The Nominating Committee of the Alumnae Association of Barnard College submits for your consideration the following slate of candidates to fill each of the positions that will become vacant on July 1, 2010. The committee nominates one person for each position on the Alumnae Association Board of Directors; six candidates have been nominated for three places on the nine- member nominating committee. Thanks to the three outgoing members of this committee: Amrita Master Dalal ’90, this year’s committee chair, and members Barbara Ballinger ’71 and Linda Sweet ’63. Thanks also to our outgoing Board members for leadership in the Alumnae Association: Alumnae Trustee Eileen Lee Moy ’73, Barnard Fund Committee Chair Carol H. Cohen ’59, Bylaws Chair Binta Brown ’95, Director-at-Large Vicki Curry ’90, Fellowship Committee Chair Janet Bersin Finke ’56, and Reunion Committee Chair Nieca Goldberg ’79.
A postcard ballot is included in this issue. Please mail completed ballots no later than May 1, 2010. Results will be shared at the Alumnae Association annual meeting during Reunion.
Myrna Fishman Fawcett ’70
has been actively involved with Barnard for more than 25 years. She served twice as president and/or co-president of the Barnard-in-Washington Club, three times on the Alumnae Association’s board, and most recently, as chair of the president’s Advisory Council. She specializes in elder law, and represents families of special-needs children and persons with disabilities. Among her volunteer and pro bono activities are the Washington, D.C., bar association, the district’s Bioethics Network, the D.C. Jewish Community Center, the Theater J Council, Mitchell Gallery, board of St. John’s College, Leadership Greater Washington, the Washington Metropolitan Dialogue of Civic Leaders on Faith, the board of her co-op, and she is a member of the ethics committee of a local nursing home. Fawcett graduated from Georgetown University Law Center. She is also a member of the Maryland, New Jersey, and New York bars, and the National Academy of Elder Lawyers.
Barnard Fund Committee Chair
Daphne Fodor Philipson ’69
retired as a partner at the private equity firm of E. M. Warburg Pincus, where she focused on investor relations. A certified public accountant, she also has an MBA from Columbia’s Business School. She is on the boards of both planned parenthood Hudson peconic and the Leadership Council of planned parenthood Federation of America. Daphne currently serves on the Barnard Fund Committee and has been on the Fellowship and Leadership Assembly Committees. She received the Award for Service to Barnard in 2009.
Lois Lempel Weinroth ’63
is a partner in the structured- finance group at Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP. Originally in the corporate group, she has practiced law at the firm since her 1968 graduation from Columbia Law School. A zoology major, she worked at a publishing company to assist in creating a college- science-textbook division, and at an advertising agency. Weinroth is a director of the Centre Pompidou Foundation and MCC Theatre Company and is the president of her co-op/condo. She previously served on the president’s Advisory Council. A recent widow, Lois has two step-children and four grandchildren.
Barbi Appelquist ’98
is a Barnard Alumnae Admissions Representative (BAAR) and active with the Barnard Club of Los Angeles. She has served on the Alumnae Association’s Bylaws, Leadership Assembly, and Nominating Committees and as a class co-vice president. Married with one daughter, Barbi practices pro bono corporate and nonprofit law in Los Angeles.
Fellowship Committee Chair
Kimberlee Halligan ’75
majored in art history and pursued graduate study in linguistics at Columbia University’s School of Arts & Sciences. previously in marketing communications and event planning in both the profit and not-for-profit sectors, she has been working in Manhattan residential real estate for the past seven years. Halligan, a licensed associate real estate broker with prudential Douglas Elliman, now specializes in the sales of co-ops, condos, and investment properties. Her tips for first-time home buyers have appeared on AOL’s real estate Web site. She has been a member real estate panels for Barnard’s Financial Fluency, Barnard Business and professional Women (BBPW), and Columbia University’s Work/Life Housing initiative. In addition to serving on the Fellowship Committee, Halligan is co- president of BBPW and a member of Barnard’s professional and Leadership Development Committee; she also served on the Reunion Committee for the 35th reunion of her class and is now class networking chair.
Reunion Committee Chair
Patricia Tinto ’76
an English major, launched a communications career after responding to a job posted at Barnard for a community affairs coordinator in the New York State Senate. Her career has included serving as a speechwriter, communications director for the Senate Finance Committee, press officer for Fernando Ferrer, and media relations director for a citywide political campaign. Tinto has led grassroots and media efforts for health-care organizations, public-benefit corporations and nonprofit groups. She’s studied at the Università per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. Previously, she has been a member of the AABC board, Regional Networks Committee chair, and president of the Barnard Club of Connecticut.
Nominating Committee Candidates
Jessica Gillmor Adams ’99
majored in economics, and, after working in leveraged finance at Salomon Smith Barney, she became an institutional investor at TCW, Kingsland. She then moved to primus, where she was the portfolio manager of a $400 million high-yield fund. In 2008, she moved from New York City to Nashville, Tennessee, where she now lives with her husband, James, and is a stay-at-home mother to their son, Clayton. While in New York, she was an active fund-raiser for the New York Junior League, co-chairing the Spring 2008 silent auction, and for the young Volunteers for Mount Sinai Hospital. In 2009, she chaired two events to benefit the Nashville Ballet and recently has become active in fund-raising for juvenile diabetes. She cherished her years at Barnard, and welcomes the opportunity to become significantly more involved in perpetuating its legacy for other women.
Sharon Dizenhuz ’83
has been a journalist for more than 20 years, 10 of which were at New York 1 News, as anchor and senior correspondent, covering everything from top New York City cultural and pop culture events, to both attacks on the World Trade Center, to local election returns. She credits her double major at Barnard in English literature and art history for her writing strengths, love of New York City, and the world of ideas. She has served as a BAAR for nearly a decade, and is now involved with the Westchester Alma Maters. Currently working on a book, she is also raising her three small children, with the hope that her eldest, Samantha, 11, will enter the Barnard Class of 2020.
Noessa Higa ’98
is president of Visionaire Media, a multi-platform media company dedicated to producing films, documentaries, and social media that promote cross-cultural dialogue. She is also involved in iDiplomacy, a public- private initiative to empower individuals to participate in public diplomacy. Higa majored in American studies with a concentration in film, and has been an active BAAR in Los Angeles since graduation.
Myra Greenspoon Kovey ’65
a history major at Barnard, went on to graduate from George Washington University School of Law. Now retired from practice, she has spent many years as a member of the Barnard-in-Washington Club board of directors, and several as co-president and president of the club. Myra has just completed a term as AABC Regional Networks chair and also served on this year’s reunion Awards Committee. She and her husband live in Chevy Chase, Md.
Ulana Lysniak ’87
an English major, remains involved with Barnard as president of her class, member of the Reunion Committee, and now as her class fund co-chair. After graduation she played basketball professionally in Europe, was an assistant coach of basketball at the 1996 Olympics, and was elected into Columbia University’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Class. She is now pursuing her doctoral degree at Columbia University’s Teachers College. Ula has been a professor in the exercise science and physical education department at Brooklyn College for the past 10 years. She has completed 21 marathons, including the Boston Marathon the past three years.
Deborah Newman Shapiro ’79
is the president and CEO of WFS Services, Inc., a full-service receivables management firm providing a variety of technology-based services to the hospital and physician marketplace. In addition to her Barnard degree, she has an MBA from Ohio State University. Shapiro has served the College as her class president and was the Alumnae Association Reunion Committee chair from 2005 to 2007. A BAAR, she is also her class correspondent, a member of the Fellowship Committee, and a representative of Barnard at local college fairs.