Alumnae In Motion (AIM) Committee
In an effort to identify, recruit, motivate, train and support our volunteers, we are pleased to announce the Alumnae in Motion (AIM) Project. The AIM Project is a hybrid leadership development program aimed at developing a path for enhancing and developing board-level competencies and high-level leadership skills for those sisters interested in serving Phi Sigma Sigma or their local communities. The program will consist of virtual modules, educational guides and networking opportunities.
The perpetuity of Phi Sigma Sigma is dependent on ensuring we have a robust pipeline of prepared volunteers, who are able to contribute their time, talent and treasure to Phi Sigma Sigma and its related entities. Because there is no one path to board service, there is often a gap in educating and preparing our volunteers for the highest positions within the Fraternity.
Through their work, the AIM committee will facilitate an ongoing and long-term talent pathway for future board leaders, which will include leadership development opportunities, a board service vetting process and training for volunteers interested in potential board service.
In the coming months, the AIM committee will begin developing a leadership competency model for the organization that will define the skills, behaviors and attitudes needed for successful service to Phi Sigma Sigma including the Fraternity, National Housing Corporation and Foundation. The committee will also work with the nominating committee on a candidate vetting and education process for the 2021 Supreme Council elections.
As we look to the future, Phi Sigma Sigma is committed to advancing volunteers of diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, professions, chapter experiences, etc. into vital leadership roles. The AIM committee is excited to steward this commitment.
MEET THE COMMITTEE
Through their work, the AIM committee will facilitate an ongoing and long-term talent pathway to help our alumnae members prepare themselves for board service, be it Phi Sigma Sigma or other organizations they are passionate to serve. This will include leadership development opportunities, a board service vetting process and training for volunteers interested in potential board service.
DELTA THETA CHAPTER AT OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
CO-CHAIR OF THE AIM COMMITTEE
Hannah has served Phi Sigma Sigma as an alumnae ambassador and member of the 2019 nominating committee. Professionally, she is a human resources generalist for Husqvarna. In addition to her regular responsibilities, Hannah helps lead the Husqvarna volunteer committee. She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her fiancé Joey.
BETA PSI CHAPTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
CO-CHAIR OF THE AIM COMMITTEE
Alicia is a past grand archon and served on Supreme Council for 17 years. She has also served as a director on the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation board of directors. Professionally, Alicia is a psychologist for the Alachua County Public Schools and an assistant teaching professor for East Carolina University. She volunteers for the National Association of School Psychologists and Florida Association of School Psychologists. Alicia, her husband Gary and children, Jacob (15) and Dorothea (12), live in Gainesville, Florida.
THETA CHI CHAPTER AT CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO
Danielle is an HR policy and risk advisor for a finance company in Sacramento, California. Danielle has put her skills to use volunteering for local organizations to assist individuals with job searches, resume writing and networking. She has also served on the board for Inspire Midtown, a group creating opportunities for women in Sacramento, and is the co-creator of a diversity-focused hiring and recruitment program for candidates with disabilities. Danielle lives in Sacramento with her dog Lucille Ball.
DELTA PSI CHAPTER AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA
Michele is the internship coordinator at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. She has served the Fraternity in many roles working with collegiate chapters and as a member of the awards committee. Externally, Michele is the outgoing treasurer and incoming vice president of the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers and president of the Venice Takedown Club. She is also a member of the Sarasota Human Resource Association college relations committee. Michele and her husband Vic, sons Michael (16) and Matthew (14), and dog Peanut live in Venice, Florida.
GAMMA NU CHAPTER AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - NEW BRUNSWICK
Bianca is a lead in the People and Organization for Fashion Division at CHANEL. She started her professional career on the Phi Sigma Sigma staff, where she served in multiple roles including director of recruitment and extension. Since she left the staff, Bianca has volunteered on various project including working with collegians and serving as a speaker at Convention. She lives in Matawan, New Jersey with her husband Marcus and kitty Rex.
EPSILON ALPHA CHAPTER AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Tracy works as a senior territory manager for Safeco Insurance. She has served Phi Sigma Sigma as a former Supreme Council officer, secretary of the Phi Sigma Sigma Foundation, National Housing Corporation president, nominating committee member and chapter key advisor. Externally, Tracy serves as a board member for the Missouri Association of Independent Agents and the Holy Infant Parish Athletic Association. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with her husband Kevin, three children, Kevin Jr. (21), Alyce (18) and Sarah (14), and two dogs, Cookie and Mocha.
BETA XI CHAPTER CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Mary has volunteered for Phi Sigma Sigma since her graduation. She has served as a collegiate chapter advisory board member and a member of the bylaws, nominating, and strategic planning steering committees. Professionally, she serves as a senior HR business partner for The Boeing Company. Mary recently graduated with her MBA from the University of Florida. She lives in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband Charlie and their dogs Thumper and Sadie.
KAPPA CHAPTER AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Cara serves as the director of student activities at Bradley University. She has served the Fraternity in many roles include Supreme Council director, strategic planning committee chairman and International Standards Board chairman. In addition to the AIM committee, Cara currently serves as a member of the Panhellenic Relations committee and as a National Panhellenic Conference area advisor. She began her professional career as a member of Phi Sigma Sigma’s Headquarters staff. Cara, her husband Scott, son Cooper (5), and dog Mattie live in Peoria, Illinois.
BRENY DAPARRE GARCIA
DELTA KAPPA CHAPTER AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
SUPREME COUNCIL LIASON
Breny serves as the Supreme Council liaison to the committee. Breny has been volunteering since graduation and has served in a multitude of capacities including chapter key advisor, awards committee member and Centennial committee member. This is Breny’s third term on Supreme Council. Professionally, Breny is the associate vice president of student health and wellness for Florida International University. She lives in Miami Lakes, Florida with her husband Charlie.