University Advancement

Colleen Garland

Vice President for University Advancement
ccgarlan@owu.edu | 740-368-3015

Colleen holds a B.A. in Organizational Communication from the Ohio State University. She has over 20 years of fundraising experience and is a former president of the Central Ohio Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Colleen leads a team of thirty professionals who seek to advance the University through private support. Members of the Advancement division seek to engage alumni, families and friends in the life of the institution through meaningful volunteer involvement, partnership and financial support.

Jodi Bopp

Assistant Vice President for University Advancement
jlbopp@owu.edu | 740-368-3324

Jodi Bopp graduated from Augustana College with a major in English. She has more than 20 years’ experience in non-profit fundraising.

Jodi is responsible for integrating together and maximizing the resources of the annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, and stewardship programs.

Kathryn Earls

Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement
kjearls@owu.edu | 740-368-3312

Kathy holds a B.A. in criminal justice from the Ohio State University. She has over nine years of experience in higher education.

Kathy provides administrative support to the Vice President for University Advancement in her mission to build relationships with, and provide service to, alumni, parents, and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support.

Sue E. Haidle

Foundation Relations Manager
sehaidle@owu.edu | 740-368-3104

Sue holds a B.A. in journalism, with a minor in aviation, from Ohio State University and has more than 20 years’ experience in corporate and non-profit philanthropy.

She is responsible for identifying and soliciting foundations through grant writing, and building relationships with grantor partners. She aims to translate the great ideas of OWU's amazing faculty and staff to create compelling fundraising proposals.

Molly Vogel

Associate Director, Advancement Communications/Editor OWU Magazine
mavogel@owu.edu | 740-368-3338

Molly Vogel graduated from Kenyon College with a double major in English and Modern Languages & Literatures. She has more than 15 years experience in journalism and the non-profit sector.

Molly is responsible for writing, overseeing, and coordinating all Advancement communications. She also serves as editor of OWU Magazine.


Advancement Operations

Rebecca Sherman

Director of Prospect Research, Management, and Advancement Operations
rcsherma@owu.edu | 740-368-3305

Rebecca earned a B.A. from Bowling Green State University with a major in Business and a minor in Communications. She has over 12 years of University Advancement experience with Bowling Green State University, the College of Charleston, and Ohio Wesleyan University.

Rebecca oversees the Advancement Operations team (which includes data management, gift processing, research, analytics, reporting, training, and technology) with an emphasis on research and constituent management.

Jaime Douce ’08

Gift Processor / Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach
jcdouce@owu.edu | 740-368-3304

Jaime earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in Accounting and minor in Coaching. She also works with the Women’s Volleyball team at Ohio Wesleyan.

Jaime serves as the primary resource for designated giving areas for submission and recording of gifts and pledges, and giving related inquiries. She partners with the Accounting Department on gift allocations, reconciliations and fund reporting.

 

Paula Eyerman

Associate Director of Advancement Operations for Data Integrity and Gift Processing
pdeyerma@owu.edu | 740-368-3318

Paula earned a B.S. in Administrative Management at Bowling Green State University. She has 27 years of non-profit/higher-education experience with the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges.

Paula establishes database integrity and oversees gift processing, importing, and training.

Joni Garloch

Constituent Records Coordinator
jlgarloc@owu.edu | 740-368-3316

Joni earned a B.S. in Business Administration concentrating in Advertising and Public Relations from Youngstown State University. She has a decade of University Advancement experience.

Joni is responsible for the daily maintenance and research of our constituent records including biographical, contact, and employment information. She also provides assistance to those working with the University Advancement website.

Tess Ireland Hallinan ’07

Research Analyst
tihallin@owu.edu | 914-263-8749

Tess Ireland Hallinan has worked in the Advancement field since earning her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University where she majored in Sociology and Anthropology. While attending OWU, she was a part of Kappa Alpha Theta and the OWtsiders, Ohio Wesleyan’s co-ed a capella group.

Nicole LaMar

Associate Director of Advancement Operations
nalamar@owu.edu | 740-368-3319

Nicole holds a B.A. and a M.A. from the University of Toledo and a Certificate in Institutional Research from Florida State University.  She worked in the OWU Office of Admission from 1999-2006, and has spent ten years assisting with executive searches in higher education.

Nicole is responsible for the strategic use of data and reporting to inform strategies and maximize effectiveness of the Advancement efforts.


Alumni Relations

Katie Webster

Director of Alumni Relations
kpwebste@owu.edu | 740-368-3329

Katie earned a B.A. from John Carroll University with a major in Communications. She has over 17 years of experience in non-profit settings and advancement leadership. She worked previously at Ohio Wesleyan as the 50th Reunion Program Director and also oversaw the 45th and 55th reunions.

In her current role, Katie oversees the programs and initiatives of the Alumni Relations Office. She is responsible for working in partnership with the Alumni Association Board of Directors, supporting the 45th, 50th, and 55th reunions, creating meaningful engagement opportunities for alumni and our campus community and communications with alumni including The Ohio Wesleyan Magazine and the Bishop Banter monthly newsletter.

Chris Lemanski

Alumni Relations Assistant
cclemans@owu.edu | 740-368-3325

Chris earned a B.A. from Otterbein College with a major in Psychology and has six years of experience in University Advancement.

Chris connects with alumni on a daily basis and assists them with event registrations and the updating of contact information. She provides office support to the team in Alumni Relations.

Brad Ingles ’14

Assistant Director of Young Alumni & Student Engagement
bringles@owu.edu | 740-368-3944

Brad earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in Theatre in 2014. After a year of working for a non-profit in Columbus, Ohio, Brad has returned to work for his Alma Mater.

Brad provides support for several student groups on campus including Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs (WCSA), Senior Class Council, and Spirit and Homecoming (SHO). Brad works with the Young Alumni Committees to build relationships and create meaningful engagement opportunities focusing on the regions of Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, New York, and Washington, D.C. Brad also works closely with the Office of Admissions to support University Enrollment efforts through the Alumni/Parent Admissions Recruitment Team (A/PART).

Ed Lenane

Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations
ewlenane@owu.edu | 740-368-3046

Ed earned a B.S. in Secondary Education from SUNY Plattsburgh and a M.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of South Carolina. He has over ten years of University Advancement experience and over 25 years in Higher Education.

Ed supports Alumni & Parent Engagement opportunities across the country through OWU's regional Alumni & Parent Chapters, specifically focusing on the regions of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, New York, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Western Connecticut and Washington, D.C.

Patty Newby

Assistant Director of Signature Events and Volunteer Engagement
panewby@owu.edu | 740-368-3330

Patty studied Organizational Development and Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University and has over a decade of University Advancement experience. She is delighted to be part of the Alumni Relations Team at Ohio Wesleyan once again and is responsible for signature events such as Homecoming & Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Regional Holiday Events, and more. Patty works closely with Reunion Committee volunteers and will focus on enhancing the volunteer experience for all constituents.

Patty builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of developing and strengthening meaningful alumni communities and increasing loyalty through events and programs.

Kerrie Zazon

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Reunions
kazazon@owu.edu | 740-368-3060

Kerrie earned her B.A. from The Ohio State University in Communications. She has over eight years in nonprofit experience with seven years being in higher education.

Kerrie creates meaningful engagement opportunities for alumni of Ohio Wesleyan, with a focus on Greek and Athletics alumni. Kerrie also works closely with Reunion volunteers. 


Annual Giving (Ohio Wesleyan Fund)

Miranda Zink

Director of Annual Giving
mlzink@owu.edu | 740-368-3303

Miranda earned a B.A. in Journalism with a focus on Public Relations and Marketing from the Ohio State University. She worked in the Athletics Communications office at Ohio State University for four years, before finding her passion for fundraising. Miranda served as the Director of Development for over six years with A Kid Again. She joined OWU in 2012 as the Associate Director of the Ohio Wesleyan Fund and was promoted to the Director of Annual Giving in 2014. In prior years, she managed the Parents Fund, Parents Leadership Council, Team OWU, class giving efforts for the post 50th reunion classes, and led the team’s online presence.

Miranda provides leadership to the Annual Giving team and focuses on the comprehensive strategy and communication of the department.

Carol Burns

Secretary, Ohio Wesleyan Fund
cjburns@owu.edu | 740-368-3306

Carol earned a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Ohio University and M.S. in Audiology from Kent State University. She worked for about 12 years as an Audiologist. She then joined Ohio Wesleyan University as a secretary to the Provost so that she could both work locally as well as be active in her family’s adventures. In 2007 Carol transitioned to the University Advancement department.

Carol provides data support as well as general office guidance to Ohio Wesleyan’s Annual Giving team.

Raeceen Dukehart


Phonathon, Student and Young Alumni Program Coordinator
rldaughe@owu.edu | 740-368-3323

Raeceen earned a B.S. in Hospitality Management from the University of Findlay in 2014. She worked in the Advancement office and as a Phonathon Supervisor while pursuing her degree. Recently, she managed teams in the hospitality industry before returning to her passion, philanthropy.

Raeceen manages the Phonathon, Student Philanthropy, and leads the giving efforts for the Young Alumni Program classes, including the 5th, 10th, and 15th reunions.

Julia Prince Hatfield ’06

Assistant Director of the Ohio Wesleyan Fund
jphatfie@owu.edu | 740-368-3042

Julia earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan in 2006 with a major in Politics & Government, and an M.A. from The Ohio State University in Higher Education and Student Affairs. She joins the Annual Giving team after three years in Alumni Relations at Ohio Wesleyan.

Julia works with the classes of the 1990s, including the 20th and 25th reunions. She is also responsible for the Faculty and Staff Campaign program and data integrity and analysis for the Annual Giving team.

Pablo Villa ’13

Assistant Director of the Ohio Wesleyan Fund
pivilla@owu.edu | 740-368-3311

Pablo earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2013 with a major in Politics and Government. He previously served as the Phonathon, Student, and Young Alumni Program Coordinator.

Pablo is responsible for building leadership annual support of the Ohio Wesleyan Fund through personal outreach to alumni across the country. He also leads Ohio Wesleyan’s online fundraising efforts.


Stewardship

Natalie Doan ’03

Director of Donor Relations
nmdoan@owu.edu | 740-368-3321

Natalie earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a double major in Politics and Government and Psychology. She earned a J.D. from Capital University Law School and has been a licensed attorney in Ohio since 2006.

Natalie is responsible for designing, implementing and coordinating an institution-wide comprehensive donor relations and stewardship program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.

Maureen Feeney Reese

Assistant Director of Development, Donor Relations and President’s Circle
mereese@owu.edu | 740-368-3308

Maureen graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor’s degree in History. She earned a Master’s of Education from Miami University in educational administration. Maureen has more than twenty years of experience in higher education and has been in University Advancement for nine years.

Maureen assists the Director of Donor Relations.  Through stewardship she builds a lifelong relationship with donors and instills in them the trust that their gifts are an investment in the continuing success of the University.


Planned Giving

Jenny Joerger Batchelder

Director of Gift Planning
jajoerge@owu.edu | 740-368-3043

Jenny earned a B.A. from the University of Indianapolis in Political Science and History and a J.D. from the Ohio State University. She has eight years of University Advancement experience.

Jenny builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in Indiana, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Florida. Jenny also works with the Tower Society, OWU’s recognition society for donors who have made estate provisions for the University.

Debbie Lewis

Administrative Assistant for Gift Planning, Stewardship, Foundation, Corporate and Governmental Relations, and the 50th Reunion Program
dslewis@owu.edu | 740-368-3078

Debbie graduated from Bliss Business College in Columbus where she studied travel and tourism. She has 33 years experience working in a non-profit setting with expertise in development support, Raiser’s Edge database building and customer service.

Debbie provides administrative services to the office of Gift Planning, the 50th Reunion Program, and the office of Stewardship, Foundation, Corporate and Governmental Relations in their mission to build relationships with, and provide service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support.


Development Team

Pablo Banhos

Director of Major Gifts
pabanhos@owu.edu | 740-368-3322

Pablo earned a B.A. with majors in Political Science and International Studies and an M.A. in International and Comparative Politics, all from Wright State University.

Pablo leads a team of seven major gifts professionals. In addition, Pablo builds relationships with and provides service to alumni, parents, and friends of Ohio Wesleyan with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, he focuses his efforts in California, Washington state, and Oregon.

Mindie Burke

Administrative Assistant for University Advancement
msburke@owu.edu | 740-368-3057

Mindie provides administrative services to the Development team and AVP in their mission to build relationships with (and provide service to) alumni, parents, and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support. She has worked at OWU for four years previously working as the Gift Processor and Secretary to the Dean of Academic Affairs.

Kelly Burns

Development Officer
kmburns@owu.edu | 740-368-3996

Kelly earned a B.A. from Kent State University with a major in General Studies. She has over 15 years of University Advancement experience working at Purdue University, Kent State University, and Ohio Northern University prior to joining Ohio Wesleyan University.

Kelly builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents, and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in Ohio and the Gulf Coast States including Florida, Alabama, and Texas.

Colleen Byers ’07

Development Officer
cmbyers@owu.edu | 740-368-3309

Colleen earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in Psychology. Prior to returning to Ohio Wesleyan she worked in both university advancement settings as well as political fundraising.

Colleen builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents, and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in Northeast Ohio, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

Annie Griffith Seiler ’75

Executive Senior Gift Officer
agseiler@owu.edu | 443-691-9565

Annie earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a major in Education. She has held numerous positions at Ohio Wesleyan in the Admissions office, Alumni Relations Office and Development Office. She has 23 years of University Advancement experience.

Annie builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in Maryland; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Virginia; North Carolina; South Carolina; Georgia; and Central Ohio.

Ryan Jordan '09 CFRE

Development Officer
trjordan@owu.edu | 617-386-6249

Ryan earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with a double major in Economics with a Management Concentration and Spanish.  Prior to returning to Ohio Wesleyan, Ryan held multiple advancement positions at Kalamazoo College and the University of Vermont.  He has served on OWU’s board of trustees as a graduating class trustee (2009-2012) and is currently a junior board member (2014-present) for the Woltemade Center.

Ryan builds relationships with, and provides service to alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan with the goal of securing increased philanthropic support for the University.  He specifically focuses his efforts in Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Upstate New York.

Lauren Vermilion

Associate Director of Advancement
levermil@owu.edu | 740-368-3302

Lauren earned a B.A. in History from Otterbein College and a Master’s of Higher Education from Kent State University. She has more than five years of experience in nonprofit philanthropy.

Lauren plans and executes the 45th, 50th and 55th Reunions.

Dacy Wilcox

Director of Development 
dlwilcox@owu.edu | 740-368-3922

Dacy comes to Ohio Wesleyan with 13 years experience in higher education with time spent in professional school admissions, annual fund operations and major gifts, all at Ohio Northern University. She is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a BA in English and MA in journalism. Dacy builds relationships with and provides service to alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan with the goal of securing philanthropic support. She specifically focuses her efforts in New Jersey, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Alabama and Texas, NW Ohio and Indiana.

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