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2020 Board Slate

Ratified as of June 6, 2020:

The AAVC also congratulates the following Board members on their new roles as committee chairs, effective July 1, 2020:

AAVC Vice President: Sharon Davidson Chang ’84, P’19

Sharon Davidson Chang ’84, P’19
New York
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Chair, Student and Academic Affairs Committee, Board of Trustees, 2018–present; AAVC Trustee, Board of Trustees, 2017–present; Chair, AAVC Alumnae/i Recognition Committee, 2016–present; volunteer, Club Admission Committee, 1999–present; host, Admissions Accepted Students Receptions, 2018–2020; member, Parent Leadership Council (P’19), 2016–2019; mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, 2017; director, AAVC Board, 2016; member, AAVC Nominating Committee, 2011–2014; volunteer, Career Advisory Network, 2005–2012; volunteer, Annual Fund (notewriter/phoner), 2007–2009; member, Reunion General Gifts Committee, 1992–1994.

Professional/Community Experience
Associate and Talent Agent, Non-Scripted Television, Endeavor/WME, 2014–present; WME Agent Trainee Development Committee, 2018–present; WME Empower Board, 2017–present; Vice President, Broadcasting, IMG, 1996–2014; various roles, including Director of Talent and Production Planning and Manager of Production Services, CBS Sports, 1984–1996; worship leader and pianist, Pascack Bible Church, Hillsdale, NJ, 2005–present; associate member, National Association of Black Journalists, 1998–present.

AAVC Trustee

Seiji Hayashi ’91
Maryland
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Board of Directors, 2019–present; member, Alumnae/i Recognition Committee, 2019–present; member, Career Networking Committee, 2019–present; admissions interviewer, Club Admissions Committee, 2008–present; mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, January 2019 and 2020; career panel/event participant, Career Program, 2017.

Professional/Community Experience
Chief Transformation Officer and Medical Director, Mary’s Center, 2019–present; family physician, Mary’s Center, 2009–present; Acting Director and Director of Medicine, The Human Diagnosis Project, 2017–2019; Executive Vice President for Transformation and Innovation, Unity Health Care, Inc., 2015–2017; Chief Medical Officer, HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2009–2015; Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, 2003–2009; staff physician, Unity Health Care, 2001–2009; Assistant Professor, Georgetown University, 2002–2005; Fellow, Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy, 2000–2001.

AAVC Board Director and Class Engagement Committee Chair

Alexandria Dempsey ’09
California
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Clubs Committee, 2018–present; President, Vassar Club of the Bay Area, 2017–present; President, Class of 2009, 2014–present; Co-President, Vassar Club of the Bay Area, 2016–2017; Co-Chair, Class of 2009 Reunion Committee, 2013–2014; board member, Vassar Club of New York, 2011–2013; member, Club Admissions Committee, 2009–2016.

Professional/Community Experience
Director of Marketing, af&co., 2019–present; Vice President of Marketing & Branding, Puccini Group, 2018–2019; Co-Founder, The Cutting Board, 2017–2018; Founder, Taste with Alexandria, 2016–2017; Brand Manager, Caviar, Inc., 2014–2015; Brand Manager, The Florence Group, 2013–2014; Coordinator of New Business, Scripps Networks, 2011–2013; Office Coordinator, Scripps Networks, 2009–2011.

AAVC Board Director and Alumnae/i Recognition Committee Chair

Amy Pullman ’71
Virginia
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Class Agent, Class of 1971, 2017–present; member, Alumnae/i Recognition Committee, 2016–present; President, Class of 1971, 2011–present; volunteer, Career Advisory Network, 2008–present; member, Reunion Steering Committee, 2016–2019; member, AAVC Nominating Committee, 2010–2013; member, Club Admissions Committee, 2007–2009; Reunion Co-Chair, Class of 1971, 2000–2001; President, Class of 1971, 1995–1999; Reunion Chair, Class of 1971, 1995–1996; Vice President, Class of 1971, 1991–1995; President, Class of 1971, 1986–1991; volunteer, Class of 1971, 1982; Vice President, Class of 1971, 1976–1986.

Professional/Community Experience
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine, 2000–present; pediatrician, Pullman Associates Pediatrics (Panda Pediatrics), 1999–present; staff pediatrician, Sibley Memorial Hospital, 1984–1999.

AAVC Board Director

Katrine “Cage” Ames ’69
New York
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, Alumnae/i Recognition Committee, 2020–present; member, Class of 1969 Committee, 2020–present; Class Agent, Class of 1969, 2019–present; Reunion Co-Chair, Class of 1969, 2015–2019; Class Agent, Class of 1969, 2015; Reunion Gift Chair, Class of 1969, 2013–2014; Class Fund Co-Chair, Class of 1969, 2009–2013; reunion volunteer (created bulletin and surveys), Class of 1969, 2005–2009; Correspondent, Class of 1969, 1975–1979.

Professional/Community Experience
Freelance writer and editor, various publications, 2008–present; Program Editor, Spring for Music: Festival of North American Orchestra, 2010–2014; freelance writer and editor, Metropolitan Opera, 2010; writer, PBS documentary A Musical Odyssey in St. Petersburg, 2009; freelance editor, This Old House, 2009; Features Director, Condé Nast House & Garden, 1996–2007; on-air music commentator, National Public Radio’s Performance Today, 1990–2002; researcher, reporter, writer, and eventually Senior Editor, Newsweek, 1970–1996.

AAVC Board Director

Patrick DeYoung ’18
Washington
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Career Networking Committee, 2018–present; member, AAVC Ad Hoc Student and Young Alumnae/i Engagement Committee, 2018–present; member, AAVC Clubs Committee, 2018–2019.

Professional/Community Experience
Outside buyer, Schnitzer Steel Industries, 2020–present; commercial manager-in-training, Schnitzer Steel Industries, 2019–2020; buyer/purchasing agent, Sims Metal Management, 2018–2019; veteran, Vassar Veterans Posse Program, 2014–2018; section leader (Sergeant), U.S. Army, 2007–2013.

AAVC Board Director

Chip Reid ’77
Washington, DC
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Panelist, “Democracy and the Fourth Estate,” NYC Donor Recognition Event, December 2018; moderator, “The Presidency, the Press, and Accountability,” Vassar Club of DC, January 2017; Vassar College Commencement Speaker, May 2011; Class Agent, Class of 1977, 2002–2003; 2013–2014.

Professional/Community Experience
National correspondent, CBS News, 2011–present; Chief White House Correspondent, CBS News, 2009–2011; Capitol Hill Correspondent, CBS News, 2007–2009; Capitol Hill Correspondent, NBC News, 2003–2007; correspondent, NBC News (Los Angeles), 2000–2003; correspondent, NBC News (Washington, DC), 1996–2000; reporter, WJLA-TV (ABC News), 1994–1996; reporter/producer, WTTG-TV (Fox News), 1990–1993;field producer, ABC News, 1988–1989; general counsel, Biden for President, 1987; associate, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (DC law firm), 1986–1987; counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, (Ranking Democrat Senator Joe Biden), 1982–1986.

AAVC Board Director

Sheryl Smikle ’81
New York
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Vice President, Class of 1981 Committee, 2017–present; member, Campus Investor Responsibility Committee (CIRC), 2016–present; volunteer, Club Admissions Committee, 2013–2016; note writer/phoner, Vassar Fund, 1997.

Professional/Community Experience
Sr. Learning Partner / Training Director-Human Resources, AIG, 2017–present; Volunteer Advisor, Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation, 2017–present; author, Congratulations, You’re A Compliance Officer! Now What?, 2019; Compliance Learning & Communications Leader, GE Capital Americas, 2012–2016; Associate Dean-Baccalaureate Studies/Director, The College of Westchester, 2006–2012; Assistant Director for Disability & Support Services, Vassar College, 2004–2011; professor, SUNY at New Paltz, 2003–2004; professor, SUNY Ulster Community College, 2003–2004; Director-Compliance, American Express TRS, 1993-2004; board member, Central Harlem Partnership, 1999; adjunct professor of ESL, Hudson County Community College, 1984–1985; Spanish teacher, NYC Board of Education, 1984–1985.

New Committee Chairs as of July 1, 2020

AAVC Nominating and Governance Committee Chair

Anne Green ’93
New York
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Director, AAVC Board of Directors, 2018–present; member, AAVC Nominating and Governance Committee, 2018–present; member, AAVC Communications Advisory Committee, 2018–present; mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, 2018–2020; volunteer consultant to Vassar senior staff regarding communications issues, Fall 2017; volunteer, Career Advisor Program, 1994–2006.

Professional/Community Experience
Principal & Managing Director, G&S Business Communications, 2018–present; Steering Committee member, Friends of the QueensWay, 2016–present; board member and current Chair, LifeWay Network, 2015–present; board member, PR Council, 2017–2019; Executive Committee member, Public Relations Global Network, 2016–2018; President & CEO, CooperKatz & Company, Inc., 2011–2018; Vice President, Senior Vice President/General Manager, and COO, CooperKatz & Company, Inc., 1996–2011; associate, Burson-Marsteller, 1993–1996.

AAVC Alumnae House Committee Chair

Delia Cheung Hom ’00
Massachusetts
Term of Service: 2020–2024

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Alumnae House Committee, 2020–present; director, AAVC Board of Directors, 2018–present; member, AAVC Nominating and Governance Committee, 2018–present; member, AAVC Ad Hoc Student and Young Alumnae/i Engagement Committee, 2018–present; presenter, Alumnae/i College, Reunion 2017; volunteer, Admission Phoner Program, 2014; volunteer, Admissions Activities, 2014; member, Lei Ceremony Planning Committee, Asian Pacific Alumnae/i of Vassar College (APAVC), 2009–2011; Chair, Asian Pacific Alumnae/i of Vassar College, 2003–2011; Webmaster, Asian Pacific Alumnae/i of Vassar College, 2006–2011; volunteer, Club Admission Committee, 2009–2010; volunteer, Career Advisor Program, 2004–2006; Co-President, Asian Pacific Alumnae/i of Vassar College, 2002–2003.

Professional/Community Experience
Vice President, Zervas Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization, 2019–present; co-founder, Asian American Women’s Political Initiative, State House Fellowship Program, 2009–present; Director, Asian American Center, Northeastern University, 2006–2019; member of the board of directors, Asian Sisters Participating in Reaching Excellence, 2009–2010; associate, The Partnership’s Early Career Associates Program, 2008.