Executive Committee (AAEC)
The Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) acts as the executive arm of the Association providing leadership and direction regarding alumni affairs. Members play a key role in building and maintaining lifelong relationships between Haverford alumni and the College, providing bridges across generations of Haverford graduates, developing valued services for classmates and friends, and giving a helping hand to current Haverford students.
Members address alumni interest in ongoing College affairs and discuss College policies to gain an alumni perspective. The AAEC also strives to foster open dialogue between the College and alumni. The AAEC is responsible for recognizing outstanding achievement and volunteer contributions to Haverford through the Alumni Association's awards program. All activities are supplemented by other committee and liaison work.
AAEC Ex-Officio Past President David Wertheimer '77 strikes a pose with current President Natalie Wossene '08 after the Alumni Association Award Ceremony held during Alumni Weekend 2018.
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- Peter Anderson ’92 - Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG) Liaison
- Bev Babers ’84 - Alumni Association Awards Liaison
- Kate Benanti ’98 - Boston Regional Liaison
- Dan Bloomfield ’82 - Member at Large
- Scott Burau ’02 - Member at Large
- Michael Caplan ’73 - San Francisco Regional Liaison
- Kaley Klanica ’00 - Second Decade Liaison
- Evan LeFlore ’06 - Vice President
- Nancy Lewin ’84 - Communications Liaison and Bi-Co Representative
- Addy Lorenzo ’20 - Student Representative
- Grace Mangigian ’16 - Young Alumni Liaison
- Diane Moore ’20 - Student Representative
- Rahul Munshi ’06 - Alumni Affinity Liaison
- Teresa Parker Farris ’94 - Member at Large
- Monica Rao ’10 - Member at Large
- Ann Rivera ’96 - Campaign Liaison
- Petra Riviere ’96 - Member at Large
- Charles Robinson ’89 - International Alumni and CCPA Liaison
- John Saroff ’98 - CCPA Liaison
- Don Scholl ’59 - Scarlet Sages Liaison
- Matt Strickler ’62 P’91, P’00 - Member at Large
- Joy Takahashi ’87 - Corporation Liaison
- Oscar Wang ’14 - Member at Large
- Keith Weissglass ’05 - San Francisco Regional Liaison
- Natalie Wossene ’08 - President
Peter is head of school at Washington Latin Public Charter School. Prior to this, he served as elementary school director at the Hyde Leadership Charter School (Hyde-Bronx), a K-12 college preparatory school in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. Peter started his educational career teaching sixth-grade mathematics and history at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, NJ. Thereafter, he became the principal of two small parochial schools in Northern New Jersey. His career next took him to the St. Philips Academy in Newark, NJ, where he worked as associate head of school for six years and then became head of school at Future Leaders Institute Charter School, a K-8 school in Harlem. He earned a B.A. in sociology, with departmental honors, from Haverford in 1992, an M.Sc. in sociology from the London School of Economics in 1993, and an M.A. in early childhood/elementary education from New York University in 1994. While at Haverford, Peter was active with the Honor Council, the Black Students League, the Race Relations Peer Awareness Program, and the International Students Association. He is a member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) and the Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG). He is also a Center for Career and Professional Advising (CCPA) extern sponsor and an Admission volunteer. Peter resides in Washington, D.C.
Bev is principal of Babers Consulting and president of On the Road Productions, LLC. In her 30-year career as a public servant, she held a variety of senior executive positions at the United States Department of the Treasury, such as deputy assistant secretary for Management and Budget, Tax Reform implementation executive, and Agency Transition director to bridge the Obama and Trump Administrations. Bev also served as the second in command at the United States Mint, chief administrative officer and performance improvement officer at the Education Department, IRS chief human capital officer, and inaugural corporate ombudsman for the American Red Cross. Bev earned a B.A. in psychology from Haverford in 1984, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. While at Haverford, she was elected the first woman president of Students Council and was co-captain of the basketball team. Bev is a member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC), where she chairs the Awards Committee. She resides in Potomac, MD, with her husband and is a mom of three.
Kate has worked extensively in the art world and in education. She served as a specialist at Sotheby's Auction House in New York, an author at the Barnes Foundation, director of Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, and as a cataloguer with Peter Rockwell HC ’58 in Rome. She earned a B.A. in the history of art at Haverford in 1998, and did her graduate work in museum education at Bank Street College of Education in New York City. While at Haverford, Kate was a captain of the field hockey team, a Customs person, an SRP (Customs for transferring and international students), and co-chair of Fords Against Boredom. She serves as the Alumni Association Executive Committee's New England regional liaison and is a former class chair and current Reunion volunteer. Kate's husband Evan is HC ’98, and her brother, Thomas Smolenski, is HC ’92. Kate, Evan, and their three children reside in Cambridge, MA, where she has served on several boards focused on early and elementary education. Kate works with children and families as an early learning specialist for the Cambridge Public School Department. She is serving a third term as the New England Regional liaison.
Dan is currently chief medical officer of Anthos Therapeutics, a cardiovascular biotechnology company, after spending 2 years as the founding CEO of Cardurion Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his career in biotech, Dan spent 14 years at Merck and was senior vice president, global clinical development. He joined Merck after spending 8 years on the faculty at the Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons running research programs funded by the National Institutes of Health. In 1986, he created the American-South African Scholarship Association which provided university scholarships for disadvantaged students in South Africa. He went on to help create the Friends of Mandela Rhodes Foundation (USA) and was its first president. Dan was also a founding member of the Board for SEED Impact, an organization that has built tools designed for exceptional, under-resourced nonprofit organizations which equip them to achieve the outcomes they seek and unlock their potential for growth. Additionally, Dan is a board member of the New Jersey Center for Performing Arts, having previously served on its Executive Committee, and was chair of the Arts Education Committee. Dan earned a B.A. in chemistry from Haverford in 1982, and an M.D. from Harvard in 1989. He was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1984, and earned an M. Phil. in social anthropology from Oxford University in 1984. While at Haverford, Dan was president of Students' Council and co-captain of the lacrosse team. He was a participant in the 2016 and 2017 Ethical Leadership Summer Institute (ELSI) and is a former Reunion volunteer. Dan resides in New York City.
Key West, FL
Scott can be contacted at email@example.com. Feel free to get in touch to discuss corporate real estate strategy, records & information management, career changes and networking, leveraging the Haverford network, LGBTQ+ support, Los Angeles, and/or the Florida Keys.
Scott is a senior manager in the real estate organization at Deloitte LLP. He earned a B.A. in philosophy from Haverford in 2002. Scott serves as an Admission volunteer and is a former member of the Annual Fund Executive Committee. He is the 2017 recipient of the Archibald MacIntosh Award, given for exemplary service to the College in the area of admission. Scott volunteers with the Literary Seminar, Fringe Theater, Tropic Cinema, and other local organizations. Scott and his husband Eric reside in Key West, FL.
While pursuing pre-medical studies at Haverford, Michael earned a B.A. in music composition and theory. He received his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati, and subsequently practiced obstetrics and gynecology at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco. He served terms as president for both his medical center and for the San Francisco Gynecological Society. Michael serves as alumni liaison for the San Francisco Bay Area, recruiting volunteers and helping to organize local alumni activities.
Kaley is a senior associate general counsel at the University of Minnesota. Her practice focuses on research (bench, animal, and human), conflicts of interest, research misconduct, and student issues. She earned a B.A. in Sociology (Bryn Mawr) in 2000, a J.D. from Boston University in 2004, and an M.P.H., also from Boston University, in 2005. While at Haverford, Kaley enjoyed serving as the captain of the squash and tennis teams, an Honor Code orienteer, and co-chair of the Honor Code Orienteer Committee. She resides in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband and two sons. Feel free to reach out to Kaley at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss Minneapolis, J.D./M.P.H. programs, careers grounded in the Honor Code, and becoming an Admissions volunteer.
Evan is a behavioral economist at Google, with a specific focus on payments and consumer finance. He earned a B.S. in mathematics and mathematical economics from Haverford in 2006, and a joint M.B.A. and M.P.A. from Stanford University School of Business and Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 2013. While at Haverford, he founded and led Under One Sky, a group dedicated to providing a safe space for multi-racial students to talk about their experiences. Evan also led Sons of Africa and was a member of the Black Students Union as well as Haverford Presidential Committee on Diversity. He also founded the Haverford Intramural Lacrosse League and served as the statistician for the men's varsity basketball team. Evan is the interim president of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC), an Annual Fund volunteer, an Admission volunteer, and a member of the Multicultural Alumni Action Group (MAAG). He resides in Palo Alto, CA.
Nancy is managing director of Nancy Lewin Brand & Marketing Strategic Advisors. Previously she was executive director, Branding and Corporate Reputation Communications at Merck, having spent over 19 years in marketing management at Johnson & Johnson. Nancy is a trustee of the New Jersey Foundation for Aging and spent five years on the board of directors of the American Society on Aging. She earned a B.A. in English from Haverford in 1984, and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. While at Haverford, Nancy was a member of the first women's lacrosse team. She currently serves as a Career Development extern sponsor, a class correspondent, and has served on the Nominations Committee and as chair of The 1833 Society. Nancy is also a former Admissions volunteer and Reunion volunteer. Nancy, her husband, and two daughters reside in Hillsborough, NJ.
Addy is originally from Los Angeles and attends Haverford as a QuestBridge Scholar Recipient. She is a psychology major with minors in education and child & family studies. At Haverford, she is part of the Women*s Center staff and works as a student consultant for the Students as Learners and Teachers (SALT) at Bryn Mawr, where she works together with professors to make the classroom a more inclusive and positive learning environment. After college, she hopes to teach or go into school counseling. In her free time, she loves to play tennis and Beatles' songs on the guitar.
Grace is an assistant vice president and sales support specialist at M&T Bank. She earned a B.S. in psychology, magna cum laude, from Haverford in 2016, as well as the David Olton Award for achievement in Psychology. Among her many activities as an undergraduate, Grace was a Whitehead summer scholar, on the Quaker Bouncer board, and participant in the Ethical Leadership Summer Institute (ELSI). She also founded the Business Initiatives Group, and organized the first Women's Leadership Tea. Grace is an Admission volunteer and serves as chair of the Young Alumni Advisory Group (YAAG). She resides in Philadelphia, PA, and serves as the Young Alumni liaison to the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC).
Diane is majoring in economics and minoring in music. On campus, she participates in many music ensembles, including the Haverford-Bryn Mawr Orchestra and the chamber music program. She also is involved in Customs as an Honor Code Orienteer, and facilitates a knitting club. In her free time, she enjoys crocheting, baking, and exploring Philadelphia.
Rahul can be reached at email@example.com and he welcomes your comments and questions, particularly on topics such as: the legal industry, the City of Philadelphia, local and national politics, fantasy baseball, 1990s pop music, and/or romantic comedies.
Rahul is a civil rights attorney and a Partner at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC in Philadelphia, PA. He has been named a "Rising Star" by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2013, and in 2016 he was named a "Lawyer on the Fast Track" by The Legal Intelligencer. Prior to joining Console Mattiacci Law, he completed a federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Joel H. Slomsky of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Rahul earned a B.A. in history and anthropology from Haverford in 2006, and a J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2009. While at Haverford, he was a member of the baseball team. Rahul is co-founder of the Haverford College Lawyers Network (HCLN) and works with other emerging affinity groups. In 2012, he received Haverford's Young Alumni Award for Accomplishments in Leadership. Rahul and his wife, Claire HC ’08, reside in Philadelphia, PA, with their two daughters, Juniper and Isabel.
Teresa is an instructor of Louisiana folklife and a doctoral student at Tulane University where she previously served as deputy director for the school's Newcomb Art Museum. She earned a B.A., with departmental honors, in English literature from Haverford in 1994, and an M.A. in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi in 1998. Teresa chairs the governor-appointed Louisiana Folklife Commission and serves on the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's cultural programs advisory panel. She was the folklife editor for A Unique Slant of Light: The Bicentennial History of Art in Louisiana, published by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and has contributed essays to Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology; the University of Mississippi's Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, and KnowLA: The Digital Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture. Teresa serves as an Admission volunteer. She resides in New Orleans, LA, with her husband Hamilton.
Monica wants to hear from you! Feel free to send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org on how HC can better connect with alumni through events, newsletters, the magazine, and more. She is also passionate about triple bottom line business, choral performance, and her favorite foods (cheese and chocolate), and would love to hear about Ford relationships with any of the above.
Monica leads neighborhood- based programming as chief program officer at Global Detroit, a non-profit focused on the implementation of immigrant-inclusive strategies to drive growth and revitalization of Southeastern Michigan. She is currently completing an M.B.A. at the Ross School of Business at University of Michigan. Previously, she worked as deputy financial director for Representative Rashida Tlaib’s 2018 campaign for U.S. Congress, and worked in federal consulting in Washington D.C. Monica graduated in 2010, with a B.S. in psychology and helped found the Young Alumni Advisory Group (YAAG) in 2011. She served on YAAG for 7 years and held semi-annual networking events for young alumni in addition to doing Admissions volunteer work.
Ann is a Social Science research analyst in the Administration for Children and Families of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role, she oversees research focused on public initiatives related to early care and education and on improving human services for Hispanic, immigrant, cultural, and linguistic minority populations. Ann earned a B.A. in religion from Haverford in 1996, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from New York University in 2005 and 2008, respectively. While at Haverford, Ann served as a tour guide, a Customs Person, co-president of the Latin American Students Organization, summer camp counselor, and member of Lighted Fools. Ann is currently a member of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC), is a former Reunion volunteer, and has served on the Alumni Awards Nominations Committee. Ann and her family reside in New York, NY.
Jersey City, NJ
Petra can be reached at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and she welcomes questions and conversation about public education in an urban setting, single-sex educational settings, early college school models, team-teaching with learning specialists, equity and diversity in the classroom and workplace, global history (all of it—archaeology of early humans to Brexit), post-colonial literature, Gen-X pop culture.
Petra is a social studies teacher at Bard High School Early College (BHSEC) in Manhattan, a selective public secondary school in New York City that allows highly motivated and scholastically strong students to begin their college studies two years early. Prior to working at BHSEC, she taught at an all-boys public high school in the Bronx, Urban Assembly Academy of History & Citizenship for Young Men (UAAHC), and also served as Education Program Associate at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. She earned a B.A. in history from Haverford in 1996. While at Haverford, she worked in the Eight Dimension office, was involved in the Minority Scholars Program, served on Customs Committee, and was an Honor Code orienteer. She earned an M.A. in social studies education from New York University in 2004. She is a former Admission volunteer. Petra resides in Jersey City, NJ.
Charles may be contacted at email@example.com and he welcomes questions, particularly from current and prospective students, having to do with career paths, networking, life abroad, and international student experiences.
Charles is a managing director at Heitman, responsible for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Charles earned a B.A. in English from Haverford in 1989, and an M.B.A. in finance from Columbia in 1995. He is a chartered financial analyst. While at Haverford, Charles was captain of the squash team and co-founder of the Ford S-Chords, a student singing group. He was a member of the former International Council and is a former Admission volunteer. He serves as the international liaison on the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC). Robinson family members that have attended Haverford include brother Torrance ’93, father, Charles R.’62, uncles Chris ’76 and Dana ’68, grandfather Charles A., (dec.) ’28, and niece Sunyoung Chai ’20. Charles' mother, Barbara Paul Robinson, graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1962, and is a trustee emeritus of the Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees. Charles resides in London, England.
New York, NY
John may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and he welcomes questions having to do, specifically, with tech and media.
John Saroff is chief executive officer of Chartbeat, the leading editorial analytics platform used by the world’s top media companies in more than 70 countries. John has worked on the cutting-edge of media and technology for more than 17 years, setting the daily operations and business development agendas of companies as diverse as Google, NBC-Universal, and vente-privee. John received his undergraduate degree in history from Haverford College and a joint degree in law and business from Columbia University.
Don graduated from Haverford in 1959, with a degree in economics, and claims he "made it out largely due to my marriage to Margaret Justice during the summer of 1958, gaining her encouragement and support." After several years at Exxon, he left to work on promotion for a Philadelphia architectural firm and then joined Berkshire Technical Products as a vice president of Production. Later, he once again switched careers and joined a consultant who was in the business of developing and presenting management development courses. That business transitioned into consulting and developed a specialty in working with local and regional accounting firms. Retired since 2008, Don has four children and eight grandkids. He is a volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels and on the boards of Historic Sugartown and Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center. Don and his wife Peg reside in West Chester, PA, and enjoy the month of February in Aruba.
Matt is a retired partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP. He earned a B.A. in mathematics from Haverford in 1962, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1965. While at Haverford, he was a member of the track and cross country teams and the orchestra. He is a former Reunion volunteer and served on the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) from 1969 to 1971. Matt's wife, Margie, earned a B.S. in biology from Wheaton College (MA) in 1966, and a B.S.N. from Villanova in 1995. Two of their children are Haverford graduates: Matthew "David" ’91 and Edward ’00. A third child, Timothy, died in 1992. Matt's father, Charles Strickler, is a member of the Class of 1932, and an uncle Henry Cornman is a member of the Class of 1941. Matt and Margie reside in Devon, PA.
Joy is chief of staff to the CEO & COO of Munich Re US P&C Companies. Previously, Joy was senior vice president and property underwriting manager. She has been with Munich Re in various roles since she joined in 2001 as SVP, Strategic Development. Joy is a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society. She earned a B.A. in mathematics from Haverford in 1987. While at Haverford, she was a member of the soccer and lacrosse teams and Customs Committee. Joy is currently a member of the Haverford College Corporation’s Advisory Committee and is a former member of the board of trustees at Friends’ Central School in Wynnewood, PA, where she established its trustees committee and helped lead major institutional change and realignment. The family resides in Bryn Mawr, PA. Her husband is John Gullace ’87. Their son, Peter, is a member of the Class of 2022, and their daughter Anna is in high school. Joy serves as Corporation liaison to the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC).
Oscar is founder and chief executive officer of CollegeTogether, a nonprofit he founded at Haverford that is focused on empowering low-income, first-generation students with the income, skills, and network to earn college credentials and build sustainable careers. He graduated cum laude, from Haverford in 2014, with a B.A. in political science. While at Haverford, Oscar was co-president of the Asian Students Association and the Education Advocacy Club, and was the student speaker at his graduation. Oscar is an Admission volunteer, a member of the Young Alumni Advisory Group (YAAG), and a Giving Advocate. He also serves as co-leader of the Haverford Alumni in Education affinity group. He resides in Philadelphia, PA.
Keith is a marketing and business consultant who works with social enterprises and early-stage technology startups. He currently serves as the director of marketing at Give2Asia, an international philanthropy NGO. Keith previously held leadership positions at several early-stage technology startups and political campaigns. At Haverford, Keith earned his B.A. in psychology, magna cum laude, with a minor in political science. During his time on campus, he served as president of the Bi-Co Movie-Making Club, as photography editor at the Bi-College News, and on the steering committee of Men Against Sexual Assault and Rape (MASAR). Keith also holds an M.B.A. from the University of California, Davis. He lives in Oakland, CA, where he enjoys reading, bicycling, and cooperative living. Keith serves as the Haverford San Francisco area liaison to the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC).
Natalie is director of sales and marketing at Intel Corporation in Seattle. Previously, she was an academic consultant with Project GRAD USA, a non-profit education management group. Upon graduation from Haverford, Natalie was a secondary mathematics teacher with Teach for America at South Philadelphia High School. Natalie earned a B.A. in political science from Haverford in 2008, an M.A. in urban education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010, and an M.B.A. from Cornell's S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management in 2014. As an undergraduate, Natalie served as co-chair of the Customs Week Committee, Students' Council co-vice president, on the Senior Class Gift Committee, and on the Search Committee for the Vice President of Institutional Advancement. Natalie received the Student Council Student Life Award and served as a student representative to the Board of Managers. Natalie is president of the Alumni Association Executive Committee (AAEC) and serves as an Admission volunteer. She is a former member, and president, of the Young Alumni Affinity Group (YAAG). In 2007 she was the recipient of the John C. Whitehead 1943 Fund in Entrepreneurial Studies. She and her family reside in Seattle, WA.
The Committee consists of the officers of the Alumni Association; at-large members; regional, affinity, and other liaisons; the immediate past president of the Association; the chair of the Annual Fund; and student representatives. The officers are the president and the vice president who each serve two-year terms. The secretary of the Association is Haverford’s director of Alumni and Parent Relations. New members are elected once each year, serving for a three-year term. All members, except the officers, may serve no more than two consecutive terms. These Committee members represent the diversity of the alumni body with respect to graduating class, gender, race, career field, and geographic distribution among other variables.
- Identify and meet the needs of alumni in their continuing relationship with Haverford College.
- Promote the general welfare of Haverford College and a greater understanding for and commitment to the College and the alumni body.
- Serve as an advocate for Haverford through communication with other alumni and external audiences.
- Financially support Haverford with annual contributions to Annual Giving.
- Increase the involvement of alumni with the College by supporting existing and implementing new programs to strengthen the ties between and among Haverford College, its alumni, faculty, students, and administrators. Monitor ongoing alumni programs, making recommendations for changes when and where needed.
- Advise Alumni and Parent Relations and other administrative offices on issues of concern to alumni.
- Support the efforts and programs of alumni volunteers who work in admission, annual giving, career development, multicultural affairs, regions and other roles.
- Attend and encourage attendance at Alumni Weekend, athletic events, lectures, networking receptions, and performances both on and off campus and regional events.
- Attend three yearly in-person meetings of the AAEC; serve as a member at-large or in liaison role as assigned; and create new programs and new liaison volunteer positions when needed.
- Meet with faculty, students, and administrators to stay informed about issues of importance to the College and its alumni.
- Assist Alumni and Parent Relations in identifying future alumni leaders and volunteers.
- Serve as the representative body when Haverford needs alumni opinion on issues the College or the Committee identifies as important for the College and its alumni.