Board Professionals Leadership Group

The Board Professionals Leadership Group is an advisory group of board professionals with a mission of advancing and improving the profession. The group identifies emerging issues of higher education board governance concern and develops programming for events such as the Board Professionals Conference.

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Executive Committee

Tamara Stoner, chair
Delaware State University

Gayle Horwitz, vice chair
City University of New York

Amelia Arnold
Saint Louis University

Linda Barge-Miles
Florida A&M University

Laure Christensen
Park University

Lauren Ferguson
UCF Foundation

Melissa Orth
University of Florida

Brent Schrader
University of Delaware

Sheila Severson
Viterbo University

Audrey Young

Board Professional Leadership Group Members

Julia Abel
University of Illinois System

Sheyonn Baker
Hollins University

Jessica Burns
WVU Foundation

Guilherme Costa
Syracuse University

Lisa Cousino-Hoersten
The University of Toledo Foundation

Sarah Dirksen
University of Minnesota

Becky Ebeling
Rhode Island School of Design

Heather Fehn
The College of New Jersey

Traci Fisher
University of Central Florida

Vikki Gore
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Katie Herschede
Widener University

Tina Holloway
The University of Texas System

Elizabeth Kassebaum
College of Charleston

Kathleen Keck
Paul Smith’s College

Lorrie Kyle
Rollins College

Diane McCain
University System of Florida

Chamonix Mejia
Texas Tech Foundation

Joshua Merchant
Oakland University

Julie Miller
Wayne State University

Tina Montemayor
The University of Texas System

Michele Nelson
Seton Hall University

Denise Nelson Nash
Scripps College

Melissa Orth
University of Florida

Matthew Paskin
University of Alaska Foundation

Teresa Perez
The University of Tampa

Ada Porter
American University of Beirut

Vicki Reaume
Eastern Michigan University

Annie Redd
Virginia State University

Nicole Reeves
University of New Mexico Foundation

Michelle Snow
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Jessica Spruill
East Carolina University Foundation

Brian Steeves
University of Minnesota

Lisa Thomson
The College of Saint Rose 

Lawanda Tyus
Howard University

Sharon Wright
Houston Community College