2020 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 June 6, 2020. 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-Elect (2020-2021) and President (2021-2024)

Ellen Hyde Pace ’81, New York City, New York. Global managing director, professional, R&D, WPP Red Fuse. College: alumnae trustee 2009-14; trustee 2014-19. Major Gifts New York Committee 2013; former reunion gift caller, special gifts chair, reunion lead gift chair and cornerstone chair. Association: Board of Directors, alumnae trustee 2011-12; Board of Directors, director at large 2002-05; Alumnae Development Committee member 2001-02; Communications Ad Hoc Committee 2005-06; Programs Ad Hoc Committee 2003-04; Volunteer Recognition Task Force 2010. Class: former Nominating Committee member. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 2006. Executive Committee/Board Secretary, Effie Worldwide.

Board Clerk (2020-2023)

Carrie C. Ruzicka ’99, Winnetka, Illinois. Marketing manager, AbbVie. J.D., University of Minnesota. College: former class agent. Class: former treasurer, secretary, reunion co-chair, misc. reunion chair. Chicago Club: former president, treasurer, alumnae admissions representative. South Hadley Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Boston Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Minneapolis Club: former alumnae admissions representative. Awards: Young Alumna Volunteer Leadership Award 2014.

Recent Alumnae Representative (2020-2023)

Brittany M. Lambert ’16, Boston, Massachusetts. Product employee experience coordinator, HubSpot. Class: current secretary, reunion welcome and hospitality chair. Women@HubSpot Leadership Council.

Committee Chairs (2020-2023)

Chair, Alumnae Trustee Nomination Committee

Ellen M. Cosgrove ’84, Cheshire, Connecticut. Associate dean, Yale University Law School. J.D., University of Chicago. College: trustee 2010-15; alumnae trustee 2005-10; former class agent, reunion gift caller. Association: member, Nomination of Alumnae Trustee and Awards Committee 2001-04; Board of Directors, alumnae trustee 2007-08; Board of Directors, director at large 1998-2000. Class: current Nominating Committee member, scribe; former president, vice president, reunion chair, reunion co-chair. Chicago Club: former president, alumnae rep. assistant. New York City Club: former alumnae rep. assistant. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 1999. Current committee member, Association of American Law Schools.

Chair, Communications Committee

Rachel Happe McEnroe ’93, Andover, Massachusetts. Principal and co-founder, The Community Roundtable. College: former head class agent, reunion gift chair, reunion gift caller. Boston Club: former officer. Groups: Friends of Rowing.

Chair, External Achievement Awards Committee 

Danielle M. Germain ’93, Washington, D.C. Chief of staff FED, Booz Allen Hamilton. M.A. international relations, Johns Hopkins University. College: former reunion gift caller. Association: former chair, Classes and Reunions Committee 2013-2017; member, Classes and Reunions Committee 2009-2012; member, Strategic Thinking Committee 2015-2016. Class: former president. Southern New Hampshire Club: former alumnae rep. assistant. Awards: Loyalty Award 2019. 

Chair, Internal Achievement Awards Committee 

Caroline Carosso Griep ’86, Marlborough, Massachusetts. College: current co-head class agent; former Mount Holyoke Fund Committee member, Mount Holyoke Fund Volunteer Steering Committee member, class cornerstone chair, class agent, reunion gift caller, reunion gift chair. Association: member, Classes and Reunion Committee 2002-06; member, Internal Achievement Awards Committee 2013‑16. Class: former president, reunion chair.  Mystic Valley Club: former young alumnae chair. Groups: V8’s Alumnae Affiliate Club co-founder and current president. Awards: Loyalty Award 2011. 

Committee Members (2020-2023, except as noted) 

Alumnae Trustee Nomination Committee 

Lily Klebanoff Blake ’64, New York, New Tirj. President, Klebanoff International. College: former class agent. Association: chair, Clubs Committee 2006-09; member, Affiliate Group Ad Hoc Committee 2008-09. New York City Club: current alumna admissions rep; former president, program vice president. Class: former president, Nominating Committee chair, Nominating Committee member, Reunion Committee member. Awards: Alumnae Medal of Honor 2009. 

Classes and Reunions Committee 

Joana I. Souza ’05, Watertown, Massachusetts. Manager, investor relations, Audax Group. Class: current treasurer. 

Hannah M. Yee ’15, Boston, Massachusetts. Consultant, clinical development operations and strategy, Halloran Consulting Group. MPH, Harvard University School of Public Health.  Class: current president.

Chrysanthe Courniotes ’04 (2020-2022), Washington, D.C. Senior health policy and strategy consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton. J.D., public advocacy and health law, University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law; MSc., international health management, economics and policy, SDA Bocconi School of Management. Association: member, Classes and Reunions Committee (appointed 2019-20). Class: current treasurer. Washington, D.C. Club: current alum coordinator, Mount Holyoke Semester in Washington, D.C., Program.

Clubs and Groups Committee

Tamara Dews ’06, Bronx, New York. Head of strategic programs & initiatives, sales enablement, Refinitiv (formerly Thomson Reuters). MBA, New York University Stern School of Business. Intellectual Property Law Certificate, New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Association: young alumnae representative 2011-14; member, Alumnae C2C Task Force 2013-14. Class: former reunion chair. New York City Club: current vice president; former young alumnae chair, programs committee member. Bronx, NY, and Albany, NY: former alumnae admissions rep. Awards: Mary Lyon Award 2017.

Tamar Spitz Westphal ’12, Chicago, Illinois. Founder and event designer, Tamar Westphal Events. Class: current scribe; former Nominating Committee member. Chicago Club: current secretary, webmistress, alumna admission rep; former young alumnae chair, alumnae rep assistant.  Awards: Young Alumnae Volunteer Leadership Award 2017; Alumna Admission Recognition Award 2015. 

Communications Committee

Rosie H. Ettenheim ’10, Washington, D.C. Data visualization designer, World Resources Institute. M.P.S., Information visualization, The Maryland Institute College of Art. Seattle Club: former alumnae rep. assistant. 

External Achievement Awards Committee 

Amy Gotwals ’91 (2020-2022), Takoma Park, Maryland. Chief, public policy & external affairs, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging. M.A., legislative affairs, George Washington University. College: former reunion gift caller. Class: former reunion scribe, reunion booklet chair, reunion welcome chair, secretary.

Margaret M. Gower ’04, South Bend, Indiana. Assistant professor religious studies, St. Mary’s College. Ph.D., Harvard University. Class: former Nominating Committee member, Nominating Committee chair. Awards: Class of 1905 Fellowship.  

Fellowship Committee 

Dr. Devavani Chatterjea ’96 (2020-2022), Saint Paul, Minnesota. Professor of biology, Macalester College. MPH, environmental studies, University Of Minnesota; Ph.D., Stanford University. Class: current Saturday evening reunion party chair; former secretary. 

Finance Committee

Leocadia Z. Archambault ’06, Lynn, Massachusetts. Audit manager, Smith, Sullivan & Brown, PC. MBA, Northeastern University.; M.S., accounting, Northeastern University. College: former class agent. Class: former reunion co-chair, reunion chair, secretary. 

Franckline Casimir-Benoit ’86, Maplewood, New Jersey. Managing director & trust counsel, Fiduciary Trust Co Int’l. J.D., University. of Connecticut. Class: former secretary. Northern New Jersey Club: former alumnae rep. assistant. Groups: 2018 Black Alumnae Conference Leadership; advisory board member, American Bankers Association; founder and board member, Ecole Salem Education EBNJ Inc.

Internal Achievement Awards Committee 

Anna Bennett Robertson ’04, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Freelance graphic designer. Certificate in design, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. College: current Mount Holyoke Fund Volunteer Steering Committee member; former head class agent. Association: member, Clubs Committee 2012-13; member, Internal Achievement Awards Committee 2018-20. Boston Club: former president, officer. Awards: Young Alumnae Volunteer Leadership Award 2014. 

Nominating Committee

Lee Johnson Cook ’83, Oak Hill, Virginia. Homemaker; former director of Admissions, Georgetown University Law Center. J.D., University of Michigan Law School. College: National Major Gifts Committee 2002-03. Association: Board of Directors, second vice president 1991; Board of Directors, director at large 1989-92. Washington, D.C. Club: former alumnae rep. assistant. Groups: speaker, 2018 Black Alumnae Conference. Board of Directors, Madeira School; Board of Directors, The Langely School; Board of Directors, The Black Student Fund.

Shannon Dalton Giordano ’91 (2020-2022), Holliston, Massachusetts. President and founder, Serendipity Social Media, Inc. M.A., international development, American University. Association: member, Strategic Planning Committee 2014-15; chair, Communications Committee 2014-17; member, Nominating Committee 2019-20. Class: current class agent; former reunion gift caller. Boston Club: current president.

Nancy Rosoff ’78, Malvern, Pennsylvania. Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, Arcadia University. M.A., history, West Chester University.; Ph.D., history, Temple University. Association: chair, External Achievement Awards Committee 2014-17; member, External Achievement Awards Committee 2011-14. Class: current Nominating Committee chair, class agent, website coordinator; former reunion gift caller, reunion website coordinator, Nominating Committee member and chair. Awards: Loyalty Award 2018. National Endowment of Humanities Fellowship 1987.

Bridget E. Mahoney ’06, Astoria, New York. Earth science teacher, High School for Environmental  Studies. M.Ed., counseling, Hunter College. MS Ed. City College of New York. College: member, Mount Holyoke Fund Committee. Association: member, Classes and Reunions Committee 2014-18. Class: current treasurer, class agent, former reunion dinner chair, reunion gift caller. Queens NY: former alumnae admissions rep., alumnae admissions assistant. Awards: Young Alumnae Volunteer Leadership Award 2016.

Volunteer Stewardship Committee

Ifeoma Aduba ’95, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Principal, The Mudita Collective. M.A., Eastern Univeristy. College: Annual Funds Committee 2007-10, former head class agent. Class: former Nominating Committee member. Groups: Black Alumnae Conference.

Alumnae Trustee (2020-2026) 

Ashanta Evans Blackwell ’95, Memphis, Tennessee. Vice president/deputy general counsel, Teach for America. J.D., Vanderbilt University. College: young alumna trustee 1997-00; Presidential Search Committee 1994-95; Class: former class agent, reunion gift caller. Association: Board of Directors, clerk 2014-17; member, Nominating Committee 2019-20; member, Strategic Planning Committee 2014-15; member, Nomination of Alumnae Trustee and Awards Committee 2008-11. Chicago Club: former alumnae admissions rep. Memphis Club: former alumnae admissions rep.  Louisiana Club: former alumnae admissions rep. Groups: ALANA Committee Chair 2000-04. 

One response to “2020 Slate of Nominees for Alumnae Association Board and Committee Positions”

  1. Phyllis C. Freeman says:

    For Maria,
    This is the first time ever that I remember the whole NomCom slate being in front of us to
    peruse and congratulate. Maybe virtual meetings have a positive purpose during these
    extraordinary times of quarantine!
    Congratulations one and all.
    Best,
    Phyllis

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