MA in development studies, St. Mary’s University. Association:  former president 1991–1994, Nomination of Alumnae Trustee and Awards Committee 2010–2011, Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee member 1997–1998, Structure Committee member 1991, Sesquicentennial South Central Region Team conference coordinator 1986–1988, Program Committee 1974–1977, Council Committee member 1973–1975. Class: current vice president, reunion chair, and reunion lead gift committee member; former president, nominating committee member, class agent, reunion gift caller. Dallas/Fort Worth Club: former president, area LG chair, and treasurer. Medal of Honor 1988.

Internal Achievement Awards Committee (2017–2020)

Avice A. Meehan ’77, New York, NY. Senior vice president and chief communications officer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. MS, Columbia School of Journalism. Association: former board director, Quarterly Committee Chair 2011, 2003–2006, Communications Committee member 2011, Communications Ad Hoc Committee chair 2005–2006, Alumnae Quarterly Committee member 1995–1998; Council Committee member 1978–1979; Class: former class agent 2007–2011, reunion gift caller 2006–2007, 2001–2002, 1996–1997, secretary/scribe 1977–1987. Club of Hartford, Connecticut: former president 1993–1994. Medal of Honor 2007.

Committee Members

Alumnae Quarterly Committee (2017–2020)

Lisa Hawley Hiley ’83, Williamstown, MA. Editor, Storey Publishing. Class: former vice president, reunion cochair, Nominating Committee member.

Alumnae Trustee and Nomination Committee (2017–2020)

Elizabeth Taylor ’79, Chicago, IL. The National Book Review, cofounder/editor, and Chicago Tribune, literary editor-at-large. MA in history, Yale University. Association: Nominating Committee member 2014–present. Class: Reunion Questionnaire chair 1993–1994, secretary/scribe 1989–2004. College: alumnae trustee 1992–1997, visiting professor in English department.

Classes and Reunion Committee

Joan Roehrig Vater ’76 (2017–2020), Lafayette, NJ. Retired, National Employers Council. Class: former reunion chair, secretary, reunion cochair, class agent, reunion gift caller, class scribe, reunion room chair, reunion name tag chair.

Meredith S. Nelson ’11 (2017-2019), Brooklyn, NY. Experiential marketing manager, Pernod Ricard. Class: current reunion chair, former class president and reunion chair. Young Alumnae Volunteer Leadership Award 2016.

Louise Beaumont Peach ’86 (2017-2020), Williston, VT. Financial planning coordinator, Russell, Blanchard & Dubois. MBA in finance, Boston University. Class: former reunion chair, treasurer, class agent.

Bridget E. Mahoney ’06 (2017–2018), Astoria, NY. Teacher, High School for Environmental Studies. MA, education and earth science, City University of New York. Association: Classes and Reunion Committee member 2014­–present. Class: current treasurer, class agent; former reunion gift caller, treasurer, class agent. Queens Alumnae Region: former admissions alumnae representative. Young Alumnae Volunteer Leadership Award 2016.

Clubs Committee (2017–2020)

Désirée Gordon Bruggeman ’88, Cincinnati, OH. Self-employed human resource consultant. MBA, Suffolk University. Class: former reunion gift caller. Cincinnati Club: former president, member-at-large, treasurer, young alumnae chair.

Kerri E. Bianchi ’88, Wake Forest, NC. Director of Court Services and self-employed lawyer. JD, St. John’s University Queens. Club: former secretary, Piedmont Club, 2010–2014; current website coordinator, 2011–2012, 2013–2017.

Communications Committee

Alessandra P. Hickson ’09 (2017–2020), New York, NY. Associate editor, Refinery29. NYC Club: former admissions alumnae representative, book award sponsor.

Hillary A. Ossip ’10 (2017–2018), Washington, DC. Social media manager, National Geographic Society. Association: Communications Committee member 2014–present.

External Awards Committee (2017–2020)

Anne Conger McCants ’84, Cambridge, MA. History department head and professor, MIT. PhD, University of Califoria-Berkeley; MA, UCLA. Class: current class agent; former reunion gift chair, head class agent, class agent. Mary Lyon Award 1999.

Nancy J. Gustafson ’78, Naples, FL. Artist in residence, Northwestern University. DFA, Mount Holyoke College; MA, music, Northwestern University. Class: former reunion gift caller. Chicago Club: former young alumnae chair. Mary Lyon Award 1987.

Finance Committee (2017–2020)

Amanda J. Grace ’89, Cincinnati, OH. Former assistant vice president, internal audit, Yeshiva University, New York, NY. MBA in accounting, Pace University. Class: former reunion gift caller.

Internal Achievement Awards Committee (2017–2020)

Barbara Clancy MacLeod ’76, Stoneham, MA. Patient coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital. MBA, Babson College. Class: former vice president, reunion cochair. Mystic Valley Club: former president, secretary, program chair, book award sponsor, book award chair, admissions alumnae representative, Ways and Means Committee chair, membership chair, newsletter editor, young alumnae chair. Loyalty Award 2011.

Nominating Committee (2017–2020)

Lynette P. Rizzo ’96, New York, NY. Associate director of marketing, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Association: Clubs Committee member 2012–2015. Class: current co-scribe; former reunion gift caller. NYC Club: current president; former vice president, communications chair, secretary, membership chair, vice president of programs. Loyalty Award 2016.

Susy Ham Heldman ’76, San Francisco, CA. Vice president and controller, Schwab Fund Charitable Giving. MBA, Monterey Institute of International Studies. Association: Finance Committee member 2009–2012. Class: current treasurer, class agent; former class agent, reunion gift caller, president, vice president. Club of Northern California: former treasurer, membership chair, president, Ways and Means Committee chair. Club of Southern California: former treasurer. Loyalty Award 2016.

Volunteer Stewardship Committee

Hilary J. Bland ’92 (2017­–2020), Washington, DC. Associate partner, IBM. MA, Columbia University. Association: Classes and Reunion Committee member 1999–2002. Class: current president; former reunion cochair, treasurer, class agent, reunion gift caller, reunion dinner chair, reunion room chair. NYC Club: former young alumnae chair.

Joan Ford Mongeau ’80 (2017–2018), Melrose, MA. Manager, corporate sponsorships, Hallmark Health. MBA, Boston College. Association: Nominating Committee member 2013–2016, Volunteer Stewardship Committee member 2016–present, Alumnae Development Committee member 1999­–2000. Class: former president, head class agent, nominating committee member, class agent, reunion gift chair, reunion lead gift committee member, cornerstone representative, special gifts chair. North Shore Club: former president, programs chair. College: former annual funds committee member. Medal of Honor 2010.

Alumnae Trustees

Erin Ennis ’92 (2017–2022), Washington, DC. Senior vice president US-China Business Council. Master’s in international affairs, Catholic University, 2002; Association: Board of Directors, Classes and Reunion Committee chair 2010–2013; Member of Classes and Reunion Committee 2006–2009. Class: president 2002–2007; Club: president, Mount Holyoke Club of Washington, DC, 2014–2016. Alumnae Medal of Honor 2012.

KC Maurer ’84 (2018­­–2023), Brooklyn, NY. CFO and treasurer/secretary of the Board of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. MBA, American University’s Kogod School of Business, 1990; Presidential Management Fellowship 1990–1992. Annual Fund Review Committee 2012–2014, ADC 1993–1995. Class: president 1999–2004, head class agent 2004–2014. Club: treasurer, Mount Holyoke Club of New York City, 1999–2001. Committee on the Nomination of Alumnae Trustees and Awards 2006–2009. College: Major Gift NYC 2007–2014, MHF Steering Committee 2014–present. Alumnae Medal of Honor 1999.

See the Bylaws Changes Recommended by the Alumnae Association Board.