Board of Governors Committees

The objectives of the AYA Board of Governors are carried out largely through the efforts of working committees that enlist “hands-on” engagement by all members. Each formal Board meeting throughout the year includes time for committees to gather in person, and many of them continue to confer by e-mail or conference call in between Board meetings.
 

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Board Committees, 2016–2017

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     Alumni Fellow Nominating Committee

The Yale Corporation, the 19-member governing board and policy-making body for the university, includes six alumni fellows who are elected by alumni for staggered six-year terms. Working with Corporation members, the president of the University Council and the Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development, this committee seeks to identify alumni who are willing and able to offer themselves as candidates for these positions.
 

•  Pulin Sanghvi ’92, Chair
•  Biff Folberth ’66
•  C.C. Gardner ’08
•  Jerry Henry ’80 MDiv
•  Chris Hill ’99
•  John Lucarelli ’98 MPPM
•  Rahul Prasad ’84 MS, ’87 PhD
•  Gina Rosselli Boswell ’89 MPPM
•  Nancy Stratford ’77
 
•  Jenny Chavira ’89, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Weili Cheng ’77, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Ann Griffith, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Appointed Board Nominating Committee

The AYA Constitution specifies that six members of the Board of Governors shall be appointed by the Board itself, with two selected each year to serve three-year terms. This committee seeks to identify outstanding alumni volunteer leaders to be considered for appointment to these positions.
 

•  John Lucarelli ’98 MPPM, Chair
•  Elvira Duran ’05
•  Maria Lopez-Bresnahan ’78
•  Matt Meade ’87
•  Sheryl Carter Negash ’82
•  Tom Opladen ’66
•  Chris Walsh ’73 MD
 
•  Jenny Chavira ’89, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Ann Griffith, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Nicholas Roman Lewis ’93, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Board of Governors Officer Nominating Committee

This committee, led by the immediate past chair of the Board of Governors, forms each spring to select the board members who will serve in the roles of chair, vice-chair and executive officers effective with the following year’s term beginning on July 1st.
 

•  Lise Chapman ’81 MBA, Chair
•  Additional members to be appointed in spring 2017
 
•  Weili Cheng ’77, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Careers, Life and Yale Committee

This committee works with AYA staff to produce and support the “Careers, Life and Yale” initiative for campus-wide career exploration and life-skills programs. The committee works closely with STAY (Students and Alumni at Yale) and the Office of Career Strategy to offer alumni-led panels and mentoring on specific industries and occupational fields.
 

•  Valerie Hotchkiss ’87 MA, ’90 PhD, Co-Chair
•  Betsy Sullivan ’74, ’76 MA, Co-Chair
•  Susan Ball ’78 PhD
•  Renata Cesar ’79
•  Serena Flaherty ’99, ’05 CN, ’06 MSN
•  Lauren Graham ’13 MEM
•  Rob Greenly ’83 MBA
•  Jerry Henry ’80 MDiv
•  Xiaoyan Huang ’91
•  Matt Meade ’87
•  Sheryl Carter Negash ’82
•  Rahul Prasad ’84 MS, ’87 PhD
•  Anthony Sabatelli ’81 MS, ’84 PhD
•  Pulin Sanghvi ’92
•  Linda Schupack ’83, ’92 MBA
•  Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75
•  Nancy Stratford ’77
•  Caroline Van ’79
•  Chris Walsh ’73 MD
 
•  Steve Blum ’74, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Communications & Marketing Committee

The goal of this committee is to harness volunteer leadership to support efforts of Yale and the AYA to communicate the vision and mission of alumni relations, as well as the many initiatives and programs of the AYA, to a broad variety of audiences — including alumni themselves.
 

•  Linda Schupack ’83, ’92 MBA, Chair
•  Paul Broholm ’78
•  Pam Farr ’78 MBA
•  Lauren Graham ’13 MEM
•  Valerie Hotchkiss ’87 MA, ’90 PhD
•  Xiaoyan Huang ’91
•  Maria Lopez-Bresnahan ’78
•  Tom Opladen ’66
•  Fritz Reichenbach ’88
•  Anthony Sabatelli ’81 MS, ’84 PhD
•  Pulin Sanghvi ’92
•  Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75
•  Nancy Stratford ’77
•  Caroline Van ’79
 
•  Jenny Chavira ’89, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Graduate & Professional Schools Committee

This committee supports AYA staff in coordinating collaboration opportunities between and among the AYA, the Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA), and the alumni associations of the various professional schools. The chairs/presidents of these alumni associations join the committee as ex-officio members.
 

•  Jerry Henry ’80 MDiv, Chair
•  Susan Ball ’78 PhD
•  Pam Farr ’78 MBA
•  Serena Flaherty ’99, ’05 CN, ’06 MSN
•  Lauren Graham ’13 MEM
•  Rob Greenly ’83 MBA
•  Valerie Hotchkiss ’87 MA, ’90 PhD
•  Anthony Sabatelli ’81 MS, ’84 PhD
•  Betsy Sullivan ’74, ’76 MA
•  Chris Walsh ’73 MD
 
•  Jenny Chavira ’89, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Julia Downs, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Karen Jahn, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Alisa Masterson, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Shared Interest Groups Committee

This committee helps AYA staff and volunteer leaders shape strategic planning and development of shared interest groups (SIGs) recognized by the AYA. Among its duties is to identify outstanding alumni candidates to serve as At-Large Delegates to the AYA Assembly.
 

•  C.C. Gardner ’08, Chair
•  Susan Ball ’78 PhD
•  Renata Cesar ’79
•  Elvira Duran ’05
•  Biff Folberth ’66
•  Maria Lopez-Bresnahan ’78
•  Tom Opladen ’66
•  Fritz Reichenbach ’88
•  Linda Schupack ’83, ’92 MBA
•  Elisa Spungen Bildner ’75
•  Betsy Sullivan ’74, ’76 MA
•  Caroline Van ’79
 
•  Nicholas Roman Lewis ’93, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Volunteer Leadership Committee

This committee helps AYA staff and volunteer leaders encourage alumni leadership and faculty collaboration with the AYA. Among its duties is to select winners for the AYA Board of Governors Excellence Awards presented to exemplary alumni groups during the annual AYA Assembly. It also plans mentoring and orientation for first-year delegates to the Assembly, and selects recipients of the annual Howard R. Lamar Award for exceptional service by Yale faculty to Yale alumni.
 

•  Xiaoyan Huang ’91, Chair
•  Paul Broholm ’78
•  Renata Cesar ’79
•  Elvira Duran ’05
•  Pam Farr ’78 MBA
•  Serena Flaherty ’99, ’05 CN, ’06 MSN
•  Biff Folberth ’66
•  C.C. Gardner ’08
•  Rob Greenly ’83 MBA
•  Chris Hill ’99
•  John Lucarelli ’98 MPPM
•  Matt Meade ’87
•  Sheryl Carter Negash ’82
•  Fritz Reichenbach ’88
 
•  Nory Babbitt, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Jennifer Julier ’77, AYA Staff Liaison

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     Yale Medal Nominating Committee

The goal of this committee is to identify individuals deserving of consideration to receive the Yale Medal, conferred to honor outstanding service to Yale. It works with the Yale Corporation and other senior university leaders and faculty to make the final selection, typically to five honorees each year.
 

•  Biff Folberth ’66, Chair
•  C.C. Gardner ’08
•  Chris Hill ’99
•  John Lucarelli ’98 MPPM
•  Rahul Prasad ’84 MS, ’87 PhD
•  Pulin Sanghvi ’92
•  Nancy Stratford ’77
 
•  Weili Cheng ’77, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Ilona Emmerth ’98, AYA Staff Liaison
•  Ann Griffith, AYA Staff Liaison

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