Engaging and Representing Alumni

F&M Alumni Association Board

The Franklin & Marshall College Alumni Association Board of Directors works to advance the welfare of the College and its alumni.

Members of the Board volunteer their time and talent by attending three on-campus meetings each year and regular Committee and Board calls throughout the year, by leading and participating in College events on and off campus, by serving other volunteer organizations of the College, by mentoring current students, and by committing to give to the College annually

Members of the Board have tremendous pride in the College and in their fellow alumni, and promote that pride to their fellow alumni and those in their communities at every opportunity. 

Are you passionate about F&M? Do you think F&M can benefit from your experience and creativity? If you answered yes to these questions, or know of a fellow alumnus or alumna who fits this description, please submit a nomination for Board Membership. Learn more here.

Meet The Board 

Current Alumni Board Members are listed below:
  • Brian T. Rutter '87

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    Affiliation: President

    Major: Business/Management

    Hometown: Washington, D.C.

    Occupation: Vice President, Marketing

    Employer: NACS

    Employer Address:
    1600 Duke Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314-3466

    Preferred Contact Number: 202-255-3371

    E-Mail Address: btrutter@hotmail.com

  • Jack Shilling, M.D., '89

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    Affiliation: Vice President 
    Major: Economics 
    Hometown: Ambler, Pa.
    Occupation: Director, Orthopaedic Adult Reconstruction Program
    Employer: Cooper University Health Care
    Employer address: 1 Cooper Plaza, Camden, NJ 08103
    Preferred Contact Number: 267-441-1563
    Email address: jws1666@gmail.com

  • Lisa Brooks '85

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    Affiliation: Treasurer 

    Major: Drama/Psychology

    Hometown: Houston, Texas

    Occupation: Teacher/Organizing Consultant

    Employer: Personal Organizer

    Employer Address:
    1012 Bartlett St.
    Houston, TX 77006-6567

    Preferred Contact Number: 713-206-9581

    E-mail Address: htownlisa@gmail.com

    Why I Love F&M: I love F&M because it was here that I began to grow into the person I've become. I finally met people who are like me, and people who made me believe it was a good thing to work hard and do well in my education. I have stayed engaged because I think the work that F&M does today is even more significant in the world now. Teaching people how to think, not preparing them for one specific job, is more important than ever. My work on the Alumni Association Board, as well as my work as my local alumni chapter chair, and as a Regional Team Leader for the FAN network allows me to engage and connect with other alumni, current students and families, and future students on many different levels. The social aspect of feeling at home among Fummers never goes away.

  • Christine Corkran Kretkowski, Esq., '05

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    Affiliation: Past president

    Major: Government

    Hometown: Baltimore, Md.

    Occupation: Associate Director, Corporate Counsel - M&A

    Employer: Tyco International

    Employer Address:
    607 14th Street NW, Suite 550
    Washington, DC 20005-2014

    Preferred Contact Number : 443-690-8822

    E-mail Address: christinemcorkran@gmail.com

    Why I Love F&M: My decision to attend F&M was and continues to be a lifelong investment with valuable returns.  During my four years as a student, F&M provided me with a foundation of critical thinking skills and character that I now use every day in my profession. F&M introduced me to some of my closest friends and challenged me through scholarship, athletics and other extracurricular opportunities.  Now, through my work on the Alumni Association Board, F&M allows me to engage our alumni and future alumni in the life and legacy of the College and to represent alumni interests to the broader College community.  F&M is a name and a place and a set of experiences that I carry with me -- on my resume, on my clothes at the gym, in conversation and among my family and friends.  Because it is always with me, I want to ensure that the College's legacy continues and that it remains a place attended, respected and cherished by many.

  • Aaron C. Bass III '01

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    Affiliation: Future Alumni Committee

    Major: Sociology

    Hometown: Elkins Park, Pa.

    Occupation: Chief of Staff/Principal

    Employer: KIPP Philadelphia Schools

    Employer Address:
    5070 Parkside Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Preferred Contact Number: 215-307-3271

    E-mail Address: abass@kipp.org

  • Katie Oppenheimer Berkey, Esq., AICP, '05

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee

    Major: American Studies, minor in Urban and Social Public Policy

    Hometown: Fort Myers, Fla.

    Occupation: Attorney at Law and Certified Land Planner

    Employer: Pavese Law Firm

    Employer Address:
    1833 Hendry St.
    PO Drawer 1507
    Fort Myers, FL 33902-1507

    Preferred Contact Number: (239) 336-6280

    E-mail Address: berkey.katie@gmail.com

    Why I Love F&M: I discovered myself, my passions, and my husband at F&M.  These are just a few reasons why F&M will always be at the heart of who I am.  I am forever grateful to F&M for my education, my profession, and my family!  As a "thank you" for all the College has given me, I am pleased to make charitable gifts to the College throughout the year and honored to serve on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, as a volunteer with the Franklin & Marshall Admission Network (FAN), as the Chair and Alumni Board Liaison to the Florida Regional Chapter of the Alumni Association, and as a mentor to current students and alumni.

  • Akhil Bery '09

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    Affiliation: Alumni Communities Committee

    Major: History 

    Hometown: Arlington, Va./New Delhi

    Occupation: Research Assistant, South Asia Division

    Employer: McLarty Associates

    Employer Address:
    900 17th St. NW Ste. 800
    Washington, DC 20006

    Preferred Contact Number: 857-498-8184

    E-mail Address: abery87@gmail.com

  • Jean Mary Bongiorno '97

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    Affiliation: Alumni Communities Committee

    Major: Art History 

    Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.

    Occupation: Assistant Director, Visitor Services

    Employer: The Museum of Modern Art  

    Employer Address:
    11 W. 53rd St.
    New York, NY 10019-5497

  • Mayra Guevara Bontemps '98

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee

    Major: Business/Management

    Hometown: Sugar Land, Texas

    Occupation: Senior Program Officer

    Employer: Houston Local Initiatives Support Corp.

    Employer Address: 1111 North Loop W, Houston, TX 77008

    Preferred Contact Number: 832-344-6068

    E-Mail Address: mjguev@hotmail.com

  • Mary Cahalane '82, P'12

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee, Co-Chair

    Major: Drama/English

    Hometown: Plantsville, Conn.

    Occupation: Fundraising Consultant

    Employer: Hands-on Fundraising, LLC

    Employer Address:
    187 Miller Farm Road.
    Plantsville, CT 06479-1481

    Preferred Contact Number: 860-276-8064

    E-mail Address: mcahalane@cox.net

    Why I Love F&M: Our relationship didn’t start on the best footing. We first met in January. F&M didn’t look so well. And to be honest, F&M was a rebound relationship. But in four years, the relationship blossomed into a love affair. I learned, I played, I grew. I found professors who treated me like family. I made relationships that have lasted a lifetime. Then F&M sealed the deal: I met my husband. Since then, F&M has been a part of our lives. We visited as often as we could. We sighed over the good old days. We loved reunions and the chance to reconnect. I heard myself evangelizing about the education you can only get at a liberal arts college. And 30 years after we arrived, we sent our son to begin his own F&M experience. Serving on the Alumni Association Board is an honor and a joy. I’m prouder than ever of my school. It might not have been love at first sight. But it will be a relationship for life.

  • Patricia Millet Claybrook '84

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    Affiliation: Alumni Communities Committee

    Major: Sociology

    Hometown: Medford, N.J.

    Occupation: President and CEO

    Employer: Jidan Cleaning

    Employer Address: 617 Stokes Road, Medford, NJ 08055-3097

    Preferred Contact Number: 609-714-8266

    E-Mail Address: pat@jidancleaning.com    

  • Bonnie Cox '86

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee

    Major: American Studies

    Hometown: Enfield, Conn.

    Occupation: Leadership Giving Officer

    Employer: Springfield College

    Employer Address:
    263 Alden St. 
    Springfield, MA 01109

    Preferred Contact Number: 413-388-1008

    E-mail Address: boncox@me.com

     

  • Anthony J. DeMarco '84

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee

    Major: Drama

    Hometown: Mountville, Pa.

    Occupation: VP, Institutional Advancement

    Employer: Alvernia University

    Employer Address:
    Reading, PA

    Preferred Contact Number: 610-796-8282

    E-mail Address: tdemarco@lancasterbarnstormers.com

    Why I Love F&M: My four years at Franklin & Marshall College marked the best time of my life. It was a time of incredible personal growth, intellectually and socially. My best friends remain my F&M friends. I loved my F&M experience and that love for F&M remains strong 30 plus years later. I believe it is our duty as alumni to stay involved and give back to the college; to give back to the place that gave so much to me. We, F&M alumni, are the torch bearers for future generations. We, F&M alumni, are a primary voice of the College throughout the Northeast, throughout the United States and beyond.

  • Brian Eagle '99

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee

    Major: Government and Psychology

    Hometown: Mansfield, Mass.

    Occupation: Associate Director, Office of Public Policy

    Employer: Ernst & Young LLP

    Employer Address:
    200 Clarendon St.
    Boston, MA 02116-5099

    Preferred Contact Number: 571-215-6836

    E-mail Address: brian.eagle@gmail.com

    Why I Love F&M: F&M was about learning -- sometimes by doing the wrong thing -- and taking advantage of unique opportunities. The willingness of the school, my professors and my friends to help me learn from my mistakes helped me become the person I am today. I also had opportunities at F&M I now know were unique to our little school in Lancaster; where else would an undergraduate so freely be given access to a primate lab on one hand and freedom to create new clubs or organizations on the other? More importantly though, I learned the power of giving back. As a senior and graduate, I never met an alumni -- including senior Congressional staff members and name partners from major law firms -- who wouldn't take time out of their day to share their knowledge with me, or more important for a poor student, a free meal. It's that shared F&M bond that today makes me want to give back to current students and young alumni any way I can. Whether's its a conversation, a cup of coffee or serving on the Alumni Board, I want to give back to F&M ten-fold what it gave to me.

  • Justine M.B. Freisleben '07

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee

    Major: Government

    Hometown: Washington, D.C.

    Occupation: Sr. Director, Industry Relations

    Employer: Healthcare Distribution Management Association (HDMA)

    Employer Address:
    901 North Glebe Road
    Arlington, VA 22203

    Preferred Contact Number: 949-422-6713

    E-mail Address: justinembf@gmail.com

  • Nathan C. George '08

    Affiliation:

    Major: Chemistry

    Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

    Occupation: Segment Sales Specialist

    Employer: Roka Bioscience

    Employer Address:

    20 Independence Blvd. #401

    Warren, NJ 07059-2737

    Preferred Contact Number: 610-763-6456

    Email Address: ncg124@gmail.com

  • Meghan L. Godorov '06

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    Affiliation: Alumni Communities Committee, Co-Chair

    Major:  Psychology and Women’s Studies

    Minor: Sociology

    Hometown: Orefield, Pa.

    Occupation: CEO

    Employer: Meghan Godorov Consulting

    Employer Address: 5825 Ricky Ridge Trail, Orefield, PA 18069

    Preferred Contact Number: 610-533-9346

    Email Address: mlgodorov@gmail.com

    Why I Love F&M: F&M is innovative, strategic and dedicated to sustaining the future of liberal arts education. This is inspiring to me as an alumna. Serving on the Alumni Association Board allows me to connect and engage with faculty, administrators, staff and alumni who understand the institution’s past and help us partner with students to shape its future. The richness of this intersection elevates my contributions to the College as an Alumni Association Board member and escalates my pride in and appreciation for F&M every day.

  • Carrie Scranton Johnson '90

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    Affiliation: Future Alumni Committee, Co-Chair

    Major: English & Psychology

    Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.

    Occupation: Executive Director  

    Employer: Girls on the Run of Lancaster

    Employer Address:
    P.O. Box 262
    Landisville, PA 17532-0262

    Preferred Contact Number: (717) 330-7893

    E-mail Address: cjohnson@gotrlancaster.org

    Why I Love F&M: F&M feels like home to me.  The memories I have of my 4 years are amongst the happiest in my life.  The supportive environment, great coaches, open minded professors, friendly staff and the amazing friends I made changed my life!  When I walk on campus, I feel immediate hope for our future.  My wish is for my high school daughters to have a similar experience that I had at dear old F&M!

  • D.J. Korns '69, P'10

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     Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee

    Major: Classics

    Hometown: Lancaster, Pa.

    Occupation: Retired

    Preferred Contact Number: 717-575-6206

    E-Mail Address: dj.korns15@gmail.com    

  • Mary Lois Little '75

    Affiliation:

    Major: Geology

    Hometown: Golden, Co.

    Occupation: President

    Employer: Perihelion Inc.

    Employer Address:

    602 Park Point Drive, Suite 110

    Golden, CO 80401

    Preferred Contact Number: 303-809-6513

    Email Address: mariapequena1@yahoo.com

  • Amer Pharaon, Esq., '01

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    Affiliation: Alumni Communities Committee

    Major: Psychology

    Hometown: South Orange, N.J.

    Occupation: Senior Corporate Counsel

    Employer: Quest Diagnostics

    Employer Address:
    3 Giralda Farms
    Madison, NJ 07940

    Preferred Contact Number: 973-520-2738

    E-mail Address: amerpharaon@outlook.com

  • Zachary M. Richardson '77, P'19, P'20

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    Affiliation: Future Alumni Committee

    Major: Geology

    Hometown: Sedona, Ariz.

    Occupation: Owner

    Employer: Gallery of Modern Masters

    Employer Address: 671 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336

    Preferred Contact Number: 928-451-2343

    E-Mail Address: FandM@ZacharyRichardson.com 

  • Jay Ridder '91

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    Affiliation: Alumni Communities Committee

    Major: Accounting 

    Hometown: Berwyn, Pa.

    Occupation: Managing Partner

    Employer: Ernst & Young 

    Employer Address:
    621 E. Pratt St. #500
    Baltimore, MD 21202-3141

    Preferred Contact Number: (215) 300-7271

    E-mail Address: jay.ridder@ey.com

  • Edward Schechter '78

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    Affiliation: Alumni Communities Committee

    Major: Economics

    Hometown: Ardmore, Pa.

    Occupation: Consultant

    Employer: Self-employed

    Employer Address:
    205 Lippincott Ave.
    Ardmore, PA 19003-2107

    Preferred Contact Number: 215-284-7299

    E-mail Address: emschechter@gmail.com

  • Liz Smith '87

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    Affiliation: Loyalty, Pride and Traditions Committee, Co-Chair

    Major: Government

    Hometown: Doylestown, Pa.

    Occupation: VP, Human Resources and Corporate Operations

    Employer: Alliance Global Services, LLC

    Employer Address:
    181 Washington Street, Ste. 350
    Conshohocken, PA 19428-2068

    Preferred Contact Number: 610-234-4324

    E-mail Address: lsmith@allianceglobalservices.com

  • Daniel Weber, M.D., '76

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    Affiliation: Future Alumni Committee

    Major: Biology

    Hometown: Hummelstown, Pa.

    Occupation: In-house Medical Expert

    Employer: Pennsylvania Department of State

    Employer Address:
    Harrisburg, PA

    Preferred Contact Number: 717-991-2731

    E-mail Address: weberobgyn@gmail.com

  • Austin D. Williams, M.D., ‘07

    Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

    Occupation: General Surgery Resident

    Employer: Lankenau Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania

    Employer Address:

    100 E. Lancaster Ave.

    Wynnewood, PA 19096

    Preferred Contact Number: 215-205-1350

    Email Address: adwilliams5@gmail.com

Calendar of Events

Click the PDF below for a listing of 2017 Alumni Board events!

Past Presidents

Past Presidents: Alumni Association Board of Directors
1941 Scott S. Leiby '02
1942 A. LeRoy Lightner '04
1943 Martin M. Harnish '99
1944  
1945 Louis S. May '22
1946 Harvey A. Smith '14
1947 Louis S. May '22
1948 John N. Schaeffer, Jr. '34
1949 Nevin C. Harner '21
1950 John N. Schaeffer, Jr. '34
1951 Richard A. Snyder '31
1952 LeRoy K. Miller '25
1953 Samuel T. Roeder '24
1954 Anthony R. Appel '35
1955 Anthony R. Appel '35
1956 John K. DeBold '41
1957 Paul C. Gast '21
1958 A. LeRoy Lightner '42
1959 John B. Rengier '32
1960 David W. Harr '20
1961 Richard F. Kieffer, Jr. '41
1962 W. Gordon Landreth '31
1963 Samuel E. Walker '40
1964 William M. Kephart '41
1965 Thurlow A. West '51
1966 Robert J. Wimer '42
1967 Samuel M. Hauck, M.D. '25
1968 James R. Stoner, Esq. '49
1969 Charles V. Snyder, Jr., Esq. '42
1970 Richard C. Feaster '51
1971 Richard C. Feaster '51
1972 Henry W. Wiggins, Jr., M.D. '55
1973 Richard C. Hardenbergh '47
1974 Roland A. Loeb, M.D. '39
1975 Duane Poulterer '42
1976 Louis G. Shenk, Jr. '49
1977 Harry J. Shaub, Jr. '49
1978 William P. Lascheid, M.D. '46
1979 Joseph K. Stine '54
1980 Robert S. Wohlsen '50
1981 Rufus A. Fulton, Jr. '66
1982 Elizabeth C. Mackey '75
1983 Donald K. Hess '52
1984 Milton S. Samuels '40
1985 Timothy J. Stewart '64
1986 Richard W. Rogers, Esq. '57
1987 Paul E. Cooney '74
1988 Jessica H. May '70
1989 Robert J. Groden '68
1990 John S. Bonin '72
1991 Gwin M. Krouse '75
1992 H. Art Taylor '80
1993 Beverly A. Tarulli '76
1994 James Campbell '78
1995 Scott Scheele '87
1996 Joseph Nolt, Sr. '59
1997 Arthur S. Taylor '83
1998 David A. Parry '78
1999 Douglas McCormack '85
2000 Keith A. Orris '81
2001 Kittie Callaghan Abell '80
2002 R. Reeve Askew, D.C. '66
2003 Nicole Teillon Riegl '90
2004 Morris L. Garten, Esq. '89
2005 Donald W. Porter '67
2006 Raymond Sanseverino, Esq. '68
2007 Richard C. Barth, Ph.D. '71
2008 Sarah Mullane Becker '98
2009 David M. Coyne '87
2010 Paul K. Carberry '81
2011 Amy Rose Francek '97
2012 David Gordon Taylor '81
2013 Anthony DellaPelle '84
2014 Ricardo G. Rivers, MBA, '93
2015 Katie Rouff-Ward '99
2016 Christine Corkran Kretkowski, Esq. '05