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, 2015. The committee nominates one person for each position; six candidates have been nominated for three places on the nine-member Nominating Committee. Thank you to the three outgoing members of the Nominating Committee: Jan Vinokour ’72 (chair of the committee this year), Glenda Smiley ’09, and Ruth Stein ’62. Thank you to our outgoing board members for leadership in the Alumnae Association: Interim Treasurer Daphne Fodor Philipson ’69, Alumna Trustee Mary Ann LoFrumento ’77, Director-at-Large/Project Continuum Committee Chair Joan Jankell ’58, Professional and Leadership Development Committee Chair Maryam Banikarim ’89, Leadership Assembly Committee Chair Nicole Lowen Vianna ’81, and Regional Networks Committee Chair Carole Tedesco ’89.


A postcard ballot is included in this issue. Please mail completed ballots OR vote online via no later than May 1, 2015. Results will be shared at the Annual Meeting on May 30, 2015, during Reunion.

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Katherine Plourde ’73

Katherine serves on the boards of Pall Corporation, a filtration company; OM Group, a specialty-chemicals producer; and 120 East End Avenue Corporation. She previously served on the boards of Asphalt Green and the National Child Labor Committee. She was rated the top specialty-chemical analyst for 10 years in the annual Institutional Investor poll from 1987 to 1997 during her tenures as principal at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and managing director of Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to that time, she was a vice president at Dean Witter Reynolds and at U.S. Trust Company. She holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University.


Anastasia Andrzejewski ’97

Anastasia is the president of George’s Toy Chest, which connects an international clientele with vintage and antique collectibles; its emphasis is on antique toys. A history major at Barnard, she also holds a master’s in women’s studies and history from Oxford University. Prior to running George’s Toy Chest, she held several communications, marketing, and research positions for both corporations and nonprofit organizations. She has previously served on the Alumnae Reunion Committee and as a class correspondent.

Alumna Trustee

Linda Sweet ’63

Linda has been a partner with Management Consultants for the Arts since 1984. She began her museum career at the Brooklyn Museum and was dean of the department of public education at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is a member of the American Alliance of Museums and a board member of the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. She is a board member of the Alumnae Association of Barnard, chair of its Annual Fund Committee, and former chair of Leadership Assembly. She holds a master’s from New York University and a certificate from Columbia Business School’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management.

Leadership Assembly Committee Chair

Jennifer Feierman ’09

Jennifer majored in religion and is a first-year student at Columbia Business School. Since graduating from Barnard she has worked in the nonprofit sector, focused on fundraising for educational institutions including the East Harlem School and Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science. She is now the Fund Chair for the Class of ’09 and recently finished her first year on the Leadership Assembly Committee. She previously served as class correspondent and as a member of her class committee.

Project Continuum Committee Chair

Doralynn Pines ’69

Doralynn is an independent art historian and consultant to museums and libraries. Prior to that she was on the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art for more than 35 years, serving as the associate director for administration for more than 10 years. She is currently secretary to the board of the College Art Association and a board member and chair of the collections committee of the Shaker Museum and Library, Mount Lebanon, as well as chair of the finance committee of the International Center of Medieval Art. She is a member of the advisory council of the department of art history and archaeology at Columbia, and of Project Continuum at Barnard.

Professional and Leadership Development Committee Chair

Rochelle Cooper-Schneider ’84

As the CEO of SuccessLeaders, Rochelle has spent the last 25 years advising and coaching senior global Fortune 100 leaders and teams to achieve success in their roles. She holds a PhD in organizational psychology from Columbia and has held positions at JPMorgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, and Bell Labs. She is on the faculty of Hofstra University’s Frank Zarb School of Business and is a member of the Leadership Council of Barnard’s Athena Leadership Center.

Regional Networks Committee Chair

Pat Tinto ’76

Pat recently became the director of communications and marketing at the Westchester Jewish Center. Formerly, she was director of communications and marketing for Patricia Lynch Associates, Inc./PLA New York, a government affairs and media relations firm. Following her passion for all things Italian, Pat recently founded the salon—Vini, Vitti, Dici—Wines, Food, and Conversation Italian Style! She is a member of the board of directors of the Barnard Business and Professional Women group of the AABC. Previously serving two terms on the AABC board, she headed the board’s College-wide Reunion program and chaired the Regional Networks Committee.


Nominating Committee Candidates

The three alumnae elected from the six candidates below will join Lisa Wroblewski Gottardo ’87, Susan Sommer Klapkin ’76, Lisa Lin ’98, Nancy Manne ’80, Hannah Roth ’06, and Emmanuel St. Jean ’04 on the Nominating Committee next year. Please vote for up to three of the following candidates for the AABC Nominating Committee: 

Shira Albagli ’13 is passionate about creating public and private partnerships and does advocacy work at the United Nations, Gates Foundation, and the Representation Project. While a student, she was a resident assistant and an Athena Scholar. As a member of the Barnard Club of Northern California, she founded a San Francisco Athena Masterminds chapter, building a mentorship community between senior female executives and women new to the workforce.

Barbara Izenstein Ellis ’64 majored in Latin and Ancient Greek and received a master’s in Latin from Columbia. She spent her professional life teaching Latin and ancient Greek, first at Dalton School in Manhattan, and then, for most of her career, at Fieldston in the Bronx. Barbara has served on the boards of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School and Hillel New York. More recently, she has served as an officer on the boards of Dorot and the Cornwall Library.

Eileen McCorry ’70 recently retired after over 30 years as a marketing and communications executive and consultant in the pharmaceutical/health care industry. She was an English major and prior to returning to Columbia for an MBA in 1980, she taught high school English. She has been a class correspondent and fund cochair and is currently president of the Barnard Class of 1970 and copresident of the Barnard College Club of New York. She also serves on the Project Continuum Committee.

Mich Nelson ’90 lives in Portland, Ore., where she works in the wine industry. She was the founder of the Tasting Room Managers Network, a wine-industry professional networking organization, and runs her own wine education business, Free Spirit Wines, in addition to working for local wineries. She is active in the local networking group, Women of Willamette, where she founded and chaired their young women’s scholarship committee for several years. Mich has been a Barnard class officer for the past 15 years and has led the regional Barnard alumnae club in Portland for the past three years. She attended the 2014 Leadership Assembly and recently became a Barnard Alumna Admissions Representative for the Portland area.

Linda Chang Reals ’92 majored in economics at Barnard and worked for many years in finance and human resources. In 2003, Linda returned to Barnard to start the financial fluency program for students, which she taught until 2010. Since then, Linda has remained connected with Barnard by serving as the cochair for her Class Fund, a board member of the Barnard Club of Connecticut, and a Barnard Alumnae Admissions Representative.

Ellen Shaw ’89 is a nurse practitioner in the pediatrics department of the Columbia University Medical Center. While at Barnard she majored in urban studies and completed the double-degree program with JTS. She moved to Brooklyn after graduation and worked for several years as a community health educator before enrolling in a master’s degree program in nursing at Yale University. She is grateful for the support that an AABC Fellowship provided toward her graduate education. She regularly speaks on panels for Barnard students considering health care careers. Ellen is a long-time Annual Fund volunteer and served as Fund Chair for her class from 2009-2014.

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