October 2020 NDWC National Board News
On September 30, ND Women Connect kicked off their “A Conversation with..." virtual series speaking with ND Women's Basketball Coach Niele Ivey. In a lively Zoom interview, over 60 alumni, students and friends had a chance to hear first-hand about Coach Ivey’s experience as a student-athlete for the Irish, her close relationship with Muffet McGraw, and her excitement to be back on campus leading the Women’s Basketball team. Anne Stricherz ‘96, NDWC Pacific Northwest Regional Director and Service and Spirituality Chair, worked with the Alumni Association and Coach Ivey’s staff to bring this idea to fruition. NDWC Board members Donna Leary Smith ‘81, Lauren Mack ‘98 and Sheila Delaney ‘99 asked Coach questions submitted by attendees. Click here to view “A Conversation with Niele Ivey ‘00” and keep your eye out for exciting news about the next installment in the series, coming soon!
ND Women Connect National Board membership complete
We are excited to announce that we have a full ND Women Connect National Board with the recent election of Southwest Regional Director Teresa Godinez ‘92. A Pre-Professional (Psychology) major and a member of the women’s soccer team at Notre Dame, Teresa graduated from the University of Texas medical school. After living and working around the world due to her husband's military career, she and her family are settled in her home state of Texas where she currently practices as a physician in San Antonio.. For the past five years, Teresa has served as the ND Women Connect Coordinator for the ND Club of San Antonio and is excited to continue the work of bringing alumnae together in her Regional Director role.
Feel free to reach out to any of our board members at the below contact information if you’d like more information about getting involved with ND Women Connect, on the local or national level!
Maura Boston '17 - Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic firstname.lastname@example.org
Trudi Cassidy '79 - Regional Director, West | Reunion & Events email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Theresa Davey '06 - Regional Director, East | Reunion & Events email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Karen Dehais '85 - Board Chairperson email@example.com
Sheila Delaney '99 - Regional Director, Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellen Ellick '12 - Marketing & Communications, Social Media email@example.com
Regina Gesicki '08 - Marketing & Communications, Newsletter firstname.lastname@example.org
Teresa Godinez '92 - Regional Director, Southwest email@example.com
Caitlin Kennelly ’06 - Regional Director, Ohio Valley firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Whitten '07 - Regional Director, South email@example.com
Lauren Mack '98 - Regional Director, Northeast firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Schneeman '80 - Regional Director, Central email@example.com
Donna Leary Smith '81 - Regional Director, Florida | Professional Development & Networking firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Emily de Araujo Snider '14 - Regional Direct, Midwest firstname.lastname@example.org
Anne Stricherz '96 - Regional Director, Pacific Northwest | Spirituality & Service email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Thigpen '05 MBA - Governance email@example.com
Banner photo features some of our NDWC Board members at the September kick off of our bi-annual two-day board meeting, held this year on Zoom instead of campus.