National Board of Directors

The Kent State Alumni Association's National Board of Directors is a 21-member volunteer board, which meets quarterly. To contact members of the board, e-mail with your inquiry.

If you are interested in serving on the board, submit a nomination form.

Barbara J. Smith, '84Barbara J. Smith, '84, Past President
Executive Vice President, Chief Banking and Strategy Officer
Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod 
Solon, Ohio


Andrea Gauding, '87Andrea Gauding, '87, President
Vice President and CFO, Insurance Board
Independence, Ohio


Alexander Evans, ’14, M.B.A. ’15, M.GISc ’19Alexander Evans, ’14, M.B.A. ’15, M.GISc ’19, President-elect
Epidemiologist, Franklin County Public Health
Westerville, Ohio


Desiree Powell, '85Desiree Powell, '85, Secretary
EnCore Flexible Content Expert for Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Beachwood, Ohio


Geoff Kroeger, '05Geoff Kroeger, '05, MSA '05, Treasurer
Vice President, Finance & Administration, Stride Tool, LLC
Hudson, Ohio


Lisa Aurilio, '87, M.S.N. '99, M.B.A. '11Lisa Aurilio, '87, M.S.N. '99, M.B.A. '11
COO, Akron Children’s Hospital
Hudson, Ohio


Nicholas Belluardo, '15

Nicholas Belluardo, '15
Planning Manager, Cleveland Airport System
Peninsula, Ohio


Dennis Check, ‘85Dennis Check, '85
Owner/President of Hasenstab Architects, Inc.
Wadsworth, Ohio


Richard J. Frenchie headshotRichard J. Frenchie, M.B.A., LFACHE, Foundation Representative
President, The Frenchie Group
Chagrin Falls, Ohio


Russell Galeti, Jr., '05Russell Galeti, Jr., '05
Strategic Planner, U.S. Department of State
Washington, DC


Jeff Guritza, ’94

Jeff Guritza, ’94
Vice President, Marketing, SOPREMA USA
Brecksville, Ohio


Tammy James, '89, M.E.D. '91, Ph.D. '94Tammy James, '89, M.Ed. '91, Ph.D. '94
Associate Professor, West Chester University
West Chester, Pennsylvania


Eli Kalil, ’19, MPA ’20

Eli Kalil III, ’19, MPA ’20
Health System Specialist, Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Ashtabula, Ohio


Eileen Kiley, ’95Eileen Kiley, ’95
Director of Communications, Materials Research Society
Wexford, Pennsylvania


Arica Kress, '03Arica Kress, '03
Head of Strategic Partnerships, Esports Engine
Columbus, Ohio


Stephanie Meadows, ’97, M.Ed. ’01Stephanie Meadows, ’97, M.Ed. ’01
Teacher, Arlington Public Schools
Falls Church, Virginia


Laurie Ann Moennich, ’12Laurie Ann Moennich, ’12
Research Project Manager, Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio


Kris Palcho, '90, M.P.A. '16Kris Palcho, '90, M.P.A. '16
Leadership Coach and Consultant for Federal Aviation Administration
Kent, Ohio


Eric Smer, '07Eric Smer, '07
Development Executive, CDP
Canton, Ohio


Annalisa Stubbs Williams, ’77Annalisa Stubbs Williams, ’77
Judge, Akron Municipal Court
Akron, Ohio


Ann Mariko Walter, 1996, M.Ed. 2019Ann Mariko Walter, ’96, M.Ed. ’19, Faculty Representative
Associate Lecturer and Director, Kent State New York City Fashion
Asbury Park, New Jersey


Stephan Woods, ’04, Ph.D. '11Stephan Woods, ’04, Ph.D. '11
Senior Manager, Product Management, Vibrational Spectroscopy for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Jacksonville, Florida


Jason Zygadlo, '02Jason Zygadlo, '02
Account Executive, Merit Medical (Oncology Division)
Brunswick, Ohio