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Current Alumni Board Members


Jonathan Mathis, PhD, Kogod/BSBA '04,is serving a two-year term as president of the Alumni Board. Jonathan is an executive leader in education.

Melanie Brown, CAS/BA ’02, senior program officer in US policy and advocacy for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is serving her first two-year term as vice president of operations.

Adam Katz, WCL/JD '86, tax partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, is serving his first two-year term as vice president of external relations for the Alumni Board.

LaTanya Sothern, SOC/BA '92, is secretary of the Alumni Board and chair of its Nominations and Governance Committee. LaTanya is a principal with Prince George’s County Public Schools and owner/CEO of Sothern Education Solutions.

Robert Johnson, SPA/BS '81, is immediate past president of the Alumni Board.


Members at Large

Elliot Bell-Krasner, SPA/MPP ’12
Program Director for Northeast and Southeast, The Junior State of America Foundation

Peter Brusoe, SPA/PhD ’12
Campaign Finance and Lobbying Data Analyst, Bloomberg LP

Miguel Bustos, SIS/MA '95
Senior Director, Center for Social Justice, GLIDE

Patty Caballero, SOC/BA ’91, Kogod/MBA ’00
Founder/CEO, PSC Consulting, LLC

Nakeesha Ceran, SPA/BA ’10, SPA/MA ’12
Associate Director, OneCard and Dining Services, American University
Eugene Costa, Kogod/BSBA '77
Senior Vice President and Group Lead for Europe and Asia, ICF

Sean Graham, Kogod/MBA ’11
Head Coach, Track and Cross Country, American University

Ritanch Hans, SIS/BA '13, Kogod/MS '15
Communications Analyst, Dignari
Derrick Hensley, Kogod/MS ’13
Internal Reporting and Corporate Accounting Director, Freddie Mac

Irene Magafan, SOC/BA '02, SOC/MFA '12
Video Archive Production Specialist and Editor, World Wildlife Fund

Don Mike Mendoza, SOC/BA '10, SOC/MA '17
Executive Artistic Director, La Ti Do Productions

John Nadolenco, WCL/JD ’95
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Bill Ruvo, Kogod/BS ’82
Federal Sales Manager-Security, Juniper Networks

Trial Attorney, United States Department of Justice, Civil Division

Rachel Tabakman, SPA/BA '03
Board Affairs Manager, Girl Scouts of the USA


Bradley White, SPA/BA ’99, WCL/JD ’07
Freedom of Information Act Officer, DHS Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Michael Worley, SPA/BA ’12

Founder/CEO, MDW Communications

Brett Zongker, SOC/BA ’03; SOC/MA ’04

Chief of Media Relations, Library of Congress