AMEN Steering Committee

Chair: Eva Valencia

Eva Valencia

The Chair oversees and facilitates activities, events and communications with the general AMEN membership, and adheres to the AMEN bylaws and mission statement. She communicates with Bellarmine and the AMEN Advisor. The Chair also oversees and facilitates the AMEN Steering Committee in its monthly meetings and duties, prepares meeting agendas, obtains reports, and promotes consensus.

Chair-Elect: Marcia Riedel

Marcia Riedel          

The Chair-Elect shadows the Chair for a year, and then becomes Chair the following year.  She supports the Chair, helps with communications and collects final reports.

Advisor: Linda Chin

Linda Chin          

The Advisor offers historical perspective to the AMEN Steering Committee.

BMG Liaison: Susan Chavez, Nusheen Zarnegar Hall

Susan Chavez, Nusheen Zarnegar Hall

The BMG Liaison serves as resource and communication liaison between AMEN and the BMG and recruits AMEN moms to assist at specific BMG events.

Correspondence: Max Burd

Max Burd

The Corresponding Secretary sends correspondence cards, including Birthday, Christmas, Get Well, Sympathy and Thinking of You cards on behalf of AMEN.

Fall Dinner: Xochitl Curiel-Castillo & Leah Schnoor

Xochitl Curiel-Castillo, Leah Schnoor

The Co-Chairs plan and create invitations, menu, décor, and event program for an annual Fall Dinner. They also coordinate with BCP kitchen staff and Amen Steering Committee members to facilitate the event.

Fundraising: Rita Mausler & Rose Simon

Rita Mausler, Rose Simon

Fundraising chairs maintain an inventory of fundraising items and sell them at four school events. They also stock the Campus Store with these items and work closely with the AMEN Treasurer to maintain accounts.

Historian: Anita Nunes

Anita Nunes

The Historian attends AMEN-sponsored events, photographs the events and forwards the photos to the Website Chair for posting to the web.

Interest Groups: Sandra Lanoie

Sandra Lanoie

The Interest Group Liaison gathers monthly updates from AMEN Interest groups and communicates this information to the AMEN Steering Committee and AMEN Webmaster.

Membership: Bernadette Yang

Bernadette Yang

The Membership Chair encourages and manages AMEN membership through mailings to new grad moms and past AMEN members, keeps an updated list of members and distributes this list to event chairs as needed.

Moderator: Diane Seadler

Diane Seadler
Diane Seadler

The AMEN Moderator is the liaison to Bellarmine College Preparatory.

Retreat: Kim Pfahnl & Debbie Ledesma-Clem

Kim Pfahnl, Debbie Ledesma-Clem

The Retreat Chairs organize an AMEN retreat by arranging date, venue, invitation, and facilitator.  The retreat is usually scheduled in February and includes Mass.

Secretary: Catherine Edwards

Catherine Edwards

The Recording Secretary takes minutes at all monthly Board Meetings and the General Meetings, emails minutes for review prior to Steering Committee meetings, and presents final revisions for approval at the following Steering Committee meetings.

Spring Dinner: Anne Gucinski & Kim Loquaci

Anne Gucinski, Kim Loquaci

The Co-Chairs plan and create invitations, menu, décor, and event program for an annual Spring Dinner. They also coordinate with BCP kitchen staff and AMEN Steering Committee members to facilitate the event.

Treasurer: Rayanne Gustlin

Rayanne Gustlin

Serves as resource to AMEN Steering Committee members, liaison between AMEN and BCP Finance, tracks revenue and expenses, prepares budgets and financial documents, reconciles BCP financial reports with treasurer’s records, and provides monthly financial updates to the AMEN Steering Committee.

Website: Elaine Bakan

Elaine Bakan

The webmaster maintains the AMEN website by posting communications, news, events and photos. She also sends out a monthly electronic newsletter and works with Bellarmine staff and technology to stay updated.

Website-Elect: Carla DeMerritt

Carla DeMerritt

The Webmaster-Elect shadows the webmaster for one year, assisting her and training with her, in preparation for taking over the position as Webmaster the following year.