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695 Pro-Med Lane, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46032-5323
 

Sorority
Phone: 317-872-3275
Fax: 317-872-0716
info@sigmakappa.org
Foundation
Phone: 317-381-5531
Fax: 317-872-0716
foundation@sigmakappa.org
National Housing Corporation
Phone: 317-381-5542
Fax: 317-876-7996
NHCinfo@sigmakappa.org
Sorority National Council

The election of national council members is conducted during Sigma Kappa's biennial conventions. Every member of Sigma Kappa has the obligation and privilege to nominate qualified members to serve on national council.

All candidates for elective office must meet the qualifications set forth in the Bylaws. Each nominee  must have the leadership and commitment to fulfill her responsibility to work for the good of the Sorority and the future of our sisterhood.

National Council

Ann O'Connell Adams

National President
Bio

president@sigmakappa.org

Ann O'Connell Adams, Theta, University of Illinois, is the national president. She provides direction and leadership toward the sorority’s purpose, strategic plan and various goals and objectives of the organization and partners with the Sorority executive director to oversee operations of the organization. Ann has been a Foundation trustee for 14 years and previously served as national vice president for alumnae, executive vice president of the Sigma Kappa Foundation, director of collegiate alumnae relations, advisory board supervisor, recruitment supervisor, and leadership consultant. Ann is a member of the National Capital Region Alumnae Chapter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. Professionally, Ann is an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Criminal Division. She has argued 21 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and regularly represents the United States in criminal cases before the federal appellate courts. Ann received the John Marshall Award, the Justice Department’s highest award for attorneys, for her Supreme Court advocacy in defense of sovereignty for Indian tribes. In her spare time, Ann teaches yoga at CorePower Yoga and enjoys spending time with her husband, Doug.

Angie Naniot Ahrens

National Vice President for Alumnae
Bio

alumnae@sigmakappa.org

Angie Naniot Ahrens, Beta Eta, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is the national vice president for alumnae. She is responsible for all matters pertaining to the promotion, organization and general welfare of the alumnae membership, and performs the duties of the president in her absence or at her request. Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology, she has served as a national headquarters staff member (director of alumnae services, director of events and programming), alumnae district director, director of alumnae chapter management, advisory board member, and on a variety of task forces and committees, including the alumnae area campaign coordinator for the Sigma Kappa Foundation capital campaign. Angie is a member of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter and has recently served the Atlanta Panhellenic Association as president. Professionally, Angie is the vice president of operations for Leadercast, where she oversees content curation and event production for the leadership content development platform. In her personal time, Angie volunteers with Junior League of Atlanta, Meeting Professionals International, and the Events Industry Council. Angie enjoys traveling and cooking with her husband, Tim, while being a pup mom to her two Shiba Inus, Nala and Remy.

Meaghan Miller Thul

National Vice President for Collegiate Chapters
Bio

collegiatechapters@sigmakappa.org

Meaghan Miller Thul, Theta Eta, University of Nevada, Las Vegas is the national vice president for collegiate chapters. She is responsible for all matters concerning the conduct and functioning of collegiate chapters and colonies, oversees the selection and training of field officers in charge of collegiate chapters, and directs all field officers engaged in chapter work. She previously served as the national vice president for extension, extension development coordinator, director of new chapters, national vice president for programming, director of training, risk management team member, collegiate province officer, and leadership consultant. She served on numerous extension presentations, colonization teams and installation teams. Meaghan holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies and a Master of Education in educational leadership in higher education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Meaghan is the director of the Parent & Family Program at the University of Minnesota and has experience in student leadership development, first-year student programming and program development, and other student support services. She serves on leadership committees for AHEPPP (Association of Higher Education Parent & Family Professionals) and NASPA. Meaghan loves attending barre classes and entertaining friends. She is a true hockey mom, taking her son, Owen, to practice, watching her husband, Brian, referee college hockey games, and hosting the neighborhood kids in her backyard ice rink. 

Kathleen Brangan Held

National Vice President for Membership
Bio

Kathleen Brangan Held, Xi, University of Kansas is the national vice president for membership. She is responsible for the strategic planning, promotion and organization of all matters pertaining to collegiate recruitment and oversees the work of the national volunteers responsible for recruitment supervision. She shall strive to continuously improve national awareness of recruitment to the membership. Previously, she served as a Panhellenic coordinator, leadership consultant, RFM coordinator, and director of release figure methodology (RFM). She serves NPC as an RFM specialist and total consultant. She is a member of the NPC recruitment and expanded membership think tank and the NPC measurable outcomes committee. She holds a Bachelors of Science in community health from the University of Kansas. Professionally she is a Therapeutic Specialist for Gilead Sciences. She enjoys cooking, reading, and golf. Kat lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, Steve and their rescue dog, Maggie.

Jordan Archer

National Vice President for Extension
Bio

extension@sigmakappa.org

Jordan Archer, Lambda, is the national vice president for extension. She is responsible for the planning, promotion and organization of all matters pertaining to collegiate extension of the Sorority as well as the formation of new chapters and providing oversight and direction to the extension team. Jordan has previously served Sigma Kappa as a Foundation trustee, collegiate province officer, collegiate alumnae relations coordinator, extension team member, local advisor, new chapter coordinator for Tau Chapter and leadership consultant. Jordan graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and has a Master’s in education from Harvard University. She enjoys running half marathons, vegetarian cooking, reading and spending time with her very spoiled but very cute puppy, Eleanor Roosevelt.

Christian Gamm

National Vice President for Programming
Bio

programming@sigmakappa.org

Christian Gamm, Alpha Theta, University of Louisville is the national vice president for programming. She is in charge of the leadership development of Sigma Kappa’s membership which includes the planning and supervision of the regional leadership conferences and national convention. She has previously served Sigma Kappa as a collegiate district director, advisory board chair, collegiate province officer, new chapter province officer, recruitment supervisor, alumnae chapter officer and national trainer.  Christian is a member of the Cincinnati alumnae chapter and serves on the risk management committee and assists on extension teams. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Master of Education in College Student Personnel, and Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Counseling & Psychology from the University of Louisville. Professionally, she is the Director of Graduate Education at Northern Kentucky University, overseeing all academic affairs related to graduate and online students.  She is a member of Leadership Northern Kentucky and serves on various boards in her community, including Vice President for River Cities Relay, a non-profit relay race benefitting local charities. Hobbies include spending time with her husband, Scott, reading, and being a dance mom for her six-year-old daughter, Claire.

Pamela Mosher

National Vice President for Communication
Bio

communication@sigmakappa.org

Pamela Mosher, Theta Tau, Kansas State University is the national vice president for communication. She oversees the communications, public relations, and recognition programs to ensure all Sorority communications are consistent and convey the strategic direction of the Sorority. She also maintains an accurate record of the proceedings of national conventions, records minutes of national council meetings, attends to all national correspondence, and keeps current all actions and standing rules as adopted by the national convention. Previously, she has volunteered as a collegiate district director, the director of new member education, president of the Spirit of St. Louis Alumnae Chapter, collegiate province officer, advisory board supervisor, chapter advisor, recruitment supervisor, and worked for Sigma Kappa Sorority as a leadership consultant. She is a member of the Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter. Pam holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology and Mass Communications with an emphasis in apparel marketing, interior design, and public relations with a minor in textiles from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from Baker University. Professionally, she is the inside sales manager and created the inside sales department at Reliance Label Solutions. Within the Kansas City community, Pam has served as a mentor at Blue Hills Community Incubator, was a member of Entrepreneurs Partnering in the Community, past member of the Leawood Chamber of Commerce, and co-founded the Kansas City Women’s Advisory Network. Pam was named the Greater Kansas City Alumnae Chapter Sigma Kappa of the Year, past member of Institute for Professional Development’s (IPD) President Club and Leadership Circle, and earned the Above & Beyond award from the IPD. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and her nephews Jackson and Ben.

Jennifer Challender Rainey

National Vice President for Finance
Bio

Jennifer Challender Rainey, Alpha Gamma, Washington State University is currently serving as the national vice president for finance. She is the chief financial officer of the Sorority. She is responsible for all matters pertaining to the finances of the organization as well as the management of non-participator corporation boards. Jennifer has previously held Sigma Kappa positions of collegiate finance coordinator, collegiate programming coordinator, national vice president for programming, director of scholarship, director of new member education, collegiate district director, collegiate province officer, advisory board chairman, and collegiate chapter advisor. She is a past TAPA president, vice president, and committee chair. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in business from Washington State University, and a Masters of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and a professional certificate in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Professionally, she is a senior systems engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory working on Department of Navy programs and has held project manager positions overseeing unmanned aircraft system programs. She is a certified systems engineering professional from the International Council on Systems Engineering. She enjoys travelling (especially Disney cruises) with her husband Bill and son Jack, walking her black Labrador Rex, volunteering at Jack’s school, and reading.

finance@sigmakappa.org

Foundation Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Dawn Copple O'Connor

Foundation President
Bio

Dawn Copple O'Connor, Tau, Indiana University, has served as a Foundation trustee for the past five years and most recently served on the executive committee in the executive vice president role. Prior to that, she served as the Foundation vice president of finance for four years. She served the Sorority as the Sigma Kappa 2016-2018 nominating committee chairman. Her previous volunteer roles with Sigma Kappa are across the spectrum. Dawn served the Sorority on national council from 1999-2008 as the national vice president for programming and national vice president for finance. She also has served as a board member for the National Housing Corporation. Over the years, her other roles have included: alumnae district coordinator, national trainer, director of training, panhellenic alternate delegate, corporation coordinator, and nominating committee member. She just completed a 10-year volunteer role as Panhellenic coordinator for district 1. Dawn is employed by Ford Motor Company as a Senior Quality Analyst supervising a team of quality analysts and inspectors working at the Sharonville Transmission Plant near Cincinnati, Ohio. She is Six-Sigma Black Belt certified and has trained many technicians in Green Belt classes. Dawn lives in Mason, OH, with her husband, Tom O’Connor. They love to spend time with their family – daughter, Molly, son-in-law, Todd, and son, Mark.

Teresa Gray John

Foundation Vice President Administration
Bio

Teresa Gray John, Tau, Indiana University, has served as a Foundation Trustee since 2016. She has served as the chairman of the scholarships and grants committee since 2016 She has served as an advisor to the Kappa Zeta Chapter for more than 20 years, 12 of those as the advisory board chairman. She has also served as an ABS for Epsilon Alpha, a collegiate province officer, a foundation ambassador and scholarship evaluator. She has also served as a facilitator at RLC for the past two years. Teresa received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Indiana University, but currently does not practice. She is a member of the Triangle Alumnae Chapter. Teresa has served on several local and state non-profit boards. Teresa has been married for 30 years to her husband, Jim, with whom she has three sons and two daughters-in-law. She enjoys traveling, reading, Pilates and running.

Tawny Mekeel James

Foundation Vice President Finance
Bio

Tawny Mekeel James, Epsilon Omega, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, has 31 years of experience in public accounting and several years volunteering with Sigma Kappa Sorority as the director of chapter finance, financial advisor and corporation board treasurer for Delta Iota, and a member of the Sigma Kappa Foundation scholarship selection committee. Her career is focused on tax compliance, consulting and accounting support with all entity types including corporations, partnerships, S Corporations, trusts, estates and individuals. She works with many industries but has extensive experience with agriculture, real estate, professional firms and service industries. Tawny is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is involved with several non-profit organizations including the Cal Poly Alumni Association where she serves as Chief Financial Officer. Prior board positions include The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Leadership Board of Sacramento and the Cal Poly Parent Advisory Council. Tawny received her Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Accounting from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. Tawny has been married to her husband, Buzz, for 30 years, and they have two sons. When they are not in Northern California they spend as much time as possible in Morro Bay on the central coast.

Ann O'Connell Adams

National President
Bio

president@sigmakappa.org

Ann O'Connell Adams, Theta, University of Illinois, is the national president. She provides direction and leadership toward the sorority’s purpose, strategic plan and various goals and objectives of the organization and partners with the Sorority executive director to oversee operations of the organization. Ann has been a Foundation trustee for 14 years and previously served as national vice president for alumnae, executive vice president of the Sigma Kappa Foundation, director of collegiate alumnae relations, advisory board supervisor, recruitment supervisor, and leadership consultant. Ann is a member of the National Capital Region Alumnae Chapter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication and political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University Law School. Professionally, Ann is an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in the Criminal Division. She has argued 21 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and regularly represents the United States in criminal cases before the federal appellate courts. Ann received the John Marshall Award, the Justice Department’s highest award for attorneys, for her Supreme Court advocacy in defense of sovereignty for Indian tribes. In her spare time, Ann teaches yoga at CorePower Yoga and enjoys spending time with her husband, Doug.

Angie Naniot Ahrens

National Vice President for Alumnae
Bio

alumnae@sigmakappa.org

Angie Naniot Ahrens, Beta Eta, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, is the national vice president for alumnae. She is responsible for all matters pertaining to the promotion, organization and general welfare of the alumnae membership, and performs the duties of the president in her absence or at her request. Since graduating from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology, she has served as a national headquarters staff member (director of alumnae services, director of events and programming), alumnae district director, director of alumnae chapter management, advisory board member, and on a variety of task forces and committees, including the alumnae area campaign coordinator for the Sigma Kappa Foundation capital campaign. Angie is a member of the Atlanta Alumnae Chapter and has recently served the Atlanta Panhellenic Association as president. Professionally, Angie is the vice president of operations for Leadercast, where she oversees content curation and event production for the leadership content development platform. In her personal time, Angie volunteers with Junior League of Atlanta, Meeting Professionals International, and the Events Industry Council. Angie enjoys traveling and cooking with her husband, Tim, while being a pup mom to her two Shiba Inus, Nala and Remy.

Lisa Wade Humenik

Trustee
Bio

Lisa Wade Humenik, Gamma Mu, Eastern Illinois University, joins the Foundation after 14 years of dedicated service to the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation including fulfilling the roles of president, vice president of property management, and vice president of programming. Her Sigma Kappa volunteer experience encompasses roles in the both the Sorority and NHC, including positions in collegiate management, recruitment, and programming. She served as a member of Sigma Kappa’s national council from 1996-1999 as national secretary and national vice president for programming. She also represented Sigma Kappa as a board member for the Fraternity Sorority Political Action Committee. Lisa holds a Master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. She is the executive director of Waunakee Neighborhood Connection, a social service and volunteer engagement hub for rural areas north of Madison, Wisconsin. She and her husband, John, live in Madison and have two adult children, Brian and Lauren.

Susan Fong Polizzotto

Trustee
Bio

Susan Fong Polizzotto, Theta KappaUniversity of Southern California, recently served as Sigma Kappa Foundation vice president of administration. She also serves as a trustee for the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation for the past 5 years. Other Sigma Kappa volunteer roles include collegiate district director, collegiate province officer, national trainer, advisory board chairman and nominating committee member. Susan is senior manager of product marketing at Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Previously, she held product marketing and marketing communication positions at Eastman Kodak and Hewlett-Packard. Susan earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Southern California. In her community, she is actively involved with fundraising for STEAM+ learning for Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, Torrey Pines High School Foundation, and academic scholarships for University of Southern California. Susan lives in San Diego with her husband, Jeff, and plays dance mom for their two Sigma Kappa legacies, Lauren and Rachel.

Amber Singleton Soergel

Trustee
Bio

Amber Singleton Soergel, Gamma Gamma, Indiana State University, is bringing a 20-year career in higher education to the Foundation board. She currently serves as a Senior Academic Advisor in the James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. In addition to her professional role, Amber has been an active alumnae chapter member with the Phoenix and Tucson Alumnae chapters; served the National Housing Corporation as a housing coordinator and as a member of the corporation board for the Zeta Omicron Chapter; and was a member of the major gifts team for the first-ever capital campaign of Sigma Kappa Foundation. Amber has received a number of volunteer and professional honors and awards. She loves to travel, is married to Ed, and currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.

Marsha L. Traub

Trustee
Bio

Marsha L. Traub, Epsilon Nu, University of Maine, has served Sigma Kappa in many capacities – national council from 1998-2004, alumnae district director, alumnae expansion coordinator, national trainer, alumnae chapter officer, and advisor to Theta Delta, University of Delaware. She previously served as a Foundation Ambassador. Marsha helped to establish the Foundation’s scholarships for Theta Delta and the European Alumnae Chapter, and she established the Sorority’s investment committee and investment policies. Marsha is a member of the Northern Delaware/South Jersey and European Alumnae chapters. Marsha has a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Maine and a Master of Science in computer science from West Chester University. She is employed part time at Garnet Valley School District having retired from a career as an IT project manager. She volunteers for Forgotten Cats, a rescue shelter with adoption centers at various pet stores in the greater Philadelphia area.

Sarah Nelson Womble

Trustee
Bio

Sarah Nelson Womble, Delta Tau, University of Central Arkansas, has recently served the Foundation as president and vice president administration. She served the Sorority as vice president for extension for six years, extension development coordinator, member of the nominating committee, advisory board chair, and recruitment advisor for Delta Tau, University of Central Arkansas, and past president of the Central Arkansas Alumnae Chapter. She is a recipient of the Pearl Court Award and when serving as an advisor for Delta Tau, she received recognition as a Distinguished Advisor. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Arkansas and Master of Science in education from the University of Central Arkansas. Professionally, she was a teacher and administrator, in the Pulaski County Special School District in Arkansas After retiring from the district, Sarah worked ten years for the International Literacy Association as a Leadership Development Associate. Outside of her volunteer work with Sigma Kappa, she is involved with the Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Arkansas Leadership Academy as a coach, and serves as Publicity Chair for the women's coordinating team at Park Hill Presbyterian Church. Sarah has been married to her husband, Joe, for 52 years. She has a son, Jody, daughter-in-law, Paige, and two grandchildren, Josh and Chloe.

Lynne Utter Walter

Trustee
Bio

Lynne Utter Walter, Lambda, University of California, Berkeley, comes to the board with more than 40 years of experience in finance and business and most recently wrapped up her career after serving as the Chief Financial Officer at Exadel, a position she held for nearly 20 years. Lynne served as the corporation board president for the Lambda Chapter of Sigma Kappa for eight years. She has continued to be involved with the chapter for many years since graduation. Lynne has been a member of the Junior League Chapter of Oakland East Bay, serving as a director; president of the National Charity League, Acalanes Chapter; active committee member at her children’s schools; and is a current finance committee member at the Orinda Country Club. Lynne is interested in competitive bridge, traveling and golf. Lynne was married for 34 years to her late husband, Carl, and is a proud mom to two children.

NHC Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Susan Willis

President
Bio

Susan Willis, Epsilon Epsilon, the University of Georgia, is currently serving as president. She chairs the board of directors and serves as its primary representative, oversees strategic planning and implementation, and leads collaborative efforts with the Sorority and the Sigma Kappa Foundation. She has previously served as the NHC vice president of property management, president and treasurer of the Epsilon Epsilon corporation board, and as a corporation liaison and corporation coordinator on the Sorority housing team and NHC, respectively. She has a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer science with an emphasis in hotel/restaurant management and is the general manager of a local restaurant in the Atlanta area, as well as a realtor. Susan volunteers for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue, is an avid league bowler and loves college football, especially cheering on her Dawgs.

NHCpresident@sigmakappa.org

Emily Schmidt Shepard

Vice President of Programming
Bio

Emily Schmidt Shepard, Alpha Theta, University of Louisville, was elected as vice president of programming June 15. She previously served as the vice president of communications. Prior to joining the board of directors, Emily previously volunteered for Sigma Kappa as president and member of the Alpha Theta housing corporation for four years. Professionally, she is the director of design and creative the marketing department at Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby in Louisville, KY. When she is not designing for “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” Emily enjoys home cooking, yoga, running, keeping up with her dogs Lupo and Rudy and tailgating for University of Louisville football games with her husband, Phil. 

NHCvpp@sigmakappa.org

Sara Harvey

Vice President of Housing Operations
Bio

Sara Harvey, Beta Upsilon, Ohio University, Athens, was elected as the vice president of housing operations  June 15.  She oversees the operation and governance support for Sigma Kappa’s local house corporations and facilities committees. Sara previously served the sorority as a leadership consultant, CPO and CDD and as a housing coordinator for the NHC and is currently serving on the corporation board for Kappa Nu.  Additionally, she is an active volunteer with the Sigma Kappa Foundation.  Professionally, Sara is a senior philanthropic advisor for Marquette University, where she helps benefactors joyfully support the university.  In her spare time, Sara loves traveling, playing tennis, attending Marquette basketball games and rehabbing her 1940s cottage home in Wauwatosa. 

NHCvpho@sigmakappa.org

Ann-Marie Lagoy Fontaine

Vice President of Property Management
Bio

Ann-Marie Fontaine, Phi, University of Rhode Island, is the NHC vice president of property management. Her responsibilities include overseeing and advising local renovation and decorating projects, coordinating property assessments and long-range planning, maintaining data on chapter house facilities, and monitoring student housing trends. Her previous volunteer roles for Sigma Kappa include president of the Phi corporation board, corporation coordinator, and currently serves as the finance coordinator for Districts 2 and 3. Ann-Marie also previously served as an NHC board member as the vice president of finance from 2010-2014. She holds a bachelor of science in Business Administration concentrating in accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant. Having retired from full-time work in 2015, Ann-Marie currently provides financial support services for a small base of business customers. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, David, following the professional sports teams that call New England home (including witnessing the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history in person), as well as spending time with their adult children, Amanda and Dan.

NHCvppm@sigmakappa.org 

Julie Linnenbringer Napper

Vice President of Finance
Bio

Julie Napper, Alpha Theta, University of Louisville, serves the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation as vice president of finance. Her responsibilities include financial planning and monitoring, oversight of investments, and providing financial technical assistance to local house corporations. Her previous volunteerism for Sigma Kappa includes serving as president and treasurer of the Alpha Theta housing corporation, a NHC finance coordinator, financial advisor, recruitment supervisor, and a member of the Sigma Kappa Foundation audit committee. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Global Management Accountant with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance. Professionally, she is the manager of financial and operational reporting for Humana in Louisville, KY, and she volunteers locally for Junior Achievement. She and her husband, Drew, welcomed their son, Will, into the family in 2016 and daughter, Emily, in 2018. Julie loves sports, travel, and reading and is a University of Louisville football and basketball season ticket holder. 

NHCvpf@sigmakappa.org

Erica Tabano

Vice President of Communications
Bio

Erica Tabano, Kappa Xi, University of Nevada, Reno, was elected as the vice president of communications June 15. Her responsibilities include developing and distributing all publications and communications of the corporation, keeping accurate record of all actions and meetings of the corporation and board of directors, and delivering general correspondence on the corporation. In addition to serving on the board of directors, Erica serves at the local corporation board level as president and member of the Kappa Xi housing corporation for the last 8 years. Professionally, she is a Sales Manager for Custom Ink in Reno, NV where she was born and raised. When Erica isn't busy making her customers look great, you can find her skiing, running, winning in fantasy football or cheering on the Wolf Pack. 

NHCvpc@sigmakappa.org

Jennifer Challender Rainey

National Vice President for Finance
Bio

Jennifer Challender Rainey, Alpha Gamma, Washington State University is currently serving as the national vice president for finance. She is the chief financial officer of the Sorority. She is responsible for all matters pertaining to the finances of the organization as well as the management of non-participator corporation boards. Jennifer has previously held Sigma Kappa positions of collegiate finance coordinator, collegiate programming coordinator, national vice president for programming, director of scholarship, director of new member education, collegiate district director, collegiate province officer, advisory board chairman, and collegiate chapter advisor. She is a past TAPA president, vice president, and committee chair. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a minor in business from Washington State University, and a Masters of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and a professional certificate in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Professionally, she is a senior systems engineer at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory working on Department of Navy programs and has held project manager positions overseeing unmanned aircraft system programs. She is a certified systems engineering professional from the International Council on Systems Engineering. She enjoys travelling (especially Disney cruises) with her husband Bill and son Jack, walking her black Labrador Rex, volunteering at Jack’s school, and reading.

finance@sigmakappa.org

National Headquarters Staff

Sigma Kappa is ready to meet your Sorority, Foundation and National Housing Corporation needs. The staff at national headquarters helps to shape the future of our Sorority through work with collegians, alumnae, national officers and volunteers.

Click the links below to be taken directly to staff for that entity. 

Sorority

Jordan Bentlage

Executive Director
Bio

jbentlage@sigmakappa.org

Jordan is the chief executive of Sigma Kappa Sorority serving in this position since 2011. In this role, she has the primary staff responsibility to lead and manage the work of the Sorority in alignment with its purpose, guiding principles and strategic plan. She works with the national council in the formation of the Sorority’s future direction, policies and procedures to achieve its goals. Jordan attended Bowling Green State University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa.

Jordan is a member of Fraternity Executives Association (FEA), Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), America Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Indiana Society of Association Executives (ISAE). She currently serves on the FEA and ISAE Boards. Jordan’s career has been dedicated to Sigma Kappa serving for more than 18 years on staff.

Diane Freeland

Senior Director of Communication
Bio

dfreeland@sigmakappa.org

As the senior director of communication, Diane maximizes Sigma Kappa's position in the fraternal market by creating and executing integrated marketing and communications programs for each entity. Programs include multi-channel mediums utilizing website, social media, digital and print publications, and email as well as a methodologies with focus in brand management, public relations, marketing and strategic communications. Diane attended Indiana University and is a member of the Tau Chapter. 

Meredith Koski

Senior Director of Operational Strategy
Bio

mkoski@sigmakappa.org

As the senior director of operational strategy Meredith is a member of the executive leadership team and is responsible for driving staff culture necessary to support the strategic growth of the Sorority. She identifies staffing levels necessary for effective and efficient execution and works with the finance and information systems teams to implement the strategic plan while facilitating integration across teams. Meredith is a Pi Beta Phi from the University of New Mexico and has a dual-masters in Human Resources and Management.

Melinda Mettler

Senior Director of Membership Strategy
Bio

mmettler@sigmakappa.org

As the senior director of membership strategy, Melinda is responsible for creating strategies to address recruitment, retention and engagement of a member through all phases of membership, collegian through alumnae. Melinda oversees the collegiate, alumnae, educational programming and growth teams. Melinda attended Truman State University and is a member of the Delta Theta Chapter.

Julia Church Kozicki

Legal Counsel
Bio

jkozicki@sigmakappa.org

As the Sorority’s legal counsel, Julia assists the national organization with legal issues, including risk management, trademarks and licensing, insurance and contracts, and provides guidance regarding issues involving Sigma Kappa Sorority governing documents. Julia is a member of Tau Chapter, Indiana University and earned her J.D. at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Jordan Barnett Feldhaus

Director of Collegiate Services
Bio

jbarnett@sigmakappa.org

In her role as the director of collegiate services, Jordan works with collegiate management, membership, and extension teams to deploy support and services to collegiate chapters as needs arise. She works with the collegiate management team on risk incidents and reviews membership petitions received. Jordan received her bachelor’s from Texas Christian University and master’s from Virginia Tech and is a member of the Kappa Eta Chapter.

Mary Phillips Carlson

Director of Educational Programs
Bio

mphillips@sigmakappa.org

In her role as the director of educational programs, Mary manages all aspects of the Sorority’s education and training programs, constructing long-term development strategies and initiatives to address anticipated needs and trends across the membership segments. She works with the collegiate management, alumnae, programming and recruitment teams to ensure the Sorority is providing relevant, replicable and appropriate support, education and training to its chapters and members. Mary is a member of the Epsilon Delta Chapter, Susquehanna University and earned her master’s degree at Bowling Green State University.

Sean Mettler

Director of Information Systems
Bio

smettler@sigmakappa.org

As the director of information systems, Sean maintains the membership database and monitors all equipment to ensure that systems operate in conformance with specifications. In addition to his responsibilities for the Sorority, Sean works part-time for the Foundation assisting with database maintenance and reporting needs. Sean received his bachelor’s at Truman State University.

Mallory Simmons

Director of Publications
Bio

msimmons@sigmakappa.org

As the director of publications, Mallory serves as the editor of the Sigma Kappa Triangle. In addition, she is responsible for the development and production of all printed media for the Sorority. Mallory attended the Central Michigan University and is a member of Delta Delta Chapter.

Anna Bokman

Collegiate Support Manager
Bio

As a collegiate services manager, Anna oversees leadership consultants who are traveling from chapter to chapter on a weekly basis and residential leadership consultants who work and live with our newest chapters. Together the collegiate services managers train the leadership consultants, create their travel schedule and provide support to collegiate chapters in all areas of chapter operations. Anna is a member of Kappa Pi Chapter, Clemson University and earned her master’s degree from Indiana University’ School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Danielle Wieczorek

Collegiate Support Manager
Bio

dwieczorek@sigmakappa.org

As the collegiate support manager Danielle is responsible for supervising activities of assigned collegiate chapters; partnering with volunteers and staff to implement and execute chapter development efforts; and directing, teaching, advising, and consulting with chapter members in the areas of recruitment and chapter operations. Danielle is a member of the Delta Delta Chapter, Central Michigan University.

Sara Elgart

Collegiate Support Manager
Bio

selgart@sigmakappa.org

As a collegiate services manager, Sara oversees leadership consultants who are traveling from chapter to chapter on a weekly basis and residential leadership consultants who work and live with our newest chapters. Together the collegiate services managers train the leadership consultants, create their travel schedule and provide support to collegiate chapters in all areas of chapter operations. Sara attended Elon University and is a member of the Kappa Zeta Chapter. 

 

Brooke Massey

Educational Support Manager
Bio

bmassey@sigmakappa.org

As the educational support manager, Brooke directs the assessment and analytics of the Sorority’s national and regional events and programs. She is also responsible for the oversight of the Sorority’s e-Learning educational programming strategy and manages programming team volunteer efforts in various areas of the membership experience. Brooke received her bachelor and master degrees from Southern Illinois University and is a member of the Gamma Kappa chapter.

Gina Farrar

Meeting and Events Specialist
Bio

gfarrar@sigmakappa.org

As the meeting and events specialist, Gina coordinates all aspects of the planning and execution of national conventions and Regional Leadership Conferences. She also assists in the planning and execution of other national, regional and local events throughout the year. Gina is a member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. She is a graduate of Butler University and holds a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University.

Annika Schul

Educational Resource Specialist
Bio

aschul@sigmakappa.org

As the educational resource specialist, Annika is responsible for creating and maintaining programming and resources to ensure the Sorority is providing relevant, replicable and appropriate education and training resources to its chapters and members. She oversees Workshop Warehouse, tracks current trends and practices in learning and development and also assists programming team volunteer efforts in various areas of the membership experience. Annika is a member of the Gamma Delta Chapter, Thiel College and is currently working on earning a master’s degree.

Jenna Huff

Growth Specialist
Bio

jhuff@sigmakappa.org

As the growth specialist, Jenna works with the Director of Growth to support both the extension and recruitment teams. Jenna tracks and analyzes recruitment data, identifies recruitment trends and educational needs, and serves as the  OmegaRecruit staff expert. She assists with extension logistics, extension social media and provides support for our extension leadership consultants. Jenna is a graduate of Appalachian State University and a member of our Theta Alpha Chapter.

Emily Kambic

Alumnae Chapter Specialist
Bio

ekambic@sigmakappa.org

As the alumnae chapter specialist, Emily oversees alumnae chapters and assists the alumnae volunteer team in all areas of alumnae chapter support including membership and retention. She is responsible for all alumnae chapter inquiries regarding Dove Hub and fulfills alumnae directory requests. She also assists in extension responsibilities for establishing and reestablishing alumnae chapters. Emily is a member of the Kappa Psi Chapter at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.

Meredith Trapper

Social and Digital Media Specialist
Bio

mtrapper@sigmakappa.org

As the social and digital media specialist, Meredith oversees all of Sigma Kappa's national social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn. She is also the managing editor of the Sigma Kappa Blog. Meredith graduated from the University of Central Missouri and is a member the Delta Zeta Sorority.

Megan Manes

Collegiate Support Specialist
Bio

mmanes@sigmakappa.org

As the collegiate support specialist Megan is responsible for supervising activities of assigned collegiate chapters; partnering with volunteers and staff to implement and execute chapter development efforts; and directing, teaching, advising, and consulting with chapter members in the areas of recruitment and chapter operations. Megan is a member of the Delta Upsilon Chapter, Missouri State University.

Victoria Pekarek

Collegiate Support Specialist
Bio

vpekarek@sigmakappa.org

As the collegiate support specialist Victoria is responsible for supervising activities of assigned collegiate chapters; partnering with volunteers and staff to implement and execute chapter development efforts; and directing, teaching, advising, and consulting with chapter members in the areas of recruitment and chapter operations. Victoria attended Indiana University and is a member of the Tau Chapter.

Madison White

Chapter Finance Specialist
Bio

chapterfinancespecialist@sigmakappa.org

As the chapter finance specialist, Madison supervises all efforts to ensure chapters are in compliance with national financial policies and IRS guidelines; oversees all collegiate chapter finances utilizing Billhighway; manages chapter supply inventory processes; tracks Affinity royalties and markets new licenses items through publications and advertisements; and assists with ritual program. Madison is from the Kappa Eta Chapter at Texas Christian University (TCU).

Eden Donlan

Accounts Payable Assistant
Bio

accountspayable@sigmakappa.org

As the accounts payable specialist, Eden is responsible for the accounts payable process, ensuring payment of outstanding invoices and check requests and maintaining accurate accounting records, preparation of financial reports for the national organization.

Shanelle Cunningham

Accounts Receivable Assistant
Bio

accountsreceivable@sigmakappa.org

As the accounts receivable specialist, Shanelle maintains cash accounts and balances, records cash receipts and inputs daily cash receipts into the membership database. In addition she regularly communicates with chapters about payment questions. Shanelle is a member of Pi Beta Phi.

Darla Leversen

Operations Assistant
Bio

operationsassistant@sigmakappa.org

As the Sorority’s operations assistant, Darla responds to all incoming emails and phone calls related to member log-in, general information and questions/concerns. She also maintains the membership database, updating address changes and other information as requested by members. Darla also prepares member/parent mailings throughout the year. Darla is a member of Tau Chapter at Indiana University.

Foundation

Lisa Swiontek

Executive Director
Bio

lswiontek@sigmakappa.org

Lisa is chief executive for the Foundation and responsible for overseeing the implementation of the strategic plan of the Sigma Kappa Foundation. She also oversees the capital campaign, planned giving, major giving, legal and financial areas of the foundation. Lisa is a member of the Theta Omicron Chapter at the Arizona State University.

Rachel Flanigan

Director of Philanthropy
Bio

rflanigan@sigmakappa.org

Rachel is the staff member who is responsible for the PULSE annual fundraising efforts including the execution of a year-round fundraising calendar and enhancing the Ultra Violet campaign efforts of our chapters. She works with the Foundation district directors and oversees the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Rachel is a member of Theta Eta Chapter at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Teresa Glassman

Director of Donor Relations
Bio

tglassman@sigmakappa.org

As the director of donor relations, Teresa directs efforts related to donor recognition and administers the scholarship and individual grant programs (collegiate emergency, Sister to Sister Disaster Recovery and Alumnae Heart Fund grants). Teresa is a member of the Gamma Lambda Chapter at East Tennessee State University. 

Caren Chopp

Director of Operations
Bio

Caren is the point of contact for the mechanics of chapter fundraising efforts, specifically Ultra Violet events. She assists in setting up CrowdChange fundraising pages and confirming the receipt of gifts. In addition, she implements the 1874 Giving Circle Grant program. Caren oversees the processing and acknowledgement of gifts. Caren is a graduate of Michigan State University and a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. 

Jennifer Janik

Director of Finance
Bio

jjanik@sigmakappa.org

As the director of finance for the Foundation, Jennifer’s primary responsibility is to oversee the financial aspects of the organization and stay on top of needs and best practices. Her duties include preparation of monthly financial reports, implementing transparent financial practices and facilitating the annual audit.  Jennifer is a member of the Gamma Gamma chapter at Indiana State University.

Michelle Jeffreys

Donor Services Coordinator
Bio

mjeffreys@sigmakappa.org

Michelle’s role for the Sigma Kappa Foundation is to process chapter fundraising donations, prepare acknowledgements and support donor stewardship. Michelle is a graduate of Indiana University School of Journalism and is an alumnae initiate of the Kappa Gamma Chapter at the University of Dayton.

Pattie Adams

Donor Services Coordinator
Bio

donorservices@sigmakappa.org

As the donor services coordinator, Pattie’s role for the Sigma Kappa Foundation is to process individual’s donations, prepare acknowledgements and support donor stewardship. She is a graduate of Ball State University.

National Housing Corporation

Casey Keller

Executive Director
Bio

ckeller@sigmakappa.org

As the executive director, Casey is responsible for leading and managing the staff in implementing the organization’s strategic plan and in providing outstanding services to the local house corporations, property committees, and participating chapters. She also supports the NHC’s board and team of volunteers with resources and information relevant to their work with the organization and its participants. Casey received her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and is a member of the Lambda Alpha Chapter, Spring Hill College.

Claude Warren

Director of Operations
Bio

cwarren@sigmakappa.org

As the director of operations, Claude is responsible for key functions of the NHC including information technology, collections, and communications and also manages human resources support for both the NHC and local house corporations. He received his bachelor’s degree from DePauw University where he was initiated into the Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity and earned his master’s degree from Indiana University.

Peggy Cook

Director of HOMES and Project Management
Bio

Brian Ruiz

Director of Finance
Bio

bruiz@sigmakappa.org

As the director of finance, Brian is responsible for the NHC’s financial operations and the provision of financial services to local house corporations and participating chapters. Brian received his bachelor’s degree from Marian University.

Kris Szabo

Manager of Housing Projects
Bio

kszabo@sigmakappa.org

As the manager of housing projects for the NHC, Kris is responsible for the project management process for participant corporations and participating chapters and implementation of an annual property assessment program along with the coordination of new and changing chapter housing. Kris received her bachelor's degree from DePauw University and was initiated into the Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity.

Aundria Dunston

Financial Services Specialist (Districts 1, 2, 3, 5)
Bio

fss1@sigmakappa.org

As a financial services specialist, Aundria is responsible for accounts payable and receivable duties for the NHC and designated local house corporations. She also serves as the main point of contact for corporation volunteers. Aundria is a graduate of Kaplan University.

Audrina Albertson

Financial Services Specialist (Districts 4, 6, 7)
Bio

fss2@sigmakappa.org

As a financial services specialist, Audrina is responsible for accounts payable and receivable duties for the NHC and designated local house corporations. She also serves as the main point of contact for corporation volunteers. Audrina attended Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Luann Callahan

Financial Services Specialist (HOMES)
Bio

lcallahan@sigmakappa.org

As a financial services specialist, Lu is responsible for accounts payable and receivable duties for the NHC and designated local house corporations. She also serves as the main point of contact for corporation volunteers. Lu is a member of the Gamma Gamma Chapter, Indiana State University.

Jeff Passage

Controller
Bio

nhccontroller@sigmakappa.org

As the controller, Jeff is responsible for ensuring the organization’s fiscal integrity by overseeing the organization’s accounting functions including financial statements, general ledger, journal entries, account reconciliations, budgeting, tax compliance, and various special analyses. He received his bachelor’s degree from Ball State University where he was initiated into the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity.

Kelsi Wadsworth

Operations Specialist
Bio

kwadsworth@sigmakappa.org

As the operations specialist, Kelsi is responsible for daily assistance with NHC operations, human resources management, and communications. She received her bachelor's degree from Indiana University.

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