Board of Directors

A Board of Directors, consisting of 3 officers, 24 directors, members at-large and the immediate past president, manages the UDAA. Three men and three women are selected annually to serve four-year terms.

New members begin their term on July 1 each year. The deadline for nominations is in January each year.

The Association is a separate entity from the University of Delaware and is completely self-funded. As a result, the Association relies on support from alumni to generate the income provided through their affinity partnerships. The income from these partnerships is used to fund all of its alumni programs, student scholarships, and awards programs.

The Office of Alumni Relations serves as the daily working arm of the association, executing the strategies of the Board of Directors, as well as annual programming and outreach.

The committees of the board are: Awards, Executive, Finance, Nominating, Outreach and Partnership. Board members serve on at least one committee.



Above: Members of the UDAA gather at their September 2014 board meeting held on the Star Campus, here showing their UD spirit.

2014-2015 Alumni Association Officers:

Kenneth Jones, BE ’80 of Newark, DE – President
Anne Giacoma Barretta, AS ’83 of Cresskill, NJ - Vice President
Kerry Orendorf Halbedl, BE ’02 of Wilmington, DE – Secretary/Treasurer
Darelle Lake Riabov, AS ’73 of Landenberg, PA - Immediate Past President

2014-2015 Alumni Association Board Members:

Steve Beattie, BE '87 of Westfield, NJ
Scott Bell, EG '83 of Newark, DE
Traci Boddy, BE '01 of Wilmington, DE
Tia Truxon Bolden, AS '93 of Middletown, DE
Ken Boyle, EG '78 of Yardley, PA
Cindy Skibicki Collins, AS '75
Chip Davis Jr., BE '90 of Edgewater, MD
Megan DiMuzio Del Collo, EHD '99 of Moorestown, NJ
Julie Zimmerman Derrickson, AS '01 of Bear, DE
Denise DiSabatino-Allen, EHD '82 of Rehoboth Beach, DE
Paul Fioravanti, AS '92 of Wilmington, DE
Susan Deppert Hutton, EHD '67 of Catonsville, MD
Mike Iannucci, AS '04 of Marlton, NJ
Christine Murowany-Hidell, AS '76 of Wilmington, DE
Jen Murphy, EG '99 of Wilmington, DE
Linda Justice Myrick, EG'77 of Flourtown, PA
Maureen Cawley Ortega, AS '98 of Wilmington, DE
Chad Reynolds, BE '00 of Middletown, DE
Paige Doeberl Rubino, BE '07 of Dover, DE
Steve Shallo, AS ’07 of Eastchester, NY
Bryan Townsend, BE '03, '03M '04AS of Newark, DE
Joseph Walsh, AG ’85 of Bear, DE
Christian Wright, AS ’93 of Wilmington, DE


2014-2015 Members at large:

Jennifer Cain, BS '02 of Wilmington, DE
Italo Carrieri-Russo, BA '07 of Newark, DE
Janna Craig, AS '03, '05M of Fairfax, VA
Dave Csatari, BE '97 of Jackson, NJ
Kathy Riley Foster, AS ’88 of Wilmington, DE
Robert Harra, BE ’07 of Wilmington, DE
Alice Higgins, AS '09 of Seaford, DE
Michael Ingrassia, BE ’90 of Moorestown, NJ
Michael Janis, BS, '02 of Wilmington, DE
Harlan Landes, AS ’98 Franklin Park, NJ
Chance Malkin, EG ’10 ’11M of Newark, DE
Mark Manniso, ’84 AS of Newark, DE
Patty Cordes McCain ’04 AS ’04BE of Allentown, PA
Jason Newmark, ’99 AS of Wilmington, De
Craig Parker, ’12 AG of Lake Hiawatha, NJ
Ashley Roberts, ’08 AS of Crofton, MD
Brad Scott, ’87 AS of Newark, DE
Brad Slater, ’07 AS of Bear, DE
Lindsey Timberman, ’04 BE of Wilmington, DE
David Tusio, ’10 AS of Philadelphia, PA
Margaret Olson Vavala, ’82 AS ’01 BE of Wilmington, DE


Contact Info

UD Alumni Association, c/o Office of Alumni Relations
  • University of Delaware
  • George Evans House
  • 5 West Main Street
  • Newark
  • DE
  • 19716
  • E-mail:Send e-mail
  • Phone:(302) 831-2341
  • Fax:(302) 831-2045

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors or with any programs, committees or activities, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations.