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The 2023-2024 Panhellenic Executive Board

Robin Schlesinger

President

The PHA President provides the executive board with the resources and support necessary for them to fulfill their responsibilities. It is her job to work directly with other councils and organizations on campus, as well as the Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life staff, University Administration, and officials in the College Park community. She assists in programming events, coordinating activities, facilitating communication, and acting as a resource for the men and women of the Greek Community at the University of Maryland.

phapresidentumd@gmail.com

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Sofia Sirianni

Executive Vice President

The Executive Vice President oversees all finances of the Panhellenic Association, including supervising and evaluating the association's finances, preparing and maintaining the annual budget, managing payments and dues collection, approving and distributing grants, and maintaining all financial records. She is responsible for all administrative tasks such as keeping membership rosters, recording and distributing meeting minutes, managing contracts and correspondence, and acts as the administrator of all electronic groups for chapter presidents, delegates, chapter advisors, and the Executive Board. Additionally, she plays a crucial role in maintaining the association's recognition status with the university and ensuring compliance with governing documents. She also steps in for the President when necessary and assists her with various tasks.  

phaumd.vpaa@gmail.com

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Alyssa Orlando

Vice President of Accountability

The Vice President of Accountability serves as the parliamentarian for all formal Peer Accountability Hearings, including, but not limited to submitting alleged infraction resolution meeting notices, meeting summary reports, and meeting minutes. She does this with the help of the Peer Accountability Board, which is made up of representatives from the executive board. She also works closely with the IFC Chief Justice to interview, select, and train both the PHA and IFC Judicial Board, so that they are prepared to serve as an unbiased third party in hearings. Additionally, she ensures all policies are aligned with governing documents and that the bylaws are updated as necessary to support the growth of our community. 

umdphajudicial@gmail.com

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Kathryn Lawless

Vice President of Recruitment

The Vice President of Recruitment is responsible for overseeing the 16 Panhellenic chapters' recruitment efforts, both formal and informal. The VP of Recruitment plans, promotes, and facilitates all of the formal recruitment activities and assists chapters during informal recruitment. She regularly meets with the recruitment chairs from each chapter to discuss and implement procedures for formal and informal recruitment.

umdrecruitment@gmail.com

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Kayla Gerhardt

Vice President of Risk Management

The Vice President of Risk Management is responsible for educating the community on issues surrounding alcohol, drugs, sexual assault, mental health, etc. She serves as a resource for the risk managers from every Panhellenic chapter. She is also responsible for planning the IFC-PHA tailgate and working with all of the necessary stakeholders. She works with the IFC VP of Risk Management to oversee and coordinate all social event monitoring (SEM) for the two councils.

umdpharisk@gmail.com

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Melanie Morford

Vice President of Public Relations

The Vice President of Public Relations is responsible for all marketing and communications related to the Panhellenic Association. This includes marketing community events, developing strategies for increasing awareness of the Panhellenic Association on campus, and creating promotional items. She oversees the PR Cabinet and also serves as a resource for all public relation chairs of every chapter. Finally, she is responsible for approving all PR t-shirt designs from the chapters.

umdvppublicrelations@gmail.com

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Ishika Patel

Vice President of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Wellness

The Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion provides active oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the Panhellenic Association's equity, diversity, and inclusion activities. She is responsible for conducting trainings and meeting with chapter diversity chairs. She also acts as the liaison for diversity initiatives on campus related to cultural appropriation, privilege/oppression, equity, etc.

umd.pha.vpdi@gmail.com

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Ria Chaudhary

Vice President of Community Affairs

The Vice President of Community Affairs is responsible for several aspects of the Panhellenic Association. First, she serves as head of the Homecoming and Spring Fest committee to plan and organize various activities throughout the week. She attends meetings with the CMAST and represents the Panhellenic perspective. She also works with the Panhellenic sororities on improving inter-sorority, inter-council, and inter-community relations. She is the liaison between student organizations on campus and the Panhellenic Association. She oversees a committee of one academic/scholarship representative from each chapter, promotes superior scholarship, makes each chapter aware of scholarships, and decides on the winners of the annual scholarships awarded in the Spring. She also serves as a resource for any academic questions, concerns, or ideas from specific chapters. In addition, the VP of Community Excellence organizes and plans a variety of community service events for the women of PHA. She assists her cabinet in planning events with both on and off campus organizations in order to help women make a difference in surrounding areas.

phacommunityaffairs@gmail.com

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Greta Fritz

Vice President of Membership Development

The Vice President of Membership Development is in charge of planning the IMPACT leadership retreat every fall, organizing community speakers, and leading the Junior Panhellenic Members. In addition, she is responsible for educating the community on Circle of Sisterhood and all fundraising efforts towards the foundation. She is also in charge of planning PHA Pride Week during the fall semester, which includes a week of programming and service opportunities for the entire Panhellenic community.

phamembershipdevelopment@gmail.com

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Daphne Arthur

Vice President of Philanthropy, Community Service, and Sustainability

The Vice President of Philanthropy, Community Service, and Sustainability coordinates fundraising and philanthropy events, both at the chapter level and in support of our designated Panhellenic Association Philanthropy. With a keen eye for impactful initiatives, she orchestrates events to support deserving charitable organizations, promote local community service opportunities, and educate about sustainability efforts. She also manages Philanthropy, Community Service, and Sustainability chairs! At the forefront of her responsibilities is the oversight of "Clean City," an event dedicated to the revitalization of the College Park community through trash cleanup. Through her leadership, The Vice President of Philanthropy, Community Service, and Sustainability ignites a spirit of engagement and giving back among our members. By instilling the values of service, Panhellenic Pride, and sisterhood, she inspires a collective dedication to making a positive impact in our communities. 

umdphaphilanthropyservice@gmail.com

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