The Princeton AlumniCorps Board of Directors recently elected six new members to the Board, including a new Chair. Five members have been elected to three-year terms: Liz Duffy ’88, David Huebner ‘82, Tonya Miles ‘82, Juana Pacheco ’90, and Andrew Protain ’08. Amy Olivero ’13 will be serving a one-year term reserved for a recent Project 55 fellow. Additionally, Duffy was elected as the Chair of the Board during a special meeting of the directors held in April. All terms became effective June 1, 2015.
These new members succeed Marsha Rosenthal ’76, Andrew Goldstein ’06, Anthony Quainton ’55, Richard Walker ’73, and Scott Taylor ’75, whose terms expired on May 31. As Chair, Duffy succeeds Kenly Webster ’55, who served as Chair during 2014-15. Webster remains on the Board ex officio as the President of the Class of 1955 and Immediate Past Chair of AlumniCorps.
Also at the May Board meeting, four current Board members were re-elected for three-year terms. These members are Anne Goldstein ’79, Kef Kasdin ’85, Dana Malman Warren ’03, and Dana Weinstein ’12. Three officers were also re-elected to serve additional terms: Kathy Miller ’77 as President, Leesy Taggart ’78 as Secretary, and Charlie Mapes ’55 as Treasurer.
We welcome all our new Board members and thank all our outgoing Board members for their service!
Liz Duffy ’88
Elizabeth Duffy ’88 became the president of International Schools Services on July 1, 2015. She previously served for twelve years as the Head Master of the Lawrenceville School. Before joining Lawrenceville, Liz was the executive director of the Ball Foundation and served in leadership roles at the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. She is currently a trustee of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and has served on the Executive Committee of the National Association of Independent Schools.
Liz graduated from Princeton with an AB in Molecular Biology, magna cum laude, and holds an AM in Administration & Policy Analysis from Stanford University’s School of Education, as well as an MBA and Public Management Certificate from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. Her history with Princeton AlumniCorps stretches to the first years of Project 55, when as the staff coordinator for the Student Volunteers Council at Princeton she helped advocate for the fellowship program on campus. She subsequently served three terms on the Project 55 Board (1997 to 2008). As chair of the Board’s nominating committee during this time, Liz was instrumental in crafting the long-term transition strategy that has successfully included younger generations in the leadership of the organization. Following a search and recommendation by the nominating committee, chaired by Arthur McKee ’90, the AlumniCorps Board of Directors voted unanimously to elect Liz as the first AlumniCorps Board Chair not from the Class of 1955.
David Huebner ’82
David Heubner ’82 is a partner at Arnold & Porter, LLP in Los Angeles, California, where he focuses on international arbitration, international public law, intellectual property, and national security practices. Prior to this position, he served as Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa for 5 years. As an ambassador, David led efforts to increase program focus on areas such as education, civil society capacity building, climate change, and cyber and maritime security. During that time, he also served as a guest lecturer and seminar leader at the University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, University of Canterbury, and University of Otago. David is also a founding national board member of the Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation (GLAAD).
David graduated from Princeton University summa cum laude in 1982 with a BA in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and received his JD from Yale Law School. He is admitted to the Bars of California, New York, and the District of Columbia.
Tonya Miles ’82
Tonya Miles ’82 works as the Chief Departmental Administrator at the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) where she manages an annual operating budget of $3.9 million, provides oversight on various operations involving Litigation and Employment Law, Transactions, and Land Use, and executes human resources administration, among various other roles.
Tonya began working in the Maryland school system in the early 1990’s and was appointed to the Maryland State Board of Education by Governor Robert Erhlich ’79. In 2009, Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan named her to the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Prior to this, Tonya worked for the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) as the Director and Operations Liaison of Administration and Operations for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT®).
Tonya Miles graduated from Princeton University in 1982 with a BSE in Engineering Systems and Management and holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She was elected to the AlumniCorps Board to fill a three-year term reserved for a member of the Princeton University class in its 33rd Reunion year, in this case the Class of 1982.
Juana Pacheco ’90
Juana Pacheco ’90 is the Director of Corporate Development for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF). Before joining HSF, Juana was Executive Vice President at LATINAStyle Inc., one of the most influential publications for contemporary Hispanic women. In this role, Juana defined organizational priorities to advance the mission of the company, working directly with the President & CEO and Board of Directors. Additionally, she managed the fundraising, marketing, sales, and advertising aspects of the company. Juana is a published expert in the field of economic and community development with more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, working with organizations and entities that focus on Hispanics, women, and economic development issues.
Juana holds a Bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the National Urban Fellows Program (Baruch College CUNY). Juana, her husband, two daughters, four rescue dogs and one rescue cat live in New Jersey.
Andrew Protain ’08
Andrew Protain ’08 works for DonorsChoose, an innovative non-profit organization that generates millions of dollars in donations for public school teachers across the nation. Andrew began his work with DonorsChoose in 2008 as a Project 55 fellow. Since then, he has held various positions with DonorsChoose, moving from an Operations Associate to the User Experience Research Manager. His role as User Experience Research Manager requires that he manage the organization’s website and collect customer feedback to ensure the effectiveness and usability of the features on the website. He also develops and shares the best practices for conducting user research to the entire organization and assists with the planning of marketing campaigns.
Andrew graduated from Princeton University in 2008 with a BA in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and certificates in Neuroscience and Japanese Language and Culture. He co-chairs the New York steering committee for AlumniCorps and was a 2014-15 Emerging Leader.
Amy Olivero ’13
Amy Olivero ’13 works as an advisory associate for KPMG, a global network of professional firms that provide Audit, Tax and Advisory services. She is currently working with New York Department of Health on the Delivery Service Reform Incentive Payment (DSRIP) program for New York State Medicaid program. Prior to this, Amy Olivero served as a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia. She also worked as a research and policy analyst at the Embassy of El Salvador in Washington, DC and as a business and human resources intern for TISTA Science and Technology Corporation in Rockville, Maryland.
Amy served as a Project 55 fellow at the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services in Brooklyn, New York. She was elected to the AlumniCorps Board to fill the one-year Recent Fellow seat. Amy graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a BA in Public Policy and International Relations and a certificate in Latin American studies. During her undergraduate years, she also spent a semester at the University of Havana in Cuba.