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Leadership

Alpha Chi Omega couldn't run without the volunteers and staff members who help our organization thrive. 

These people are dedicated to the mission, vision and future of Alpha Chi Omega, while assisting our chapters and members on a daily basis. Most importantly, they love connecting with members, whether to solve a problem or just to get to know you and your fellow sisters.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL IS COMPOSED OF DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE ELECTED TO TWO-YEAR TERMS AT THE BIENNIAL CONVENTION.

These six women are the visionaries, leaders and ambassadors of Alpha Chi Omega’s past, present and future. They direct Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Inc., always mindful of the organization’s strategic plan. The real, strong women who serve on the National Council are initiates of chapters across the country and reflect different professions and backgrounds.  

Meet our current National Council:

Lynne Herndon

Did you know?

The three words Lynne uses to describe herself are driven, decisive and fair.

Lynne Herndon

National President (Foundation Trustee)

Alpha Upsilon (The University of Alabama)

Jari Askins

Did you know?

Jari has served in all three branches of government in Oklahoma.

Jari Askins

National Vice President

Psi (The University of Oklahoma)

Leslie Abramsky Block

Did you know?

Leslie is an avid reader and has tracked and rated every book she's read since 2007 on Goodreads.

Leslie Abramsky Block

National Vice President (NC Secretary/Treasurer, Foundation Trustee)

Theta Tau (Rutgers University)

Kelli Rodriguez Currie

Did you know?

Kelli loves everything about the sport of cycling, and she's completed two one-day double-centuries (a 200-mile ride in one day).

Kelli Rodriguez Currie

National Vice President (PSP Manager)

Theta Pi (University of California, Davis)

Cassie Gerhardt

Did you know?

Cassie works with fraternities and sororities on a daily basis as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of North Dakota.

Cassie Gerhardt

National Vice President (Foundation Trustee)

Alpha Pi (University of North Dakota)

Jill Sabatino Lacy

Did you know?

Jill is president of the Lacy Foundation, supporting Indianapolis in efforts to become a world-class city.

Jill Sabatino Lacy

National Vice President (NHC Director)

Gamma Mu (Ball State University)

Board of Trustees

The members of the Board of Trustees serve with a primary focus on fundraising and providing the strategic vision for the Foundation to achieve its mission. The board is comprised of seven alumnae trustees and three National Council trustees. The immediate Past National President is invited to serve on the Board of Trustees the first year after she completes her service as National President. Alumnae trustees are eligible to serve up to two three-year terms.
 
Below is a list of our current trustees, along with a conversation starter for your next in-person or online encounter.

Kori Whitener Fellows

Did you know?

Kori earned a doctorate of philosophy in human resource development.

Kori Whitener Fellows

Chair

Alpha Phi (The University of Texas at Austin)

Anne Teaford-Cantor

Did you know?

Anne loves to cook (and eat) foods from across the globe, especially spicy dishes from India, Thailand and the Mediterranean.

Anne Teaford-Cantor

Treasurer

Alpha Psi (UCLA)

Tonya Tatum

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Now the director of international affairs for the National Geospacial-Intelligence Agency, Tonya has spent more than 30 years in U.S. national security roles.

Tonya Tatum

Secretary

Beta Lambda (University of Arizona)

Diane Polin Boone

Did you know?

Diane has been able to experience some extraordinary and diverse things that range from dining with Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to driving a NASCAR at Texas Motor Speedway.

Diane Polin Boone

Trustee

Beta Tau (Miami University)

Jenny Winterstein Champlin

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Jenny is an avid Boston Red Sox fan and subscribes to MLB.tv so she can catch all the games even though she now lives in St. Louis.

Jenny Winterstein Champlin

Trustee

Psi (The University of Oklahoma)

Annamarie Geppert Hellebusch

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Annamarie has conquered both the seas and the skies. An avid scuba diver and now a sky diver!

Annamarie Geppert Hellebusch

Trustee

Zeta Omicron (Vanderbilt University)

Maree Magliocchetti

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With a career in finance, Maree named one of her dogs Market Volatility - Tilly for short!

Maree Magliocchetti

Trustee

Alpha Tau (University of New Hampshire)

Leslie Abramsky Block

Did you know?

Leslie is an avid reader and has tracked and rated every book she's read since 2007 on Goodreads.

Leslie Abramsky Block

National Vice President (NC Secretary/Treasurer, Foundation Trustee)

Theta Tau (Rutgers University)

Cassie Gerhardt

Did you know?

Cassie works with fraternities and sororities on a daily basis as the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of North Dakota.

Cassie Gerhardt

National Vice President (Foundation Trustee)

Alpha Pi (University of North Dakota)

Lynne Herndon

Did you know?

The three words Lynne uses to describe herself are driven, decisive and fair.

Lynne Herndon

National President (Foundation Trustee)

Alpha Upsilon (The University of Alabama)

Board of Directors

The National Housing Corporation (NHC) Board of Directors provides oversight and guidance on the strategic direction of the NHC and to the NHC staff who carries out day-to-day projects. Both the NHC Board of Directors and NHC staff work to execute the mission statement of the NHC, which reads:

“The National Housing Corporation enhances the Real. Strong. Women. Experience by providing safe and competitive facilities where members connect, lead, grow and serve.”

The board is comprised of seven directors, six who are elected by the National Council, and the National President or her designated National Council representative.
 
Meet our current National Housing Corporation Board of Directors below:

Donna McGrath Klinge

Did you know?

Donna describes herself as loyal, passionate and trustworthy.

Donna McGrath Klinge

President

Epsilon Kappa (California State University, Fullerton)

Nancy Spanich Waiss

Did you know?

Nancy is a certified Aging Services Professional, which benefitted her volunteerism for Bayview Retirement Community.

Nancy Spanich Waiss

Secretary/Treasurer

Omega (Washington State University)

Lindsay Hicks

Did you know?

Lindsay is an avid reader, often gravitating toward non-fiction books.

Lindsay Hicks

Director

Alpha Chi (Butler University)

Janis Rose Hurter

Did you know?

Janis is the assistant coach of the women's soccer program at Sierra College and teaches spin cycling, Pilates and water aerobics.

Janis Rose Hurter

Director

Zeta Omicron (Vanderbilt University)

Anna Clovis Ritchie

Did you know?

Favorite quote: “Load the big horse on the high side” – My Grandad’s enduring moving/horse-trailer-loading advice applicable to tackling just about any problem.

Anna Clovis Ritchie

Director

Phi (University of Kansas)

Brooke Oliver Smith

Did you know?

Brooke was the 1987 Miss Indiana Santa Gertrudis Queen.

Brooke Oliver Smith

Director

Alpha Chi (Butler University)

Jill Sabatino Lacy

Did you know?

Jill is president of the Lacy Foundation, supporting Indianapolis in efforts to become a world-class city.

Jill Sabatino Lacy

National Vice President (NHC Director)

Gamma Mu (Ball State University)

Board of Managers

The Board of Managers supports the work of Pearl Stone Partners, LLC by providing strategic-based leadership and governance. The board serves as a key steward of the LLC’s mission and contributes to the overall success of Pearl Stone Partners.

The Board is comprised of six directors – one National Council representative and five directors – elected by the National Council to serve a two-year term.

Melissa Ford Taylor

Did you know?

Melissa's gauge for speaking... Kind, Truthful, Necessary

Melissa Ford Taylor

Chair

Alpha Upsilon (University of Alabama)

Diane Davis Murphy

Did you know?

Diane would like to be a park ranger.

Diane Davis Murphy

Secretary

Epsilon Psi (University of California, Irvine)

Bonnie Brooks

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Bonnie is an accomplished Global Human Resources leader with a passion for working with multinational organizations.

Bonnie Brooks

Manager

Alpha Psi (UCLA)

Kristin Koppen

Did you know?

Kristin is an Avid St. Louis Blues fan, when the Blues started in St Louis, her parents had season tickets. LGB!

Kristin Koppen

Manager

Delta Chi (William Woods University)

Lauren Symcox Voth

Did you know?

Lauren loves audiobooks and have been listening to audiobooks since I was a child with my grandmother.

Lauren Symcox Voth

Manager

Iota Sigma (Southern Methodist University)

Kelli Rodriguez Currie

Did you know?

Kelli loves everything about the sport of cycling, and she's completed two one-day double-centuries (a 200-mile ride in one day).

Kelli Rodriguez Currie

National Vice President (PSP Manager)

Theta Pi (University of California, Davis)

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