Meet the Board

The USD Alumni Association is led by a Board of Directors that oversees the strategic direction of the Association. The Alumni Board of Directors is inclusive of all alumni including graduate and law alumni. The Board meets quarterly and conducts the majority of its work through its three strategic committees: Leadership, Outreach and Finance. View the Alumni Board's Strategic Initiatives here. 

To view the Past Presidents of the Alumni Association, please click here.
Executive Committee

Heather Dooley '02, '05 MEd

Steve Gauvin '84
Vice President

Kim Alessio '87
Chair of Leadership

Steve Cascioppo '86, '88
Chair of Campus Relations

Maureen Holman ’85
Chair of Regional Programming



Annie McIlvaine '07
Chair of Outreach



Gerry Rodrigues '97
Chair of Philanthropy




Christine Antoine '02

Lisa Baldocchi '87, '98 MBA

Paul Davis '86, '08 MSEL

Renee Fitzgerald '06 MA

Siri Fomsgaard '03

Genevieve Knych-Rohan '86

John McCoy '69

Jenna McKnight '08, '16 MSN

Janine Mason '86, '11 MA


Andres Melgar '02

Shaun Moothart '06


Mary O'Connor '83

Troy Owens, Jr. '08 JD

Nadia Pandes '93, '01 MBA


James Perkins '97

Harry Ryan '92

Lars Schmidt '01

Arika Wells '02

​Appointed Directors 

Valerie Attisha ’94
Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences

Nancy Gaffrey ’92 MSN
Consultant, Hahn School of Nursing

Renda Quinn ’86
Director, Office of Parent Relations

Sr. Virginia Rodee ’57, ’74 MA 
Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Kathleen Coughlan '15 MBA
Assistant Director, School of Leadership and Education Sciences


Mary Jane Tiernan '61, 72 MA
Society of the Second Heart Representation

Brittan Trozzi '15 MBA
Assistant Director, School of Business Administration