Meet the Executive Board

The Panhellenic Executive Board serves as the communication link between sororities, campus organizations, and community leaders. Through various programs, we seek to provide personal enrichment and knowledge to all Greek women.

The Panhellenic Association's influence is a crucial part of sorority life at Miami, one that promotes a stronger Fraternity and Sorority community overall.
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President

Lydia Yamashiro

Position Description:   

Responsible for running executive board meetings and council meetings, working with the EVP to ensure board members are completing their tasks. Work with advisors to understand and implement University initiatives and focus on the long term growth and development of the community. Support all chapters from a governing council standpoint to further the prosperity of the Greek community and the overall Miami community. 

Year: Junior

Majors: Biochemistry and Pre-Medical Studies

Hometown:  Liberty, Indiana

 

Chapter: Chi Omega

 

Why I went Greek: 

"The women in this community astound me with their drive to achieve in all aspects of life. Coming from a non- Greek family, I am so grateful that I've found home in a community that pushes me to work harder and to live authentically."

Fun Fact!

"My dad grew up in Hawaii and my family still lives there, so I luckily have been taking trips to Honolulu since I was only a couple months old!"
 

     

Contact: yamashlj@miamioh.edu

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Executive Vice President

Emily Sanford

Position Description:

The Executive Vice President is in charge of the internal workings of the Panhellenic Association. The EVP is responsible for recording council meeting minutes and working closely with the President to support the chapters and Exec Board, along with organizing the Panhellenic Hub page and calendar and reserving rooms for various events.

Year: Junior

 

Majors: Strategic Communication and English Literature

 

Hometown: Lewis Center, Ohio

Chapter: Kappa Kappa Gamma

Fun Fact!

"I'm a first generation college student!"

 

Contact: sanforem@miamioh.edu

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Vice President of Standards

Libby Boothman

Position Description:

Standards mainly approve and manage the archives of registered socials. I also meet with chapters who may be having organizational standards issues and put mechanisms in place to mitigate these issues. Some of these mechanisms require programming that I present or put on for chapters. I also work with IFC VP of Conduct to monitor the social policy and suggest and enforce changes to it as they are needed.

Year: Junior

Majors: Nutrition with a concentration in dietetics

 

Hometown: Powell, Ohio

 

Chapter: Delta Gamma

Fun Fact!

"I was a member of the varsity diving team here for my first two years before medically retiring after my sophomore season!"

 

Contact: bootheme2@miamioh.edu

Vice President of Recruitment

Sydney Wright

Position Description:

Select members for the Recruitment Committee and women to be Rho Gammas. Coordinates monthly meetings with chapter recruitment chairs and Recruitment Committee. Plans "Go Greek" events with the VP of Recruitment for IFC. These events include Greek move in, Mega Fair, and the Go Greek Football Game/Tailgate. Other events in the fall include Informal and Formal Recruitment Kickoff, Sprite Dates, and the Rho Gamma Fashion Show. Organizes the formal recruitment schedule, communicates with the chapters throughout formal recruitment and plans Bid Day. 

 

Year: Junior

 

Major: Biology/ Pre-Medical Studies

 

Hometown: Wilmington, Ohio

 

Chapter: Kappa Delta

Fun Fact!

"I studied abroad in Belize last year! (pre-covid) lol"

Contact:wrigh234@miamioh.edu

Vice President of Programming

Adriana Rivera

 

Position Description:

Plans all Panhellenic events that do not pertain specifically to recruitment or community service. Notable events are and Greek Week in the fall and Panhellenic Pride Week in the spring. The VP of Programming is also responsible for working with third parties to plan any co-hosted events whether it be the Oxford Community, IFC, etc. 

Year: Sophomore

 

Major: Political Science and sociology minor

 

Hometown: Chicago

 

Chapter: Zeta Tau Alpha

Fun Fact!

"I went to boarding school in high school so I lived in a dorm for 5 years straight."

 

Contact:riveraam@miamioh.edu

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Vice President of Member Development

Grace Murphy

Position Description: 

VP of Member Development focuses on trying to make the community develop as a whole; not just during the new member period or when new members are initiated. I plan events like New Member Convocation, Greek Step Up, and Acropolis. I also help to coordinate LLCs and the Sorority Corridors, Scholarship & Learning, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Year: Junior

 

Majors: Geography and Sustainable Development

 

Hometown: Hudson, Ohio

 

Chapter: Gamma Phi Beta

Fun Fact!

"I've sailed across the Indian Ocean!"

 

Contact: murphygc@miamioh.edu

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Vice President of Service and Philanthropy

Emily Pawlecki

 

Position Description: 

The main obligations of this role include working with philanthropy and service chairs from each chapter to assist their chapter in fulfilling their requirements in both of those areas. Another important task is to network within the community to make sure that the Greek community has an overall positive reputation- and to bring any of their concerns to the rest of the executive board.  Coordinate the planning of Greek Service Week as well as Greek Spring Clean.

Year: Junior

 

Major: Social Work

Minors: Human Capital Management & Child Studies and Youth Development

Hometown: Toledo, OH

 

Chapter: Gamma Phi Beta

 

Why I Went Greek: 

"To make a philanthropic impact!"

Fun Fact!

"I studied abroad in Luxembourg last spring!"

 

Contact: pawlecee@miamioh.edu

Vice President of Finance

Mallory Berthe

Position Description:

The main responsibilities are setting and overseeing a year-long budget of around $150,00. This includes scheduling and documenting payments of each of the executive board members and collecting dues twice a year from all Panhellenic chapters.

Year:  Junior

 

Major: Strat Comm and Public Health with a concentration in human disease and epidemiology

 

Hometown: Dublin, Ohio

 

Chapter: Phi Mu

Fun Fact!

"I have a dog!"

Contact: berthemm@miamioh.edu

   

Board of Directors

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Director of Marketing

Riss Hasseman

Position Description: 

Maintains all Panhellenic social media accounts, keeps the website up to date and coordinates with other board members and chapters to promote Panhellenic events. Creates all graphic designs for Panhellenic events, as well as merchandise. Reports on community achievements with Press Releases to local news outlets and brainstorms new ways to promote a positive brand image of the Panhellenic Community. 

Year: Sophomore

 

Majors: Interior Design

 

Hometown: Valencia, California

 

Chapter: Gamma Phi Beta

Fun Fact!

"I dated a celebrity and now we're close friends!"

 

Contact: hassemml@miamioh.edu

Director of Risk Prevention

Chelsea Worrell

Position Description: 

Director of Risk Prevention assists in managing the archives in registered socials. Works directly with the VP of Standards and individual chapters to mitigate risk within our community. 

Year: Junior

 

Major: Psychology and Premedical Studies

Minor: Neuroscience

 

Hometown: Los Angeles, Ca

 

Chapter: Alpha Phi

Fun Fact!

"I was on that 70s show as a baby!"

 

Contact: worrelca@miamioh.edu

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Director of Scholarship and Learning

Maddie Bland

Position Description: 

The Director of Scholarship and Learning is in charge of coordinating Panhellenic Scholarships and scholar of the week. This position works with the VP of Member Development to organize various events to set Panhellenic women up for success academically.

Year: Junior

 

Majors: Microbiology & Pre-Med

Minor: Spanish

 

Hometown: Northern Kentucky

 

Chapter: Chi Omega

Fun Fact!

"I recently started a study blog on instagram and am working on getting my private pilots license!"

 

Contact: blandmn@miamioh.edu

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Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Jessica Chelst

Position Description: 

Works with different members of the executive board and other directors to promote diversity and inclusion throughout the Panhellenic community.

Year: Junior

 

Major: Political Science BA/MA Dual Enrollment Program

Minor: Disability Studies Minor

 

Hometown: Bethesda, Maryland

 

Chapter: Delta Delta Delta

Fun Fact!

"I have danced my entire life and I am a member of Miami Dance Corps on campus!"

 

Contact:chelstjl@miamioh.edu

Director of Acropolis

Adriana Cooper

Position Description: 

The Director of Acropolis is in charge of coordinating the Acropolis retreat which takes place in October of the fall semester. Acropolis is a leadership retreat for those in the Greek community who are looking to gain skills that will help them go on to become leaders within their own chapter or within their council. The Director of Acropolis works alongside the Panhellenic and IFC VP Member Development in order to choose the mentors and participants of the retreat. In addition, while on the retreat the Director of Acropolis will work alongside both an IFC and NPHC members to make sure that the weekend goes smoothly and all the events are organized in an effective manner.

Year: Junior

 

Major: Human Capital Management & Leadership 

Hometown: Chester, NJ

 

Chapter: Kappa Kappa Gamma

Fun Fact!

"I used to live in South Korea!"

 

Contact: cooper70@miamioh.edu

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Director of Circle of Sisterhood

Ellie Pierce

Position Description: 

This job entails spreading information and fundraising for Circle of Sisterhood, which is the philanthropy that the Panhellenic Association collectively supports. Circle of Sisterhood works to raise money to help build schools for girls in low-income areas to increase educational opportunities as a means of escaping poverty. This position works with the VP of Community Service and Engagement to hold a variety of events including throughout Panhellenic Pride Week to promote Circle of Sisterhood.

Year: Junior

 

Majors: Psychology & Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Math and Science

 

Hometown: Mobile, AL

 

Chapter: Alpha Delta Pi

Why I Went Greek:

"I went Greek to find my best friends, to be more involved on campus, and to find my home away from home!"

Fun Fact!

"I love doing adventurous things! I recently went bungee jumping!"

 

Contact: pierceke@miamioh.edu

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Director of Community Engagement

         Natalie ShandPosition Description: 

This job entails spreading information and fundraising for Circle of Sisterhood, which is the philanthropy that the Panhellenic Association collectively supports. Circle of Sisterhood works to raise money to help build schools for girls in low-income areas to increase educational opportunities as a means of escaping poverty. This position works with the VP of Community Service and Engagement to hold a variety of events including throughout Panhellenic Pride Week to promote Circle of Sisterhood.

Year: Sophomore

 

Majors: Psychology and Neuroscience

 

Hometown: Chantilly, Va

 

Chapter: Chi Omega

Fun Fact!

"I love rescuing animals and have rescued three dogs and two cats! Espy is our most recent rescue and he is a boxer-pit mix who I love with my whole heart."

 

Contact: shandna@miamioh.edu

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