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Sigma Kappa National Headquarters
695 Pro-Med Lane, Suite 300
Carmel, IN 46032-5323
 

Sorority
Phone: 317-872-3275
Fax: 317-872-0716
info@sigmakappa.org
Foundation
Phone: 317-872-3275
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 Constitution and 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.

Download the Sigma Kappa national council organization chart here

National Council

Sara Seely Chacon

National President
Bio

president@sigmakappa.org

Sara Seely Chacon, Gamma Alpha, University of Northern Colorado is the national president. She is the chief executive officer and official representative of the Sorority and is responsible for overseeing the general welfare, interests and growth of the Sorority. Since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, she has served as a leadership consultant, local advisor, district recruitment coordinator, new chapter recruitment coordinator, director of extension, national vice president for membership and national vice president for extension. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and minor in communications. Professionally, she manages business development for the Colorado Corporate Banking Group at First National Bank. Sara also volunteers as a board member for United Way of Weld County and chairs the Community Impact Council. Recently, she was recognized as one of Northern Colorado’s 40 under Forty emerging leaders. Sara enjoys cooking, traveling, golfing and spending time with her husband, Jarrod.

Ann O'Connell

National Vice President for Alumnae
Bio

alumnae@sigmakappa.org

Ann O'Connell, Theta, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is the national vice president for alumnae. She is in charge of 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. Ann has been a Foundation trustee for 10 years, and she previously served as director of alumnae/collegiate 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 Office of the Solicitor General. She has argued 13 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Ann enjoys yoga and fantasy sports, and she closely follows the NFL, NBA, and English Premier League.

Malana Hartzog Salyer

National Vice President for Collegiate Chapters
Bio

collegiatechapters@sigmakappa.org

Malana Hartzog Salyer, Alpha Theta, University of Louisville 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 has previously served Sigma Kappa as a collegiate province officer, recruitment supervisor, and alumnae chapter co-president, and she oversaw a major chapter house renovation while serving as corporation board president. Malana serves on the risk management committee, regularly facilitates workshops for the Sorority, and assists on colonization teams. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communication from the University of Louisville. She owns her own children’s clothing resale company, Malana’s Closet. She loves to volunteer for her son’s little league and elementary school and also assists with various civic education and engagement organizations. Malana enjoys spending time with her husband, Neil, and their children, Reece and Reagan Shea.

Mary Ellen Evans Elkins

National Vice President for Membership
Bio

Mary Ellen Evans Elkins, Gamma Lambda, East Tennessee State University is the national vice president for membership. Previously, she has served as the director of alumnae expansion, collegiate province officer, chapter advisor, and leadership consultant. She is a member of the Tri-Cities Tennessee Alumnae Chapter. Mary Ellen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Organizational Management from Tusculum College. Professionally, she is the business manager for a locally-owned independent pharmacy in Rogersville, Tennessee. Mary Ellen is a member of Rogersville Presbyterian Church as well as several local civic and service organizations. When she’s not working, Mary Ellen loves watching college football with her husband Matthew, and reading to her children, four-year-old Hank and one-year-old Clara.

Meaghan Miller Thul

National Vice President for Extension
Bio

extension@sigmakappa.org

Meaghan Miller Thul, Theta Eta, University of Nevada, Las Vegas is the national vice president for extension. She oversees the planning, promotion and organization of all matters pertaining to collegiate chapter extension of the Sorority, is responsible for the extension process of colonies including the cultivation, presentation, colonization and installations, and supervises the work of the field officers responsible for collegiate extension. She has served as the extension development coordinator, director of colonies and 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. 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.

Carol Beth Land Ivory

National Vice President for Programming
Bio

programming@sigmakappa.org

Carol Beth Ivory, Beta Epsilon, Louisiana Tech University 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 national vice president for collegiate chapters, a collegiate district director, collegiate province officer, advisory board chairman, chapter advisor, Sigma Kappa Foundation ambassador and alumnae chapter president. She is a member of the Houston Alumnae Chapter. Carol Beth holds a Bachelor of Science in biology from Louisiana Tech University and a Master of Science in microbiology from Louisiana State University. Professionally, she works as a senior sales representative for Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she actively participates in Sales Advisory Council, an honor given to the top performing members of the sales team, and as the networking chairman for the Women’s Employee Resource Group. Carol Beth enjoys running, traveling, reading, and being a soccer and basketball mom for her eight-year-old daughter, Ella.

Kellie Bray

National Vice President for Communication
Bio

communication@sigmakappa.org

Kellie Bray, Epsilon Mu, University of Missouri 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. She has previously served as a programming content coordinator, national trainer, collegiate province officer, advisory board chairman and chapter advisor. She is a native of Cameron, Missouri and received a bachelor’s degree in general agriculture and political science from the University of Missouri. Professionally, she serves as the Senior Director of Government Affairs with CropLife America in Washington, D.C., a trade association representing developers, manufacturers, formulators and distributors of virtually all the crop protection products used by American farmers and growers. Kellie is involved in the Agribusiness Club of Washington, D.C., Washington, D.C. Chapter of the FFA Alumni Association, the Mizzou Alumni Association, and the Griffiths’ Leadership Society for Women at the University of Missouri.

Rebecca Baynard Patel

National Vice President for Finance
Bio

finance@sigmakappa.org

Becky is currently serving as the national vice president for finance. Prior to serving on national council, she served as new chapter province officer and chapter province officer for Kappa Omicron, Florida International University. She served as an advisor and collegiate province officer to Beta Tau, University of Florida, and as the president of both the Jacksonville and Ft. Lauderdale Alumnae Chapters. Becky holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Becky is a vice president at Bank of America. She is a past president of the Junior League of Jacksonville, has volunteered with Junior Achievement for more than 15 years, and was a member of HandsOn Jacksonville’s 2011 Blueprint for Leadership cohort. She also volunteers as her daughter’s Brownie Girl Scout Troop co-leader and is an active volunteer at her children’s school. Becky enjoys reading, traveling, trips to Disney, running and spending time with husband Rakesh, son Jaden, and daughter Malana.

Foundation Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Sarah Womble

Foundation President
Bio

Sarah has been a member of the Sigma Kappa Foundation for two years, serving as Vice President for Administration. Previously she served the Sorority as Vice President for Extension, 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 involved with the Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and serves as an Elder at Parkhill Presbyterian Church. Sarah has been married to her husband, Joe, for 50 years. She has a son Jody, daughter-in-law Paige and two grandchildren, Chloe and Josh.

Ann O'Connell

National Vice President for Alumnae
Bio

alumnae@sigmakappa.org

Ann O'Connell, Theta, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is the national vice president for alumnae. She is in charge of 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. Ann has been a Foundation trustee for 10 years, and she previously served as director of alumnae/collegiate 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 Office of the Solicitor General. She has argued 13 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States. Ann enjoys yoga and fantasy sports, and she closely follows the NFL, NBA, and English Premier League.

Carolyn Caudell Tieger

Trustee
Bio

A Washington, D.C. communications veteran, Carolyn spent more than three decades in the nation’s capital, serving on Capitol Hill, in the executive branch, in the Reagan White House, in two international public relations firms, and as an owner of her own business. A partner at Porter Novelli, she ran the firm’s D.C. office and its worldwide public affairs practice for more than 10 years. She also spent a decade with Burson-Marsteller, building its D.C. office and chairing the firm’s worldwide environmental practice. She was also an owner of the highly successful firm Goddard Claussen, which she and her partners sold to Porter Novelli. Carolyn is considered one of the top public affairs strategists in the country, especially when it comes to tough legislative issues, corporate and industry crises, litigation and issues management. Among her major achievements are serving as the communications campaign manager for the successful legislative efforts that secured national class action reform and permanent normal trade relations with China. Carolyn is a recipient of the John Holliman, Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Communications and a 2008 Colby Award for Lifetime Achievement in Public Relations from Sigma Kappa. She is currently owner of entrePReneur Communications, LLC, an independent consulting firm. She resides in Naples, Fla. with her husband, Elliott Brown, and Welsh terrier Miss Kirbie.

Cheri Morrell De Jong

Trustee
Bio

Cheri is just finishing her term as the national president for Sigma Kappa Sorority. Previously, she served as national vice president for finance, national vice president for administration, and Sigma Kappa Foundation trustee, where she was chairman of the scholarship committee. Cheri has also served the Sorority as director of recruitment, district recruitment coordinator, and leadership consultant. She is the current president-elect of the FSPAC as well as secretary of the inter/national NPC presidents. Cheri holds a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business management from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and a Master of Business Administration from Tarleton State University. Professionally, Cheri works full time as the chief financial officer/owner for AgriVision Farm Management, a company that manages over 25 “De Jong” family owned farming operations. She is a finance council member and Eucharistic minister of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. She also serves as a director on the Dalhart Education Foundation, director of the Dalhart Economic Development Committee, and is a member of the Farm Foundation Roundtable and the National Association of Professional Women. Cheri lives in Dalhart, Texas, with her husband Donald De Jong (Alpha Gamma Rho), and three college age daughters: Ashley (Delta Zeta), Allison (Kappa Delta), and Alexandra (Delta Zeta).

Dawn O'Connor

Foundation Vice President Finance
Bio

Dawn is employed by Ford Motor Company as a Quality Process Coach supervising a team of quality analysts and inspectors working at the Sharonville Transmission Plant near Cincinnati, OH.  Her responsibilities include ensuring that the plant meets all government requirements for production parts and working with the supplier base for compliance on parts sent to Ford.  She is Six-Sigma Black Belt certified and has contributed over $5mil in projects for variation reduction to Ford. 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.  In these roles she also served as a Foundation trustee and 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, nominating committee member. Dawn lives in Mason, OH, with her husband, Tom O’Connor and they have two children, Molly and Mark.  

Glenna Duke

Trustee
Bio

Glenna is a Texas commercial real estate broker with over 25 years experience in dealing with office, retail and industrial use clients. She has represented institutional investment advisors, joint ventures, pension funds, health care, and private equity investors. Highlights of her representation include PM Realty Group, Koll Bren Schreiber, Cornerstone Realty Advisors, Colliers International, Canizaro Interest, UL Coleman, and IBM. Glenna has a MBA from Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana and is a Chamber of Commerce Leadership graduate. Glenna has also received the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation. Glenna was an officer in the Shreveport Alumnae Chapter and represented Sigma Kappa as the alumnae Panhellenic delegate. She is currently the chair for the national headquarters relocation task force and is the Panhellenic delegate for the Houston Alumnae Chapter. Glenna is married and has just moved back to Houston from Calgary, Alberta. 

Julia Kent

Trustee
Bio

Julia is a Business Improvement professional with significant experience across a variety of industries (energy, mining, manufacturing, financial services and consulting) and functions (business improvement, procurement/sourcing, logistics and actuarial consulting) in the United States, Australia/New Zealand and West Africa. Her previous Sigma Kappa roles include finance advisor, advisory board chair, collegiate province officer and alumnae chapter president. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her Master of Business Administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management. She lives in Houston, Texas, and enjoys triathlons (except the running), being harassed by her three dogs, and international travel.

Karyn Nishimura Sneath

Trustee
Bio

Since 1987, Karyn has been a consultant, author, association senior-staff member, and higher education administrator. Through her leadership and organizational development consulting practice, Npower, she works from her Carmel, Indiana, office and occasionally partners with her renowned “A-team” comprised of several partnered facilitators, strategists, consultants, and speakers. She has loved this client-based work for the past 20 years. Karyn is very committed to the fraternal experience. In Sigma Kappa she has held various leadership positions over the years including national vice president for programming (2008-2010). She has served as the interim executive director for the National Panhellenic Conference, senior staff member of the North American Interfraternity Conference, and campus fraternity/sorority advisor at Wichita State University. This year, Karyn celebrates 30 years as a member of the Association of Fraternity/ Sorority Advisors, an organization she has volunteered for since first joining.

Marsha L. Traub

Trustee
Bio

Marsha has served Sigma Kappa in many capacities – national council (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 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.

Sara Seely Chacon

National President
Bio

president@sigmakappa.org

Sara Seely Chacon, Gamma Alpha, University of Northern Colorado is the national president. She is the chief executive officer and official representative of the Sorority and is responsible for overseeing the general welfare, interests and growth of the Sorority. Since graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, she has served as a leadership consultant, local advisor, district recruitment coordinator, new chapter recruitment coordinator, director of extension, national vice president for membership and national vice president for extension. Sara holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and minor in communications. Professionally, she manages business development for the Colorado Corporate Banking Group at First National Bank. Sara also volunteers as a board member for United Way of Weld County and chairs the Community Impact Council. Recently, she was recognized as one of Northern Colorado’s 40 under Forty emerging leaders. Sara enjoys cooking, traveling, golfing and spending time with her husband, Jarrod.

Susan Polizzotto

Foundation Vice President Administration
Bio

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 is currently serving as secretary and trustee for the National Panhellenic Conference Foundation and as a nominating committee member for Sigma Kappa. She previously served as Sigma Kappa Foundation trustee, collegiate district director, collegiate province officer, national trainer, advisory board chairman and nominating committee member. Susan earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Southern California. She is actively involved with fundraising for Rady Children’s Hospital and University of Southern California and serves on the board of Del Mar Schools Education Foundation. Susan lives in San Diego with her husband of 14 years, Jeff, and their two Sigma Kappa legacies, Lauren and Rachel.

Suzy Garner Booker

Foundation Executive Vice President
Bio

Suzy has served as a Trustee for the Sigma Kappa Foundation since 2012. Her previous Sigma Kappa roles have included Sigma Kappa Foundation Ambassador, advisory board chairman, recruitment advisor/supervisor, and field consultant. Suzy is currently the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Maryville College where she oversees all development and alumni operations as well as church relations. Previously, she served as Director of Development for the University of Tennessee’s College of Arts and Sciences. Prior to her tenure at UT, Suzy served as Director of Development at Purdue University and the Sigma Kappa Foundation. Suzy serves on the Board of Directors for Shannondale Presbyterian Homes of Tennessee and is a member of Rotary International. She also volunteers as a member of the Alpha Delta Chapter House Corporation. She earned her undergraduate degree in history from the University of Tennessee and her master’s in history from the University of York (York, England). In her spare time, Suzy enjoys traveling, reading, running, and spending time at the lake with her husband, Bob Booker.

Teresa Gray John

Trustee
Bio

Teresa currently serves as the Foundation District Director for District 2 and serves as an advisor to the Kappa Zeta Chapter. She previously has served Kappa Zeta as their ABC for 12 years, an ABS for Epsilon Alpha, a Collegiate Province Officer, a Foundation Ambassador and has served on the Foundation Scholarship Committee for the past two years. She has also served as a facilitator at RLC for the past two years. Teresa received her BA in Nursing from Indiana University, but currently does not practice. She currently works part time as a substitute teacher. 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 28 years to her husband Jim and has three sons. She enjoys traveling, reading, pilates and running.

NHC Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Susan Willis

President
Bio

Susan Willis, Epsilon Epsilon, University of Georgia, is the president of the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. 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 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 restaurant in the Atlanta area as well as a realtor. Susan volunteers for Angels Among Us Pet Rescue and loves college football – Go DAWGS!

NHCpresident@sigmakappa.org

Lisa Wade Humenik

Vice President of Programming
Bio

Lisa Humenik, Gamma Mu, Eastern Illinois University, is the vice president of programming for the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. She is responsible for planning educational programming and conferences for national and local housing volunteers. Lisa also currently represents Sigma Kappa as a board member for the Fraternity Sorority Political Action Committee and volunteers for the Sorority as a specialized chapter coordinator. She is immediate past president of the NHC and 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. Lisa holds a Master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management and leadership. She is a professional consultant and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations to increase their impact in the community. She and her husband, John, live in Madison, Wisconsin, and have two adult children, Brian and Lauren.

NHCvpp@sigmakappa.org

Roxanne Evans

Vice President of Housing Operations
Bio

Roxanne Evans, Delta Tau, University of Central Arkansas, is the vice president of housing operations for the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. She oversees the operation and governance support for Sigma Kappa’s local house corporations. Roxanne previously served as a housing coordinator for the NHC and as past chairman of the Beta Xi property committee. In addition, she is a past president of Sigma Kappa’s Greater Mid-South alumnae chapter. Professionally, she is the operations director for a financial advisory branch office. She and her two sons, Evan (19) and Jett (15) are a dog family - they have five in total, three of which were rescued. She is an active volunteer for StreetDog Foundation in Memphis and a mentor for high school seniors through tnAchieves. She also loves running, gardening, and home decoration and renovation.

NHCvpho@sigmakappa.org

Jaclynn Treat Eckhardt

Vice President of Property Management
Bio

Jaclynn Treat Eckhardt, Beta Tau, University of Florida, is the vice president of property management for the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation. 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. She also serves as president of the corporation board for Sigma Kappa’s Mu chapter at the University of Washington. Jaclynn is an architect and campus planner with certifications in historic preservation and sustainability, which makes her uniquely suited for her position with the NHC. She and her husband, Alex, live in Seattle where they have a golden-doodle named Maggie and enjoy traveling, boating, and any adventure that comes their way. Jaclynn is also a member of the George Pocock Women's Masters Rowing Team, an elite team on the west coast of incredible (and athletic) women, for which she trains three days/week in the early morning and competes at some of the largest regattas across the country.

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. Julie loves sports, travel, and reading and is a University of Louisville football and basketball season ticket holder. 

NHCvpf@sigmakappa.org

Rebecca Baynard Patel

National Vice President for Finance
Bio

finance@sigmakappa.org

Becky is currently serving as the national vice president for finance. Prior to serving on national council, she served as new chapter province officer and chapter province officer for Kappa Omicron, Florida International University. She served as an advisor and collegiate province officer to Beta Tau, University of Florida, and as the president of both the Jacksonville and Ft. Lauderdale Alumnae Chapters. Becky holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Becky is a vice president at Bank of America. She is a past president of the Junior League of Jacksonville, has volunteered with Junior Achievement for more than 15 years, and was a member of HandsOn Jacksonville’s 2011 Blueprint for Leadership cohort. She also volunteers as her daughter’s Brownie Girl Scout Troop co-leader and is an active volunteer at her children’s school. Becky enjoys reading, traveling, trips to Disney, running and spending time with husband Rakesh, son Jaden, and daughter Malana.

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 serves as the chief executive of the Sorority and has the primary staff responsibility to lead and manage the work of the Sorority in alignment with its purpose and guiding principles. She works with national council in the formation of the Sorority’s future direction, policies and procedures to achieve its goals. Jordan is a member of Theta Upsilon Chapter, Bowling Green State University.

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.

Jenna Martin Pendry

Director of Collegiate Services
Bio

jpendry@sigmakappa.org

In her role as the director of collegiate services, Jenna 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. Jenna is a member of Delta Eta Chapter, University of Central Missouri and earned her master’s degree from Florida Atlantic University.

Sean Mettler

Director of Information Sytems
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. Sean received his bachelor’s at Truman State University.

Mary Phillips Carlson

Director of Educational Programs
Bio

mphillips@sigmakappa.org

In her role as the director of educational programs she manages all aspects of the Sorority’s education and training programs. She works with the collegiate management, alumnae and programming 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 Epsilon Delta Chapter, Susquehanna University and earned her master’s degree at Bowling Green State University.

Christine Loy

Program Specialist
Bio

cloy@sigmakappa.org

The program specialist is responsible for working with the programming and Panhellenic teams to ensure relevant resources are provided for collegiate and alumnae chapters relating to member development. Christine is a member of Theta Upsilon Chapter, Bowling Green State University and earned her master’s degree at Ball State University.

Jordan Barnett

Collegiate Services Manager
Bio

jbarnett@sigmakappa.org

As a collegiate services manager, Jordan 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. Jordan received her bachelor’s from Texas Christian University and master’s from Virginia Tech and is a member of the Kappa Eta Chapter.

Sarah Eller

Director of Alumnae Services
Bio

seller@sigmakappa.org

Sarah is responsible for assisting alumnae chapters and alumnae volunteer team in all areas of alumnae membership and retention. Sarah is a graduate of Ball State University and a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women.

Melinda Mettler

Director of Extension
Bio

mmettler@sigmakappa.org

As the director of extension, Melinda coordinates all extension responsibilities for establishing and reestablishing collegiate and alumnae chapters. Her duties include extension presentations, planning and executing all new chapter extension events, and new chapter installations. She works with several teams throughout the extension process including: the collegiate management team to train and oversee extension leadership consultants, the communication team to develop a personalized social media and marketing strategy for each new collegiate chapter and the alumnae team to guide the initial process of establishing an alumnae chapter. Melinda is a member of the Delta Theta Chapter at Truman State University. 

Gabriela Rodiles

Extension Specialist
Bio

grodiles@sigmakappa.org

As the extension specialist, Gabriela works closely with the director of extension. She specializes in the public relations and social media for extension projects and colonizations. Gabriela travels to universities for Sigma Kappa colonizations, presentations, colony initiations and installations. She is a member of the Theta Omicron Chapter at Arizona State University. You can follow her travel adventures on her food blog, Gourmet Gab.

Mallory Simmons

Director of Communication
Bio

msimmons@sigmakappa.org

As the director of communication, 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.

Alexandra Green

Digital Media and Marketing Specialist
Bio

agreen@sigmakappa.org

As the digital media and marketing specialist, Alexandra coordinates and performs all tasks relating to the production of high-quality printed and electronic media. Alexandra attended Ball State University and is a member of Gamma Eta Chapter.

Penny Pickett Nash

Director of Finance
Bio

ppickett@sigmakappa.org

Supervises or performs all accounting procedures relating to the finances of the national organization. Penny is a member of Kappa Psi Chapter, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Penny earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ball State University.

Erica Lagos

Chapter Finance Specialist
Bio

elagos@sigmakappa.org

Erica supervises all efforts to ensure collegiate chapters are in compliance with national policy and IRS guidelines, visits collegiate chapters to assist with chapter finances and oversees chapter supply inventory processes. She also tracks vendor royalties, markets new licensed items through publications and advertisements and assists with the ritual program. Erica attended Central Michigan University and is a member of the Delta Delta Chapter.

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.

Gina Farrar

Meeting and Events Specialist
Bio

gfarrar@sigmakappa.org

The meeting and events specialist coordinates all aspects of the planning and development of conventions, regional leadership conferences and other meetings as assigned. 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.

Molly Hudgins

Collegiate Operations Manager
Bio

mhudgins@sigmakappa.org

As the collegiate operations manager, Molly directs, teaches, advises, and consults with chapter members and volunteers in all areas chapter operations. She oversees the activities and development of specialized and good to great chapters as well as providing resources and guidance as needed. She collaborates with volunteers and staff to implement and execute chapter programming efforts. Molly is a member of Alpha Tau Chapter, Michigan State University.

 

Danielle Hall

Collegiate Services Specialist
Bio

dhall@sigmakappa.org

As the collegiate services specialist 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 Alpha Theta Chapter at the University of Louisville.

 

 

 

Emily Sharp

Collegiate Services Specialist
Bio

esharp@sigmakappa.org

As the collegiate services specialist Emily 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. Emily is a member of Gamma Lambda Chapter, East Tennessee State University.

Foundation

Lisa Swiontek

Executive Director
Bio

lswiontek@sigmakappa.org

Lisa serves as the chief executive of the Sigma Kappa Foundation and is responsible for overseeing the operations of the organization. In addition, she is the main point of contact for major gifts, planned giving, capital campaign and endowments. Lisa works with the board of trustees on the strategic direction of the Foundation and ensures implementation of the goals and objectives set forth by the board. Lisa is a member of the Theta Omicron Chapter, Arizona State University.

Rachel Flanigan

Director of Development
Bio

rflanigan@sigmakappa.org

Rachel serves as the director of development and is responsible primarily for annual fundraising efforts including the PULSE fund, Ultra Violet Campaign and 1874 Giving Circle. She also works with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Foundation volunteers. Rachel is a member of Theta Eta Chapter, University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Teresa Glassman

Director of Stewardship
Bio

tglassman@sigmakappa.org

As the director of stewardship, Teresa is responsible for communications with our donors, through sharing impact of gifts received and donor recognition. Teresa oversees grants and the scholarship program.  Teresa is a member of the Gamma Lambda Chapter, East Tennessee State University. 

Malana Harpst

Donor Services Manager
Bio

donorservices@sigmakappa.org

Malana is currently transitioning out of her role at the Foundation to be with her husband who works in southern California. She will be training Gerrian in her new role as well as developing a new position for assistant director of operations for the Foundation.

Gerrian deJong

Donor Services Coordinator
Bio

Gerrian is new to the Foundation staff and currently serving as donor services coordinator. She will have the primary responsibility of facilitating donor requests and contributions, with her main focus to process all donations and pledges. She will work closely with all the staff to assure the Foundation’s commitment to transparency, accountability, integrity and ethical behavior.

Ann Willis

Finance Administrator
Bio

awillis@sigmakappa.org

As the finance administrator of the Foundation, Ann’s primary responsibility is to properly account for all donations and expenses. Her duties include preparation of monthly reports and for yearly audit performed by an outside accounting firm. She works closely with the Foundation’s Executive Director to assure good stewardship of all donors dollars. Ann is a member of Alpha Chi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, Butler 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

Associate Director of Operations
Bio

cwarren@sigmakappa.org

As the associate 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.

Louisa Varo

Operations Assistant
Bio

lvaro@sigmakappa.org

As the operations assistant, Louisa is responsible for daily assistance with NHC operations, human resources management, and communications. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University where she was initiated into the Alpha Delta Pi Sorority.

Peggy Cook

Associate Director of HOMES and Project Management
Bio

Brian Ruiz

Associate Director of Finance
Bio

bruiz@sigmakappa.org

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

Hailey Harpst

Financial Services Specialist (Districts 6 & 7)
Bio

FSS1@sigmakappa.org

As a financial services specialist, Hailey is responsible for accounts payable and receivable duties for the NHC, designated local house corporations and property committees.  She also serves as the main point of contact for corporation and property committee volunteers.  

Kris Freeman

Financial Services Specialist (Districts 1, 4, 5)
Bio

FSS2@sigmakappa.org

As a financial services specialist, Kris is responsible for accounts payable and receivable duties for the NHC, designated local house corporations and property committees. She also serves as the main point of contact for corporation and property committee volunteers. Kris earned her bachelor’s degree from DePauw University where she was initiated into Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity.

Luann Callahan

Financial Services Specialist (Districts 2 & 3)
Bio

lcallahan@sigmakappa.org

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

Jeff Passage

Controller
Bio

controller@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.

Leadership Consultants

Leadership Consultants

Addison Reed

Leadership Consultant
Bio

areed@sigmakappa.org

Addison is a graduate from the Delta Upsilon Chapter at Missouri State University and is a returning leadership consultant. When she was a collegiate member, she served as the student body vice president and an orientation leader on campus, as well as activities chairman for Sigma Kappa. One thing you may not know about Addison is that she loves concerts and has seen over 30 artists in her life!

Bianca Pino

Leadership Consultant
Bio

bpino@sigmakappa.org

Bianca is a senior leadership consultant and a graduate from the Kappa Omicron Chapter at Florida International University. When she was a collegiate member, she served as the webmaster, Panhellenic delegate, vice president of new member education and president. She was also a resident assistant on campus. One thing you may not know about Bianca is that she has a vlog (video blog) on her YouTube Channel called 'Life as Binx'.

Brandi Reid

Leadership Consultant
Bio

breid@sigmakappa.org

Brandi is a recent graduate from the Gamma Tau Chapter at Midwestern State University. When she was a collegiate member, she served as vice president of finance and president. One thing you may not know about Brandi is that she has visited five European countries!

Britney Smith

Leadership Consultant
Bio

bsmith@sigmakappa.org

Britney is a senior leadership consultant and a recent graduate from the Kappa Mu Chapter at Duquesne University. When she was a collegiate member, she served as chapter president and a standards council representative. She also served as a Duquesne Greek Ambassador and secretary of Lambda Pi Eta. One thing you may not know about Britney is that her younger sister, Kyleigh, is a newly initiated Sigma Kappa!

Dana Finley

Leadership Consultant
Bio

dfinley@sigmakappa.org

Dana is a senior leadership consultant and a recent graduate from the Delta Chapter at Boston University. When she was a collegiate member, she served as a standards council representative, chapter president and Panhellenic Council recruitment director. One thing you may not know about Dana is that during college, she studied abroad while interning at a start-up in Dublin, Ireland!

Jessica Cunningham

Leadership Consultant
Bio

jcunningham@sigmakappa.org

Jessica is a senior leadership consultant and a graduate from the Epsilon Tau Chapter at California State University, Fullerton. When she was a collegiate member, she served as Greek week chairman and GAMMA representative. One thing you may not know about Jessica is that she likes skydiving and cliff jumping but is terrified of roller coasters.

Kathryn Wylly

Leadership Consultant
Bio

kwylly@sigmakappa.org

Katie Wylly is a recent graduate from the Kappa Nu Chapter at Marquette University. When she was a collegiate member, she served as assistant Panhellenic delegate, vice president of communications and president. One thing you may not know about Katie is that she loves to go camping!

Kendall Foley

Leadership Consultant
Bio

kfoley@sigmakappa.org

Kendall is a recent graduate from the Epsilon Mu Chapter at the University of Missouri. When she was a collegiate member, she served as executive vice president, vice president of alumnae relations and vice president of risk management on her Panhellenic council. One thing you may not know about Kendall is that she is allergic to artificial chocolate flavoring so she has a wonderful excuse to only eat the best chocolate.

Marlee Jones

Leadership Consultant
Bio

mjones@sigmakappa.org

Marlee is a recent graduate from the Kappa Zeta Chapter at Elon University. When she was a collegiate member, she served as vice president of new member education and coordinated Elon’s New Student Orientation staff training. One thing you may not know about Marlee is that she is a self-proclaimed cheese connoisseur.

Lauren Johnson

Leadership Consultant
Bio

ljohnson@sigmakappa.org

Lauren is a recent graduate from the Epsilon Mu Chapter at the University of Missouri. When she was a collegiate member, she served as vice president of scholarship, a standards council representative and coordinator for Mizzou's transfer student organization. One thing you may not know about Lauren is that she is disgustingly addicted to McDonald's sweet tea!

Marlee Ribnick

Leadership Consultant
Bio

mribnick@sigmakappa.org

Marlee is a recent graduate from the Epsilon Mu Chapter at the University of Missouri. When she was a collegiate member, she served as sisterhood chairman. One thing you may not know about Marlee is that she is a classically trained singer!

Morgan Chaney

Leadership Consultant
Bio

mchaney@sigmakappa.org

Morgan is a recent graduate from the Epsilon Mu Chapter at the University of Missouri and is a returning leadership consultant. When she was a collegiate member, she served as homecoming chairman, as a member of the scholarship committee, and was a member of the Mizzou Swim Club. One thing you may not know about Morgan is that she studied abroad in London and throughout Greece!

Nicole Curtis

Leadership Consultant
Bio

ncurtis@sigmakappa.org

Nicole is a senior leadership consultant and a graduate from the Theta Pi Chapter at the State University of New York at Geneseo. When she was a collegiate member, she served as the chapter’s webmaster and held two event planning internships on campus. One thing you may not know about Nicole is that she lived in New Zealand for five months during her senior year of college.

Olivia Fitchett

Leadership Consultant
Bio

ofitchett@sigmakappa.org

Olivia is a recent graduate from the Zeta Alpha Chapter at Indiana University Southeast. When she was a collegiate member, she served as Panhellenic delegate, sisterhood chairman, VPM and president. One thing you may not know about Olivia is that she interned for the First Lady, Michelle Obama!

Rebecca Armstrong

Leadership Consultant
Bio

rarmstrong@sigmakappa.org

Becca is a recent graduate from the Upsilon Chapter at Oregon State University. When she was a collegiate member, she served as sisterhood chairman, vice president of scholarship, and president of her chapter, as well as an ambassador for Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resources. One thing you may not know about Becca is that she lived in Italy for three months!

Shelby Allen

Leadership Consultant
Bio

sallen@sigmakappa.org

Shelby is a recent graduate from the Delta Chi Chapter at the University of Central Oklahoma. When she was a collegiate member, she served as vice president of new member education, public relations chairman, Director of New Student Orientation and a recruitment counselor. One thing you may not know about Shelby is that she was a marketing intern for LeaderShape®.

Career Opportunities
Social and Digital Media Specialist

Bachelors degree in related field with professional experience in social media and content management systems. Responsible for strategy, design and day-to-day management of all social media channels. This position is a full-time, salaried position and works out of national headquarters in Carmel, Ind.

Interested candidates should email Diane Freeland, senior director of communication, dfreeland@sigmakappa.org and include a resume, salary requirements and three to five portfolio samples by Tuesday, May 30.

 

Chapter Finance Specialist

Responsible for overseeing all chapter finances utilizing Billhighway, managing chapter supply inventory, reporting affinity royalties and working with licensed vendors and assisting with ritual. This position is a full-time, salaried position and works out of national headquarters in Carmel, Ind.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Penny Nash, director of finance, at pnash@sigmakappa.org. For priority consideration, materials should be received no later than Monday, June 5, 2017

 

Accounts Payable Assistant

Responsible for entire accounts payable process to include: coding invoices, distributing invoices for approval, tracking unpaid invoices, printing reports and checks and obtaining signers. This position is a part-time, hourly position and works out of national headquarters in Carmel, Ind.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Penny Nash, director of finance, at pnash@sigmakappa.org. For priority consideration, materials should be received no later than Monday, June 5, 2017

 

Daily Operations Specialist

Oversee day-to-day administration operations of the Sorority; manages projects and interacts with general membership, local and national volunteers, public and NHQ staff; maintains accurate membership records; performs data entry; produces reports and statistics.

Interested candidates should email Jordan Bentlage, executive director of Sigma Kappa Sorority, jbentlage@sigmakappa.org and include a resume and salary requirements.