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2019 Board Slate

Ratified as of June 9, 2019:

AAVC Trustee

Nana Takyi Baffour-Awuah ’14
New York
Term of Service: 2019–2023

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Board, 2017–present; member, Communications Advisory Committee, 2017–present; member, Nominating & Governance Committee, 2017–present; member, Programming Committee, Vassar Club of New York, 2014–present; member, Ad Hoc Committee on Student Engagement, 2018–2019; member, House Committee, 2017–2018; mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, 2016 and 2019.

Professional/Community Experience
Strategist, Consumer Dynamics, 2017–present; strategist & writer, freelance, 2014–present; strategist & writer, Adoptive, 2014–2016; programming intern, Vassar Campus Activities, 2012–2014; social media & marketing intern, ReelAfrican Inc., 2013; marketing intern, Peanut Butter & Co., 2013; marketing & commercial intern, Vodafone, 2013; Communications intern, Vassar College, 2012; brand ambassador, Blink Fitness, 2016–present; volunteer builder, Habitat for Humanity, 2015; volunteer, Hillsong Church NYC, 2014–2015; volunteer, The Father’s Heart Soup Kitchen, 2014–2015.

AAVC Trustee and Career Networking Committee Chair

Natalie Nixon ’91
Pennsylvania
Term of Service: 2019–2023

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Board, 2016–present; chair, Career Networking Committee, 2018–present; member, Career Networking Committee, 2017–2018; member, Nominations Committee, 2016–2018; presenter & mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, 2017 and 2018; member, Clubs and Regional Networks Committee, 2016–2017; volunteer, Career Advisory Network, 2006–2016; volunteer, Annual Fund (notewriter/phoner), 2011; member, AAAVC Phonathon Program, 2008–2009; volunteer, Club Admission Committee, 1999–2010; volunteer, Career Advisor Program, 1995–2006.

Professional/Community Experience
President & innovation strategist, Figure 8 Thinking, LLC, 2015–present; global speaker, BigSpeak, 2017–present; contributing writer, Inc. Magazine, 2014–present; associate professor & founding director, The Strategic Design MBA Program, Jefferson University, 2001–2017; editor & author, Strategic Design Thinking: Innovation in Products, Services, Experiences and Beyond, 2015; sourcing associate, Mast Industries, 1999–2001; commissioner, The Philadelphia Art Commission, 2017–present; board member, Leadership + Design, 2017–present; member, Advisory Council, Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, 2014–2017.

AAVC Board Member

Seiji Hayashi ’91
Maryland
Term of Service: 2019–2023

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Interviewer, Club Admissions Committee, 2008–present; mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, 2019; career panel/event participant, Career Program, 2017.

Professional/Community Experience
Chief transformation officer & medical director, Mary’s Center, 2019–present; family physician, Mary’s Center, 2009–present; acting director & director of medicine, The Human Diagnosis Project, 2017–2019; executive vice president for transformation & innovation, Unity Health Care, Inc., 2015–2017; chief medical officer, HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, 2009–2015; assistant professor, George Washington University School of Public Health & 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 Member

Justin Hergianto ’04
New York
Term of Service: 2019–2023

Additional Vassar Volunteer Experience
Member, AAVC Communications Advisory Committee, 2018–present; volunteer, Admission Activities, 2012–present; volunteer, Admission Phoner Program, 2010–present; volunteer, Club Admission Committee, 2004–present; volunteer, Career Advisor Program, 2019; career panel/event participant, Career Program, 2017; mentor, Sophomore Career Connections, 2017; volunteer, Career Advisory Network, 2006–2012.

Professional/Community Experience
Vice president of media strategy, Americas, DAZN, January 2019–present; head of strategy, DAZN, 2018–2019; senior director, Digital & Print Marketing, ESPN, 2014–2018; vice president, Integrated Marketing, MTV, 2011–2014; associate marketing director, Sports Illustrated, 2006–2011; account executive, Carat USA, 2005–2006.