The executive board of Alpha Omega Alpha is made up of members committed to making AOA a fun alumnae chapter focused on Alpha Chi Omega sisterhood. Each position is a volunteer role, elected to two-year terms. If you have any questions or need information, please feel free to Contact Us and someone will respond as soon as possible.
Amanda Whiffing PRESIDENT Vanderbilt University - Zeta Omicron Email Amanda
Contact Her About Pretty much anything but particularly membership, dues, leadership positions, event ideas, and any feedback you would like to provide to our chapter.
Education B.A. in Neuroscience and Spanish from Vanderbilt University; J.D. and M.B.A. from Indiana University
Professional Experience For the past seven years, I have worked in healthcare consulting, supporting the Henry Ford Health System as the Region Director for the Premier Healthcare Alliance. Our mission is to improve the health of communities, by both decreasing costs and improving quality of our healthcare systems, something in which I believe deeply.
Not on Her Resume Traveling is my favorite hobby and I have been lucky enough to visit 30 countries and all 50 states. And, yes, Hawaii is my favorite state to visit but Iceland is my current favorite country!
Describe yourself in three words Curious, cheeky, loyal
Nicole Gabridge VICE PRESIDENT Northwood University - Zeta Rho Email Nicole
Contact Her About All things Alpha Omega Alpha or life as an alumna! I will answer what I can or will help direct you to the right person. Education Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Marketing; Master's degree in Business Management
Professional Experience I am a project manager and have worked in various industries over the last few years. I currently work for a learning solutions company in Troy, working closely with automotive clients and team members around the country.
Not on Her Resume I took piano lessons for 13 years while growing up!
Favorite Song Next To Be With You by Mr. Big
Adrienne Frain COMMUNICATIONS University of Tennessee - Delta Pi Email Adrienne
Contact Her About Getting the word out to our members about community partnerships, volunteer opportunities, social events, or any other items of interest to our chapter!
Education Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Marketing and International Business
Professional Experience For the past eleven years I have served as the Director of Sales and Marketing for Return Solutions. We are a pharmaceutical logistics firm that primarily serves independent retail pharmacies, helping dispose of expired medications from pharmacy inventory as well as providing a safe solution to collect and dispose of unused medications in communities.
Not on Her Resume I lived in Germany for three years while my husband completed an international assignment with his company and took the opportunity to travel throughout Europe - my favorite country is Greece!
Hobbies Remodeling my house, gardening, reading, woodworking
Laura Horvath TREASURER Albion College - Beta Email Laura
Kim Cherwalk SECRETARY University of Michigan - Theta Email Kim
Education Bachelor's degree in Psychology; Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin
Professional Experience I am a school social worker and serve on the board of the Michigan Association of School Social Workers in Oakland County.
Not on Her Resume I have been a member of the AOA alumnae chapter since 1999. My husband, Jim, and I have a daughter, Ashlyn.
Hobbies Spending time with family, cooking, listening to music, traveling, visiting with friends
Alexandra (Alex) Dering MEMBERSHIP PROGRAMMING Florida State University - Beta Eta Email Alex
Contact Her About Becoming a member of this Alumnae Chapter! I maintain our membership database, lead outreach to attract new members, recognize current members on achievements, encourage active participation, and reward loyal members who have milestone anniversaries with Alpha Chi Omega.
Education Bachelor of Science from Florida State University, Major in Management Information Systems
Professional Experience I am currently in a 3 Year Rotational Program within Technology at Ford Motor Company. My first year was spent in Manufacturing as a Site Process Manager, my second (and current) year has me working in Ford Credit as a Software Engineer, and I will soon find out where I will be spending my final year of the program this fall!
Favorite Quote “Clothes aren’t going to change the world, the women who wear them will.” – Anne Klein
Describe Yourself in Three Words Determined, passionate, competitive
Hobbies Flower pressing, sailing, making lists
Laura Elwood COLLUMNAE RELATIONS Loyola University - Iota Rho Email Laura
Contact Her About Collegiate chapter to Alpha Omega Alpha alumni chapter transition
Education BS in Biology with an Ecology emphasis and an MEd in Secondary Education
Professional Experience I am a high school science teacher and also own two businesses. I educate on health and wellness through Young Living Essential Oils and teach others how to make chunky knit blankets in 2 hours.
Favorite Book Series Harry Potter but I love to read professional development books as well
Renee Suchara PANHELLENIC REPRESENTATIVE Michigan State University - Beta Epsilon Email Renee
Education Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business and Marketing
Not on Her Resume I have been a member of the AOA alumnae chapter for over 30 years!
Hobbies Spending time with family, traveling, walking my dog, Lucy
Heather Hall PAST PRESIDENT Central Michigan University - Delta Zeta
Education Bachelor's degree in Journalism; M.A. in Communications from Wayne State University.
Professional Experience I fulfill my love of writing by managing the corporate communications department at a 2,200+ member physician organization.
Not on Her Resume Heather is an active cancer advocate, serving as a LIVESTRONG Leader volunteer and ACT Lead for the American Cancer Society Cancer Advocate Network.
Hobbies Traveling, hiking, biking, reading, and anything that makes me laugh and enjoy life