The University of Maryland Alumni Association Board of Governors evaluates the mission, strategic direction and future programming of the Alumni Association—an independent 501(c)(3) organization—and monitors the organization’s leadership, service and financial results. Elected members serve two consecutive two-year terms.

At-large board members are expected to:

  • Be graduates of the University of Maryland, College Park;
  • Be dues-paying members of the Alumni Association throughout their board service with goals of upgrading to life membership;
  • Contribute annually through the Maryland Fund for Excellence, and consider major and planned gifts to the association, the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center or the university overall (as applicable);
  • Actively participate by serving on a board committee and attending three full-board meetings a year;
  • Attend at least one signature university or Alumni Association event a year, such as Homecoming, the Awards Gala or Maryland Day;
  • Serve as ambassadors to the greater community and beyond, promoting the university, Alumni Association and the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center to prospective students and their parents, fellow alumni and the general public;
  • Actively recruit new members and donors to the Alumni Association, preferably at the lifetime membership or major gift level, and encourage further participation in their alma mater through volunteerism.

"Read here for a full description of board member roles and expectations."


Officers: Executive Council

James G. Spencer ’90
Jim Spencer ’90
Executive Vice President
Health Pro-Heritage


Kirk D. Bell 88
Immediate Past President
Kirk D. Bell '88
Director of Application Quality Assurance
Fannie Mae

Jeffrey Rivest ‘75
President Elect
Jeffrey Rivest '75
Retired Health Care Executive

Wanda A. Alexander ’81
Past President
Wanda Alexander ’81
President, CEO, Owner
Horizon Consulting Inc.

Laurie De Armond
Finance Committee, Chair
Laurie De Armond '94
Partner & National Co-Leader

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Amy Eichhorst
Assistant Vice President, Alumni Relations
Executive Director, University of Maryland Alumni Association

Ex Officio Officers

Darryll J. Pines
Darryll J. Pines
University of Maryland

VP for University Relations
Brodie Remington
Vice President for University Relations
President, UMCPF
University of Maryland


Carlos Acosta ’85, ’91
Honorable Carlos F. Acosta '85, M.A. '91
Associate Judge
District Court of Maryland
Montgomery County

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Marguerita Cheng '91, M.S. '93
Blue Ocean Global Wealth

Jason Feinstein
Jason Feinstein '91
Axon Health Associates

Wanika Fisher '10
Wanika Fisher '10
Office of the State’s Attorney for PG County

James Giangrande ’90
James Giangrande '90
Altium Wealth Management, LLC

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Ajay Gupta '95, M.S. '98
Health Solutions Research

Mike Mellor ‘00
Mike Mellor '00
Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer
Pryor Cashman LLP


Nefretiti Nassar
Nefretiti Nassar '10, M.S. '12
Senior Technical Advisor
Axiologic Solutions

Theodore Offit
Theodore Offit '77
Offit / Kurman Attorneys at Law

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Rich Parson '05
Community Health Coordinator
Reach Riverside

Daniel Rochkind ‘98
Daniel Rochkind '98
Marker LLC

Justin Ross ‘98
Justin Ross '98
Perry, White, Ross, Jacobson, LLC

Bert Williams
Bert Williams '96
Security Manager
Fannie Mae

Tiana Wynn ‘05
Tiana Wynn '05
SB & Company, LLC


Tom Mullineaux '68
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Tom Mullineaux '68

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School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Matt Jones '15
Foursquare Integrated Transportation Planning

Veronica Segovia de Bedon
College of Arts and Humanities
Veronica Segovia de Bedon '04
Senior Advisor

Brandon Cole
College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Brandon Cole '01
Managing Partner
Choice Clinical Services

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Robert H. Smith School of Business
Stacey Lacer '06
Project Manager
W.R. Grace & Company

Terry McTigue ’84
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
Terry McTigue ’84
NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
U.S. Department of Commerce

Linda Pieplow ’72, M.A. ’78
College of Education
Linda Pieplow ’72, M.A. ’78
Howard County Public Schools

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A. James Clark School of Engineering
Eileen Sien ‘95
Project Manager
Airport Design Consultants, Inc.

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College of Information Studies
Char Adagala '18
Infrastructure Architect
Accenture Federal Services

Alyssa Todaro Brooks ’15
School of Public Health
Alyssa Todaro Brooks Ph.D. ’15
Scientific Review Officer
National Institutes of Health
*Dr. Brooks is serving in a personal capacity.

Whitney Dixon
School of Public Policy
Whitney Dixon '17
Economic Officer
U.S. Department of State

Ex Officio Members

Jordan A. Goodman ’73, M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’78
Faculty Representative
Jordan Goodman ’73, M.S. ’75, Ph.D. ’78
Department of Physics
University of Maryland

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M Club Representative
Laura Chiriaco '08
Program Director


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M Club Director Emeritus
Advisory Position

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Terrapin Club Representative
Susan Wilkes '83

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Graduate Student Government Representative
Dan Laffin ‘20

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Student Government Representative
Dan Alpert ‘21

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Student Alumni Leadership Council Representative
Andrew String

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Advisory Position

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Advisory Position


2019-2021 Board of Governors Committees

Executive Council

Jim Spencer, President
Jeff Rivest, President-Elect
Kirk Bell, Immediate Past President
Wanda Alexander, Past President
Laurie De Armond, Chair, Finance Committee

Governance Committee

Jeff Rivest, Chair

Carlos Acosta
Amy Eichhorst
Jim Giangrande
Bert Williams
Jeff Williams, Staff

Finance Committee

Laurie De Armond, Chair

Rita Cheng (Investment Subcommittee)
CB Davis **
Whitney Dixon
John Masadpour **
Ted Offit
Daniel Rochkind
Eileen Sein
Wilson Wang **
Tiana Wynn
Peter Canine, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member

Advocacy Committee

Mike Mellor, Chair

Wanika Fisher
Jamie Gregory **
Matt Jones
Tom Mullineaux
Linda Pieplow 
Justin Ross
Jenna Schiappacasse
Tony Zagami**

Lauren Norris, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member

Scholarship Committee

Kirk Bell, Chair

Alyssa Brooks
Rita Cheng
Brandon Cole
Ajay Gupta
Sheila Jones**
Terry McTigue
Nefrititi Nassar

Lauren Norris, Staff
Rich Parsons
** Non-Board of Governor member

Awards and Recognition Committee

Tiana Wynn, Chair

Dave Diehl**
Jason Feinstein
Stacey Lacer
Veronica Segovia de Bedon
Natalie Ross, Staff
** Non-Board of Governor member