University Advancement

Natalie Doan ’03

Vice President of University Advancement
nmdoan@owu.edu | 740-368-3015

Natalie oversees the University’s Alumni Relations, Development, and Career Services teams while supporting the strategic objectives of University Advancement. She is responsible for working with loyal alumni and friends to ensure the progress and success of the ongoing $200 million Connect Today, Create Tomorrow campaign.

Natalie joined Ohio Wesleyan in October 2012 as a development officer for planned giving and became director of donor relations in October 2014.

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.


Kathryn Earls

Assistant to the Vice President for University Advancement and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
kjearls@owu.edu | 740-368-3312

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.

Kathy holds a B.A. in criminal justice from the Ohio State University. She has over 13 years of experience in higher education.

Sue E. Haidle

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

Sue 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.

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.


Advancement Operations

Rebecca Sherman

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

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.

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.

Jaime Douce ’08

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

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.

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.

Paula Eyerman

Senior Associate Director of Advancement Operations and Data Specialist
pdeyerma@owu.edu | 740-368-3318

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

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.

Joni Garloch ’17

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

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

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.

Tess Ireland Hallinan ’07

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

Tess Ireland Hallinan works remotely from Denver, assisting Advancement Operations with constituent research. She 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. She served on the Advisory Board of OWU’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum from 2009 until 2018.


Alumni Relations

Katie Webster, CFRE

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

Katie leads the Office of Alumni Relations and works to create meaningful opportunities for connection for alumni with their alma mater. Her office coordinates the annual Reunion Weekend in May and Homecoming & Family Weekend in October, in addition to other signature and regional events around the country. Katie also works with the Ohio Wesleyan Alumni Association and Alumni Board of Directors.

Katie earned a B.A. from John Carroll University with a major in Communications. She has over 20 years of experience in non-profit settings, relationship management, and advancement leadership. She originally joined OWU as the 50th Reunion Program Director and also oversaw the 45th and 55th reunions.

Alanna Henderson ’18

Assistant Director of Young Alumni and Student Engagement

ahenderson@owu.edu l 740-368-3944

Alanna is responsible for the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of young alumni and aims to create opportunities for young alumni to become further engaged with Ohio Wesleyan. She provides support to the student alumni association, senior class council, and develops programming that builds a student’s understanding of their future role as alumni and the Alumni Admissions program. Alanna also works with alumni celebrating their 5th, 10th and 15th year reunions.

Alanna earned her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan with a major in journalism. While a student, she studied abroad through the New York Arts Program, served as an editor of The Transcript newspaper, and was a member of the senior class council. She started in Mowry as a Legacy intern in the Donor Relations department in 2016.

After graduation, Alanna worked for Delta Gamma Fraternity as a Collegiate Development Consultant supporting a new chapter at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington and traveled the country on a monthly basis to established chapters.

 

Kerrie Kirkpatrick

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

Kerrie creates meaningful engagement opportunities for OWU alumni, with a focus on affinity groups including: Greek, athletes, LQBTQ+, black, campus residence, and majors. 

Kerrie works closely with alumni celebrating their 20th, 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 60th and 65th reunions. In addition, she stewards our volunteers and communications to our general alumni base. 

Kerrie earned her B.A. from The Ohio State University in Communications with a minor in Studio Art. She has over ten years in nonprofit/higher education experience.

Ed Lenane, M.Ed.

Associate Director of Regional Alumni Engagement
ewlenane@owu.edu | 740-368-3307

Ed is responsible for strategic vision, planning, development, measurement, and execution of an effective regional alumni engagement program.  His primary areas of focus include the Boston, Cleveland, Columbus, New York City and Washington DC regions. Other regions of focus include Los Angeles, San Francisco, Nashville and Houston.

Ed also works with the Career Connection Office to engage alumni in supporting the strategic vision of the Career Connection program, both on campus and regionally.

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 thirteen years of University Advancement experience and over 25 years in Higher Education. 

Patty Newby

Associate Director of Signature Events
panewby@owu.edu | 740-368-3330

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. Patty is responsible for signature events such as Homecoming & Family Weekend, Reunion Weekend, regional holiday events, and more. Patty works closely with Reunion Committee volunteers and focuses on enhancing the volunteer experience for all constituents.

Patty studied Organizational Development and Leadership at Saint Joseph’s University and has over a decade of University Advancement experience.  


Annual Giving

Julia Prince Hatfield ’06

Director of Annual Giving
jphatfie@owu.edu | 740-368-3042

Julia provides leadership for the Annual Giving team, which raises unrestricted support for the University through the Ohio Wesleyan Fund, academic departments, and Team OWU. Julia manages the comprehensive strategy for the department, leadership giving, multi-channel communications, and data manipulation and analysis for the Annual Giving team.

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 in 2015 after three years in Alumni Relations at Ohio Wesleyan. In prior years, she led giving efforts for the 20th to 25th reunion classes.

Elijah Berry

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
eaberry@owu.edu

Through collaboration with volunteers, Elijah focuses on class giving to Ohio Wesleyans Annual Giving Program. Elijah works with the 5-25th reunions and surrounding classes, and helps to manage video communications as well as text messaging software for the Annual Giving team.

Elijah earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mount Union in 2018 with a major in Sports Business and a double minor in Business Administration and Communications. He then went on to earn a Masters in Sport and Recreation Management from Kent State University.

 

Makenna Daniels ’15

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
mdaniels@owu.edu | 740-368-3319

In partnership with volunteers, Makenna focuses on class giving to Ohio Wesleyan’s Annual Giving programs. Makenna works with many alumni classes, including the 35th, 40th, 60th, and 65th reunions, and helps manage digital communications and fundraising efforts for the Annual Giving team.

Makenna earned her B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan in 2015 with majors in Mathematics and Religion and went on to earn a Master of Theological Studies from Boston University.

 

Andrew Diehl ’14

Assistant Director of Annual Giving – Team OWU
afdiehl@owu.edu

Andrew works with Team OWU and Battling Bishops athletics, helping to raise unrestricted funds for all 24 teams. Additionally, Andrew manages the yearly athletics fundraising campaign, including the annual “W” Association golf outing.

A 2014 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan, and four-year letter winner for the track and field team, Andrew went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Lawrence University. Prior to returning to Ohio Wesleyan, he was the Head Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Coach at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Mandy Gettman

Assistant Director of Annual Giving
mmgettman@owu.edu | 740-368-3045

Mandy leads the annual fundraising and communication efforts for the Parents Fund and OWU Parent Community and she manages the Parents Leadership Council. Mandy is also responsible for leadership giving and she oversees the giving and volunteer efforts for the 30th reunion class.

Mandy earned a B.S. in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Transportation & Logistics from The Ohio State University.

 


Stewardship

Maureen Feeney Reese

Associate Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
mereese@owu.edu | 740-368-3308

Maureen assists the Director of Donor Relations. Through stewardship, she works to build lifelong relationships with donors and their alma mater.

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 20 years of experience in higher education and has been in University Advancement for nine years.



Planned Giving

Jenny Batchelder

Jenny Batchelder

Assistant Vice President, University Advancement and Director of Gift Planning
jajoerge@owu.edu | 740-368-3043

As Assistant Vice President of University Advancement, Jenny oversees Annual Giving, 50th Reunion giving, and Foundation efforts for OWU, while managing the Advancement budget and Connect Today, Create Tomorrow progress and goals.

As Director of Gift Planning, Jenny provides philanthropic planning guidance to alumni, parents, and friends of OWU. She also works with the Tower Society, OWU’s recognition society for donors who have made estate provisions for the University.

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 more than 10 years of University Advancement experience.

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

Lauren Vermilion

Associate Director of Advancement
levermil@owu.edu | 740-368-3014

Lauren leads the effort in planning and fundraising for the 45th, 50th, and 55th reunions. She works closely with alumni ensuring reunions are meaningful and fun.

Lauren earned a B.A. in History from Otterbein College and a Master’s of Higher Education from Kent State University. She came to OWU in 2015 and has nearly a decade of experience in nonprofit philanthropy. 

Lauren resides in Delaware with her husband and two children.

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.

Ryan Jordan ’09 CFRE

Major Gifts Officer
trjordan@owu.edu | 617-386-6249

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 focuses his efforts in Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Upstate New York.

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 as junior board member (2014-2017) on the Woltemade Center's Alumni Advisory Board.

 

   

Mitch Mackiw

Leadership Giving Officer
mmmackiw@owu.edu

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 focuses his efforts in the New England territory, which includes: Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

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.

 

Jake McNabb

Major Gifts Officer
jzmcnabb@owu.edu | 865-566-4455

Jake builds relationships with, and provides service to, alumni, parents, and friends of Ohio Wesleyan University with the goal of securing philanthropic support for the University. Specifically, he focuses his efforts in New York City, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida.

Jake earned a B.A. from Emory & Henry College with a major in Economics. He has held numerous positions in higher education philanthropy, including prospect research, annual giving, and major gifts. Prior to joining Ohio Wesleyan, Jake worked in advancement at Duke University.

 

Annie Griffith Seiler ’75

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

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.; and Virginia.

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.

 

Dacy Sams Wilcox CFRE

Senior Major Gifts Officer
dlwilcox@owu.edu | 740-368-3922 | 937-935-4024 (cell)

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 Alabama, California, Georgia, Indiana, NW Ohio, New Mexico, and Texas.

Dacy has 15 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 B.A. in English and M.A. in journalism.

 


Career Connection

Megan Ellis ’05

Executive Director, OWU Career Connection
mrellis@owu.edu | 740-368-3149

Megan earned a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University with an Economics Management major and Psychology minor and a Master's of Education in Higher Education from Pennsylvania State University with an Certificate of Institutional Research.

Megan is responsible for designing and implementing the OWU Career Connection which will be a wholistic four-year program preparing OWU students for life and professional success. She works closely with students, faculty and staff, alumni, community members, and corporate partners to create opportunities for personal and career development for OWU students.

Megan is also the Director of the Delaware Entrepreneurial Center at OWU and an advisor for Delta Gamma OWU Chapter and Hillel. 

Mindy B. Agin, M.S., CPRW

Assistant Director for Internships and Externships
mbagin@owu.edu | 740-368-3152

Mindy coaches students on internship success strategies, networks with employers to develop internship opportunities, and works with alumni to develop externship (career exploration) experiences. She helped create “The Bishop Launch Program," an intern development program designed to help students become confident, competent and competitive internship and job seekers.

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 BA in Judaic Studies and Political Science from Emory University and an MS in Human Resources Management from the New School for Social Research in NYC, NY. Mindy is a Certified Professional Resume Writer and member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Jill Hayes

Career Connection Coordinator, StAP Coordinator, & Legacy Internship Coordinator 
jchayes@owu.edu | 740-368-3157

Jill plans and executes the Career and Graduate School Fair and the Internship & Summer Job Fair. She coordinates student programming and appointments and on-campus recruiting for Career Connection. As coordinator of the Student Assistantship Program and Legacy Internship Program, she aids students in gaining practical work experience through on-campus opportunities.  Jill joined Ohio Wesleyan in 2017.   Jill earned a B.E.S. in Communication Disorders from St. Cloud State University in 2001. 

Carolyn T. Lammert, MLHR

Assistant Director, Career Catalyst Program and Liaison for the Economics and Business Department
ctlammer@owu.edu | 740-368-3549

As Assistant Director, Career Catalyst Program and Liaison for the Economics and Business Department, Carolyn is responsible for educating students about career resources and connecting them to great internship and job opportunities with the ultimate goal of preparing them for life after OWU!

Carolyn has a Bachelor’s Degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Labor and Human Resources from The Ohio State University. She has a wealth of experience in multi-level corporate recruiting, student advising and internship program management.

Leigh Mascolino, M.S./Ed.S.

Director of Career Development
lemascolin@owu.edu  | 740-368-3152

Leigh oversees the Career Connection office, supervises staff, and provides strategic leadership in the OWU Career Connection program. She provides individualized career coaching to students and establishes rapport with staff, faculty, employers, and Alumni to expand job prospects and graduate/professional opportunities for OWU students.

Leigh has a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio State and an M.S./Ed.S. in Career Counseling from Florida State, where she was trained under the Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory. She is a Certified Professional Career Coach (CPCC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and an MBTI Certified Practitioner. Leigh served as President of the Ohio Career Development Association and has most recently worked as the Manager of Career Services in the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State.

Janelle Valdinger ’19

Career Catalyst, Pre-Professional Science & STEM Liaison
jlvaldin@owu.edu | 740-260-3929

As a Career Catalyst (Pre-Professional & STEM Liaison), Janelle is responsible for guiding students throughout all facets of their career path.  She connects students to resources within the Career Connection office, builds lasting relationships with employers to expand our student’s access to outstanding internship and job opportunities, and collaborates with faculty and staff to support program development.

Janelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in both Geography and Environmental Science from Ohio Wesleyan University.  Along with her position here at OWU, Janelle is a full-time GIS Technician for the City of Delaware.  She has an extensive professional background in science-based fields such as chemistry, animal science, genetics, geographic information systems, and medical laboratory science.

Janelle's office is located at the DEC in room 110.

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