Barbie Chadwick (Vanderbilt)| email
Barbie is a member of Alpha Theta Chapter (Vanderbilt) and has a B.A. in English. She has worked in the nonprofit field for 30 years before retiring from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee in 2019.
Barbie’s career in nonprofit management began in public television as the membership coordinator for her local public television station. After producing on-air pledge drives and managing the membership program for more than seven years, Barbie moved on to work with numerous other nonprofit organizations, including serving as executive director of the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation. In this role, Barbie was able to marry her passion for building young women into the leaders of tomorrow through leadership development with her passion for fundraising.
Barbie has been actively involved in Gamma Phi Beta at both the local and international levels since her graduation. Her first introduction to International Gamma Phi Beta was at Convention 1978, held in Nashville – as a new graduate she served on the Local Committee as the properties chair.
She began her service locally on the affiliated house corporation (AHC) in 1978, serving as both president and treasurer during her tenure. She was also an advisor for Alpha Theta Chapter, president of the Nashville Alumnae Chapter and Panhellenic representative to the Nashville Area Alumnae Panhellenic Council.
On the international level, Barbie served as a province collegiate director, new chapter director, director of collegiate chapter development, Collegiate Vice President and as the International Council (IC) representative on the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Board of Trustees. After her service on IC, Barbie was on the International Awards Committee and the Nominating Committee. Most recently, Barbie served three years on the Facility Management Company Board of Managers, the last two years as Chairwoman.
Barbie lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and spends much of her retired time gardening, reading, playing bridge and mah jongg and planning her next overseas trip.
Vice Chair and Finance Committee Chair
Heather Swindells (Clemson)| email
Heather Swindells joined Epsilon Theta Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta in 1996. She served as philanthropy chairwoman, recruitment assistant chairwoman and was a member of the Standards Committee. Heather received her Bachelor of Science in financial management in 2000 and her Master of Business Administration with a finance concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, where she was named a McColl Fellow, in 2008.
After college, Heather volunteered as president of Charlotte Alumnae Chapter and later volunteered on several regional teams, including serving as regional director for 13 collegiate chapters.
Professionally, Heather has worked at Bank of America for almost 20 years in a variety of risk and control roles across consumer banking, wealth management, capital markets and finance. She is currently the risk executive for the consumer products and lending businesses, where she is responsible for overseeing applicable policies and standards and implementation of monitoring and testing of business controls and processes across the consumer product life cycle. Heather also serves as a board advisor and student mentor for the Clemson University College of Business and is on the board of Theatre Charlotte.
She resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Ryan, daughter, Payton, son, Carter and mini goldendoodle, Nora. Heather loves travel, reading, sports (especially her Clemson Tigers) and cheering for her kids in their activities.
Governance Committee Chair
Annabel Jones (Oklahoma)| email
Annabel Jones (Oklahoma) is Gamma Phi Beta’s immediate past International President. She is currently serving in her first term as a Foundation Trustee, having served as an International Council (IC) representative to the Board of Trustees from 2016-2020. A member of Gamma Phi Beta’s Psi Chapter, she received her Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Oklahoma and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Annabel is a retired corporate attorney living in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is currently developing a corporate governance consulting practice. She practiced law for more than 33 years, focusing on corporate governance and transactions, finance, mergers and acquisitions, securities, risk management and human resources. Annabel is a National Association of Corporate Directors fellow and a BoardSource registered consultant.
In her more than 30 years of volunteer service for Gamma Phi Beta, Annabel has served in a variety of roles, including regional team leader, collegiate chapter supervisor, chapter, recruitment and public relations advisor, affiliated house corporation board member and treasurer and president of the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter. In addition to serving as Gamma Phi Beta’s International President from 2016 to 2020, Annabel held positions on IC as Collegiate Vice President and Financial Vice President. She also served as the first Chairwoman of the Facilities Management Company Board of Managers.
Outside of Gamma Phi Beta, Annabel enjoys giving back to her community. She is a member of the University of Oklahoma Foundation Board of Trustees and serves as Chair of the Donor Relations Committee and on the Executive Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Directors for Tulsa’s Collegiate Hall Charter School, serving as Governance Chair.
An avid Oklahoma Sooners fan, Annabel enjoys traveling, reading and spending quality time with her two Gamma Phi Beta biological sisters, one brother, eight nieces and nephews and five great nephews!
Stewardship Committee Chair
Fraya Lynn Hirschberg (Michigan)| email
A member of Beta Chapter, Fraya Lynn Hirschberg has more than 20 years of Gamma Phi Beta volunteer experience. Fraya has served as an International Council Vice President, on the Foundation Stewardship Committee, as the Sorority Finance Committee Chairwoman and in various regional, collegiate and alumnae roles.
Fraya current resides in Chicago, Illinois, and is a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Fraya provides leadership on project engagements focused on cost reduction and business operations transformation, with a strong passion for teaching and mentoring. In the Chicago community, Fraya supports Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic partner, Girls on the Run, as a volunteer and committee member. She is an active member of her synagogue, participating in social action activities, temple sisterhood and adult education classes.
Fraya is a proud aunt to one niece and three nephews. In her free time, she loves to travel, craft and read.
Grants Committee Chair
Dawn A. Randolph (Penn State)| email
An Army brat and first-generation college student, Dawn A. Randolph is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in foreign service and international politics and minored in German and military affairs. She initiated into Alpha Upsilon Chapter and served as her chapter’s panhellenic affairs vice president and membership vice president. After college, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, and served on the congressional staff of U.S. Senator Sam Nunn before going on to earn a Master of Public Administration, with a concentration in management and budget, from Georgia State University.
Dawn is the chief executive and principal consultant of DIR Consulting Group LLC, a public policy consulting firm she founded in 2002 that specializes in providing research, analysis, strategy, facilitation and coaching for government and nonprofit clients. She has been a change agent in public policy through lobbying and advocacy work to steer governments to embrace consumer centered planning, promote integrated decision-making and fund new initiatives. The firm has contracted 42 clients and advocated/procured nearly $360 million in new resources and managed nearly $18 million in grant and donor funds.
Dawn is also an adjunct professor at Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. She designs and leads courses for undergraduate and graduate students in leadership, organizational behavior, data analysis, data visualization and digital citizenship. Dawn serves on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the School as well.
For most of her career, Dawn has been working with providers across multiple areas (substance use disorders, mental health, physical health, rehabilitation, and social services) to enhance their service delivery, identify accreditation objectives, expand their customer reach, and acquire new funding. She also served as the contract executive director for the Georgia Planned Giving Council for eight years, taking them out of the Great Recession to grow their reserves to a full year’s operating budget and identify new sponsors and reduce overhead. Building on this experience, she continues to mentor emerging nonprofit and public sector leaders.
Dawn is serving her first term as a Foundation Trustee. She has volunteered for the Sorority for more than 30 years, including service as president of Delta Upsilon House Corporation Board and a member of the International Nominating Committee. More recently, she served as a collegiate chapter supervisor. In addition to Gamma Phi Beta, Dawn currently serves on the Henry County Planning and Zoning Board as a voting member and vice chair. She has previously held roles as director of public policy at the Bobby Dodd Institute; local government consultant at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs; and field director for the American Heart Association.
She lives in Stockbridge, Georgia, with her husband, Chris, and their three cats: Bentley, Ferrari, and Lamborghini.
Scholarship Committee Chair
Melanie Martin Roussos (Georgia)| email
Melanie Martin Roussos graduated with a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from University of Georgia and was initiated at Delta Upsilon Chapter. While in the chapter, she held various positions on the executive councils of both the chapter and college Panhellenic.
Her professional experience includes recruiting and human resources roles within the high-tech industry. Most recently she worked in benefit advocacy and account management for an employee benefits insurance broker. Today, she is honored to be a full-time stay-at-home mother to Grace and Pete.
Since graduating from college, Melanie has served Gamma Phi Beta in several different volunteer positions. She started by visiting campuses throughout the United States and Canada as a collegiate leadership consultant. After her year of travel, she relocated to Seattle, Washington. There she was a charter member of the Puget Sound Alumnae Chapter. She also supported Gamma Epsilon Chapter (Puget Sound) and Lambda Chapter (University of Washington) in different advisory roles and other chapters in the Northwest as province collegiate director.
In addition to Gamma Phi Beta, she is an active board member at the University of Washington Autism Center, where she focuses on parent support and early intervention. She also regularly volunteers at St. Joseph School.
Harriett Cogan (Indiana State)| email
Harriett Bedwell Cogan has been elected to serve for a three-year term (August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2021) as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation.
Harriett recently retired after a 31-year career at State Farm Insurance Companies. She held various leadership positions in multiple locations with the organization.
Born and raised in Indiana, Harriett earned her bachelor of science degree from Indiana State University and was initiated into Gamma Phi Beta at the Beta Pi Chapter. She has been an active volunteer for the organization for more than 40 years. She served as chapter advisor for Beta Pi Chapter (Indiana State) and Delta Pi Chapter (Illinois State), as well as a member of the affiliated house corporations for Delta Pi Chapter (Illinois State) and Delta Iota Chapter (Purdue). She is a past president of the Terre Haute Alumnae Chapter and a current member of the Denver Alumnae Chapter. She has served as a Gamma Phi Beta volunteer as philanthropy chairwoman and regional team leader for Region 5.
In addition to her volunteer work with Gamma Phi Beta, Harriett is co-owner of Special Occasions Event Planning, a full-service event planning business. She creates event designs, full-scale wedding planning and a manages the day-of schedule for events. She has created unique events, intrinsically reflective of the client. Special Occasions also designs corporate events as well as weddings and private social events.
Harriett has also been a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) and served on the Board of Directors for PATH, a social service crisis center in Bloomington, Illinois. She currently serves as a volunteer docent for the Highlands Ranch Mansion.
With her husband Mike, Harriett lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and is enjoying retirement. They have two grown daughters and are the proud grandparents to Ceinwen, Emma and Cogan.
Susan Grant Schneider (Colorado State)| email
Susan graduated from Colorado State University with her bachelor’s degree in speech communication and minor English and was a member of Tau Chapter. She also earned a master’s in organizational and professional communication from the University of Denver.
In her undergraduate years she held various positions at Tau Chapter including ritual chairwoman and vice president. After college, her first job was as a collegiate leadership consultant and then director of Communications including editor of The Crescent at International Headquarters. These roles fueled her passion for Gamma Phi Beta. Since then, she has held several volunteer roles during the past 25 years including serving as the Nominating Committee Chairwoman, Foundation PR Committee, Alumnae Vice President and International Convention Chairwoman.
Professionally, Susan has spent the last 20 years in life sciences both in post marketed product development and clinical development in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry leading successful operational, account and sales teams. She currently is vice president, Business Development for Parexel, a global CRO managing the Western Region responsible for more than $300M in revenue. She manages a team that is directly responsible for supporting multiple therapeutic treatments to patients including dozens of COVID-19 programs.
In addition to Gamma Phi Beta and her busy professional life, she is president of the Men’s Soccer Booster program at the local 5A high school, loves her Peloton and enjoys being with her family that includes her husband Morey and their three teen sons. Susan resides in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
Denise Vollert-Parrotto (California State-Fullerton)| email
Denise Vollert-Parrotto joined Gamma Phi Beta at Delta Delta Chapter at California State University, Fullerton. She received her bachelor of arts degree in business administration, marketing and later earned a master in business administration in finance and international business from Rutgers University.
Denise has served Gamma Phi Beta for over 25 years in various volunteer roles including the Foundation Finance Committee, Sorority Finance Department, regional team, local alumnae house corporations, collegiate and alumnae chapters as well as her alumnae panhellenic association.
Professionally, Denise has worked in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries for over 25 years in various finance roles. She is currently head, business planning and analysis for Innovative Medicines IT and IT US for Novartis, a leading global medicines company.
In addition to serving as a Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Trustee, Denise is active in Princeton Alumnae Chapter and Central New Jersey Alumnae Panhellenic Association, serves as the Community Service Chair for Boy Scout Troop 186 as and is a coach in the boys basketball CYO program.
Denise and her family reside in New Jersey.
Paula Rozicki-Roberts (Oklahoma)| email
Paula is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Arts in Organizational Communication. She was initiated into Psi Chapter at OU and served a variety of leadership roles while at school including Pledge Class President and Pledge Trainer. More recently, Paula has served on the Executive Board for ‘The Next Century of Psi’, a multi-million-dollar fundraising campaign supporting important improvements to the chapter house to ensure Gamma Phi Beta’s continued competitiveness at OU.
Paula is an award-winning marketing and fundraising professional with three decades of senior executive experience. Her not-for-profit career spans health care, international development, social services, and amateur athletics, including some of the largest charities in Canada. She honed her strategic abilities and deep understanding of how to motivate audiences early in her career, working first at Xerox and then at world class advertising agencies on brands like FedEx, Mercedes-Benz, adidas and Apple.
As Vice President, Strategic Communications, Paula led Toronto based SickKids Foundation's first large scale integrated marketing campaign – "Believe", supporting double digit fundraising growth and annual funds raised of 100M+. The Vision Statement she authored, “Healthier Children. A Better World” is still used today by the Foundation and its largest beneficiary, the Hospital for Sick Children, currently ranked #1 pediatric hospital in the world by Newsweek magazine.
Her commitment to advancing girls and women blossomed at Plan International Canada where as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Development she led multiple global brand initiatives including the introduction of the celebrated "Because I am a Girl" campaign focused on transforming the lives of millions of girls through education at home and abroad. Paula oversaw teams that raised 45M+ and in partnership with the Canadian government, successfully advocated the United Nations to declare October 11th the International Day of the Girl.
In 2015 Paula founded HALO Brand Leadership, a consultancy specializing in the development of compelling brand strategies and fundraising campaigns for not-for-profit organizations. She has led HALO ’s efforts for almost two dozen clients on a variety of initiatives - from stakeholder research, through to campaign and creative development, to execution of large-scale fundraising programs. Clients include the Canadian Cancer Society, Make-A-Wish Canada, UNICEF Canada and the Canadian Partnership for Women and Children's Health.
Paula was the first female Valedictorian of the University of Toronto's coveted Rotman School of Management’s Directors Education program and has served on the Boards of MEGA Brands (MB:TSX) and HomeEquity Bank (privately held). As the past Vice Chair of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute Council at the University of Indiana's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Paula helped advance WPI's mission to better understand how gender shapes giving behavior. She currently sits on the Board of Alpha Canada chairing its Governance and Nominating Committee and is also a mentor for Queen’s University's Social Impact Association at the Smith School of Business in Kingston, Ontario.
Paula, is a Canadian citizen who has lived all across the country and currently resides just outside Toronto, Ontario with her husband Bill and their beloved dogs. She is stepmom to four adult children and seven grandchildren.
Kathleen “Katie” Colitz (Florida)| email
Kathleen “Katie” Colitz initiated at Eta Xi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta at the University of Florida in fall 2016. During her collegiate years, Katie served her chapter as assistant financial vice president, financial vice president and chapter president. She is a member of the fall 2019 Florida Blue Key tapping class, and she graduated from the University of Florida in 2020 with her bachelor’s degree in business administration management.
Katie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 2021, where she earned her master’s degree in nonprofit administration. While in graduate school, she also worked in the Office of Residential Life as an assistant rector and later as a rector for Pangborn Hall. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, Katie moved to Norman, Oklahoma, to attend the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She is currently a third-year law student interested in health law and sports law. Katie is also the University of Oklahoma College of Law’s Health Law Student Association President and works for the University of Oklahoma women’s basketball program.
Katie began volunteering for Gamma Phi Beta after graduating from the University of Florida, and she has served in a variety of roles since then, including risk and policy specialist, member milestones specialist, Psi Chapter activities advisor, Psi Chapter administrative advisor and collegiate chapter supervisor for South 2. Katie is also a member of the Foundation Stewardship Committee and the 150th Celebration Fundraising Subcommittee.
Katie lives in Norman, Oklahoma. In her free time, she loves to visit art museums, read and cheer on the women’s basketball team at the University of Oklahoma. She is also an accomplished marathoner and triathlete. She especially loves participating in running events with her Gamma Phi Beta sisters!
Jessica Budzianowski (College of Idaho)| email
Jessica attended The College of Idaho and was a founding member of Zeta Xi Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She earned her bachelor’s degree in politics and economics. After college, Jessica traveled as a collegiate leadership consultant for Gamma Phi Beta. She has continued to serve as a volunteer officer for the past 20 years, serving in roles like recruitment specialist, new member education coordinator, collegiate chapter supervisor, regional team leader and Leadership Development Committee member. Most recently, she is a national facilitator for educational events such as Executive Leadership Board Retreats, the Belonging, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Summit and The Clara Project. Jessica was also a member of the 2019 40 Under 40 class.
Jessica deeply believes in the power of celebrating and valuing the unique talents and experiences of every team member of an organization. With that sense of passion, she serves as a talent program manager for St. Luke’s Health System. Jessica is responsible for creating, developing and implementing the new employee orientation program for the entire health system and facilitates training weekly. In addition to creating a supportive environment, her goal is to enhance a culture of belonging, learning and celebration. As well as onboarding new employees, Jessica leads and supports the recognition efforts for all St. Luke’s employees. She is a member of the system-wide Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Advisory Committee.
Prior to working at St. Luke’s, Jessica had more than 18 years of experience in higher education advancement and working for national nonprofits like, the American Heart Association-Idaho, Make-A-Wish Idaho and Girl Scouts of Silver Sage (Idaho). During her time with these local chapters, she was responsible for all philanthropy, cultivation and stewardship of high-level relationships, strategy, community outreach and volunteer engagement, event management brand writing for these incredible organizations. In 2012, she was recognized as an Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40 awardee and received the American Heart Association National Cass Wheeler Team Integration Award.
Jessica also currently serves as a member of the Anser Public Charter School Board of Directors and volunteers for Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers in Boise, Idaho. She lives in Boise with her husband, Tyler, and 7-year-old, Ben. Jessica and her boys love exploring their beautiful state by way of camping, snowshoeing, skiing, rafting, and biking.
Autumn Hansen (Idaho)| email
Autumn Hansen is currently serving her first term as International President of Gamma Phi Beta. Autumn also serves as the International Council (IC)-appointed Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Trustee and is a member of the Audit Committee, the Bylaws Committee and the Governance and Personnel Committee. Autumn has served on IC since 2012 as Education Vice President (2012-16), Alumnae Vice President (2016-18) and Vice President (2018-20). She recently chaired the Sorority’s Governance and Personnel Committee and was also a member of the Leadership Development Committee. A member of Xi Chapter at the University of Idaho, Autumn has Bachelor of Science degrees in sociology, psychology and justice studies as well as a master’s degree in social work from Indiana University.
Autumn is a licensed clinical social worker and currently works as a counselor in the IU Health Employee Assistance Program. Most recently, Autumn was a social worker in the emergency department at IU Health Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana’s only pediatric trauma center. Prior to her career in social work, Autumn was the Greek Life coordinator and program administrator at DePauw University. Autumn also served as a collegiate leadership consultant for Gamma Phi Beta.
With more than 11 years of volunteer experience for Gamma Phi Beta, Autumn has served as a collegiate chapter supervisor for new Gamma Phi Beta chapters, a regional team leader, a task force and committee member and a Gamma Phi Beta Foundation volunteer and Trustee.
Autumn served the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers as the Master of Social Work representative on the board of directors. She has served for three years as a children’s Sunday school teacher at Salem United Methodist Church and is currently a member of the Northwest Twins and Multiples group.
Autumn lives in Whitestown, Indiana, with her spouse, Nathan Hand, and toddler daughters, twins Mary Jo and Hazel.
Megan Smiley Wick (Washington State), Gamma Phi Beta Chief Executive Officer| email
Passionate about Gamma Phi Beta since her days as a member of Beta Sigma Chapter (Washington State), Megan Smiley Wick has 22 years of experience as both a volunteer and staff member of Gamma Phi Beta. Megan currently serves as chief executive officer of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Foundation and Facilities Management Company and previously as director of Education and managing director of Risk and Policy.
Her Gamma Phi Beta volunteer experience began in positions such as international team leader- regional operations, regional team leader, sorority director-leadership and sorority director-human resources. Before joining Gamma Phi Beta, Megan was the multi-center director of Kaplan Test Prep for Austin and San Antonio, Texas, and director of Student Programs for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Megan holds a B.S. from Washington State and a master’s degree in education policy, research and administration from the University of Massachusetts. Originally from Beaverton, Oregon, Megan and her husband Doug live in Greenwood Village, Colorado, with their three children Noelle, Colin and Stella, two cats and one goldfish. Go Cougs!
Rev. Dr. Lillian Lammers (Denver)| email
Rev. Dr. Lillian Hallstrand Lammers is a native of the Chicagoland area, and she currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee. She was initiated into Gamma Phi Beta at Theta Chapter at the University of Denver, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Lillian earned her master’s degree in higher education administration at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and served as a student affairs professional on college campuses in Ohio and New York before returning to graduate school to earn her Master of Divinity at Vanderbilt University and her Doctor of Ministry at Andover Newton Theological School. She previously served as a hospital chaplain and the bereavement coordinator at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the director of stewardship and vocational planning at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
After college, Lillian traveled as a collegiate leadership consultant for Gamma Phi Beta, an experience she describes as one of the most formative in her young adult life. She has served as a chapter advisor, new chapter director, a member of the Presentation Team, chair of the Alumni Awards Committee and served as the sorority coordinator-new chapter when Gamma Phi Beta reopened Phi Chapter at Washington University in St. Louis. She was a member of the pilot cohort for The Clara Project in 2019.
Lillian was ordained as a minister in the United Church of Christ in 2010 and currently serves as an associate pastor at First Congregational Church of Memphis. She also teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt and Memphis Theological Seminary. She resides in Memphis with her spouse, Philip, and their three young daughters, Ingrid, Miriam and Rosemary. On days off, Lillian and her family love to go looking for animal babies at the Memphis Zoo!
For a complete list of the Foundation Board of Trustees committees and members, visit the Board Committees page.