International Council 

Seven officers serve on International Council, which is the executive body of Gamma Phi Beta. They are charged with managing the affairs and property of the international Sorority, including but not limited to:

  • Overseeing the Sorority‚Äôs vision and strategic plan
  • Adopting official rules, procedures and policies
  • Representing Gamma Phi Beta in the fraternity/sorority world

International President

Annabel M. Jones (Oklahoma)

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Annabel Jones (Oklahoma) is Gamma Phi Beta’s International President, currently serving in her second two-year term in the role. Annabel is also a Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Trustee, and a member of the Sorority’s Bylaws, Extension, Finance and Governance Committees. A member of Gamma Phi Beta’s Psi Chapter, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree 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. She practiced law for more than 33 years, and her practice focused 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 member of the Society of Corporate Governance Professionals.

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 for our new chapter at the University of Central Florida and served as treasurer and president of the Tulsa Alumnae Chapter. Annabel has also served on International Council as Collegiate Vice President and Financial Vice President, in addition to serving 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 Board of Advocates of University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences and chairwoman of the Junior League of Tulsa Facility Corporation Board in addition to serving on the Junior League of Tulsa Sustainer Steering Committee. Annabel is also a Reading Partners volunteer in Tulsa, helping young students become proud, confident readers excited about learning and ready for success.

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 two great nephews – with one more on the way in 2018!

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Vice President

Fraya L. Black (Michigan)

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Fraya Lynn Black is currently serving in her first term as a Vice President on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council. Fraya also serves as chairwoman of the Sorority’s Finance Committee and is a member of the Ritual and History Committee. A member of Beta Chapter at the University of Michigan, Fraya has a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational studies. Fraya currently resides in Chicago, Illinois and is a director with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

A strong and diligent businesswoman, Fraya works within PwC’s Strategic Supply Management practice where she provides leadership on project engagements focused on cost reduction and procurement operations. Her business interests include operations, organizational alignment and finance, with a strong passion for teaching and mentoring.

A 20-year Gamma Phi Beta volunteer, Fraya has been a chapter financial advisor, alumnae chapter Panhellenic delegate, served in various alumnae chapter officer roles, including chapter president, and was most recently a collegiate chapter supervisor, providing support and guidance for optimal chapter operations to Gamma Phi Beta collegiate chapters.

In her Chicago community, Fraya supports Gamma Phi Beta’s philanthropic partner, Girls on the Run as a volunteer and sponsor. She also volunteers for Ladder-up, a tax assistance program, preparing and filing individual income tax returns for low-income Chicago-area taxpayers. Fraya is an active member of synagogues in Chicago and Fort Lauderdale, participating in social action activities and facilitating adult education classes.

Fraya and her husband, Chris, have been married for seven years. Chris is a member of Delta Chi and is active on the Delta Chi alumni board. Fraya and Chris are also the proud aunt and uncle to one niece and three nephews. In her free time, Fraya loves to travel and read.

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Vice President

Stephanie G. Carriere (Arizona)

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Stephanie Gauchat Carriere is currently serving in her first term as a Vice President on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council. Stephanie also serves on the Sorority’s Finance Committee and is the International Council liaison to the Gamma Phi Beta Facilities Management Company Board of Managers. A member of Alpha Epsilon Chapter at the University of Arizona, Stephanie has a Bachelor of Science degree in special education and rehabilitation and Master of Arts in special education and rehabilitation with an emphasis in emotional and behavioral disorders.

Stephanie is a proud and busy stay-at-home mom to her legacy Samantha. She has 13 years of experience as a special education teacher and school administrator in Arizona and Nevada, with roles of special education teacher, dean of students and assistant principal.

With more than 16 years of experience as a Gamma Phi Beta volunteer, Stephanie has served as a chapter advisor, Facilitation Team member and most recently, spent five years as Gamma Phi Beta’s international team leader-regional operations. In this role, Stephanie was responsible for providing strategic direction for the Sorority’s established chapters, operational management of our collegiate chapters and management of eight regional team leaders. As the international team leader-regional operations, she was instrumental in many process and operational changes in the areas of chapter operational health and volunteer management. Stephanie is also a Life Loyal member and a member of Gamma Phi Beta’s Phoenix Alumnae Chapter. 

In her local community, Stephanie is active with Girl Scouts Arizona Cactus Pine Council, serving as Girl Scout leader, a member of the council’s Cookie Advisory Board and the cookie program manager for the Gilbert Service Unit. She is also a classroom coordinator and school volunteer.

Stephanie lives in Gilbert, Arizona with her husband Todd, daughter Samantha and dogs Tori and Kyler.

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Vice President

Angela Jordan Dimit (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

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Angela (Angie) Jordan Dimit is currently serving her second term as Vice President on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council. Angie also serves as an International Council representative on the Gamma Phi Beta Foundation Board of Trustees and is a member of the Technology Committee. She is a member of Omicron Chapter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and marketing and her Master of Education in human resources education.

Angie is the director of advancement for the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In this role, she cultivates and sustain relevant lifelong relationships with and among students, alumni and donors and creates and stewards a culture of philanthropy throughout Student Affairs at the university. She previously served as the director of advancement for the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

For more than 35 years, Angie has been a communications consultant, specializing in professional and personal development, including team building, interpersonal communication, principles of effective leadership, understanding and leading change and customized services for organizations, such as etiquette luncheons and emerging leader workshops. She is a certified consultant with Wiley Communications.  

With more than 25 years of volunteer service for Gamma Phi Beta, Angie has served in various education and programming roles at the international level, as well as at the local level as chapter advisor and affiliated house corporation board president. She has also served on various task forces and committees and has facilitated many Gamma Phi Beta programs and workshops.

Early in her career, Angie volunteered at the national level with the Exploring Program of the Boy Scouts of America for 10 years. In her local community, Angie has been an active volunteer for the past 35 years, serving in numerous leadership positions through her local parent-teacher association.

She served in leadership on the Urbana High School Executive Internship Program for 18 years, and on the Board of Directors as president of the Twin City Child Development Center in Urbana. Angie served on the University of Illinois Board of Sorority Affairs for more than 15 years, three years as chair. She was director and associate director of District XII of the Illinois Foundation of Business and Professional Women. Most recently, she served as co-chair of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in Champaign.

Angie lives in Urbana, Illinois, with her husband John. She has two sons, John, who graduated from Luther College, and Jordan, who graduated from Ball State University; and daughter-in-law, Bri Dimit, who also graduated from Ball State University.

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Vice President

Autumn L. Hansen (Idaho)

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Autumn Hansen is currently serving her fourth term as Vice President on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council. Autumn also serves as chairwoman of the Sorority’s Governance and Personnel Committee and member of the Leadership Development Committee. A member of Xi Chapter at the University of Idaho, Autumn has a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology, psychology and justice studies, as well as a Master of Social Work from Indiana University.

Autumn is a licensed clinical social worker and currently works 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 and a Gamma Phi Beta Foundation volunteer and Trustee.

Autumn served the Indiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers as the MSW 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 serving as a play group coordinator.

Autumn lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband, Nathan Hand, and toddler daughters, twins Hazel and Mary Jo.

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Vice President

Tanya N. Jordan (Purdue)

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Tanya Jordan is currently serving her second term as a Vice President on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council. Tanya is the 2018-20 International Council Vice Chairwoman and serves on the Sorority’s Governance and Personnel Committee. A member of Delta Iota Chapter at Purdue University, Tanya has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a Master of Arts in public administration from Wayne State University.

Tanya is currently a voice over actor, providing her voice to television and radio commercials, website videos, e-learning videos, corporate voicemail systems and public service announcements. Tanya is also a skilled fundraiser, with more than 10 years experiences in nonprofit fundraising for The Music Center of LA, Harvey Mudd College and the Heritage Museum of Orange County.

With more than 21 years of volunteer service in Gamma Phi Beta, Tanya has served in a variety of roles supporting Gamma Phi Beta’s collegiate chapters, from chapter advisor to collegiate chapter supervisor. Tanya has also served on Gamma Phi Beta’s National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) delegation.

Tanya is a founding member and current board member of the Girls on the Run Orange County Council, supporting Gamma Phi Beta’s national philanthropic partner in her local community. She is also an active volunteer and supporter of Alzheimer’s Orange County. Tanya and her husband, Paul Ninefeldt, live in Orange County, California.

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Vice President

Melinda Sutton Noss, Ph.D. (Southern Methodist)

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Melinda (Mindy) Sutton Noss, Ph.D. is currently serving her second term as a Vice President on Gamma Phi Beta’s International Council. Mindy also serves as a member of the Sorority’s Bylaws and Extension Committees. A member of Alpha Xi Chapter at Southern Methodist University, Mindy has a Bachelor of Arts in public relations. She also received her Master of Science in Education with an emphasis in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington and her Doctor of Philosophy in educational leadership from the University of Texas at Austin.

Mindy is currently the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs and dean of students at the University of Mississippi, overseeing the Office of Fraternal Leadership and Learning, the Office of Leadership and Advocacy, the Office of Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct and the Ole Miss Student Union. Mindy has also held positions in student affairs at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of, and volunteer for, several professional organizations, including the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors (AFA), the Association for Student Conduct Administration (ASCA) and the National Association for Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).

An 18-year volunteer for Gamma Phi Beta, Mindy has served as a chapter advisor, Facilitation Team member, affiliated house corporation board member, director of the New Chapter Team and chairwoman of the Discipline Committee. She also served as a collegiate leadership consultant and Gamma Phi Beta Foundation volunteer.

In her local community of Oxford, Mississippi, Mindy serves on the Board of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Lafayette County and is an active member of the Oxford-University United Methodist Church with her husband, Tim Noss.

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