Alumnae Association Board of Directors

Mission Statement


The Alumnae Association Board of Directors provides volunteer leadership for the Alumnae Association by working with the Saint Mary's College community to design and promote opportunities for alumnae to connect with each other and the College. In doing so, the Board serves the College in the ongoing development of a strong Alumnae Association which supports and advances the mission of Saint Mary's College.


Alumnae Association Board of Directors - Members

 

Honorary President
Dr. Carol Ann Mooney '72

President
Kelly Walsh '01

Vice President
Anette H. Isom '83 

Secretary
Kelly Cook Lewis '97 

You may scroll down to view all of the directors or click on a director's underlined name for her picture and brief biography.

President

Kelly Walsh '01
Baltimore, MD

Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in statistics and actuarial mathematics at Saint Mary’s College and a master’s in business administration from the University of Notre Dame. Walsh has been with CNA Insurance her entire career. She started in the corporate headquarters in Chicago before moving to Philadelphia in 2010 and then Baltimore in 2012. In her 13 years with the company, Walsh has held various positions in both the actuarial and underwriting departments. She is currently the branch underwriting director for the Baltimore office. Walsh has been an active member of the alumnae clubs where she has lived, including with the Chicago East Alumnae Club where she chaired events that included a student sendoff and a fundraiser for the club’s endowed scholarship. In 2006 the Saint Mary’s College Alumnae Association recognized her with the Outstanding Young Alumna Award. Walsh has served on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors since 2012. She was elected president in the spring of 2014 and in that position she serves on the Board of Trustees. Walsh resides in Cockeysville, Maryland.

Vice President

Annette H. Isom '83
Glen Ellyn, IL

Annette Isom graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and minor degrees in Math and Computer Science. She also attended graduate courses in Systems Management at the University of Southern California. She began her career in Information Technology at Ford Aerospace & Communications Corporation after graduation. Since that time – she has worked in information technology, marketing and consulting positions at TRW, United Stationers, Natural Gas Pipeline, Chicago Options Board and AT&T. Annette is currently an AVP with AT&T in the Consumer & Mobility Marketing group and is responsible for post sales customer communications and legal/regulatory compliance. She stays close to Saint Mary’s with involvement in on and off campus activities. Annette lives in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and has two college aged sons.

Secretary

Kelly Cook Lewis '97
Gambrills, MD

Kelly Cook Lewis graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1997 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Management. After graduation, the active duty Air Force kept Kelly and her husband, Chad, moving around the world for 12 years, allowing them to live in Europe, Asia and 8 continental states.  During that time, Kelly worked in the marketing field for 7 years and then became a stay-at-home mom for their daughter, Riley.  Volunteering for Riley’s school, their church, Saint Mary’s College and the Air Force remains a priority for Kelly and she was honored to be a 2009 Luke Air Force Base “Volunteer of the Year” nominee.  Kelly recently moved to Crofton, Maryland and enjoys working as a freelance writer.

Directors

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Janyce Dunkin Brengel '78
Chicago, IL

Janyce Dunkin Brengel graduated from Saint Mary's College in 1978 with a double major in French and Business Administration/Economics. Since graduation she has held various positions as a buyer In women's fashions, pharmaceutical sales representative and for the past 27 years she has been employed at ConvaTec , a medical device company, as a Region Sales Manager. Jan is the Past Chair of the Madeleva Society Steering Committee and she is active with the Chicago East Alumnae Club. She is also a member of the Saint Mary's College Chicago Advisory Council and a member of the Holy Cross Parish Council in Deerfield, Illinois. She resides in Lake Forest, Illinois, and her son, Thomas, enjoys a successful career in law enforcement.

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Frances Broderick '10
Fullerton, CA

Frances graduated from Saint Mary's with a degree in Political Science IN 2010. Shortly after graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue a graduate degree in Congressional and Presidential studies from the Catholic University of America. While living in D.C. Frances worked for the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) where she worked in the College Fairs Department. Frances assisted the department in planning college fairs throughout the country that were free for high school students and their families. In 2012, she moved to Los Angeles to work for the Catholic Education Foundation first as the grant writer and then as Coordinator of the Alumni Network, where she lead a mentorship program for 25 first-generation college students. Currently, she works for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, assisting the Archdiocese to raise funds for low-income parish communities. Frances also serves on the local coordinating council for the Los Angeles Alumnae Club and participates in young alumnae events.

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Lisa Maglio Brown '78
Berkeley, CA

Lisa Maglio Brown graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1978, earning a B.A. in Elementary Education, with a minor in Italian.  She went on to pursue two graduate degrees, earning an M.A. in Education and a Juris Doctorate.  Lisa completed a federal clerkship with the Hon. James F. Merow, Judge, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, in Washington D.C., where she subsequently continued practice as an attorney for the U.S. government, specializing in government contracts law.  Lisa went into private practice with Seyfarth Shaw LLP and then Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, where she focused on government contracts litigation.  She has been active in local government and she held several posts, including serving as a planning commissioner.  Recently, after her career in law, Lisa joined Santa Clara University as Chief of Staff to the Dean of the Graduate School of Theology.  She enjoys spending time with her daughter, Callie, who will graduate from Saint Mary’s in 2015. Lisa resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where she is active in alumnae club leadership.

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Dr. Kelly O'Shea Carney '84
Coopersburg, PA

Kelly O’Shea Carney graduated summa cum laude in 1984 with a degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy. Following graduation, she served as a Holy Cross Associate in Portland, Oregon where she worked with older adults. Following that experience, Kelly earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology with a focus in Geropsychology from Southern Illinois University in 1990. Since that time, she has been serving older adults in a variety of clinical capacities. Currently she is the  Executive Director of the Center for Excellence in Dementia Care at Phoebe Ministries in Pennsylvania. She sits on a variety of Boards related to aging, including the American Psychological Association Committee on Aging and the Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, and is an active member of her local parish. Kelly and her husband, Gary, have three children in college, and in the college search process for her children, Kelly has become convinced that there is no place as wonderful as Saint Mary’s College. She looks forward to Alumnae Board meetings as a good excuse to visit our lovely campus!

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Jennifer Paluszak Hadden '96
Bexley, OH

Jennifer Paluszak Hadden graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1996 earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in English Writing. While at Saint Mary’s, Jennifer was involved in the Volunteers In Support of Admission (VISA) program, served on her Sophomore Class Board and was Junior Class President. Following graduation she worked in the marketing field for eight years prior to earning her Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University in 2006. Additionally, she has assisted the admission office at college fairs and contacting applicants, and has worked on the Reunion Gift Campaign Committee. While Jennifer is a licensed social worker, she stays at home full time with her little boys, Harry and Bruce. She also serves as the president of the Columbus Metropolitan Library Friends of the Library, volunteers with the St. Catharine of Siena Church and School, and fulfills her duties as a sustainer with the Junior League of Columbus. Jennifer is married to JB, and they reside with their boys in Bexley, Ohio. 

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Kate Murray Harper '89
Lincolnshire, IL

Kate HarperKate Murray Harper graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1989 with a B.B.A. degree in Accounting. Following graduation, she joined KPMG LLP where she spent 20 years, including 8 1/2 as a partner. While at KPMG, Kate served as Co-Leader of the Washington DC/Tysons Corner chapter of the KPMG Network of Women as well KPMG’s Partnership Council and led fundraising efforts for Junior Achievement of the Washington, DC area and the United Way of the National Capital Area. Kate currently serves on her local school district’s PTO Board as well as Learning Fund Foundation. She supports Saint Mary's College through visits as an alumnae speaker on campus, hosting students to her home and the Madaleva Society. In 2008, she was awarded the Outstanding Alumna Accounting Award. Kate lives in Lincolnshire, IL with and her husband, Scott, and their three children.

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Katie Harrison '04
Pittsburgh, PA

Katie Harrison graduated in 2004 with a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies.  She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Duquesne University School of Law in 2008.  After graduating from Duquesne, Katie completed a clerkship with the Honorable Maurice B. Cohill, Jr.  in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.  In 2010, she joined the law firm of Campbell & Levine, LLC as an associate.  Her law practice is focused on commercial insolvency matters.   Katie is active in several professional, pro bono, civic and charitable organizations. She is an active member of the Pittsburgh Alumnae Club and volunteers at college fairs on behalf of the College. Her sister Markie (’15) is a current student at Saint Mary’s.  Katie resides in the city of Pittsburgh.

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Rosemary Gill Kenyon '76
Raleigh, NC

Rose graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1976 magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, after transferring there her junior year.  Following graduation, Rose received her law degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1979, and has been admitted to the bars of Michigan, Virginia and North Carolina.  Rose has practiced law for the last 30 years in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she served as Deputy General Counsel for Progress Energy (now Duke Energy) and more recently as a partner in the Smith Anderson law firm.  She has served in many leadership positions during the course of her career, including service on the Board of Governors and as Chair of the Strategic Planning and Women in the Profession Committees for the North Carolina Bar Association.  Rose has also served on various nonprofit boards, including as President of Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and President of the Pines of Carolina Girl Scout Council.   Rose is very proud of her three adult daughters.   She is a fourth generation alumnae and firmly believes that Saint Mary’s College offers an excellent college experience.  Rose is thrilled to be a member of the Board of the Alumnae Association.  

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Caitlin Brodmerkel Krouse '09
South Bend, IN

Caitlin Brodmerkel Krouse graduated summa cum laude from Saint Mary’s College in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in nursing and minor in biology. After graduation, she worked as a registered nurse at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, while pursuing her master’s degree as a nurse practitioner. She finished graduate school at University of Indianapolis in 2012 and worked as the sole primary care provider at Midtown Mental Health through a grant that provided primary care services to patients with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI). In 2013, she returned to South Bend with her husband, Alex, and dog, Sophie. She is now employed by Indiana Health Centers as a primary care provider, where she continues to provide care to the underserved and uninsured patients of her community, including migrants, immigrants, and those with addictions, homelessness, and mental illness. Her favorite hobbies include reading, running, and traveling the world.

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Kristen Matha '03
Indianapolis, IN

Kristen Matha graduated from Saint Mary's College in 2003 with a major in political science and a minor in women's studies.  While a student, she served as vice president of the student body, student trustee and was a four-year women's basketball student-athlete.  Following graduation, Kristen received her law degree from Michigan State University College of Law and was admitted to the Indiana bar.  In 2006, she joined the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and is currently an associate director with the academic and membership affairs staff where she focuses on internal operations and providing interpretative guidance to member institutions.  In 2013, she received the Alumnae Association's Outstanding Young Alumna award.  Kristen is a member of the Belles Varsity Club and also serves as a member of the GALA-ND/SMC board of trustees.  Kristen and her partner Kendra live in Indianapolis' Meridian Kessler neighborhood. 


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Geneviève Morrill '98
Chicago, IL

Geneviève Morrill graduated from Saint Mary's College summa cum laude in 1998 with a double major in history and French. While a student, she served on the Board of Governance and the Student Academic Council; participated in the Play of the Mind Conferences and the Leaders of a New Indiana Project; and was awarded the St. Catherine's Medal. Geneviève then received a Masters Degree in Medieval History from the University of Chicago. She subsequently attended DePaul University College of Law, where she graduated in the top five percent of her class and was an Editor of the DePaul Law Review. During law school, she externed at the federal district and appellate court levels. After being admitted to the Illinois Bar, Geneviève served as a law clerk to four justices of the Maine Superior Court. Following several years in private practice, she became a law clerk to Illinois Appellate Court Justice Rodolfo Garcia. Currently, she is a Staff Attorney in the Appellate Court's Research Department. She is also an adjunct professor at DePaul, where she teaches Legal Analysis, Research, and Communication. Geneviève is active in the Chicago East Alumnae Club, and served as its Communications Chair for 10 years. She co-chaired Founders' Day and the Spring Tea, organized and hosted cultural, social, and scholarship events, and participated in numerous committees. In 2005, she received the Chicago Club's Founders' Day Award in recognition of her service to the Club and in 2008 she received the Alumnae Association's Outstanding Young Alumna award. Geneviève lives in Chicago's West Bucktown neighborhood with her husband Nathan Kay and their son Roland. They enjoy sampling Chicago's restaurants, half-marathons, travel, and renovating their 120-year-old two-flat.

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Kelly Ivcevich Noga '92
Indianapolis, IN

Kelly Ivcevich Noga graduated in 1992 with a degree in marketing and management. Upon graduation, she worked as a marketing assistant for Anglian Water in Huntingdon, England. Following that experience, Kelly was in sales for a medical text book publisher and in economic development for the City of Indianapolis before earning her MA in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University in 2000. Since that time, she has managed the marketing departments of a commercial real estate developer and two law firms. Currently, Kelly is the marketing director for the law firm of Lewis Wagner, LLP. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Women’s Fund of Indianapolis OPTIONS Alumnae, the Lauth Group Foundation and John H. Stewart Foundation for Disadvantaged Children. She has enjoyed hosting the Saint Mary’s College Indianapolis Club’s Founders’ Day dinners and Freshman Send-Off events and attending her reunions. Kelly is an active member in her local parish and children’s schools.  Kelly and her husband, Drew, have two daughters. As a female marketing professional, Kelly owes a great deal to the formative experiences that defined her years at Saint Mary’s College. The education she received provided her with the knowledge and confidence to create three marketing programs from the ground up. The opportunity to give back to Saint Mary’s College by serving on its Alumnae Board for her is both an honor and privilege.

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Kelly Payne '08
Owensboro, KY

Kelly graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 2008, earning her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on Accounting and Finance. While at Saint Mary’s Kelly served as Student Body Vice President, President of Student Academic Council, held various officer positions for clubs on campus, participated in the Summer Service Program and was awarded the PricewaterhouseCoopers Leadership Award.  She began her accounting career with UHY as a Corporate Tax Accountant and later worked in the Financial Reporting Department of Boardwalk Pipelines. Kelly has been working for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro since 2011 and earned her CPA in April 2014. She also serves on the board of directors for Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp & Retreat Center and volunteers at the local Catholic schools to help with career events and fundraising. Kelly currently resides in Owensboro, Ky. 

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Kacey Horner Schmitt '85
Cincinnati, OH

Kacey graduated in 1985 with a BA in Psychology and Communications.  During her first decade after graduation, Kacey worked in positions in both Public Relations and Social Work.  In 1995, Kacey attended a Mass in downtown Chicago that happened to have a sign language interpreter.   This experience inspired Kacey to take some sign language classes for fun at a local community college.  She soon fell in love with the language and started investigating careers in the field.   Kacey graduated with her interpreting degree from Cincinnati State in 2000 and was hired at Cincinnati Public Schools as an educational interpreter.  In 2008, Kacey switched to medical interpreting and now contracts with several local hospitals.  She specializes in working with Deaf children in therapy and autistic children learning sign language to communicate. Since she graduated, Kacey has been involved with the Saint Mary’s Alumnae club in Cincinnati, serving as president from 2008-2012.  Kacey’s daughter, Emily, graduated from Saint Mary’s in 2012.  Kacey and her husband, Mike, served on the SMC Parent’s Board from 2010-2012. Kacey is also very involved with the Cincinnati Women’s Club, a philanthropic and educational organization dedicated to the advancement of women.

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Katie Vincer Sears '03
Columbus, OH

Katie Vincer Sears graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 2003 with a major in English Literature. While at Saint Mary’s College, Katie was a member of the Track Team, Dance Team, Journalist for The Observer, and served as president of Holy Cross Hall. While attending Saint Mary’s College, Katie spent two summers at University of Wyoming performing chemistry research, which was published in The Journal of Organic Chemistry. Katie was recipient of Saint Mary’s Chemistry Department Student Worker Award in 2003. Following graduation, Katie earned her Doctor of Dental Studies from The Ohio State University. As a dentist, Katie owns two dental practices, Confident Expressions and Maysville Dental. Katie is a speaker for Colgate and Convergent Dental. Katie provides dental education to local schools, after-school programs and daycares and participates in dental charities such as Dental Options and Give Kids a Smile. Katie is active in the Columbus Alumnae Club, and served as its President for 4 years. While President, the Columbus Alumnae Club received the Alumnae Club of the Year Award. Katie led the 614 Campaign, which raised money for the Club’s Scholarship Endowment, and currently chairs the Spring Brunch. Katie resides in Columbus, Ohio with her husband, Scott, and their two toddlers, Scotty and Stella. 

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Sandra A. VanGilder '76
New York, New York

Sandy Van Gilder graduated from Saint Mary’s College in 1976 with a double major in French and Mathematics, including spending sophomore year in the Angers, France through the ND/SMC program.  She is celebrating the 40th anniversary of that study abroad experience at a reunion in Angers, France with many of her ND/SMC classmates from that year.  Following graduation, Sandy earned her MBA from the University of Chicago and spent over 30 years as a senior executive in the financial services industry.  After retiring from banking, Sandy earned an executive coaching certificate from New York University and is principal of her own executive coaching firm specializing in helping women advance into top corporate roles.  In addition, Sandy has a special interest in diversity having created and led a diversity effort at JPMorgan Chase and providing pro-bono coaching to attendees at the annual Multi Cultural Working Mother’s Conference held in NYC.
Sandy has led fundraising efforts for her class at Saint Mary's and is a member of the Madeleva Society.  She and her husband live in New York City and are the proud parents of 2 daughters and 2 sons-in –law.

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