2019 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 18, 2019. 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 (2019–2022)
Antoria D. Howard-Marrow ’81, Bloomfield, Connecticut. Associate attorney general, Connecticut. J.D., University of Connecticut. Association: chair, Nominating Committee 2010-13; member, Nominating Committee 2007-10; director at large 2003-06; Loyalty Award Development Subcommittee. Class: current website coordinator; former vice president, website coordinator, reunion website coordinator. College: Black Alumnae Conference Committee. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 2011.
Committee Chairs (2019–2022)
Chair, Classes and Reunions Committee
Cheryl Ryan Maloney ’73, Wellesley, Massachusetts. Retired, former superintendent of schools, Weston, Massachusetts. Master’s degree in history, Boston College; doctorate in educational administration, Boston College. Class: current co-president and class agent; former president, vice president, reunion chair, class agent, reunion program chair, reunion caller, nominating committee member.
Chair, Clubs and Groups Committee
Hilary M. Salmon ’03, Washington, D.C. Chief of staff, Capital Area Food Bank. Association: former board clerk 2011-14; member, Clubs Committee 2015–18. Washington, D.C., Club: former president, nominating committee member, nominating chair. Awards: Young Alumna Volunteer Leadership Award 2013.
Chair, Volunteer Stewardship Committee
Arleen McGrath Heiss ’70, Washington, D.C. Self-employed executive organization consultant. M.P.A, American University. Association: Alumnae trustee 2004–05; director at large 2000–03; member, Clubs Committee 1976-79. Class: current reunion lead gift committee member, nominating committee chair; former nominating committee chair, nominating committee member, class agent, reunion gift caller. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 1995.
Alumnae Quarterly Committee (2019–2022)
Kelly Bahmer-Brouse ’86, Cleveland, Ohio. Cartoonist, KellyKomics. Master’s in creative writing, Miami University Middletown. Class: former website coordinator, reunion gift caller, class agent. Cleveland Club: past president, newsletter/director editor, special gifts volunteer, vice president, program chair.
Alumnae Trustee and Nomination Committee (2019–2022)
Janet Falik Aserkoff ’65, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Attorney/managing partner, Rappaport, Aserkoff & Gelles law firm. J.D., Emory University. Association: Alumnae trustee 2006-11; member, Alumnae Development Committee 1977-80; member, Alumnae Honors Research Committee 1998-2001; Structure Committee 1980-82. Class: current class agent; former class agent, reunion gift caller, reunion lead gift committee member, head class agent. Boston Club: former nominating committee member, press chair. College: alumnae trustee 2006-11; Alumnae Development Committee 1975–77. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 1985.
Markeisha J. Miner ’99, Ithaca, New York. Dean of students, Cornell Law School. J.D., University of Michigan. Association: board clerk 2017–20. Class: former nominating committee member and class agent. Detroit Club: former alumnae admissions representative. College: Black Alumnae Conference Committee, current member, former member 2015 and 2011–12. Young Alumnae Loyalty Award 2009. Alumnae Admission Recognition 2009.
Classes and Reunion Committee (2019–2022)
Marianne McDermott ’83, Swampscott, Massachusetts. Substitute teacher, Swampscott Schools. Class: former reunion chair, reunion gift caller, reunion welcome chair, costume chair, head class agent, class agent.
Clubs and Groups Committee
Ann M. Croft ’95 (2019–2022), Alexandria, Virginia. Operations manager, CompuQuest, Inc. Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University. Class: former reunion dinner chair, head class agent, reunion gift chair. Washington, D.C., Club: Current program chair; former newsletter chair, secretary.
Julie A. Green ’95 (2019–2021), Washington, D.C. Executive director, New Futures. Class: current co-scribe; former secretary/scribe, head class agent, nominating committee member, class agent, reunion gift caller. Washington, D.C., Club: former vice president, secretary, nominating committee member.
Michelle M. Lepore ’86 (2019–2022), San Carlos, California. Assistant dean, Alumni Volunteer Relations Office of Undergraduate Admission, Stanford University. Master’s in English, Boston College. CA Peninsula Club: current communications chair, newsletter/directory editor chair; former board member at large.
Communications Committee (2019–2022)
Margaret Pierce Buenneke ’84, Reston, Virginia. Owner, Buenneke Consultants; self-employed photographer and professional singer. Master’s in international relations, Georgetown University. Class: current president and class agent; former reunion booklet chair, vice president, nominating committee member. Los Angeles Club: former alumnae admissions assistant. Washington, D.C., Club: former secretary.
External Achievement Awards Committee (2019–2022)
Janet E. Buhlmann ’89, Brookline, Massachusetts. Senior principal scientist, Pfizer. Ph.D. in biochemistry with specialization in immunology, Dartmouth College. Class: current scribe; former class agent, class officer. Mentor, Association for Women in Science.
Fellowship Committee (2019–2021)
Poulomi Saha ’04, El Cerrito, California. Assistant professor of English, University of California, Berkeley. Ph.D. in English, University of Pennsylvania. Class: former class agent, reunion gift caller. Philadelphia Club: former president, vice president.
Maureen A. Harrigan ’77 (2019–2022), Baltimore, Maryland. Senior associate dean for finance and administration, Johns Hopkins University. Master of Business Administration, Harvard University. Association: member, Finance Committee 2018–19. Class: former reunion gift caller.
Internal Achievement Awards Committee (2019-2022)
Karen Davis-Delk ’82, West Windsor, New Jersey. President/founder, Davis Delk Consulting LLC; producer, “New Beginnings with Karen Delk” (cable program). Master of Science, London School of Economics and Political Science; Professional Certified Coach, Fielding Graduate University. Association: Executive Director Search Committee 2002–03; member, Alumnae Development Committee; member, Nomination of Alumnae Trustee Committee 1987–90; Strategic Planning Ad Hoc Committee 1997–98. Class: former reunion gift caller, class agent. Detroit Club: former treasurer, board of directors/member at large. College: former ALANA Committee member; Young Alumna trustee 1982–85; Black Alumnae Steering Committee member. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 2002. Advisory board, Institute of Wonderful Working Women for Empowerment and Paul Robeson House of Princeton; board member, Princeton Community Television and YWCA of Princeton.
Patricia Steeves O’Neil ’85, Chicago, Illinois. Vice president/chief investment officer/treasurer, Rush University Medical Center. Master of Applied Economics, University of Michigan. Association: board treasurer 2004–07; member, Finance Committee 2002-04; member, Investment Sub-Committee 2004–08. Class: former class agent, reunion dinner chair, reunion gift caller, treasurer. Chicago Club: former treasurer, alum representative assistant, young alumnae chair, officer. Dade-Broward County Club: former alumnae representative assistant. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 2010. Board chair, Spark Ventures; trustee and executive committee member, Sacred Heart Schools.
Ashanta Evans Blackwell ’95 (2019–2022), Memphis, Tennessee. Vice president/deputy general counsel, Teach for America. J.D., Vanderbilt University. Class: former class agent, reunion gift caller. Chicago Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Memphis Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Louisiana Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Association: board clerk 2014–17; member, Strategic Planning Committee 2014–15; member, Nomination of Alumnae Trustee and Awards Committee 2008–11. College: Young Alumna trustee 1997–00; Presidential Search Committee 1994–95; chair, ALANA Committee 2000–04.
Shannon Dalton Giordano ’91 (2019–2020), Holliston, Massachusetts. President/founder, Serendipity Social Media, Inc. Master’s in international development, American University. Association: member, Strategic Planning Committee 2014–15; chair, Communications Committee 2014–17. Class: current class agent; former reunion gift caller.
Elizabeth Redmond VanWinkle ’82 (2019–2022), Falls Church, Virginia. Loan operations manager, Fannie Mae. Association: chair, Clubs Committee 2012–16; member, Clubs Committee 2006–09. Class: current class agent; former reunion hospitality chair, reunion gift caller, lead gift committee member, co-scribe. Northern New Jersey Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Virginia Suburbs Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Washington, D.C., Club: former president, alumnae admissions representative. College: former Alumnae C2C Task Force member. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 2017.
Deborah R. Wexler ’85 (2019–2022), Louisville, Kentucky. Former vice president of global communications and public relations, General Electric Company. Master of Science in Journalism, Boston University. Class: former reunion dinner chair, reunion chair. Cleveland Club: former president.
Volunteer Stewardship Committee
Kristen Metzger Dodge ’85 (2019–2021), Holliston, Massachusetts. Learning director, claims, The Hartford. Association: member, Volunteer Stewardship Committee 2018–19. Class: former head class agent, class agent, reunion gift caller.
Kaitlyn K. Szydlowski ’09 (2019–2022), Hoboken, New Jersey. Vice president of philanthropy and strategy, Morgan Stanley. Graduate study in Mandarin, Tsinghua University. College: Young Alumna Trustee 2013–17.
Alumnae Trustee (2019-2025)
Avice A. Meehan ’77, New York. Senior vice president/chief communications officer, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Master of Science in Journalism, Columbia University. Association: current chair, Internal Achievement Awards Committee; former chair, Alumnae Quarterly Committee 2003–06 and 2011; member, Alumnae Quarterly Committee 1995-98; chair, Communications Ad Hoc Committee 2005–06; member, Communications Committee 2011; member, Council Committee 1978–79. Hartford Club: former president. Class: former class agent and reunion gift caller; secretary/scribe. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 2007.
March 26, 2019