University Advancement

Natalie Doan ’03

Interim Vice President for University Advancement and Director of Donor Relations
nmdoan@owu.edu | 740-368-3015

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.

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 has a B.S. in Business Administration, concentrating in Advertising and Public Relations from Youngstown State University. She also completed her B.A. in English at OWU in 2017. 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.

Kerrie Kirkpatrick

Associate Director of Alumni Engagement and Reunions
kakirkpatrick@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. 

Catie Kocian ’17

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

Catie Kocian earned a B.A. in Music from Ohio Wesleyan University in the fall of 2017. She has previously worked to create student programming on the Ohio Wesleyan campus, and created a new model for the OWU Summer Orientation program with the Orientation team.

In her role on the Alumni Relations team, Catie manages the A/PART program, advises the Ohio Wesleyan University Student Alumni Association (OWUSAA), executes the young alumni engagement plan and oversees volunteer management for the 5th, 10th and 15th reunion classes.

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 nine 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.

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 Engagement opportunities across the country through OWU's regional Alumni Chapters, specifically focusing on the regions of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Denver, Los Angeles, 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.


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 athletics communications before finding her passion for fundraising. She has over 13 years of fundraising and leadership experience. Miranda 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, and class giving efforts for the post-50th reunion classes.

In her current role, Miranda provides leadership to the six Annual Giving team members and focuses on the comprehensive strategy and stewardship for the department. In addition, Miranda builds relationships with alumni, parents, and friends with the goal of securing annual philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan University.

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.

LeeAnn Celapino '18

Annual Giving Post-Graduate Intern
llcelapi@owu.edu | 740-368-3302

LeeAnn pursued her B.A. at Ohio Wesleyan University in both English and Zoology, as well as minored in Sociology-Anthropology. She was a Student Development Officer and supervised Ohio Wesleyan’s Phonathon Program, was a member of Ohio Wesleyan’s Student-Alumni Association and Senior Class Council, and interned in Mowry Alumni Center alongside the Annual Giving team.
 
LeeAnn now manages the Phonathon Program, co-advises Ohio Wesleyan’s Student-Alumni Association, oversees student philanthropy, including the 2019 Class Gift, as well as leads the giving efforts for the class of 2018, in addition to providing leadership and volunteer opportunities for these alumni.

Raeceen Dukehart

Assistant Director of Annual Giving Programs
rldukehart@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. She started at Ohio Wesleyan in 2016 managing Phonathon, Student Philanthropy, and the Young Alumni Program giving efforts. 

Raeceen leads the giving efforts with alumni from the 2nd-19th and 26th-45th reunion classes. 

Julia Prince Hatfield ’06

Associate Director of Annual Giving
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 joined the Annual Giving team after three years in Alumni Relations at Ohio Wesleyan.

Julia leads the giving efforts for the 20th to 25th reunion classes and manages multi-channel communications and data for the Annual Giving team.


Stewardship

Natalie Doan ’03

Interim Vice President for University Advancement and 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.

James Buggy

Major Gifts Officer
jebuggy@owu.edu | 203-767-6594 

Jim Buggy is a fundraising professional with more than 35 years of experience and represents Ohio Wesleyan in the New York City metropolitan area as well as Connecticut.

Jim has worked with a cross-section of clients as a consultant and staff member, raising more than $500 million for capital, annual, planned giving, and special event projects.

He has designed and directed capital fundraising campaigns and feasibility studies, advised on board development and strategic planning and has been a trusted advisor for organizations undergoing growth or in transformation.

Jim and his wife Lucy, OWU Class of 1985, reside in Fairfield, CT and are the parents of four daughters, Caitlin, Caroline, Sarah and Charlotte. Sarah graduates from OWU in May 2018.

Jim is Senior Warden at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fairfield and has been involved in several volunteer and professional organizations.

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

Major Gifts 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.

Ryan Jordan ’09 CFRE

Major Gifts 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.

Mitch Mackiw

Leadership Giving Officer
mmmackiw@owu.edu | 937-260-5321

Mitch earned a B.A. from Earlham College with a major in Politics. Prior to working for Ohio Wesleyan, Mitch worked in admissions at Birmingham-Southern College, and fundraising at Wittenberg University.

Mitch 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 California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

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.

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

Major Gifts Officer
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.

Wendy Young

Leadership Giving Officer
wmyoung@owu.edu | 740-368-3311

Wendy earned a B.S. from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a major in Sport Management and a minor in Judaic Studies. She has over 15 years of fundraising and event planning experience working at the American Cancer Society, Hazon, Kaplan K12 Learning Services, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Childrens Tumor Foundation, University of South Florida and Rutgers University prior to joining Ohio Wesleyan University.

Wendy builds relationships with, and provides services to alumni, parents and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with a goal of securing philanthropic support for Ohio Wesleyan. Specifically, she focuses her efforts in the Tri State area including New York City, New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island and Connecticut.


Career Services

Leslie J. Melton, M.S.Ed., NCC

Director, Career Services
ljdelerm@owu.edu | 740-368-3152

Leslie Melton joined the Office of Career Services at Ohio Wesleyan University as the Director in 2008. Prior to joining OWU, Leslie worked in Career Services at Ohio University, and interned in the Counseling and Student Development Center at Kishwaukee College. Leslie received both her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and her Master of Science in Education from Northern Illinois University. Leslie is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). She is also a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE), the College Student Educators International (ACPA), the Midwest Association for Colleges and Employers (MwACE), and the Ohio Association for Employment in Education (OAEE). Her professional interests include career counseling and coaching, event planning, student engagement, employer relations, and multicultural, international, athlete, and graduate student development.

Leslie enjoys assisting college students in reaching their educational, career, and personal goals.

Mindy B. Agin, M.S., CPRW

Assistant Director of Internships, Externships, and Student Employment
mbagin@owu.edu | 740-368-3152

Mindy Agin joined the Office of Career Services at Ohio Wesleyan University as the Assistant Director for Internships and Externships in October of 2016. Prior to joining OWU, Mindy worked for 10 years as a Career Strategist in the Career and Workforce Development Program at Jewish Family Services in Columbus, OH. Mindy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Judaic Studies and Political Science from Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from the Milano Graduate School at the New School for Social Research in NYC, NY. Mindy is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and has facilitated numerous career-related workshops on multiple topics including interviewing skills, resume writing, stress and laughter, tools and strategies for successfully navigating a job search. Her professional interests include career coaching, student empowerment and employer relations. In her current role, she networks with employers to develop internship opportunities for OWU students, works with alumni to develop externship (job shadowing) experiences and coaches students on internship success strategies. In Fall 2017, she unveiled a new intern development program to OWU students: “The Bishop Launch Project.” Mindy and her husband, Eric, live in Gahanna, OH and have three great kids and a lovable rescue dog.

Josh D. Lisko, M.Ed.

Career Coach
jdlisko@owu.edu | 740-368-3150

Joshua Lisko joined the Office of Career Services at Ohio Wesleyan University as the Career Coach in 2017. Prior to joining Career Services, Josh worked as a Residential Life Coordinator at OWU, and with honors students at the University of Cincinnati. Josh received both his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his Master of Science in Counseling: Higher Education from Youngstown State University. Josh is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). His professional interests include career counseling and coaching, event planning, student engagement, and student development. Josh enjoys assisting college students translate their college experiences into career focused points.

Jill Hayes

Office Manager, Career Services
jchayes@owu.edu | 740-368-3157

Jill joined Career Services as the new Office Manager in September, 2017. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders from St. Cloud State University. Prior to coming to OWU, Jill worked in several roles at an insurance company, serving as an administrative assistant and claims adjuster. More recently she was the secretary and co-chair of the events committee of the Columbus Mothers of Twins Club (501c3 pending). She is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). She enjoys being the face of the office, getting to know students, and connecting them to the office’s resources. Jill enjoys thrifting and sewing, and lives in Delaware with her husband and four children.

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Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH 43015
P 855-OWU-1842
F 740-368-3328
E alumni@owu.edu

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