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The 2023-2024 Panhellenic Executive Board

Robin Schlesinger


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.

Alyssa Orlando

Vice President of Accountability

The Vice President of Accountability serves as the parliamentarian for all formal Judicial Hearings, including, but not limited to submitting a notice of hearing, notice of sanctions, and facts memoranda. She does this with the help of the PHA Judicial Board, which is made up of representatives from each chapter. 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. She also is in charge of planning and executing a week of programming for National Hazing Prevention Week, which takes place in the Fall semester. Finally, she is responsible for conducting New Member Educator training, as well as, meeting individually with chapter's standards chairs to monitor their internal programming.

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.

Sofia Sirianni

Vice President of Administrative Affairs

The Vice President of Administrative Affairs is responsible for the funds of the Panhellenic Association. She creates and maintains the annual budget. The position also involves paying bills, handling invoices, depositing checks at the bank, and approving and giving out grants. She records and distributes the minutes of each Panhellenic Association meeting. She also keeps an up-to-date roll of the members of the Panhellenic Association, as well as, copies of all contracts and correspondence. She acts as the administrator of all electronic groups for chapter presidents, delegates, chapter advisors, and the Executive Board.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ishika Patel

Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.


Vice President of Philanthropy, Community Service, and Sustainability

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